Acorn Motorsport Division
Acorn have entered the world of the ever more popular sport of drift car racing. Now despite common belief, this does not mean that we hang out late at night burning rubber in the local Tesco carpark. No... Drifting is one of the fastest growing professional sports in the UK right now and we're extremely excited to be a part of it. Check out this short video taken from our last outing:
Autosport International 2014
Acorn Infinity Motorsport attended the UK’s premier Motorsport show from 9th – 12th January at the NEC Birmingham.
All 3 new 2014 new build cars were on display and were received very well by the public and industry professionals alike. After countless long days and weeks of preparation it was nice for the team to take time to visit many of the key sponsors that had helped them over previous seasons and for the coming year.
Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni and his new Nissan S13 beast were present on the Lydden Hill Race Circuit stand for all 4 days and he got a chance to meet many of his supporters and found time for some TV & media interviews whilst there.
The stand was a hive of activity throughout the weekend and it was very enjoyable to assist Lydden Hill in raising their profile to even greater heights as one of the premier drifting venues in the UK.
In hall 9 Mark Lappage & Ian Waddington were displaying the fresh S13’s in the new 2014 livery and were overwhelmed with the positive feedback received by all visitors.
All three cars were sporting some fantastic new graphics which were designed and laid on by XS Wraps. Rob Ledger from XS Wraps worked very hard to ensure the cars looked as good as possible and we think he did an amazing job. The cars were also showing off various upgrades including their new LENSO Venom2 alloy wheels made with Free Flow Forged technology. Striking wheels, with large weight saving characteristics.
The girls from another partner, Owen Developments, paid a visit to the stand and that certainly drew the crowds in.
Although the cars look great from every angle on the outside there is also some serious kit underneath to make them perform when the wheels start turning. Forge Motorsport, SiliconeHose.com & Hosetechnik.com provided countless items throughout the engine bay to give all 3 cars the assurance of top performance when there out on track. Pipercross play their part with premium Air Filters across the team.
Nortech Performance build amazing manifolds which all the cars will be sporting in 2014. COBRA seats & harnesses add to the interior look alongside OBP Handbrakes and Pedal Boxes. Paintwork was prepared by Fix Auto Dagenham for Mark & Ian’s builds and Ultimate Chip & Paint assisted Baggsy in his bodywork. The technical crew from Autoglym paid regular visits to the stand to ensure the cars were always looking immaculate.
With the pre season testing upon us we are very much looking forward to setting the cars up and using the new products we have been lucky enough to be supported with in 2014, namely, Competition Clutch, Millers Oils, ASNU Performance Injectors, Whiteline, TAROX Brakes and the striking new Lazer Lamps that have created a lot of interest.
In 2014 Abbey Motorsport will be sharing their superb knowledge and mapping skills across all three competition cars. Brand new this year is 360Ringz. I highly innovative company that providing a vast range of merchandise and bespoke clothing solutions.
We are yet again pleased to be supported by two truly fantastic companies. Acorn Insurance & Infinity Tyres are our Principle Partners and we have nothing but high praise and gratitude to them for the unrivalled support. The passion they share for us to perform at the highest level is unquestionable.
We look forward to sharing 2014 with all our partners and friends alike.
All pictures kindly provided by GFB Media.