This past weekend we were out at Powerfab Automotive for the dial-in session for the Texas drift cars for the 2011 season. Being from Texas we are pretty much familiar with most of the cars that rolled out and some even changed their faces for the 2011 season, one person inparticular was Robert Turnbow and his MX73 Toyota Cressida. When Robert rolled to the event with candy red literally dripping off his frame, we looked, and then smiled. Usually you catch people on the course with the latter generation 83 like our ol’ buddy Ameen but Robert decided to keep it old school with his x7…
“May 16, 2010 marked the date of the second Lone Star Bash. LSB as we will refer to it is an idea more than anything. Basically by labeling an event such as this, everyone knows exactly what event they need to ALL come out to, all at once. LSB is a date to bring everyone together. There are no draws like prize money, naked import models, trophies, cotton ball smoke on top of mirrors, or any of that. The draw is hanging out with awesome people that think alike, tandeming 10 cars deep with 100 mph entries, partying the night before, and being a part of something big. While the car show scene has died out in the last few years, leaving the giants HIN and NOPI dead, the drift scene has exploded. And yet it has stayed very grass roots at the same time.
Another contender this year for I.R. Drift 2010 is Houston’s own, Ameen Rizvi. Ameen, who has gained quite a bit of local support over the past few years will be laying it down Arab $$ Money style for Import Reactor Drift 2010. Ameen will be battling it out in his super sweet 2JZ swapped Cressida Grocery Getter for I.R. Drift. He also is in pursuit of the podium and like many others who thirst for the win, he is going all out!
Name: Ameen Rizvi
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 160 lbs
Bloodtype: A, for Arizona Arnold Palmer Tea
Preference in Women: Knees….?
Well, back to reality…the office on a Monday morning..coming back from The House of Drift, Toyota Speedway, Irwindale, the home of the 2009 Formula D Pro-Ams. It was my first time to witness drifting at this spectacular track, and I got to witness it as 24 of the nation’s top amateur drifters battled it out for their Formula D 2010 professionals licenses. Comradery, drama, wrecks, and awesome driving were all witnessed as each driver drifted with an FD license in mind.