Drift comp hits downtown Auckland
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 2:45p.m.
Spectators were witness to boy-racer nirvana in Auckland today when the Red Bull Drift Shifters burnt rubber and tore up Victoria Street West.
The event is a drifting competition from the brain of ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett that involves a pin-ball styled obstacle course where the closer a driver gets to the obstacles, the better.
Proximity sensors attached to the obstacles measure the points acquired, which were displayed on a big screen for the crowd to see.
Watch the video for highlights of the day.
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18/12/2012 10:54:04 p.m.
alot of very good and true comments, but that is one hell of a dodge charger, whoh the sound was awesome
18/12/2012 7:35:13 a.m.
it makes me furious for this to be labelled as boy racer! drifting has become an established form of motorsport and is the faastest growing sport in the world, and the following is soon going to be greater than that of the scummy ol v8 supercars, i mean seriously i would way rather watch a car go sideways at high speed than watch one drive round and round in circles
13/12/2012 9:56:42 p.m.
Paul Petch wrote:
I was media and have a full collection of imagery on my blog http://www.outdoorphotography.co.nz/red-bull-drift-shifters-photographs-auckland-city/
10/12/2012 11:40:46 a.m.
Dude, how can this can be a “Boy Racer” event when the car’s that were participating in such a well organized event are more than your typical Rice Racer’s. Police have even reported that they were extremely happy with the turn-out and reported no problems with the crowd. They did however report, there were a few issue’s with the protestor’s further down the road. This was a great, well organized event that the public were able to see some of the world’s top drifter’s perform. Great event Red bull and Mad “Mike”. Bring it on for next time around..
9/12/2012 7:03:20 p.m.
Enough with the stereotypes. Those are professional drivers being sponsored by massive companies competing in the first ever event that has the potential to be massive and bring in massive revenue to the country due to the fastest growing motorsport in the world right now, drifting.
9/12/2012 2:50:05 p.m.
Great event, hope they do it again next year!
9/12/2012 12:46:32 p.m.
So any kind of professional racing now is classed as "boy racer nirvana"? Make sure you now put any Formula 1 or Supercar Racing and boy racer material now thanks.
We dont want you looking silly now do we
9/12/2012 1:09:42 a.m.
Car enthusiast. wrote:
"boy-racer nirvana in Auckland today"
If they were boy racers, they wouldn't exactly be participating in what was actually a sanctioned motorsport event then, would they?
Are you going to start your Christmas in the park story with, "Hoardes of drunks bring their kids to take over the CBD?"
Open your eyes, stop trying to portray a picture which you know will cause distress.
8/12/2012 8:44:36 p.m.
The use of 'boy racer' in this article clearly does not belong in here. This was all legal in a safe environment. If you're referring to the younger people who attended, then you need to choose another phrase to describe us. Boy racers have nothing to do with the people who attended/organised and helped/competed in this event. I'm sick of anything to do with Japanese cars being associated with boy racers!
8/12/2012 8:27:27 p.m.
what is up with the new classing this as "boy racer" event when it is the best of the world drifters who showed up, the cars that take part were far from "boy racer" cars go tv 3 add more fuel to fire when it is not called for, thanks tv 3
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