I don’t know when it happened. Somewhere along the way over the past few years, I had slowly ventured away from going on those drives that start with no schedule or intended destination; the ones that take you off the beaten path to spend time with the car you so adore. Rather than map out the shortest most efficient route to your destination, you’d take random turns to see what interesting things you’d stumble upon.
If there’s anything cooler than drifting through explosions and flames, it’s jumping a drift car through fire and more. Monster Energy, Ford, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Nitto Tire have partnered up to produce one hell of a ride. We’re excited to share Fire Drift.
When you think of making a 2500 mile road trip across the United States you don’t generally think of hopping into a 41 year old car equipped with no air conditioning, no cruise control, no radio, and seats that don’t recline. When planning my trip, I reminded myself (and convinced my pregnant wife) that at one time, no one had air conditioning. Apparently earlier in motoring history, every trip to anywhere was fraught with misery and despair.
I’m confident that to any self-respecting automotive fan, the Nürburgring needs no introduction, certainly not if you’re a part of the so-called Playstation-generation. I too, like many of you, have lost hours on end – controller gripped tightly in hand, hunched over in front of a glowing screen, pushing an array of vehicular-shaped polygons around a rendering of the 28km-long circuit. Long before arriving, I knew and respected the ‘Ring.
The Mercedes W124 300CE you see before you belongs to a fellow named Tom Heap. I first came across Tom’s car on the StanceWorks forums, where he went under the guise ‘‘lowbenz’’. It was one of those cars you expect to see online, and at the usual car show calendar throughout the year, but never locally. So naturally, when I discovered Tom only lived a couple of miles down the road, I had to meet him and see this vehicle in person.