: Drifting the V



Koooop
01-29-06, 11:46 PM
:burn:
So I watched the EVIL top gear video of the GTO drift and I decide to see how the V drifts... I have to say it drifts quite well, I pretend I'm Japanese, turn in early at about 30 MPH on a wide right hander in 2nd and stand on it! The V drifts for an easy 75ft (some bucking but not bad) then straightens out when the corner ran out and smokes 'em into 3rd.

An hour later I repeat the performance, but this time I have an audience.

Mr. John E. Law is not amused! He missed me with the radar somehow but looks right at the sheet eating grin on my face and then dropped in behind me but I'm already down to the limit and straightend out. What a drag man! I'm going to get a big fat wicked ticket! As we approach an upcoming intersection some genius hangs a New York Left in front of me (Left turn from the right lane) I jump on the Brembos and kiss the windshield! A near miss by inches! :duck:


The cop took him down instead of me! I could kiss that guy! I recognized the cop, I have no doubt I'm gonna get an ear full in the near future. :bouncy:

atdeneve
01-30-06, 12:30 AM
Talk about fcuken Lady Luck. She grabs you by the balls one second, then gives you one more hair raising squeeze before slowly releasing. Geez! Someones looking out for you. You not only managed to not hit the fool, but the fool also got you out of a ticket.
And with enough torque to ensure the continued rotation of our planet, yea, I'd say the V is more than ready and willing to swing its rear out and dance a bit. The balance and predictability of the car makes it all the more easier to hold the tail out with surprising control, especially for a 4000 pound car. FUN!
Actually, with my rear runflats worn completely bare and the cold temperatures, the back stepped out on many occasions when I did not have any such intentions of doing so. The amazing thing about the car is that it never catches you by surprise. It's as if the V communicates what it is going to do milliseconds before it does it. Telepathic ESPN type ish. I now know what they mean when they talk about that intangible connection between man and machine. Yowzers! Gotta love it. It's a nasty machine. A beast, but a beautifully poised beast. Amen!

TXSilverV
01-30-06, 09:15 AM
That is lucky! I was not that lucky! I got caught by my wife which was worse than a ticket. We have a church that backs up to our back yard. So I thought it's Sat night and nobody is around let me give it a try. Little did I know that my wife and son were up stairs inside our house and with all of the noise she was watching me. I get home and I felt like I was talking to my dad! She was telling me things like what if you crash while your son was watching. Do you want him to do things like that when he drives(he is 5). then she tells me I should have called the Pastor on you. All I could do was laugh which made her even more mad. Oh yea also tried to launch the car at 3k rpm and it still bounces like a basketball.

DrivingAmericanNow
01-30-06, 09:34 AM
:burn: I pretend I'm Japanese, ............ :bouncy:
OK, I'm not Japanese, there's no offense taken here, and I'm never politically correct (as you can tell from most of my posts), but I've got to ask: What does that mean? :rofl:

L.Sanchez
01-30-06, 01:34 PM
OK, I'm not Japanese, there's no offense taken here, and I'm never politically correct (as you can tell from most of my posts), but I've got to ask: What does that mean? :rofl:

I'm assuming he's talking about the trend of drifting in Japan. Its one of their top motorsports. I still can't figure out how they call that racing, but whatever. :(

Ladis

cguthrie
01-30-06, 02:46 PM
Definitely a sport created by tire manufacturers!

CG

Koooop
01-30-06, 02:54 PM
I'm assuming he's talking about the trend of drifting in Japan. Its one of their top motorsports. I still can't figure out how they call that racing, but whatever. :(

Ladis

:yeah:

Drifting is a blast! The Japanese are have a great time with Drifting, it's fun to watch and fun to do! It really doesn't seem to be racing, but it's RWD cars with lots of HP doing fun things!

We'll see how much luck I have next time I see that Cop! I think I need to catch him after hours and buy beer, lots of beer.
:alchi:

kjr39
01-30-06, 03:37 PM
I gotta say having watched drifting 'races' that it is one of the dumbest things that one can do with a nice car....

I just don't get it.

atdeneve
01-30-06, 08:47 PM
If you don't get it, you don't get. It's about control in the absence of control. Basically, it's just plain fun. Of course, you do have to act repsonsibly and us better judgment, but that goes for just about anything. Whatever floats your boat, you know.

SwftCdy
02-01-06, 07:41 AM
Drifting the V is a pretty 'freaking awesome' experience... going sideways at +70 mph is just exciting on so many different levels.

Stock, the car has a lot more body roll than you'd like to see, but otherwise the only restriction is how much you can aford to spend on tires. ;)

atdeneve
02-01-06, 12:14 PM
SwftCdy, now that's what I call some good judgment. Daaaamn. Going sideways @ 70+. Do you eat bull's balls for breakfast? I think you've got to show me how to do that. Hell, I'd go down to Maryland to have my spleen shifted a bit (I think it's in the wrong cavity anyways). No way am I going to attempt to break the tail loose on purpose at those speeds, unless I was on an airstrip or something. Perhaps, if I got to experience, first hand, someone crazier than me doing such crazinees then I might grow some cahoonas. But it's still just plain cr@zy. But me likey. Hehehe.

SwftCdy
02-02-06, 01:41 PM
Officially, my first experience drifitng was an accident .. my second was a ride along ... and that was the day after I'd switched my beloved project drag-racing car from an "I've broken too many" 5-spd to an automatic.

After that ride, I nearly put the 5spd right back in.

Now, I'm not good at drifting, I'll be the first to say that... but let me make a few phone calls and I can get you the ride of your life. :D

keeksv
02-02-06, 01:47 PM
Officially, my first experience drifitng was an accident .. my second was a ride along ... and that was the day after I'd switched my beloved project drag-racing car from an "I've broken too many" 5-spd to an automatic.

After that ride, I nearly put the 5spd right back in.

Now, I'm not good at drifting, I'll be the first to say that... but let me make a few phone calls and I can get you the ride of your life. :D

(follow up... picking up another 5spd Firebird tonight. I have the Betta ProCharger kit on one car, looking to put the Alpha kit (with Betta upgrades) on the new car ... and most of this road race suspension I've had sitting in the back of the shop ... Drift-what? ;) )

Tell Damian and Dado we say hello...

Drift-caddy
02-02-06, 08:29 PM
Tell Damian and Dado we say hello...

HEy was up. Hope you got my email. As far as the people who do not like drifting i have to say come out and try it. And Jenn 70mph. hahah yea ok. maybe on a parking lot. lol Dado was up to 130mph sideways. And also if you guy would like to see some more do a search and you will see our vids. And driftng is not racing. its showmanship, control and car skillz. mad skillz. Also as far as the Japs winning. yea ok remember the GTO won last year and Mustang and Viper finished ahead of all the Jap cars. Dado and I are tring to bring back a V for this year. With some help (hint hint hint) We will be doing our first drift this year on Feb 18th.


thanks

Damian

SwftCdy
02-03-06, 07:32 AM
Okay, maybe it wasn't 70 -- but it felt like 70! :D -- Again, thank you for that opportunity! (That car needed a bigger playground, Coolidge isn't long or wide enough.)

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-- Secondly, Damian - Wanted to ask, given the time, you could take the new PathProduction's car a spin... just for kicks. (insert laugh here) Thing handles like a dream right now, but lacks some power ... the fix is snall-shaped and currently at the shop, next to the Hotchkis package. ;)

Lastly -- email coming atcha with a new funding idea.

atdeneve
02-03-06, 12:46 PM
Where the h3ll was he able to do 130 sideways? A track? An airstrip? Was it intentional or due to floaty backend? Was it a large drift angle? Tell me you have video of this. Fcuken InsaNe!?!?!!?!?!

keeksv
02-03-06, 01:38 PM
Where the h3ll was he able to do 130 sideways? A track? An airstrip? Was it intentional or due to floaty backend? Was it a large drift angle? Tell me you have video of this. Fcuken InsaNe!?!?!!?!?!

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SwftCdy
02-03-06, 02:54 PM
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Thank you Keeksv. :)

I appologize to you guys in advance, a lot of those vids are giving people trouble -- I don't think any of them will load onto a mac. :(

Don't hesitate to email or PM me if you find ones that are ... if for no other reason then to remind me that I have to switch their formating and re-upload them. I am also working with Tritan filmes to get a Mac-friendly version on line.

-- Too many cars! not enough time! lol

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02-13-06, 11:41 PM
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