Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift: Outtakes

Check out this great MSN video – Street drifting crash caught on video.

Although we’re poking fun at the famed Fast & Furious franchise with the title of this post, we are not making a light story out of this video. The dangers of performing high-performance stunts on public roads are increasing by the day, and the majority of drivers involved in car collision resulting from street racing are not properly experienced when it comes to letting their high-powered vehicles loose on the streets. This video is more evidence that states that amateur racing associations need to implemented in safe, closed-circuit environments, so that the “Average Joe” can also enjoy the exhilerating rush of pushing their sports cars to the limit. Hence why the Octane Lyfestyle Motoring Association is in the process of providing an avenue for guys who want to have fun with their cars, but on a more controlled environment away from innocent drivers. Stay tuned as we prepare for an exciting 2013 season…

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Should You Learn To Drive a Manual Transmission?

This is a very great video clip from the guys at Car and Driver & Popular Mechanics in regards to whether or not we should learn how to drive cars with manual transmissions. Both Ben & Russ in this clip point out very intriguing factors as to why the U.S. is seeing a decline in vehicles with stick-shift transmissions & why we should all learn how to drive a stick-shift.

From my personal experience, I learned how to drive by the way of racing, which by the way was strictly stick-shift at the time. When it came time for me to finally earn my driver’s license I knew how to drive both an automatic & manual, which meant that my choice in vehicles was unlimited. I encourage everyone to experience driving a vehicle with a manual transmission because this will give you a better sense of how the engine & transmission collaborate in unison to get you from point A to point B.

SEMA SAN To Sponsor Racers Against Street Racing

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is proud to welcome the Racers Against Street Racing (RASR) brand to its network.  This long-standing SEMA effort is devoted to promoting safe and legal alternatives to illegal street racing.  The message of this nationwide organization is simple:  IF YOU WANT TO RACE, GO TO A RACETRACK.  The goal of RASR is to provide resources to allow racing enthusiasts to participate in automotive-related events throughout the U.S in a safe and controlled environment.

The reconfigured RASR website now includes newsworthy topics, a state-by-state race track locator, downloadable public service announcements, SEMA model legislation and more.

“RASR’s mission aligns extremely well with the SAN’s general goal to protect the automotive hobby,” noted SAN Director Colby Martin.  “By arming performance enthusiasts with the means to promote legal and responsible behavior on the street, RASR will help strengthen and expand the SAN’s impact on this exciting automotive niche.”

To learn more about RASR, please visit www.RASR.org.