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