Drifting may have evolved into a legitimate form of motorsport complete with corporate backing for high profile teams and drivers, but that doesn’t mean its roots have been forgotten.
In its motherland of Japan, drifting is enjoyed at all levels; from the professional ranks of the D1 Grand Prix, to club-level competitions, to casual open track thrashes. But there are still those who choose to drift in the environment where it all began – on the street under the cover of darkness.
It’s dangerous and highly illegal, but for some, it’s worth the risk. In this brand new short video from Japan-based Speedhunters filmmaker Jeremy Pritchard, we follow a small crew to get a brief look inside the underground world of Tokyo street drifting.