Past Gas #169: The Japanese Car Video That Inspired a Generation

Past Gas #169: The Japanese Car Video That Inspired a Generation

By Donut Media

Twenty years before the launch of YouTube, tuning shops partnered with tuner magazines and illegal street racers in Japan to produce one of the most legendary viral car videos in history. The video would go on to cement careers, create massive media franchises, and ultimately resulted in an entirely new motorsport. And it was all done with one of the most unlikely cars anyone could have imagined at the time - the Toyota AE86. Who is “The Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya? How did drifting go from legitimate track technique to illegal underground activity and back to legitimate motorsport? And how did a small series of VHS tapes go on to change the automotive world forever? This is Past Gas - on Keiichi Tsuchiya and Pluspy, the viral car video that inspired a generation. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Cancel unwanted subscriptions — and manage your expenses the easy way — by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get. 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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