EVENT: XS Carnight Drift Demo

Posted by Fabian Linder on 29th July 2011

My friend Markus Bruhn invited me to come to Dresden former east Germany, where he and the “Clutch killers” team were invited to do a drift demo at one of the biggest tuning meetings in Germany. Since I hate it to drive alone long distances, I asked “Clutch killers” driver Pierre Tucholka to pick me up with his VW T4 and his beautiful R33 Skyline.

Pierre Tucholka in his bangbus

So I started of with my mate Pierre and his Bangbus to Halle, where the crews homebase is. He hast tricked out his bus with japanese bucket seats, a TV, a nice sound system, OEM scirocco rims and a gas mask (?!?!).

The exterieur of the "bangbus"

On the autobahn everyone who passed by was watching at us, I don’t know why… stickerbombing and skylines are not very common, I suppose.

We arrived late at the evening at another friend, Jens, hes living in Halle and has the coolest car around, a Mercedes 500E from 1993, black with 20 inch RH rims and a custom build exhaust system which makes the V8 Benz roar like a touring car. After a ride and a quick photo shoot with the Benz, we fell immediately asleep.

Mercedes 500E V8 by Jens

The Mercedes 500E – a very rare and great performing luxury limousine.

Our roadtrain to dresden

The next morning we prepared everything for the drift show, loaded the cars, picked up some merchandise to sale at the event and started the 150km trip from Halle to Dresden.

Markus, the organiser of the "CHKS" show tagged the car with stickers of his favorite blog

Markus, the organiser of the “CHKS” show tagged the car with stickers of his favorite blog

Marks slammed W123

Mark our second drifter arrived with his freshly restored W123 on chrome rims.

the Magirus
The yellow truck was borrowed by a car dealer, it a top speed of 80km/h, inside the cockpit it was sticky and hot but our truck driver Jens normally drives tanks through Afghanistan, so he was getting along with the situation.

A strange car-boat

After we set up the track and unloaded the cars, we slept in a hotel nearby the expo, at the harbour of Dresden. The next morning, the boys discovered this strange thing in the port, they immediately climbed on it, just to notice that its not drift-able.

At midday the invited cars arrived, like this VW club

The “XS Carnight” normally is set in a parking lot, but since the authorities of Dresden and the police banned the parking meeting, they decided to host it at the expo of Dresden. By midday, the VIP cars arrived, 1500 cars which where selected by the organisation, they get did get the good places inside the expo.

Since we had over three hours until the start of our show we had enough time to check out the show cars

Since we had over three hours until the start of our show we had enough time to check out the other cars

At the moment there are two big trends in germany, "hoodrides"...

At the moment there are two big trends in Germany, “hoodrides”…

... , "rats" and...

…, “rats” or

... a clean Euro style ...

… a clean “Eurostyle” with big rims.

the masses gathered at the fence, waiting for our show

The masses already gathered at the fence, waiting for our show

Mark did the start in his Mercedes 190E

Mark Dittmar did the start in his Mercedes 190E, the crowd was already at party mode.

After Mark hyped the crowed, Pierre set them on fire

After Mark hyped the crowd, Pierre Tucholka set them on fire with his R33, they were really blasted away by the sound and the power of his Skyline

Dozens of people bought a ride in the drifttaxi, even two german tv crews were around

Dozens of people bought a ride in the drifttaxi, there were even two TV crews around

Ronny did get some good laughs with this paper womanon his back

Ronny did get some good laughs with this paper woman on his back

Another highlight was a watermelon on a rope, which Mark smashed with the side of his Mercedes

Another highlight was a watermelon on a rope, which Mark smashed with the side of his Mercedes

On the first attempt, Mark hit the melon with the Gopro on the rear, Markus secured the Gopro from the track

On the first attempt, Mark hit the melon with the GoPro on his rear, Markus secured the GoPro from the track.
The GoPro still smells like a  watermelon.

Pierre tried to make the small track as fast as possible

Pierre tried to make the small track as fast as possible, so he can use the 400hp of his RB25DET

The crowd loved the Skyline for his immense flames

The crowd loved the Skyline for his immense flames. Every time the car when full throttle was released, the exhaust spitted flames

There are thousands of photos and pictures from our show in the social media networks

There are thousands of photos and videos from our show in the social media networks

In our second show, we drifted around a volunteer in his Civic

In our second show, we drifted around a volunteer in his Civic

Pierre had big fun, the crowd was screaming, he felt like a rockstar

Pierre had big fun, the crowd was screaming, he felt like a rockstar

We drifted till midnight, luckily I had my 50mm 1.4 lens with me

We drifted till midnight, luckily I had my 50mm f1.4 lens with me

The longer Pierre was driving, the bigger the fireballs were

The longer Pierre was driving, the bigger the fireballs were

For the final Mark (left) wrecked another Melon with his W201

For the final Mark (left) wrecked another Melon with his W201. Late at night we got into the expo and slept on the floor of a conference room.

Dresden is one of germanys most beautiful citys

After our breakfast at a  fast food restaurant with a “M” on the sign, we left beautiful Dresden and traveled home to the black forest.

During the next weeks I will also edit a short video of our show and the road-trip, but first I will be at the Eurospeedway for the IDS Round 4, this weekend.

Written by Fabian Linder

Fabian Linder

Born in Germany, living in Germany… addicted to drifting, photography and art…

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  • aristo

    the white balance is so off, for the rest awesome pics and write up! looked like a great day.

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