Control Freaks

Some more team pics…. by koukicrisp
February 28, 2009, 4:15 am
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cool grassroots cars in the US by kOOpA
February 27, 2009, 4:15 pm
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i see a lot of drift blogs posting up cool cars in japan, like at MSC events and what not. which i’m totally down for, you can’t really hate on team tandem, those guys are holding it down. but i just find it weird that american grassroots cars aren’t repped that much. so i thought i’d make a post with some of my favorite grassroots cars from the US.

i’m sure this list could go on forever. i’m not saying these are the best cars out there, these are just some of my favorite cars that i’ve seen in person.

first off is my friend and roommate jarrod’s S14. he’s too humble to admit it, but i think this is one of the best looking cars in st. louis.
picture by his girlfriend, sara

next up is yoshi from tennessee, it’s funny because there’s nothing crazy about the car. when i see this car it reminds me you don’t need a lot of expensive parts to make a car look awesome.
picture by J. Evins, founder of TENNSPEED

this is marty of team rowdy’s street car miata. the picture does the car absolutely no justice, i want to steal the car soooo bad everytime i see it.

here’s a couple of what seems to be a fairly large group of black drift cars from atlanta. andy sapp’s bmw and david jones’s mustang. that’s mean as shit, you don’t mess with that!
photo by shaun watson

then of course, i gotta throw a chicago guy into this. here’s simba’s 240 coupe. i think this is the look a lot of people go for, and usually it doesn’t turn out quite as well as this. i guess when you live in the US mecca of origin, you gotta rep pretty hard.
picture by kaizophoto

lastly, another tennessee dude, who’s also a team rowdy dude, struka’s zenki s14. this car has been through several stages of sickness. and right now is rocking the custom graffiti livery on both sides. struka’s car is always totally different from anything you usually see, and that’s why it’s so cool!
picture by marlow of team rowdy

back when by kOOpA
February 27, 2009, 2:51 pm
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these cars were nice!




since then, my miata’s hit all kinds of stuff at drift events. it’s a lot more battle damaged now, but runs perfectly!

thor, who’s since moved to california, rear ended some dude one night on the highway. high-speed traffic + rain + too much braking = trouble. apparently some mail truck just slammed on his brakes, the dude behind him slammed on his brakes, and thor, the third in line, slammed his brakes, but was unable to stop in time. the car in front of thor actually did a flip after the impact, but he was totally fine. crazy night.. i remember running up to the scene of the accident with nate to pick up thor.. his car was completely totalled. after he worked on keeping it nice almost constantly after picking it up. so much work, gone so fast.

and that just leaves greg’s 86, who kissed a wall at a local drift event, leaving the front of the car all twisted up. now he has a s14, i hope he plans tearing it up this year!

old team roster by stlcankles
February 27, 2009, 9:35 am
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ok, so i figured this should be on here as well. before being known as control freaks we were known as megazord. we did a team roster picture not too long after forming.

this is the original megazord lineup minus a few members. the members at that time from lower left hand corner to the lower right hand corner in clockwise rotation: Cankles, Nate, Thor, Kyle, Domi, Koopa, Dyna, Chirs the Azain, Jarrod, Danger Dan, and Greg. not pictured were Omar and Nate.


stay tuned for the new team portrait

Rocket Bunny Style Photo Shoot by stlcankles
February 26, 2009, 9:44 am
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we found ourselves messing around late last august and painting a car, bb-q, and stuff and decided to visit the local mobile station to shot a Rocket Bunny styled photo shoot.

spring is here by kOOpA
February 25, 2009, 6:48 pm
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supposed to get up to 60 degrees in the stl today.

and i’m stuck at work >.<
looks like it’s time to start doing lunchtime backroad runs ^^

visit team rowdy’s blog by kOOpA
February 25, 2009, 5:45 pm
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for updates on one of the southeast’s raddest drift teams, check out the team rowdy blog here, and remember that you can always hit up the rowdy blog by clicking the link at the right side of this page!

pictured here is team rowdy’s own byron hill killing it at the mustache relapse event
photo by Zachscar @ drift mechaniks

a tribute to mantry by kOOpA
February 23, 2009, 3:35 pm
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man⋅try [man-tree]
1. in drifting, an act of entering a corner with such grotesque angle that the drift exudes unconfined manliness
2. daigo saito qualifying in D1GP round 5, 2008 (2nd run)

3. katsuhiro ueo leading fredrik asabo

4. yoshinori koguchi leading masao suenaga (2nd run)

welcome by kOOpA
February 19, 2009, 9:01 pm
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Control Freaks is a group of friends hailing from St. Louis who enjoy drifting.

This blog will have posts about team car updates, event information and pictures, as well as entries about general drift culture.

Good luck to everybody in ’09!

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