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.
Our good friends The Hoonigans had us out to Long Beach to the Donut Garage to film Ken Block doing some burn outs in his freshly finished 1978 Ford Escort MK2. Ken’s Escort features a 333 hp Millington 4 cylinder NA engine, fully race prepped, and adored with a one-off Rocket Bunny wide body kit.
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.
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.
On the 5th episode of Drift Garage Season 2 – Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck get their cars ready for the track. Chris preps the 370, while Ryan dynos his SR20det s13 hatch and installs some new rear over fenders. Enjoy this week’s episode.
One of our favorite programs, Drift Garage, released a new episode this Tuesday. In this episode Chris Forsberg gets his twin turbo Nissan 370z onto the dyno to see how much power it can make. While Ryan Tuerck upgrades the transmission and clutch in his s13 missile car.
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.
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!
Yousuke Suga aka SC Films has created a great showreel that captures the FUN of Japanese Drift culture. Enjoy this video of some of the best in Japan and big style inspiration to all of us here at Keep Drifting Fun.
It’s Tuesday, which means a new episode of Drift Garage. In this episode Ryan replaces the suspension on his s13 Nissan 240sx with WiseFab front suspension, BC Racing Coilovers, and ISIS Rear suspension arms. He also explains how the different suspension arms effect your grip, tire wear, and handling characteristics. While Chris and his Street Car Nissan 370Z continues with the installation of his twin turbo setup – addressing the radiator and cooling system. It’a amazing how many layers of components there are on the front of the 370z and the amount of work it is to do a twin turbo install on the 370z. Kudos to Chris and Brian Wilkerson at MA Motorsports for tackling that project.
As always, if you liked the episode or have a question for Chris Forsberg or Ryan Tuerck be sure to comment on the YouTube video and they might answer your question next week in their response video.
Rob Parsons and Always Down to Film have released the first episode of the Chairslayer Foundation series videos. In this episode Ben Conolly travels from the UK to California, USA and gets to drive Rob’s hand controlled 180sx. The Chairslayer Foundation is something we support whole heartedly and we’ve documented Rob’s story in the past. If you feel compelled donate to the foundation and help those without the use of their legs – do our favorite thing in a car DRIFT.
Our friend, Mark Lenardon made this video in 2013 as a farewell to his friends and family on the east coast as he prepared to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue his career as a filmmaker. It seems a fitting tribute to Mark to post this video in light of his recent accident and current medical condition. Thanks Mark for living your dreams, following your passion, and producing amazing work that will continue to live on – along with our memories of you.
Super G Drift Arena and Falken Tire teamed up to make a very fun Scale RC Drift video. We don’t usually post RC Drifting, but this scale town, lighting, and sound design made it a must share for us. Check it out.
It’s been two weeks since the last installment of Drift Garage with Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck. Which means, there is a new episode this week! In this episode, Chris and Brian Wilkerson work on the Fast Intentions Nissan 370z Tial Twin Turbo kit for Chris’ “Street Car”. While Ryan works on upgrading his SR20det with new injectors, cams, and a new manifold/turbo setup. If you have questions for Chris Forsberg or Ryan Tuerck go and comment on the YouTube video for a chance to have them answered in next week’s episode.