|a member went to the
Ultimate Street Car 2004
Many members have cars
or know someone that owns a car so we have a report of the “... the best
outdoor car show in Europe” -
Street Car 2004 event at Santa Pod that a member went to.
Street Car 2004 for more car madness and a massive picture
comments as posted on our
Forums by Sean O
"I finally decided to go
to this event this morning and it was nice. I went solo but met Rob at
the place. Cost £20 to get in. Tried to register to get a few runs in
but apparently I needed my driving licence, which I forgot at home and
later found out that no bikes were running today.
Saw an impressive
driving display by a guy doing a burn–out in circles in 2 cars at same
time. He would get one car spinning then jump into another and get that
spinning on the spot until you could not see the cars for the smoke.
Highlight was really
the jet powered “car”. The noise and smoke as to be seen to be believed.
I was standing well behind the “car”, in the stands and had to move due
to the heat of its engines. Found this link to a picture of the car
Also saw this car and
was surprised that the front wheels actually turn and it has a reverse
gear. The tyres are fat but as it accelerates down the track, the
centrifugal force causes it wheels to go narrow. Big engine. They say,
“There is no replacement for displacement”
Here is the
stereotypical bike engine go kart. Very rapid and insane, but then, I
ride a bike engined 2 wheeler everyday.
There were so many
people in so many different types of cars. More than 10% of the drivers
were ladies and they were very rapid in a variety of cars. Most of the
cars would cost more to insure than the value of my bike. And my bike
will piss over most of the crs there but that is not the point for these
Regardless of it being
an expensive Nissan Skyline or cheap old Vauxhall Nova they have
lavished upon their car a lot of tender loving care and time (and shit
loads of money). It becomes more than a car. It becomes grounds for a
Good day in all with
lots to see on and off track.
engine car with the "hood" up, I checked i am preety sure the
driver/pilot sits on the engine
feeling the heat from the jet engine. it got much worse!!
down the quarter mile