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Formula Drift 2017: ROUND 4 – THE GAUNTLET – WALL, NJ (Part I: Paddock)

June 8, 2017

Function and form between the street and track have always been an area of interest for us. While we prefer streetcars, seeing track cars in their natural setting not only inspires us when it comes to styling cues but also performance tricks.

There were a few cars that we were looking forward to viewing and with the help of Brian from Chinzo Photo, we are able to present to you some amazing images both from the paddock and on the tarmac. For this first installment, we’ll take a look as some of the cars from that day and the people behind those cars.


Rose Gold Leon Hardiritt Ordens on a VIP ride was probably the least likely car to be at a drift event but it undoubtedly has found a place in our hearts and minds. Owned by our friend, Boostelo (Ricky), his RC350 fitted with the Aimgain “F Sport” kit exudes an air of luxury following a reminder of sports.


When we first learned that Tuerck was getting a Ferrari engine stuffed into his FRS, we really got excited to see something that not only ridiculous but also unique. Hats off to the fabricators for completing the GT 4586.

The Silvia chassis whether S13, S14 or S15 will always have a mainstay within drifting circles and to deny its effectiveness and simplicity is to overlook a more than capable car out of the box. These S15’s below both have Rocket Bunny widebody kits but the Worthouse livery makes the track look so much more professional.



For the street, I prefer the more subtle color S15 with the worked RB26.



S14 koukis fronts but the Enjuku Racing car takes the cake for both form and function. Check out the updated headlights!

Even in Gold, this 240SX/200SX/180SX is ready for action.



The other favorite is the FRS/BRZ/FT86.





Then you have the American machines, both looking ripe for the drift.



Yummy Bavarian machines.



Mad Max would have drifted the life out of this thing.



What a drift event with some umbrellas girls?



They always have that look…




Drivers get to do what they love while trashing someone else’s car.That’s gotta be the life! But in all seriousness, I think we all don’t understand just how much stress these drivers are under throughout the competition and tour. Often traveling and far from home, it’s a life that takes focus, dedication, and skill. Much respect!





Keep your eyes peeled for the second installment with all the action and wall riding. A special thanks goes to Brian Chin of ChinzoPhoto for the amazing images.

About Pravan
Prav comes from a background in academia and consistently pursues the development of a community both with his work in academia and his interest in all things motor. It is this community which he believes will help preserve automotive history and knowledge, priming a future generation of enthusiasts to expand and improvise on previous builds. Through his lens, he captures fleeting moments as car enthusiasts build, break and rebuild their creations as a means to preserve and express what the enthusiast originally intended. He finds his daily inspiration from the merging of cultures, mainly the transfer of street culture to the front stage of art, food and design. Consequently, nothing is more relevant to this merging than automotive builds meant for the street. You can find his daily life in images IG:@Pravzilla.