Popular culture: Drifting

Drifting has become a popularized technique around the world.  For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift or haven’t watched the X Games Rally Race, drifting occurs when a driver skids his rear tires through a turn, burning rubber. Drifting all started from a Japanese race car driver who found it easier to drift through turns in order to win his races, he not only won championships, but won fans with his technique. The popularity of drifting started a phenomenon with so many, from import car enthusiasts to novice and professional racers. People were emulating this sport, Hawaii was one of the first places to catch onto this technique and many young drivers would drive up Tantalus to put there foot into it. Like skateboarding, drifting has become a motor sport that has only gained media coverage, but has changed the lifestyle of so many.

 

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/210414/japan_drift/

 

 

However, drifting has long ago been popularized, and now a new trend has been surfacing in the scene…VIP cars. But that’s another blog.

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