Currently reading: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017: the drifters gallery
The likes of Mad Mike Whiddett, Vaughn Gittin Jnr, James Deane and Dean Kearney are making 'FOS2017' a great one for the art of going sideway. Our gallery brings you the best slide-rulers from the Goodwood hill

The profile of the world's most celebrated drifters has been growing steadily at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This year, the likes of Mad Mike Whiddett, Vaughn Gittin Jnr, Steve Biagioni and James Deane will be competiting to be crowned the festival's drift champion on Sunday, being marked for by the show-going fans for style and car control and scored through a speed trap through the hillclimb's first corner onto the Park Straight.

The drift machinery on show includes Gittin's RTR Ford Mustang, Whiddett's remarkable rotary-engined Mazda MX-5, Deane's Nissan Silvia and 2009 Prodrift European Series winner Dean Kearney's Dodge Viper - all of them driving on the lock-stops as luridly as possible.

Our photographers have been out on the hill, capturing the most outrageous slides they've been pulling. Check them out in our gallery above.

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