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  • Jun 28th 2012 at 6:58PM
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Every once in a long spell, we get an email asking how an ambitious young writer can work his or her way into the automotive sphere. The answer is always the same: work harder. Work harder than you ever have in your entire life. Work harder than anyone else around you. Sacrifice your time, your happiness and monetary gain just to work harder. Abandon your notions of fairness. They will only slow you down. Never fool yourself into thinking your hard work entitles you to anything. It does not. It only prepares you to work harder.

Of course, these lessons apply to more than just babbling about cars day in and day out. Just ask the guys of Formula Drift. We're not talking about big names like Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. or Sam Hubinette. No, those guys have made it. They're living or have lived the life of sponsorship deals and rampant success. For the rest of the field, making it to the next event means scraping pennies, taking crap jobs and yes, lots of hard work. Check out the awesome video below by 1Kind Studio to see what we mean.

1Kind Studio | "All Or Nothing" | Formula Drift from 1Kind Studio on Vimeo.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a big drift fan myself since I prefer traction over the lack of it. It's still cool that there's more and more ways people fall in love with cars though. More money in the game for automakers to make nice niche cars. Otherwise without all these various forms of racing we just have more boring cars. So at least recognize that even if drifting isn't your thing. It's not mine either but I'm glad it attracts people....
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed. I understand people not liking drifting. For the non-car people, it's just a bunch of obnoxious noise and smoke. For the racing fans, it's not racing so there's a fundamental difference there that many either refuse to understand or do, but see it as a waste of automotive resources. For car people, many don't like the cars themselves (you put a Vette motor in a Nissan!? *anger!*) or see it as just destruction derby drivers pretending to be rally drivers. And if you happen to fall into one of those groups, that's ok, drifting isn't forcing itself on anyone. But to those who are open enough to really learn about the sport and the culture, you'll find that the people involved are some of the most open-minded and biggest car enthusiasts out there. The biggest difference between drifting and racing is racing focuses on competition, developmental engineering, and striving for that faster laptime or higher podium finish; to better and improve oneself. Drifting has plenty of that as well, but it's biggest focus is really just to have fun.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Absolutely right! If it wasn't drifting Toyota GT86 wouldn't have existed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They give us their lives to entertain us! ... I am quiet happy watching this video...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love video's like this.
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      I couldn't finish watching after the closeup of the chubby American.
      • 3 Years Ago
      VERY NICE!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand how the sport is still around. American attention spans lack the span............
      • 3 Years Ago
      sounds kinda sad.