FB Gallery Driver
Name: Kevin Phan
Who influenced you to develop the drift style you have?
Similar to most other drivers I was and still am very influenced by how the Japanese drive. I mainly drive with my brothers Shane and P.J, we have very similar driving styles that mesh really well.
When did you first get truly excited about drifting?
When I told my brother I wanted to get an Integra back in 2007, he told me to look into a 240sx because you could drift them. Drifting had a similar feeling to skating. It was a constant adrenaline rush and I always wanted to improve my driving.
What cars influenced your car’s style?
Man there is just something about a car that's hovering barely above the ground, watching it drift through a corner, simultaneously going how is that even possible. Those are the cars I enjoy the most. I always loved how BN sports looked on a 240sx(Fukuda, Koguchi, Hsu) that I just had to have it. I've been rocking the same style aero now for 6 years. The looks of the car have changed only slightly since 2013.
What drivers influenced your driving style?
Nobuteru Taniguchi for his immaculate handwork, everybody needs to watch his in car videos for how effortless his driving style is. My driving style is a result of years spent being memorized by Japanese drifting and applying what I could, developing my own style as I continue learning
Why did you choose to take the path through drifting that you did?
I like the style aspect of drifting the most. The visual enjoyment of a well executed car. Keeping my car as simple/reliable as possible to drive as many events as I can was the main goal. I drive my car everyday on the streets, to the track and home. Sometimes the day ends with a ride with Triple A home but usually it'll never skip a beat. I cant stress it enough to people who are new or have been drifting for a long time that nothing beats seat time. You don't need much more than some suspension arms, a seat, coilovers and LSD to have fun for 8 years on a stock DOHC KA. Thats what I did, but I am very happy with an SR20DET now :)
Engine: Stock S14 SR20DET
Cooling: Koyo N- FLO
Suspension/Chassis/ Brakes: Suspension arms is a mix of PBM, VooDoo 13, Ikeya Formula. Stopping power provided by Z32 brakes. Steering angle tuned with Heatmaker Hotside knuckle. Stance GR+ Pro coilovers 8/6k
Exterior: BN Sports Type 3 style front, BN Type II side skirts, URAS Type S rear bumper. Dmax roof wing. Ganador mirrors. Auto body & paint supplied by Good-Ride Garage
Interior: Bride Zeros driver seat, Bride Brix passenger seat. Defi and JUN Gauges. Nardi steering wheel
Wheels: TE37 18x9.5 +12, Gramlight 57xtreme 18x9.5 +22. Bridgestone RE-71R steer tires and Kenda KR20 rears
Special Thanks!!! ~ to all the photographers that supplied photos! Be sure to check out their respective Instagram accounts - THEY HAVE AMAZING PICTURES! Toan Trinh, Chris Segni, Tomochi Shibata, Jesse O'Leary, Rob Goodwin. WFC (if your photos are being used in the post and would like them to be tagged please DM us ~ THANK YOU!)