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It’s been a very busy few weeks for Baggsy. Not only have we seen the global release of the very much anticipated Monster Energy #BattleDrift2, Baggsy’s brand new R35 GTR also made its first UK public appearance at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed and European debut at Gatebil Festival.

First stop would be Goodwood Festival of Speed. The #LSXR35 would take pride of place in the Monster Energy compound ready to take on the Goodwood hill climb. Monster Energy also had a purpose built cinema area for the premier of #BattleDrift2. With the worlds media invited to the premier and Nick Hamilton as the host, the film was highly received by everyone at the event. But it was soon back to business for Baggsy and the GTR and time to show the world what the 1200hp beast could do up the hill. Bringing the noise and smoke show, the R35 proved to be a big crowd pleaser.

Joined by some of the worlds top drifters, Baggsy put the R35 through its paces. Goodwood Festival of Speed being one of the biggest automotive events on the calendar definitely did not disappoint for 2017, and was a great way to debut the GTR to the public for the first time.

The following weekend the next stop for Baggsy and the GTR would be 1500 miles away in Rakkestad Norway at the truly amazing Rudskogen race track for the Gatebil Festival. With 45,000 people in attendance on each of the three days, Gatebil truly is one of the biggest drift festivals in the world.

Baggsy was joined by fellow Monster Energy athletes Casey Currie, Dmitriy Illyuk, Luke Woodham, Sultan and Dany Neville for three days of crazy on track action. Part of the Gatebil Festival is the Super 3 competition where teams of three give everything they have to impress the judges and crowds with speed, angle and proximity. Baggsy teaming up with Luke Woodham and Sultan bagged themselves the 3rd spot on the podium for the Super 3, taking home some fresh silverware.

Again the #LSXR35 received a lot of attention throughout the Gatebil weekend both on and off track, being displayed on both the Monster Energy stand and ST Suspensions stand. The Turbo charge LSX 454 looked right at home in amongst the other 1000+ HP monster that are typical of the festival.

With Gatebil done for another year, it was time to head back to the UK for one final event in the three week tour. The last stop would be Slammed UK’s ‘Gravity’ show, a one day indoor automotive event held just outside of Coventry. A very popular show within the modified car scene, ‘Gravity’ displays some of the very best show cars from the UK and Europe. A great way to end the tour with a very chilled and friendly atmosphere. The GTR really made quite the impact at the show and was a crowd favourite.

Baggsy: Goodwood is one of my favourite events of the year. There is so much automotive diversity in one event, it really does cater for everyone. Was amazing to have the R35 at this years Festival of Speed and to also have the Monster Energy world premier of Battle Drift 2. It was the first time I had seen the finished film and I was totally blown away by what had been produced. Everyone involved really made an awesome job, and all the guests at the premier seemed to think so too. Taking the R35 up the hill was crazy, it was first time driving the GTR again since the filming and I really had forgotten how much of an animal it is. One of the things I love about Festival of Speed is how many people you get to meet and connect with. The GTR and Battle Drift 2 were a big talking point, and it was great to share it with everyone.

We had a quick turn around after Goodwood before we was off again. Gatebil Festival never diasppoints! Being one of the biggest collections of drift fans and drivers in the world makes it an amazing event, and having the R35 there this year made it even better. The Rudskogen track is truly amazing and gives you a great opportunity to get the feel for a car. Myself and the team had a lot of fun at Gatebil, and again its was great to connect with so many people and share with them the GTR.

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