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Low Style Heroes Brings Japanese Style Stateside

In the preliminary hours of a drift event, burnt rubber, race fuel, and the chatter among drivers, are all sights, sounds, and smells familiar to a seasoned grassroots drifter. Pair that with the sound of wrenching through their last-minute prep on their low, loud, and heavily-stickered Japanese rides with mountainous terrain and cramped paddocks, you’d think you were at a race track in Japan. However, last week, I was nowhere near Japan. In fact, I was over 6,700 miles away in the mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia. But for many, myself included, it would’ve been tough to tell the difference. [caption id="attachment_11239" … Continue Reading ››

First State Drift: The Season Opener

Preparation - something done to get ready for an event or undertaking. Following the success of the first sanctioned drift event, both for the FSD crew and for the state of Delaware, I, and a lot of people, were eager to attend the next one. Despite my poor preparation skills, I arrived at the track, located in north Dover, around 9am. It was one of the smoothest run mornings I’ve seen for a drifting organization. Driver registration and admittance, technical inspections, and the driver’s meeting were all tightly controlled and relatively on time – which, honestly, rarely happens. Keep in mind … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Lifestyle: Automotive Photography with Your Phone

When I was asked to write an article on “how to take photos of your car with your phone,” I cringed, a lot.  I’ve spent the better part of my life taking photographs with cameras that were just that, cameras.  They serve one purpose, to create images, and they are good at it.  Through college my fellow photography students scoffed at the idea that a camera within a phone could come anywhere close to the professional-grade cameras we used to create “art.”  Those days weren’t that long ago, but it’s time to face the facts: cell phone cameras … Continue Reading ››

The First State’s First Drift Event

To those of us who call drifting a passion, we know that there is something familiar about the hours before a drift event. It’s a feeling that we know all too well. The last-minute push to get your car ready and load everything. Floor jack, tire pressure gauge, tires; everything. Most importantly, making sure your car is actually in the right condition to pass the track’s technical inspection (tighten your lug nuts!). Once you’re over the feeling of rushing to get yourself and the car ready, excitement overcomes you from then on. All that’s left is to get to the … Continue Reading ››