This is exactly the thing we need here in Malaysia, proper promoting of drifting at the grassroots level. Fatlace have been organising their Word Up grassroots drifting and open day for a while now with the sole purpose of instilling the basic drifting know-how in anybody interested in learning and picking it up.
Granted there are plenty of open track drifting events here but sometimes the newbies need a little guidance and for an experienced hand to show them ropes. This is where a drift clinic would be thoroughly useful and I think it the response would definitely be more than overwhelming because there’s surely somebody out here wanting to take up drifting but just doesn’t have the know-how yet.
As you can see from the video, Word Up is a pretty laidback event and that would surely benefit the participants and not put them under any unnecessary stress to pick things up quickly or feel left out.
One of the best ways to get about picking it up is surely through car clubs. Right now, I dare say there’s a car club for almost every model out there and most of them are quite active when it comes to members activities.
Based on personal experience, this is one of the best ways to dip your toes in the water and meet some great people that are always eager to lend a hand. Of course, this doesn’t just go for drifting alone. Generally, joining a car club is a great way to enrich your knowledge of your car.
I too recently joined the Cefiro A31 Club of Malaysia for one of their weekend open drift days at Putrajaya. While it was just a casual open drift day, there were a number of newbies that were eager to learn, myself being part of that group.
All the senior members were more than helpful and even sat shotgun to show the beginners the basics of drifting. We’ll be sure to get some coverage the next time something like this is being held.
Anyways, the video is surely worth a watch as it captures perfectly all the aspects that make a Fatlace event so enjoyable and fun.
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18263266" width="400" frameborder="0" height="225"></iframe>Fatlace Word Up! from iPhilms on Vimeo.
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