Tag Archives: Drift

RunFree Levin Drifting Minami in Ebisu Circuit


NORIYARO Local Hero: Toshiyuki Yanai

Wake up on Monday morning hanging for some AE86s destroying Sports Land Yamanashi?

Well fear not! – Alexi @ Noriyaro (like him on facebook!) has got you covered with new footage up on his YouTube channel (subscribe!) of Team KOBAYASHI’s Toshiyuki Yanai in his white Levin 3-door!

Taka Aono: It’s Not A Handicap. Period.

Campaigned from the very first race by Taka and his wife Yoshie, he is the only driver on the grid to have driven the same chassis in every race meeting of Formula Drift since its inception in 2004.

Yeah, you read that right. After almost 10 years, the only AE86 that still arrives every event to go up against the new talent in their modern cars is Taka’s. But it’s not easy to keep coming back. He’s constantly told the time has come to step out of his beloved AE chassis into something more modern to compete to win.

The reasons he’s given? Too light. No power. Wheelbase is too short. Too old.

What does Taka think? Like a true hachiroku ‘lifer’ he is pragmatic: “You know, I should say… the car is there, but I need to drive better…. I gotta catch up with the power. I need to be the big man, or I gotta get bigger balls or whatever… but the Corolla, it’s not a handicap. Period.”

Grassroots Destruction

Keisuke from 86 Fighters in his AE86 at Meremere, Waikato, New Zealand kicking some ass. Choice!

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Beau Yates. Eastern Creek South Circuit. Win.

Beau Yates shows us how it’s done in his 3S-GE BEAMS Turbo Levin at the new Eastern Creek (Sydney Motor Sport Park) South Circuit! With years of experience and just over 300kW at the rear wheels on 1.1 bar, it’s no wonder he’s linking the track with ease!

How To Drift: YZ Circuit

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A Tribute To The Past: Team Tekno

The Levin trackcar you see here is the result of two hachiroku-mad Irishmen who couldn’t bear the downtime of their own projects keeping them off the track.

An all-out tribute to the early days of Japanese drifting, this green and silver, battle-scarred Corolla owned by Team Tekno members Killian O’Brien and Kevin Reilly is a way for them to push to ten tenths without the fear of wrecking their other beautiful AE86s.

Check the full feature out at Driftworks

LOOKING: Full Attack Mode

Asayan-san from LOOKING at Meihan Sports Land in his AE86. He wasn’t comfortable in his new 86 yet so he was “taking it easy”…

In Its Element

AE86 Drifting at Nakayama Circuit – Just let it play and enjoy the raw energy.

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True Grit: Mechanics Before Aesthetics

Brian Egan’s mantra seems to be based around this mentality – and his car certainly shows it. Having taken 9 trophies already in various events this year, to call it ‘spartan’ would be quite fitting.

Hit SPEEDHUNTERS for more photos by legendary photographer Paddy McGrath.