The import versus domestic car argument can get quite heated. The domestic guys tend to boast about their power and quarter-mile times, while the import crowd brings up turning left—and right—and things go downhill from there, but what about a compromise? Why not combine the best of both worlds—agility from the import side with brute force from the domestic camp? That was the question Alexander Gallardo had to ask himself when he came to a crossroads with the evolution of his 2003 350Z a few years ago.
With summer on its way out, most of Colorado’s big automotive events have come and gone, but we often hear the saying that the best is saved for last, and Triple Crown Drift Week 2013 August 15–17 was no exception. TC Drift Week was a three-day drift and lifestyle event right in our own backyard. Drifters, crew, family, and friends all gathered at one of the most capable local venues—PPIR. With four different tracks, a gymkhana course, drift kart, autocross, and the main drift track, the event wasn’t lacking in tire smoke.
The sun was barely peeking out from the clouds on that cold Cinco de Mayo. But it was the season's first Drift Colorado Point Series event at IMI Motorsports Complex in Dacono, Colorado. Cold for us, but it was the perfect temperature for turbochargers to suck in all the cool air they wanted and keep those engines happy.