It’s happening tomorrow at Englishtown, New Jersey. I’ll be there taking pictures of cars doing drifting. Find the event on Club Loose’s Facebook page. It’s fun and cool and like being inside a YouTube video but in real life.
Last week we saw The Bloodmasters’ John Wagner try (and fail) to drift his Nissan 240SX with what looks like a yoke stolen from an arcade. Some practice later, he got it right.
Things don’t go great, as it turns out.
Warm weather and tire smoke are here again.
I picked one, two, three pieces of rubber from my eye as Chris Forsberg threw his car into neutral after a tandem run at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. His 350-horsepower Nissan was so sideways, it felt like the wheels were castors plucked from an office chair. I was riding shotgun, attempting to film it all.
As this video shows, it was sideways in 1989 and it’s still sideways 26 years later.
“Loud, obnoxious, rowdy cars are inherently fun,” Tony Angelo tells me. “Doesn’t matter what it is. Doesn’t matter what year it was made. It doesn’t matter if it’s fuel injected or carbureted.”
What if every time a car got sideways, it started zapping itself with beams of electricity, DeLorean-style?
In the end, it’s a bunch of people fucking around with some very fast, very gnarly cars inches away from each other.
East Coast Bash might just be the best car event in the country. Watch this video and you’ll sort of understand.
In 36 hours, this BMW E36 went from a $200 junkyard special to a fully functional drift car, going sideways on track. Yes it has a bullet hole from a drive by shooting. Here’s how it all happened.
New Jersey’s weekend of drift cars and dive bars is upon us! East Coast Bash starts this Saturday. Here are the details.
Who says a grungy drifter can’t live like a king? Come check out the cribs of New Jersey’s tire-shredding scene.
There’s no dubstep in this drift vid. Babymetal, dude. All about it.
You stuck a V8 in your old Nissan. You learned how to drift. Now what? What’s life as a drifter really like?
Alright so that might be what it looks like, but what’s happening in this video is even better.
Here’s the story of how a couple of punk American drifters got to roast the tires of a brand new Charger Hellcat, thanks to one German journalist and not the explicit consent of Dodge itself.
As it turns out, it’s very easy to roast your rear tires when you stick a Viper V10 into a Toyota Supra. And then turbo it.
There aren't that many places where you can hold a car sideways flat out through third, fourth, and fifth gears. Hell, there aren't many drivers who can manage it for that matter.
Consider this the perfect antidote to the polished sheen of the current Geneva Motor Show — just a bunch of ratty rear-drive cars absolutely shredding tires.