Pat’s Acres. Drifting. Spring. A few photos, and even fewer words.
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What an amazing weekend. If the NASA NW–National Auto Sport Association NorthWest–season closer at Portland International Raceway was any indication, I’d say they have birthed something not unlike Gatebil. A melting pot of car culture, united by the lust for fuel, tarmac and tires.
When I first picked up my camera in 2010, I was lost in the world of drift. I was just a fan with a camera, trying to figure out who owned which car and how my little camera worked. After going to an event or two, I met a group of cool guys with a handful of vibrant Japanese tuner cars and was invited to a local meet at a Sonic for fun and cool cars. The leader of the pack, Marco Tellez, stepped out of his green 240sx coupe and handed me a sticker for their meet and we kept talking since. Fast forward a few years and a handful of changes for that green car and we find ourselves a V8 powered teal monster.Read More
The smoky, sideways circus that is Formula Drift has arrived at Evergreen Speedway this week, and I have a feeling the throwdown is going to be as great as ever.
From parking lots to oval tracks, grassroot drift events take place wherever the staff are willing to take them. Since Florida is only home to a handful of tracks, the southeast drift community struggled to find a legal location to hang with friends and waste away tires without police involvement. One of the tracks willing to house these hooligans and their tire smoking shenanigans was CFRC, Central Florida Racing Complex.Read More
It’s not very often that a photographer has the opportunity of traveling to a professional level event only 30 minutes from his hometown. Luckily for me, starting in 2011, Formula Drift added Palm Beach to their US series. With a track so close and a group of friends who also shared my love for racing, I had made the trip to PBIR many times before Formula Drift started traveling to Florida. I’ve come to know the small track like the back of my hand, watching it transform into the great facility it is today. Surrounded by Florida’s finest wildlife, Palm Beach International is certainly a unique stop on the trip that Formula Drift makes across the country.
As I write this, I am still recovering from an exhilarating yet exhausting weekend. This time of the year, Oregon is in the spotlight of one of the largest rally events in the nation. The Oregon Trail Rally, hosted by the Rally America series, took place from the 3rd through the 5th of this month. In these next few posts, I hope you get to immerse yourself in the exciting, loud, dirt-in-your-mouth atmosphere that I got to experience. I’ll get down to writing about neat things like sunburn, dehydration, sleep deprivation and lame stuff like racecars, jumps, and Ken Block.
It’s the off-season, and aside from the ongoing drift events that happen at Pat’s Acres and beyond, there’s not much bustling around. However, car culture is very much alive in Oregon, and this weekend’s Cars and Coffee meet in Portland was certainly no exception. More after the jump!
I met up with Johan “Yo” Esbensen of DTA at his home in Venice to document the beginning of a new chapter for DTA, story after the jump!