While on my adventures in Thailand, i received a phone call from a mate to tell me that he has caught up with a drifter who drives a ke70. After a quick drive, i set my eyes on this exhaust shop which is where both my mate, and the ke70 driver were getting exhaust work done.
Excited to meet a drifter from another culture i quickly got inside to chat and learn as much as i could about drifting in Thailand.
This is what i first set my eyes on, the corolla was not far off from what many ke70’s are like in Australia, but at the same time it was very very different.
For starters, i don’t think i have seen any drift corollas in Aus run the motor that was in this car.
I have to say an interesting motor choice! The owner of the car, Bell, told me that the previous motor used to be turbo, however that decided to cave it in and with this it was replaced.
This motor also recently decided to let go, and was due to be replaced at this workshop within the next few days. The plan is most likely a 20v 4age.
Here is the man himself, Bell. He spoke English quite well, so it was great to converse with him and his friends about drifting in Thailand as well as Australia.
This inside of the car was impressive to see, sporting a full 7-point roll cage, full interior (minus rear seats), as well as aircon!
Are you as curious as i am as to why he had a baseball bat in this car?
The interior of the car was also very clean and functional. Definitely not something you would normally see in a Ke70!
Check out the custom cluster built into the uncracked dash!
The suspension setup was fairly basic, however its really all you need.
The car was getting a completely new stainless exhaust while i was there talking to Bell. Exhausts as this shop were very cheap as well as quality. So much that i ended up buying a muffler!
Expect to see some shots from around this workshop very soon, there were certainly some interesting things to see!
- Grant Scott