Drift with a dash of Class: Justin Rogers’ Kouki 240sx

It’s not easy building a car that not only turns heads, but also can take a beating at the local drift events. It’s not easy building a drift car that not only has matching body panels, but can also get you around town without waking up the neighborhood with a super loud exhaust. And it definitely is not easy building a car that can stand out in a city that’s 5.7 million people deep.

If you’ve been to any recent drift event here in Houston, TX, you’d be hard pressed to not notice Justin Rogers’ vibrant red 1997 240sx sliding through the cones.

A drift car on Houstons Main St in Downtown??

A drift car on Houston's Main St in Downtown??

You may remember this clean car from our past coverage of the September 13th drift event. After the tire smoke subsided, and the dust settled, we asked Justin if we could shoot his car for the Mayday blog.
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Dallas: Stance of the Union

Another forum that we keep up with is www.stanceworks.com and on October 17th, 2009, they will be hosting a meet in Dallas, TX.

Gonna be in Dallas on 10/17? Be there!

Gonna be in Dallas on 10/17? Be there!

Personally, I love the idea that there will be a nice, quality meet here in Texas, and am excited to see what becomes of it. If you live near Dallas, you better be there! Afterwards, come join us at the Texas LoneStar Bash the next day!

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This should be an EPIC weekend! See you there!
–David–

Houston: GGP Drift Event Coverage pt.2

Continuing from part one of Mayday’s coverage of the Houston-area September 13th drift event…

One of the greatest things I like about local, grassroots motor sports events is the people that come out to them. Of course it’s always great to see the drift cars, but for many, the event is a great excuse to get out and catch up with some friends and acquaintances. For me, it’s fun to see both old and new faces and to see what new toys people have since the last time i’ve seen their cars.

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends


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Houston: GGP Drift Event Coverage pt.1

Heat, Breeze, Heat, Rain, Heat again was the weather pattern for the local grassroots drift event that was hosted this weekend by Aaron Loosely at Gulf Greyhound Park. The turnout this weekend was better than I expected with everyone keeping the “whips” indoors until the much anticipated Lonestar Bash that will be going down in October. It is good to see more of these types events going on, as the local drift community was going through bit of a stall there for a bit. Lots of action on Sunday, from great solo runs to 5 car tandems it was a very entertaining event. Friends, Cars, Girls and Speed…what better way to spend a Sunday.

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OTWeb: JDM-Insider Clip, A Street Drifting Classic

As I mentally prep myself for the local drift event that will be going down this up and coming weekend on September 13, I was reminded of a bad ass section of a JDM-Insider video. The Clip is from the 2nd Video, and I am sure most people that will see this post have already watched this video… To this day, it still gets me pumped. Toshi Hayama and his crew at JDM-Insider/Stage 10 were definitely on top of their game when they were recording this material. When you watch this clip pay attention to the flavor that the material has. No flashy effects or overbearing music, just raw material, gotta love it.

Enjoy,

JohnP

OTWeb: S30 Z’s, how I love thee.

I love most all cars, but I have strong feelings towards Japanese nostalgic classic cars. There are just so many, from classic Toyota Celicas, Mazda rotaries and Datsun dimes to Mitsubishi GTO’s and Honda S500′s. Unfortunately, many of the kids nowadays don’t know about classic Japanese cars past the Toyota Corolla (AE86). That is, unless they’ve been playing Wangan Midnight on their Playstations and Xboxes.

The Datsun/Nissan S30 240Z was Nissan’s very first affordable sports coupe available to the public masses back in the early 70′s. With it’s timeless styling, punchy inline 6 cylinder motor, and it’s very trackable suspension, it was easy to see why these cars were so popular. These cars have an almost cult-like following, and is not just limited to Japan, but all over the world.

So sexy, it hurts. A modified Z is an instant classic.

So sexy, it hurts. A modified Z is an instant classic.


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OTWeb: THIS is drifting madness!

Just watch, and you’ll understand the drifting orgasm this video represents. I’ll let
the video do the talking. No words can describe this video.


Done? Awesome.

This leads me right into Texas’ next big drift event held at Mineral Wells, The Lonestar Bash presented by Fabricated Motorsports. The event will be held on October 18th and you can bet your ass Mayday will be there for awesome drift coverage!

Lonestar Bash. 10/18/09. Be there. We will be.

Lonestar Bash. 10/18/09. Be there. We will be.

–David–

Houston: One Clean 240sx

In the last few years, 240sx’s have been synonymous with drifting. Although this is still true today, many people also have an image of a busted, tracked, beat-down, multi-colored and big bodykitted car teeming with dents and “drift damage”. To many, this look is desirable and even sometimes considered “cool”, and for some others, it just won’t do.

Stance is everything. Please take notes.

Stance is everything. Please take notes.

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OTWeb: Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s longest drift record “unofficially” broken?

A post released this morning at MotorMavens.com, blogger Faruk M. Kagay wrote that professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s longest drift record, of 6285ft (non-stop on one set of tires in dry condition), was “unofficially” broken at the International Drift Series’ Round 5 in Germany by Alexander Gräff. Faruk mentions, “Alexander Gräff had come to the event to not only compete, but also to try to publicly break the unofficial Worlds Longest Drift Record (in the dry, with one set of tires) set by Vaughn Gittin Jr. Unfortunately an accident, with his wife (yes, his wife is also a pro drifter!), ended his hopes of doing it in his own “Polizei” BMW 528i drift car.” Going on Faruk explains, “Alex had the motivation to continue to attempt the record in a LPG C6 Z06 Corvette provided to him by GreenAutoGas. Recording over 2,500 meters (8200ft!), he broke the record” More information on this can be found at Faruk M. Kagay’s story on Motormavens! .

To make this official, does Guinness, or some type of committee need to be present? Also, for the record, Vaughn Gittin Jr. DID perfom his feat in a showroom stock Mustang. I wonder if this has any impact on this attempt. I am sure if Vaughn Gittin Jr. unleashes with the Falken Mustang, he might be able to break 10,000 ft, any takers?

JohnP