Importfest 2016: Toronto, ON

August is a pretty awesome month for car enthusiasts in Canada. It's the peak of the summer, and far enough into the season that everyone has their car out in its newest iteration, even the late bloomers. Car shows are plentiful, whether parking lot meets or 'show and shine' competitions, but there is one shining gem that brings every facet or car culture together every year, and attracts enthusiasts for all over the country (plus some south of the border) to show up with their best and just have a good time. This show is Importfest. For the 16th consecutive…

Street Life Tour 2011

The Street Life Tour seems to get bigger and better every year. For the past four years the sleepy town of Xenia, Ohio gets flooded with thousands of tuners and their cars for two days of absolute anarchy. Xenia’s local Kil-Kare Speedway acts as the stomping ground for all who dare to show their skills behind the wheel, and the closest analogy we can think of is this event is like an amusement park for petrol heads. There is something for everyone here without all of the political B.S. that comes with larger events of this caliber. A “come one…

Russian National Finals 2015: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Sunday, September 27th marked the largest Autosound event in the history of Russia. It was the first time that Russia has held a 4X DBDRA event, which is a pretty big deal. The event was judged by a good friend of mine, who also happens to be one of the most seasoned judges and officials for the DBDRA, Mr. Yiannis Lekkas. He traveled all the way from Greece in order to oversee the judging alongside Russian head judge Alexey Stroganov. The weekend brought hundreds of competitors to battle it out in multiple formats from dB Drag, Bass Race, EMMA and…