1. Drift Idiot Day 10 - Feeding the Beast

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    My roommate used to have a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. He bought new wheels for it, and the stock ones sat around rotting with fresh tread on them. Then my SR20 came along. It must feed. She's always hungry. Driving with old, 195/60/16 all seasons on the car was akin to ice skating. It was a blast, but very difficult to control at angle, and you can see people in tandem behind me getting frustrated that I was making a decent amount of smoke, but not really moving anywhere. This is the final event at Firebird Raceway. They closed their doors shortly after this event, and we likely wont have a track again until October. I have some ideas on how to make a few more drifting videos until then, but I'll have to wait and see which ones pan out. Thank you for watching, and I'm not going anywhere. Special Thanks: Brett Long Matt McPherron MOM Firebird Raceway Trial By Fire Jalopnik Hooniverse Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you. Music: Metric - Gold Guns Girls

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    • Drift Idiot Day 8: The Great Equalizer

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      This video depicts the best day of my life thus far. When I started drifting last July, I never really expected to be competitive, even locally. For that reason, I was hesitant to sign up for the Import Face-Off drift competition that was being held at the local track. However, when the Friday "for fun" event was cancelled due to rain, I decided that I wanted to get my track time, one way or the other, and signed up for the competition. On the day of the competition it was still raining heavily. Luckily, it stopped raining right before the scheduled practice session. Even without new rain coming down, the track was still slicker than something really slick (I don't know, use your imaginations). I didn't link a single run in the practice sessions. When my time came to qualify, I was not optimistic. But something clicked - some kind of mixture of clarity and rage, combined with the fact that everyone at the track had their eyes on me, and weren't expecting much, and as a result I performed the 2 best runs of my drifting career thus far. This led to my first tandem experience, my first head-to-head victory, and my first defeat at my own hands. Drifting will never be the same, and I can't wait. Special Thanks: Brett Long Matt McPherron MOM Firebird Raceway Trial By Fire Jalopnik Hooniverse Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you. Music: The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

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      • Drift Idiot Day 7: Red Suede Shoes

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        I always like thinking that getting shoes specifically for a certain task make you better at said task. When I was a little kid, I remember begging my parents for the newest skateboarding shoes and trying to sell them how essential they were for making me good at skating. My mom got me these Simpson racing shoes for Christmas pretty much without me asking, she probably just wanted to spare me the embarrassment of pleading with her to get them for me lest I should never be a good drifter. I'm not really sure if they made me better, but I was certainly stylin' on all of my friends this event. There was no tire changing station at this event, which was a first for me, and I showed up with only about 20% tread on my wheels hoping to just swap tires after a few runs. I was throwing sparks from the chords on one of the wheels until it blew up, and I had to put on an old, extremely worn tire just to make it home. I didn't get as many runs as I had wanted, but I will definitely try to be more prepared next time. E-braking was the dominant form of entry this event, and I even started to use it a little mid drift to maintain angle. Once I do something about this sad motor, I will definitely need to look into investing in a hydraulic setup. Also, some creepy guys wore onesies to the starting grid. I don't know who they were, but one of them had a beautiful mustache. Special Thanks: J9 Fabrication Brett Long Matt McPherron MOM Firebird Raceway Trial By Fire Jalopnik Hooniverse Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you. Music: Discovery - So Insane

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        • Drift Idiot Day 6: Yuleslide Cheer

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          HAPPY HOLIDAYS OR WHATEVER In this very special holiday edition of Drift Idiot, I turn my S14 into a reindeer, I barely run into stuff, and Formula Drift pro driver Corey Hosford drifts my car. Corey has a mustache so I assumed it wouldn't hurt if I also grew a mustache. I'm not sure if it has made me a better drifter but I don't think it hurt. Men have been giving me "thumbs up" and "high fives" when we come into contact, yet women seem repulsed and eager to disengage communication at the earliest opportune moment. I had a bunch more footage I wanted to show like me destroying my wrapping paper bumper and denting the frack out of one of my wheels, but "Christmas in Hollis" is only 3 minutes long and I decided months ago that I needed to use it for a Christmas Drift Idiot video. It's crazy the remind myself that I only began drifting 6 short months ago. Thank you all for your support and thank you for watching me suck less! Special Thanks: Brett Long Matt McPherron Erik Warren d'Averill Demetrulias MOM Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing Sarah Bingham Kristopher Rutland (for finding my GoPro after it fell off!) The guys that drove my shattered front bumper home Corey Hosford Firebird Raceway Trial By Fire Jalopnik Hooniverse Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you. Music: Run D.M.C. - Christmas in Hollis

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          • Drift Idiot Day 5: Getting It

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            I am getting better. This is fantastic news for me, but much less endearing for my body panels, as it means I will be pushing harder and faster from now on. I'm starting to understand how critical entry speed is, especially with my low power level, as I cannot make up a deficit of speed mid corner. I also realized that when I thought I was using a "feint" initiation previous to this night, I wasn't really doing it to its fullest. I now started actually breaking all four wheels loose before the counter slide into the corner and it feels awesome. In training, I did of course snap my rear bumper in half, but at least it offered me a great opportunity to flex more of my zip tie skills. The night was cut short after another driver took out a fence at high speed and the track was shut down until nearly the end of event. Look for an extra special Christmas-y "Day 6" to be released on Christmas Day for you to watch in front of the fire with your grandma and your favorite house mammal. www.driftidiot.com www.twitter.com/driftidiot www.facebook.com/driftidiot Special thanks to: Brett Long Matt Mcpherron Corey Hosford Firebird Raceway Zip ties Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you. Music: Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter

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            • Drift Idiot Day 3: That Feel/Slide of the Phoenix

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              After having zero mechanical issues my first 2 events, the car decided it was time to misbehave. This video contains both my 3rd and 4th events, since the car was dead after only 7 runs at the 3rd event. I still suck, but a lot less than before. I finally learned the basics of "clutch kicking" in the 4th event, and it has really improved my initiations. Every event is better than the last (as long as my car doesn't blow up) and each event is the highlight of my month. I can't wait to get back out there. Thanks for watching! Please check out the new site at www.driftidiot.com www.twitter.com/driftidiot www.facebook.com/driftidiot Special thanks to: Brett Long Matt Mcpherron Corey Hosford Dustin Millard The Robles Family Mike Burns, Becka Bahr, George Marstanovic and the entire TrialbyFire crew Firebird Raceway Zip ties Direct port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, an' ball-bearing turbos, and... um... titanium valve springs. Thank you.

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              • Drift Idiot Day 2: The Learning Curve

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                I bought a Nissan 240SX a few months ago because I wanted to spend a lot of money that I didn't have and see my friends and family less. I also wanted to learn how to drift. This is a video from my second drift event and the second time I've even attempted to drift. It's still really hard, but is starting to make a little more sense. Sadly, since the awful place I live has temperatures in the 100's even after dark, the entire event was held at night on a dimly lit track, so getting good video footage was a little tough. Enjoy! To see my first day of drifting (PLEASE DON'T) click here: https://vimeo.com/47189240 twitter.com/DriftIdiot facebook.com/DriftIdiot

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