Take a small car (preferably)rear wheel drive car, strip out basically everything, add a roll cage and a fire extinguisher (do not add giant roof wing), and proceed to only turn one direction on a natural race track surface and what do you have?
Well, apparently, you have Britain’s most popular form of grass roots motor sport, Autograss.
I just found out about Autograss last week and with tons of classes for every level of racer (both financial level and skill wise) Autograss looks like a great way to have a lot of relativity cheap fun. I want in!
Sure, right now it’s done with cars we don’t generally have here in North America but I’m pretty sure a Chevrolet Chevette would do just fine (provided it had not rusted completely out by the time it hit the track) and they go for $1000 or less these days.
If for whatever reason the above pictures didn’t peak your interest take a look at the video below and tell me this doesn’t look like a ton of fun.
So far survived my intense week long training at work and managed to get posts out every day regardless so things should be easy going in the weeks to come. Thankfully this weekend is a long one so I will be able to get caught up with writing and shooting some features that should be really exciting.
In other news, recently Seche Media and Stretch and Poke sent me a bunch of stickers, and I have some coming from ‘It’s JDM Yo!‘ as well so once they all arrive I think I am going to put together a sticker pack and have some sort of contest to win a few of my surplus.
All the talk of Chevette’s above reminded me of this video, which reminded me of the Wheel Stand Fun WTF Friday I did last August.
Gotta go out to Grand Bend Drag Strip this year.