Yo, this fitment is straight ignorant! (I secretly like it though) But hey, there is a small amount of ignorance that goes into cambering the crap out of your front wheels for fitment. This is pretty popular in Japan, especially street drift cars. It seems that there is a bigger contact patch when the wheels are in full lock during a drift. Not sure how true it is, but it seems to work for some drift guys. In the case of the car below, a street application, it seems to be for looks, which is cool because stance is badass (or is it?) To be honest, I dig it. It’s different without being over the top gaudy. And as far as fitment, it’s on point. Heck, look at the amount of fender work was done to make those wheels fit. That’s dedication.
Who can dig?!
Every now and again you come across a car that stops you in your tracks and drops your jaw to the floor. Although it isn’t really cool to say “stance” anymore, this car definitely has a whole crap load of it. Take a couple seconds and check out the fitment of the RX7 below. Seriously, I don’t care if you hate stance, you gotta respect the balls out style this whip has. Not only that, but the fenders aren’t f**ked up like most car with this extreme amount of fitment. Now, who knows how much this car is drifted, or even driven, but holy crap does it look good. Think how much of a bad-ass you’ll be rollin up to your local stance meet in this steeze. Yea, don’t get too excited now.
This car is built so well with a ton of quality. Would love to see it rolling.
It’s pretty crazy to say, but part of my introduction into the car game was through street racing. Heck, I met a lot of friends I know now from those late nights/early mornings out watching these races. Japan is on the other side of the world but you kind of get that same vibe from this video. Everyone knows there’s a chance of getting into some serious trouble, but the thrill and the love for cars keeps everyone out. It’s definitely a completely different skill but I know its something my friends and I can relate to. Crowds dangerously close and drivers doing things that can land them in jail. But hey, it’s all for the love.
This piece was awesomely done, and so much respect to the street drifters out in Japan. I really hope to experience this first hand one day.
Drift pig that is. This car caught my eye for a couple reasons. Firstly its owned by a Japanese drift and was built just for that reason, to drift. Secondly, the Ferrari 456 was one of those odd exotic cars that I grew up loving. A big car by Ferrari’s standard yet still a performer. It still is hard to get used to seeing Bride’s in a Ferrari, but function>form in this case. I really want to see how this car does sideways. Such a different beast all together. The question is, how much is this expensive exotic going to be beat. We shall see.
I always give respect where respect is due. Stephen Brooks is easily one of my favorite automotive videographers, so he deserves a post every time he comes out with a new vid. Great editing, great story line, and great shots. Keep it up! Other then that did you guys see the Lotus on BBS RS’ and air ride? It’s like a James Bond remix, but cooler. I’ve wanted to build one since I don’t know how long. Seriously cool car that isn’t going to break the bank. Well the repairs might, but I am some ideas to get around that. hehe
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I’m sure every website, blog and facebook page will be posting this video but it does deserve the coverage. It’s a HUGE feat to close down big parts of a major city to film a video, not to mention the amounts of camera equipment needs. Props to the production team for creating another great video. And of course Ken for pushing boundaries and showing us some amazing driving skills.
I posted about this Australian mastermind a while back, when he was in the “beginning” stages of building this masterpiece of a truck. What a piece of art. What a test of perseverance. What a machine! Building a car from scratch must be the hardest thing to do, but as you can see it is coming together quite nicely. Making something from nothing, in every sense of the phrase. A true accomplishment. I seriously can not wait this this drift ute is done and it makes it first sighting on the track. I will be true art in motion.
I usually wouldn’t post up motorcycle stunting. Of course there is a ridiculous amount of skill involved but after a while it all looks the same. I came across this video and really couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen. Very well put together and choreographed. It’s pretty crazy what guys can do with motorcycles these days. The precision and skill has gone through the roof, compared to what it was like 10 years ago. Really great video.
For me it’s not always about the exciting non-stop action when it comes to motor sports. I really enjoy hearing from drivers, seeing things from their perspective. There is always a story behind each car, each event, and each driver. I think you learn to appreciate the sport more as a whole when you get into the lives behind it. It takes A LOT to run a traveling drift team. I’m really glad Maiham-Media took the time to put this video together. Besides his regular greatness, this is a cool change of pace. Props.
I’m sorry for the lack of posts yesterday, my internet has been on and off and it’s impossible to get any work done. Damn verizon! Anyways I figure I just right back in with some insane drifting action over at Gatebil. I say this every time, but it really is amazing seeing these very high horsepower cars being thrashed around the track. I really wish we could see more European cars drifting in the states. The four wheel drift action is absolutely stunning!