the abun­dant re­spect and lack of neg­a­tiv­ity were what re­ally shone through

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shar­ing me­mories, or tools and parts, every­one at some stage man­aged to make new friends by help­ing out some­one they didn’t know. No mat­ter if it’s as sim­ple as chang­ing a tyre or giv­ing a high­five for a clean run through the cones, it is these things that make drift­ing what it is, and hav­ing such a pure at­mos­phere at the grass­roots level is some­thing I hope will never change.

Every­one, from the driv­ers to the spec­ta­tors, and even my­self and Jamie be­hind the cam­era, was bask­ing in the re­laxed, ca­sual at­mos­phere, and also the hot sum­mer sun. Of course, with every­one be­ing a bit of a car nut, it was easy to get along, al­though, most im­por­tant, the abun­dant re­spect and lack of neg­a­tiv­ity were what re­ally shone through.

It is nice to be able to take a step back, and be re­minded of why we all put in the hard work and late nights to go slid­ing. Drift­ing isn’t the quick­est-grow­ing motorsport in the world be­cause it is cool, or glitzy; it’s be­cause it was born out of a need to be able to have fun, and share ex­pe­ri­ences and me­mories with good com­pany, all of which earns the sport a solid hyakuten!

Hyakuten is Ja­panese for 100-per­cent per­fec­tion and is usu­ally used in Ja­panese drift com­men­tary when driv­ers ex­e­cute a per­fect run

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