In December 2008 I purchased my very first Japanese car, a UK Nissan 200SX S14 Touring. This got me thinking about the motor sport I’d briefly heard of before, a sport you all know and love, a sport called ‘Drifting’. Fast forward through 2009 and countless drift videos and pictures form the Internet, we arrive at Saturday 17thApril 2010, 7.30am I’m sat in a McDonalds car park with a bunch of 200SX owners. We convoy from our destination into an overspill car park at Manchester’s Trafford Centre..
What an awesome awe inspiring spectacle, as a proper introduction to Drifting this had to be the best way to do it! Amazing driving all weekend, an open pit lane where I actually talk to the teams and the drivers. I’m stunned at how much of a friendly community this is, everyone is happy to talk and more importantly everyone is having a good crack.
‘I like this’ I think to myself, this is me hooked!!
This is Drifting, This is an open and friendly community with an awesome motor sport to boot, The BEST spectators motor sport!
I’ve attended all the big drift events that I could and here’s a selection of my pictures from these events.
European Drift Championships @ Oulton Park
I attended British Drift Championship Round 4 at Donnington park with the S14 on Driftworks stand
I also had a look into the grassroots side of drifting and have now decided to get to every Drift One @ Buxton drift day that I can. It’s one of the closest places to me and at only a tenner to get into the venue how can I say no.
Then came JDM Allstars Wembley– The big Smoke. Again I attended this with the Driftworks crew and had my S14 on the Driftworks stand throughout an awesome weekend!
This led me to the thought of needing a piece of the action for myself, attending drift experience days…
And also recently at Blyton with my own S14 (Photo courtesy of Ben Arris from Dodgem Squad)
With having the chance to blog with Driftworks and also my latest posting as a Photographer and blogger for Dodgem Squad I sorted my insurances out and finally got on the right side of the fence with Media access at Drift One’s drift day at Buxton.
Here’s a couple of my best photo’s yet from the day…
So that’s an introduction to me and my first year in drifting.
Hopefully I can get a residence on the Driftworks Blog, so please leave me some comments on what you thought.