With summer on its way out, most of Colorado’s big automotive events have come and gone, but we often hear the saying that the best is saved for last, and Triple Crown Drift Week 2013 August 15–17 was no exception. TC Drift Week was a three-day drift and lifestyle event right in our own backyard. Drifters, crew, family, and friends all gathered at one of the most capable local venues—PPIR. With four different tracks, a gymkhana course, drift kart, autocross, and the main drift track, the event wasn’t lacking in tire smoke.
Didn't make it to Import Expo, one of the East Coast's biggest scene events? Well, Anthony over at Halcyon Photo did, and we're glad he was there. The guys over at Import Expo in Canada hooked up with SNTRL in NYC for one of the premier events of the season at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Some of the best import cars were on display, ranging from slammed Subarus to matching Integra builds. Be sure to check out our full event coverage!
A great many people know the name Ken Block, whether from watching him during the WRC, GRC, the X-Games Grid Event, or even recognizing him as the previous owner and creator of DC Shoes. With the release of Gymkhana 6 after he won at the GRC Finals in Las Vegas last week, we see a very different course setup along with a slightly shorter video. Keeping that in mind, this newest version has all the adrenaline-pumping, tire-burning action of Gymkhana.
What is it about a car sliding sideways (on a public road) that makes us all giddy inside? We think it’s the way the car seems to dance across the road almost effortlessly—sliding from one side to the other as if that’s what it was designed to do. Watching this film, shot in the mountains of eastern Norway, we see Fredrik Sorlie doing what he loves. And doing it well. Such talent behind both the wheel of that amazing JZX30 Cressida and the Phantom Red camera shooting those amazing shots highlights everything we love about cars.
With the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb still fresh in our minds, some sick media from the event is starting to hit the web to make sure we don't soon forget it. Case in point is this short by Radical Media showcasing Jeff Zwart behind the wheel of the 700 hp, BBI Autosport-prepped Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Turbo Hill Climb Special. It was shot in stunning 4K, and if you have the means to view it with the appropriate equipment, we highly recommend it.