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Charles Ng Shoots a Drift Selfie Video With A C63 AMG [VIDEO]

Charles Ng hangs onto a selfie stick and drifts around the AMG Winter Sporting in Sweden. The car is a C63 AMG and it rips around the snow in this thing drifting with just one hand! Pretty impressive for the Formula Drift driver as he is out working in Sweden for the winter!

Shane Lynch and Team Japspeed Debut 370z at Autosport International

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Team Japspeed and driver Shane Lynch unveiled a new 2015 Nissan 370z drift build. The car sat in the Maxxis booth during the Autosport show and gathered tons of attention from the UK press. We aren’t shocked to see more drivers building the 370z chassis as they get cheaper in cost, gain product support, and also are one of the few chassis to now win a Formula Drift championship. No word just yet on detailed specs with this car but we are sure more information will come out shortly before the BDC 2015 series gets underway!

Imamura Shows Off His Lexus LFA Set for D1GP

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This Lexus LFA was built by Yoichi Imamura for D1 Grand Prix duty this season. What I can safely say is the most expensive OEM car to be built into a professional drift car to date in the world. Rumor has it from reader Lexis King that this build features a TRD NASCAR motor and dogbox in place of the factory V10 engine. This is another pretty wild build to come out of Tokyo Auto Salon after we saw the unveiling of Mad Mike’s Formula Drift Asia RX-7 and Robbie Nishida’s 1000hp Nissan GT-R for Formula Drift Asia. Stay tuned to the website for more builds coming out soon! 
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Robbie Nishida Shows Off 1000hp Nissan GT-R at Tokyo Auto Salon for Formula Drift Asia

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Tokyo Auto Salon this year might have more drift car debuts than the SEMA Show at this rate of unveilings. Thanks to Mad Mike Whiddett’s social media savvy we found Robbie Nishida’s new Formula Drift Asia build. A 1000hp Nissan GT-R featuring a flat olive look and a Liberty Walk wide body kit. We don’t quite have all the specs on this car but it can serve I would imagine as a testing/learning vehicle for Daigo Saito’s GT-R coming to Formula Drift USA for 2015. No word yet if Robbie Nishida will also be running the most insane tire sizes for 2015 along with Daigo but we can assume, yes indeed.

Mad Mike’s New HUMBUL Looks Amazing – Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 Preview

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Mad Mike Whiddett’s HUMBUL is here! The 4 rotor twin turbo motor looks insane and the whole car is on the top quality one would expect to come from Mad Mike. Tons of the aero is sourced from Total Car Produce Magic (whom we found these photos through as well, thanks guys. The car is currently at Tokyo Auto Salon sitting in the Garrett Turbo booth in Hall 9.

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Mad Mike Set to Unveil New RX-7 HUMBUL at Tokyo Auto Salon

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On January 9th (just a few days from now) you will see the unveil of Mad Mike Whiddett’s newest project called HUMBUL. Other than some sporadic photos we haven’t been able to get a 100% scoop on the deal. We imagine this car will be part of the Formula Drift World Championship unit for him since we have heard he is coming to Formula Drift in 2015 with a Mazda Miata already. Who is excited to see Mad Mike in 2015 with these new wild builds that are coming together?

2014/5 Drift UAE Round 1 at Dubai Autodrome [RESULTS]

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The 2014/5 Drift UAE season kicked off at the Dubai Autodrome last weekend. The new season would herald a new beginning for the Middle East’s premier drift series, with numerous international personnel changes accompanied by a fresh grid of talent. A glorious sunshine basking the beautiful Autodrome Circuit brought out a huge numbers of fans who all lined the parameter fence, ready for a new season of drifting in the Middle East.
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Qualifying was a heated affair with last season’s champion Ahmed Al-amri fighting off the advances of Ahmad Daham, Ahmed Tarek and Russian newcomer Sergey Kabargin to claim P1 with a score of 93.5 from the judges, who included 2014 Drift Allstars Champion James Deane. While radio presenter Kris Fade kept the Drift UAE faithful informed and entertained, the venue was primed for some incredible battles to decide a victor.

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Guinness World Records Broken in Dubai for Longest Tandem Drift

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James Deane and Ahmad Daham just broke a Guiness World Record for the longest tandem drift ever recorded. James was in the chase car for 45 straight minutes spanning over 17.3 miles (28km) with constant tandem door-to-door action. The tandem team completed over 100 laps around the track with hundreds of transitions to make the record a reality. Nissan and the Pro Drift Academy came together to bring this record to the Middle East!

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We did it! Ahmad Daham and I just broke a new record for Guinness World Records. Longest tandem drift ever recorded! I was in the chase position for 45minutes, 28km none stop door to door action, 100 laps of the track with over 200 transitions. Massive thanks to Nissan and the Prodrift Academy UAE for putting together this very cool unique project and using one of our favorite international drivers, James Deane.

2014 Formula Drift Asia Round 4 – Okayama Circuit, Japan Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Some rough runs and a poor start for most drivers wrapped up with some fantastic second runs at the Japanese circuit Okayama! The end of qualifying was enough to get me pretty excited for Top 16 tomorrow! Sadly some big name drivers will be sent home for the competition. This is the qualifying results:

1. Tsutomu Fujio – 93
2. Masashi Yokoi – 93
3. Akira Hirajima – 90
4. Masao Suenaga – 89
5. Daigo Saito – 88
6. Fredric Aasbo – 86
7. Manabu Fujinaka – 84
8. Kuniaki Takahashi – 83
9. Tetsuya Hibino – 83
10. Yoshiaki Waki – 83
11. Tomokazu Hirota – 80
12. Yokio Matsui – 79
13. Charles Ng – 79
14. Andrew Gray – 79
15. S Chanatpon Kedrpiam – 76
16. Junji Yamamoto – 76
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Formula Drift Japan at Okayama International Live Stream Info

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The Formula Drift Livestream is firing up for this weekend at Okayama International Circuit found in western Japan. Our time conversion machine tell us that the Livestream will fire up at 3:30pm PST each day. Charles Ng is driving the Team Orange V8 Silvia and other drivers such as Ken Gushi will also be in attendance.

 

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