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FEATURE: Committed to Win

FEATURE: Committed to Win

In competitive drifting there are no half-measures. Success favours the committed and failure awaits the meek. There isn’t a set of curves on the Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship calendar that demands commitment quite like Knockhill Racing Circuit, just north of Edinburgh in Scotland…

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SNAPSHOTS: Ben Jenkins – D1NZ’s Latest Young Gun

Getting up at 6am on a Saturday is comparable to scooping poop off the bottom of my shoes after a Monday afternoon from hell. That is, of course, unless the word ‘Drifting’ is involved. Tossing back my large mocha, I arrived at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and watched on as Ben eagerly unloaded his newly touched-up Silvia.

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EVENT: Japfest 2014 Recap

Europe’s largest Japanese car show was back with a vengeance this year, breaking record attendance numbers making 2014 Japfest’s largest year yet!

Held at the legendary Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday 10th May 2014, it was packed with over 3,500 of the UK and Europe’s finest Japanese vehicles…

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014 Grand Final: Round 6

The grand final of the Cody’s D1NZ national drifting championship for the 2014 season had finally arrived. It had been a highly competitive fight for the last five rounds; the final round would be held under lights to mix things up and would either make or break a team’s season campaign.

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Two: Knockhill

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Two: Knockhill

Usually saved for later on in the year, the Maxxis British Drift Championship heads to Knockhill Circuit in Scotland at the start of summer, with optimistic hopes of better weather than usual. How wrong could we have been! Join Ste Trackslide as he goes in search of smoke at BDC round two…

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EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 2, Minsk, Belarus

For the second round of the Prestigio EEDC, the Burn Drift Minsk event took place at the Minsk-1 airport. This unique track hosted more than thirty of the best drivers from Eastern Europe, who made this a truly spectacular sporting event…

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Chasing Smoke: The Extreme Torque Show 2014 – Nissan Factory

The Extreme Torque Show is a no pressure free for all where novice drivers can go up against some of the best drivers in the country. There is still an element of competitiveness that keeps the level of driving at a high standard, but there is a generally more relaxed atmosphere than some of the other high profile events you can attend.

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Event: Drift Allstars Europe – British Drift GP

2014 sees the return of the Drift Allstars European series to the UK. After a 2 year gap from the UK, everyone was keen to see how one of Europe’s most prestigious professional drift series had raised its game with drivers and teams.

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EVENT: 2014 Nürburgring Drift Cup Round One

Guest blogger Maurice Bergers heads to the world-famous Green Hell in Germany for the 2014 Nürburgring Drift Cup opening round on the main GP circuit. The ‘Ring takes no prisoners…

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EVENT: Formula D Road Atlanta: Battles Under the Lights

Ahead of this coming weekend’s third Formula Drift round in Miami, we look back at how it all panned out at round two at the world-famous Road Atlanta, ATL…

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EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 2

Last weekend saw the return of the Irish Drift Championship to a much loved and always popular round, Cork Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork. The track is a purpose built, long and sweeping course lined for four walls and eight rear clipping points, allowing drivers to be on maximum throttle at every opportunity…

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EVENT: Formula D ATL Qualifying Highlights

Formula Drift is growing every year, not only in popularity with the fans, but also in attendance for drivers from around the world. Road Atlanta was no exception. Who would make it out ahead in the best of two run battle? Read on to find out.

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DESKTOP: Daijiro Yoshihara’s New Falken Tire Subaru BRZ

Fancy a new desktop wallpaper and suitably taken by Daijiro Yoshihara’s New Falken Tire Subaru BRZ? We’ve got a great new free wallpaper shot by out very own Andrew Jennings at Formula Drift Road Atlanta. Enjoy!

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

It’s been a good while since I managed to get myself to a Drift Allstars event. Calendar clashes and travel implications have kept me away, so when I saw that I was free the weekend of the opening round of the 2014 Drift Allstars season, and that the event would take place in London, I knew it would be a day to remember…

EVENT: The Start Line At Formula Drift Road Atlanta

EVENT: On the line at Formula Drift ATL

Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the grid, facing down the long hill towards the first turn of the Formula Drift course at Road Atlanta? Wonder no more – Brad Hodgin takes us up close and personal with the drivers as they prepare the unleash an assault on ATL…

EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 1, Riga, Latvia

EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 1, Riga, Latvia

On the first weekend of May, the best Eastern European drifters drove on the legendary Bikernieki race track in Riga. The first stage of Prestigio Eastern European Drift Championship 2014 took place there. Bikernieki is a special motorsport complex built in 1965 in the Bikernieki forest in the east of Riga.

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: The Road to the Championship

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: Road to the Championship

Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and was home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT event back in 2004. Utilizing Turns 10A, and 10B of the road course, cars slide sideways through the turns and then hit the loop before the bridge and back towards Turns 10B, 10A, and then ends dramatically by drifting uphill on an incline.

SNAPSHOT: A tiny part of the Danish drift scene

SNAPSHOT: A tiny part of the Danish drift scene

For many years the Danish drift scene has been struggling to build a successful national drifting championship. Despite the lack of intensive support and a ton of conservative motorsport diplomacy in Denmark, the 2014 season is underway. Here are a few photos to delight yourself with a tiny bit of the Danish drift scene…

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EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 1

A new year, a new season. 2014 brings the Irish Drift Championship into its second year of competitive drifting since taking the reins from the ever successful Prodrift series. 2014 would welcome a new champion…

FEATURE: ADGP 2013/14 Season Review

FEATURE: ADGP 2013/14 Season Review

Our man down under, Luke Hobbs, recaps the goings on in the ever-growing Australian drift scene. Beautiful weather, beautiful girls and some of Formula Drift’s finest judging and competing – the Australians know how to do it right…

FEATURE: DREAM.BUILD.DRIVE – The Story of Nigel Petrie’s Toyota Hilux

FEATURE: DREAM.BUILD.DRIVE – The Story of Nigel Petrie’s Toyota Hilux

Some of you may be familiar with the name Nigel Petrie and Engineered to Slide. The drifting world has been abuzz with interest since he began sliding super-low Nissan Silvias a few years ago. However, his focus over the last three years has been on something much larger, something monumental…

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Five

Round five of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship would see the series travel south to Christchurch city in New Zealand’s South Island. Faced with either an 18 hour road trip or the expense of shipping the car down, it was a big commitment from the teams.

EVENT: Maxxis British Drift Championship 2014: Round One

EVENT: Maxxis British Drift Championship 2014: Round One

It felt like forever arriving but the 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship finally got underway at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent, England during Easter weekend. With new cars, improved setups and some guaranteed great drifting to be witnessed, here’s how it all went down…

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FEATURE: Kody’s Parking Lot Built 240SX

You know you’ve made it big when you see pictures of your car in tuner magazines and on globally recognised websites. It seems the media mostly captures the professionals; the best drifters with sponsor backing, or the enthusiasts with big-budget builds.

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FEATURE: Kody’s Parking Lot Built 240SX

You know you’ve made it big when you see pictures of your car in tuner magazines and on globally recognised websites. It seems the media mostly captures the professionals; the best drifters with sponsor backing, or the enthusiasts with big-budget builds.

FEATURE: It's a DRIFTlife

FEATURE: It’s a DRIFTlife

With the 2014 season underway we spend some time with the guys behind ‘It’s a DRIFTlife’: a new, professional team that look set to make big impressions in European drifting. Got a thing for R33′s? You’ll enjoy this…

FEATURE: Passion in Poland

FEATURE: Passion in Poland

Drifted photographer Pawel Jermak pays a visit to the world-famous STW Drift Team to find out what goes on during season down time. More after the jump…

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EVENT: Pre-Season Testing: Slide Motorsport & Team Lassa

In the last couple weeks leading up to the start of The British Drift Championship season, it’s not unusual for drivers and teams to get their freshly built machines to a track for some testing, and this week was no different. We were fortunate enough to be invited to such a test day for Slide Motorsport and Team Lassa at Teesside Autodrome…

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EVENT: Pre-Season Testing: Slide Motorsport & Team Lassa

In the last couple weeks leading up to the start of The British Drift Championship season, it’s not unusual for drivers and teams to get their freshly built machines to a track for some testing, and this week was no different. We were fortunate enough to be invited to such a test day for Slide Motorsport and Team Lassa at Teesside Autodrome…

EVENT: The Streets of Long Beach

EVENT: The Streets of Long Beach ’14

Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro entered its 11th season by opening the series on part of the Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach track. The same layout last year was utilized while approximately 20,000 fans came to experience the action…

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NEWS: Japfest 2014: Drift Kings Returns!

Japfest, Europe’s largest Japanese car show is rapidly approaching, with an announcement earlier in the year that Drift Kings will be returning for 2014! It will be held on Saturday 10th May at the legendary Castle Combe Circuit…

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LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: The Streets of Long Beach

It’s that time of year again! The 11th annual Formula Drift season kicks off on the streets of Long Beach, California. Watch all of the action and drama unfold live right here…