The day started off wet, dark and frankly a pretty standard english summer's day.
The Definitive team were up bright, early and ready for a long day.
We met up with a few friends and set off to Launch Motorsport for their open day and our little showcase.
They specialze in track preperation and perfomance modifications
but also cater for everday car maintanence and servicing.
They held an open day and invited us along to display a few cars and spread the Definitive word!
Louis in the 206, Hulcoup in the RX8 & Tara in the 200 along with me in my A4.
After setting up our little display it was off for a look around the Launch HQ and to wait for others to arrive.
The first thing that caught our eye was the attention to detail just in the Launch building.
It may sound sad and a tad anal but if a garage takes that much care and attention into signs and their building you can be sure that the work they carry out and the cars they work on will be the same.
Launch are well known in the Time Attack crowd, having built and competed numerous times in
a number of different competitions on lots of different circuits.
From super tuned time attack cars to pure breed rally cars
there was something for all of the die hard perfomance fans.
A couple of the creations concocted by Launch themselves were this crazy chopper and equally insane Nissan.
We will tho be doing a full feature on Launch soon. In the meentime if you want to know more, pay Launch a visit and they will be more than happy to show you and have a chat.
One car, well van we can tell you about tho is this one.
strip out the engine and running gear, find a focus shell knocking about and strap it all together.
However the owner of this Connect decided otherwise.
When his mate wrote off his beloved RS the thought of putting the engine into another focus
had crossed his mind, but thank god he didnt.
The first we seen of this van was as it pulled into the car park.
We noticed something slightly different but couldn't put our finger on it,
that was untill getting closer and seeing the huge RS calipers hiding behind the RS's lightweight wheels.
After chatting to the owner and finding out alittle more about the van we discovered
a true petrol head and a mad project.
The van looks as near standard as possible from the outside, but inside it has RS dials,
RS seats and a number of RS goodies , you'd be forgiven for not knowing what you were sat in.
The conversion is relativly easy, standard engine and gearbox mounts are fine,
the only problem is wiring but if you've got that sorted then your onto a winner.
We can see many many van drivers and opertunist boy racers being
shocked when this is shrinking into the distant view from their windscreen.
start saying our goodbyes and heading back to Definitive HQ to carry on with the hard work, which happens to be StanceWest.
Thanks for reading
The Definitive Team