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I’ve been throwing my R32 GTS-t Skyline practice car at Ebisu’s walls for almost three years now, and it’s still going strong. I’m wondering if I should sell it while it’s still running and get something new or keep it and fix it up a bit. Either way, it’s been a beast!
To follow-up on last week’s Touge Course video, here’s a couple of laps from North Course at Ebisu in the Skyline missile.
After a long day drifting at Ebisu Circuit, it’s always fun to hit up the Touge Course to finish off the tyres! Enjoy these (almost) three non-stop helmet-cam laps.
Believe it or not, this S14 is a perfectly functioning drifter.
The sign says “Let’s keep the river beautiful!”34 Comments
Can I officially take credit for making the word “missile” so popular in western drifting circles? I know that the term itself has been around for a long time in Japan, but a quick dated search shows it becoming popular a couple of months after I first used it back in this post.
It’s been a double-edged sword though, because some people think “missile” means “smash into things”.
“I hate missiles. They don’t have any meaning. It’s just playing. You can’t hit people in competitions.” thinks one D1 driver who shall remain nameless.
That said though, drifting is all about fun, and the funnest thing to do is drive as close as possible to other people. I’m a firm believer that smashing a car’s panels should only be done against another car. For example, take a look at Koguchi’s Laurel missile when he first took it out, now take a look at it a year and a half later. Lots and lots of light hits.18 Comments
Remember Goto-san’s AE86? Here’s another couple of contenders for the title of “Most Busted AE86 Drift Car” that I saw at Okegawa earlier this week.15 Comments
I think that the less is said about this car, the better.25 Comments
Practicing close drifting inevitably results in damage. Repainting and restickering panels costs money, as does replacing suspension parts, and extra usage of a stressed race engine will only shorten its lifespan.
What’s the best way for a high-level driver to get in some practice without the equally high repair bills?
Drift a missile!18 Comments
Full points awarded here for enthusiastic driving. Heard from the gallery were comments like “90 degree camber might be a bit too much!”
I tried making an “88 miles an hour” joke, but it turns out Doc Brown actually said 142km/h in the Japanese version of Back to the Future. I had to say “de rorian taimu mashiinu” before anyone understood.15 Comments