While the price of building a competition spec drift car is constantly increasing, that doesn’t for a minute cut out the little guy from getting in and giving the world’s fastest growing motorsport a go. In this new Network A series, two Formula D superstars and Drift Alliance members Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg join forces to show you just how to build a drift car on a budget. If you have seen any of Ryan Tuerck’s hit Network A show Tuerck’d you will know what to expect from the new show, where the boys walk you through building a missile spec drifter. The first episode hits Youtube on January 20
What a huge afternoon! Hundreds of cool cars, good weather and a mean location by the water – Stop 2 of the NZPC Summer Tour couldn’t have gone better yesterday in Tauranga! We’ve added a quick gallery of images below, but make sure you check out full coverage in an upcoming issue of New Zealand Performance Car magazine. A huge thanks goes out to NAC Insurance and Tauranga City Council for their support of the event, plus of course all those who came along and made the day as good as it was.
I think we both know that it’s time to update the walls of your bedroom … The time has come to pull down that oversized wooden key from your 21st, the Che Guevara flag that screams ‘trying too hard’ and that 1996 Cindy Crawford Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition poster you traded for a Pokemon card back in year 10 at school. They’ve all been great, but it’s time to replace them with something better, something new, something you – 2.0. Out in stores on December 30, the NZPC 2014 Poster Book is crammed with the greatest A2 posters ever created (probably).
In a press release made available earlier today, Formula D have announced that they will be holding two rounds in Japan as part of the FD Asia championship. This has been a bit of a surprise for many, as the Japanese are very protective of their own drift culture. But with Max Orido and Nob Tanaguchi already confirmed as judges, this thing looks solid! Will this be the start of a new war between FD and D1GP? The full release is below:
“December 17, 2013
Formula DRIFT Announces Formula DRIFT Japan
Long Beach, Calif. – December 17, 2013 – Formula DRIFT announced today another step in global expansion with the introduction of Formula DRIFT Japan. The venture with MSC Co, Ltd is set to be a three-year deal beginning in 2014.
“It’s very exciting to be taking our brand to the birthplace of drifting with MSC. MSC is a reputable company that has been involved in drifting for many years. We feel that this is a great way to expand our brand as it fits with our global aspirations,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT.
Starting in 2014, Formula DRIFT Japan will hold two competition events as a pre-cursor to the Formula DRIFT Japan Championship in 2015, with one of the events being held a points round of the Formula DRIFT Asia Championship. In 2015, Formula DRIFT has plans to expand the brand to a minimum of four events that will comprise an actual championship. The plan for 2016 will also be a minimum of a four-event championship.
Japanese motor sport icons Nobuteru Taniguchi and Max Orido have committed to judging the events, notwithstanding any other racing obligations. The three-year plan will include a groundbreaking marketing and promotions campaign never done before in Japanese drifting such as a weekly television show, live stream of the event competitions and a media partnership with Kotsu Times.
“MSC has been a long time partner with Formula Drift since its start and we are thrilled to be working with the global brand of drifting in Japan. With the support of the new generation media networks, we are aimed to grow as spectacular motorsports events. Please look forward to our events” said Kaz Iwata, founder of MSC Co, Ltd
Formula DRIFT Japan details will be announced at the official launch at the 2014 Osaka Auto Messe in February.”
Highlands Motorsport Park’s world-class race track will soon receive a grade 3 rating from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the world governing body of motor sports.
‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett has taken out NAC Insurance Round 2 of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship in front of a packed Northland crowd at Whangarei’s Toll Concrete Jungle. The first of two custom courses for the season, the D1NZ team spent a week transforming the Toll yard into a concrete lined track for the two-day event. With a changed layout from 2012, The revised circuit featured eight clipping points and some very challenging switches. It was a great test for all drivers, new and old, on just how adaptable they could be. With half of those clips being outside concrete clips, it was carnage form the outset, with spent fibreglass and tail lights sent flying into the air as drivers tested the new tracks layout. But thankfully the majority of drivers came away with little more than a bumper scratch or two.
The summer holiday season is finally upon us, and for lots of you that means long hot days lounging around with your feet up flicking through the latest edition of New Zealand Performance Car magazine. With that in mind, the NZPC team has put together a jammed packed summer edition with plenty to keep you occupied