WEEKEND EDITION: From Youtube to you, old school and new

February 13, 2011 11:29 pm Published by

Here’s the plan. You’re either going to like all of these videos, or hate some and absolutely love others.

First up is some Ken Block, filthy Rusko dubstep and girls wearing innertubes. You know you love it.

Next up is some proper oldschool thanks to Youtube user TwinTurboRS. He’s uploaded quite a few of the old Auto Vision street drifting videos, so check his uploads for more. Some of the more interesting include:

A long video of Osaka’s Nanko Minami.

Bumper-cam of a race on the Tokyo C1.

Kanjo Civics making a whole lot of noise on the Royu Driveway down in Osaka.

Orange Road down in Kansai. I had the VHS tape of this back when I was first learning to drift and would watch it about a dozen times in a row to try and figure out how they were doing it. This video was also used on the show Today Tonight, a current affairs show that usually concerns itself with frivolous topics such as “neighbors from hell” and “the increasing lack of cheese on takeaway pizzas”, as an example of Australian street drifting.

You’ve probably seen this one already, but for those who haven’t, see what sportbike drifting is going to look like in a few years when it becomes more popular, thanks to Icon. Love that Master-Chief-style Variant Salvo helmet.

If you don’t mind listening to videos with the volume down, try some of the videos on user ANDECHSYOU’s channel.

Here’s a video from Chiba Damashi event at Mobara, which I haven’t been to yet, but is reportedly the craziest drifting event in Japan, even more so than the famous Kansai All Stars event!

Another one worth watching, especially if you like tyresmoke is the guys from street drifting team FOOL at Tsukuba Circuit. Just turn the sound down and put some music on.

You may have heard that Japan is a relatively safe place to drive, but that doesn’t meant you won’t occasionally come across weird or dangerous situations on the street, in this case recorded by the JAF Mate drive-cam recorder. Imagine blasting down the expressway and overtaking an old man on a bicycle?

Here’s one to remind you that drivers don’t usually stop for pedestrian crossings. Be careful when you visit!

Here’s a video that gives me flashbacks of something that happened to me right near the house. Natural selection is all well and good, but I don’t really want to be the one doing the selecting!

User peacelovers23cafe has a good set of uploads of old Japanese racing action, such as Tsuchiya doing some shakedown runs in the Advan JZX100 Chaser.

D1 commentator Manabu Suzuki used to be a race reporter, and his English these days is about as good as it ever was!

To make up for the bad audio on the previous drift videos, prepare to turn your speakers all the way up for some Hakosuka in-car at Fuji.

Finally, if you’re itching to come to Japan, this will make it worse. User egawauemon has a large series of steady-mount videos shot around the world, but this is his longest one of Tokyo. If your computer can handle it, head to Youtube and watch it in 1080 res.

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This post was written by Alexi


  • TougeMonster says:

    I really wish i grew up in japan during the mid 90s 🙁 but im stuck here in Australia and im not even 18 yet ><.

    To live in japan for a good 1-4 years is on my to do list along with learning how to speak Japanese.

  • Grupert Awesome says:

    I’ve seen plenty of TwinTurboRS’ videos before, and I absolutely love how many of his uploads are pre 1990s era car stuff.
    Auto Vision, eh?
    Im gonna have to look into finding some of those tapes, B wave and formula mesh fo’ life! haha.

  • kei says:

    @ alexei damn you !

    @ tougemonster. hey mate, i live in montreal canada. that means i’m completely on the other side of the planet. If you ask me I’d rather live in australia 😉 The good thing is that I might be the only kanadajin when I go to ebisu circuit 😛

  • Rolo says:

    That Tokyo cruise movie is so cool! I seriously have to go there sometime. But what’s up with the masks?

  • Fury-S12 says:

    ah i still cringe everytime watching vids of mobara with that pit wall ending where it does, awesome videos tho just lost alot of time lol

  • Law says:

    So where’s Ken Blocks new car? All i saw were three chicks =)

  • mobilespeed says:

    Got to respect Mana-P and his ‘Engrish’…because he was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil for god sake!

  • Killua says:

    I have only seen a few videos, but I need a whole afternoon and a bag of chips to go through all of them! There’s some really good stuff there, thanks!

    Japan = Heaven

  • BlueSlug says: