CW x all white fleet

Here is a shoot I did back during the summer of 2010. I always like cars in white the best and wanted to set up an all white fleet. The cars consist of my '93 Mazda RX-7 drift comp/race car, '98 Nissan Silvia show car, and my '01 BMW M3 daily driver. I have owned this FD since 2003 and has been through many iterations. With the body still on it's original coat of paint, it has been through many graphic schemes, wrap in full Falken Team colors, gone through various sets of aero, and Read more [...]

Gymkhana Grid Recap

The inaugural Gymkhana Grid event turned out to be a great event. This new style of competition format was both entertaining to watch as well as to compete in. It combines aspects of drifting, autocrossing, drag racing, and time attack all into one. I believe this new style of competition could be the next big thing in motorsports. The event started off with an interview with J-Rod which can be seen at gymkhanagrid.com. My FD3S at the Falken Motorsport pits with event winner Dai Read more [...]

C.Wan Competing in Gymkhana Grid

I got invited to compete in the inaugural Ken Block Invitational: Gymkhana Grid event on Dec 3-4, 2010. I am going to be bringing out my personal Mazda RX-7 for this event. Since this style of driving is more of a combination of autocrossing and drift, I am planning to adjust my drift set up to a more grip biased gymkhana setting to concentrate more on speed throughout the course rather than full drift and style. Gymkhana is essentially a timed race on a technical course where drifting Read more [...]

Puerto Rico – Furious Wheels Demo 2010

I got invited along with Casper Canul and Ross Petty to demo and judge the drift portion of the biggest car show in Latin America: Furious Wheels in San Juan Puerto Rico from October 14-17, 2010. The Puerto Ricans were not new to drifting. They have been drifting there for a few years now and got some pretty decent drivers and cars over there. Jose in the red shirt was the organizer of the drift event and had one of the few FD3S's in Puerto Rico that he actually drifts with. The winner of the Read more [...]

WekFest 2010

I brought the Drift Sumi-e S14 out to the Wekfest SF show earlier in the year. It was actually the day after the Norcal Racing Expo so I ended up doing a back to back show weekend. Much different feel than a track event weekend, but just as tiring. lol The Auto Fashion guys saved me a really pimp parking spot next to their booth, right up front. Thanks Freddy! You can really see the Garage Inc. white pearl paint glow under the garage lights. Rocking that business card fitment. Hellaflush. Big Read more [...]

NorCal Racing Expo 2010

I was invited out to represent the drift car portion of the 2010 NorCal Racing Expo. I brought out my Drift Sumi-e RX-7 amongst the vast array of race vehicles ranging from midget lites to hydroplane racing boats. Some of the most prominent race cars that were on hand where the BCRA Midgets. These midgets run 4 cylinder push rod race engines producing nearly 400hp with a direct drive gearbox on chassis weighing around 900 lbs. That is a pretty crazy power to weight ratio. Must be pretty Read more [...]

Drift Sumi-e Silvia x 360vm @ SpoCom

The folks at the MYX Channel set up a booth for the SpoCom San Mateo show and invited me to bring out my S14 Silvia for display. They were there filming new episodes for their 360vm television show on their network. The MYX guys were kind enough to let us throw up our Drift Sumi-e Banner at the booth. The Drift Sumi-e Team actually stopped by their studios earlier and filmed an interview so be on a lookout for that on a future episode of 360vm. Thanks for the support! Here's my Read more [...]

Official Drift Sumi-e Launch Party

Official Drift Sumi-e Launch Party @ Azul Bar and Lounge in San Francisco Together with Get Live’s Word Up: Back In Business “All Things Hip Hop” Party. Playing them beats for your feets are Dj’s: KINGMOST- Pluglabel PRINCE ARIES- Distortion2static RAICHOUS – RRS FEED along side WORD UP resident Boogie Brown ============================================================== *Early Arrival is Highly suggested Azul Bar & Lounge 1 Tilman Place SF, Ca. 21+ with Read more [...]

CW x Drift Sumi-e FD3S :: Back in White

Brought my FD out for the first time after it's Dominican Republic Demo return. I was a bit worried about it at first because the car would not start for the longest time since that demo. The car sat in a shipping container at the Long Beach Docks for like 3 months and I guess all that salty sea water air caused the apex seals to lock up. But thanks to Ben Meeker of Rotary Extreme, we finally got the car to start back up after several days of work. The car ended up running beautifully during Read more [...]

Drift Sumi-e for iPhone @ App Store

During the off-season I have been working on a Drifting iPhone App called Drift Sumi-e under a company called Objectify. We wanted to create an all-new game concept that incorporates authentic Drifting dynamics with the beautiful artform of Sumi-e brush painting. The game features a unique but simple gameplay dynamic especially designed for the iPhone touch controls. The gameplay is technical yet elegant. Drift Sumi-e requires you to draw a precise drifting line connecting all of the clipping Read more [...]

FD’s Return from Dominican Republic

Finally got the call that my FD got released from US Customs! My car was shipped over for a Drift Demo on September 19 for the Brahma Light Drift Track Opening in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It was shipped back to California shortly after, but due to some miss communication with the US Customs with it's entry back to the US, the FD was held for inspections at the Long Beach Ports. US Customs required my car to be declared as a race car to be able to get let back into the country. So I Read more [...]

CW S14 Silvia x SF Auto Show

I just got my S14 Silvia ready for this year's SF Auto Show at the Moscone Center. It is currently on displayed there from Nov. 26 - Dec. 2nd. Special Thanks for my Sponsors: Vertex USA Garage Inc. Graphtech Graphics Fatlace iPhilms Seibon Carbon Apexi Asus Eee PC BC Exedy Racing Clutch Griffin Radiators Impact Engineering Kaaz LSD KW Suspension Mach III Nissan USA OS Giken Peak Performance Project Mu Sparco Read more [...]

CW x HellaFlush III

I brought out my newly Garage Inc painted M3 out to the HellaFlush 3 meet, held at Blacktrax in Milpitas. Since this is my daily, I wanted to keep the car all OEM style. I had the Garage Inc guys paint up the wheels and grills, and had the lights tinted as well. The stock wheels were spaced out for that flush fitment. The meet brought out some pretty fresh cars. These FD's are my friends' from the MD-R Sac crew. NorCal got some FF guys rockin' good fitment wheels. It's about Read more [...]

A Nod to the Past and the Road that Lies Ahead

7 years is a long time for anything. Amazingly, that’s how long I’ve been with the Falken Tire Drift Team. Through that time, Falken and I have shared many ups and downs. We started as a makeshift first entry into establishing drifting as a legitimate, viable, and, most of all, exciting N. American motorsport. We weren’t sure what we had at the time – how could anyone know – but we knew we were pursuing our passion and felt strongly that we were right at the doorstep of something Read more [...]

Irwindale Finals

My S15 Parked in the Falken Motorsports pits rockin' some reminiscence of Sonoma battle scars on the car still. One of my wall rides during a solo run on the inner banking. Running through the main inner clipping point. The cool thing about Irwindale is that we get to run the track at night. The course portrays an entirely different ambiance when the lights come on. It makes drifting there much more dramatic and exciting. A feeling unique to Irwindale. Here is Frank Siharath of Garage Read more [...]