PARC

so this past weekend my good friend aaron and i took a little trip to PARC (Pats acres racing complex). i learned a lot about my car given that i’ve never had an ebrake prior to this track and i’ve never needed to left-foot brake before. overall it was an amazing time!

the track layout for parc. the short crossover sections were blocked off so we drove the whole track.

track was a bit tough at first and i got a little crazy and got stuck lol. after that it was game on

me dirt dropping.

aaron and i getting in some tandems

aaron getting crazzy as usual and hitting that 3 wheel motion!

i found that having to use an ebrake was a lot less natural feeling than i hoped it would be but i figured it out by the end of the day. my car did wind up taking a huge beating though! i broke every single rubber exhaust hanger! ohh well such is the life of a drift car 🙂

for a full picture gallery check out thats siiick and hopefully i’ll get some decent videos up here soon too!

-alex

you could call this an intro i suppose.

well i should start off with my name i suppose. my names alex, i’m 22 (23 in 14 days), and i drive a pile of sh*t hatchback s13! i was first introduced into drifting back in ca around the same time as tokyo drift came out, although that wasn’t the intro. if i remember correctly, tony angelo and jtp came to uti and did a “demo” in the back lot. initially i wasn’t as intrigued as i was with road racing and auto cross. then i moved to washington state where my friend would take me to our local track. once again i was impressed but not intrigued. then i hopped in a car. game over. i was hooked. 2 years later and i bought my first project.

1989 s13 hatchback with a ka24de swapped in already. bought it barely running on bald tires. ultimate goal was immediate 1jz swap. better judgement was keep the dual cam, and rock it hard. went with the footwork first.

coils and adjustable arms. nothing fancy, gr+ coils and fortune auto adjustable arms. kept the car at a functioning height as i’m not a fan of low. looks cool but not for me. then i got a fantastic deal from garage autohero

and with that deal, knuckles came into play! also got some new steer tires and a decent alignment. and so the car went on for a bit. swapped out power doors for manual doors, the car got gutted and i rattle canned it. i figured it was fitting seeing as this car is meant to be driven hard and aggressively. a missle car if you will 🙂

http://vimeo.com/49581079 <——— that lead to…

and thats a bit about me and my car!

-alex