Whatever problems Americans think young people have here with getting into cars, Japan has it worse. And yet they still have room for a budding grassroots scene, thanks to insanely low costs.
They call the start of a drift the 'initiation.' This might be the most extreme I've ever seen.
This is some of the most aggressive driving I've ever seen.
This is pro drifter Daigo Saito and his crew at the 2012 Summer Drift Matsuri at Japan's Ebisu Circuit. For practice, they decided to throw some ratty old cars sideways at over 100 miles an hour.
As far as we're concerned, this is the greatest corner in the drifting world: the jump at Japan's Ebisu Circuit. Hear the tires chirp as they return to earth and slide down the track past the wall.