If you like fast cars and hot Thai girls, check out these photos and the video from the Pattaya M-Max Speed Party Drift Competition, which took place on the 11th and 12 December 2010. The event was the final round and was staged at Bali High Pier near Walking Street in South Pattaya.
The photo above shows two cars going into the first bend after the 2-300 meter straight run from the starting line.
As the photo above shows, the circuit was marked by cones which meant you had a good view of the cars drifting around every bend.
The photo above shows cars drifting the last bend of the s-shaped Bali High circuit.
What is Drifting
Drifting is a high-speed driving technique used to negotiate bends and curves. The car is over-steered to throw it sideways, and then while maintaining maximum throttle, the steering is turned away from the bend. As you can see if you look at the red car in the above photo, this makes the car appear to be traveling almost sideways.
A huge cloud of smoke (as shown in the photo above) and the smell of burning rubber followed every car to the finish line.
Like I said earlier, if you like fast cars and hot Thai girls, this is the place for you, rather, was the place for you. Every motor sport event in Thailand is accompanied by “pretties” posing with fast cars, and this one was no exception.
This photo shows you an example of the beautiful bodywork on display at the Pattaya Speed Party drift Competition, that’s a nice car as well.
History of Drifting.
Drifting has probably been around since men started racing cars, mainly as a means of correcting oversteer, and commonly used by rally drivers when little traction is available. Drifting was first established as a sport in its own right in Japan in the 1960s when it was used on winding mountain roads during time trials. Later on, the technique was developed to set record times at the Japan Touring Car Championships. Take a look at the video from the Pattaya drifting competition below and discover what drifting is all about.