I wanted to make up with all of the past/upcoming Formula 1 posts, with something else epic of the drift car variety. Team Mouse is a well known AE86 Japanese drift team, who are epic at multi-car tandem passes.
You don’t need to hear much from me. The video is much more awesome.
First, it was Datsuns. Last week, it was Porsches. This week, we’ve found someone who loves his AE86.
I think you guys know about Darren D-MAC McNamara and the rotary AE86 drift car that he built…last year?!? (Someone might want to check that…) Anyway, his passion for the AE86 is beyond doubt, and it shows in this video.
Maybe we should do a video about the Miata, seeing that both Bret and I own one.
…and a reminder that I really need to improve my driving. Watch this…
Gotta get down on Friday! Just enjoy the video. (Japanese Audio)
I think this was sourced from Beeoneoneoh, but this grassroots AE86 Levin is just reminding me that I need to do some more wrenching on the Miata over the summer. First, saving the money-s….
Thanks for Shirtstuckedin for the AE86 snap!
I’ve honestly been entertaining the idea of buying an AE86 as a race-car project! However, it’s easier to dream big when you don’t have a budget yet.
Thanks to Speedhunters for the find. Honestly, I need to say very little. Just take a look at the video. Just the sound alone makes me want to faint from joy.
Need for Speed D-MAC86 First Test from Gordon Black on Vimeo.
Keiichi Tsuchiya has always been a driver that has had divided opinions with me. He is best known as the Drift King. He is one of the key figures who grew awareness of drifting overseas through the Option Video/Best Motoring series. He is an accomplished JGTC racer and also had a successful tour at LeMans.
He’s a unique character; part serious racer and part entertainer. Maybe that’s how it should be, or maybe that’s crazy.
Although thousands of people know about Tsuchiya’s skill in the AE86 in the art of drift, I wanted to feature some videos about his JGTC career. It’s something that few people know much about.
Honestly, I can never decide if I like Tsuchiya or not. His passion for racing, for tuning cars is inspiring. However some of his showmanship, I’ve found to be borderline annoying. I’m still torn what I think about him.
Watch these videos, and let me know what you think about the man. He’s definately a person who has shaped how I think about cars. I’ve just never determined whether it was better or worse for it.
Lately, I’ve been finding myself redeveloping my interest into tuning road-cars again. When I first grew an interest into cars, I spent alot of time looking at Japanese compacts that could be tuned faster. I’ve always had an interest for cars with small displacement engines, hence why I own a Miata, that could be modified into a custom fun-machine.
Best Motoring videos were my first access into the world of tuning cars. I used to go down to Fry’s or Chinatown, and purchase several DVD to watch endlessly over and over. It didn’t matter that I didn’t understand what they were saying.
You don’t need to understand Japanese to understand cars. Honestly, I think that ‘car’ is a univeral language.
*Thanks to Speedhunters for the videofind.