We'll be honest: We miss drifting. Not the polished, sponsor-laden, energy-drink soaked Formula D. We miss the seedy internet shaky-hand cam videos of Japanese drivers slinging their hand-built machines up the mountain side in the middle of the night. Poland, of all places, has sought to marry the worlds of professional, sanctioned drifting with the thrill of taking on a public road. The pairing of a hill climb with drifting may seem odd, but trust us when we say it works. With fans lining the course and drivers all new to improvised track, anything can happen.

Disrespect the mountain, and you'll wind up on your roof. That didn't stop drivers from giving it all they had, however. Fortunately for those of us who aren't within a train ride of Eastern Europe, camera crews documented all the action for the world to see. Hit the jump to check out the high-definition video antics for yourself.

DMP Round 4 - Karpacz : Touge Europe from TuningGarage on Vimeo.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Were drifting should be. Not no speedway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that was entertaining! That is the first time I have actually enjoyed watching a drifting competition.
        Jeffrey Smith
        • 3 Years Ago
        I have seen a lot of drift events, but what gets my blood boiling is the street events like this. The chance of really getting hurt like in the WRC makes it much more exciting.
      Nick Allain
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you posted videos like these all day on autoblog, I'd have to quit my job. It's that awesome.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy fuc that was amazing, japan should start doing this again, but on an even greater professional level.
      Jonny P. Star
      • 3 Years Ago
      **** yes pure drifting like it should be, just awesome
      Crash Bandicoot
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was awesome. Real street drifting
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      • 3 Years Ago
      the video was cool---but that GOD AWFUL MUSIC SUCKED !!!
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good video, wish they'd get rid of the brostep though.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I`ll go and seek a hot version episode intead this "video" :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Prince David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lady GaGa + Dubstep. This is so 2012 now. Bringing it back to the roots.
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