Friday Video: Kyushakai Drifters

toyota_soarer_yanki_shakotan2There’s been a recent spate of videos in which cars built with old school bosozoku style take on the decidedly new art of professional drifting. Take a gander at the exquisite airbrushed paint job, for example, captured at Ebisu by our friend Alexi at Nori Yaro. Moments later, the Toyota Soarer it belonged to went full-on sideways out on the track, putting those gorgeous matching SSR MkIIs in jeopardy.

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Straight from the pages of Shakotan Boogie.

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The control room is clean as well, none of the jutting metal and dangling wires found in most drift cars.

But wait, there’s more. Drift Tengoku Vol. 44 features a kyusha drift team. Soarers, X70 Mark IIs, and a JZX41 Chaser!

Baseball bats, external oil coolers, and sharknoses – these guys have it all, except for drifting skillz. Luckily, Riverside found these vids of the Chaser redeeming itself with a magnificent smoke show. Will this be the new direction of drift style?


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6 Responses to Friday Video: Kyushakai Drifters

  1. Nigel said:

    Maybe this will result in more education.
    A co-worker said he thought some of the car pictures on my office billboard were
    Monte Carlo’s. And he is older than me.

  2. Dan in Dubai said:

    Great videos, awesome drifting!!

  3. bert said:

    Bat: 5$ Bandana: 4$ fugly bodywork: 20$ Baby in the backseat: priceless!

    These things always remind me of Death Race 2000. Throw some old people in weelchairs on the track, and we’d have a morbid japanese remake!

  4. Nigel said:

    I do think a sharknose is better than a giant “bowieknife” out the front.

  5. Slappy said:

    Love it love it love it

  6. Drifting is something that will always be close to my heart. I used to own an S13 Silvia 200SX, with the CA18DET motor (Euro spec) that was modified to the hilt. This car I had for 8 years and I threw loads of cash at it. Loved it, and the loose rear made it a drifting delight.

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