the second annual Good Hope FM Rev Life event is coming up this
Saturday at Killarney and it’s promising to be an epic
one of note. It’s probably to be this year’s biggest
event yet with record breaking numbers at Killarney. Raceweb,
along with a few other media houses was invited to a private
media launch at the track yesterday to give us a small taster
of what’s to be expected.
Good Hope FM treated us like royalty with a full on lounge,
a DJ and even waiters walking around serving food and drinks
all day. Much appreciated! After a few quick speeches and intro’s
it was time to head out on track and get the smoke machines
Tommy in his 1J powered S14 was out first and put on an impressive
show. It’s funny because we were chatting and it turns
out we used to race together back in the days of being young,
dumb and full of… well you know the saying. It’s
great to see guys like him progress to the levels that they
are at now.
Later I got to ride shotgun with him, this is how it went...
press play above.
Ready D was out next in, as he says, the most retarded drift
car around as it was originally built as a track car. It see’s
new livery now and once again, I’m proud to see the guys
improve their skills. Ready D is fast becoming a force to be
reckoned with on the high speed drift circuit showing off some
impressive entry speeds and great angle through the corners.
Well done D!
Faizal from Mag Addiction decided to test out his freshly built
2J Hilux bakkie. Somewhat new to taking things sideways is was
a great sight to see a bakkie go sideways. I told him he has
to at least do a demo or burnout on Saturday as the crowds would
absolutely love to see a Hilux bakkie strut its stuff.
But if there’s one man I am truly impressed with it has
to be Typie Khan in his 1J powered E30 BMW. I had a close inspection
of this car and for what it is, in a semi stock form still,
Typie has MAD MAD skills to pull off drifts the way he does.
Awesome entry speeds and angle. Typie says he is looking at
getting a S13 in the future to up his game, but I say the longer
he stays in the E30, the better he will become as a driver.
Teenager Aqeela put on a decent show in her E30 spinning up
turn 2 for us. Always great to see more females getting involved
in motorsport especially at such young ages.
She was followed by Ready D’s wife, Malikah in her S13
also doing a few spins and drifts.
D was back out but this time practicing some tricks. A multitalented
brave man indeed!
The team from Expresso was doing a piece on the event as well.
Great chatting to you guys!
But now it was time to see what we all came here to see. European
drift champion James Deane took out Noer’s 640BHP Toyota
Supra and man oh man was he impressive! He hardly had any time
in this car before and he was driving it like he stole it! Insane
speed and angle all the way through the corner with clouds of
smoke following in his trail.
I eventually managed to get a shotgun ride with him and it was
clear to see how skilled this youngster actually is. I absolutely
cannot wait for Saturday. It’s going to be an epic battle,
in my mind, between James, Jason Webb and Otto Graven. And that’s
besides all the other tones of action you’re going to
Here's some in car helmet cam footage from the shotgun ride
I had. Watch out for the flying camera...
Here's another view from Jame's GoPro. Excuse the "blank"
expression on my face during the run.
Make sure you’re at Killarney this Saturday, 16th November
for Good Hope FM’s Rev Life 2013! It’s going to
be MEGAAA!!! #RevLife13