Fueltopia’s second monthly modified car meet of the year at Ace Cafe London brought with it some stars of the small screen to add even more glamour to proceedings…
We head to the Ace Cafe, catch up with the Angry Man and test your car knowledge.
In case you’ve gone without internet for the past decade and are unfamiliar with just what Fueltopia is, let us give you a little history. Established for over 10 years, the brand has now come to represent some of the most exciting new drag racing/gymkhana/drift motorsport series in the country, including Barrel Sprint, Formula G and the insane European Burnout Championship.
But what about the times when the drivers aren’t shredding rubber and making clouds for the cameras? Why does the automotive fun have to stop there? This is where Fueltopia’s ‘Offline’ events come in: monthly meets held at London’s legendary Ace Cafe, where modified car fans can rub shoulders with some of the front runners of the aforementioned motorsport disciplines.
The second instalment of this year’s events was made all the more exciting with the announcement that a certain Mr Rory Reid would be filming some scenes during the evening for Top Gear’s spin-off programme, Extra Gear. As such, organisers were offering the 50 spaces that make up the café’s car park to the top cars that applied to be there during the night, creating an extra special atmosphere with all sorts of super-rare metal making the journey out on the chilly Monday night.
When was the last time you saw the likes of a Jaguar XJ220, a Dodge Viper and even Team Galag’s Gumball 3000-spec Merc out and about together on a school night?! Other highlights included plenty of Barrel Sprint drift cars, Kode’s wide-body F30 (more of this in an upcoming issue), and FC fave Ash Squire’s retro Toyota Soarer Twin Turbo – which won Car of the Event and picked up an AMD car cleaning package in the process.
Full feature coming soon Cheeky R33
There was an eclectic mix of motors