The full version of a track day at Thunderhill.
It’s all fun and games until you’re on your last set of tires and they’ve already started cording… at which point the tires must be destroyed for their crimes against driftmanity. Had some fun drifting last week, this time with more than just some shredded tires to show for it.
Two weeks ago, I did some video coverage at a track day for Kevin Mitz Motosports and a few of his clients. While my main focus was getting video of DSR cars, I found some free time to explore around the paddock. During this particular event the track would be shared by cars ranging from Spec Miatas to GT1, DSR, Formula Mazdas and many other classes that I’m still new to. I snapped away at anything I found interesting.
My first 86 was a black coupe. It wasn’t anywhere near as nice as this one.
I released ElectreDrift almost 1 year ago. YouTube’s compression didn’t really do it justice not to mention some sound clipping that was blowing out eardrums. With all that fixed I felt I still wanted to freshen up ElectreDrift but still keep the action and style consistent. I added in some newer timelapses, remastered the audio, and did some additional color correction. This version should be crisper, faster paced, more on beat and overall a bit smoother.
The smell of exhaust fumes and my 86 go together like flies and shit on a hot summer day. Every memory of driving my car was clouded by a slight suffocation headache due to the toxic fumes leaking into the cabin. My 86 exhaust has been plagued with pipe holes, blown gaskets, bent flanges and most recently a crack in the headers. It seemed that I had used every quick patch kit imaginable to avoid spending a large chunk of cash on a new exhaust. I eventually gave up on fixing the pipes and bought an almost brand new stock exhaust with new gaskets for every seal. The stock exhaust was a far cry from the 2.5″ diameter race exhaust that came with the car. It was then that i noticed a familiar sputtering noise of exhaust leak echoing off the freeway walls. After removing the heat shield above the headers a crack was revealed to have formed down the center of the cast iron molded headers. Was this a calling to buy $600 Formula Atlantic headers? Unfortunately not.
AE86 with 110hp + wet pavement + bald rear tires = AE86 with 200hp