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FBF – James Deane vs. Darren McNamara Was Awesome [VIDEO]

The 2015 year is kicking off a little slow so I dug up this video from the Wrecked Magazine Archives. This video takes us back to 2010 when James Deane arrived in America and given the keys to a “crappy and undriveable” S15 Silvia that had been campaigned with little success in previous Formula Drift years by other drivers. Legend has it, James Deane and his team flew to Amreica, had one test day and threw an alignment at it which resulted in him qualifying for Streets of Long Beach. In an emotionally charged run to the Final Four he wound up running his Irish compatriot Darren McNamara who helped him come to the States in the first place. He sent Darren McNamara packing after this wild wall smacking performance in the Great 8. He went on to battle Tanner Foust in the Final Four and lost but what a run he had that weekend. We have been big cheerleaders on his return to the States but nobody has coughed up a ride for him just yet while he wins everything in Europe over and over again. If you want to learn more about James Deane, I did a really fun interview with him when he was visiting the United States a while back which you can see here.

Reviewing the 13.5 inch Suede Driven Steering Wheel

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Words: Rathyna Gomer
Over the last year, I have been taking my car building much more seriously. I made one promise to myself – no more half-assing anything on my competition car (my LS3 powered 350z). After getting the bulk of the swap completed, I began making a checklist of all the other parts I needed to make this car perfect. Unfortunately, I don’t have much flexibility with my seat (I have to push my seat all the way forward since I’m so short), it all comes down to the size, depth, and position of my steering wheel. Crazy, I know – but the struggle is seriously that real. So when I hit the market for a steering wheel, it was no small task. After much research and many side-by-side comparisons, I was extremely comfortable in choosing a Driven Steering wheel.

While Drifting – Obviously, steering and maneuverability are critical in any motorsport. However, with drifting, steering wheels are spinning like crazy. Being able to catch the wheel during a transition or during a fast manji, is extremely critical. I’ve had experiences with an OEM steering wheel where I wasn’t able to catch the wheel, which could really end up disastrous. Pro Tip > > Watch this video:

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Ryan Tuerck and Pat Goodin Take on Tuerck Mountain in Vermont [VIDEO]

Check out a video of Ryan Tuerck and Pat Goodin taking on a mountain road in Vermont. This is a pretty solid sequel to The Oregon Trail Drift he did with Rob Primo last season. Pat Goodin is in a black S13 240sx and Ryan Tuerck brought out his street car FR-S build for the big video shot up in the northeast tandem drifting about.

Fredric Aasbo Drifts Around Downtown Los Angeles

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Fredric Aasbo is set to drop an attack on Downtown Los Angeles with his Scion tC! The video was shot a while back and we hear it will be released next week to the public. We cannot wait to see Aasbo drifting around Los Angeles in what we imagine will be a well put together video. We were lucky enough to score this leaked image from production of the film. We hear Aasbo takes on the LA River and the 6th Street Bridge.

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.

 

Drift Matsuri 2014 – The Autumn Drift Festival at Ebisu Circuit [VIDEO]

Check out Taylor Wright’s (BrokenImage) trip to Drift Matsuri over the November 15-16th weekend in northern Japan at the world famous Ebisu Circuit. The big Drift Matsuri festival saw some poor weather and smashed up missile cars wrapped up to finish out the 2014 Matsuri drift season. The big names of Japan bring out missile cars along with other foreigners who rent/buy cars to smash up in a 24/7 drift festival that lasts for three days. Drift Matsuri made our #1 ranked spot in our Top 10 Drift Vacations list we made earlier this year as well.

30 Second GoPro Commercial with Tyler McQuarrie and Chris Forsberg [VIDEO]

The GoPro TV commercial scientist team has released a 30 second video with Chris Forsberg and Tyler McQuarrie in tandem. The clip is a little throwback it appears from when Formula Drift ran at PBIR. Keep an eye out for this GoPro clip on television in a home near you.

Redbull Drift Shifters is Live on Redbull TV Friday

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Sit back and get ready to tune into Redbull Drift Shifters tomorrow while you should be working. It appears December 5th at 4:30pm PST and 7:30pm EST will be the local air times to tune into the show in Auckland. The event is packed with a ton of professional drifters you will be familiar with including Mad Mike Whiddett, Tyler McQuarrie, Chris Forsberg, Daigo Saito, and Ken Nomura. The best news of the weekend in NZ is that Matt Powers has made a drift return to defend his championship title at this event.

 

Watch Live: http://www.redbull.tv/live/

Ryan Tuerck Takes on Eastern Europe [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck has a blast in Latvia and Estonia running the Failcrew S13 at Drift All-Stars. Sit back and watch the fun happen as the Tuerck’d team takes on Eastern Europe! The region happens to be pretty wild about drifting as well with some solid events coming out of Drift All-Stars and other sanctioning bodies.

Nissan 240sx with BMW S50 Swap at Sonoma Drift [VIDEO]

A unique swap was found at the recent Sonoma Drift event which saw a BMW S50 engine, which is an inline six cylinder, swapped into a Nissan 240sx coupe. The owner Kodi threw out a 5.0L Ford engine to run this great sounding BMW motor. The build is up in Northern California and we hope to catch more content or coverage of this awesome swap soon.