First off apologies for the delay in getting this blog up. Last weekend saw the first ever IDC, Irish Drift Championship, round in Mondello. IDC is basically Prodrift renamed. Most of the staff are still in place, rules and regulations are pretty much all the same. What an event to start off a new series with, great weather for the most part, great driving and just a general sense of excitement.
Recently Chris Brady asked me to come and video him teaching his partner Emma Saunders how to drift. This is the first episode of her learning just that. Initially Emma is just out learning a few basic car control techniques. In the next episode Chris will be teaching her some basic drifting techniques like initiation, clipping points and so on. Sit back and enjoy Emma ringing the neck of an E36 M3. Personally, I was really impressed with her and her attitude inside and outside the car. It is going to be really interesting to see how she gets on in the episodes to come so stay tuned to OMGdrift for future episodes!
The Final round ever of ProDrift took place in Ireland last weekend and it would have been rude of me to miss it. This has been the only drifting event I have been able to attend this year and to be honest I didn’t realise how much I actually missed everyone involved. I wont talk too much about the ins and outs of the day as Martin Cunningham will give you the full low down with his report. In the meantime sit back and enjoy my only drift edit of the year
The first time I became properly aware of the Nissan S-body was when I seen fellow OMGdrift author Chris Gray’s S13 a few years ago at a local meet-up. At the time I was aware of drifting but was still very unsure about what an iconic car the S-body was. Well Chris has long since sold his beautiful example and locally in Northern Ireland the S13 is a, relatively, rare sight.
WOW… just WOW!! My first ever experience of FormulaD and to say it didn’t disappoint would be an understatement. Seriously, you guys and gals in the States don’t realize how lucky you are! I enjoyed almost every minute I had at Irwindale – more on that later. It’s all fine and well looking at a FormulaD event on the drift stream and seeing videos of it but like anything, I guess you need to get up close and personal. On the face of it, FormulaD is just another drift competition, but delve deeper and what you have is not only one of the most exciting drift series in the world but definitely one of the most friendliest series I have had the pleasure of being a part of.
Talk about lucky! This shot I got when we think somebodies strobes went off at the exact same time I took my picture! Huge thanks to Justin Yadao for loaning me his 70-200 USM II to catch this awesome shot.