Posts Tagged ‘Drifting

01
Feb
11

Drifting R35

Found some cool shots of this R35 that is getting it’s tail out.

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Get your drift on
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This shot looks so nice with Mount Fuji in the back
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Here is a photo with the original wheels but with the red stripe already in place

08
Feb
10

Huffy Sliders

Hahaha, this made me laugh. Found on Empty Wrapper, one of the guys behind the Auto Salon Magazine from Australia. Too bad we don’t have these kind of roads where I life.

15
Jul
08

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

21
May
08

It’s Here

Finally the Speedhunters website is live, please take a look and let me know what you think 🙂

Speedhunters

First of we have this HD video for you to enjoy, it’s about Brett Castle who competes in the European Drift Championship.

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2008/05/20/video-gt-gt-car-tour-1-brett-castle-s-drift-s14.aspx

22
Feb
08

JDM Allstars Triple Crown Series

There is a new kid in town and it is called the JDM Allstars Triple Crown Series. That’s a whole mouth full, but it looks like it is going to be something really special.

The mission statement

The 2008 JDM All-stars Triple Crown Series is a combination of our efforts and success in our two major events in 2007.For 2008 we have combined efforts with a number of drivers running the series. We will create a compact series which will bring drifting to new areas of the UK, and raise the profile of drifting in the UK to new levels that have not been reached before.

They allready have corporate backing of one of the most famous ‘rally organiser’ in the world. We are talking about the Gumball 3000. It is not all about the drifting itself but they are also going to follow the drifters around Europe, so we will see a inside look on the life of the drifters.

The cream of the crop are going to compete in these new series. I’m definilety going to be present at a few of these event’s this year. Really looking forward to it.

15
Feb
08

D1GP USA Season cancelled

A little voice in the back of my head was telling me this was gonna happen. I was at the first outing of the D1 in Europe, at that time it was special and everybody wanted to be a part of it.

Then came the rumors and the truth and now it has come to this. It is sad but maybe it is for the best. Let the D1GP concentrate on their own market.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: D1 Corporation media@d1gp.com

D1 GRAND PRIX ANNOUNCES THE CANCELATION OF 2008 POINTS SERIES

TORRANCE, CA (February 10, 2008) – D1 Grand Prix USA has announced the cancellation of 2008 point series events.

Due to issues and timing from the Japan series, the D1 Grand Prix USA series is being cancelled for the 2008 year. After a successful championship event last November at Irwindale Speedway, we vigorously attempted to launch the 2008 U.S. series but have been unable to due to Japan’s delay on decisions and their focus on the Japan series. Our goal is to continue elevating and expanding the drift culture to the world. But at this time the official word from Japan is to focus on the Japan series for 2008.

It has been formally decided not to hold an event series in the U.S. but the “All Star World Championship” in November at Irwindale speedway is still scheduled to take place.

D1 Grand Prix apologizes for the series cancellation in the U.S. and plans to return the series next year.

Thank you D1 Fans.




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