Illegal street drifting – where, if not on the streets of Japan!

Illegal street driftingIllegal street drifting – where, if not on the streets of Japan! Top 10 Japanese drift cars of all times – the best JDM imports! Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control for the entirety of a corner. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn.

Illegal street drifting – where, if not on the streets of Japan!

It is known that Japan was one of the earliest birthplaces of drifting. Therefore, it is no surprise that Japanese drift cars are the most popular when it comes to this sport. Drifting nowadays is a respectable motorsport discipline but, it wasn’t always seen that way. It all evolved from illegal street drifting and like it or not, that is still thriving, more in some parts of the world that others. However, everything from drag, touge to drift and race is deeply connected to street racing because at one point, they had to make these kind of activities safe so, they had to slowly move them on the track.

Check out this vintage video of Japanese illegal street drifting. The street drifting culture wouldn’t be the same if they stop what they’re doing. The undertaken risks are high but, they think it’s worth it!

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