8 – The Art Of Going Sideways

Pick me to blog to Japan!

Now some of you may be familiar with drifting thanks to the third film in the Fast & Furious franchise ‘The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift’ which hit the box office 6 years ago. For those of you not, drifting is a driving style in which the driver uses throttle, brakes, clutch, gear shifting and steering input to keep the car in a condition of oversteer while manoeuvring from turn to turn.

I myself have quite a pasion for cars, and have owned various Japanese high performance machines over the years. A Subaru Impreza, Nissan Skyline, and a trio of Nissan 200’s have buried down into my heart, and also my wallet! I still have a 200, but it’s now used as a weekend, and trackday toy.

Again you have the Japanese to thank for this. Racing car drivers first started to drift in the early 80’s, and it soon…

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