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Hear Me Out: Tokyo Drift Is The Best ‘Fast And Furious’ Movie For Car People

This past Friday, I got my COVID-19 booster shot. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, or your initial vaccine dose, and you’re medically able to do so, put this article down and go do that. It’ll still be here when you get back, I promise.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Legendary Drift Course Ebisu Minami Is Dead To Drifters

When you hear the word Ebisu, what comes to mind? Hot Version battles at the Higashi circuit, or in-car footage of laps on the Touge Course? Maybe your fondest memory is that Noriyaro video, touring the entire facility in the rain and the Beer Can Skyline. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Legendary Drift Course Ebisu Minami Is Dead To Drifters

When you hear the word Ebisu, what comes to mind? Hot Version battles at the Higashi circuit, or in-car footage of laps on the Touge Course? Maybe your fondest memory is that Noriyaro video, touring the entire facility in the rain and the Beer Can Skyline. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Grid Legends Simulates The Action And Chaos Of Racing — Not The Art

When Codemasters’ Grid returned to us after five years away in 2019, reception was mixed. The game was billed as a reboot — that much was clear from the minimalist title, plus the return of some beloved locales from the original game, like San Francisco and the fictional Okutama road course. But something was missing.…Read […]

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11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5, the latest massive open-world racer from Playground Games, is officially out now on Xbox and PC. At first glance, playing this racing game might seem fundamentally the same as playing any other racing game: press the right trigger to go fast, left trigger to slow down, tilt the stick to turn. But… […]

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Ryan Tuerck’s Le Mans V10-Powered Supra Is Finally Finished

Ryan Tuerck, Formula Drift champion and New Hampshire enthusiast, has spent years chasing his ultimate car build: Front engine, rear wheel drive, and with the highest-revving, loudest screaming engine he can find. His last attempt, the Ferrari-powered GT4586, got close — but Tuerck wanted more. With the completion of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ryan Tuerck’s Le Mans V10-Powered Supra Is Finally Finished

Ryan Tuerck, Formula Drift champion and New Hampshire enthusiast, has spent years chasing his ultimate car build: Front engine, rear wheel drive, and with the highest-revving, loudest screaming engine he can find. His last attempt, the Ferrari-powered GT4586, got close — but Tuerck wanted more. With the completion of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Formula DRIFT Is Still One Of The Greatest Things On Earth

Imagine a place that’s part cool ass race, part JDM meet, and part swap meet of car stuff. That was Formula DRIFT. Read more…

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This Incredible Rally Save Shows The Difference With Drifting

Drifting and rally are often seen as similar disciplines in motorsport. Both rely on high powered, often forced induction cars. Both involve a controlled loss of traction with the intent of forcing the vehicle’s nose in a certain direction. Both involve incredible amounts of precise, almost ballet-like car control. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 228 Horsepower Toyota GR 86 Is Not Underpowered. A Legendary Driver Proved It To Me On A Racetrack

I am convinced that Toyota’s newest sports car, the GR 86, is fast enough. In fact, I’m certain that it is because I was in the passenger’s seat as pro driver and drifter, Ken Gushi, whipped the GR 86 around a track in Texas. If the power output of the new GR 86 doesn’t feel […]

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The 228 Horsepower Toyota GR 86 Is Not Underpowered. A Legendary Driver Proved It To Me On A Racetrack

I am convinced that Toyota’s newest sports car, the GR 86, is fast enough. In fact, I’m certain that it is because I was in the passenger’s seat as pro driver and drifter, Ken Gushi, whipped the GR 86 around a track in Texas. If the power output of the new GR 86 doesn’t feel […]

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There’s Only One AE86 On Craigslist And It Costs $20,000

Every year on 8/6 Day I can’t help but search all of America’s local Craigslists to see what fun, cheap, rusty, crusty 86 project cars are out there. This year, though, there’s not a lot to be seen on that front.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There’s Only One AE86 On Craigslist And It Costs $20,000

Every year on 8/6 Day I can’t help but search all of America’s local Craigslists to see what fun, cheap, rusty, crusty 86 project cars are out there. This year, though, there’s not a lot to be seen on that front.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Hot Wheels Unleashed Is Way Prettier Than A Toy Car Game Has Any Right To Be

Like any budding gearhead, I had bunch of Hot Wheels growing up. Too many, in fact. Small Sterilite containers full of the things. I was proud of my collection, but in retrospect, I cost my parents a small fortune in diecasts. Back in my day, you couldn’t just print your own Cugnot like the kids […]

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I Adore This Mix-And-Match Ford Mustang Drift Car

Pro drifter Chelsea DeNofa has always been making interesting cars. His turbo E46 always seemed to push the limits of what each component could handle, and it felt like it was always either fighting for a podium or blowing up on the way there. Now he’s building a Ford Mustang, and it’s no surprise it’s […]

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Here’s The Basket-Case Nissan 240SX $1,000 Buys You These Days

“This car has its own ecosystem,” Tony Angelo remarks through a mask as he blows rat turds, dirt, sticks, and what are hopefully acorns out of the engine bay of his SR20-swapped Nissan 240SX. Sitting for 14 years, the car is now mostly rust. This is what $1,000 gets you if you’re looking for an […]

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Drifter Confirms Front Grip Is Optional By Using Donut Spares To Shred A Track

Formula Drift driver Chelsea Denofa definitely proved that drifting is a rear-biased sport by running donuts — those painfully skinny temporary spares — on the front end of his magnificent BMW 318ti and proceeding to rip around a track. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Formula Drift Now Has An Official Underglow Because It’s 2002 Again

If teams want to drift onto the Formula D podium, they will have to comply with a new rule that requires cars running in night events to be outfitted with underglow. The requirement takes effect immediately, ahead of the upcoming Irwindale Title Fight competition. The rule will apply through the 2021 season, too. A…Read more… […]

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