317 Designs came out to the inaugural Indy Airstrip Attack to cover the Swap Shop's experience! Awesome short vid highlighting what Airstrip Attack is all about.
At the inaugural Indy Airstrip Attack Presented by Ignite Racing Fuel & Speed Society, Dallas Performance came out in force with their newest twin-turbo Audi R8 build piloted by shop proprietor Taylor Sims. And they set a new R8 World Record in the process!
BIGGER, STRONGER, LOUDER, FASTER. 6,500 feet above sea level, two days, two runways and speeds exceeding 225 mph. Records will be broken, engines will be blown, idols will be immortalized and international fame will be achieved. This is how thousands of spectators, hundreds of drivers and dozens of sponsors and media outlets will describe what takes place at the 2016 OB Prestige Auto Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport. Once again, this event will go down in history as the largest event of its kind in the world.
Each year Pepper heads to Las Vegas for the infamous SEMA Show convention, and each year, he comes back with something that drops jaws in the photography industry. Take a look at this photo he just conjured up, in the most literal sense of the phrase, and released to the world just yesterday. As he so eloquently states, "A proper way to end SEMA! Liberty Walk owner Kato ghost riding his whip down the strip".
BJ Baldwin heads to the Pacific Northwest with his 800hp Trophy Truck to battle Bruce The Sasquatch in a showdown for the ages in #Recoil3. If you thought you’d seen it all in RECOIL 1 & RECOIL 2, you were mistaken.
Welcome to the official Team Revvolution coverage of the 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) Show in Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada! The SEMA Show is a yearly industry-only event bringing together the brightest minds, hottest products and most progressive builds under the 3.2 million square-foot roof of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With the excitement mounting for today’s California Airstrip Attack IX, we are proud to release the official feature of the inaugural OB Prestige Auto | English Racing Oregon Airstrip Attack Presented by Revvolution.com and Shift-S3ctor!
The OFFICIAL Airstrip Attack 8 FILM by Jeffrey J. Hart has finally been dropped! Highlighting the most epic of Shift-S3ctor's California Airstrip Attack events, it only makes sense the the Hart crew drops the most epic film to show everybody what this event is really all about.
Technology continues to consume the automotive world at a frantic pace. Today, the entry-level vehicles we drive are safer than they’ve ever been, and instead of being appreciative, we’re pissed when a $25,000 car’s infotainment system doesn’t have the same effortless UIs as our $700 iPhones. We bitch about it on web forums, nod emphatically when consumer websites badmouth systems that took years and millions of dollars to develop and put way too much weight on infotainment when it comes time to car shop. When did vehicle satisfaction start hinging on a Bluetooth connection?
With its in-the-sheetmetal reveal at the NAIAS, the 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V finally went from a “Yeah, but” car, to the long-sought “Standard of the World.”
Acura Delivers The New-Gen NSX
When the Raptor was unleashed on the automotive world in 2010, it took many by surprise, even the likes of the competition, who were left scrambling to offer anything resembling the off-road ready truck. It has been highly successful for Ford, since becoming the poster child of Ford truck capability.
In 2015, Ford introduced the aluminum-body F-150, gaining significant weight savings. Continuing to ride its predecessor’s success, a Raptor ceremoniously broke cover at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Ford unleashed what it calls the most capable street-legal Mustang it has ever built. Those are big shoes to fill considering the track-ready capability of the original Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 competition car. However, the car that rolled out in Detroit will put it to shame.
Ford Unveils 2016 Ford GT
To formally introduce the Modified Lifestyle, we held our first ModLife club event on December 5 at the Praxis Event Center near downtown Denver, Colo. Appropriately dubbed â€œModLife Unveiled,â€ the club represents a style of events that we at Revvolution.com are bringing to select cities across the country as part of our ModLife Tour.
Revvolution is excited to announce an enthusiast experience unlike anything else by combining the 'modified lifestyle' nightlife with the passion for the automotive industry.
The Lamborghini Aventador has many unique features—700 horses, AWD, 2.9-seconds to 60—but its flame-spitting exhaust is one of the best. A $400,000 buy-in makes for one really expensive flamethrower, but that’s the price you pay to be the undisputed IRL and YouTube crowd favorite of supercars.
This beautiful madness started when Olivier Benloulou was introduced to Haig Kanadjian, co-owner of Elite Garage Operations of Montreal, which is known for high-end, custom modifications and race operations. OB was looking for a local tuner to manage their endeavors. Haig and his partner, Harry, have been servicing OB’s projects and operations ever since. Fast-forward and we arrive at these breathtaking Italian machines they currently unleash at multiple races around the country. That’s right, plural: a blue 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and a red 2012 Super Trofeo Stradale.
When we bestow Steve Tornari's 1967 Nova with the title of "The Bluto Blutarsky of SEMA 2014," know that it's pretty much our highest honor. If you recall, Bluto was Animal House's grizzled veteran-he'd been around forever, gotten wrecked many times and, despite his geographic challenges, was a diamond in the rough.
Only a handful of bedroom activities last more than two seconds. For the 1960 Dodge Charger R/T Maximus at SEMA 2014, 0 to 60 is a two-second game we all win.
Welcome to the official Team Revvolution SEMA 2014 coverage preview! The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association) Show is the automotive industry's premier specialty and aftermarket product trade event that takes place annually in Las Vegas, Nev. In 2013, the show drew more than 130,000 participants and 2,500 exhibitors from 130 countries, making it the largest 'modified' industry event in the world.
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.
It all started out as a simple idea; an idea that would spiral into something amazing. We picked a set of locations that were easily accessible, assembled a small team of automotive photographers and videographers known as #TeamRevv, and set out for an adventure. What was originally an idea focused on capturing original, exclusive and exceptional content has morphed into something more along the lines of a social experiment. An experiment where the subjects aren’t just highly modified cars, but also the personalities, the locations, the crews, the meets, the nightlife and the car culture at large. The way we capture this experiment is what makes it unique. The photography and film that allows us to pass on our experiences. Welcome to the first #ModLife Tour. The first of many.
Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), are proud to announce the first event of its kind, the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, at the Colorado Springs Airport June 27th and 28th, 2014 as part of Pikes Peak Speedweek. Check out the official press release.
Last week, we dove into the strengths and weaknesses of the performance components on the Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S platform. What we found out, in short, was that the platform is well balanced in its stock form, and designed and executed to work in mechanical harmony. Even with it as well balanced as it is, we're finding that the engineers have left much on the table–on purpose. Our goal here is to unwrap the platform to its most basic level, assessing and documenting what we find along the way. Then build upon the strengths of the platform so we can achieve our goals and deliver the information we uncover back to the enthusiasts. Until we start swapping out parts and cursing bruised knuckles, we're going to take a less technical look at the platform's electronics, aesthetics and trim.
We focus on where we like to spend the majority of our time with any car⎯the interior. Our initial impression of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S found many similarities in platform, performance and even styling, but the interior trim between the two cars does offer up some key differences.
Once again we had an immensely successful turnout for this week's installment of our Top 10 Automotive Photography article. These past couple of weeks we put the voting into the hands of our Facebook community. By allowing the community to vote directly, it allows for a wider variety of eyes to study and critique the content.
Once again we decided to mix up this week's installment of the Top 10 Automotive Photography countdown. Instead of hosting the voting session internally by TeamRevv, we went out to our Facebook community and allowed them to vote directly for the winners. Of the twenty images chosen for the initial pool, we used the individual images' Likes plus Comments and Shares to calculate who the official winners were. . . and it was an interesting turnout! Everybody has their individual interests, and while we love scrutinizing every image with the upmost belief that we're unbiased, it's simply not true. So, we let the masses do the voting!
Last week we received a truly great response from the community regarding our last installment of the Top 10 Media. Not only did our social channels come alive with activity and fresh blood submitting content, but we're also getting attention from amateur photographers who want help, direction, and technical knowledge about photographing our favorite subjects—automotive beauty. Team Revvolution is here to assist those who want to advance their photographic skill set. All you need to do is reach out. Until then, we present our choices for this week's Top 10 Automotive Media Volume VII.
Our social channels this past week have been on fire with some technically savvy and artistically rich photographs. We selected these from a rather large pool and worked with the Team to narrow them down to what we present here. Please enjoy this week’s selection of the Top 10 Automotive Photos.
With last week’s conclusion of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack, one of our favorite events, we’ve seen (and continue to uncover) a ton of high-grade media come out of the woodwork. It’s refreshing to experience so many photographic styles surface from a single event. The social channels are flooded with everything from lifestyle shots to postproduction-intensive vehicle features to detail-oriented product lineups, and we cannot get enough of it. Kudos to all the photographers and videographers who were “working” to help cover the event in the light it deserves. In the spirit of mixing it up, this week’s Top 10 Automotive Media will focus solely on our favorite images from before, during, and after California’s only half-mile, high-speed, side-by-side rolling race.
When Shift-S3ctor created their very first Airstrip Attack in October 2011, the theory was simple—provide a safe, legal, and competitive atmosphere where they could push their vehicles and themselves to the limit. Throughout the past three years, this event has grown by unsurpassed proportions. What once was a gathering of friends has snowballed into an event that attracts some of the most important names in the automotive performance industry. To many, Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack has become a proving ground to assert their dominance and to establish or reaffirm their place in this industry. Check out our coverage from the October 2013 Airstrip Attack event.
Well, it’s official. Revvolution has moved into a new era. We went on a little hiatus for a few weeks and took a real look at what we’re working toward and have now developed a clear direction for the future of Revvolution and the Team. Our path has never been so clear.
It was a little difficult for us to actually sit down this week and choose our Top 10. Because we had so much awesome event coverage filling our social channels, we had a ton of a specific genre being represented throughout the week. Everything from Euro Stance (link) to JDM Hellaflush (link) graced the site and pages, and it’s nearly impossible to see past those photos. Nonetheless, we dug in and came up with the following selection for our Weekly Top 10 Automotive Media.
Last week we started something new, and we received a ton of really positive feedback from it. So let’s keep a good thing going, as we continue to feature the hardest-hitting images that we shared on the Revvolution.com social channels. We’re proud to present the second volume of our weekly Top 10 Automotive Media. A few of these images were submitted directly to us, while others we stumbled upon. Want to submit your automotive photography for consideration to get shared in front of hundreds of thousands of modified automotive enthusiasts? Scroll down to the bottom of this article and find out how.
We’re going to start something new. Each week we serve up some of the web’s hardest-hitting automotive media on the Revvolution.com social channels. As we continue to grow our network of professional and amateur automotive photographers, the level and quality of our content continues to rise. Thumbing through our contacts and submitted content, a few shots naturally jump out as being particularly distinctive. Whether it’s the subject matter, creative composition, photographic style, or simply pure automotive grandeur, there’s something that sets these apart from the rest. From the dozens of automotive photos that we serve to you every week, we start to nail down what we consider to be the best of the best. We present our Weekly Top 10 Automotive Photos.
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.
With the PPIHC a month behind us and the Revvolution.com full-length social film in our sights, we wanted to push another teaser out there to make sure nobody forgets what the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is all about. Short and sweet, we just want to give you a glimpse into what's in store in the coming weeks. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get all of our updates!
Gatebil 2013 . . . affectionately dubbed Europe’s hottest track day festival in 2013, and you know what? We just might agree. It’s an event that simply blows our minds every time we get wind of it, and we truly wish we could be there. Believe us when we tell you that you have to check this out.
At the heart of the American Euro scene is certainly the VAG culture. As we pointed out in our coverage from the Leavenworth Drive 2013, there are some extremely well known events that have established themselves over the years. Just about every region in the US has its own unique European event that draws enthusiasts from all over: H2Oi in the Northeast, a few big ones in California, and one of the most renowned in the Southeast is definitely Southern Worthersee, aka SOWO. While each event has its own assets and defining characteristics, they all share the common passion for what is the Euro scene. Here are our two favorites highlighting the SOWO 2013 event in Helen, Georgia.
For many of us State-side, we haven’t really been exposed to the true culture that is Stance. The events, videos and coverage that have been coming out of Europe recently really exemplify the State of Stance and what defines the movement. Check out this extremely well shot and produced video by Jordy Morsch of Motorsport Media NL of the Dumpd event in the Netherlands.
When we saw Jace Stout’s coverage of the Leavenworth Drive 2013, we instantly knew some classy flicks would emerge covering the event. Check out this well-edited piece by Zwingfilms featuring the Leavenworth Drive 2013 in the Pacific Northwest.
During the last weekend in June, Canibeat hosted their second annual European automotive show, Eurohangar, in Holland Michigan. Check out their event recap with this stylish video shot and edited by Ethan Watson & Aaron Meeuwsen.
As to the social media partners of the 91st Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, we couldn't help ourselves but put out a teaser showing the things to come from Team Revvolution. Stay tuned for a few more teasers along with a full-length feature highlighting this year's amazing event. Subscribe to our channel now!
Friday was the final day of practice and qualifying for the competitors in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). With one remaining group of classes yet to be covered, Team Revvolution cruised up to the middle of the mountain, where we shot the classes’ final sessions before race day on Sunday. With our attention back on the racecar competitors, we covered the Pikes Peak Open, Open Wheel, Electric, Exhibition, and Pikes Peak Vintage classes.
On Thursday, we ventured to the top of America’s Mountain for Day 2 of the official practice and qualifying sessions. As we described in Day 1’s recap [link out], the classes are divided into three run groups, and the course is divided into three sections. Every day of practice each group gets a dedicated section of the course. Starting at Devil’s Playground (elevation 12,780 ft.), the third leg of the course extends to the top of Pikes Peak at elevation 14,110 ft. Taking on the top leg of the course were all the motorcycle divisions, including Sidecar, 1205cc, 750cc, 450cc, 250cc, Heavyweight Supermoto, Quad Modified, Exhibition Powersport (including the Z-electric bikes), and the Vintage motorcycles.
Yesterday, the race up Americaís Mountain officially began! It marked the first official Pikes Peak International Hill Climb practice and qualifying session where the competitors had an opportunity to record their times via the official timing body and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the teamsí vehicles. As valuable tuning and tinkering time wears thin, weíve now entered crunch time, just four days away from the main event. Many of the competitors have participated in sanctioned (and private) but officially untimed practice sessions over the past month, but yesterday marked the first mandatory practice day.
With race day just around the corner, everyone is gearing up for the big event this weekend. Monday was the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) Tech Inspection Day at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Open to the public, inspections began at 8 am and the last few cars and bikes rolled in by 5 pm. Being the first official fan day of the event, it provided the general public a perfect opportunity to take photos and get autographs from their favorite racers.
When you think about performance wheels, what comes to mind? Is it Rays Engineering or Volk Racing? How about BBS? Or Advan? For many, HRE Performance Wheels is the answer. Just about every motosports event we've covered this past year has had more than half of the serious contenders sporting a set of HRE wheels. World renowned for their in-house research, design, and manufacturing processes, HRE yields some of the industry's most aesthetically pleasing and properly engineered lines of performance alloys. So when HRE announced their second Open House at their manufacturing plant in Vista, California, it was quickly placed on our schedule as a “must-attend” event.
Global Time Attack (GTA) teamed up with Shift-S3ctor to deliver the next two rounds of the Pro Am time attack event series at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway during the forecasted blistering-hot weekend of June 7th. Located in the California desert east of Coachella, the track presents several logistical obstacles in addition to its challenging 2.68 mile, elevation-changing, 17 turn course.
We had an exclusive opportunity to shoot and cover a private testing day for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On the ticket were Sébastien Loeb, Rhys Millen, Fred Veitch, Robert Prilika, Jeff Zwart, David Donner, Chris Lennon, Carlin Dunne, and Greg Tracy. This was the first opportunity this year for any of these drivers to complete a full ascent to the top of the mountain in a single session.
One after the next, the videos of Sébastien Loeb and his Redbull-sponsored Peugeot 208 T16 just keep rolling in! Check out the footage as Sébastien prepares for the race to the summit of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
We take pride in the lifestyle and coverage that we’ve defined for Revvolution.com. We strive to depict something larger about the automotive scene than meets the eye. It’s not just about car shows or meets. Not just about track days or your reaction time at the drag strip. Not just about engaging with like-minded enthusiasts over the latest modifications. Nor is it just about the party afterward. It’s about all of it—the lifestyle. The car culture at large. This is what we have built Revvolution upon—the culture and coverage that we aim to promote.
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.
This past weekend, we were excited that the Colorado weather could hold out just long enough for the local enthusiasts to dust off their vehicles and come together to enjoy yet another flawless event hosted by the Colorado Unlimited Sports Car Club (CUSCC). Hundreds (955 to be exact) made their way towards Boulder, Colorado for CUSCC's springtime meet where every automotive genre made an appearance from exotics to tuners, American muscle, Euros, hot-rods, vintage and even fully-prepped race cars. It's events like these that remind us why we love the Colorado automotive scene and look forward to its continued progress and growth through the help of organizations like CUSCC.
This past weekend we once again ventured down to the Lone Star State for something we’ve heard much about—an event that is held in such high regard that it’s invite only, and we as media had to be vetted to be accepted into the circle of trust. This event, known as the Texas Invitational, is something many enthusiasts only dream of participating in—an event where the top vehicles of other high-profile Texas-based shootouts merely hope to maintain a position on the lower rungs in this bracket.
The final two days of TX2K13, affectionately known as “The Days of Drag,” were a perfect way to close out a nearly flawless event. In stark contrast to last year, no major equipment failures, accidents, or inclement weather caused any serious delays allowing the races to proceed without incident. But we don't want to imply that the event wasn't exhilarating – quite the contrary. If speeds in excess of 170MPH, the deafening crack of two-step and rev limiters and the smell of race gas all elevate your blood pressure to an unprecedented level, then the TX2K Days of Drag are definitely for you.
What do you call it when some of the most powerful street cars assemble to compete for ultimate bragging rights? TX2K13. Day two, dyno day, provides this exact opportunity to any enthusiast willing to strap down his vehicle to a massive torque wrench and push it to its mechanical limits. With vehicles rolling into Houston from all corners of the U.S., you can definitely expect a show.
TX2K started as a Toyota Supra Nationals event 13 years ago, and now it’s become a world-class event, garnering international attention with its all-inclusive approach that focuses on all facets of automotive performance; agility; power; and speed. By dedicating the first day to the track, the second to dyno pulls, and the third and fourth to the dragstrip, TX2K built a reputation as one of the year’s must-attend events for participants and spectators alike.
This past weekend, a few of us took a cruise from our HQ down in the Springs up to Denver and found ourselves deeply immersed in the pure all-wheel-drive lifestyle. Hosted by none other than the local 99cookies, this mini-meet fell victim to sub-zero temperatures and a rolling storm front that pierced the layers straight to the core. But we persevered as this was an event characterized by dozens of dirt-slaying, snow-munching and panty-dropping Evos, Subbies, DSMs, and Euros assembled for one reason – to beat the winter blues by expressing the culture that is defined by “AWD”.
Held at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport about three hours northwest of Los Angeles, it was the perfect venue to host the new location of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack - a high-speed shootout, half-mile rolling drag, side-by-side racing event. With speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour, it truly separates the weak from the strong.