Burning rubber and thrills at drift expo

2015-09-03 06:00
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Joey Govender with ‘Fever’ free-ride winner Gcina Mnyipika before they took to the track.

Photos: supplied Joey Govender with ‘Fever’ free-ride winner Gcina Mnyipika before they took to the track.

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IT was all systems go for the first Wild Coast Sun Drift Expo on Saturday at the Wild Coast Sun Casino and Resort. The event attracted over 1 500 spectators and ranked as one of the best motoring shows in KZN. Events included full circuit drifting on a purpose-built track on one of the complex’s car parks, a car “Show ‘n Shine”, a car “Sound-off”, and “suicide rides” for spectators.

The day started off with the Puren Plant Hire andamp; GT Logistics team, comprising the Puren brothers Brendan and Gavin burning rubber and doing single-drift expos. They were followed around the track by 10 local and national drifters including an impressive 17-year-old Melissa Nell. MC Vic Pardell, and drivers, ensured the crowds were entertained throughout the day. Spectators also got up close and personal with drivers and cars. Suicide rides were on offer at R150 per ride to give spectators a real drift experience with professional drivers in professional drift cars which also turned out to be a hit.

Elite Car Customs hosted the Show ‘n Shine and Sound-off competitions. Fans also get up close with some of the most “pimped out” cars from the South Coast and KZN, each vying for bragging rights. Special appearances were made by car clubs The Subaru Club, Team Jabsport, and Team Stealth.

To keep the young ones entertained, a children’s area was available. Catering was supplied by The Wild Coast Sun’s catering department and Tiagos. A beer tent, courtesy of SAB, was set up up to keep throats of older patrons quenched. Beaver Creek provided top-class coffee throughout the day.

The event will be featured on Petrol Heads on Ignition TV, DStv Channel 189, so many spectators will be on TV, with some meeting presenter Rikki Brest and the Ignition TV crew.

The event was also be featured in Gas magazine. - Supplied.

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