Posts Tagged "Mazda Rx-7"

Kyle Mohan Gets his FC Mazda RX-7 Smashed at All-Star Bash [VIDEO]

Kyle Mohan spins on Horse Thief Mile during a tandem train and the drift car with the camera mounted on it barrels right into Mohan’s FC putting some serious damage on it and his car. You will probably end up watching the contact a few times over and over again. That poor FC Mazda that just got a fresh paint/wrap.

Wrecked Magazine Issue 31 is Out! Come Read Now


Tune into Issue 31 and read up on the new issue of Wrecked Magazine! The cover car is a 13B powered FD Mazda RX-7 driven by Tyler Wolfson in Formula Drift and Pro 2 this year. The next car in Issue 31 is a 2JZ swapped Scion FR-S driven by Ken Gushi this season. The issue also features a V8 swapped S15 Silvia from D1NZ driven by Drew Donovan. Chris Allen finishes up the features with a S197 turbocharged Ford Mustang he is driving in Pro Am. Matt Petty then puts our Project FR-S with R/T tuning to the test at Englishtown!


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D1NZ Round 5 at Christchurch [GALLERY]


Some wild dirt dropping action all over the Christchurch happened this weekend from Round 5 of the D1NZ series. Our man on the scene David Atkinson provided an event recap from D1NZ Round 5 in addition to this gorgeous gallery of cars drifting on and off the track! Check out the complete gallery below.


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Joachim Waagaard Shows off Katech LS2 powered Mazda RX-7


Another European livery was released this week by Norwegian driver Joachim Waagaard who sponsors himself! His FD Mazda RX-7 has a really good look to it for the 2014 season. The car is also sitting on some Work Wheels for the new season. The rotary engine was removed for a Katech built Ls2 engine.


Not 100% sure what Joachim’s series plans are for 2014 but he did run Gatebil and Drift All-Stars last season!

Filippo Pirini Shows off 2JZ Mazda RX-7 for Drift All-Stars


This render is for Italian driver Filippo Pirini who is showing off the look this his FC Mazda RX-7 powered by a 2JZ-GTE engine. Here is some progress of the build below and it will be set to unveil at Round 1 in England.


Wrecked Magazine Issue 30 is Out [READ THIS]


Issue 30 of Wrecked Magazine is now available on the virtual newsstand! We updated our software finally so you can view this issue on iPad, iPhone, or any Android or other mobile device. The complete issue functions now in HTML5! We have five awesome features and a new project car to kick off our 30th issue! We also kicked off the new software with a new feature focused format.

The build features inside this magazine are a 2JZ powered R34 Nissan Sklyine from D1NZ, C’s Garage Silvia from D1NZ, Enjuku Racing’s LS1 swapped Hyundai Genesis, a 2JZ powered 1994 Mazda RX-7, and to finish it all up Patrick Mordaunt’s Lexus SC430 from Formula Drift. We even introduce a new project car with R/T Tuning.


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Andrew Redward at D1NZ Round 3 Wins in FC Rx-7 with LS2 [VIDEO]

A few weeks ago was D1NZ Round 3 which saw Andrew Redward defeat Mad Mike Whiddett in the finals to bring home a victory in his Achilles Radial Mazda Rx-7. We recapped the whole race weekend here if you want to read about what happened or watch the recap following Andrew and his FC Rx-7 to victory!


2013 D1NZ Round 3 at ASB Park [GALLERY]

D1NZRound3.2JZSkylineHere is some complete coverage from David Atkinson from the D1NZ Round 3 event at ASB Park. We also made an event recap from D1NZ Round 3 if you want to read up on the event details. You can also see the complete results from this D1NZ Round 3 event. The gallery has 100 images from Mount Maunganui where they packed the grandstands for a drift event during the gorgeous summer in New Zealand.

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Pat Goodin Driving Falken Mazda Rx-7 Next Week – He is the Falken Future?

To finish up the 2013 Formula Drift season privateer Pat Goodin finished as the highest ranked Falken driver at Irwindale Speedway. Pat Goodin won the Falken Cup which was a privateer prize for the top ranked Falken privateer. Now, they are flying out Pat Goodin to Las Vegas for the SEMA show and having him wheel the old Falken Mazda Rx-7 at a Discount Tire event as confirmed by his Instagram.

Regardless if Falken Tire plans to expand their program in 2014 of whatever the case may be for them in the future it seems like Pat Goodin is next in line to take someone’s ride or be part of team expansion. His performance this season in a privateer Nisasn 240sx certainly has shown he can have what it takes to compete at the highest level. What do you think of Pat Goodin as part of the Falken Tire future in Formula Drift?

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Crew Takes Big Hit – “Gangster” Dave Steps Away from ASD

Dave Gibson much better known as “Gangster Dave” sent out an email to the drift industry this weekend announcing he needs to step away for what he cited as personal reasons. This comes at a huge loss to the drifting community at large and Vaughn Gittin Jr. who uses him as a crew member in 2013. Dave was well known for his love/involvement in the Rx-7 community and opened a shop in the San Diego area over a decade ago. In 2005 Falken Tire hired and approached his shop to build Tony Angelo’s Mazda Rx-7 that was campaigned in 2005.

Then in 2007 he built a Mazda Rx-8 for Falken Tire and continued his relationship with the company and program. At a point in the near future he linked up with Ian Stewart and packed up to Charlotte, North Carolina to be a part of the ASD program. The rest is history as they say including a rewarding 2010 championship  he was a part of with Vaughn Gittin Jr.  and company. It will be interesting to see who they can slate to replace Dave in the pits for the rest of 2013 and into the future. Sorry about the old photo, it was all I could cough up from GangsterDave’s Instagram page.