Posts Tagged "Drift"

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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Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Drift Alliance Celebrate 50 Years of Fun [VIDEO]

Here is Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his fellow Drift Alliance teammates hopping in Ford Mustang’s of all eras for this Ford Racing “50 Years of Fun” piece which brings together the celebration of the Ford Mustang. Watch some cars from every era get sideways in this cool piece.

Dreamride Los Angeles with Fredric Aasbo [VIDEO]

Fredric Aasbo finds himself in downtown Los Angeles and Willow Springs in a new video called Dreamride LA. The video shows his Scion tC taking on some downtown Los Angeles streets with a unique passenger. Sit down and buckle up as Fredric Aasbo throws down some out of this world driving around the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles.

 

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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Introducing the 2015 Street Driven Tour [SCHEDULE]

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The Street Driven Tour is set to unleash a festival of fun and automotive madness next year. The concept is to brings tons of entertainment, fun, and automotive madness all under one roof for a big event/party. Drifting will of course be a centerpiece of the events with all day drifting bash-style and a main event with Drifting Mini Games and cash prizes.

Some drivers such as Chris Forsberg and Brandon Wicknick have already posted up the schedule and shared excitement for it. As we get into 2015 the Street Driven Tour events will release more details and information on what is happening at each event weekend! Keep an eye out for more details as the Tour gets closer, full schedule:

May 2nd- Virginia International Raceway w/ Hyperfest
July 4th- St. Louis @ Gateway Motorsports Park
August 1st- Atlanta Motor Speedway
September 26th- Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

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.

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/

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.

Chinese Drift Event Shows Off Atrocious Safety

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Someone sent us photos from this Chinese drift event that appears to of taken on public streets somewhere in the country. Not a ton of details on the series organization or what was structured from the fans POV but we sure hope the fans have more separation than some caution tape secured to the trees nearby.  We do see some spaced out k-rails but they aren’t consistent around the course and these trees sure seem mean. Also, not quite sure how this car got so beat up from these photographs. Has anyone see video of this disaster or have details on what series it was? We would love to see more information on the event/incident/series.

Animal Style – 2014 Parking Lot Fun [VIDEO]

Check out Formula Drift driver Ryan Kado and his friend Julian Jacobs taking on a little parking lot in this video made by Keep Drifting Fun.