Drifting in general has begun to emerge from the underground, after being hidden from the media since its origin. It is nothing new to the people who have followed it for all of these years, and is a real treat for those who haven’t. The problem is, not all of use can afford to build a 1:1 drift machine. Not all of us can spare the time it takes to build a car, practice, and enter real drift events. Of course there are the few of us who have made this dream come true, but for the ones who cannot afford it, or who cannot spare the time, and the ones who want the best of both worlds, there is the next best thing, RC drifting.
Many argue about rc drifting’s origin, but it doesn’t really matter. It is here, and it is here to say. RC drifting exists all over the world, from South Africa and Europe, to Canada and the US, from Australia to New Zealand, from Hong Kong to Japan. More companies have noticed the rc drift craze, and have started to produce drift specific chassis and RTR kits, and small RC drift shops have begun to make a name for themselves by stocking quality specialty items such as realistic wheels, bodies, tires and more.
Drift RC Magazine, a division of Rumours Publications, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, began in July, 2007. Our goal was to expand the RC drift scene to a wider audience, and bring in more enthusiasts to the hobby. We want to bring information to the new comer that attracts them to the hobby, instead of pushing them away by making one feel that they need a $500 car, $300 radio gear, and a huge ego to join a session or compete. Drift RC Magazine’s sole purpose is to expand the hobby, and to provide a quarterly source of quality information in the printed form, so that one doesn’t have to flip through page after page of off-road RC articles, or search through forum after forum, to find that one good page of RC drift information.