My name is Teddy Phuthanhdanh. I am 20 years-old. I’ve been obsessed with drifting and drift culture since 2003 when I attended the first D1GP USA Exhibition at Irwindale Speedway. Since then, drifting has been running through my blood and its culture and style embedded in my brain. Now 2010, and I’ve owned 6 cars since I was age 15; 4 S13s, 1 Datsun 510, and a Nissan Skyline. I’ve spent countless hours working on my cars, keeping a vision of what I really wanted in my mind.
I’m what most people in the “drift scene” (if that’s what you want to call it) would call a purist, or fanboy. I love Bride, Nardi, Takata and parts worth more than what I really need to spend, just because I saw them in Option videos. I despise V8 swaps into Japanese chassis, and find that even a nicely styled car with a V8 is atrocious. I hate Formula D for its tasteless commercializing and Nascar styled cars. Yuck.
But sadly, that’s what the USA is great for. Ruining cool things.
So I dedicate this blog to keeping US drifting close to its roots. No V8s. No Nascar. No bullshit.
With that said… enjoy your stay!