Shiftlight

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Quick Overview

Shiftlight follows Cam, a young car enthusiast, along with his mates, Taz, Greg and Ollie, Lorna and his girlfriend Miriam through an action packed book that throws together car modifying, customising, street racing and more.

The team find themselves a disused road and put it to good use. With a little organisation a hoard of local racers, spectators and their specced machines gather in this hush-hush location one Saturday night to pit it out in a huge drag battle - head to head. That's when the cops decide to gatecrash the party and things get out of hand...

Shiftlight tells a gripping story, based on many true-to-life events. It's bound to have you reading it, cover to cover, in fueled enjoyment whether you're a car enthusiast or not... 

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Extract

...The green light came on brightly in the dark night, seeming to edge them on. This time Cam's concentration was complete and it was just fractions of a second before his fluid response sent the MR2 lunging from standstill. She hurtled forward as though stung by a hornet. The front wheels lifted momentarily from the ground as the wide rear wheels spun and caught and the HKS turbo's whine built up to a high crescendo above the roar of the engine.

The turbo thrashed at speeds above 80,000 rpm on ball bearings to cram the heavily pressurized air through the stainless steel intercooler and into the ported engine. The needle of the boost gauge snapped to fifteen pounds before the HKS boost-controller mediated the onslaught. Cam and Miriam were flung back into the moulded Recaro seats and the MR2 shoved forward. It was an exhilarating rush and adrenaline poured thickly through Cam's blood at the feel of it. There was nothing quite like the kick in the pants from a twisted motor.

Mere seconds had passed since the launch; Cam glanced across to check on his opponent. The RX had kept the pace, and sat only a bonnet length behind with its twin rotors screaming abuse at 7000rpm...

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