Back in April, we covered the Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack, where we sponsored the Domestic Class Winner. When we first arrived, we noticed all the usual high-powered American suspects—Ford GTs, Camaros, Mustangs, and Corvettes—but one car in particular stood out. We were positive that the Twin Turbo Ford GT nicknamed the “Black Mamba” would be the car to beat and also the one we featured. We couldn’t have been more wrong.
This past weekend, we had the opportunity to check out an event that we've been itching to become part of for some time now. When our friends at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) mentioned that they were invited to participate in an SCCA Rocky Mountain Solo Championship Series 2013 autocross event, we jumped at the opportunity to get on-board. While we were anxious to finally get some of our own Revvolution vehicles involved in this particular event, several final adjustments needed to be completed before they were ready to hit the tarmac. So instead, I grabbed my Canon to try and capture the essence of what this event was all about.
For Luke Chen, the 1990s hold a special appeal for all things automotive. In his own words; “Aesthetics aside, I love cars with the perfect blend of modern technology and raw performance, and that’s why my favorite car era are sports cars from the ’90s. It’s got just the right amount of modern convenience without diluting the driving experience.” This is a sentiment we can very easily understand. The 1990s saw automakers more than a decade removed from the performance emissions regulations of the mid-’70s, gasoline was cheap, and electronic fuel injection was no longer a new and exotic technology. If you knew where to look, modern classics were blooming.