Ter-Tech’s New Drifting Car Startup

Apr 26, 2011 | Motorsports

This past Sunday I was at Ter-Tech’s shop to witness the start of Ter-Tech’s new drifting car. Man was I excited to see this baby run! Unfortunately I had to wait until the guys finished a couple of additions, mainly the brakes, which is kinda important ;-)

On the top left photo Harri is making a custom shift nob for his car. You’re probably thinking why go through all that trouble. Well this drifting car is equipped with rear air brakes, the custom nob will have a special button to activate the brakes.

The other photo… top right, Ken is installing the power to the air brakes. I was told I couldn’t get too close for a photo because the mechanism they’re using is top secret stuff. Okay… I was kidding, this just made a better composition ;-)

After installing the air brakes, the moment I had anticipated was at hand. The new Ter-Tech drifting machine was about to start! In this case photos wouldn’t have done it any justice so I shot video using my 5D Mk2. It’s nothing special, but for us motorheads a moment like this is unlike any other. Below is the first video of the new drifting car in action!


If you want to learn more about drifting or Ter-Tech, visit their website at http://Ter-Tech.com.

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Photography Style: High Dynmaic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Lake Worth, Florida