THE MIDDLE BIT: 2007 Ebisu Road Trip “The Drift” Part 1.5

July 8, 2009 11:28 am Published by

A few days ago, I posted up these videos, shot and edited by Jos Roder, of what happened before and after our trip to Ebisu Circuit for the 2007 Autumn Drift Matsuri.

Here’s what happened in between, which some people might consider to be the most important part of the series! Jos has also been nice enough to answer some of the many questions you may have about Drift Matsuri in his video.

Ebisu Road Trip 'The Drift' Part 1.5 from Jos on Vimeo.

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  • sean jay says:

    thank you for not making this video entirely in slow motion :3

  • Jos says:

    Haha, i used a sprinkling of slow mo, but luckily not much! I didn’t realise all the goings on with speedhunters and slow mo issues people are complaining about. I have only ever seen one of their videos and never been to their website.

    I’m just glad i didn’t use too much of it and face a backlash for my ignorance! Sounds like they have ruined the slow mo for everyone!

    So there is only 1 early clip in slow mo, the rest is 1x speed!


  • Isidro says:

    such a cool video
    the slow motion scenes had purpose, therefore they were cool too
    those minivans are crazy. I need to learn more about them!!

  • en6381 says:

    nice video .. thank for share.

  • BlueSlug says:

    1 – whoever edited this series together likes Rank 1 🙂

    2 – i LOVE LOVE LOVE the white jzx90

  • Jayzedex100 says:

    What was the song at the start? Very enjoyable video .

  • Slappy says:

    F’n insane!

  • Matt-AE86 says:


  • sean jay says:

    the slow mo thing was cool on speedhunters at first. it’s just that soon every video became a slow mo music video :/ this was very well done. gj

  • MeZ says:

    Arghhhhhhh Youve got me so excited Jos!!!!!!!!
    Only 4 more weeks :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Very entertaining! lol poor fella who was facing backwards, seems like he had to wait for ages!

  • Peter of A. says:

    nice, nice, nice ! I really like the way you do your videos.

  • Minto says:

    YAS was waiting for this!

  • ian says:

    love this video ,its what drifting is about
    not all high dollar ,sponsored, stickered up stuff
    dont get me wrong i like videos with great post production and editing but i think there is a tendency to take it too far

    its about the cars and the driving not the video

    especially love the epic entries shot

  • Jerry says:

    Man, those 3 videos are great! Makes me excited for the 14hr road trip I’m going to be taking at the end of the month for a family holiday.

  • Benny says:

    Awesome 😀

  • im so jealous! saving for japan trip now, damn the stupid weak pound tho its so expensive to go from UK at the mo 🙁

  • SoSideways says:


    So much awesome.

    2 words – Guano Apes


  • Jake says:

    dude what was the song at the verry beginning?!

  • Daniel says:

    sweeeeet viD! loved all the editing/filming! how long does something like that take to edit all together btw? oh and i thought the changes in styles of music was funny, clashed in my mind a bit but it was cool also cause it really split up the different questions!

  • Fury-S12 says:

    awesome vid fits in with the other 2 perfectly nice work jos

    i might jump aboard the song train coz i loved the missle drift and the montage songs whats the band/song ?????

  • kOOpA says:

    very awesome ^^ cool music choices.

  • Tom aka Drift King says:

    sweet vid…… great song choices,, what are they called?????????

  • Jos says:


    thanks for the kind comments from everyone, i didn’t want to make something too arty, more just entertainment value for people.

    Daniel, it took me a fair while, i’m not sure exactly as I was trying a few different things, probably 1.5 days worth total inc finding the right musi etc.

    BlueSlug, yes that jzx sounds fantastic! i play it over and over! and Rank 1 works well with many clips in my opinion.

    Mez, you will have a ball, guaranteed.

    as for the music, here is the list.

    Music (Part 1.5)

    0.01 – Talisman and Hudson ‘Leave Planet Earth’
    1.11 – Rank 1 – ‘Airwave (sunset mix)’
    2.03 – Bush – ‘Machine Head’
    3.49 – Groove Bandits – ‘Sing Hallelujah’
    3.52 – more of Bush ‘Machine Head’
    4.09 – Lynyrd Skynyrd – ‘I know a little’
    5.10 – Guano Apes – Open Your Eyes’
    6.25 – Unknown (sorry, i don’t even know what language, hope its nothing offensive!)

    Next week I’ll be finishing off a couple of short clips, 1 of an Aussie who was drifting at the festival, and one of Goto San’s missile! Nothing as epic as these vids were though.

    Thanks again for putting this up Alexi!

  • Rob_180sx says:

    That was an awesome clip! Best one I’ve seen in ages!

  • Xavier says:

    F**king Rad !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr J says:

    Haha I didn’t know you’d made this one!
    Ah that was such a good time….and so so so so cold!
    You even made my 2 second appearance look good ;).

  • Akatski says:

    Hahaha)))) This is really epic.. Such great style of humor. 😀

    The video is just awesome, from the beginning to its end (and it was a pity. =) )
    Is it just me, but this was one hell of a kind video. =) Most enjoyed the part – what if i go backwards. :DDDDDD That was pure….=)))) Dam its all great! Unpatiently waiting for some more videos. ^^

    Thanks, keep it up!

  • GenJi says:

    .. man thats just epic.. im speechless .. 😀 ..
    .. god how i wish to own a 200/240SX xD ..

  • Sgonzalez says:

    I was so in the video checking everything and the last part was so funny 🙂

    6.25 – Unknown (sorry, i don’t even know what language, hope its nothing offensive!) This is a song from Bacilos a Colombian Pop music artists