As we grow old, we often have to make the choice between practical family car and project car. In most cases, you can’t own two so the family car wins out. But one legend of a man combined the two, creating the family drift wagon. He features in an event where one team goes by “Super Loud Noise Problematic Racing,”. Mobaru Twin Circuit’s Baridori event—“bari” from the “baribari” sound of loud bikes in Japanese, and “dori” from “dorifto”—is a special place for Japan’s rowdiest drivers and rider to show their metal.
All the racers at this particular event are at the less estabilshed fringes of the racing community, shall we say. “In the same way that a really low, slammed, loud, bright drift car is the antithesis to a nice sports car, the bikes here today are the antithesis to a regular sports bike,” Noriyaro host Alexi explains.
Riders who come often bring loudly modified street racing-style bikes, and go for the ultimate low-budget method of advertising their teams on jerseys instead of on expensive custom leathers. Expect epic wheelies after epic wheelies.
This style of motorcycle racing and drifting is a match made in heaven for the petrol heads. These guys love to wind up anyone who can’t appreciate the loudness of their motorsport.
One racer, Keisuke Kamimori, came prepared for both sides of the Baridori event with a Nissan Serena family drift wagon. Which he originally needed to haul a bike, but also wanted a drift car, so clearly the answer was to build a drift van that could do both.
The Serena was perfect, as it came with a naturally aspirated SR20DE engine and rear wheel drive from stock. The engine sits right under the front seats. Keisuke naturally slapped on a turbo but had been drifting the van even without it. He’s now added additional seats in the back of the van, just to make it a little more practical and trailers the bike behind the Serena. This man is a true inspiration to all the family drivers out there.