CARSPOTTING> 714hp Evo 8 on Tempe Streets

What does it mean to have power? Is power the ability to do whatever you want? Or, maybe it is having the power to control people and the things they do... Better yet, maybe power is all about having the ability to mash your right foot to the floor board and leave everyone and everything in your rear view mirror!

As I was driving around Tempe AZ one day, I saw this white Evo VIII take off from a traffic light, literally leaving all the other cars (including mine) in the dust, as it turned into a big blur of white 'get up and go!' I just had to follow this car! This Evo is owned by a guy named Jake Blackman; and for Jake, the feeling of power is assigned a numerical value - 714. That's the exact number of horses in Jake's Mitsubishi Evolution VIII that actually get their hooves on the ground! With that kind of power you're sure to leave some worries (and problems) in the dust.   Read more...

VIDEO> Ken Block x Top Gear

In a world filled with viral videos, one man stands alone; his name is Ken Block.  With Ken’s recent Gymkhana 2 video success it was only appropriate that the UK’s greatest show Top Gear brought its cameras to US soil to capture the next chapter of Ken’s Gymkhana legacy. In this episode of Top Gear we see Ken dodge aircraft, fire trucks, cacti, and dangerously maneuver his ’09 Subaru STi Rally car through an airplane graveyard.  All of mayhem occurs as James May hangs on for dear life while riding shotgun. Enjoy!

:: Dax Rodriguez

MotorMavens Readers' Blog

VIDEO> Time Attack UK at Brands Hatch

This just in! Check out the newest video from our friend Stephane Benini, which features the Time Attack UK series through the eyes of Clash Productions. This new video features the incredibly fast Roger Clark Motorsports “Gobstopper” GC8 Subaru Impreza battling it out with Europe’s fastest Imprezas and Lancer Evos at the legendary UK racetrack, Brands Hatch!

Enjoy this exciting overseas footage – thanks to the internet, we are no longer confined to watching racing events only in the countries we live in! Love it.

:: Motor Mavens

COVERAGE> Megan Racing Drift Competition Pt.1

Independence Day weekend was certainly a busy for those of us in Southern California. There were so many parties and car events to go to, it was really difficult choosing what to do this weekend. While many of my other friends spent the 4th of July having BBQs or enjoying the cool breeze in Huntington Beach, Drift Day organizer Naoki Kobayashi talked my friends and I into making the long, long trek out to the National Orange Show (NOS) Center in San Bernardino, CA for the Megan Racing Drift Competition.

You don't have to say it; we know what you're thinking. Megan Racing? Yes, we're talking about THAT Megan Racing. Working with Naoki from Drift Day, Megan Racing has decided to show its support of grassroots drifters, by throwing a fully catered drifting competition (thanks for the tacos, Megan Racing!), complete with a two thousand dollar purse for the winners. (Although, we didn't stick around til the end, so we weren't sure if they actually gave out money to the winners, or just a really expensive handbag.) Either way, we think it's great that a company with products catering to the grassroots drifting community would actually give back to the grassroots drifting community by putting together an event like this!   Read more...

VIDEO> Last night in Chicago…

So I was talking to my homie Tim from T2 Films on Facebook, and he linked me to this video from LAST NIGHT. Screw the soundtrack… listen to the pure SOUND of street drifting!

Raw and uncut, this footage of AJ from Risky Devil reminds me of the Japanese underground street drifting footage that my Japanese friends would send me on VHS tapes… this was like 10 years ago…

Respect, Chicago! Now THIS is dope.

:: Antonio Alvendia

VIDEO> Spocom USA Show


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Check out our newest video on Streetfire.net, which features some video footage from the Spocom USA show at the Long Beach Convention Center. We decided to go to Spocom to meet up with some friends, and also to see what it would be like if we combined the footage from the small Canon HF S100 consumer HD camera I’m testing with the footage from Antonio’s Canon 5D MarkII digital SLR, which he normally only uses for shooting still photos!

Luckily for us, Antonio’s younger brother David was in town; he helped us capture a lot of this video footage while his big bro stopped at every. single. booth… to say hi to a friend of his. David’s an aspiring video producer in training – he’s only 16 years old, but he seems to have a good eye for composition already!

Enjoy the video and the music… I wonder if anyone can easily identify which video clips were shot with the 5DMk2 and which ones were shot with the HF S100?

:: Travis Hodges

SHOPAHOLIC> The Vintage Racers of Racecraft

I was up in Seattle earlier this year and took the opportunity to stop by Racecraft, one of the northwest's premier vintage race shops. When I arrived, the men behind the operation were wrenching hard on a pair of BMW 2002 track bandits, each worth over six figures. But founder Jim Froula and his partner Terry Forland are not only immensely skilled at making 30-year-old cars go fast, they also don helmet and glove to get behind the wheel of their own old school race cars.   Read more...

WEBMINING> Tuerck in Atlanta

I was checking one of my favorite blogs, Risky Devil, and saw this cool edit by my buddy Tim Tulov of T2 Films. This video has a great vibe to it. The soundtrack is very laid back and well-suited to the edits. I really like the selective desaturation. That is something you don’t see a lot of in drift videos. This video is a nice change of pace with some killer driving from Ryan Tuerck as takes home the win in Atlanta.

What do you guys think?

:: Andy Sapp

T2-Films.com
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