VIDEO: Corolla Matsuri 2016 goes all-out 80s on VHS tape

Corolla Matsuri 2016

By now you’re all familiar with the typical drift video — dramatic hi-def footage of heat waves coming off of the tarmac, wheels being mounted, zipties being zipped, and cars sliding in slow-mo to the beat of electronica. This is not that. 

ChristianHipster’s footage of the Corolla Matsuri at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, California was purposefully edited to look like it was made in the 80s. The video is decidedly low-fi and discolored like damaged tape. The soundtrack even gets synthy with Paul Engemann’s Push it to the Limit from the Scarface soundtrack. Needless to say, it’s totally rad.

UPDATE: TheRobbieStark informs us that the video was filmed with an actual VHS camera, which makes it even cooler!

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9 Responses to VIDEO: Corolla Matsuri 2016 goes all-out 80s on VHS tape

  1. Nigel said:

    Awesome video !!

  2. Bird said:

    Needs more montage!

  3. Lupus said:

    Superb…
    ***Amateur VHS feel achivement*** -> COMPLETE!

  4. This dude was legitimately filming with a shoulder held VHS camera. Top notch work haha

  5. Taylor said:

    This seriously just made my day.

  6. Cory Ephland said:

    Decidedly awesomeness! Reminds me of my childhood! Thanks for the nostalgic moment.

  7. Censport said:

    Reminds me of the tapes we used to trade and watch at the track after a weekend of racing. Bootleg copies of copies of Rendevous, Faszination, and stuff like this. So awesome.

  8. Sideglide said:

    This was a ton of fun. Reminded me of my first drift event, geez, 17 years ago! Watching those guys not quite hold the drift as they near the apex. A tough lesson to learn to, well, push it to the limit. Hold the accel at WOT to counter the countersteer. Ahh good times.

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