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Sliding Sideways Through The Desert: A day spent drifting with Michael Essa [w/video]

by Jeff Glucker (RSS feed) on Sep 16th, 2011 at 11:57AM

Drifting isn't a real sport. So sayeth the peanut gallery that thinks drifting is just a bunch of wheel-spinning youngsters who've watched way too many selections from the Fast and Furious library. I'm here to tell you that it's very much a sport, and the men and women behind the wheels of their sideways machines dance the thin line between aggressive fury and smoke-filled poetry. I'm sweating my ass off in the middle of the Mojave Desert for my first lesson on drifting, and my teacher for the day is none other than Mr. Michael Essa. He's late, it's hot and I'm surrounded by a pit road... Read More

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