Vertex Drift Festival 2016

Takahiro Ueno and VERTEX-USA at Grange!

Yes! Another highly anticipated drift event at Grange! This time as a birthday celebration of none other than Mr. Vertex himself, Takahiro Ueno. This was a very well organized event with classes assigned based on driver skill set and ranged from beginner, intermediate, to advanced. There were so many local guys all coming together for a good time. Everyone walking and driving with a smile on their faces. These kind of events are the ones we like attending. I think I speak for everyone when I say we are super grateful for someone like VERTEX-USA and Mr. Ueno for putting together a event for the local grassroots level drivers.

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These two little Hachirokus were driving oh so skillfully. They would tandem together regularly full throttle; was exciting to watch.

 

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A real clean Altezza that got really sideways. Taillights on this thing are awesome.

 

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Vertex EVERYTHING!

 

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Not only did JimmyUP have a small booth with merchandise for sale, but also had Mikey getting slideways at the event.

 

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Martin was just absolutely killing it that day. And definitely got the attention of Ueno.

 

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The big purple automatic drift machine!

 

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Always nice seeing Gary at local events like this one. Has gotten the attention of many with his clean coupe and the rest of his Autofactory Realize Team.

 

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Mr. Max Leal is a super cool cat. We got to ride with him whipping his wagon around in style. Super skillful and super kind. Thank you for the ride along man. Was amazing!

 

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Deep’s Garage showed up with the awesome KA-T powered S13. Watching him tandem with the others was great. Super fast, low , and loud.

 

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This guy and Martin in his black S14 were super consistent whether running alone or during tandems.

 

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Yes. John rips. HARD. Pleasure meeting and watching you slide 🙂

 

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Max getting down and dirty.

 

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Although it was all for fun there was a competition that actually took place and there was a winner for each class. Winners were drivers that caught Ueno’s attention with a skillful success rate around the first couple turning transitions. Here are some of the winners!

 

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I remember when Dillon would just tag along with our old friend Eric simply interested in everyone’s cars. Now he is a super skillful driver. Great job buddy. (IG:dillondet)

 

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The Levin owner that could! This guy made us wish we had an 86. Good job man. (IG:ziptiesncoffee)

 

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And of course Martin got recognized for some amazing driving. Great job man congrats. (martin_spec)

 

 

And for those who love watching some nice little edits check this one out 😉

 

 

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An awesome day with awesome people. Stay tuned for some more amazing events like this one and more projects Mr. Ueno and VERTEX-USA has in store for us.

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