Screaming tyres, the smell of burning rubber and billowing clouds of tyre smoke – it can only mean one thing – Team Japspeed’s awesome power-slide drift extravaganza at the the Top Gear Live Show!
Sponsored by Maxxis tyres, Team Japspeed has been putting on edge-of-the-seat displays in the live action arena at the NEC in Birmingham for the last four days – and we were there for the Sunday lunchtime performance!
For the uninitiated, drifting is the art of driving as fast as possible, as sideways as possible and it is a barrier-busting thrill ride with bells on.
And it wasn’t just the drivers – including Boyzone heart-throb Shane Lynch – who had the audience in a spin. The grip and endurance of the Maxxis MAZ1 Drift tyre on the slippery surface was literally smokin’!
Top marks to Maxxis for throwing its name and reputation behind this fast growing motorsport and sponsoring the Maxxis British Drift Championship. It is a captivating spectacle and well worth catching if you get the chance.
Denna Bowman, Head Office