Drifting: Why?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Pathogen, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This. What the hell is the point of this shit?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kaj0QyAUoo"]YouTube- Tanner Foust Street Drift: Mulholland[/ame]
     
  2. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Three cheers for this thread. I do watch rallying, and you do see cars sliding like this on rally stages. And that can look cool because there's something tactically significant about the manoeuvre. But drifting as a sport in and of itself is tacky, not to mention prety subjective in part of its grading.

    No fun. I'll take some rallying, thx.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HriOAvF3fL0&feature=related"]YouTube- Mazda 323 Rally Team - Sezon 2008[/ame]
     
  3. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm definitely all for rallying because it's racing. But this shit seems like it's born out of idiocracy.
     
  4. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    I was hoping that by now drifting would have gone away, it seems like a tremendous waste of good rubber.

    And its just plain stupid.
     
  5. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the WWE of auto sports.
     
  6. raged

    raged New Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It's a Scion + Rockstar Energy drink joint commercial.
    :)
     
  7. Moises

    Moises Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    miami
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    fack you all.
     
  8. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D It's like ballet...for stupid people.
     
  9. Yaroni

    Yaroni Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Tel Aviv
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    its fun, to do of course, i wouldn't go to an event and watch it
     
  10. kempi

    kempi New Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    drifting is coooool!

    trust me
     
  11. Soyrizo

    Soyrizo Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    why? because it is fun. why else? Beyond that I would say the element of "******** it" type danger, the comradery built among ppl (drivers are often apart of a group; and to trust enough to drive at your limits with others), and the counterculture element of the sport (visually loud, "pointless", and often aggravates traditional auto enthusiast). I compare the market and sport to skateboarding.

    Was heavily involved & support of the scene since around 2003 that I guess built awareness of the market that gave Hollywood a reason to base a movie on it. After that it all became a little bit too much & I personally fell into a financial whole after being screwed over from a shop.

    Made a bunch of great friends from driving, hanging out drinking beer while working on our cars. So yeah.. I'd say fun is a good answer.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohZ4r4_aSuE"]Meihan Residents - TEAM BURST and Friends :: INERTIA-MS.COM :: - YouTube[/ame] (very popular team from Japan - check it at 3:00)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv0zf_N0Vhk"]Drift Alliance's Bad as Hell - YouTube[/ame] (prob U.S. most popular team)
     
  12. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Skip to 0:55 and you'll see some proper drifting, not the namby-pamby stuff in the post above:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4CaTjClHyg"]Dublin on ice funny slips - YouTube[/ame]
     
  13. markjasonusa

    markjasonusa New Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    United States
    Club:
    --other--
    I hate drifting. Its just wast of money and your car. If you like it you can play a video game.

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  14. bebo

    bebo Red Card

    Nov 7, 2011
    If you love driving, you will adore drifting..believe me
     
  15. john1983

    john1983 New Member

    Apr 26, 2012
    how else can u make your car move sideways?
     

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