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Category Archives: Drifting
The Sky Insurance team recently visited Drift Limits in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire for a staff reward day out; or Drifting Training as we prefer to call it! The reason for our visit was to give our staff a taste of driving some performance cars but also sample the Motorsport of Drifting. The best way to experience Drifting is to try it for yourself, so we did!
Our experience started on a sunny but cool Sunday morning. We arrived at the Drift Limits site office at Bovingdon Airfield and were greeted by the friendly team of instructors. A leisurely but professional briefing of the days itinerary followed which we digested over cups of tea, coffee and Mars bars. The breakfast of champions! Continue reading
After what seemed like an off season which would never come to an end, the British Drift Championship (BDC) finally kicked back into gear with Round 1 last weekend at the Lydden Hill circuit in Kent.
Driftworks Phil Morrison was entered into the Super Pro category in the Team Sky Insurance / Driftworks Nissan Skyline. This well known car has been in the Driftworks stable for around eight years and has certainly seen it’s fair share of action!
Another month or so into ownership and Lauren’s stunning GT86 has seen it’s first trackday at the challenging but fun Anglesey circuit in North Wales.
“In short, the tyres seem to get a bit hot after a lap or two. But, they remain consistent and the car is easy to trail brake into a corner to tip it in, then on the throttle and you can just hold the most lurid slides!” Continue reading
Sky Insurance are proud to announce the launch of our new product – online Track Day Insurance – see our web pages for more details www.skyinsurance.co.uk/track-day-insurance. Online quotes & cover available.
Please check out the website and feel free to run a quotation through, you should be pleasantly surprised by how easy to use the website is and also the competitive pricing of our track day insurance cover. Continue reading
Our huge thanks to Driftworks member Mike Fellows for sharing this with us.
This Forza Horizon car has been designed from scratch and has taken 12 man hours to complete! Mike’s wife Lucy has spent hours performing google and forum searches to try and find 360 degree views of the 2011 version of the Team Sky Insurance/Driftworks Nissan S15 which Mike could then work from.
This year we are excited to offer a simply brilliant competition prize of an Ariel Atom Driving Experience, courtesy of our friends at www.driftlimits.co.uk . More details of the competition prize can be found here: www.driftlimits.co.uk/experiences-atom
To enter the competition please answer the following question via email:
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Driftworks Phil Morrison wrote:
As a lot of people move towards newer chassis in their build, we felt like doing something a little different. We came across an old ASCAR for sale on our own Driftworks forum. This is basically a UK NASCAR from a series that used to run at Rockingham. The cars have some incredible parts fitted. Not least an LS V8 with a dry sump, a dog engagement gearbox, and a Winters drop gear live axle (this allows you to change final drive ratios in 5 minutes)
I’d built a 20v Toyota Corolla a couple of years ago, and never quite finished it. I had to sell it on to fund real life (property purchase) but when it came back up for sale we knew that a combination of an ASCAR and an AE86 (which uses a live axle) would be hilarious.
Driven by our very own Team Sky Insurance/Driftworks Phil Morrison
Phil Morrison was lucky enough to be asked to drive the stunning new Jaguar, on closed roads, with no speed limits in a simply stunning mountain location. We’re not jealous at all Phil!
It is a sneak preview only but we’ll let the video and the engine note do the talking. Turn your speakers up! Continue reading
For the 2013 season, the Sky Insurance / Driftworks Skyline R32 has undergone some major changes. The R32 has always been the ‘second car’ in the Driftworks stable and was always over shadowed by the ground breaking Nissan S15. With the S15 now sold, and a new project being built, the R32 has been given some love, and doesn’t it look the part!
Beauty isn’t just skin deep and the’32 now runs a replacement Toyota 1JZ and Syvecs ECU as well as a few tricky new suspension tweaks to make sure it’ll qualify for competitions next season.
The engine was mapped and produced good and safe power figures of 560BHP and 555ft/lbs torque at 1.6 bar of boost. The roll cage is a work of art and also boasts Nascar door bars between the roll cage and the seats for added safely and rigidity.
2012 Sky Insurance Drifting Competition As you may know, we at Sky Insurance have had a competition running in 2012 to win a Drifting Experience day along with some Driftworks merchandise. The final date to enter the competition has now passed, thank you to everyone who has entered via the links on our affiliated car clubs or by picking up a leaflets at a car show over this year’s show season. We are very pleased to announce the following winners: 1st Prize! Glen Selfe – Glen wins a a fully paid Drifting experience day at Santa Pod! Well done Glen, we hope you enjoy your day out and also your Driftworks merchandise! Runner Up Prize 1) Ben Steventon – well … Continue reading
Driftworks has sold their Nissan S15. This car was a game changer, it set the Drift Car precedent across the UK & Europe when it was build and debuted at Silverstone way back in 2008. Built by Garage D and Driftworks the DW S15 combined a Nissan chassis with a legendary Toyota 2JZ engine. The Driftworks S15 is one of the best set up and most competitive drift cars in the world, and it has seen it’s way to the winners podium many times. At it’s last dyno session it made 696bhp with the wheels spinning, so it’s likely in the low 700′s. Brief Spec: Shell: Full Prep by Garage-D – Lightened, tubbed, stich welded, Bulkhead and tunnel fab, cage is … Continue reading
Sky Insurance are delighted to announce our recent affiliation with local Hertfordshire based company Drift Limits! Drift Limits are based at Bovingdon Airfield which is conveniently located close to Junction 20 on the M25 Motorway. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you’ll be able to hone your skills behind the wheel and maximise your driving experience in the fantastic Drift Limits Mazda MX5’s. If you have never tried Drifting then we urge you to get along to Bovingdon Airfield and give it a try; the experience will suit all driving levels, you just need a driving licence and a desire to go sideways! Here is a little taster of what you’ll be doing on your Drift Limits experience -