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Mike Pennington
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:30 PM
On the eve of the launch of The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, we were fortunate enough to get "Behind the Scenes" info on the car stunts by Rhys Millen. Rhys Millen was the lead stunt driver for the movie !!! What is really cool about the driving scenes is they are done by actual "Professional Drift" drivers from the FormulaD drift series.


Cool race rig !!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02373.JPG


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02375.JPG

Rhys' car in The Meguiar's Garage !!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02376.JPG


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02377.JPG


Rhys giving some "Behind the Scenes" talk regarding the cool driving stunts in the movie...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02386.JPG

Everybody got an autographed poster before the day was done !
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02389.JPG

Cool Q & A about his drift car !!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/78DSC02390.JPG


Overall, it was a great lunch here at Meguiar's today !!!!

Mike

fatchance
Jun 15th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Ok, now that's cool

RamAirV1
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Very cool! That base color looks familiar too.:xyxthumbs

RamAirV1

SpoiledMan
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:36 PM
I watched Rhys perform some of the stunts in FF3TD and it was amazing what he was able to repeat with cars and putting them on the mark all while drifting. He's an amazing driver and very entertaining to watch.:xyxthumbs

WaspHunter
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:38 PM
I've been following that car on the series for a while now... Great example of an oz-style drift machine. Nice to see they know the products to use to keep it in shape :coolgleam

RamAirV1
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:00 PM
How much weight did they remove from Rhys' car compared to stock?

I wish I could have been there! I'm on my second goat. First one was same color!

RamAirV1

WaspHunter
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:11 PM
From an interview I have on DVD:

"OEM has 3750lb. We've reduced the race weight to 2680lb and increased steering lock to 65-68 degrees."

And they run a very light braking system and just use the drift scrub to slow the car down... :xyxthumbs :bow :bow

Can't believe I missed the Meguiars logo on the rear bumper before.

RamAirV1
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by WaspHunter
From an interview I have on DVD:

"OEM has 3750lb. We've reduced the race weight to 2680lb and increased steering lock to 65-68 degrees."

And they run a very light braking system and just use the drift scrub to slow the car down... :xyxthumbs :bow :bow

Can't believe I missed the Meguiars logo on the rear bumper before.

Thanks for the info!

Now I wonder what did they use on the finish as far as cleaner, polish, and LSP?

RamAirV1

sneek
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:52 AM
Cool!
i though he didn't drive the GTO anymore becuase he got a solstice

IBMGoat06
Jun 16th, 2006, 04:40 PM
mmmmmm good to see another goat! :db:

i'm loving mine!

sneek
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:00 PM
I was almost positive that he had this carhttp://www.driftlive.com/photos/solstice.jpg

RamAirV1
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:10 PM
I like the goat better!

RamAirV1

WaspHunter
Jun 16th, 2006, 10:56 PM
Agreement with the goats. It was definitely something different to see a long wheelbase V8 going round the track.

Vandelete
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Nice car.. I really like drifting. Wish I was there at this class :(

RamAirV1
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Vandelete
Nice car.. I really like drifting. Wish I was there at this class :(

Yeah, it would be great to pick up some tips for the daily commute.:D

The GTO was picked as one of the best cars for drifting, either by one of the car magazines. I think it was Road and Track.

RamAirV1

sneek
Jun 17th, 2006, 05:37 PM
i would like to see a Z06 drift, i dont think it would need any mods

RamAirV1
Jun 17th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by sneek
i would like to see a Z06 drift, i dont think it would need any mods

Skinnier tires would help it drift more easily LOL!

RamAirV1

sneek
Jun 17th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by RamAirV1
Skinnier tires would help it drift more easily LOL!

RamAirV1
lol i drove the old one and it is hard to keep it from going sideways with out the traction control

Lt1Corvette
Dec 19th, 2006, 01:59 AM
lol i drove the old one and it is hard to keep it from going sideways with out the traction control

Vettes like getting sideways. New Z06 is not as predictable as the old one in my opinion at the limit, but has so much instant power once the back is out very easy to throttle steer.

gorin002
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:21 AM
red bull power drink is very nice
does`t give me one singel walk power more
not horse power walk power.

i saw hom on discovery chanel