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Nismo_r34
12-05-2003, 08:50 PM
Where can I learn how to drift? Is there a place that teach you how to drift? If there is let me know because I'm dying to learn how to drift?

WINDING Master
12-05-2003, 09:00 PM
http://driftday.com/

monkeymagic
12-07-2003, 01:12 PM
an empty parking lot at night. start it of slow.

prodigy
12-07-2003, 05:50 PM
This is the best noob question ever. I am not being sarcastic either. You deserve a pat on the back. I wish all the noobs were as smart as you.

lv2drft
12-07-2003, 06:02 PM
ya, and as stated in the other thread, we should have a group with this and questions like it for people who want these answers. its always hard being a noob, but it would be easier if this group of ?'s was easily found.

prodigy
12-07-2003, 06:08 PM
Agreed.

hardcoredrift
12-07-2003, 06:59 PM
i think someone should start a drifting school. drifting is getting pretty popular and it could rank in a lot of money.


eh? EH!?:eek:

driftxtreem
12-07-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by hardcoredrift
i think someone should start a drifting school. drifting is getting pretty popular and it could rank in a lot of money.


eh? EH!?:eek:
A very good point indeed. I have brought this up to a lot of track managers and soforth. I have talked to other manufactures to see if they and others would be interested in building a facility or helping with tracks and what not. The first response is always liability. These people are concerned for your saftey and would rather see you on a course but for now stepping up to help in something that needs to be addressed they refer me to all the track time that will be available to you at the different events. This is one point that myself and others here in Japan do not understand. To keep the puplic safe and to help the sport along many tracks offer school and or track time in a safe enviroment for people to practice. On any given day you can find a place to practice for a nominal fee and have no worries other than maintaning your car and improving your skills.

D1Skyline
12-07-2003, 09:11 PM
I found this class a long time ago at Skip Barber Racing School.
This is from their website www.skipbarber.com

Car Control Clinic

Have you ever wanted to exit a corner with a perfect four-wheel drift? Car Control Clinics can familiarize you with the art of sliding, downshifting and "rotating" your racecar using the resources of both the Racing and Driving Schools. These skills are key to mastering advanced handling techniques and maximizing the performance potential of your car. Students drive and learn in a mix of Skip Barber fleet vehicles including the Dodge Dakota pick-up truck, Formula Dodge racecar and Dodge Viper ACR, all on an obstacle-free skid pad and autocross course. Unlock your potential as a driver in a safe, controlled environment. Then start putting your newfound skills to the test in your next Skip Barber program. The Car Control Clinic is available at Laguna Seca Raceway, Lime Rock Park, Road America, Daytona International Raceway, and Sebring International Raceway.

$925




Holy BLEEP!! This is my first post since i reregistered

jdmdrewS14
12-07-2003, 09:12 PM
like monkey magic said.. parking lot at night.Thats the best :-)

Trunk
12-08-2003, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by hardcoredrift
i think someone should start a drifting school. drifting is getting pretty popular and it could rank in a lot of money.

It's already been done. Drift Day and DGTrials events have instructors on hand to help people learn and improve. Now things just needs to fill in between the coasts, and it is little by little.

I remember seeing a link on FreshAlloy or the DGTrials board that went to some driving school's website advertising their new drift program. I can't remember the name of the school or the website though. Maybe someone else can chime in here.

D1 DRIFTER
12-08-2003, 01:49 PM
i think it would be sweet if the actual d1 drivers came and taught us even tho they don't speak english well if at all that would be way better becuz u learn that japanesse style of drifting,way betetr compared to our's
anyone agree????

KEEP IT SIDEWAYZ!

aeMD
12-08-2003, 02:21 PM
the skip barber skool wont be teaching you "show drifting" though. i'm sure they will teach you about acute angle drifting techniques used with open wheel racecars. but i guess they would help you alot with car control.

i agree with the parking lot school of drift, hehe

D1Skyline
12-08-2003, 06:30 PM
They state in their site that they use a dodge viper ACR to teach you. Your right about the show drift though. I doubt it will be training on super wide angles with lots of smoke. This prolly will teach you how to use slippage to your advantage, but in the end thats what your trying to learn anyway. Right?

Nismo_r34
12-09-2003, 11:42 AM
I rather use my own car to drift.

Thanks winding master. It still kinda far but I will go any ways.

I'm going to Irwindale. That's where to D1 was at.

gladhatter
12-11-2003, 12:14 AM
Best source of drift information!!

Davy Drift
01-13-2004, 03:36 AM
New School Coming out in Cali

the website is

http://members.cox.net/driftconcept/

David

jonas8802
02-18-2008, 12:48 PM
ORS - Official Race School has a drift school. Call them at 1-800-254-RACE or online at www.officialraceschool.com

GOOD LUCK!

Slapshotnerd
02-18-2008, 03:17 PM
wow, resurrecting an old thread...

www.driftday.com offers a 'drift 101' class which is VERY helpful in learning the basics of car control and drifting.

Bob Bondurant still has a school, as far as I know, out in AZ.

jwoo
02-18-2008, 07:50 PM
lern how to drift! OMG! I hope they have collage courses soon.. Turn on your Xbox kids ... lol if you even ask a question like that on a site that basicly says look at our events with events info.. you should punch your self in the face hard..

cfrost
02-18-2008, 09:59 PM
http://driftheroes.com/2007/09/25/how-to-do-a-donut-with-colin-frost/

akuma S14
02-19-2008, 01:34 AM
colin frost for senator!

RobbyStyle
02-20-2008, 02:37 AM
this guy does private lessons.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii82/RobbyStyle/jim.jpg

Dori Saru Mark!
02-20-2008, 03:41 AM
i think it would be sweet if the actual d1 drivers came and taught us even tho they don't speak english well if at all that would be way better becuz u learn that japanesse style of drifting,way betetr compared to our's
anyone agree????

KEEP IT SIDEWAYZ!

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v233/eyeforrgott/?action=view&current=d101_main.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/eyeforrgott/d101_main.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Taka and Hiro are Japanese D1 drivers, and they can speak Engrish =)

visit www.driftday.com for more info about drift 101 such as pricing and rental car availability and specs.

Dori Saru Mark!
02-20-2008, 03:51 AM
by the way,

drifting in a parking lot or in public maybe cheaper or "cooler," but WHEN you get caught by the police or accidentally total your car (or even worst, someone else's car) you'll wish you had spent a little extra money to practice drifting in a safe, controlled environment. the best investment in any motorsport is track time, because thats the only place where you can go 110% without having to worry about anything.

but then again, that's just my opinion.

ps
you cant blame the guy for asking a "noob" question like that. after all... this is www.drifting.com isn't it? if i wanted to get into the sport, i'd start here too. sorry for my rant. bye.

soultron
02-20-2008, 05:45 AM
lern how to drift! OMG! I hope they have collage courses soon.. Turn on your Xbox kids ... lol if you even ask a question like that on a site that basicly says look at our events with events info.. you should punch your self in the face hard..

Hmm...
that doesn't seem like a good way to get people to come out to Project Aspec events to me...

Soldat
02-20-2008, 09:46 AM
wow, resurrecting an old thread...

www.driftday.com offers a 'drift 101' class which is VERY helpful in learning the basics of car control and drifting.

Bob Bondurant still has a school, as far as I know, out in AZ.

Bondurant dropped their Drift program, I looked into it a few months ago.

That's the basic flaw with owning a fleet of GTO drift cars and a 60 acre facility. Most of the people that were interested couldn't afford it.

jwoo
02-21-2008, 12:50 PM
Hey,

Best way to learn to drift honestly is just do it. Don't be scared to ask other drivers at events questions and Drift Days are good. (Dont use the internet to ask how to drift, this place is just to make fun of every thing and look at boobies)

If your in Midwest my events speedrift are good. because we have driver imput classes.

Sorry if i was harsh before just get this question alot then never any drivers its getting old the level of posers that bother drivers.

So if your real about it "JUST DRIFT". Go to events, get a driver to ride with you. Go to events that are open up for learning. Like drivers meets are open ended for people to ask questions stuff like that.

If you ask drivers and there jerks to ya just ask some one else and keep trying.

thats my best advice.

Take it slow too, incase you don't under stand basics you don't wana push ya self to crash.

jwoo
02-21-2008, 12:54 PM
if you do things right pace , learn from higher up drivers. you will learn fast as have fun. fun whats it about anyhow.

This advice is for other noobies that read this too.


1. Go to events

2. Go to events

3. ask questions

4. Learn

5. watch and learn

6. Drive..


or you can be like me when i started watch some option videos , piss off SCCA events then hit the streets then crash a few times... its very costly!

wish i had this stuff around when i started , You learn more at events then any were else.. and still go to SCCA events and piss them off its fun.

jwoo
02-21-2008, 01:03 PM
Hmm...
that doesn't seem like a good way to get people to come out to Project Aspec events to me...


You kidding me.. Same cars out every year.. not alot.. then you go to MI car meets and there is 100 new drift cars (hardparkers) lol... never will be alot of people at my events thats why i sold of Drift Battle.. now i just run small events for my friends and others who are down.. its fun times but im sick of the bull C-hit kids.

quick_blaze
03-09-2008, 10:45 PM
Remember that perhaps the most important rule for a beginner who is using the "parking lot at night" strategy, is to pick a parking lot that doesn't have too many islands. ;)