Every once in a while I go back through my old pictures and videos on my computer. Sometimes, when I can’t find what I’m looking for, I become obsessed until I find it. The video I’m posting is one of those videos… It was filmed at Rim of the World Rally in 2005. It took me forever to figure that out, because I didn’t update my journal at that time.

Here’s a video of me drifting in the “Drift Invite” competition. Nadine was nice enough to let me drive her car for the competition, because my car didn’t have a cage and she wanted me to compete since I hadn’t for such a long time. This is the Top 4 round vs Calvin Wan, since I beat Tommy Suell in the Top 16 round and then Stephan Papadakis in the Top 8 round.

In the video, you’ll see that we had a one more time run, where something happened and Calvin spun in front of me. It was such a simple section of the track that I felt okay with blinking once I passed the clipping cone – bad mistake. When I opened my eyes, Calvin’s door was right in front of me and I slammed into him with my throttle to the ground. At that moment, I thought about when I was chasing him the round earlier, he seemed a bit weird in that section of the course…

I felt so bad afterwards that I didn’t even want to try and fix the car to go back on the track. Calvin fixed his car and won the round by default, but then he went on and beat Tanner Foust to get 1st place. He was really nice and gave Nadine and I some of his winnings to fix our car even though he didn’t have to.

And that, boys and girls, is the story of why Nadine has an S15 face on her car. Because I had to fix her car afterwards! This was also my only real crash while drifting.