With the 2013 season of Formula Drift looming on the horizon, I decided there would be no better time than the present to start dropping footage from 2012.
Alright, so maybe that’s not the only reason that I couldn’t get any footage out till now, but that certainly was a good push to crank out the footage I gathered from last year and never got a chance to edit.
Ever watched a video and thought, “Man, they must have cameras EVERYWHERE”? Sometimes that’s not far from the truth. Filming drifting has become pretty serious business as of late, and even at grassroots events you can find photographers and videographers cruising around with some pretty serious gear. I took this opportunity to buck the trend and shoot 1 Camera / 1 Drift Day. Enjoy!
Let me start off by saying: I’m really excited about this video. Not because I’m infatuated with myself or anything, but mainly because I got halfway through cutting this video and then had to leave the country as well as my editing behind. I managed to sneak back home long enough to sit down and finish this video, and it was wonderful to finally get it out of my brain! Make the jump!
It’s pretty hard to believe that it’s already been a year since the first time I set foot on American soil to witness the spectacle that is Formula Drift at Irwindale. Although I’ve been to several FD events since my first visit to California, I still can’t help but be more of a fan when I’m at Irwindale.
DMCC definitely lived up to its name of Drift Mania at the final round held at ICAR in Mirabel this past weekend. With cars making good friends with the wall fairly early in the weekend, it began to look like it would be more a weekend of survival than tight racing.
Wall Speedway in New Jersey is, arguably, the driver’s worst nightmare, a steel lined track, high banks and absolutely no room for error. It should come as no surprise that I titled this particular video ‘Survival’.
Planet Jupiter….sounds a bit cheesy right? Honestly, though, I can’t really think of any other way to describe our trip to Jupiter, Florida for Formula Drift Round 3: Invasion…
Formula D at Road Atlanta was a ridiculously epic event. Amongst all the drifting, crazy beer fuelled fans, and golf karts was the Helix Energy Drinks drift team. Hopefully this video shows how great of a time we had at that event and gets you pumped for Florida!
Man, and I thought it was hard to describe my very first Formula D event, which was Irwindale last year. But honestly, I don’t think you can actually truly grasp the energy of an event like Formula Drift at Road Atlanta without being there. I heard people say it was the best. I heard it was tough on the drivers and their cars. I saw both of these things proven before my eyes, in spades.
Pat Cyr has been working long hours in the garage at our house to get his trusty F20 powered hachiroku ready for Formula Drift in Atlanta in a few weeks. He got the motor back in and dyno’d, so I figured I’d cut something up to start getting people excited for one of the few Corollas that will be running in Formula Drift this year.
Even now, every year the pro drifting season ends, the big scary race cars go back in to their little garages; and our country (for the most part) gets blanketed with wonderful white stuff called snow. Every year, just like the year before, the local drift crew dusts off their trusty old ‘winter beater’ drift cars and waits patiently for the right conditions to get out and practice.