It may be a man’s world but rules
are nothing if not meant to be broken and the only guidelines
this nonconformist abides by are her own. Nashrene Schloss
has been keeping male ego’s in check for a long
time, with over 100 racing events and more than 130 trophies
cluttering her heavily laden shelves.
another Toyota isn’t it?, or is it more the pairing
of the diminutive driver behind the wheel of this pristine
pearl jade Corolla that catches the eye. This Toy has
character if nothing else, the 20v throttles give a distinctive
growl and the 123kw/190nm unleash enough horses to stride
her down the 1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds. As with everything
else in life performance is relative, hence I’m
pretty impressed and while drags is merely a sideline
her preferred playground is the gymkhana.
is one of the stronger contenders, causing her peers to
question their manhood on a regular basis. Always 1st
in her class and usually in the top 10 overall, her best
result to date being 4th overall out of 69 in Langebaan,
this accomplished with some impressive handling skills
in the pouring rain which equalised the playing field
against the force induced protagonists. She literally
bends that car around obstacles at will, with only 3 wheels
desperately clutching the tar a common occurrence. Koni
fully adjustable coilovers, 450 pound H&R springs,
Castor plates, a strut brace and flaccid rubber by means
of semi or full slicks provide the means to this end.
The car’s dexterity is well suited for Gymkhana
(as is hers) and ask anyone with too much money and not
enough cents, this game is not about how much power you
have but how you handle it that counts. Are you man enough?
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