You’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into your car, spent countless hours preparing it for competition – that’s without mentioning the money. Why? To go out there and give it absolute hell. The 2013 Maxxis British Drift Championship opening round saw some balls-to-the-wall driving from all involved. Their war cry? Go hard or go home…
In my report from Greinbach I mentioned, how one of the competing cars very noticeably was running a powerful 2JZ employing anti-lag to avoid losing boost while off throttle. Being a bit of a tech-freak, I knew I had to take a closer look at it. As it turned out, the Cartu Drifting E46 isn’t quite the usual drift project of a guy who wants to go out and have some fun.
We have been sitting on this feature now for some time, and given that drift season is swiftly approaching and some of the public have had a chance to appreciate the engineering and dedication that has been put into these motors, that along with it being Easter, could there be a better time to feature a pair of mean bunnies?
We recently got an email from our friends over at Exedy, inviting us to get a behind the scenes look at their UK facility, and more importantly, to check out their new project car, a Toyota GT86. These are still pretty rare in the UK, so we jumped at the chance to check it out.
We braved the cold, wet weather and headed over to Teesside Autodrome to meet the new faces at the first British Drift Championship licensing day of 2013. It was certainly a wet one! Check out what happened within…
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.
This is the story of a 1995 Mazda MX5 with a low-milage 1.6 liter engine, driven by a woman. It’s not a rocket, it has a hairdressers-status amongst the generel public, it’s small, it’s unpractical, so why do you ask, why would I want to buy this? Well, let me make it simple. It has potential. Before turning 16 almost 3 years ago now, at around the same time we are now, I started looking for my first car… Actually, I started that process about ten years ago, as far back as I can even remember
When I think of a BMW in North America, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the stance and fitment movement. You know… Stanceworks and Lowly Gentlemen. Classy, well-fitted bimmers scraping at static height or laying frame on bags. While Europe has been at the forefront, for obvious reasons, North America has been a little late to the game when it comes to using them for drift cars…
Whenever we hear the words ‘Rocket Bunny’ you cannot help but think of Anthony ‘Scotty’ Scott’s Team Skylinepart.com SIL80, and this year its bigger and better than ever. Over the last 6 or so months, Scotty has rebuilt this world famous monster with reinforcement and weight saving in mind, find out more after the jump….
Just so you know this will not be a formal write up on FD Round 2 2011 in Atlanta, Ga. The reason is because well, everyone already knows what happened in Atlanta. The Road to the Championship is what they call it and oh how it is a perfect name for this event. Atlanta brings the most energetic crowd, drivers and even media….
Ok, one thing that will be evident at the end of this feature is that I am no rotary expert, therefore I will not pretend to be such an expert, so best off to Wikipedia or the likes if you looking for a statistic filled technical report on rotary engines. Sorry it won’t be found here. However, I do know a cool car when I see one, and Simon Connaughtons FC3s series RX7 is just that.
That should have said “2011 in review” But come on, that was over 3 months ago! Busy have I been these past few months, but I was finally able to get all this together and either way, couldn’t resist showcasing some of my favorite photos from last season no matter how many months into the new year it is.
Does anybody remember this car? It might look a bit gloomy where it sits now, but this is Ueo’s Ex-Formula D RedBull Drifting World Championship car, held back in 2008 in California. It has also run in D1 in Japan and Formula D Stateside.
With Ireland’s Prodrift series going from strength to strength in 2011 and the Irish building and importing some of the finest cars on this side of the planet, Drifted’s Damien O’Connor had his work cut out covering the Emerald Isle by himself! It’s time to check out his 2011 in Pictures!