Drifting. The mention of the word sends different thoughts through my head. AE86’s, Touge, D1, wild body kits, bright colors and tire smoke are just a few words that come to mind. Of those, the one constant word that always comes back is JAPAN.

The heartland and origin of drifting as we all know it today. What better way to experience drifting than to go to the source. Lucky for me, my buddy Ameen from 786 motoring hooked me up with Alexi Smith from Ziptied.com.

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

If you read part 1, then you’ve seen the cars in the paddock area in Nikko Circuit. In part 2, we will show you a bit more of the cars in action.

Holy hell, look at that angle!

Holy hell, look at that angle!

Thought I was kidding?? Insane. And on Leon Hardiritt Ordens no less.

Thought I was kidding?? Insane. And on Leon Hardiritt Ordens no less.

There were a lot of cars that were beat up, and then there were a lot of drift cars that were incredibly clean. As this 180sx shows:

My favorite 180sx that was there, this car was really nice looking

My favorite 180sx that was there, this car was really nice looking

One of my most favorite cars out there, an older Toyota Soarer.

One of my most favorite cars out there, an older Toyota Soarer.

As i’ve said before, there were a lot of sedans out there getting sideways. Many of them sounded mean as hell, as most all of the cars were six cylinder turbocharged motors running very little sound muffling.

DAMN. Look at that wheel fitment under those overfenders!

DAMN. Look at that wheel fitment under those overfenders!

Bumper loose? F*** it, just keep going!

Bumper loose? F*** it, just keep going!

Sittin sidewayz, boyz in a daze...

Sittin' sidewayz, boyz in a daze...

Then of course, there were cars that most people wouldn’t even attempt to drift.

Although this impreza wasnt the best drifter out there, its still cool.

Although this impreza wasn't the best drifter out there, it's still cool.

Done dropping the kids off at the mall? Time to drift the wagon!

Done dropping the kids off at the mall? Time to drift the wagon!

WTF. A K-car?? This Rex was an absolute trip to see!

WTF. A K-car?? This Rex was an absolute trip to see!

But aside from all the oddball cars, there were you’re typical slide squad cars.

What appears to be a bone stock S15, the car did well out there.

What appears to be a bone stock S15, the car did well out there.

With so much water being splashed up, the water gives the FC a glow.

With so much water being splashed up, the water gives the FC a glow.

It takes two to tango, so what does 3 mean?

It takes two to tango, so what does 3 mean?

Alexi getting sideways. More on this car in pt. 3

Alexi getting sideways. More on this car in pt. 3

My apologies if the pictures look a little blurry, it was extremely hard for me to shoot in the rain and hold an umbrella. It also doesn’t help that I didn’t shoot in RAW or even alter the photos in any way. But if you want to see the rest, just click HERE.

And I got a chance to post up the 2nd video, it’s about 10 minutes long, but not as boring as the first. If you have some time, check it out!

Nikko Circuit: Part 2 from David Dizzle on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for part 3: Drifting in Alexi’s car!
–David–

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