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SNAPSHOTS: Andy Hateley’s BMW E30 from FD Pro2

Andy Hateley was among the drivers at Formula D Round Five’s Pro 2 competition, and our David Hintze caught his creamy orange BMW in action around Evergreen Speedway. LS3 engine? Check. Over 500hp through 275mm Falken Tires? Check. Retro-cool sideways action? You know it!

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DESKTOP: Kyle Mohan at Magic Hour

Formula Drift’s fourth round at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey has become a must-attend event with many of the series’ media shooters for one key reason: magic hour. We present you with an example of this: Kyle Mohan’s GT Radial Energy-X Mazdatrix RX-8. Enjoy and treat your desktop to some new bling.

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 4

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 4

The fourth round of the Irish Drift Championship saw drivers head west to Ennis, Co. Clare. The purpose built course has been a regular for Irish drifting for numerous years with the tight technical turns, lined with unforgiving walls and a hand full of tricky clipping points…

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Three: Teesside Autodrome

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Three: Teesside Autodrome

With the fourth round of the 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship on the horizon, Ste Trackslide looks back at what went down at round three, Teesside Autodrome…

EVENT: Extreme Drift Allstars Europe – Latvian Drift GP

EVENT: Extreme Drift Allstars Europe – Latvian Drift GP

Following the madness that I witnessed on day one of the Extreme Drift Allstars Latvian Drift GP in Riga, and the crazy late night street parade the evening before, I couldn’t wait to see what the main event day would bring. What followed what the most insane drift event I’ve ever attended. You’re going to want to see this…

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EVENT: Gatebil By Night

You all know about Gatebil, and you have probably seen tons of pictures from the main event at Rudskogen. Thats why I´m not going to show you pictures of the cars bathing in sunlight…

I want to show you a different side of the event. I want to show you guys some of my favorite cars… shot at night! Enjoy.

EVENT: Drift Allstars Riga Preview – We Run These Streets

EVENT: Extreme Drift Allstars Riga Preview – We Run These Streets

An extreme inner-city circuit, 50 of the world’s best drivers, a pack of the most powerful and advanced drift cars in Europe and an insane inner-city police-escorted parade through the streets of the Latvian capital? Only in Eastern Europe – this is Riga baby!

FEATURE: Style is everything

FEATURE: Style is everything

Following the third round of the 2014 Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship at Teesside Autodrome this past weekend, Jordan Butters looks at the style of the BDC and how aesthetics plays a big part in the art of staying sideways…

EVENT: Drift Allstars Europe – Swedish Drift GP

EVENT: Drift Allstars Europe – Swedish Drift GP

Drift Allstars Europe would make it’s second appearance in Scandinavia this year. This time at the famous Mantorp Park, just south of Stockholm in Sweden. The home of Swedish drifting has it all – Swedish drift championships, Gatebil events, Swedish touring car series and now the Drift Allstars European Series.

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FEATURE: What We Do – BDC Knockhill Circuit, Scotland

The British Drift Championship visited Knockhill in Scotland in June, instead of the usual September. Would this change bring us smoke-friendly dry weather? Signs above the motorway flashing ‘Heavy Rain Forecast’ indicated otherwise.

VIDEO: FINALBOSS Matsuri 2014

VIDEO: FINALBOSS Matsuri 2014

It’s like Japan, but in Scotland. That’s the best way that I can describe the FINALBOSS Matsuri at the epic Driftland. The coolest cars, on the UK’s coolest track, just going for it and not giving a single fuck. We came, we saw, we enjoyed. We’ll be back next year.

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EVENT: Drift Allstars Europe Round 2 – Czech Drift GP

Autodrome Sosnova played host to the second round of the 2014 Drift Allstars European series. With the championship race still wide open after the first event in the UK, it would be interesting to see what happened with even more competition and a full grid of 50 pro drivers.

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NEWS: Interview with Brendon White on the Future of D1NZ

Recently Drifted had the opportunity to talk to Brendon White, managing director at D1NZ, to discuss the details of the upcoming twelfth season and get his opinion on where things are headed. Little did we know that he would also reveal some exclusive, first-look tidbits too!

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EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 3: Kaunas, Lithuania

“Scary. Frightening. Awesome. Unbelievable. Daring. Something special.” These are the words, that drivers use to describe the track of Prestigio EEDC Round Three in Nemunring, Lithuania.

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EVENT: FINALBOSS Weekender.

FINALBOSS are all about Japanese cars, hard driving and having fun. The purpose behind the FINALBOSS Weekender, held at Scotland’s infamous Driftland, was to get all of the UK’s top drivers in one place at one time. This is what happened…

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EVENT: Stars Rise in Formula D NJ’s Main Competition

Formula Drift’s competition from Wall Township, NJ has always been a deciding round of the championship, even when it falls in the middle of the season. Round Four signaled the half way mark of the seven round series. New Jersey is also a home race [View]

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EVENT: Qualifying for Formula Drift Wall, NJ

Formula Drift reached the halfway point of the season with Round Four from Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey. Going into the weekend, 2009 Champion Chris Forsberg lead the standings, with 2010 ace Vaughen Gittin Jr. only ten points back. It was anybody’s game to see which would emerge ahead as the battle rages onward for the 2014 season.

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EVENT: Going sideways along the Arctic Circle at Sommertreff

Far far away, under the midnight sun, there is a racetrack. Hidden between snowy mountains and tall green woods. Just shy of the border to the arctic we find Arctic Circle Raceway. The track hosted an annual event on the last weekend of June called Sommertreff.

FEATURE: We Need To Talk About The Future Of Drifting

FEATURE: We Need To Talk About The Future Of Drifting

Following the success of the Irish Drift Championship’s recent Global Warfare event, professional automotive photographer Paddy McGrath takes a look at the state of drifting and why the sport as we know it is in desperate need of a shake up…

EVENT: Gatebil Sweden 2014: Mixing pleasure with pleasure

EVENT: Gatebil Sweden 2014: Mixing pleasure with pleasure

Heard of Gatebil before? Of course you have. Ever been and witnessed it for yourself? No?! Find out what you’ve been missing all along…

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship Round 3: Global Warfare

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship Round 3: Global Warfare

Ireland’s best plays host to a star-studded line-up of international drivers, including names such as Saito, Powers, McNamara, Kearney and Morrison. Who will come out on top? It’s time to find out – it’s Global Warfare!

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: 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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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…