I would watch hours of stuff like this when I was younger. No fancy editing here or music to pump things up. This is just a good day at the track drifting.
I love old Toyotas and Rotary engines. Throw the two together and you have this.
I’ve always pulled a lot of my styling ideas for my personal cars from other makes and styles. I don’t like to surf any one particular forum for ideas. I feel like the reason why you see a lot of similarly modded cars on the same forums is because that is all people ever look at. If they know A + B is the combo to set up their ride then why take a harder road? My personal style is function always following the looks of the vehicle. Now that doesn’t mean it will be the fastest around the track or have Rcomp tires on it 24/7, but I always set my rides up so that I can hop in them at anytime without worry. My newest project the E90 is a great example. I stretched the tires and have the wheels millimeters away from the fender lip, but at the same time the car rides excellent and doesn’t rub no matter what happens. To me a car is not complete if it only looks a certain way. Making it perform (whether that just be driving on the highway without issue) is just as important. I don’t mind a dedicated car (for performance or looks) either, but for myself I need my cars to be used on or off the track and parked or doing 80. I’ve always liked old school Toyota’s that are drift inspired. They typically look good and are meant to be used also. I feel like you get a bit of that influence by looking at my E30 drift/street car.
This car pretty much sums up GRIPPY style.
This last weekend was an awesome trip up to the Bay Area for Hellaflush/Word Up drifting at the Vallejo Fairgrounds. I went up with a good friend from San Diego, and we met the rest of our WFC friends there in Norcal. The weekend went very good, but there was a little mishap. I happened to fold my wheel over and pop the tire while drifting. I hit this one in a million little pothole while completely sideways and mid-corner. I had my helmet on so I thought my car just bottomed out and spun. I kept on drifting and felt that something was really off about the feel of the car. I get back to the pits and see that my wheel and tire are toast. Luckily my 21 year old spare still holds air so I was able to throw that on and get back on the road the next day to Los Angeles. I thought everything was going nicely until I was about 45 minutes from home. There was some strange rotational noise that started, and then a loud thud and bang. The car was still driving ok after that so I figured getting back home was better than pulling over and risk getting hit or something at night on the busy highway. Turns out one of my axles blew and my rear diff took a dump.
Some nice rides and some nice slides.
I love these things and their american equiv. I will one day build one I hope. I love big 4 door drifters. Check out this link for more pics of this ride… Minkara
You got to love some open top drifting.
While I await more parts and you await more Grippy’s Garage check out this video. I was blown away at this guy’s skill level.