The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…
You know an auction is good when the Ferrari F40 isn’t even the most interesting thing for sale.
Do you sometimes get the feeling that things are bad and terrible all of the time? Well, they are. But! There are rays of hope and joy that break through the clouds of our misery on occasion. This drone-shot video of Formula Drift racer Matt Field’s 1,060 horsepower Corvette tearing up a mountain road is definitely …
You know what most car games have been missing? A little dog who naps in your garage while you waste money fixing the broken body panels on your car instead of driving.
For whatever reason D1's lower-tier league does not seem to have as high microphone quality as the main D1GP Japanese drifting series. As such, D1 Light’s three announcers basically blew out their levels all through the most recent round at Ebisu. It was glorious.
The first question I had when I watched the short video of Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting the Nürburgring was how many sets of tires did he go through? Three, the answer is three sets of Nitto NT555 G2s.
Don’t let the chill and laid-back culture of drifting fool you: Getting in and staying in requires just as much focus and devotion as any other kind of motorsports. Just let professional drifter Chelsea DeNofa tell you.
The Nissan SR20 is the little ball of fury that has powered innumerable Nissan budget and pro drift and drag cars over the past nearly three decades. Usually it’s your best way to two or three hundred horsepower. Here’s what it’s like when it’s pushing 900.
I remember I tried drifting the entire length of the Nürburgring in Forza once. I rage-quit an eighth of the way through. But apparently, if you’re professional drifter and Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr., you don’t need an Xbox. You can do the real thing in a 900-horsepower, modified Ford Mustang.
Police in Oakland, California broke up a series of illegal street drifting sideshows last weekend, with two police officers reportedly injured, close to 100 cars being towed, and at least two people arrested.
“Are you writing this up already?” they asked as I did some other busywork in the hotel room, the morning coming to a close in the hotel room the day after. “No, should I?” Tom from the Front Street drift crew offered a headline: “I went street drifting with the Front Street Crew and it fucking sucked.” To be fair, it…
Over the past few years, the drift scene in America has been changing. Underglow is back. Chrome is back. Flames and metalflake paintjobs glitter at little tracks across the country. After years of watching, we’re finally making a pilgrimage to the epicenter.
Take a look at Matt Panic’s 1973 Toyota. Under the hood is Toyota’s famed BEAMS engine from the 2000s, the last evolution of a long line of little twin-cam four-cylinders. What makes Mark’s interesting is that it has so much intake noise it sounds like it could ingest a nearby horse.
More and more old, light, reasonably modern rear-wheel-drive cars on the used market are ending up trashed, crashed, and rusted out. What is a car enthusiast to do? Convert a different old, light reasonably modern front-wheel-drive car to shred at the back.
Over the past few weeks we have been dutifully studying video clips of the new mid-engine Corvette to try to hear if the car is V6 or V8, turbo or not. As a reference, here is what a car of great turbocharging sounds like.
Today is a normal day for me, and by that I mean I was looking up pictures and video of Kazuya Bai’s D1GP pro drift car, which is amazing. But then I stumbled upon Bai’s entry on the D1GP website and it showed not only Bai’s current photo for 2018, but also his photos over the past four years. This is genius.
Every year after Formula Drift New Jersey, pro cars and drivers wheel themselves over to nearby Englishtown to run with the regular ClubLoose bros. Pro Bro Down, it’s called, and it’s a perfect mix of the newest tech in drifting and also total grassroots builds.
The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 240SX says he tried keeping it in the family but his relatives are either not cool enough for it, or are too broke. Let’s see if the price means it’s not them but him.
The AE86 Toyota Corolla isn’t fast. It’s not beautiful. It’s not exotic. It’s not anything that anyone would immediately single out as why a car is good. And yet the world loves it.
BMW, being German, keeps a historical archive. Luckily for me, it’s searchable, so you can go look up your favorite Z3 brochure or whatever. I decided to see what would come up if I just typed in “drift.” As it turned out, solid gold hits.