A lot of people keep a scrapbook or a memory box that they can look through to remind them of better times when they are feeling low or anxious. A scrapbook/memory box is also a great way to de-clutter your house of some of the stuff you really want to keep but haven’t got anywhere to keep it.
Hobbycraft do these great A3 sized scrapbooks which are made up of coloured tissue paper. It’s perfect for the job!
I tend to keep a lot of my drifting memorabilia inside it; posters, tickets, wrist bands and the like. I’ve tried to keep it a chronological order as well. At the start is a poster from Drift Allstars Wembley in 2011 along with my wrist band to get in to JDM Allstars at Wembley in 2010. The 2010 Wembley event was the first ever drift event I went to and I was instantly hooked!
The next few bits are from 2011. The Relief for Japan sticker was being handed out by Dai Yoshihara following the terrible earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan 6 months prior to the event. Dai normally drives Formula Drift but was here in the UK competing in the Driftworks S15. The ‘Japspeed M25 Ring’ sticker was made after the Japspeed Impreza was stolen from Santa Pod and driven around the M25. A huge social media campaign helped to get that car back to it’s rightful owners.
The following page contains my boarding pass and entry ticket to Formula Drift Atlanta 2012…
After that there are all the driver cards and bits I got signed there. There are a few pages of that though so I won’t bore you with all of them.
On the next page we have a sticker from the Norfolk Weekender in 2012 which was an awesome event! I think I spent the whole day in and out of cars going on track as well as the door stickers and a magazine cutting of my car from the D1RC indoor series.
There’s a bit of a break in 2013 and 2014, for some reason I didn’t keep much from those years. We then come to Drift Allstars 2015 at Arena Essex. I was sceptical of this event at first but volunteered to put out some posters and lay the tarmac down since it was a local event. The mix of the really tight track and the massive horsepower cars actually made it one of the closest fought and entertaining to watch events I can recall in my time of drifting.
Now we come to the front number plate of my first drift car. A Mercedes W202 I crashed head first into the wall at Arena Essex. I had to keep something from the car and the scraped front bumper seemed like the perfect trophy!
The final bits are from this year. The Classic Team Lotus leaflet that I picked up from Autosport show, the ticket to Santa Pod fro the DWYB day with Team S1 and the wristband from BDC at Lydden Hill.
I’m sure that there will be much more to come!
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