Banzai Update


Active Member
February 2007

Following our clubs promotion on a 2 page spread in Banzai Magazine.

Welcome to our February newsletter reviewing our Fourth month as a club and
its been yet another eventful month.

Firstly a HUGE hello to all of our new members, we have caught the attention of
an impressive 764 of you already. Thank you all for the support you have shown us through what has proved to be our most challenging month yet.

BanzaiClub promotion
The admin team would greatly appreciate members continued involvement in
promoting the club, especially when attending local meets and national events.
Flyers are available for downloading, Banzai cards are available upon request and we have a variety of BanzaiClub stickers that can be purchased on the site. Links for all of these can be found below. Lets save as many of these none BanzaiClub members as we can lol.

Flyers - ... wtopic=530
Banzai Cards - ... wtopic=942
Stickers - ... owforum=38
For those of you wanting to be included on the Banzaiclubs My Space page,
please PM Fairladyzxgirl. Saz will happily provide you with an e-mail address to
enable you to send a picture of your car (including yourself if you’re not camera shy) and a few details of the cars spec to be uploaded into My Space.

Please note we would prefer pictures with the car registration numbers blanked out. ... topic=1334

Keep checking back for feedback on previous and future meets/events in your
area posted in our multi regional event sections. Don't forget the downloadable
flyers and Banzai cards that are available for you to take along to help us grow.
Feel free to let us know of any meets you are aware of that may be of interest to our members and we’ll add these to our calendar.

Drift UK and EuroDrift Events
EuroDrift Pro am Championship Event 31st March Norfolk Arena
This looks set to be an exciting event with a variety of things going on for all.
There are a full range of Facilities at Norfolk Arena including 3 Cafe’s and a Bar
for those not designated to drive that day. You will also have the unique
opportunity for Autograph and Photo sessions with the EuroDrift Drivers, perfect for our younger enthusiasts for making them the envy of all their school friends. Especially as all rounds will be shown on Sky Sports on a weekly basis, so if your unable to make any events, please show your support by checking out this great form of Motorsport entertainment.

We certainly believe this event should not be missed and promises to be the first of many spectacular days out. Please see the link below if you would like to confirm your attendance. ... topic=2224

2007 National Events Season
The 2007 events calendar is the comprehensive list of this seasons events posted in the important topics section of National Events, please let us know if we have missed anything.

Fast Show at Santa Pod - weekend of 24/25th March 2007
The first event BanzaiClub have booked a stand for is the Fast Show to be held
over the weekend of March 24th at Santa Pod Raceway (you can also attend for
single days). A number of you have already added your names to the list and
we're looking forward to meeting you all there, for anyone thinking of attending
there are still some spaces left so don’t hesitate to get your names down.

Please feel free to click the following link for full details. ... topic=1185

The Big X Drift Event at the Teeside Autodrome – Saturday 24th March
Europe’s top drifters have been gathered together to showcase a fun event that
is based on the Big X in Japan on March 24th. This will be a fun, showcase event
to bring extreme high speed drifting to the north east Also at the end of the
night there will be a top 8 shootout to see who is the king of Big-X, with the
biggest prize fund offered at any drift event in the UK.

Also on the Saturday there will be the opportunity for a free practice session
from 10am till 5pm. This is a fantastic chance for anyone keen to give drifting a
try, this will take place on the west circuit as used for the Eurodrift series.
There will also be Clubman / Pro a qualifying session will happen where the top 4 drivers from this Practice event get a entry into there own drift show in front of the Fans for the night spectacle.
For full details click the link below. ... topic=2065

Rising Sun Car Show at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire - Sat 12th and
Sun 13th May 2007
Hotly following on the tails of the first two events is the Rising Sun Car Show to
be held over the weekend of 12/13th May, single day tickets are also available
for those unable to attend over a full weekend. Again we already have a number of members signed up to attend this one; however, there are further spaces available for anyone interested. Please feel free to click the link below for full details. ... topic=1789

We have also booked stands at a number of other events, the forum will be
updated shortly and these will be featured in the next Newsletter.

BanzaiClub Events
Planning is underway for various meets located around the country, due to the
site disruption our plans have been temporarily put on hold until site issues are
all resolved.
The following members celebrated birthdays in February; we hope they have all
now recovered from their celebrations and send our best wishes.
Celica Sarah, Ratty, Nellycollie, Dawn, PeteBrant,
We are aware that due to the site disruption, there were more birthdays to be
included on here which are now missing from our calendar. If you had a birthday in February and haven’t had a mention, please PM Silver Lining and Angela will be happy to give you a shout out in the next Newsletter.

Admin Team Changes

The BanzaiClub Staff Team would like to extend a warm welcome to 300ZXGirl.
Athene is very enthusiastic and brings with her many skills from her participation on other sites, we are certain she will help move the site forward in a positive direction and look forward to working with her in future.

Best Car of the month
Well done to the nominee's of the February 2007 Best Car competition, the ten
nominee's were picked by members as their favorites in the garage, all
nominee's were worthy contenders for the best car title.
This month was a closely fought battle with some extremely tough choices due
to the superb variety nominated. We are certain to see the runners up
nominated again in the near future, these were:
2nd Place runner up – Paddy with his Nissan Pulsar GTI-R cunningly disguised as a mini (we salute Paddy)
3rd Place runner up – held jointly by Andy200sx and Gman’s Nissan Skyline
Huge congratulations to this month’s winner Vizibledog with his truly stunning
example of a 1998 Nissan Skyline R34 GTT that you will see proudly displayed in the garage and on the portal. This car will also proudly feature in the BanzaiClub

2008 calendar with last months winner StellaZ’s 300ZX Z32.
The Skyline is Stephen’s pride and joy (after his girlfriend of course – wink wink),
and now this stunning machine is also known as BanzaiClub’s best car for
February 2007, which we’re sure you’ll agree, sounds much more prestigious
than “the girlfriends nemesis” lol.
It is clear that Stephen has given this Skyline much love and attention, his long
shopping list includes the following:
Tein Super Street coilovers all round, DBA Brake Discs all round, GTR Brembo
Callipers with EBC Yellow Stuff pads all round, 18" Stich Evolution rims with
Eagle F1 rubber, Nismo N1 Bodykit, Ganador Supermirrors, Trust Exhaust, Trust
Decat, Trust Downpipe, Apexi induction, Greddy 8 Sparkplugs, Blitz I-color boost
controller, HKS Turbotimer, HKS Fuel Cut Defencer.
In addition and living up to its other name as “the bottomless money pit” this
aspirational Skyline is currently in the bodyshop having a makeover (not that it
needed one in our opinion). We are certainly all keen to see lots of pics of the
new look in the forthcoming weeks.
Well done from all at BanzaiClub, and we hope Stephen enjoys the trophy which
will reach him in a matter of days.

For more pictures of this worthy winner, please click on the link to the garage. ... ge&CODE=06

GT4 on PS2 Update
Member Li4m following his popular suggestion to hold a monthly competition for the fastest time on GT4 for the PS2 runs this competition.
The first ever winner of this competition was D2_CRX (From D2 Trimmers on our
Trader section) who set an enviable time of 7.56 and earned much respect from
his fellow GT4 gamers.

This month’s competition is well underway and closes on the 10th March. For
anyone wishing to be a contender for the GT4 Champion title, click on the link
below for details. ... topic=2150

We would appreciate your feedback on BanzaiClub in our feedback section to
keep abreast of any issues and to give us a feel for what’s good and bad. All
comments and remarks are taken on board and worked towards bringing
members what they need. ... owforum=24

Kindest Regards
BanzaiClub Staff Team