D1 Grand Prix – The Stove Of Pro Drifting

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2019. február 11. 18:00 - !NagyRoli

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'Cos the Japanese had already been competing sideways way before Formula Drift came up the idea.

Drifting is a stylish form for moving forward. It goes hand-in-hand with eargasmic engine sound which gives you goosebumps, and tasteful, fragnant, thick tyre-smoke. And brings much fun. If you might want something to "blame" for that (in a good way), do it with Japan's geography in the first place. Approximately 3/4 part of the country is highlands and mountains, hence there are much steep, narrow, curvy roads separated from the abyss with a plain metal barrier. It was only a matter of time for the local to push the art of countersteering and turning with the right pedal to the limits.

The first amateur drifting contests were held just for fun and self-entertaining, but they made their way by time: the preparations for a professional, competitive environment started in 1999. Later the madness started spreading outside Japan. The rest - as they say - is history.

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'Cause Style Is a Choice

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2018. október 05. 18:00 - !NagyRoli

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We all know that Scandinavia has one of the highest quality car cultures in Europe. And they possess great motorsport traditions at every level as well, it’s not coincidental that Gatebil, which is probably the biggest party on this continent takes place there. It’s a shame that many of us only can take part in this by staring in front of YouTube.

Even though I haven’t seen the protagonist of today’s post in real either, this time I got the opportunity to inquire about this lovely, old cube-Volvo right from its creator. Namely, there’s 1 000 horsepower hiding under that matte black bonnet. Friendly greeting from the North.

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