Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Day’
It’s a very rare experience to sleep in my own bed the day before a Pro Drift event. Usually I have to get in a car or plane and travel a few hours. This past weekend Regina played host to DriftWest’s Round 2 Pro Competition and it was as if the world I adore so much had finally showed up at my doorstep, like the morning paper
Man, wouldn’t it be great if this was a video from Sunday’s event? It isn’t, but it is from the DMCC event that took place in Edmonton a few weeks ago. I would have liked to have finished it sooner but between this and the Formula D: Seattle video, I’ve been pretty busy. Enough with the chit-chat, here’s some of the sites and sounds from DMCC.
*Note: For some reason the video runs long but I promise it actually ends with Devin.
First let me apologize, the title is mis-leading. Bob Ross had probably never heard of drifting. Second, if you don’t know who Bob Ross is, look it up. However, I will be darned if the backdrop in some of these photos could not double as a landscape in one of his paintings. I have been to a few drift venues but never one that looked so little like a track. You could say that everyone reveled in the Joys of Drifting that day. ( Again, see Bob Ross Reference)
It’s Monday! Yay! I can’t think of anything to say except for that I could use your help filling the space here at the MMR. If you want me to mention your event or if you are a driver and have some news you want to share, please send me an email me at dave(a)dodo-logic.ca. Otherwise it’s time for the Rundown.
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We spend a lot of time talking about the drivers of DMCC, but really leave the drivers themselves faceless. I mean, we show you their cars and them in action but the people behind the wheels of those cars remain a mystery cloaked in tire smoke. So let’s take a look of the Bruce Wayne’s, and Clark Kent’s of DMCC West.
Canada’s premier drift series, DMCC, launched its 2011 season in the west this past weekend. DMCC has been growing in leaps and bounds, while providing a venue for Canadian drivers to cut their teeth at a professional level. In fact, a few Formula D drivers got their start in DMCC. Sunday showed just how consistent the Canadian talent has become, every year the drivers of this series push the boundaries of your expectations. Round 1 in Calgary was no exception as we saw the return of a few familiar faces.
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So as today’s post is the last of my pics from Spec D. As I type this I am sitting in a truck on my way to Penticton. What makes this trip even more interesting is we are towing a 1991 Mazda Miata. It isn’t every day you see such a manly car being towed and I am sure you can imagine the types of looks we get. However, these are stories for another day. So from one road trip to the last, here we go. I would write more but I don’t know how to scroll down on the iPad.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Edmonton for a little vacation. I had no real intention of shooting any car stuff while I was there, but brought my camera just in case. Fellow contributor Tony, had mentioned there was a Spec D practice on the day I was meaning to leave for home. After a little friendly harassment I decided to stay. So I sent a few emails, cut work, borrowed a tripod from Tony and booked an extra night in a hotel, just to see some drifting. I haven’t shot much with my new camera but here is what I came up with.
When some of us think of Edmonton, our thoughts immediately go to its giant mall, its zoo, or the hip shopping district that is Whyte Ave. But car enthusiasts know there’s something equally exciting just around the bend: Spec D. Usually Spec D events are left to Tony K., but since I happened to be in the neighborhood, I decided to join him for a drift practice at Castrol Raceway.
After a long boring winter, the sky opened up and melted away the snow. The First Spec-d practice event was held on the 5th of May at Castrol raceway. Yours truly was there to capture some of the sights! Now if a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider this post a thesis on drifting.