Irishman James Deane has won just about everything there is to win on the European drift circuit and made his way back to America this year to take on our best drivers in Formula D. At this weekend’s season opener, Deane made America look like a bunch of amateurs.
If you want to get a perfect drift shot like the one above, it’s easy! You just need a few things.
This is Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s new 2016 Ford Mustang RTR Formula Drift car. It has 900 horsepower, an independent rear end, and it likes to hit the three wheel motion.
Ryan Tuerck finished on the podium at the opening round of Formula Drift over the weekend. He had a shot at the top, only to get stopped by a mechanical failure. Watch him join in with his crew and try to swap his seized diff in their allotted five minutes of time.
Where else can you go from a rally school to a Formula Drift competition to a twelve-car tandem bash on a kart track through a forest?
How many drift cars can you fit on a tiny kart track in Oregon? Ryan Tuerck and a bunch of other Formula D pros tried to find out.
So while the rest of Southeast Michigan was engrossed in the Dream Cruise, some Formula D drifters snuck into town and were hooning all across the grounds of Michigan Central Station, which some of you non-Detroit residents might recognize as this hulking monolith.
Our main man the Drift Idiot traveled to another Formula D event. His cameras were rolling and he got the drivers chatting (it's not hard to get them chatting).
Walker Wilkerson got the worst Christmas present this year: his 20' trailer was stolen with his competition Nissan Silvia inside. He found the trailer, but the car is still missing.
Formula D went to Las Vegas over the weekend and things got a little crazy for one of the drifters. This is Jim Guthrie in Pro-Am crashing and flipping his Mustang onto its roof.
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.
A lot happens behind the walls of smoke that define drifting. Now that it has spread past some Japanese mountains and money is firmly entrenched in the game, what keeps drifters going?
Ryan Tuerck, of the very excellent "Off Seasons" video, has traded leafy parking lots for the sunny banking of Toyota Speedway. Here he gives you a sense of the lunacy going on behind the wheel at a Formula D drift competition.
The Formula Drift Qatar race is going on right now and is streaming live right here. Something else to distract you from working today.
The third event of the 2009 Formula Drift Grand Prix landed itself at The Wall in New Jersey last month, Joshua Herron was out there to capture all the action in this visually stimulating clip.
Autocar UK's road test editor Steve Sutcliffe has a strange obsession of the sideways kind. His perverse purpose is to try and drift just about anything with wheels around his slice of test tarmac. His most recent offering to the tire gods is a diesel London Cab. Hit the jump to see the clip.