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Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996

January 20, 2014 in old footage by banpei

If you think you are having a deja-vu you are entirely correct! I posted largely the same video five years ago: Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996
Old footage: touge drifting in 1996
This video has been posted in the past but AE86Lan polished up the video and it looks much cleaner now and there is even a two minute bonus with in car video of a Nissan Laurel C33 with a RB20DET and a Nismo R200 LSD!

You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Old footage: when different things were sexy!

September 13, 2011 in old footage by banpei

This dated footage of the 24 hours Tokachi International Speedway reveals more than once that back in 1995 different things were considered sexy:

No it doesn’t end with the car lineup (mostly Skyline R33s) but fast forward to 5:33 for some ladies, to 6:03 for Keiichi’s glasses and 6:27 for some 80s gran tourers in some two wheel action!

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Old footage: Touge drifting in 1992

August 1, 2009 in old footage by banpei

I posted some old footage of touge drifting in 1996 before, but now 86ers.org found some more vintage videos from the early 90s. This was years before Shuichi Shigeno even moved his pencil enough to create Initial D!

The drifting looks very skilled for those days. Even though we are used to much higher speeds 17 years later it still looks quite fast drifting for an AE86 drifting uphill! The music kind of reminds me of the terrible music they used for all anime openings early 90s! Somehow I’m glad they did not use this type of music for Initial D. :D

The second video has a better taste in music:

In the second video they are drifting uphill again. That brings me to another thing: why are they drifting uphill? Isn’t it much better to drift downhill?

Apart from drifting uphill: I see some very nice drifts and some other cars than the AE86: a B310, a TE71 and a KP61. Ah, can’t we just go back to the 90s when the amount of horsepower didn’t matter that much?

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Old footage: Touge drifting in 1996

March 29, 2009 in old footage by banpei

Time for some more old drift footage from a decade ago!
This video features some pre Initial D anime fanatics drifting on a wide touge:

For spotters: I did spot some AE86s, Silvias (S13 and S14), 180SX-es, one Sil80, a Skyline GTR R33, JZX81, JZX91, C33 Laurel, Soarer Z30, Celica XX Mk2 and a Starlet. That’s about half of the JDM 80s and early 90s in cars! :D

What strikes me in this video is the way the 4 door saloons are going wide is just the same as they are doing nowadays, in contrary of the hachi-rokus and Silvias. I guess that technique is no different: just rush in too fast and have the weight of the rear do the work for you while pushing the pedal to the metal.

Direct link to video: 当時 1996年頃 箱根 大平台 ドリフト Drift