Hot4s.com (AUS), December 2006 (visits per month unavailable)
“If you need a healthy dose of drifting culture, you’ll find it in this title, which really delves a little deeper than most, drawing you into the faces and atmosphere of the scene. The book largely focuses on the arrival of drifting in the US and it’s impact on ol’ Uncle Sam. There are large color photos spread over 127-odd pages, along with thoughtful, engaging captions. Of course, for some reason we ended up in the back of the book at the ‘Umbrella Girls in Drifting’ section, though there’s a huge historical background provided on the sport towards the front, followed by the series of races that heralded the sport’s arrival in the States.”
Grassroots Motorsports, August 2006
“Antonio Alvendia has been our designated drift photographer for quite some time, and he is about to release a book on the subject. Drifting: Sideways from Japan to America covers the evolution of drifting here in the States. It’s like the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary, Alvendia explains, although this isn’t a movie and doesn’t cover skateboarding.”
About the Author
Antonio Alvendia is a freelance photographer and writer living in Covina, California. A lifelong Japanese car enthusiast, he has been involved in drifting since its introduction to the United States and presently serves as the emcee for events held by the professional drifting series, Formula D.