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E46 BMW with 2JZ Engine from Europe [VIDEO]

Here is a video of a E46 BMW with a 2JZ swap and anti lag over in Europe. The footage comes from the King of Europe Series Round 2. The King of Europe series has stole the spotlight in the drifting world today by announcing that Masashi Yokoi is coming in 2014.

Masashi Yokoi Heading to King of Europe in 2014

D1SL champion and D1GP driver Masashi Yokoi from MCR Factory is heading to Europe in 2014 to compete in the King of Europe series. He is attending the 10th anniversary winter party in Budapest. No word yet on what rounds he will be running in 2014 or a complete season just yet but we will keep you updated on his progress.

Fail Crew: 2013 Drifting Memories [VIDEO]

Check out the guys over at Fail Crew who put together a highlight reel of their adventurous 2013 drifting season. The Fail Crew consists of Max Tvardovskiy, Felix Chitipakhovyan, El Kaka and Kristaps Blušs sure look like they’ve had a ton of fun over 2013 between Gatebil, Drift Allstars, and EEDC. Enjoy the 8 minute recap video!

Niall Gunn from Drift Allstars – Wrecked Weekly Episode 6 [VIDEO]

Episode 6 comes out just after Christmas (Boxing Day for some of you) and has Wrecked Magazine sitting down with Niall Gunn from Drift Allstars. The big European series is taking on 8 countries in 2014 and showing off some of the biggest names in European drifting like James Deane are returning to the series for the new year. We check out some video of 14 year old driver Jack Shanahan who ran the 2013 season for Drift Allstars in this interview as well. Finishing up the interview we talk about European rulebooks, policies, and what is coming around the corner for the continent of Europe.

2014 Autosport International Show Will Host Drifting with BDC

The Autosport International show on January 9th-12th at Birmingham’s NEC will have drifting done by Driftworks and Japspeed. Also included in the indoor competition 2013 championship winner Mike Marshall’s 1JZ powered BMW E36. Driftworks will make the world debut of the Toyota Corolla AE86 powered by a LS3 engine. You can buy tickets below before the big event happening in just a few weeks!

 

Buy Tickets: http://www.autosportinternational.com/

Preview of Drift Allstars Europe 2014 [VIDEO]

Here is a preview of the 2014 Drift Allstars season that is set to take over Europe with an invasion of 7 countries and over 100 drivers set to compete in the series. You can view the 2014 Drift Allstars season schedule hereto look at where the new season will be bringing them. We also sit down with Niall Gunn from Drift Allstars this Thursday for the next episode of Wrecked Weekly to find out more about the state of the series.

Mad Mike Drifting Recreated with LEGOS [VIDEO]

A very creative video shot in LEGOS showing Mad Mike in the pits with his Mazda Rx-7, revving his engine, and even sliding around the whole course which is also made of LEGOS. I think drift car LEGO kits are a long time out but this is quite an enjoyable recreation video.

Formula Drift Announces that Formula Drift Japan is Coming

File this under things we didn’t expect to here just before the Christmas Break!? Starting in 2014 MSC and Formula Drift are doing a joint venture under a three year deal in Japan. “It’s very exciting to be taking our brand to the birthplace of drifting with MSC. MSC is a reputable company that has been involved in drifting for many years. We feel that this is a great way to expand our brand as it fits with our global aspirations,” said Jim Liaw.

Launching in 2014 will be two competition events held as a pre-cursor to the 2015 Formula Drift Japan Championship. One of the 2015 Formula Drift Japan rounds will also be a Formula Drift Asia points round for the season. The 2015/2016 season will be a minimum of a four round championship as announced by Formula Drift.

Japanese motor sport icons Nobuteru Taniguchi and Max Orido have committed to judging the events, notwithstanding any other racing obligations. The three-year plan will include a groundbreaking marketing and promotions campaign never done before in Japanese drifting such as a weekly television show, live stream of the event competitions and a media partnership with Kotsu Times.

 

Formula DRIFT Japan details will be announced at the official launch at the 2014 Osaka Auto Messe on February 14th.

D1NZ Round 2 at Whangarei [RESULTS]

Mad Mike Whiddett dominated the competition at D1NZ Round 2 taking home a victory in his home country. Mad Mike made an impressive run of the event advancing through the weekend at some points with only 3rd gear. Mike qualified 3rd and managed to see through a huge victory. The win also put Mad Mike in first place in the overall championship by 2 points over Gary Whiter. Here is how they finished up:

1st- Mad Mike Whiddett
2nd- Gary “Gaz” Whiter
3nd- Cole Armstrong

 

 

Championship Points After Round 2:
1. Mad Mike Whiddett 204
2. Gary ‘Gaz’ Whiter 202
3. Shane Van Gisbergen 145
4. Curt Whittaker 140
5. Cole Armstrong 137
6. Troy Forsythe 130
7. Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse 121
8. Kyle Jackways 118.5
9. Darren Kelly 116
10. Nico Reid 112.5

Josh Boettcher Shows Off His GT Radial S15 and 180sx [VIDEO]

Josh Boettcher is caught by Motive DVD to show off his new GT Radial tire compound he is running down under in Australia. The footage includes video of his S15 Silvia and 180sx in the video. Josh has performed very solid this season including a third place podium finish at Formula Drift Asia’s Australia event. To land that podium he eliminated Fredric Aasbo in his NASCAR powered Toyota 86.