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LESS IS MORE: A NORWEGIAN STYLE AE86

LESS IS MORE: A NORWEGIAN STYLE AE86

After seeing all of the mad vehicles we’ve featured this month, it’d be logical to think that every car built in the Scandinavian region is some sort of zombie-like, engine-swapped tire-destroying machine. While those bonkers cars might define the scene for many, Scandanavian car enthusiasts also have plenty of appreciation for simple, more detail-focused builds – like [...]

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COVERAGE> Formula Drift: The Battle in Seattle

COVERAGE> Formula Drift: The Battle in Seattle

This year’s Formula Drift event held at Evergreen Speedway marked the sixth year the track has hosted the FD Seattle event. Having been at every single one, I can honestly say that this year was no less amazing as every year before. The stands and the pits were packed with adults and children alike, with every person smiling from [...]

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How the V8 became drifting’s engine of choice

How the V8 became drifting’s engine of choice

Early privately-owned drift cars were fitted with with either turbocharged engines from Nissan S13, S14 and S15 platforms (four-cylinder) or turbocharged powerplants like the Toyota 1JZ (six-cylinder). They were easy to work on, reliable, and they produced plenty of the wheel-spinning power needed for a smoky sideways show. But today, as real money flows into the sport, [...]

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The Crazy Swede Loses His Ride

With Chrysler doing its best to salvage a viable company from the flames of bankruptcy, it’s no surprise to see sponsorship dollars evaporate. That doesn’t make it suck any less when winning teams lose their ride. Chrysler’s tuning division, Mopar, has ended its relationship with Sam Hubinette, otherwise known as the Crazy Swede. Hubinette has [...]

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Oh Yes, Foust’s Scion Is A V8

Not too long ago, our intrepid leader thought he heard a few extra cylinders under the hood of our boy Tanner Foust’s Formula D Scion TC in the quick video of the car in testing. Talk about a keen ear. Turns out the good Dr. Levy was dead on. Reports swirling ‘round the interwebs right [...]

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Hyundai Genesis Takes on Formula D

Last weekend saw the debut of Hyundai’s entry into the Formula D universe. The company’s Rhys Millen-prepped Genesis Coupe is rocking a stroked 3.8-liter V6 to a 4.0-liter, complete with a turbo. The concoction is good for a whopping 560 horsepower. The team also managed to massage the car’s weight down to 2,800 lbs, so [...]

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The 10 Unleashed

You may recall drift machine Vaughn Gittin, Jr. frolicking through Japan in the 2010 Ford Mustang. Visions of Jr. getting his tuned pony sideways on the most revered of the country’s drift tracks probably struck up a powerful longing for those who follow the drift scene. If that’s you, we’ve got good news. Given the [...]

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Video Madness: Vaughn Gittin Jr. Takes Japan

Falken Drift Fiend Vaughn Gittin Jr. is making his way across Japan, introducing the locals to his 2010 Ford Mustang GT along the way. You may remember the video of Gittin demolishing the “drift record” a few days ago. After the jump you’ll find a handful of videos, including what the locals think of the [...]

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Heads For Japan

Globe-trotting drift guru Vaughn Gittin Jr. is headed to the birth-place of his sport. After driving across the U.S. in a 2010 Ford Mustang GT, Gittin has loaded up his car and splashed down in the land of the rising sun to tackle the country’s roads and tracks. It should be interesting to see what [...]

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Video: Clash Productions Red Bull Drift Championship

OK, so I know the Red Bull Drift World Championship was awhile back. I just can’t pass up a well-stitched together video, especially when it covers the furious action of this year’s competition and includes a Justice tune. There’s just too much too love. Hop the jump for Clash Production’s coverage of the 2008 Red [...]

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Video: Red Bull Drift Championship

Vimby caught up with ultimate Fiend and drift champ Rhys Millen over at the Red Bull Drift Championship a few weekends back. Between nailing some awesome footage of all the rides getting ass-out sideways, the Vimby crew was able to talk Millen into spilling his thoughts on the first drift championship on U.S. soil, including [...]

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The Crazy Swede: Drift Ya Later DVD

The Crazy Swede, Samuel Hubinette, is set to release a DVD of his high jinks as a pro-drifter. If you’re not down with the drifting scene, you may recognize Hubinette as this year’s Flip A Bitch champion. This guy wrestles one billy bad Dodge Viper into sideways glory on a regular basis, and his new [...]

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Red Bull Drifting World Championship Results: Good Job Rhys

More photos and info coming later today, but Rhys Millen and his mighty Red Bull Pontiac Solistice captured first place, the $25,000 purse and the title of World Champion at the inaugural World Championship event. The $25,000 is the largest prize in the history of drifting. Rhys’s teammate Daijiro Yoshihara took second and $15,000 behind the [...]

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Red Bull Drifting World Championship Gears Up

Looks like Long Beach is getting prepped for the Red Bull Drifting World Championship this weekend. The competition is set to take place on a brand new, high-speed course that should push racers over 100 mph and into a total of six turns. There should be plenty of events leading up to the main event, [...]

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Need For Speed Live Drift Competition

If you’ve grown up with a PlayStation controller in your hand like I have, there’s no need to explain just what Need For Speed is all about. The gaming franchise has been at the top of the heap of racing games for years, foregoing the technical aspects of Gran Turismo for flashy graphics and never [...]

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SEMA 2008: Samuel Hübinette’s Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger

Dodge brought a quiver of Challengers to the party (as did about fully half of the exhibitors) but there was only one sitting on a spinning platter. To wit: Rhys Millen thinks he’s so special with his Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car, does he? Well, meet Sam Hübinette’s Mopar drifter. Sure, Millen’s Coupe might have a super aggressive [...]

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Tanner Foust To Pilot A Scion For 2009 Formula Drift

Yep. Mr. Foust is ditching his tried and true Nissan 350Z for a Scion TC for next year’s competition. Wondering how a front-driver is going to get it’s ass out around a drift course? Probably with lots and lots of wrenching. The crew from Papadakis Racing will be converting a production TC into a rear-wheel [...]

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