Mark your calendars and free up your schedule on Saturday, September 4th! (Labor Day Weekend) We’re teaming up with our friends at IDRC and DSPORT Magazine to present the Drift Car Quarter Mile Challenge at California Speedway in Fontana CA (even though they now call it “Auto Club Dragway” because of sponsorship reasons).
We’re calling out ALL DRIFT CAR OWNERS to sign up for this special event and show the drag-only guys how fast your drift cars really are!
This event will also include a big carshow in the pit area, with lots of Southern Cali’s freshest street cars on display. If you have a super low car with aggressive offset wheels, make sure to sign your car up for the show! I’ve personally made calls to several car owners and crews who own some of the best stanced cars with wide wheels and stretched tires. (I’m not done calling people yet, so please don’t yell at me if I haven’t called you yet…) A whole lot of car owners and crews are already confirmed, so we’re going to have a big area with the dopest street cars surrounding the MotorMavens booth. If you have a dope streetcar, make sure to enter it into the car show!
Fontucky was extremely hot while we were there; the sun and Southern Cali fires weren't helping matters at all, burning through our sunscreen like a magnifying glass being held over ants. If you're interested in play by play bracketed info on all the classes, you'll need to check an upcoming copy of DSPORT Magazine. However, if you're like us and you just want to check out the cars at the event, please read on! Read more...
So what are YOU doing today? We’re up super early, because we’re heading out to the IDRC Finals at California Speedway in Fontana. If you’re in Southern California, and your home isn’t burning down from one of the summer fires, then come out and hang out with us in Fontucky for some explosive drag racing action.
If you’re in the New Jersey area, you could always go to the D1 Grand Prix event at E-town. I hear Team Orange won’t be in attendance because their cars were shipped to Europe for a drifting event they’re doing next week, but many of D1′s top Japanese star drivers will still be there! Make sure to harrass our friends at the EatSleepRace booth!
:: Motor Mavens
Check out our newest video on Streetfire.net, which highlights video footage from the IDRC West Coast Nationals at the California Speedway Drag strip in Fontana. One of our friends, Tobin Honda from DSPORT Magazine was promoting the event, so we definitely wanted to be there to show our support.
FWD, All-Motor and Street class cars were running all day. Some of the car setups were pretty crazy, but many of them were modified street cars. It was cool to see the Honda Civics and CRX’s with wheelie bars and parachutes, but for us, seeing the normal street cars run was pretty cool because they were more stylish and were also driven to the track! You should also make note of the FWD ‘s grip tire placement. Not where you would typically see them on a dragster.
On the RWD side, you have to keep an eye out for one of our favorite cars at IDRC; the Mazda RX2 drag car that was featured in Antonio’s carspotting story from the event.
With the continued help of Antonio’s brother Dave, we were able to get some great coverage combining the footage from the small Canon HF S100 consumer HD video camera I’m testing with the video capabilities from Antonio’s Canon 5D MarkII digital SLR.
Enjoy the video and let us know what you think of the footage from the cameras!
:: Travis Hodges
Today, while some of our MotorMavens Atlanta crew is going out to the Southeast Drift event at Turner Field, some of our Cali-based crew is going out to the IDRC drag race event happening at Fontana CA. We just received our new MotorMavens stickers, so be sure to hit us up for a sticker if you see any of our crew at these events!
On Sunday, the SpoCom Show - the Sport Compact Automotive Tradeshow is back at the Long Beach Convention Center (Sunday, June 14th, 2009 from 11am-6pm). In talking with the people at SpoCom, they’re saying this is going to be much bigger than last year! SpoCom has added over 76,000 sq ft to fit in all the sickest cars and hottest girls (they say there will be over a hundred import models there for those who go to shows just for the T&A). We hear there will be a bikini contest, a lingerie show, and our buddy Tobin Honda from D-Sport Magazine tells us they will be conducting a model search at their booth, so make sure not to miss it!
Of course SpoCom is known for having top notch manufacturers there. This year won’t be an exception, with companies like Falken, AEM, HKS, Eibach, Sparco, ACT, Eneos, and KW Suspension (and more!) bringing you all their latest and greatest goods.
We’ll be there getting killer footage and photos for everyone out of driving distance from the 562 area code. If you’re in Southern Cali though, make sure to get out to Spocom and hit us up for a MotorMavens sticker!
:: Travis Hodges