Wednesday afternoon, what would you do?

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Its Wednesday,  Middle of the week, the weekend was long ago and Friday's not quite here yet, so what do you do? We do what we do every Wednesday, Drift. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Cars line up for their next run as the sun sets."]Cars line up for their next run as the sun sets.[/caption] If you are lucky enough to live in Australia, every Wednesday afternoon you are invited to come 'round to your local go kart track for a friendly gathering of Drift enthusiasts. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="The majestic Jzx100 frolicking in it's natural environment."]The majestic Jzx100 floricking in it's natural environment.[/caption] The easy going practice atmosphere allows pro and amateur alike to just get out on the track and push the limit a little. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="The Confrontation - the last thing you want to see while drifting."]The Confrontation - the last thing you want to see while drifting.[/caption] The regularity and affordability of these events allows all budgets to join in the fun, from the home made track monsters... [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Fanki's R31 definitely won the award for loudest car."]Frankis R31 definatly won the award for loudest car thanks to its exhaust exit situated on the passanger door.[/caption] ...to the simple daily driver. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Clean Sil setting up its entry into the first turn."]Clean Sil setting up its entry into the first turn.[/caption] From the well built show cars... [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="a very clean R32's entry into the first corner."]a very clean R32s entry into the first corner.[/caption] ... to V8 smoke machines? [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="V8 Holden looping around after a spin."]V8 Holden looping around after a spin.[/caption] But no matter what they drove, everyone was doing what they loved, and so cars were pushed to their limits, and beyond. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="An R33 Skyline spinning and mounting a dirt mound. Everybody loves a crash."]An R33 Skyline mounting a dirt mount. Everyone loves a crash.[/caption] The action continues until late at night, so everyone can get in plenty of laps and really build up their confidence. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Boro R31 Wagon - Poor lighting is not so great for photos."]Poor lighting is not so great for photos.[/caption] The tight, low speed gokart track allows for some really up close action. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Not a good day for the R33's - this one crashed right infront of us."]Not a good day for the R33s - this one crashed right infront of us.[/caption] The track can be very challenging due to its tight corners with limited room to build up speed, generally in days like this, you'll see people try new ways of taking the corners, some things work, some don't, but it really helps build the drivers pallet. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Big handbrake entry into the first corner."]Big handbrake entry into the first corner.[/caption] At the end of the day, everyone has a ball and makes some new friends. Day well spent. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Nice purple R32 again."]Nice purple R32 again.[/caption] But some things are just better left to manuals... [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="The auto's didn't fair too well on the tight track."]The autos didnt fair too well on the tight track.[/caption] ...unless of course you drive an R33. <3

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  • R31’s aer ghetto aussie bombs. So much awesome in their affordable builds.

    discoquinn on

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