J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/6/23 11:30 a.m.

“Initial D”-style touge in the U.S.? Yes, that’s the premise behind Drift Appalachia’s upcoming events for Kentucky and West Virginia.

The idea was sparked at another event on mountain roads in Appalachia–a hillclimb. “A friend of mine, Derek King, went to an SCCA hillclimb at Pineville [in Kentucky],” says Drift Appalachia’s Edgar Sarmiento, who also puts on Drift Indy. “Derek …

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/6/23 11:34 a.m.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

 

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/6/23 11:59 a.m.

I'm very excited about all of the backroads of appalachia events, maybe I'll finally do some hillclimbs. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/6/23 1:37 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Thank you, Colin. :) 

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UberDork
12/6/23 1:41 p.m.

I'm really liking all the Fall shots here. What a cool place to do drift events. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/6/23 3:12 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago said:

I'm really liking all the Fall shots here. What a cool place to do drift events. 

Me too. Here are a few more shots that didn't make it into the story:

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/6/23 7:30 p.m.

Was just watching a video on this:

 

 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/6/23 9:42 p.m.

In reply to EvanB :

Backroads of Appalachia certainly is working hard to make Kentucky and West Virginia motorsport destinations. If you do a hillclimb, hopefully I see you at one of them.

ralleah
ralleah GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/6/23 10:17 p.m.

I love that these are happening. I wish that it were in states that aren't unsafe for me , and my family/crew, to enter.

te72
te72 HalfDork
12/6/23 10:49 p.m.

Wish we had winding roads all over the place like this, but the only mountain roads we have are frequently travelled by tractor trailers, so they're not exactly tight and twisty.

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/23 8:47 a.m.

In reply to ralleah :

I'll be your bodyguard

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/23 9:50 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

I'll second that notion, and I'll likely have a 3rd, 4th and 5th with me as backup. 

 

I'll add that paddock areas tend to be INCREDIBLY welcoming everywhere I've been. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/23 9:58 a.m.

Also, I love this being done within a region that's also seeing a sanctioning body that's organizing and hosting stage rally, rally sprints and hill climbs. 

 

A digital media creator could create a position for themselves that is self funding stemming from the consumable content they create in addition to creating value for potential partners for Backroads Appalachia and Drift Appalachia. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/7/23 10:58 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Every last one of us.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/7/23 12:53 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Same, though I am not scary at all.

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