Toby of Monky London fame was one of the drivers joining in the fun at the Street Track Life drift event at Driftland the other week, putting his battered JZZ30 Soarer on the door of anyone that was ahead of him. He’s just released the first instalment of his drift diary vlog covering his time at the event, so be sure to check it out below. There’s also some great chase footage of him following me in my C33 Laurel from 7.42 onwards – thanks man!
Here’s some on-board footage of me drifting my SR20 powered C33 Laurel at Driftland during the Street Track Life Drive Harder practice days that I organised. For these days I swapped my knuckles over to 326POWER Bancho Knuckles and they felt great – if you’re interested in a set for your Nissan, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The simple drift practice day seems to be a dying breed nowadays. With an ever-increasing focus on competitions and large scale events that place an emphasis on entertainment in order to draw spectators, very rarely does anybody seem to say “just show up and hone your skills with no pressure”.
I really wanted to have a couple of days of drifting with my friends where we could have as much seat time as possible, drive as hard as we wanted and enjoy ourselves without any pressure or expectations. As a result, I decided to take the plunge and book Driftland in Scotland for a couple of days; these were to be the first Street Track Life: Drive Harder practice days and, thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response I’ve received after the event, they won’t be the last.
I first visited 326Power’s headquarters back in March but I only took a handful of photos on my phone at the time. A couple of weeks ago I found myself back in the picturesque town of Higashi-Hiroshima, ready to visit the company again. Now equipped with my DSLR camera, I decided to take a few photos that captured the hive of activity that was taking place on this particular Saturday afternoon before discussing 326POWER UK matters with bossman Mitsuru Haruguchi.