Only Ken Block would think of making a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS with rear-wheel-drive his new Gymkhana car. And luckily for Ryan Tuerck, he gets to "test" it out.
On-hand for the upcoming Gymkhana Grid Finals in England, Tuerck gets to take Ken's first-ever rear-wheel-drive Gymkhana vehicle for a bit of a spin. Boasting all the bells and whistles of Ken's high-end, WRC Ford Fiesta, the Mk2 packs "a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Millington motor that generates 333 naturally-aspirated horses and absolutely screams at the limit when stretched out to the 9,000 rpm redline. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox."
Stay tuned for more of Tuerck at the Gymkhana Grid soon.
Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg wraps up another awesome season of touring garages around the country. In this episode Forsberg shares some highlights including Top Gear US co-host Rutledge Wood’s eclectic collection, Jeremy Baye’s period correct hotrods at 1945 Speed And Custom, and Luis Miranda’s custom lowriders. We saw it all from classic luxury cars, to off road truck fabrications, to Supercross bikes—let us know which episode was your favorite in the comments below. Is there a garage you’d love to see Chris check out? Leave it in the comments below.
In this episode of Garage Tours, Chris Forsberg visits Nameless Performance in Woodland, Washington. Nameless is one of the largest manufacturers of custom performance exhaust systems for the Subaru market. Jason Griffith gives Forsberg a tour of the manufacturing division including the fabrication room with a cutting room, welding stations and the final assembly area.
John Hoyenga then tours us through the Motorsports division, introducing Forsberg to the rally program and the new Formula Drift program. Nameless driver Ryan Tuerck pops in to talk about his relationship with Nameless and his 2015 Formula Drift FRS!
Check out the Nameless Performance site at namelessperformance.com.
There aren't many things in the realm of cars that are foreign to Chris Forsberg. But lowriders and hydraulics are some of those things, so Forsberg decided to get an education in lowriders from one of the best shops in the country for just that on this new episode of Garage Tours.
In this episode Forsberg visits Miranda’s Custom Car shop in Phoenix, Arizona—a lowrider shop driven by the passionate mechanic Luis Miranda whose built a reputation for attention to detail and artistic paintwork. Luis’ affection and commitment to custom lowriders and the lowrider culture runs deep. Miranda handles every process of the vehicle’s fabrications from sourcing parts to engine fabrications, custom upholstery, paintwork, and of course, hydraulics.
Forsberg gets a tour of the yard where vehicles, including some long lean ’58 and ’59 Impalas, are waiting for their transformation. Inside we see works in progress and lowriders in the final stages of customization. And finally! Forsberg gets his first ride in slammed down to the ground lowrider.
Sean Geiser tours Forsberg through the truck design and fabrication garage where trucks are built from the ground up. We get a look at the CNC shop, the chassis build area as well as a brilliant rotisserie welding station. Sean shares the backstory on Geiser’s custom suspensions, a key component in off road truck racing. Geiser also features a maintenance shop for keeping all race trucks in prime race condition including the 2015 winning Baja 500 truck.
Welcome to the second season of Drift Garage hosted by professional Formula Drift drivers Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck. This season we’re getting into TWO totally contrasting drift car builds. Chris Forsberg is upgrading a brand new Nissan 370Z and turning it into a mean street legal twin turbo 700 HP weekend warrior. Meanwhile, Ryan Tuerck has a project of his own upgrading his thrashed 20-year-old Nissan 240SX in an attempt to bring it up to snuff.
The series starts with Forsberg dumping the 370Z engine and Tuerck demoing his missile car to prep it for brand new parts.
Drift Garage airs alternating Tuesdays on Network A, be sure to leave your questions and comments below for Forsberg and Tuerck to answer in next week’s response video.
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It's time for Part 2 of Ryan Tuerck's World Tour Of Drifting. On this new episode of Tuerck'd, Tuerck meets up with the Fail Crew at Laitse Rally Park in Estonia for the Drift Allstars GP. The Fail Crew hook Tuerck up with a loaner S13 for the competition which Tuerck finesses through the qualifying rounds all the way to an insane finals showdown against Harold Valdma! Wonder if Tuerck or Harold will take the victory...
We also get a look at an epic custom BMW 6 series with dual turbo and 600HP. Next stop is Latvia but not before a run in with the local law enforcement—as they say, “Hey! It is not a problem.” Tuerck makes the absolute most of the opportunity at Riga, laying down pristine first tracks, the Fail Crew joins in, and all ends well in this Eastern European saga that was Ryan Tuerck's World Tour Of Drifting!
Got questions or comments about Tuerck’s Drift Allstars experience? That S13? The BMW 6 series build? Those Estonian women? You can hit Ryan up in the comments below or at #Tuerckd on twitter and he just might respond to you in next week’s Burnout Response video!
On the latest episode of Drift Garage, Formula Drift drivers Chris Forsberg (who's British accent is alive and well) and Ryan Tuerck continue their quest to build a missile car (aka a beater drift car) for under $5,000.
Forsberg and Tuerck straighten out the frame and rip out the interior with the help of some dry ice, which if you're under 18 you might need your parents to buy for you along with your porn. But most importantly Forsberg and Tuerck swap out the old, shitty motor with a newer, less shitty, factory 240 SX KA 24DE-T engine and add some horsepower with an Isis Turbo Kit—the most cost effective way to add horsepower to your drift car.
The two drift drivers also provide a ton of pro tips in this one. The one that everyone should commit to memory is that when you're tired of working on your own missile car go steal your friend's. Forsberg and Tuerck are lucky enough to be friends with Vaughn Gittin Jr. so that makes things more fun.