While it was a quiet Saturday for the most part, I didn’t entirely mind because Sunday was the first local drift event I’ve been able to go to. I believe it was last year that some of the guys got together and found a track willing to let them hold drifting events there; the days last year didn’t quite match up with my schedule, though.
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at drift photography for quite some time, and this event was my first time having a decent vantage point to shoot from. I didn’t end up staying for too long, but I’m hoping to go out to more events and shoot some more. I now have some better ideas of what to try and where to shoot….
Of course, taking photos of cars sitting still is almost a specialty of mine, haha. Of all the photos of the drift cars I snapped before they got started, I liked this one of this 240sx the best.
This Audi A6 was out at Cars & Coffee a week or two back, but I figured nobody would mind seeing her again. She seems pretty popular on Flickr….
There was also this Audi A6 out. Not as crazy with the fitment but still pretty nice.
Naturally, I’ve got a shot with my STi in it…. But only because a friend of ours showed up with this white Evo VIII. I love getting pictures with Evos and STis next to each other, and it seems that other people like the photos too.
Okay, onto the actual photos of drifting. This beautiful old Toyota Corolla was one of the best looking cars out there, if not the best. Not sure I’m happy with the first photo, I had upped my shutter speed after getting frustrated with panning…. It would have been so cool if I hadn’t. :/ Ah well!
There was also this Corolla GTS out there.
Not sure what was powering this RX7, but it added some variety to the lineup.
This RWD WRX wasn’t looking bad out there either…. But he ended up blowing his differential. Ooops. Subarus don’t seem to like not being AWD…. Save for that odd BRZ.
Aside from those cars, and a fox body Mustang that showed up later, it was all Nissan 240sx’s. Not surprising really…. I’m pretty sure the 240sx is the most popular drift car in the US, if not everywhere. As pictured earlier, here’s the grey coupe getting sideways.
There was also a black coupe.
And an RB20DET powered red coupe.
And a multi-colored coupe.
As for the hatchbacks, there’s this black one with a white hatch.
And this green one that I seemed to really like. Well, that my camera seemed to like at least. Of course I was digging the cage setup, I love cages in cars….
These were the ones I felt were the best and that I thought were worth sharing. I’d like to have a well-rounded motorsports photography portfolio, and drifting is something that should be a part of it.
Even if they aren’t that great, I know the drivers appreciate seeing photos of them driving and it’s going to be a great way to make sure I finally catch onto panning… I’m looking forward to future events and taking more photos, hopefully with some warmer weather though!