Miami has long had street racers and the culture that goes with it, but now they're turning towards legal raceways. Vice finds out why.
Street racing happens in every big city, no doubt, but Miami has a feeling of romance to it. Perhaps it's Hollywood that's given it this appeal; the brilliant weather, gorgeous bikini-clad girls, palm trees, and drivers with souped-up cabbies that light up their tyres at every opportunity.
Regardless, the street racing culture in Miami is huge and doesn't discriminate. From boy-racers in their Honda Civics to millionaires in their Lambos, dudes on bikes and everything in between, all are welcome. It crosses race too, whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, anyone who loves cars, it's truly all-encompassing.
But, in recent years, both in the city and on the notorious Highway 27, fatal accidents and more visible policing are driving some of these people off the streets and onto the track.
This video by Vice follows a couple of groups across Miami and takes a look inside the culture. It may be a small step in such a big town, but at least they have a safe place to play, not many other cities can say the same thing.