So I'm coming home from work last week, and there are two left hand turns I have to make to get to my house from the Back gate of Cherry Point. After work, there are always a lot of cars going home, and the light is short, so you have to catch it, or you wait FOREVER.
This particular day, I'm just going home, and I come around the bend in time to see one car turn left and the light is green. I'm about an eighth of a mile away in third, so I bang on the Loud pedal and race to beat the light. The light turns yellow as I FOUR WHEEL DRIFT onto the main drag. Perfect. The car just rotated perfect so I didn't even have to correct it to complete the left turn. Now, the next light is about three quarters of a mile away, and if you are one of the first cars to make the left out of base AND going the speed limit, you will catch the left arrow just fine. (I just barely made the first light, so I have to race to catch the second one) I pass one car on the right and then am about an eighth of a mile (again) away when the left arrow goes green. This ones a little more tricky, as there is opposing traffic waiting for the left arrow to go red, and a little access road that also has crossing traffic... There is room to screw up, though, so it's fun. Anyways, I hit the intersection as yellow is getting ready to go out, and FOUR WHEEL DRIFT again.... Same situation, didn't have to correct, just had perfect rotation, all wheels squealing, and just mash on the gas as soon as the car has caught.
I just want to say that I <3 my car. It's not beautiful, and it's not overly powerful, but the lessons this car is teaching me because of its excellent balance, great handling, and lack of power are invaluable. Les and I sometimes meet with other BMW owners in our area, and most all of them are ///M3's. I don't think I have to tell you that they leave me in the dust, but I think that I hustle my car around pretty good for what is under the hood. (Go Eta!!) I feel that this day has shown me that I am almost ready to upgrade my car. I think updated suspension and double the horsepower should be enough to keep me busy for quite a while.
p.s. I only say "almost ready" because I want to be able to duplicate that Four wheel Drift about 100 more times until I have it down.
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Hey, leme know when you start practicing. Id come out out and practice with you, being as NO ONE around where I live even knows what a 4wheel drift is...
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