We’ve started a new effort called Easy Spirit. Which will serve as a more personal look into the two filmmakers behind Keep Drifting Fun: Joshua “Hobo” Herron and Will Roegge. In this first episode, Hobo visits with Rainer aka Raysfactory and checks out his current projects.
Sorry for the ridiculously long wait. Here is Sharking Lot 3 with Drift Team Animal Style. Filmed by Brandon Kado and Will Roegge.
Take a ride-a-long with Hert in his 1989 Mazda RX-7 FC at Horse Thief Mile at Willow Springs. Enjoy. Maybe spin the tires?
Introducing our first project vehicle that isn’t a 1974 VW Westfalia van… our 1995 Nissan 240sx street project car. We have done a good amount of work to the s14 already – but we decided it was time to replace the old coilovers with some BC Racing DR coilovers. This video takes you through the process of replacing the s14 coilovers as well as some donuts in our stock KA24de powered 240sx. Let us know what you would like to see next with the project car.
Thanks to Brandon Kado for providing us with his camera operating skills in addition to KDF’s Will Roegge who shot and edited this piece. Some of our favorite moments from Super D at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, California. Guest driver, Naoki Nakamura, made for some exciting tandem with Drift Team Animal Style, Matt Powers, and Ryan Litteral.
Super D hosted a Drift Matsuri at Grange Motor Speedway in Apple Valley and invited Naoki Nakamura from Team Pink (formerly Team Burst). We were there to film it and will be releasing an edit. Be sure to watch in the highest resolution your device can handle!
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.
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.
This past weekend was Final Bout Special Stage West – the finest drift style from the west coast was on display and captured by our friend photographer Kyle Pope, additional photos by Kayla McNutt.
Sharking Lot 3 is coming. The full drift team Animal Style shreds the lot this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Matt Powers busts out a clean 360 and then rides the wall around Sonoma Raceway in his s14 240sx. Awesome to see Matt doing 360s all over the place!
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.