This video about the drift team, Mind-Control, reminds me about why I got into enjoying cars in the first place. The sheer fun of it all. Sometimes we get so caught up in ourselves in motorsport, I feel like people just forget what should all really be about. Going fast and having fun.
For most ‘ADHD-Smartphone-dependent-venti-coffee-drinking- give it to me now’ internet users, you’re probably not going to take the time to watch a 14 minute video in Japanese.
You should though. You really should.
This. This video here shows why Formula D’s scoring makes no sense.
I mean it does as far as I understand that it’s a drifting competition and that’s it an exhibition. Still, I have never understood if there was any consistency ever in Formula D’s scoring system. At all. Ever.
I get it. It’s a popularity contest. Still, I’ve always wished that Formula D cars just had a Driftbox installed, and this would fix a lot of their problems. At least with a Driftbox installed, drivers are just playing to the meter rather than playing to the favorites of the judges.
*Yep, I’m ranting. Deal.*
I don’t drift myself, but I always enjoy going to watch them at our local tracks. They also seem to have so much fun, which really is the point of all motorsport, right? #keepmotorsportfun
This Final Bout event looked like a total blast! USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin looks like a badass track. I wonder if they can run karts there…
See, this is what we’re missing in the modern age of motorsport. Noise, smoke and more noise.
God bless you, Mad Mike.
Bring your rotary here to the States, so we can hear some of this glorious noise too!
Bartek Ostałowski has officially impressed the bejeezus out of me. Having lost the use of his arms, Bartek drifts using his feet, and shifts with his shoulder. His car control is amazing. It’s really got to be seen to be believed.
Massive respect here. It shows that you can get anything done if you want it bad enough. This guy drifts with no arms. What’s your excuse?
DW86. AE-V86. Whatever you want to call it, the DriftWorks AE86 has been an epic build to follow. The ASCAR-powered (No, that’s not a typo of NASCAR) AE86 has been screaming over the internet, showing awesome build photos, fenders and engine installation.
This is another one of those, “You’ll see why you need to watch this within the first 30 seconds” videos.
Just thinking about it,which do you like more. This or Ken Block’s Gymkhana 6?
Danny George is the sole reason I follow Formula D. Full stop.
Mad Mike is one of those drifters, who I absolutely love his style.
Take one quad-rotor FD3S, a super winding road, with some slow-motion shots and you have all of the pieces for a super fun video. No words. Just beautiful noise.
I’d love to do something like this. Thanks to Speedhunters for the original find.
I honestly cannot believe this. I can count the people on one hand that I know who would catch the car on fire, keep trying to start it, then catch HIMSELF on fire…before posting the video on Youtube.
Some people’s kids, I guess. At least it gives us something interesting to watch. *Facepalm*