Posts Tagged ‘Drift Union’
I had some fun making this video with my fellow media friends, Ryan Benoit and Gaelen Norman. We met up one weekend last year and decided that we wanted to interview local shop owners and drivers that operate in the PNW, to see an in-depth look at why they’re involved in motor sports. We wanted to create an intimate environment and show our audience what these people are like when they’re not driving or hard at work. Today you’ll be getting to know Steve Thompson from the grassroots drift team, Drift Union and also the pilot behind the infamous purple Toyota Soarer.
- Devan <3
If you follow us on Facebook, then you know our dear friends at Drift Union just dropped a trailer for their next big video. In true D.U. fashion, it looks bigger and better than ever and we are hyped on it. The only issue with sharing things on Facebook is they only stay relevant for a short time; this deserves to stay relevant for a long time. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. And if you have watched it, watch it again.
This is the one time of year when, for a few brief moments, I can stop thinking of what I need to do and look back at what I’ve done. I was really lucky this year because I got to see and do a lot of cool things. So here’s a simple list of the things I saw through my lens this year.
I would have preferred to call it the Big Bird Media project but Gaelen beat me to naming rights. Anyway Gaelen from Big Boy media put up a teaser for a project that we started working on while I was in Vancouver. I could tell you about it or I could just let Gaelen fill you in. Go over to Big Boy Media and find out what Gaelen, Devan and myself are working on.
It is Monday morning once again so that means it is time for one of these Rundown things. The thing I can ultimately tell you is that the time is running down quickly before DODOlogic’s annual departure to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Let’s talk a bit more about SEMA and I will see If I can scrape the bottom of the barrel for some other stuff to talk about…….
Our hotel room stinks of feet, sweat and dirt from yesterday’s event. It was day two of the Drift Union Invitational and it felt way too early to be heading back out to the track. The Rong Garage crew and I began the daunting task of deciding who was showering first, and then where we would eat breakfast. It was important to get as much food in you as you could before going up there, because although there was food, I personally didn’t feel like eating any more hot dogs…
Driving a truck that’s hauling a trailer with a car on it — when the truck really shouldn’t be hauling anything — was pretty intense, especially when you’re over 1,200 km from home. But we made it up Carmi Ave., which is the road that takes you from the heart of Penticton to the infamous home of Drift Union: Penticton Speedway. Although it was still too early to be doing much of anything, the weather was extremely promising. The day before we’d been hit by several rainy weather systems which led to a very slow start to day one. But before you knew it, everyone was there and soon enough the grumble — and sometimes hesitant burst of an engine — filled the valley. It was time to party.
Now, I know this event happened at the beginning of summer, but sometimes you have to let a good thing lie before it’s brought up again. This is our final installment from the Drift Union Invitational, day two. I hope you enjoy watching some wall taps, fireballs and tire smoke from one of the gnarliest events of the year.
It’s Monday. This is the Monday Morning Rundown. I am Dave. Not really sure what to tell you about today. I am just going to throw tidbits out at you and hopefully you find them somewhat interesting. Oh yeah, thank you to RyanB for taking care of the Rundown last Monday. He is a pretty cool guy. Let’s begin……..
Server maintenance stopped Dave from doing the Monday Morning Rundown. However, I figure if I pretend to be an old guy and talk about the weather nobody will notice that it was me who wrote this morning’s Rundown. So, how about that weather, isn’t it something? Well enough with the babbling a-la- Dave style, let’s get to it.