Outkast Panda Crew Projects
Peugeot 106 Quick Silver
One of our current projects is our Max Power style Peugeot 106. So far, this car has undergone some extensive body work prep with a custom body kit and a few mechanical repairs including new brakes, suspension, new seats and some welding, a single wiper conversion and a service. The paint work was carried out by our sponsor KH Custom Body Shop
The young adults we work with have gone on to fit the boot build which features a sound system, TV and Playstation. This car is set up as a show car and a lot of attention has gone into making it stand out.
BMW E46 320d
Our project Time Attack aims to teach young adults Pit Crew servicing. We have been donated a BMW E46 320d and we will be teaching young adults how to change/check brakes, suspension, tyres, differential, drive shafts, fluids, nuts and bolts etc. The car will undergo weight reduction via an interior strip down and other modifications necessary to get it ready for a time attack event
The benefits of this project are:
1) It shows there’s a real time and place for speed and under a safe environment, not on the public street!
2) It develops skills of working under pressure and to a time limit in competition surroundings
3) Mixing with established race teams where they are exposed to highly experienced professionals
4) The experience they will gain will give young adults a step above anyone applying for an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment
Corsa B Drag Car
Coming up, we have a Vauxhall Corsa B that will be turned into a drag car which we will be racing at Elvington.
We are swapping in a 2 litre
turbocharged engine from a
Vauxhall Zafira and making some
modifications to get this car ready
to run the 1⁄4 mile.
The young people involved will once
again be taking part in the build process where they will learn how to make small changes to shave off fractions of a second on the drag strip, developing new skills along the way before once again forming the pit crew on race day,
performing safety checks and
making repairs as necessary.