How to Drift: The Art of Oversteer (S-A Design)

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Drifting is the newest, most exciting motorsport we have seen in the United States since the invention of the limited slip differential - it may be the most exhilarating contest of man and machine ever devised! From the winding mountain passes and desolate industrial roads of Japan, this unique sport of sliding a car sideways through a series of corners has become a huge hit in America. Drifting, or dorifto as they call it in Japan, extracts the most exciting aspect auto racing, extreme oversteer, and makes it the focus of an intense and visually intoxicating new motor sport. How to Drift: The Art of Oversteer is a comprehensive guide to both the driving technique and car setup required for drifting. The author defines various precision driving techniques used in drifting and explains them from a racecar driver’s point of view. How to Drift illustrates the finer elements of car control required in drifting with technical descriptions, detailed line art and intense photography. This book even includes a budget drift car build-up with detailed suspension, chassis, and engine modifications that will help you turn your economy car into a drift machine—on top of that, there’s a chapter detailing the finer aspects of an SR20DET swap!

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Paul Morton has been a drifting enthusiast, as well as a photographer and writer on the subject, since some of the first drifting events were held on U.S. soil. He was the co-editor of Drifting, the first magazine in the States dedicated solely to the drifting subculture, and the editor of Import Racer! magazine which focused heavily on the sport. Paul remains a loyal drifting fan and continues to write, photograph and participate in his favorite motor sport as a freelance journalist.

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Drifting, October 2006

"If you are thinking about getting into drifting, be sure to check out this book first, it will start you in the right direction."



Honda Tuning, October 2006

"To really learn how to slide you might want to check out How to Drift. This tome is a comprehensive guide to both driving technique and car setup." 



Super Street, January 2007

"Using a 'bookful' of words, How to Drift is part novel-part guide that goes over all aspects of the new motorsport; going into its beginnings, grip driving techniques, drift driving, and all the way to choosing and building a drift-capable ride." 

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