The third round of the Rally America 2014 National Championship is the Oregon Trail Rally, which took place last weekend, May 2 through May 4, and was another fantastic production. Rally fans were blessed with good weather up until mid-day Sunday, causing the stages to be slightly more trying. The first day went down at Portland International Raceway (PIR) where spectators were offered views of each stage. With the combination of tarmac and dirt, the event at PIR turned out to be a lot of fun for all the drivers as well as the spectators. Most of the teams participating finished with little to no problems and the opportunity to show off their driving skills, which is rare due to the limited amount of spectating locations on normal rally stages. In the end, it was a day for the fans. There was plenty of spectating, up close views of the service areas, and autograph opportunities with all the drivers including David Higgins, Travis Pastrana, Dillon Van Way, Adam Yeoman and David Sterckx.
Bigger, stronger, faster, louder: this is the only way that we can describe last weekend’s fifth chapter of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack in Coalinga, California. One sold-out event, one half mile, two days, and eighty degrees in the middle of the desert. Completely booked Best Western. Two hundred drivers. Twenty-two world-class sponsors. Seven hundred spectators. Fifty media personnel. An average of fourteen hundred horsepower. One hundred seventy mph average trap speeds, and one three-way twerk team. Records were broken, engines were blown, heads were lifted, and GTRs were flipped. This is the event known as Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack. This is an event you cannot miss.
The rally season started off with a frozen bang with Rally America National Championship’s first event of the season, Sno*Drift 2014, based out of the back roads and one very large rock query in Atlanta, Michigan.
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Clarity. Exposure. Sharpness. Tone. Contrast. Subject & Composition. These are all qualities that define a great photograph. And they’re exactly what we’re looking for. With this series, we aim to highlight the industry professionals and amateurs who have dedicated their time and expertise to create anything from perfect renditions to stunning works of art. From that perfect natural golden hour light scraping across the car in just the right way to full-on studio lighting where photographers masterfully shape the car with strobes—as long as the primary subject was taken with a camera, it’s fair game. If you like what you see, please be sure to jump over to the photographer’s Facebook or Flickr pages and follow them to show your support.
Founded in 2007, Targa Trophy is no stranger to the automotive lifestyle and culture that we’ve grown so close to and love. When we first caught wind of this rally, we literally had no idea what it was all about. That changed this weekend when we attended our first TT Experience, Event #3, the Euro vs. JDM Festival and Rally from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.