Street Driven X HyperFest 2016: Alton, VA

Back for its second year, the Street Driven Tour, in collaboration with U.S. Drift and HyperFest (the latter celebrating its 15th annual event) returned to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) to usher in the 2016 season with three days of bash-style drifting, NASA-sanctioned road racing and Rally Sport competition, car show, vendor support, live music and entertainment, Drift Mini Games, and lots more. NASA-sanctioned road racing and time trials occurred all weekend on VIR’s 3.27-mile, 18-turn Full Course. Filling one of the run groups were a diverse field of 38 entrants of the 2016 Tire Rack® Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC)—a…

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012Goodwood HouseGoodwood House, West Sussex, England.July 5-8th, 2012 I’ve followed nearly every Goodwood Festival of Speed event on the internet since 2003, but I knew that was not enough. After many years, I finally had the chance to see it with my own eyes. The Festival of Speed is organizing at the Goodwood House (an old estate) in the United Kingdom bringing thousands of like-minded gear heads together for days of fun.Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012As mentioned on the official website, “The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a…

CSCS Round 2 2012: Grand Bend, ON

Round 2 of Canadian Sport Compact Series saw the championship on Ontario's West Coast at Grand Bend Motorplex for the first time since the development of a brand new road circuit perfect for all the CSCS Championships. Despite the distance, thousands of fans showed up to see the action as competitors and sponsors made a weekend out of it by enjoying the beach and learning the new track layout in the days leading up to the event. Presenting sponsor Versace Parfums was out in full force giving out samples to spectators and taking care of road circuit competitors with their…

StanceWars 2016: Houston, TX

After two years of planning and lots of hurdles, StanceWars finally made a show that wasn't on the West Coast, and it just happened to land in Houston, Texas. How do you take the vibe of a really cool car meet and turn that into a car event? That’s what StanceWars is all about. If you've seen the hundreds of videos on YouTube, you get a sense of what they're trying to accomplish: amazing cars, different locations, and just plain fun. At the event, the Top 100 were spaciously setup underneath the freeway. All the cars that came close to…