Saturday, August 6, 2016

Formula Drift Throwdown 2016

Practice and qualifying for Formula Drift Throwdown on Friday was exciting.  It started out a bit rough for Vaughn Gittin Jr.. During practice he had an accident and sustained a fair amount of damage to his car. Thankfully, he was not hurt and his awesome team was able to get his car going again.

For full qualifying results checkout the FD news page.

It was a lot of fun hanging out there watching the action.

FD Throwdown 2016 Qualifying

Race day was yesterday, Saturday (8/6), and there was a lot of action.  There is so much to see at a Formula Drift race from the races themselves, the paddocks, vendor areas, and the car show.

The race itself seems a bit unpredictable.  Of course there are the favorites, or points leaders.  However, mechanical issues, point deductions, or accidents always add an element of surprise.

Formula Drift is very accessible for a race series also.  If the drivers or mechanical team are not busy you can chat with them.  I had a chance to chat with Tanner Foust and Fredric Aasbo.  One of Castro's mechanics told me about their car setup also.

Enjoy out the photos and videos below.

FD Throwdown 2016 Races

For full race results checkout the FD news page.  Cheers.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

F1 viewing at Ferrari of Seattle

Ferrari of Seattle hosted a nice F1 viewing party at their dealership.  Here are a few photos of their beautiful vehicles.  Thanks to FoS for the hospitality!  Cheers.

F1 viewing at Ferrari of Seattle


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Nurburgring/Spa - TechEd with Porsche club

The Seattle area Porsche club in partnership with Group 2 Motorsports put on a great tech ed today.  It was regarding driving with RSRNurburg at Spa and the Nürburgring.

John from G2 gave us a good overview of the available trips and his personal experience also.  Apparently, there is a trip coming up in August for both tracks.  Also, there is another full featured 6 night trip coming up in September that is more Porsche focused.  The G2 site has more information if you're interested.

It sounds awesome to me but I'm likely not going to be able to go this year.

Here are some photos from the G2 shop.  Enjoy.  Cheers.

Porsche club tech ed


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ferrari Challenge Races at Circuit of the Americas

Ferrari Challenge Austin 2016

I was thankful to have the opportunity to attend the Ferrari Challenge Races at Circuit of the Americas.  I purchased a "VIP" ticket which allows one to go to the Ferrari hospitality suite.  They have good quality food for breakfast and lunch.  They also had coffee drinks and an open bar with wine and beer.  The ticket also allows one to go to the paddocks / garages where the teams are working on the cars as well as go right beside the track.  An optional tour of the tower was included also, which was fun by the way.

The cars are pretty amazing and quite loud.  It was an amazing experience.  I would certainly do it again.

Besides the racing cars, there were also historic Ferraris, and an Alfa, on hand for folks to enjoy.

You can purchase tickets for upcoming events through Corse Clienti or your local Ferrari dealer, from what I've heard.

Hope that you enjoy the photos and videos.  Cheers.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Rolls Royce Dawn test drive

I was thankful to have the opportunity to test drive the fabulous new Rolls Royce Dawn.  For an exotic luxury car I really can't think of a better car.  It's very comfortable, stylish, and when you want to put your foot down quite powerful.  Even with the top down it's quiet and respectable.

I must admit that I was a bit nervous around the other drivers merging on and off of the 520 freeway near Bellevue.  For such a large car the visibility is quite good.  They let me drive the turchese blue Dawn which is quite fetching, and eye catching.  It's so eye catching that a construction worker waved at us as we passed by.

I hope that you enjoy the photos.  For more information about the Dawn check out the Rolls Royce mini-site.  Thanks to Jared at Bellevue Rolls Royce.  Cheers.

Rolls Royce Dawn test drive


Monday, May 2, 2016

RWB Canada

It was a beautiful day to drive up Aberdeen Centre in Richmond / Vancouver, BC. It was fun to meet Akira Nakai, or Nakai San as some call him. His hand crafted RWB cars are pretty amazing.  He was nice enough to give me an autographed poster and even humor me by signing my shirt.

They unveiled a new oranged 964/993 nicknamed "soulmate".  The car was actually wrapped orange.

Some of the other RWB cars on hand looked great.  The green and blue cars were my personal favorites.

I was a little surprised that a couple cars just had stock interiors but I suppose that these builds are not cheap.  Enjoy the photos.  Cheers.

RWB Canada


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Exotics at RTC 4/30/16

It was another beautiful morning for Exotics at RTC.  Thanks to all the volunteers and owners that put this event together!  Cheers.

Exotics at RTC 4/30/16