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Red Bull has more than a few ways of giving us a good ’ol morning jolt. The people of downtown Atlanta can attest to that.

Recently, the energy drink / racing team brought two of their esteemed drivers - Rhys Millen and Ryan Tuerck - to Atlanta for a smoke-inducing drift session as part of Red Bull’s Peachtree Drift Battle. While it wasn’t entirely a head-to-head duel between Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Tuerck’s Pontiac Solstice Coupe , the two did provide a highly different way for commuters to start their day.

It’s not every day you get a chance to see rampaging drift cars plowing through Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. And as one commuter will attest, we’ll never look at Peachtree Street the same way ever again.

Check out the video for all the pulse-pounding and - in this case, morning-jolting action - as Millen and Tuerck give the innocent bystanders of downtown Atlanta a different kind of wake-up call.

Source: Red Bull

Anytime we have an excuse to get a scantily-clad babe on our pages, we make sure that everybody gets to share in our blessings. Even more awesome is when you pair said hottie to a little drift action, courtesy, in this case, of Mr. Gymkhana himself, Ken Block .

In this video, a model from Zoo Magazine gets a chance to pose with Ken Block and his Gymkhana 3 Ford Fiesta. After the introductions were done, the hot model rides shotgun alongside Block for a little drift action on an improvised Gymkhana course at the Battersea Power Station on the River Thames in Battersea, London.

It’s a pity that we don’t get a clear view of the model’s reaction as Block takes her for the ride of her life. But judging by her reaction when the course run was finished and the dust had settled, it sure looks like she had a blast.

High-level drifting and smoking hot babe aside, the video was actually part of a promotional event for the DIRT 3 video game, which incidentally coincides with the debut of the Gymkhana in the video game.

We don’t know if there are going to be hot models in bikinis in the game, but for the sake of everything we hold sacred, we’d love to see it.

Source: You Tube
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Strap on your safety harnesses and get your handbrake ready, the 2011Formula Drift Professional Drifting Championship Series is about to begin and you could be there, cheering from the sidelines for your favorite professional drifter! That’s right, we have six tickets to give away to the first round of the 2011 Formula Drift at Long Beach, CA and all you have to do is tell us why you deserve to be part of the action. It’s that easy!

“Formula DRIFT consistently pushes to grow the sport of drifting and entering our eighth year as a professional series we are proud of where we have been able to take the sport,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are fortunate to work with the top venues for motorsports in the nation and provide quality entertainment to fans across the country.”

Prize Courtesy of Formula Drift

Check out all of the details after the jump, including rules, details on how to enter, and the full Formula Drift schedule.

Source: IamFormulaD

Somehow in the weird and sometimes outlandish world we live in these days, you’re going to come across somebody driving their cars in their birthday suits. Trust us, we’ve witnessed these unfortunate incidences on more than one occasion – usually right after a late-one binge drinking session.

Then again, drifting without any clothes on is an entirely different matter, and even better than that, drifting with a naked Playboy model manning the wheels…well, let’s just say that we haven’t seen that one before.

So here it is, you suddenly interested hot-blooded males. Just so we’re clear: there’s no actual nudity shown in the video so you won’t need to be discrete about watching the video. But common decency still dictates that you probably shouldn’t let your kids watch it.

Either way, there’s something smokin’ hot about a Playbol model attempt to do a drift even if she apparently has no idea how to drive a stick.

Enjoy and keep your testosterone-levels down, boys.

Source: Playboy
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The sport of Drifting is catching on like wildfire the world over, and that’s not exactly surprising considering it carries the most entertainment value of any motorsport out there. Even F1 has become mundane with cars lapping continuously in a “follow the leader” fashion for two hours. There isn’t much in the form of action, except when spectacular crashes happen, sending carbon fiber shrapnel everywhere. Not exactly safe, but it’s action nonetheless. Yes, aerodynamics make it difficult to overtake blah blah blah.

Drifting brings together the most exciting aspects of our favorite forms of racing in an exciting showcase. What could be better than watching massive horsepower cars going sideways, door to door with each other at breakneck speeds with smoke bellowing out their arches? Okay, well, participating would be better, but not all of us have the type of skill and precision needed to pull off some of these stunts. Of course, some may, so learning a bit about the best vehicles to take out onto the track is important.

The recipe for a great drift car is a generic affair with the following characteristics at the fore: RWD (Duh!), good chassis balance, engine tuneabilty, a limited slip differential, and obviously accessible tuning parts to make the aforementioned a reality. In the list below, you will find a short description on what unique attributes each of the cars bring to drifting, and hopefully will give you a better understanding of the sport and what building a good drift car requires.

Hopefully this will get you swatting bugs with your side windows in no time. Proceed with caution though, as this is a highly addictive adrenalin rush waiting to happen.

Hit the jump to see the list.

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Formula D Pro-AM program revealed

Formula Drift and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management are joining forces to bring Formula D to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in what will be an inaugural invitational event. Eight of the series’ top drivers and their cars will be transported to the UAE for what will be the first world-class drift event in the Persian Gulf region.

“The partnership with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management is a perfect fit to introduce the Formula DRIFT UAE Invitational Competition,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Even though drifting has been to the UAE before, we are excited to bring a world class combination of the world’s most advanced circuit along with the world’s leading drifting series.”

The lucky drivers include 2-time Formula DRIFT champion and 3-time X-Games Gold Medalist Tanner Foust, 2010 Formula DRIFT rookie of the year and past Scandinavian champion, Fredric Aasbo, 2009 Formula DRIFT champion, Chris Forsberg, Darren McNamara, Ryan Tuerck, and Daijiro Yoshihara. Two more spots are still up for grabs and will be announced at a later date. This is exciting for the sport and will mark a historic world first come February 25th next year.

Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of the Yas Marina Circuit had this to say: “I am delighted that motorsports fans in Abu Dhabi and the UAE will get to experience the spectacle of Formula DRIFT at Yas. Drifting will add a new dimension to the range of motorsports offered here and I believe it will attract a large following, just as drag racing has.”

The inaugural event will serve as a perfect pre-season taster for the 2011 championship and provide the drivers with good practice in searing desert temperatures, which should test both man and machine to their limits.

Source: Formula D

Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. are considered two of the best drifters on the planet, which means that fans of the two racers are going to have a special treat in the form of this drifting showdown Block and Gittin Jr. engaged in during SEMA.

Now, it wasn’t really a competition between the two as it was an exhibition for them to show the gathered audience at the drifting track at SEMA, as well as the millions more watching on the Internet, why they are widely considered two of the best and most popular drifters this side of the solar system.

Block came to throwdown in his unmistakable Monster Ford Fiesta whereas Gittin Jr. showed up ready to burn the wheels off of his Monster Ford Mustang RTR.

Put these two drivers in the same drifting course, let them loose, and you’re bound to experience one hell of a Gymkhana showdown from two of the planet’s best.

Check out the video of Block and Gittin Jr. giving us race car drifting at it’s finest.

Source: You Tube
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The 7th and final round of the “Dotz King of Europe” drifting series was held at the Greek port of Heraklion and brought with it spectacular entertainment. All 30 drivers from all over Europe assembled to battle it out for supremacy around the moderate course, set to the back drop of multi-million Dollar Greek Cruise liners and container ships.

Bulgarian Drifter Todor Dunev had a good year, taking three out of a possible seven victories this season, with one second place finish. Despite being knocked out early in the final round, his consistency ensured his coronation.

The event attracted around 5,000 fans who were treated to crazy door-to-door battles in the quarter finals between local hero Apostolis Xrysanthakopoulos in his red Nissan S13, and Adam Kerenyi in the 3.8 liter E36 BMW - the battle twice ended in a draw before Kerenyi finally lost out. The decision may have been controversial, but the Greek driver went on to show his talent in the subsequent pairs. In the semi-final he knocked out championship Tudor Dunev in his Nissan S13. He eventually defeated Papapasxos in the final to win the round.

The boys enjoyed Autographs from Dotz girl, Dani, and good times were had by all. The 2011 season kicks off pretty soon and should be bigger and better than ever!

The Monticello Motor Club was quite the scene recently when a plethora of supercars converged for the first annual Drift with the Supercars event. Yes, people, drifting supercars with a chalk full of donuts to boot. Burning rubber never smelled so good.

One of the cars that showed up for the event was the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and while it didn’t have the cache that of all the Ferraris , Porsches , and Mercedes ’ in attendance, the CTS-V Coupe made certain that it would leave more than just its tread marks on the competition, winning the title of Best Drift in New Car. Who said that a two-door luxury coupe couldn’t hang with the exotics?

Fortunately for us, a video of the CTS-V Coupe’s drift run was shared by the gracious organizers, giving us a complete look at the Caddy in all its tire-screeching, rubber-burning, title-winning run.

That’s how the Caddy rolls, baby!

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Car people love things that involve cars. It’s as simple as that. And there is nothing better than a classic car chase in a Hollywood film. Yet, just like the cars themselves, these chase scenes can spark serious debate. Taking advantage of this dispute, SPEED is going to count down the worst to the best scenes with a two-hour special on Thanksgiving, hopefully ending that long running debate.

The new show won’t just be car chases, it will help SPEED show-off their newest contest, the SPEED Dream Ride 2. This is a sweepstakes-style contest where five winners and their guests will head to California and the Infineon Raceway. Winners will get to ride alongside Mario Andretti in a two-seat Indy Car, Kyle Petty in a NASCAR stock car, Jason Pridmore on a two-up MotoGP bike, and Tanner Foust on the drifting course.

On top of all that, winners will get to crush some cars with a monster truck. Of course, it’s not just any monster truck; it’s Gravedigger, a legend in the monster truck scene. Winners will also get some time in a few exotics courtesy of World Class Driving.

Does all this sound like the dream vacation of a lifetime? Well, head over to SpeedDreamRide.com to enter the contest on Thanksgiving Day.

Anyway, back to the show. Below, we have three clips for you, just to give a taste of what to expect when you tune in while stuffing your face with turkey. Enjoy.


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