BIG IN JAPAN: Own a non-Japanese drifter and proud of it? I need your help!March 24, 2011 12:07 am
UPDATE: Thank you to all the people who sent in photos. I think I’m getting an extra two pages in the magazine this month!
A serious lack of petrol in the eastern part of Japan recently has meant that every single drifting event since the earthquake was cancelled. With nothing to shoot, workshops not opening and no way to get around, my camera has laid dormant in its bag, unable to take any new pics for the past couple of weeks!
So for those reasons, I ask the following question:
Do you drift an Escort, Mustang, or a Holden Ute? A Benz or a Beemer? A Ford, Holden, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Porsche, Volvo or even a Lada?
This month’s Noriyaro column in Drift Tengoku magazine is going to be all about “local and proud of it” drift cars.
This is a call to everyone in the USA and the UK, Aussies, Europeans, Enzedders and everyone else. Even if you think your car is fairly simple, as long as you get it sideways, I want to see it. From a work in progress to a circuit regular.
Conversely, if you’ve gone the Japanese body route, but have gone for a very local engine conversion, I want to see that too. A Volvo turbo, BMW V8, anything like that. In case you’re wondering, of course I still want to see your LS1 or LS8, no matter how blasphemous some might call the conversion! Don’t be afraid to stand beside your creation in the pic and do some JDM posing. Rope your girlfriend in if she’s blonde, they love that.
For every photo that gets chosen by Kawasaki-san and published in the magazine, I’ll send out a copy of the mag the pic is in, and a Drift Tengoku sticker.
What I need are fairly big resolution photos taken with anything other than a phone camera. Feel free to include a few different ones, especially action shots if you have them. Send them one or two at a time if your email can’t quite handle sending a lot at once.
If the photo was not taken by you, please make sure that you have permission from the photographer to use it. If you’re a photographer with some great shots and some details on the cars, please send them through.
Don’t worry about processing or cropping them. The mag designers will look after all that.
Make sure to include the owner’s name, what country you live in, some basic specs of the car, and why you like it.
Send the emails to alexi at noriyaro.com
I know this is kind of late notice, but I’ll need the pics by early next week at the latest. If you don’t already have any pics, this weekend might be a good time to do it!
Even if this doesn’t apply to you, if you know someone that drives something like this on a local forum or your club, please send them a link to the site.Tags: Drift Tengoku
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hmmm 😀 . not in japan …
but in germany .. i drifted last winter my pulsar N15 1.4 LPG .. and the winter before my march K10 1.2
edit : .. and i do this better than the “most” of all those MC´donalds tuning kiddys or something .. 😉
all with my stock cars for all day diving and drifting .. but its only on snow or dirt posibile … 🙁 .
for other streets the cors stock handbrake is not tough enough xD ..
dude your fcking kidding 😀 those are both japanese cars…
he´s searching for non-japanese brands (like BMW Opel Mercedes Chev….aso)
<3 driftin my volvo v40 2.0 turbo ff-wintercar 😀
but it really looks like crap so i feel too ashamed sending you pictures…
Tell me more about this BMW V6? You drive a Toyota, should know your inlines from your vees…
I used to pilot an E34 535is, with a 5 speed, but Bridgestone S-02’s meant it wasn’t up for much drifting unless it was raining. V-max, on the other hand… 240kph from 150kw ain’t bad going, I thought.
You know I meant V8 😛 – Alexi
Dnt forget about Opel Omega and some east european cars like Fso Polonez or even Volga 😛
A Volga I would like to see. 😀
yo alexi you can check out this russian site: drive2.ru
if you want volga- just hit ГАЗ. http://www.drive2.ru/cars/gaz/ these are all the models and generations(not so many as you think lol).
plenty of them are JZ-powered, plenty are used as a driftcars.
if you`ll ned any help to contact them or anything else- email me.
also here is russian drift portal(link to volvo drifting in moscow) http://dropit.street4.net/index.php/2011/02/11/volvo-940-winter-drift/
Наша команда имеет 2 автомобиля, это иж-ода с мотором 2JZ-GTE и субару – импрезу с мотором V-8 от BMW M-5. В этом году обе машины готовы к участию в дрифте )))
вкурсе) только с трибун даже за ними наблюдать не хочу- мне либо с техничкой, либо за рулем:) так что не поддержу)
Well here you got an old Volvo.
A friend of mine got it for free, run some practising with it with stock NA engine and a welded diff, then raped it with a 15G from an old Volvo 850 Turbo, running full boost (no wastegate connected). Cheap killer! Crashed with an M5 on Gatebil in Norway, Volvo still ran and the BMW got towed away 😉
Small 2010 review : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmMdxr2Qa6c
Well its not completely a foreign car but the new heart in my S13 Silvia is a Supercharged LS1 5.7L V8.
not mine, but you should get in contact with http://www.blacksmokeracing.com they are now famous across europe and drift an 80’s mercedes estate, diesel!!! sounds awful, but the technical side of things is very impressive!
Caught the mag while i was out in Ehime. Well done once again.
aint japs talkin our(post-ussr countrys`) cars are damn slow and ugly coffins? ^_^
I drift my Volvo lol 😀
I live in Indonesia, and i have a BMW E36 for Drifting 🙂
check this site :
Check out this BMW 540, 4.4L v8 has just been fitted with straight through pipe so sounds mega. im not the owner of this beast though.