Archive for July, 2008


Formula D announces World Drifting Event


This just came in

Formula DRIFT Announces Red Bull Drifting World Championship;

World’s Best Drifters to Compete for Largest Drifting Prize Purse


LONG BEACH, Calif. – July 11, 2008 – Formula DRIFT, North America’s premier drifting Sanctioning Body, has partnered with Red Bull Energy Drink, the world’s leading energy drink, to create one of the world’s most anticipated drifting events ever – the Red Bull Drifting World Championship. The event, which will feature 32 of the world’s best drifters, will be held on the docks at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, November 15, 2008.


The Red Bull Drifting World Championship will bring the best drifting drivers in the world together to compete in a single historic event. Drivers from the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and Canada will participate, but only one will claim the title of Red Bull Drifting World Champion. Current and past champions from the world’s top professional drifting series will receive an exclusive invitation to showcase their skills and compete for the largest drifting prize purse ever offered.


“Formula DRIFT has worked over the last five years to bring the drifting world closer together via our partnered events in Singapore and Mexico as well as our open door/open dialogue with the top professional drifting leagues from each corner of the world. We are excited to be able to team up with Red Bull to bring the world together and stage the toughest competition with the best drivers,” stated Jim Liaw, President/Co-Founder of Formula DRIFT.


The purpose-built course will include unprecedented features that will test the limits of the drivers and their cars such as a long straight to ensure triple-digit entry speeds, a big, sweeping first turn for high-speed drifting and multiple, technically challenging turns. Trackside viewing areas will allow spectators to get up close and personal with the competition.


“It is an exciting time for the sport of drifting. Red Bull is the leader for innovative sporting events worldwide and now drivers will be challenged like never before in a completely different environment than we’re used to,” said Rhys Millen, 2005 Formula DRIFT champion. “I’m proud to be flying the Red Bull colors heading into the Red Bull Drifting World Championship.”


Formula DRIFT, North America’s professional drifting championship series, will play the role of organizer, co-promoter, and sanctioning body for the World Championship event. Judging will be based on current Formula DRIFT rules and regulations with the possible addition of two international judges.

So 16 Formula D guys and 16 international drivers. I really hope Paul Vlasblom will be one of the drivers they will invite to take on the other drifters from around the world.

For wich driver are you going to cheer for?

Formula D


New Hot Version coming up

Hot Version is preparing a new video on what looks to me like Sendai Highlands. It looks like it’s going to be a interesting one with two R35’s, one build by MCR adn the other one build by Sunline.

Wich one will come out on top?



New Yashio Aero

Yashio Factory has produced a new bodykit for the Nissan S15. I like from the back but the front just doesn’t work for me. I feel that ‘hole’ in the middle is too small to fit a nice big intercooler.

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It seems that the fitment is perfect, just as you can expect from a company like Yashio Factory. The rear qaurter panel is bold on, and makes the rear of the S15 much wider to fit those bigger rims.

For more info refer to the Yashio Factory website.


What if….

Veilside came out with a design for the EVO X like in this photoshopped version?


Found one the Digimods forum


Amuse R35 GT-R Phantom

I was just browsing throught the Amuse website, and they had some new pictures up of their R35 and parts. They have been real busy in developing a new front diffusor, exhaust system and two ECU’s of wich they say can release 500bhp out of the VR38 engine.

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I just love the look of this car, I know a lot of people don’t like the spoiler but I think it suits the car for what it is. A Time Attack build monster that wil surely destroy some records on Tsukuba.

Here are some close up pics of the front diffusor, it just looks factory. Amazing detail build by Amuse.

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For more products and pricing you can visit the Amuse website. They also have some nice wallpapers for you to enjoy.


Auto Select R35

Auto Select has several R35’s, one of those is this silver one where they have added a new frontlip in carbon. I really like the design and it flows well with the rest of the car.


Also check out the carbon inserts on the side of the frontbumper.



Pictures were found on the GTR Blog

Auto Select

July 2008