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D1GP driver Cyrus Martinez doing a demo run

2009 Lateral Drift Championship Round 2

Clear skies, glaring sun and intense heat was the order of the day for the second round of the 2009 Lateral Drift Championship held at the Greenhills Open Parking Bay 6 in the City of San Juan last May 23. A total of twenty-seven participants came to the track to show-off, compete and simply have […]

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Martinez drifts the Motul-Autoplus S13

Cyrus Martinez – D1GP US Driver

From just helping out in his father’s garage at fourteen to buying his first AE86, Cyrus Martinez is now a proud holder of a D1 Grand Prix US license. He is the first Filipino driver to achieve this feat and is also the first Filipino driver to actively compete in professional drifting. (more…)

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Drift Competition

Drift Car Build-up: Form and Function

Drifting is about showmanship. It’s not just about the turbo under your hood, the exotic suspension setup you have, or the number of horses your engine is pushing out. Looking good is part of show drifting. Wild bodykits, hot rims, shiny paintjobs, and cool graphics play a big role in the drifting world. Make them […]

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AI Drift

2009 Lateral Drift Championship Round 1

Tire smoke, cool cars, and extreme sideways action was the order of the day in the season opener of the 2009 Glade Sport Lateral Drift Championship at the Greenhills Promenade Open Parking Lot in the City of San Juan. Many of the competitors for the pro-series came prepared with new cars, and new setups. New […]

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Drift Car Build-Up: Chassis, Suspension, Brakes

Chassis Preparation After the alignment, the car was then brought to DMF Drift Garage for seam welding to stiffen the chassis for a rigid platform. In preparation for the process, the stock RB24S engine was taken out of the car also in preparation for the new engine transplant. Seam welding minimizes the chassis flex making […]

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Drift Car Build-up: Choosing a Project Car

Drifting is one of the fastest growing high intensity motorsport events today. Its popularity has gained greatly due to the movie The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and the Japanese Anime series Initial D. And with the organization of the professional drift competitions such as the D1 GP Championships and Formula Drift, the sport […]

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Not All Oils Are Equal

Engine oils were made to clean, and lubricate engines. Advanced synthesizing and refining of lubricants have actually helped engines perform more efficiently while producing more power with less wear. (more…)

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Drift Toy

Once regarded as an executive’s car, the Nissan Cefiro was a popular car in the early nineties when it was released. But now, the car is seen in a different light or in drift terms as a different approach angle. (more…)

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Dondie Mallari’s Civic EK Hatch

The Honda Civic is a very popular compact tuner car due to the abundance of performance and aesthetics goodies owners can buy for their cars. The EK body hatchback gained immense popularity after the release of the Type-R version, which boasts of an engine capable of 185ps out of a mere 1.6-liters. The hatch is […]

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