Saturday, July 26, 2014

67s final fit

Final fit -a few last minute additions and it's off to paint next week - now all I need to do is nail down the final color


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

chris forsberg -garage tours show

CHAMPION PRO FORMULA-D - DRIFTER,MOTORHEAD AND ALL ROUND COOL DUDE CHRIS FORSBERG STOPPRD BY THE GARAGE TO FILM A SEGMENT FOR HIS #GARAGETOURS SHOW -

HE EVEN GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF CAR # 277 CHECK IT OUT 


MANY THANKS TO : Formula Drift star @chrisforsberg64 and @NetworkA

 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RALLYE MAGAZINE

NOT ALL MAGAZINE SHOOTS ARE THE SAME

 

 




 MANY THANKS TO ALL AT RALLYE MAGAZINE AND TO MATTHIAS AT WICKED SIXES FOR THE PICTURES

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GAETBIL FESTIVAL RUDSKOGEN -NORWAY

JUST BACK FROM A WHIRLWIND 4 DAY TRIP TO ATTEND THE AWESOME GATEBIL FESTIVAL AT TE EPIC RUDSKOGEN CIRCUIT IN NORWAY

I had not know too much about the event which is mostly a Drift event open to all with a "run what what you brung" type of attitude ranging from amateur drivers & builders to Pro drifters alike ,

its a little like a viking Mad Max Meets Burning Man on Steroids type o event :) 

the cars range from home built monster 1000HP BMW,VOLVO,  wagons held together with zip ties and duct tape  to fun blown factory build drift cars ,Naturally a lot of sport import tuner cars are along for the ride also

ITS A LITTLE LIKE A VIKING  MAD MAX MEETS BURNING MAN ON STEROIDS TYPE OF EVENT :)

it was an inspiring and fun filled event that's all about the cars & people .

 

 

the Rudskogen circuit is a fast flowing undulating 14 turn track with lots of elevation changes through the green forest 

 i had the pleasure of experiencing the track in 6  different cars-

3 were with DRIFT guys ..

 

AMERICAN ACE  AND ALL ROUND COOL GUY VAUGHN GITTEN JR IN THE MUSTANG

 

LOCAL VIKING HERO FREDRIC AASBO IN THE TOYOTA

 

FELLOW VIKING AND PERHAPS THE MOST SURPRISING RIDE ALONG FREDRIK SORLIE SHOWING THAT LESS IS MORE IN HIS 210 HP 77 TOYOTA CRESSIDA 

 

ALL 3 HAVE MAD WHEEL SKILLS AND WERE SUPER SMOOTH -

THERE IS SOMETHING REALLY EXCITING ABOUT BEING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT WHEN A DRIFT IS STARTED BY PULLING THE HANDBRAKE AT APPROX 140 MPH !!

 

NATURALLLY THERE WAS LOTS OF TIRE SMOKE THROUGH OUT THE 3 DAY EVENT 


 A FEW OF TRACK EXCURSIONS.

THERE WAS ALSO A GREAT FIELD OF TIME ATTACK CARS .

I HAD THE PREVILAGE OF BEING A PASSENGER IN 3 DIFFERENT CARS

A HIGHLY MODIFIED BOXSTER RUNNING A 650 HP TURBO 928 MOTOR 

AN ALMOST STOCK DRIVEN TO THE TRACK 996 GT2

 

 

A HIGHLY MODIFIED TUBE FRAME LANCIA WITH A 600 HP TOYOTA TURBO MOTOR -DRIVEN BY COOL GUY PETER PENTELL

 

PETER ACTUALLY BLEW HIS MOTOR ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOUND A REPLACEMENT BLOCK AND ALONG WITH HIS TIME SPENT THE NEXT 15 HOURS REBUILDING & RE INSTALLING RIGHT IN THE PITS!!


 

HIGHLY MOTIVATED GUY AND TEAM TO SAY THE LEAST -




 

 

THIS SUMS UP THE WHOLE GATEBIL SPIRIT AS I SAW MORE CARS WITH BLOWN MOTORS & DAMAGED REAR ENDS BEING PUT BACK TOGETHER THAN EVER BEFORE.

 

I WAS A GUEST OF THE SPEEDHUNTERS TEAM 

 

AND HELPED ALONG WITH A FEW OF THEIR FEATURE CAR SHOOTS.

 

 

1933 HOTROD BUILT BY A 22 YEAR OLD !

 

 BMW POWERED 4 WHEEL DRIVE VOLVO 


650 HP 928 TURBO MOTOR BOXSTER 

 



MONSTER 1200HP CORVETTE 



 AS MUCH AS GATEBIL IS ABOUT THE CARS-

ITS ALSO ABOUT THE PEOPLE.

 

 

 

THE SPEEDHUNTER TEAM HAD SET UP A MEET N GREAT SESSION 

 

 GATEBIL WAS NOT MY NORMAL TYPE OF EVENT BUT  I MET MANY GREAT PEOPLE ,A FEW OF THEM EVEN KNEW WHO I AM !

I DID SOME INTERVIEWS.


 

 

ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BUMPER STICKERS 





THE GATEBIL SPIRIT IS WILD,CRAZY FUN MADE UP WITH AWESOME PEOPLE AND GREAT INSPIRING CARS IN A COOL ENVIRONMENT AT THE EPIC RUDSKOGEN TRACK

"TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH "

 

 

SEE YOU THERE NEXT YEAR....

 

MANY THANKS TO ROD CHONG & ALL THE SPEEDHUNTERS TEAM ,ASWELL AS ALL THE GUYS THAT TOOK FOR SOME MEMORABLE HOT LAPS.

FOR MORE ON SPEEDHUNTERS GO HERE

http://www.speedhunters.com/ 

CheeRS

GET OUT AND DRIVE