On the freeway in the morning, fog drifts. I slice down through the city and as I slip past Dodger Stadium, morning rises and I drink my coffee. Coffee sustains the waking. Los Angeles smells of dirt and smoke. My students speak of drifting.
Drifting involves aiming one’s car at a wall and miss it completely; drifting is the opposite of grip driving, which involves taking a corner without sliding. This can be done without any regard to horsepower, weight, or any other factors. Essentially this means any car can drift, however, some cars are more apt to powerslide than drift. Drifting originated in Japan, thus most cars used to drift are Japanese.
We do not drift except when we are willing to die.