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Old 4th December 2015, 16:51   #1
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The Super Car Club has announced that it will hold the 2015 edition of "Will it Drift?" on Sunday December 6, 2015 between 11 am and 2 pm at Raymond LTD premises, Pokharan Road No.1, JK Chemical Gate, Near Cadbury Factory, Thane (West) - 400606.

Will it Drift? is a competition in which the abilities of drivers to power slide their vehicles. Winners are adjudged on the basis of the speed, angle and line taken through the corners.

Participants have to use their own cars in the competition. SUVs are not allowed to participate. Participants will have to pay for their own fuel as well and must be dressed in full pants and shoes. They have to carry their driving licences on them and sign an indemnity bond.

There is no entry fee for participants or spectators. Gautam Singhania, founder and chairman of The Super Car Club, will also be showcasing his drifting skills as well.

Those interested in participating show register with smita.faroz@raymond.in with their name, vehicle make and model and registration number.
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I did attend the event last year but I'll miss the event this year as I am out of town! Any bhp'ians going for it? I did meet one person last year and missed S2, though I saw his car.

I assume S2 will be a participant this year as well?
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Wow did not know this happens in Thane! I will see if I can make it there in time since travelling Pune-Thane on Sunday.
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Here are the threads & some pics for the 2013 and 2014 editions of "Will It Drift?":

2013 ("Will It Drift?!" Event by the Super Car Club. 2nd June, 2013)












2014 ("Will it drift?" - Mumbai on 30th November, 2014)





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I was at the event as a spectator today. My first motorsport event! I'll upload some of the videos and pictures later.

Here is a quick preview.

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This was right after a drift run. If the picture looks hazy, it's because of the smoke still coming off the tires.
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I assume S2 will be a participant this year as well?
Unfortunately, I missed it this time. I was away from the news section / threads so wasn't aware of the dates. Did you attend? Hope you have some pics to share.
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Unfortunately, I missed it this time. I was away from the news section / threads so wasn't aware of the dates. Did you attend? Hope you have some pics to share.
Nop, unfortunately this clashed with my Mahabaleswar plans!
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So this took a while to put up because I've got a limited data connection (and a really bad procrastination problem), but it's finally done!

I read the news about the event at 2 in the morning on the day of the event and was in two minds about attending it since I'm new in town, but the petrolhead inside got the the better of me, and after two hours of bumbling around town trying to figure out public transport, I finally got there at around 12 noon.

This was the first car to catch my eye when I got there. Not sleeping late on a Sunday morning was finally starting to look like a good idea!

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Having arrived late I figured I may have missed a lot. But five minutes after I arrived, this happened



His other two drift cars, the M3 and the S15 were also out, so he might've done a couple of runs in those as well, but this was the only one I got.

The competition began soon after that. The format was to run 3 laps of the right section of the track and pull off your best drift in front of the spectator/Judges area. In the interest of battery life I recorded only the stuff that interested me or looked promising.

The first run of the day.

This Esteem was one of the best sounding rides of the day, but its racecar stiffness kept it from pulling off any slides at all.

After the first two participants, the event was halted for a bit while the staff pulled this out of one of the garages.

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The look on that guy's face sums up pretty much everyone's feelings at the time.

GS left soon afterwards, like a boss!

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"Umm...Should I remind Sirji he's not in the car anymore?"


The event resumed soon after that, and the first proper sliding came from this OHC.


The one car everyone was waiting to see out on the track was the C63 which had been making angry V8 noises all the while.

This Vento had a really loud turbo!

My personal favourite of the day was this Linea.

Suddenly there were a series of loud revs from one of the garages that brought the entire event to a halt. A sudden hush fell over the crowd as everyone at the event, car lovers or not, whipped out their cameras and waited for what was coming next.



The distraction was big enough that no one watched the next run till it was halfway done.

The last run of the day was a rather loud Swift, both in volume and in stickers.

There are also a couple of other runs that I didn't post here that can be found at this playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...SmAINfw_tQyilE

Shortly after, the results were announced, and the participants area was opened to the spectators. The 200SX went out on another run. Not sure who the driver was this time, but he seemed pretty keen on impressing his female passenger.


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Here are a couple of shots that I took of the S15.

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This car wore its battle scars with pride.
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A peek at the 200SX before it set out on its final run.
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Then came the final run of the day from the 200SX and a bit of the S15 being moved into the garage.



The rear tires were so hot after that bit that the outer layer was liquefied and left a faint black marking on the road, and continued smoking for more than a minute after the car had stopped.

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The heart of the beast.
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Then the day was done and the cars were retired to the garage. The V8 was surprisingly quiet at lower revs.



So this was all about my experience of a last minute decision that ended up
being my first motorsport event!

Last edited by GTO : 11th January 2016 at 10:08. Reason: Moving to the thread. Thanks for sharing!
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Whoa SteveSR1, awesome report! I'm glad you decided not to sleep in on Sunday

Your camera/phone did a really good job of picking up the car sounds.

Must say, I was impressed with the "drifts" some of the FWD cars pulled off in your video. The Linea, despite it's rather soft suspension looked very fluid. Maybe it was on JKs

Also glad there were no minor bumps (except the loss of that bumper, which is kind of a proud battle scar in drifting). I was just thinking that a regular car hitting the tyres could set of the airbags, which would be an expensive affair!
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