Keep Drifting Fun’s Will Roegge had the pleasure of Directing Photography on the latest episode of Tuerck’d. The challenge for Ryan Tuerck on this week’s episode was to drift up Vermont’s Burke Mountain. Compared to Mt. Ascutney, the previous Vermont mountain that Ryan drifted in last season’s Off Seasons video, Burke Mountain was more narrow and steeper than Ascutney. Check out this episode to see Ryan tackle this high speed climb.
Taylor Wright of BrokenImage has posted a really nice look at this year’s Autumn Drift Matsuri at Ebisu Circuit in Japan. Just look at the close tandem and 36 hours of non-stop drifting at all of Ebisu’s famous tracks.
Ryan Tuerck is in New Zealand currently for Red Bull’s Drift Shifters event and he visited C’s Garage while down there. Ryan covers Supercharger versus Turbocharger and USA versus Japanese engines. Plus our good friend, Matt Powers, makes an appearance with a mint green KDF t-shirt on in the garage!
We have been fortunate enough to attend 4 events of the Just Drift calendar this season. Just Drift is Southern California’s premiere drifting series and events – which are held at Willow Springs International Raceway. One of our favorite circuits used by Just Drift is Horse Thief Mile. As the name implies, the circuit is close to a mile long in length and snakes over the steepest hillside on the Willow Springs property. It is a tight configuration of almost full 180 degree corners mixed with some sweeping high speed corners and of course – elevation changes!
Thanks to our friend, Larry Chen for allowing us to mount our video cameras to his 1970 Datsun 240z as a chase camera car! Also for his fantastic driving, getting close to our friends mid drift.
There are a few wonderful positives to owning a mid 90′s Nissan 240sx: reliable, cheap to own, and a library of available upgrades. One of the negatives about the aging Nissan is the brakes. They don’t have a lot of stopping power stock – so Speed Academy sourced some Mitsubishi Evolution 8 front calipers and Touge Factory adapters. The adapters allow the calipers to bolt up to the Nissan’s knuckle without any modification.
With the addition of some new rotors, 300zx rear brakes, and a 300zx master cylinder – the Nissan 240sx should have increased stopping power to match it’s upgrade performance!
Chris Harris, automotive journalist and presenter took some time during the production of Gymkhana Seven to explore the ‘Hoonicorn’ the 1965 Ford Mustang used in the film. He does an excellent job explaining the team’s build choices and showing how the Mustang is put together. The car was a collaboration between a few of the friends of KDF: ASD, RTR, and Hoonigan. While that might sound like alphabet soup, ASD is the shop responsible for the iconic Falken Tires Formula Drift cars – 350z, Mustangs, and Darren McNamara’s Saturn Sky. They now support Vaughn Gittin JR and his program – RTR an abbreviation for Ready To Rock. RTR is JR’s mantra and his line of after market upgrades for late model Ford Mustangs. Hoonigan of course is the brand and racing division created by Ken Block and Brian Scotto. So without any more explanation, check out this great behind the scenes look at Ken Block’s Gymkhana Seven Mustang.
Season Three of Tuerck’d continues with Euro trip part 2 – Ryan takes on Drift All Stars and walks away with first place!
Tuerck’d season three continues with a trip to Europe. Ryan Tuerck borrows some very nice track prepped drift cars and some beater missile cars to enjoy drifting in Scotland and Germany. You will have to see whether the cars get Tuerck’d or not.
Ken Block is known for his rally skills – rally america, GRC, and WRC. His Gymkhana video series is one of the most popular internet video franchises around – with each collecting tens of millions of views. The series started at El Toro airfield – emulating a gymkhana obstacles. As the series has continued, it’s gotten bigger and better. The only constant is All Wheel Drive, as Ken has shifted from Subaru to Ford, from hatchback rally machine to 800hp AWD 1965 Ford Mustang hoon machine. Enjoy Ken sliding through Los Angeles in Gymkhana Seven!
Season Three of Tuerck’d continues on Network A. In this episode, Ryan heads to Texas for the Formula Drift round and enters a game of high speed entries, no handed manjis, 360 drift, and backwards entries with fellow professional drifters – Pat Goodin and Matt Field. Plus some rad BMX riding with local Texas Pro rider Aaron Ross.
Shoot First Media and Ryan Tuerck team up to create the original parking lot drift film – Off Seasons.
Ryan Tuerck’s show on Network A – Tuerck’d has become a phenomenon in the drifting community. Now in it’s third season, Tuerck’d is doing crazier and bigger things. Ryan’s new street car build is a Scion FR-S powered by a Toyota 2JZ engine. Tuerck and Dominic built the car and it rips. They take the car testing in central Pennsylvania and then destroy some pavement at Woodward Skate/BMX camp.
Keep Drifting Fun has been fortunate to work with Ryan on some cool video projects in the past and he was featured in our 2010 documentary.
Tuerck’d is on YouTube via the Network A Channel and the third season is only about half way through so there is plenty more drifting to come!
After Formula Drift Irwindale 2014 we headed out for some Parking Lot fun with Drift Team Animal Style.
KDF’s second Final Bout video from director – Joshua Herron. The music selection pays homage to the region – gritty Chicago hip hop. Which works really well for an event where a large portion of the drivers are from Chicago/Illinois.
Will Roegge traveled to Shawano, Wisconsin to USA International Raceway for the first annual Club FR – Final Bout.
We had a booth and brought out our RED Epic camera to Palm Beach to shoot some footage for an upcoming project. Here are a few of our favorite shots!
Formula Drift Palm Beach 2013 tank tops and t-shirts are ready. They will be available tomorrow, May 31-June 1st at our booth.
Come swing by and get one or both – tank top is white with red ribbing, t-shirt is power washed red with white and gray print. Both are on American Apparel blanks, printed here in the USA.
Limited run so come see us early and get yours before they sell out.
Formula Drift – Road Atlanta 2013 was one for the records. Rain, crashes, drama, and a few new faces in the top 32 made for an interesting weekend. We were there with a booth and two limited edition products – a peach t-shirt and a burgundy tank top.
We were also there with Canon’s 1D C – “c” for cinema camera. Which shoots 4k resolution to Compact Flash cards – the same way a Canon 5D DSLR shoots 1080p.
This very well might be the first 4k drift video on YouTube. Check out some of our favorite moments and clips from FD Atlanta.
See you in Palm Beach for Round Three.
Here are the renderings for our 2013 Formula Drift Atlanta T-Shirts and Tank Tops. As always, we’ve produced a limited number of each design. 75 of each of the Peach T-Shirt and the Maroon Tank Top.
This year’s shirts will feature an Atlanta graphic commemorating the year and location.
Visit the Keep Drifting Fun booth at Road Atlanta on May 10th and 11th, 2013. Get one before they sell out!