Anglesey Circuit - Modified Live 2011 Round 6
Round 6 of Modified Live takes us all the way to North Wales at Anglesey Circuit – a new and unique race course which is not only a first for us but also the Time Attack and EDC series. Being such a new circuit, it’s been built with punters in mind packing plenty of facilities just a short distance from the main show area and paddock – no more walking three miles just to get a burger. To make things even better, the unique layout and elevation of Anglesey makes it ideal for viewing the awesome track action. Imagine Knockhill… but without so much uphill sections.
It’s a seriously cool circuit, while the paddock looks fairly familiar lined with the EDC and TA cars raise your head just a few inches and you’re greeted with the Irish Sea and the glorious hills of Snowdonia – what other event offers that sort of view? Not a bad way to spend a Sunday. Kleers were one again back out in force with their Show And Shine array – surprisingly turning out a huge amount of Japanese content compared to the normal influx of Euro machines.
With this being our first and only Wales-based round of Modified Live, it’s brought out a serious amount of new and unseen show cars along with dedicated car clubs to the usual array of crowds. We’ve got to admit, despite being in the middle of nowhere, the Welsh sure know how to support a show. Modified Live snapper Rich Sams ‘accidentally’ found himself attending a makeshift rave along with several of the clubs camping. It’s safe to say it beats a radio and a few flashlights.
With the huge array of clubs and punters attending there was no shortage of traders on display over the day. Regulars such as Kleers and Pro-R were joined alongside Cosworth, Super Pro Bushes and Kobe Performance. Another welcome return was the 1500bhp racing trucks of Ricky Collins –last seen at Modified Live Round 4 (Brands Hatch) these beasts storm around the circuit at over 100mph sideways. When four monster truck tyres are shredded in just a few laps it’s safe to say a fair smoke screen is produced, and with Anglesey’s layout there’s no escaping the sweet smell of burnt rubber. Both trucks hit to the track straight after the EDC practice and both did a pretty good just of linking the infamous corkscrew section.
For those punters looking to get a bit closer to the action, Lex and the Drift Taxi crew were back within the in-field section offering awesome drift experiences for just a tenner. Lex and his team are some of the most-experienced drifters within the UK, and these are fully-prepped drift cars guaranteed to give you a ride you won’t forget in a hurry.
While the taxis swapped tyres, the insane motorbike stunt show of Kevin Carmichael took to Anglesey showing two wheels can be just as impressive as four. Kevin is nothing short of a lunatic – this man can drift and donut like you’ve never seen before, performing precision stunts within inches of the Pirelli girls… much to the crowds amusement. One of the most-impressive being Kevin wheelieing a huge Harley Davidson – a lot of bike to be holding on one wheel.
Back over on the EDC presentation stand and Mark ‘The Mouth’ was entertaining the crowds with an array of club challenges and events. Anglesey saw not only the club tug of way but even a bit of hula hooping… we’ve no idea where Mark gets his inspiration from, but it’s definitely worth a giggle.
Despite a bit of rain towards the end of the day Modified Live Round 6 proved to be another stonking show, and definitely a venue we’re hugely looking forward to attending once again. With the next round being the series final, we’re hoping every single club makes their way over to Snetterton for what’s going to be one definitely not worth missing. We’ll see you there on September 25th.