DRIFT SHIFTERS GOES INTERNATIONAL
You already know the yarn behind the wildly successful and outright wild celebration of all things smoky and sideways: the Drift Shifters format, dreamt up by our own ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett to remove the uncertainty around judges’ decisions in drifting and first seen on our very own shores when Red Bull Drift Shifters lit up Auckland’s waterfront back in 2012 along with a gaggle of the world’s biggest drifting names.
Back then, Quay Street was shut down and packed with 20,000 fans, all to watch the world’s best drifters come and put on a show. It was an ambitious proposition by anyone’s standards, but as the NZ PerformanceCar team stood looking down at the packed-to-capacity course back then, it was clear that Red Bull and Mad Mike had pulled off perfection.
Now, the party is heading overseas to UK shores and is set to take place in the iconic dockside city of Liverpool. The event will be going down on August 19, 2018, and the team behind it is promising a selection of the world’s top drifters, including Mad Mike himself and two-time D1NZ champion, ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse.