FB Gallery Driver
Name: Ryan McClure
Who influenced you to develop the drift style you have?
Having spent the majority of my drifting “career” driving an AE86, I’ve always been inspired by the OG hachi pilots in Japan. Ueo, Kaicho, Hibino, Imamura, Minowa (hachi and jzx) etc. The list goes on for days. However, when it comes to real life, my driving and style are constantly evolving and being molded by all of the friends, as well as my teammates that I have been fortunate enough to drive and interact with in person over the years.
When did you first get truly excited about drifting?
I was never truly excited about the idea of drifting until I saw it in person in 2005. A few local drifters showed up to an autoX event that I was participating in and, frankly, they didn’t give a sh!t about going fast. They were there to drift. After watching them and seeing how exciting it looked and sounded, I knew right away that that was far cooler and I had to do it ASAP.
What cars influenced your car’s style?
My current car’s styling was heavily influenced by the Traum/Real Dream TAS demo JZX’s. There are others, but this platform is still so new to me that I’m still developing my own personal style and vision for it.
Why did you choose to take the path through drifting that you did?
I believe that drifting should be about having fun with your friends in cars that you are truly invested in and represent you and your style. Early on I found a group of people that I believe share this sentiment and year after year that family only grows and gets even better. I’ve been doing this for 12 years and couldn’t imagine it any other way.
Engine: 300PS 1JZ-GTE ~ Blitz intercooler, exhaust, blow off valve and boost controller, Greddy radiator, Koyorad oil cooler, 2jzgte camshafts, Fluidampr, Kazama engine mounts
Drivetrain: R154, Kunny’z trans mount collar, 4.1 Differential Kaaz Super-Q 2-way LSD
Footwork: STANCE XR1 damper SWIFT springs, Cusco FUCA, Kazama Auto FLCA, HEYMAN! knuckle, JZX110 pillowball castor arm, SERIALNINE Roll center adjuster and bushings, Xcessive arms Project Mu pads and D1 shoes, APP Racing Japan stainless steel brake lines, Volk Racing GT-C 18x9 +24
Exterior: Traum Type 1 aero, Ganador Super Mirror, YDF Factory spoiler
Interior: Bride Zeta III and Bride Brix 1.5 seats, HKB Japan boss adapter, Nardi 330 Deep Corn,l TRD shift knob, KTS spin turn knob
Special Thanks!!! ~ to all the photographers that supplied photos! Be sure to check out their respective Instagram accounts - THEY HAVE AMAZING PICTURES! @1point3 @squaredphoto @theryanlopez @tfworks colin cook, @kailr,gang @roosterphotography @skaterfrankie @nachtmensch Steve Wickersheim @scrapyard Matty D @illmatic86 (if your photos are being used in the post and would like them to be tagged please DM us ~ THANK YOU!)