With entry speeds at over 100mph, scorching temperatures and a track surrounded by ecstatic fans, After Dark was a Formula Drift event like no other. Top drivers battled for points to secure their final positions before FDs final round in Irwindale on October 7th-8th. Once the smoke cleared Red Bull driver Rhys Millen pulled away wining a thrilling battle against Falken Tires driver Darren McNamara. (Song: Kanye West – Power)
Back at the end of June our good friend Jordan Donnelly was in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and got this gorgeous shot of Allen and Pierre’s S14s. We figured you guys were in need of a new desktop wallpaper too!
Nissan 240′s are everywhere nowadays. While the car has always been popular for its bang-for-your-buck performance potential, the rise of drifting and drifting culture has rocketed the quaint RWD coupe to its ubiquitous state. Though its JDM Silvia cousin spans 7 generations, the 240sx largely owes its American popularity to the S13, S14, and S15 chassis. These cars have been slammed, swapped, slid, and saved in every way imaginable; to the point that even the wildest 240 can suffer from anonymity. What each individual car lacks in sui generis however, it makes up for with a large and dedicated community. Owners have drawn from each others experience and ideas, and have elevated their cars into the perfect breed of drift machine. But Brian Waggoner’s drift 240sx is more than talk. He has transformed his 1993 240sx into a competitive drift car, allowing him to compete all around the US in the Midwest Drift Union Series.
Aug 20, 2011
Videography By: Loren Haleston
Just in time for Round 6 next weekend, under the lights in Vegas! Loren Haleston’s video coverage of Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway last month in his home state of Washington, checkout his GoPro flying at the 0:45 mark and some other really awesome clips!
This past weekend I attended Nisei Week Showoff Car Show 2011. The quality of turn was great last year so I knew that it would be just as great if not better this year. What makes the Nisei car show so enticing is the selection of JDM (and a few Euro) cars that show. If you like clean JDM and VIP style cars this is the show to attend.
Last weekend Marcus and I both attended SPOCOM in Anahiem at the Anaheim Convention Center. SPOCOM is not only a car show, but also a model convention too which is why my last post was an all models post. We thought that the quality of cars that attended were phenomenal and wish we could of captured everything . Cars from out of state such as Texas and Nevada came to show too. Quality builds were everywhere in Anaheim last weekend! Read More
Ask the people who know me and they’ll tell you I’m a scene guy. I love the car scene. The lifestyle, culture, people and everything else that the car scene provides is what got me into automotive photography, not just the cars themselves. So given that, I spontaneously decided to venture out to the east coast for Import Alliance 2011 summer meet after hearing just how big the turn out would be. All I can say is, I was very pleasantly surprised and shocked at what the east coast had to offer. Read More
Better late than never, right? We worked hard to bring you guys coverage of the practice day for Round 4 of Formula Drift that same night, unfortunately a couple of us got sick after that first day, one of us moved after the event, and all of us have full time jobs. I don’t want to make excuses, but I figured with yesterday’s practice day getting rained out for Round 5 in Monroe, WA some of you might enjoy our coverage of qualifying and the main event at The Gauntlet!
Jul 21, 2011
Words By: Cristian Loza
Since 2006 car enthusiasts from all over have traveled to Nashville, Tennessee for what has now become the largest all import meet in the entire country. It seems like just yesterday that I attended my first Import Alliance in 2007 and I was instantly hooked! Nothing beats being around people who share the same passion as you do and tons of quality cars all around you for an entire weekend. I noticed a lot more variety in cars this year and it made for a more amazing experience. We will let the pictures do the talking. A big thank you goes out Don, Omari & the entire Import Alliance staff for letting us be a part of this amazing event they have created. Thanks for the good memories and we will defiantly be back next year! Enjoy everyone.
I recently headed out to the east coast for Import Alliance summer meet 2011. It was my first IA and I had a great time and the people were great. It was really chill and fun and I got to caravan with many amazing cars such as this beautiful right hand drive S15. Being a west coast guy, the quality of cars out there really surprised me. Thank you everyone for treating me so well out there! I will return soon. Stay tuned for plenty of IA coverage since I was one of the many Canibeat photographers that attended.