Drifting, one year later.

It’s been over a year since I last drifted a car. The last time was when my car was still with a KA-Turbo’d motor. This time its got twice the power and unfortunately for today had no powersteering. I’ve been drifting this car for over 7 years now and from having power steering to have none was a big challenge. Felt like my AE86 when I had it and I have to say, It was violent in so many ways. I had a great time nevertheless but at next months event, I’ll make sure that works so have even more fun.

Word Up! was created so we can bring drifting back to Norcal locally and its exactly what we promised. Tons of drifting + elevation changes = Tons of fun for the right price! The layout at the event was fairly simple yet technical and by the end of the day, everyone seemed to have the course down. Next month’s layout should be even more interesting as we’re going to have 2 courses, a skid pad and a place to screw around, since it seemded like everyone wanted to just have fun.

Thanks to the following for helping prepare and build the car. Touge Factory, Blacktrax, Performance Options, Calvin Wan, DGR, and JLINE Wheels.

Anyways onto the pictures of the S14 by MclassImages. Here’s Alex (Levi’s/Homeroom) and I before I violently take him for a spin.

Weee and if you’re asking why the safari print? well, its to pay homage to my sneaker roots. Nike to be exact.

Rob and I picking up cones in the ultimate cone pickerupper.

and here’s a little manji video by Josh Hooks!

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Mark Arcenal

Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, NSW as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, Illest, overseeing 3 retail stores, and a design studio in California and Hawaii.


  1. willdrift15
    21/11/2010 at 10:09 pm

    to see someones vision come to life, it makes me strive to build my car to the same high grade.

  2. Jhooks
    21/11/2010 at 10:45 pm

    the car was crazy to be inside of! talk about violent! the car has so much forward grip while spinning at the same time. This is a top level drift car for sure!

  3. Martijn
    21/11/2010 at 11:25 pm

    awesome s14… that safari print is too dope.

  4. Sleepy Wagon.
    22/11/2010 at 12:12 am

    Can i be next for the ride! NO HOMO!

  5. Nakul Bhatnagar
    22/11/2010 at 12:15 am

    Great job Mark, car looks great!

  6. 22/11/2010 at 12:23 am

    the s14 looks amazing with the safari print – its so funny watching the video.. so much violence and you look so calm driving lol

  7. 22/11/2010 at 1:09 am

    cannot wait till i get my s14 done. almost got all the parts. jdm or usdm front bumper? lol cannot decide!

  8. Darshan
    22/11/2010 at 6:17 am

    What’s that music?

    • Jhooks
      22/11/2010 at 1:33 pm

      it’s the intro to Mac Miller – Nikes on my feet

  9. chikoe
    22/11/2010 at 6:23 am

    whats up with that exhaust?

  10. Toepfer
    22/11/2010 at 7:03 am

    Looks good. I love the look of the car, the total package.

  11. STEEZY
    22/11/2010 at 7:10 am

    its funny how ppl knock the safari print cause they just don’t know. it’s cool they’re on this site for cars and all but what did they think “FATLACE” meant? it’s all about the kicks! biggie put it best… “old school, new school, need to learn though!” nice work mark!

  12. 22/11/2010 at 8:55 am

    Looks great Mark! I love the safari print!

  13. 22/11/2010 at 11:10 am

    Loved photoshooting this car Mark and it’s nice that you saw my pics at zilvia! haha. never knew you still jump on that forum once and awhile. Btw, I posted up more drifting pics from the event, If you’d like to use them fatlace, go for it. I wouldn’t mind at all.

  14. abdu'
    22/11/2010 at 11:36 am

    awesome s14!! Great Job Mark.

  15. DB
    22/11/2010 at 11:38 am

    Loving it.

  16. 22/11/2010 at 1:49 pm

    can we grip the gymkana or do we have to drift? nice pic and cool vid word up mark.

  17. 22/11/2010 at 1:50 pm

    can we grip the gymkana or do we have to drift? nice pic and cool vid word up mark keep the dream alive.

    • 22/11/2010 at 5:10 pm

      GYMKANA or Drift. Up to you sir.

      • 24/11/2010 at 5:37 pm

        thanks see you guys in February

  18. Jordan
    22/11/2010 at 3:00 pm

    liking the Jordan safari print, looks clean but not overdone.

    • STEEZY
      22/11/2010 at 9:08 pm

      no, jordan is cement. safari is mr.make the music with your mouth, circa 1987!

  19. 22/11/2010 at 3:11 pm

    This is a little off topic, but Fatlace should definitely have a YouTube channel. YouTube can be a great way for Fatlace to broadcast to a larger crowd, and take it to a whole new level. I am sure tons of people would love to see small videos here and there from you guys, even if they aren’t anything official. To have all these videos archived in one channel, would be absolutely EPIC!

    If you are ever interested, I would love to help.

    • 22/11/2010 at 5:08 pm

      We’d love your help. Thanks

      • 23/11/2010 at 3:28 am

        Great! How can we talk more about it?

  20. Serj
    22/11/2010 at 4:43 pm

    mooneyes sticker, white walls on the rear…
    …a little hot rod inspiration??

    • 22/11/2010 at 5:08 pm

      Always have been a fan of mooneyes. My gas pedal is the mooneyes foot which I put on the car in 2003.

      • Serj
        23/11/2010 at 8:31 am

        Nice! i thought i was the only one with a mooneye sticker on a s14!

  21. 22/11/2010 at 4:45 pm

    When i saw this car in person last saturday, my jaw dropped. I love this car. I really enjoyed taking pictures of it. Check out http://www.doubleZEROphotography.com for more pics!

  22. BuffetBoss
    22/11/2010 at 7:12 pm

    Big UP to you Sir, didnt get to tell you saturday but the safari print is dope.. and thanks for throwin such a fun event for us. the Klassic was my 1st event ever and saturday was my 2nd, this new setup is hella tight.. Loved the skidpad, its what i really wanted @ the sic.

  23. 22/11/2010 at 10:09 pm

    Violent is the perfect word to describe that beast. It just puts a smile on my face. If the video of my ridealong turned out OK, I’ll put it up too.

  24. A.J.
    24/11/2010 at 4:53 pm

    Should have gone, couldn’t make it out had differential issues…great job though! cant wait til the next gymkhana event. I loved the amount of Cressidas that showed up :).