The month of December is an overall festive time of year that brings friends and families together for joyous celebrations. Specifically, for the East Coast grassroots drift community, it’s time for the annual 100 Drifters of December event hosted by Summit Point Motorsports Park and Drift Nirvana. This two-day “Slide Festival” draws in over a 100+ homegrown and semi-pro drifters. They travel from several surrounding states to this awesome track located in small town West Virginia. For drivers, spectators, tailgaters,and photographers alike, a good time to be had by all!
It’s been a while since I’ve shot drifting. Today I had the pleasure of checking out HyperFest in West Virginia, and as usual, I’ll be providing a bit of coverage. I know I’m extremely backed up when it comes to providing coverage, but I swear I’m going to knock these out this week! Don’t hate me!
What a better way to start off my recent move to Maryland than a big grassroots drift event? Drift Nirvana’s yearly 100 drifters of December is exactly what it sounds like, to assemble 100+ drifters and invade every inch of Summit Point Motorsports park, a huge track nestled in a small town in West Virginia. What makes this event unique isn’t just the sheer amount of local and semi-pro drifters sliding around, but rather how they give drifters a choice on which track they’d like to drift. Yes. Multiple tracks all at once, kind of like how they do it at Ebisu in Japan.
This post is a long time coming.
So a lot of people I meet at car events/meets/shows always say three things-
1. “Hey man, I love the photos/coverage/cars you guys put up!”
2. “Yeah, I always keep up with your blog and Facebook page!”
3. “What else do you guys do besides take photos and write posts?”
If you know us personally, then you know what we’re into, and the kind of things we do, but a lot of you have been asking what exactly we do. Sure, we post random car pictures on Facebook, take photos of cars and meets/events, but like our tagline suggests- we are ricers first, bloggers second. So in an effort to show our followers what we’re into, we will be introducing another segment, The Mayday Life. The Mayday Life will be a random post about ONE day in our lives, and it could be about pretty much anything. But it’s always car related.
Sugar. Water. And of course, purple.
When me and Mikey set out to embark on a 6 hour (7 with breaks) drive in a cramped Mazda Miata for New Orleans, we didn’t know what to expect. The idea was to check out the local car scene in Louisiana and to also keep a look out for any cool cars that we wanted to feature later when we would come back. I had a few cars in mind that I wanted to check out in person, and one such car was Sumo Dinh’s S13 coupe which had just come out of the body shop wearing a new purple suit…
I’ve always told myself, if I ever end up with an S13 240sx, I would make it as clean and simple like the famous Koguchi Power 180sx. Nothing to me looks more street style than his car as it was in early Drift Tengoku (Doriten aka Drift Heaven) magazines. The simple classy OEM style body is something overlooked in today’s drift world filled with enormous body kits and double decker wings.
This is the video found in one of the earliest Drift Tengoku videos ever released.
I follow a lot of blogs, and one hit me in a fuzzy way today. Ste Ho Photography is known for some pretty sick rig shots, and he actually took it one step further, by attempting to take a shot while a car was in mid-drift. The result?
And for some of you guys that think it’s not an actual drift:
Check out his work!
One night after doing a rig shot on an upcoming feature car, we decided to mess around and take a few shots on our guinea pig car, Mikey’s S14. It seems we test a lot of things out on his car. Anywho, they came out kinda blurry, but I thought it’d be fun to share with everyone. Check it out:
Then again, we kinda like to have a little fun….
EL OH EL.
Photos taken by Khiem Pham
Sexy legs by Mikey
Wow. What. A. Weekend.
The week started with Smoky Nagata from Top Secret Japan tuning Nissans from Monday all the way through wednesday late night, and it closed with Import Reactor Unlimited and Anime Matsuri. But before the official and epic weekend got started, Import Reactor Drift was to be the opening ceremonies to Import Reactor Unlimited.
Before you start making fart noises and jokes because of my less than funny tagline, know that Victor Sun is a rising star right here in Texas. Victor has been drifting since 2006, but actually started drifting in California where most of the US based drifting comes from. In Cali, he attended numerous Drift Day events, and even started his own Drift group, 626 Drift Crew.
Name: Victor Sun
Height: 5 ft 11 in (it seems everyone that drifts is this height)
Weight: 225 lbs.
Bloodtype: O type
Preference in Women: Sexy sexy sexy legs