Here is a three and a half minute video from Maiham-Media taking you around the Japanese street drift scene. This is quite a different street night scene from the BMW M5 street attack video we saw earlier this week. On top of it all this is some of the best shot night street drifting we have seen in some time. Sit back and enjoy a few minutes from the underworld of the Japanese industrial streets.
The kickoff of the 2013 D1 Grand Prix season is normally looked at the Tokyo Auto Salon which brings out a huge group of drivers to put on an exhibition of the parking lot. Here is Daigo Saito with his Sunoco Fuels sponsored Lexus IS250-C. This car sounds quite insane as he rips around the TAS parking lot.
We just assume that you guys never get tired of watching these crazy videos from Japan’s grassroots scene because we never do at the Wrecked Magazine office. Even with poking around this YouTube owner’s http://ameblo.jp/ blog I still really couldn’t figure out much information about the video event or what track they were at but just sit back and enjoy this one anyway.
Here is just a quick little 13 second tandem video showing a great tandem run that went down last week. We don’t have much more information on the event but you cannot really beat watching a door to door tandem battle like this one.
Here is one of the first videos from Matsuri with some series car on car tandem action from the weekend. So close in tandem these guys are high fiving and knocking on each other’s hood while flying around the Ebisu Circuit. You cannot watch enough Matsuri coverage and here is an example from the most recent festival.
It is just past 9:00am on Saturday in Japan right now which means Autumn Matsuri has kicked off at Ebisu Circuit! You can follow all the action from multiple Ustream live cameras online at the link below. You will see 48 hours of insane drift excitement over the weekend at Ebisu Circuit. This is the best drift event you can find in the world hands down.
Daigo Saito continues his impact on drifting events around the world by taking the win at today’s event. Daigo qualified first overall in his JZX100 Chaser on Achilles tires, meeting 2nd place qualifier Tetsuya Hibino in the Toyota GT86 chassis in the final, the second podium for the chassis this season in D1. In the consolation, Masato Kawabata took out Kazuya Matsukawa to claim the final podium position. The final round of D1GP competition is in December, although there is an exhibition round tomorrow in Centrair.
1st – Daigo Saito – Achilles Tire JZX100 Chaser
2nd – Tetsuya Hibino – UP Garage Droo-p Toyota GT86
3rd – Masato Kawabata – Team Toyo GP Sports RPS13
4th – Kazuya Matsukawa – UP Garage Droo-P AE86
Walker Wilkerson was the one who actually made us aware of this Honda Jazz replica of his Formula Drift car and we just love it. I know you have seen NASCAR donks/replicas before but this is just awesome. It turns out someone in Japan loves Walker Wilkerson so much they are running his sponsor logos such as Fatlace, Seibon Carbon, and Haltech along with number plates (Walker is actually #95) that have a similar look to the Formula Drift one. This guy even nailed the wheel powdercoating with the same exact wheels that Walker runs in Formula Drift. Have you seen a Formula Drift replicated build like this before? If so, we would love to see some pictures!
UPDATE: I found the owner of this car on Instagram and he did correct us saying he lives in Indonesia and not Japan as we were told before.
Check out newest addition to the header above which has a new slot for “Find an Event” showing a complete calendar of events for 2012. We have over 20 drift series worldwide listed currently and are welcome to event submissions regardless of how big or small your drift event is.
Right now we are giving away some gifts from Slide America, Drift Alliance, and Drift Tengoku for people who are sending up a Facebook like (1 prize entry) and a Facebook share (5 prize entries) of our new page. We will close out this contest at the end of this week. No matter what we hope this calendar encourages drivers to show up to more events and fans to find their way from the Internet to a physical drift event by the end of this season.
Sit back for over six minutes as D1GP and Formula Drift Asia star Max Orido takes out the M7 Japan tuned Lexus IS250, VW Golf GTI 6, and a Nissan 370z (Fairlady Z34) around the track showing off a truck load of M7 tuned products. The video is quite entertaining as Orido rips these cars around the track. The video also features actual exhaust sounds so you can sample how the exhaust line from M7 sounds.