Andrew hawkins and his entire crew were back at the dome for the first round in the new 2015/16 season for the Australian Drift Grand Prix. Running the Formula D layout at Calder park Thunderdome is truly the best format for this track, high-speed entry’s elevation changes plus a super tight section. Read more

ADGP :: Round 1 – The Dome

It’s been a while since we have attended such a big car meet! Held in docklands Victoria, in a spot where only three years ago the police blocked off the road, car park and all exits to create a massive defect station. Thankfully that did not happen this time around.

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MCM mini meet #25 :: Docklands Undercover

Nic Wilson Drift BuildJZX100 Drift Build

Nic Wilson is no stranger to professional drifting, nor to the ever capable Toyota JZX chassis. Competing both locally in Australia and abroad in Japan year in-year out, Nic has built a reputation for throwing these sleek Japanese sedans sideways with his trademark aggressive Australian style. Now with the clock ticking Nic is in the midst of a brand new drift build of exceptional quality.

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Nic Wilson’s Drift JZX 100 Build :: Part 1

Custom Chevy C10Jap Chevy C10

In one of the most densely populated countries in the world, space is the greatest commodity. Modern Japan has been shaped in every way around making the most of every inch, from towering buildings to automated parking lots. So with space in such high demand, Japan gave birth to the Kei car. Tiny cars with engines less than 660cc in capacity.  They’re everywhere and everyone driving them enjoys cheaper taxes as a reward. If you want to make a statement with the car you drive, then there’s endless choices of sports cars, big saloons, European cars and even exotics.  With so many cars and so many people, standing out in the crowd and expressing yourself can be a difficult task.

Meet Hiroyuki’s 1977 GMC C10 Pickup, it’s big in Japan… No really it’s huge!!
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Hiro’s Big 8 :: Chevrolet Pickup

Daikoku Futo PA CimaJapan Daikoku Futo PA

After 36 hours in Japan we finally hit up some car action at none other than Daikoku Futo PA! This tiny car park in the middle of a man made island in the Yokohama harbor is a thing of legend. If you’re into Japanese cars chances are you’ve seen more than a few photos from this location. Here car owners from different walks of life all gather and soak up the experience that is Daikoku Futo any night of the week and during the day on weekends.
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Japan Day 2 :: Daikoku Futo PA

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The sunlight of day 2 began peaking through the hotel curtains, like a kid on Christmas morning I was too excited to sleep in. This was our second day of the trip and the plan was simple… Do some exploring, catch a train to Yokohama and get our rental car. Easy!

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Japan Day 2 :: The Night Life.

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Thanks to a spur of the moment ‘impulse buy’ plane ticket to Japan 3 months ago, I’m now writing to you from my very first night in Japan. In fact my very first night in another country all together!! Read more

Invading Japan :: Day 1

The Australian Drift Grand Prix has been up and running for the last five years. Every year, the competition continues to get more fierce, amidst competitors rebuilding their cars nearly every round. These cars continue to get lighter with new engine configurations every round that not only push the boundary’s but also push the budget.
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ADGP :: Round 3, The Twilight Throwdown

GTR RevosportGTR R35 Australia

Ladies and gentlemen… Introducing Mr.35! He’s one mighty fine Nissan GTR from Melbourne.

Owner Charles has added some very subtle additions to the look of the car without messing up the original look, all the while making sure he stands out from the crowd.

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MR35 :: Twin Turbo Gentleman

DCA has been making its’ way around the country and has finally landed in Victoria.  Everyone was excited to see Drift challenge Australia at the dome.  And after seeing DCA at Raliegh raceway earlier in the year, I had some idea of what to expect.

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DCA : The dome, round 3

festivalof86 TurenoFestivalof86 Sydney

How many of you have purchased a new car and been invited to a yearly event to celebrate that new car? Never. Well that’s what happens when you purchase a car from Toyota Australia! Now we hear you, they don’t make this sort of song and dance about every Toyota that rolls off the showroom floor right? Well the mighty Toyota 86 is no ordinary car.

The 86 is inspired directly by the cult classic AE86 Corolla, that first appeared in 1983.  This original car truly captured fans both extreme and casual with it’s nimble handling, RWD configuration and lightweight body.  30 years ago it broke free from the shackles of the ‘Corolla’ family name and was celebrated the world over.  Production ended in 1987 and the Corolla then became the economy FWD hatchback we know today.

Toyota rekindled this flame and brought us the 86! Like the original, we see RWD return along with a very well constructed chassis with enough power to move it around a corner or three.
Now in it’s second year of production, it was time to celebrate and that means one massive party called Festival of 86!!
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Toyota :: Festival of 86 ’14

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