Kunimitsu Takahashi- The Father Of Drifting

The father of drifting

The Father of Drifting
The Father of Drifting

When you mention the start of a very high skilled and very delicate art of drifting first thing that comes to your mind is probably a man(a king) that goes by the name of Keiichi Tsuchiya aka Drift King and his screaming Hachiroku with a green carbon hood.

Tsuchiya-senpai and his pride and joy
Tsuchiya-senpai and his pride and joy

But massively oversteering your car didn’t start with the man in the green racing suit, it actually started with a retired motorcycle driver…Kunimitsu Takahashi was very good at racing he raced with motorcycles cars and even formulas(for a short time).He was also very fearless, brave I should say because while other drivers where terrified of oversteer Kunimitsu did it intentionally as a racing method to maintain speed.

He was usually racing with kpgc10 skylines and 240zs
He was usually racing with kpgc10 skylines and 240zs

Keiichi being a young aspiring racing driver had a driver to look up to and that was, you guessed it Kunimitsu Takahashi.Keiichi started drifting in his races to intertain the audience but it didn’t take him to long to see how drifting could become a sport of it’s own.He then started practising drifting in the mountains of Japan and we all know what that led to…

Kunimitsu Takahashi- The Father Of Drifting - Japanese

So to conclude Kunimitsu Takahashi is the father of drifting he started drifting his car before Tsuchiya, Keiichi made drifting a real thing he mastered the art of going sideways and he is therefore called the drift king.