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FEATURE: Paul’s AE811 – Not all as it seems

I still remember Paul’s Levin staring back at me the when I looked through the eyepiece of my camera for the first time a couple of years back. As per usual in the New Zealand car scene, not all vehicles are as they seem; with an AE111 heart and AE86 driveline, this particular Levin was not your typical (excuse my pun) Black and White ’85.

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Four

A wet track welcomed us to Taupo for round four of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Despite the weather this round would be an important stepping stone on the championship calendar. Most drivers were looking to capitalise on the familiar track and gain valuable points they had missed out on in the previous rounds. Meanwhile, Mad Mike Whiddett would be hoping to extend his considerable lead overall.

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Mad Mike RX7 Desktop


Today’s Desktop features Mad Mike’s insane 26B Quad Rotor RX7, aka Madbul.

We’ve got four sizes for you, from laptop all the way up to 27″ iMac. Enjoy!

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D1NZ 2014 Round Three

EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Three

While the rest of the world is still battling wintry conditions, over here in New Zealand we’re making the most of our summer months while we can. It was no surprise the crowd favourite Tauranga round of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship had made a return this year, after the 2013 event was completely sold out…

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DESKTOP: Mad Mike vs Shane Van Gisbergen

Our latest desktop wallpaper features D1NZ drivers Mad Mike and Shane Van Gisbergen doing battle.

You can find all of our desktop wallpapers in the DESKTOPS section of Drifted.com.

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Mad Mike Whiddett RX7

EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Two

What do you get when you mix a couple dozen pro drift cars, a custom built track, perfect weather and a big crowd? The answer is a weekend you’re likely to remember for a long time to come!

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DESKTOP: C’s Garage S14

Our latest desktop, shot by David Atkinson, features the awesome C’s Garage S14 drifting the chicane at Round 2 of Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Grab your chosen resolution inside!

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round One

It was time to kick off another season of New Zealand drifting here at Hampton Downs last weekend. Round one of the Cody’s D1NZ national drifting championship had come around pretty quickly but everyone was super excited to get out there and shred some tires once again!

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D1NZ 2013 Grand Final

EVENT: D1NZ 2013 Grand Final: Taupo

After an agonisingly long wait it was finally time to see which driver would be crowned champion of the 2012-2013 Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. The difference in points after round five was very slim, with Fanga Dan, Mike Whiddett, Andrew Redward and Curt Whittaker all within reach of the season trophy. Here’s how it went down at a very cold Taupo Motorsport Park…

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EVENT: Cody’s D1NZ 2013 Round Four

Hampton Downs has got to be one circuit that everyone looks forward to on the Cody’s D1NZ season calendar. With its convenient location near NZ’s largest city this brand new track is used frequently as a testing ground for all kinds of motorsport. All the drivers are very familiar with the right-hand entry, switching up and over the hill to a larger left turn and finally a manji style exit on the straight…

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D1NZ Round 3

EVENT: Cody’s D1NZ 2013 Round Three

It was hard to find a fault with the plan for Round 3 of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Held in sunny Tauranga on another technically challenging, custom built circuit it was bound to be a success from the get go. However it was the first time a drift event had been held in Tauranga city and nobody was sure what kind reaction the event would receive.

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D Spec 570z Feature

FEATURE: Team D Spec 570z

When Sky Zhao announced early last year that he was building a 350z for the 2013 season of D1NZ, I couldn’t really hide my excitement. Nicknamed the 570z after the choice of engine conversion – the Nissan is now running a 5.7L LS1 along with tons of parts shipped over from the US.

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EVENT: Cody’s D1NZ 2013 Round Two

It’s been far too long since I last got out amongst some drifting, over half a year in fact. Tuning in to online coverage of overseas events has been great but there’s nothing quite like attending an event yourself and taking in the atmosphere on offer. That’s why I was looking forward to Round 2 of the Cody’s D1NZ Championship held in Whangarei on a new custom built track, with many rebuilt and redesigned cars for the 2012/2013 season.

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EVENT: D1NZ Grand Final: Hampton Downs

As we head into the final round of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship, the tension and hype was unbelievable. With about six drivers in close contention for the Championship title, any small mistake here could cost the drivers dearly. Find out what went down after the jump….

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