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[2 Jul 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Drifting action – Our 10 favourite shots

Drifting is becoming more and more popular in South Africa and we recently had an interview with South African Drift Champ, Otto Graven.
The article got numerous amounts of feed back so we decided to grab a couple of action shots that we liked.  We’ve compiled a small gallery of our favourite images and we hope you agree.

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[30 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
HKS playstation 3 controller

Now this is a HOT piece of tech for your ps3. A steering wheel and pedal setup for your Playstation 3 isn’t exactly the cheap thing to start off with when buying your 1st racing game or if you are the lucky bunch that can afford them, it’s always laying around your lounge waiting for your girlfriend to kick it or your pets to have a bite on them. So the guys at HKS have teamed up with InterWorks have hooked us up with a brilliant solution. Apparently the controller …

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[28 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Drift rules – Drift competition

This is a follow up to our last Drifting article we published “the art of drifting”. We were asked a question by one of our readers, how the rules and points structure work so in response to that this is how things are run.
In competition, drivers are given two non consecutive judged laps to qualify, with their top score counting towards position on the field. Only the top qualifying drivers are allowed to continue into the tandem tournament rounds, with draws in scoring determined by entry speed.
So how do the …

AutoModified Interviews, Modified News »

[24 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
AutoModified Interview Series – South Africa’s best on track

For those of you who are new readers to our website, we have recently started an interview series called, South Africa’s Best On Track. Our aim for this interview series is to interview as many influential South Africans who contribute to our motor sport industry. So far we have interviewed Otto Graven from Monstermob. He is currently South Africa’s drifting champ with his very own drifting team. In short, we are basically interviewing South Africa’s best on track whether they have developed fast race car or they happen to be …

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[24 Jun 2010 | 25 Comments | ]
Monstermob Racing – Drift School

A few days ago we had the most amazing interview with Drifter and Owner of the Monstermob team, Otto Graven. The interview was such a success that the AutoModified Team decided to do a follow up about Monstermob.
Monstermob are moving at an amazing rate to becoming this country’s most influential and quality drift company around. In saying that, the Monstermob team have their very own drift track at the back of their workshops. Now you tell me, how amazing is that? Monstermob also has a Performance Parts Shop and a …

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[23 Jun 2010 | 21 Comments | ]
Drift X Battle – Presented by DRIFT SQUAD

Ladies and gentlemen of all ages check your dairies and free up Saturday the 10th of July. You are probably wondering why we have just instructed you to make this day available well, People of the mother city you are about to have your eyes and ears rocked by local drift community Drift Squad. These guys have set up one of the sickest events yet to hit Cape Town’s car mod scene.
When we say you are about to be rocked we bloody well mean it. You cant beat a day …

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[21 Jun 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
South Africa’s best on track – Otto Graven

Last week we had the privilege of interviewing South African Drift Champion, Otto Graven in ‘South Africa’s best on track’. This is how the interview went down…
So Otto, we realise that you’re an extremely busy guy and we’ll try not steal too much of your time.
AM: Being in the Mining industry you must have seen some enormous rocks.
How big is the biggest rock you have ever held?

AM: What ever happened to your R33 Skyline that you could get extremely
“sideways” with around the tracks?
Otto: I still have the R33; it’s parked …

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[14 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
The art of Drifting – What is Drifting

What is Drifting? Its a driving technique that involves entering turns at high angles of attack and high speed by intentionally “sliding” the rear tires during the maneuver. The cars are punished around the track, pushing their limits as they enter each corner faster, sooner, and more aggressively. What it all comes down to is maintaining complete control of your vehicle while appearing to have lost control. There is one thing that separates drifting from other forms of high performance driving: Grace. While numbers, lap times, and finishing placement matter …