Meet the Iraqi drifters out to prove their country isn't all war

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Iraqi citizens have been living in a war-torn country for more than a decade, so it'd be easy to imagine everything as being a bit miserable.

However, many parts of the country are free from the self-styled Islamic State reign of terror, and these petrolheads want to prove that there are freedoms to be had.

A crew of drifters called Riot Gear travel the country putting on smoky, sideways displays of vehicular action. Buzzfeed News sent a couple of journalists along to a prep day as members of the team scouted for safe locations ahead of a display the following day.

It's incredible to see the drivers attempting to live a normal life, despite being followed around by heavy security and having events disrupted by IS dropping bombs from drones nearby...