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We are Team Bugsplat, We take part in the Scumrun rally and run the official Scumrunvideo youtube channel

6 Jan 2011

Welcome to Team Bugsplat's Blog

What is this? I hear you cry!

Well I will be perfectly honest with you people, and by people I am referring to my good self and perhaps my wingman David and the few other lunatics that take time to read this. As I was saying I will be perfectly honest, I am not entirely sure what I am going to put here, but it will no doubt be ramblings about preparation for the rally, combined with odd modifications to the car combined with musings about my humble existence.

Firstly I feel some explanation is in order. My name is Joe and I am the leader of a humble band of people we affectionately call Team Bugsplat.  Way back when in the times when people had money and the banks hadn't put the price of petrol up (or some other misunderstood hypothesis about stuff I avoid caring about) it was the year of 2007. 4 years you say? this is merely a moment of time in the cosmic scale of things, a mere squirt of unleaded mid corner to correct the sliding in the combustion engine of the cosmos, but 4 years, this 4 years has been a lifetime for moi.

Now it is early January and I am starting major preparations for the 3rd rally in our illustrious career. The event? The Scumrun. An annual rally with 100+ teams hurtle across Europe to an unknown destination, all in the name of a childrens charity (mayte)

If you've come through our website then you'll have seen 'the bug' as we call her or 'cassandra' as my wife calls her. She is a 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6. Now for the science bit, concentrate...

Modifications include:
Veilside front bumper
Bomex side skirts and rear wing
Custom exhaust system decatted with an interchangeable back box, 1 - mazdaspeed (quiet for street use) 2 - Apex Titanium (noisy for rally use)
Apexi induction kit
Raceland adjustable coilover suspension
Exedy clutch with new recon'd gearbox
Carpets / soundproofing all removed
Momo Sport 7 x 15 with Hankook V12 evo race scrubbed tyres

Its great fun to drive as we recently showed at the Nurburgring on the 'Rag the ring' event organised by the scrumrun organisers. Even in the pouring rain she performed awesomely and somewhat scarily. Had a few twitchy moments but she let me bring her back in line like a well behaved ex andrex puppy at crufts.

Today I have kicked off the main drive for personal donations and sponsors. So far ive managed to get my work to sponsor me and one very kind gent I used to work with but hoping for big take up as time gets closer.

One of the other areas I am looking at is graphics for the car, been asking around and may have found some options with regards to crazy effects but ill keep them up my sleeve for the moment in case none of them come to fruition.

So that's it, my first post. Apologies if its been a big let down, Ill do more to ensure that I have something worth saying for the next entry...and even if I don't I can't imagine many people would read this anyway.

Talk soon.

Joe - Team Bugsplat

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