Sunday, January 5, 2014

Drift-Trike Grottaglie

The South-West side of Grottaglie, about 1/3 of the city is built on a face of a hill.  My apartment is actually in the middle of the hill, so except for the pizzeria across the street, I need to go up or down whenever I go somewhere.  This weekend I noticed a flyer for Drift-Trike, and I guess the hill that runs through Grottaglie makes this a perfect location for drifting.
Most events in Grottaglie are easy to find, just follow the arrows.
First things first, the trikes need to get from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill, I assume they would just walkup.  But nope, they were pulled by a Fiat Multipla.... Worlds most ugly car.
This would not pass the US suburban definition of safe.
 It was funny, the group of drifters were getting some direction from the local municipal police officer.  This went on for 10 minutes, they would talk, the police would walk away for a few minutes talking on the phone.  And eventually return to tell them something.  After awhile what ever the issue was, was resolved and everyone went back to drifting.
Course clear.
And this is drift-trike'ing.
 Compared to the movie, The Fast and the Ferious: Tokyo Drift, except for drifting this is the complete opposite.  Most of the trikes had wheels covered in plastic, so they were drifting all over the place.
 It was kind of like a race, but not really.  I think more effort was put into the performance of the trike drifting down the street.
 Usually Drift-Trike does not use the city of Grottaglie as their track, but use the small mountains outside the city for drifting.  They are a club too, if I can find a garage, I might need to try making one of these things.