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The Ultimate Japanese Tuning Shop That Disappeared

There was a golden age of imports and tuning in Southern California, and Riki Yoshida was lucky enough to have been there for it. Born in Japan, Yoshida and his family emigrated to the United States when he was three, settling down in Torrance, California. While attending university, he also started working with one…Read more… […]

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This Totally Awesome Electric Drift Car Can’t Compete at the Long Beach Formula Drift Weekend For a Silly Reason

There is a ridiculously awesome electric Camaro drift car in Long Beach this weekend for the season opening round of Formula Drift, but here’s the thing, it can’t compete. I was really looking forward to seeing it compete while I was here, but alas, red tape has prevented it from running. It’s still sitting in […]

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Earn All the Skill Points in Forza with the Formula Drift Car Pack

As much as Forza Motorsport 7 loves lap times, the game isn’t all about nailing the perfect lap. Neither, obviously, is its jump-happy counterpart, Forza Horizon 4. The Formula Drift Car Pack is soon coming to both games and you’ll be able to get sideways to your heart’s content.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Go To Formula Drift And Die Happy

Driving down New Jersey’s Route 34, you immediately knew who was going to Formula Drift and who was not. A long file of lowered Subaru WRXs, stanced BRZs, enloudened Mitsubishi Evos and lowered Volkswagen Golfs, right turn blinkers flashing frenetically, awaited their turn into the stadium parking lot during one…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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It Is My Belief That This Is The Fastest Car In The Universe

Look, you may have things like “science” or “math” that will tell you that Kristaps Blušs’ carbon-kevlar BMW M3 with a 9,000 RPM American V8 under the hood isn’t technically the fastest car in the visible universe, but empirical evidence (this video, my own eyes and ears) suggest otherwise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Formula Drift Ferrari Is Still One Of The Coolest Cars On Earth

Late after practice at Formula Drift New Jersey, while Federico Sceriffo’s crew worked to replace a CV joint twisted into pieces by the 900 horsepower Ferrari 599 drift car behind us, I asked Federico why he chose to twin-supercharge the 6.0-liter V12 and not go with more expected twin turbos. “Yes, to keep the…Read more… […]

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Watch A 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R Slay Its 21-Inch Tires

One of the most entertaining drivers in Japan over the past few years has been Kazuya Taguchi, an Up Garage employee (kind of like super Autozone) who also runs in Formula Drift. Now he’s come stateside in this 4.1-liter R35 Nissan GT-R, which makes more power than you’d ever need.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This 1,000-HP RWD Toyota Corolla Is One Of The Most Extreme Drift Cars Ever Built

Under the guise of a bunch of cars burning tires, Formula Drift quietly built up the most powerful road race cars on the planet, and Fredric Aasbø’s new 1,000 horsepower rear-wheel drive Toyota Corolla hatch is one of the most extreme yet. We got an in-depth look and trust us, it’s batshit.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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