Monday, April 19, 2010

Drift Weekly 1

First up for this week we have this video from Vaughn Gittin. JR took the win at this years Formula D Long Beach in his new Monster Energy Ford Mustang. This car sounds like pure insanity and it proved to be on top of the game this day along with Vaughn. Congrats to JR, were excited to see more of this duo of man and machine!

Vaughn Gittin Jr: Monster’s Street Fighting Man from Drift Alliance on Vimeo.

And to follow up with the win JR pulled out, Drift Alliance takes the team drift competition at LBC for the third year!   (

"Team Drift Alliance took home the top honors at today’s Team Drift competition during the Long Beach Grand Prix. They drifted in front of thousands of fans after the IZOD Indycar Series race and entertained them with their consistent and synchronized drifting through the streets of Long Beach. This is the third victory in a row for Team Drift Alliance which consisted of Joon Maeng in Full Tilt Poker / Nitto Tires Mazda RX-8, champion Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 350Z, and Justin Pawlak in the Falken Mazda RX-7."

Next up we have a nicely done video of the Formula D LBC. This was done by Dead pirate Productions, very cleanly.

Formula Drift Long Beach" The New Season begins" from Ross Fairfield on Vimeo.

And one more Formula D LBC 2010 vid for the day, edit done by FourReel Productions.

FormulaD-Streets Of Long Beach from Robert Strohmeyer on Vimeo.
ClubFR posted up the news of Drift Day 30 registration being up. Heres the flyer and the info from them. ( )

Finally it.s here.  USAIR, here we come!
Registration for our 30th Drift Day is finally open.  Registration will remain open until May 15, 2010.  That is also the deadline for refunds.

  • Cost: $130 for driver, $10 spectator

  • Location: USAIR – Shawano, WI

  • Date: May 16th, 2010

  • Hours: 800a-530p

  • Tech: 800a-915p

  • Start: 930p-430p

  • Clean-up: 430p-ASAP.

  • 30 Driver cap.

  • Registration receives entry of driver plus ONE pit person.”

Now up, Evergreen Drift announced the Northwest Nissan ProAm Sponsorship Contest..

Applications must be in by April 22!
Click the image for details!
If you have what it takes to compete in the Evergreen Drift Northwest ProAm Championship submit your application ASAP. Make it a good one because NWN will select the most qualified applicants and the members will vote to select the winner of the sponsorship. This is an excellent example of the grassroots community supporting its own.
To become a NWN Club member, follow the link:

This video was brought off of Dean Kearney's website, on-board camera, Fredric Aasbo chasing, wall scrapping, good LBC fun!

Dean "Karnage" Kearney taps the wall from IntecRacing on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Intraweb Drift Find: Justin Pawlak Blog

So as of late I have been super busy finishing things up on my S13 for a coming event. 2 weeks left! Anyway, in my spare time I've been going and collecting up websites worth sharing with the Drifting community! Starting with this one which I just went through and must I say it was a good one. For this Drift Find we have Justin Pawlak's blog. These days everyone has a blog and its hard to get down to the good stuff with so much to go through. JTP has his own shop now which some do and don't know. Located in Gardena, CA, the shop which goes by "Hot Line" is full of obviously gnarly projects. 

Following JTP's blog shows alot of work thats getting done at Hot Line. The blog is full of great things like event stuff, and a lot of fabrication work! Props to Justin for his Falken deal in the 2010 season and the guys at Hot Line for doing some awesome work! 

Link to the goods:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Drifting Around The World, March 2010 Edition

Drifting isn't just a growing phenomenon in the USA; there are plenty
of other places around the world that have rapidly growing drift
scenes. Here's a video sampling of some of these areas.  -pr0craztinazn

Drifting Selection 3 from Fabio Ugolini on Vimeo.
An Italian drift event; rarely do we see coverage of such things.
Notice the fair amount of S197 Mustangs; wouldn't be a vehicle I'd
expect to be popular out there.

More Suzuka Twin from Rob R on Vimeo.
Rob Ritter, of Miata fame, is in Japan at an event in his LHD
S-chassis. Everybody wants what isn't common around them...

A winter DRIFT day. Spanish drifting at Castellolí circuit. from Albert's Art Works on Vimeo.
Drifting in Spain... Albert's Art Works puts out some very well done
event coverage; his other videos are definitely worth watching.

Live for Drifting from unokeva on Vimeo.
Another Spanish drift event; this one is well shot, too.

Weston Super Mare Drift Day from Floyd Parsons on Vimeo.
Here's an event in the southern United Kingdom. A short vid, but sweet.

Philippines Car Porn Productions from Ian King on Vimeo.
An excellently done video of an event in the Philippines. With the
perspective in the early part of the video, it almost looks like RC

Session Failure from Mez Productions on Vimeo.
From Australia comes a video from Mez, whom has a great eye for this,
even with a malfunctioning camera.

Drift-Inc March Session at Pembrey Wales from Drift-inc on Vimeo.
Welsh drifting; no jokes about funny accents. Looks as grassroots as
one can get; I like.

Stay tuned for part II of Drifting Around The World!