Imagine a winding touge packed with Japanese drift machines — Silvias, RX-7s, Supras, Fairlady Zs and AE86s. So. Many. AE86s. Last year we showed a video proving that underground drifting was already reaching fever pitch by the late 80s. By 1992, Hakone Pass — one of the birthplaces of touge driving and underground drifting — was a rush hour of sliding steel.
Drivers honed their drifting skills on the uphill, turned around, and lined up on the downhill to take another stab at sideways glory. If a car spun out, those waiting helpfully honked their horns to warn others coming ’round the corners. It was a makeshift society formed in the name of dorifto.