June’s Twilight Drift Night

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Damn, these twilight drift nights are getting massive! Each one I go to is almost double the size of the last one. Some of the cars are getting bat shit insane and the drifting itself has certainly matured from where it was a couple of years ago. There’s a definate increase in numbers across a broad range of tuner/car events around NSW. The scene is growing and it feels good to be apart of it all. These events are showing that it’s more than just driving a car. It’s a lifestyle. It’s culture.

The pit area was absolutely packed! All kinds of monsters were let out of their lairs to breathe smoke and slide across the 3 arenas. I noticed a stronger mix of vehicles than one usually see’s a drift event. Joining the ever present legion of black 180sx’s were a strong number of old school toyotas, skylines, rotaries and even a few holdens and fords were getting crossed across the different tracks.

After a catching up with some mates and a lap of the pits I headed to the far side of the creek and sat on the inside of the last few turns to watch the big boys tear apart the big track. There were only a couple ‘incident’s so the track was flowing quite nicely for the most part, Most drivers managed clean runs and plenty of sidesways action. Favorites on the night… That Orange Silvia with an LS1, and Jason’s Lexus IS200. Damn those cars sounded hot at full throttle! They were all full ball and I had a full bar, with out fail.

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The cars might have loved the cold but I was getting over it and decided I needed a HOT, strong coffee, the pit area was in full swing and everywhere was packed! There looked to be about 40-50 show cars on display with their sub’s cranking and fish tanks glowing, it was a pretty massive turn out! After catching up with some mates and defrosting with my coffee I ended up watching some wet action on the skid pan. The variety of vehicles made it more interesting to watch than usual. Commo utes and ke70’s mixing up with R33’s and silvias kept it entertaining, one monaro nearly kissed the wall, but aside from that most people seem to be picking up the skills pretty quickly.

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