Our friend Mike Mancuso from JimmyUp gave us an exclusive look at his 2016 livery. Mike is a day one supporter of OMGDrift and we love JimmyUp, so we were stoked to meet up with him this weekend and shoot!
In May of 2015, we were out at the Gumball 3000 stop in Los Angeles, California, on their rally from Stockholm to Las Vegas. Should we have posted these photos much earlier? Yes, probably. But we didn’t, so here’s a little throwback of awesomeness for you. Enjoy!
The 48th edition of the Montréal International Auto Show kicked off on Friday and I was lucky enough to land a pass for Thursday’s early access press day! Highlights from the expo and my personal favourites of the show after the jump!
Our coverage (and huge gallery) of the season-ending Canadian bash!
We were up at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California for Winter Jam this past weekend. With over 170 registered drivers and five different layouts running simultaneously, the event was, shall we say, Winter Jam-packed! It was great to see what the NorCal scene has to offer; as a Southern Californian native, I’m used to the brown desert backdrops of Willow Springs Raceway and Grange Motor Circuit, so it was a refreshing experience to have so much green scenery. Between that and the large driver’s list, the event was a ton of fun, and I hope we head up north again soon!
Check out our photos below for galleries from Caitlin Ting and John Cirone!
Michael Essa is one of those drivers who, upon meeting him, you wouldn’t expect to be down to thrash about in a powerful ass car. He’s just really quiet and humble but has swagger for days. When he gets behind the wheel of a drift car Well, I wanted to know what goes on in the head on Mr. Essa, but also I wanted to gain insight to this past season. So enjoy this interview and the pretty pictures as well.
OMGTab: Has anyone told you that in certain light with your beard and glasses on, you sort of look like Fernando Alonso?
Essa: Yes, actually, but I think it’s Fernando Alonso that looks somewhat like me, he is a year younger than I am [laughs].
While last year I encountered my first experience with shooting a few Formula Drift rounds, I had the amazing opportunity to shoot every round of the 2015 season of Formula Drift. Throughout the entirety of 2015, I’ve grown even more as a photographer in every way, from shooting with models to special events to drifting. There are so many ways in which I have improved, and so many ways that I can continue to improve. Read on to see a selection of my favorite photos and thoughts from all seven rounds!
We were out at Auto Club Speedway last week with a couple Hoonigans, Hot Rod Garage, Geoff Stoneback, and Mike Skudlarek to check out Mark Lenardon’s FC drift for the first time with help from his close friends.
In an attempt to become relevant again, we’ve decided that we’re just going to post about whatever the hell we want. I didn’t run this by any of the other staffers or our brand director but screw it! It’s mainly to fill in the space between the drifting and also show you guys that we are human, with real human emotions, we feel things guys. Like this performance Lianne LaHavas, we didn’t know she existed before NPR did this Tiny Desk Concert (If you haven’t checked out this series from NPR, prepare to lose HOURS of your life) and goddammit are we happy she does exist.
We’re doing some drifting, and you should check it out! Live stream here: http://www.twitch.tv/omgxfreaky