• Drifting as a D1 professional

D1 is an amazing thing. It can literally stop the aging process. Now we don’t know if it’s the fan friendly atmosphere or pure senselessness of wasting so much wide rubber, but this professional drift phenomenon has the ability to turn 35 year old men pushing their kids out of the way in order to get an autograph from one of the professionals themselves, or just losing your hearing while watching the exotic machines idle in the pit lane where the seasoned veterans, there since the beginning like Nomuken and Ueno sit proudly next to their Skyline and Soarer, the latter taking a moment to capture the scene on his camera phone.

Laughing with their crew, taking photographs with fans, even taking a smoke break. These are two 40+ year old men who are having the times of their lives. Earning a living traveling the world, doing what most people are arrested for and are adored for it. They are showmen, but unlike the tired traveling salesmen, these middle aged men look younger than some of those guys with a pen in their hands. Professional drifting looks to be the fountain youth in a cloud of tire smoke, or perhaps just the best midlife crisis of all time?


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  (806) posted on 03.2.2010

more smoke mean more crowd, i really love the smell of the burning rubber and pushing the pedal to the metal, making the engine roar more and more.

  (1022) posted on 12.13.2009

drifting is amazing, IMO it’s even more exciting than Drag. In drift the real skills of the driver will push to the limits. Japanese revolutionizes car racing.

TJKEON  (138) posted on 06.1.2009

I have to be honest, I felt like a kid in a candy store filled with 600 HP engines and 300 series tires, I love the smell of 104 octane in the afternoon.

TJKEON  (182) posted on 06.1.2009

D1 Grandprix is one of the most awaited Drifting events of all car enthusiasts all over the world. Inada’s D1 is home to the best drifting cars ever made and professionals such as Rhys Millen and Bryan Norris have already stepped their wheels on this competition.

TJKEON  (177) posted on 06.1.2009

I think that Drifting is an excitement in nature. When you intentionally oversteers while maintaining vehicle control at a very high speed can be exhilarating. And I’d like to think that this could be the best solution for men who have been living secured, stable and stiff men undergoing mid-life crisis.

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