December 31, 2012 by Allard1983
Filed under Cars, Drift, Dump'd 2012, Endurance Racing, Events, Japan, Latest Articles, Le Mans 24 Hours, Meets, Nürburgring 24 hours, Rens Adams, Track Days, Wangan Warriors
2013 is just hours away and here I am pondering about 2012. What a year it has been! It’s been a true roller coaster ride with some lows but with some very cool loops and turns! So where do I even start?
Well, in Japan of course where I visited my first Tokyo Auto Salon. Read more
There are a few events a year that are highlighted in my agenda. Events like the Nürburgring 24 hours, Le Mans, Fast Car Festival, Goodwood and of course the traditional Wangan Warriors end of year meet! I named a few established events. But in Holland that’s exactly what the end of year meet is. It’s something you don’t want to miss before the cold winter months start and there’s nothing to do. Read more
Let’s continue with a second look on this already legendary event. Ì lost count about how many great reactions I’ve heard and read from all over Europe. Therefore it’s a pleasure to write another article of this event since we can never talk enough about it. Allard already kicked off with his blog in part one of the 7Tune coverage and there is some more coming. Like most events, the day started early in the morning for the last preparations and set-up for the day. I was a little nervous to be honest with you. But in a good way because I knew it would be a historical day for Dutch car culture..
Some people arrived around 07.00AM to be sure to get a good spot on the indoor area. Welsey was one of those earlybirds with his Sil80 on fresh refurbished Work Meisters.
Near the 7Tune podium there were some of the most impressive cars I’ve ever seen. Adam made sure this Saker got a nice place for the spotlight.
The VAD 993 Revenger did as well.
I don’t know about you guys out there but in my opinion this is the coolest s13 on Dutch soil. In fact this is the first street legal rb25det powered s13 of Holland. You can expect an elaborate feature from Allard in the near future. He will tell you every little thing there is to know about it so stay tuned.
Some people came a long way to visit DUMPd. This second generarion MX-5 has his exterior inspired on WOII. The owner travelled north from Belgium to the Enka factory. This Filthy Penny is screaming: “FEATURE ME!!”.
Another legend from our southern neighbors is this spotless Acura NSX. This beauty was present at the 7Tune & Wangan Warriors meeting back in June. Lovely to see this one present at DUMPd!
The guys from Cable Tie Racing came all the way from Camebridge. Although I see pictures on facebook and various forums of the of Martyn Carters 200sx drifting around on British tracks, It doesn’t look that abused at all. I love the character of this s-body.
I just admire the total concept of this event. Mixing up styles and flavours from diffirent car scenes and display that at a breathtaking location with a historical story.
Everything was possible at DUMPd. If you look to the right, you would see a Toyota Aristo, and when you look the other way you would stand next to the cleanest VW Jetta you could ever Imagine.
I’m a jdm enthousiast but this Jetta just blew my mind and changed my opinion about the VAG scene in general. This example rocked on matching BBS wheels and if you thought you got a clean engine bay…
… you’ve got another thing coming. This was just next level wiretuck cleanness to me.
The VIP scene was represented as well with a few lovely lexus’ . This gs300 on Wald D23′s was one of them.
And not to forget the GS430 which Allard also mentioned in his blog.
Let’s continue with something diffirent, classics. This ’74c corolla is a loved one in the Japanese car scene out here.
It was the first time I saw this Z in real life. If the facebookreactions are correct, this lovely thing will be slammed to the ground in the next season. I hope to spot it again at an event or meeting in 2013.
There is just no ending to showing how many great cars and people who attended the event. This Soarer was a absolute vision. The owner came all the way from Germany. I hope you see in these passed pictures how mixed the show was.
There were so many diffirent kinds of styles and all of which are great. I don’t thing there was anything out there you could dislike if you love car culture in general.
At the end of the day a slammed Jetta was raffled among the visitors, goodies were handed out and everybody left with smiles on their faces. Those who missed this day, hopefully regret it by now because all the pictures and videos online are the living proof of what you missed out on.
Again we thank the organization and all the visitors for a memorable day!
Words and Photo’s – Rens Adams
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For the second time Fast Car Festival was held at the circuit park of Zandvoort. It was the first time for me to attend the event and I really looked forward to this Sunday. From what I’ve heard, the first edition of FCF was a succes and the high quality level was undeniable. But to be fair I didn’t have a clue what to expect. Allard asked me to cover this event for 7Tune since he had something important to do in France (Editors note – LeMans 24H). So I will try to show you readers an overall look of the event in this coverage. Read more