Archerfield Drift Super Saturday Invitational – Round 2

Words & Photos by: Cameron Kirby

When it comes to competitive drifting in Brisbane, the menu is pretty bare. There are plenty of opportunities for open track practise sessions, and various skid pan days where drivers can get out and have a bit of fun on, but door to door tandem battles are hard to find these days. That was until Archerfield received new management from TPR Media, and the Super Saturday Invitational was born. August 10th saw Round Two of the event take place in the setting afternoon sun before a swelling crowd, and continuing with some red hot battles into the night under lights. There was an extremely healthy field of cars ready to bake tyres on the short technical track and the fans were not disappointed at all.

Image

Continue reading

Old School Pride at Harry’s Diner

Words by: Cameron Kirby

Photos by: Fraser Mills & Cameron Kirby

If there is one quote that I love from the movie Rock’N’Rolla it is: “There is no school like the old school, and I’m the f*cking headmaster”. What does a movie quote from an old british gangster have to do with cars? Well sometimes, there really is no school like the old school, and when it comes to old school cars, Harry’s Diner is the headmaster in this city.

Image

Continue reading

July Morning Session Drift Practise

Words & Photos by: Cameron Kirby

On the morning of the 31st of July, most people were getting ready for another uneventful hump day at work. As I joined the majority on the highway, I was not among the sea of those commuting into the city. No, on this particular Wednesday I was heading in the opposite direction towards Ipswich. It was still rather early (anytime before midday is early for a university student like myself) so I was rather bleary eyed as I trundled down the road into the Ipswich Motorsport Complex towards Queensland Raceway. The V8 Supercar circus had only recently been in town the weekend just gone, and had left behind their temporary grandstands that were yet to be dismantled, among various other markings unique to Australia’s signature motorsport. I parked my car a humbling and discreet distance away from the main parking area and ventured towards the pit area to be greeted by a sight that warmed my chilly bones and produced an instant smile across my face.

Image

Continue reading

Lakeside Historics

Words & Photos by: Cameron Kirby

I had just exited the Bruce Highway when I first saw the flashes of red. I didn’t think anything of it, my mind instantly assumed that it would simply be another red commodore or something similarly unassuming. It quickly merged into traffic a few cars behind my fathers and my motorcycles, so I couldn’t really see what it was. But then at the next set of traffic lights I was finally able to check what had been following me some distance behind.

Image

Continue reading

Downshift Meet – July

Words by: Cameron Kirby

Photos by: Cameron Kirby & Fraser Mills

When it comes to good car meets, there are only a few simple ingredients needed.

  • Good vibes
  • Good people
  • Good cars
  • Good weather

Those that know the Brisbane car scene (and don’t live under rocks) all know of the Downshift team. They have built a reputation for hosting killer meets and events that always include those ever important ingredients, well nearly always. This months meet had good vibes, great people and some killer rides, but the bad weather just didn’t want to play ball, and decided to crash the party. Even with the less then pleasant weather raining on the automotive parade roughly 370 cars made the trip for the meet.

Image

Continue reading