Keep Drifting Fun

Our friend Adel – Off Beat Garage and Curb Bangers released an epic 4k resolution short film on YouTube. With an M83 backing music, voice over, sweeping time lapses and heli shots – the intro sequence sets up the importance of creating memories. What memories? Mixed in the twenty minute film are the struggles of building a drift car, preparing to go drift, celebrating a birthday, and finally the pay off drifting at Willow Springs. This film has all the fun and friendship that we love. Nice work guys.

VIDEO – DAN BROCKETT DOES JAPAN

We love Dan Brockett and you should too. In case you’ve been living in an off grid drifting colony for the past 10 years, Dan was the driver of an RB powered s13 in Formula Drift, the police officer in the very popular Motorcycle Drift Icon videos, and featured in our film Keep Drifting Fun. Dan represents our motto to the fullest and his latest video with Jesse Wood – shows what its like to buy, setup, and drift a car in Japan. Take a couple minutes, crack open a Boss Coffee or a Kirin and enjoy.

Drift Team Animal Style has released a 2015 recap video documenting the transformation of their drift cars from freshly painted to liveried and battle scarred.

This has some of the closest tandem moments and shows some of the United State’s best grassroots drift events – Bash to the Future, Sonoma Drift, All Star Bash, and Final Bout 2.

VIDEO – HOT ROD GARAGE MARK’S RX7

Hot Rod Garage took on a tribute project to finish Mark Lenardon’s Mazda FC RX7 project car. Mark passed away earlier this year in a motorcycle accident so it’s awesome to see some of our friends make Mark’s project car come to life. Nice work Tony, Geoff, Brendan, and Mike. Also rad to see our friends Rob Parsons and Hert drift with Mark’s RX7 at the end.

VIDEO – HOONIGAN BLACK FRIDAY

Hoonigan drivers Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck invade the abandoned Hawthorne Mall to drift the crap out of it. Forsberg comes within inches of a 2 story drop off, the pair tandem up a circular parking garage ramp Tokyo Drift style, and fulfill all of our drift dreams in an epic location.

Hoonigan Black Friday is the best Black Friday deal we’ve seen yet.

VIDEO – NORIYARO BUYS AN AE86

Alexi Smith aka Noriyaro is a wonderful gateway to Japanese drift culture. We’ve been following his adventures for years, however his latest videos have really been outstanding. Buying and drifting his first AE86 is a full adventure documented via Point Of View cameras. It was very funny to watch the Japanese react to his head mounted camera. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to his NoriYaro YouTube Channel and RSS his website feed.

VIDEO – LONE STAR DRIFT

Our friends at Lone Star Drift have been cranking out content from their events – in their Off Season series they visit with drivers from the series and check out their car builds. We haven’t seen an S2000 slide around since Stephan Papadakis was drifting his in Formula Drift.

The best part of the series is that they seem like they’re having a good time always!

KEEP DRIFTING FUN AT FINAL BOUT 2

We were very fortunate this year to be invited back to US Air Raceway for Final Bout t 2 and to produce the official video for the event. While at Final Bout 2 we interviewed: drivers who made the trip from thousands of miles away, the esteemed Judges who began drifting far before professional drifting introduced the sport to many, and the founders of Final Bout who wanted to curate their shared vision of drifting in the United States.

Our hope is that you are as inspired by our short documentary film as we were by the event and the drivers at Final Bout 2.

Expect more content and video coming soon from Keep Drifting Fun from Final Bout 2.

Off Beat Garage has purchased a second s13 hatch chassis and is preparing it to drift. If you missed out on the preparation of the first chassis, be sure to subscribe and watch as they get the fresh hatch ready to slide. The build looks like its going to be pretty serious with a tube front end – due to some front end damage from a previous owner.

Network A has released the “Ultimate Game of Drift” with Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg. If you re-call, in the last game of drift with Ryan and Chris on Tuerck’d – Ryan lost. This time the challenges are greater and the cars are both refreshed and in their best condition. The action all takes place again at Englishtown Raceway Park home of Club Loose and one of the best drift friendly tracks on the east coast of the United States.

OFFBEAT GARAGE – LEARNING TO DRIFT

We’ve been following OffBeat Garage since he started on preparing his s13 hatch for drifting about a year ago. This is an honest look at what it takes to learn how to drift and more importantly how to drift. With OffBeat Garage you get a first person perspective on what its like to learn. From setting up a car to make it easier to drift to attending the first drift day.

There is a lot of things that make it intimidating to tear into your car to make it a reliable drift car.

Adel has a great perspective on learning – how to drift first, add power later. He has a bone stock KA24de, which he plans on turbocharging later. KA24de-t is our favorite engine setup for a US S-Chassis.

Here is the latest video from Horse Thief Mile:

Sometimes when you are trying to do two things at once – it is difficult to get enough of both done. Case in point, we went out to Grange Motor Circuit for a drift event hosted by our friends at Sparkle Garage – attempting to both drift and film. We did more driving than filming. So we made this “QUICKIE” edit to put out something rather than having the footage disappear into the void. You can catch Will Roegge’s POV camera from the driver’s seat of his KA24de-t s14 and Hertrech Eugene in his LS powered FC RX-7. Until next time, enjoy!