Posts Tagged ‘Lieze Truter’

PERSPECTIVE> Drifting Changed My Life

There are so many cool aspects of being a part of MotorMavens but, to me, one of the coolest is witnessing the heart and passion of the automotive industry through the eyes of the ones who live and breathe it - the true mavens. We here at MotorMavens consider ourselves to be in that number as well but we're not here to tell our own story. Our vision has always been to showcase your story - your passion. Seeing this industry through the innovative eyes of guys like Roland Gallagher, Justin Shreeve, Lucas Perez, Yuta Akaishi, Daniel Bridle, Yoshi Shindo and all of the many others who love and live what they do (including you) - that's our way of keeping our eyes glued to the real motivating force behind the stats.

That's why this story by Jonathan McWhorter was so compelling to me. It's not about the money or the fame. It's not about your company budget or your connections. It's not even how long you've been in the industry. Those are not the things that make this industry so awesome. I could tell you but Jon did such a great job - I'll leave it in his capable hands. After all, he reminded me. So, without further ado...   Read more...

RANDOM DOPE> Drift Mechaniks on Top Gear?!

Browsing Facebook this morning, I saw a status update from our own Lieze Truter, saying that our good buddies, the mighty Drift Mechaniks from Atlanta have been featured on Top Gear! I clicked the link to see what she was talking about, and apparently Top Gear featured a video that was produced by the dynamic bearded video duo of Roegge and Herron! Congratulations, guys!

When I clicked through to watch the video, it looked like a great mash up of footage from both video shooters, featuring one of the secret Drift Mechaniks drifting practice days at Nashville Super Speedway! Very cool! It even features some footy of our own art director Andy Sapp, who looks like his face is being overrun by a forest of facial hair, haha! It was pretty cool to see MotorMavens stickers on the Drift Mechaniks cars in the video! So make sure to watch all the Drift Mechaniks in this video and see how Andy gets down when he’s not designing stuff on his Mac! I just lovvvvve the way his E46 BMW looks with those ultra baller steez Racing Dynamics wheels!

Big ups to Drift Mechaniks, and big ups to Will and Josh! I’m sure you might already know this, but the dynamic bearded duo of Roegge and Herron are now traveling cross country in a van, filming videos (No, not THOSE types of videos. Although I’m sure our boy Josh is super down. He even has POV equipment.) for the newest video project they’re working on!

So enjoy the re-run of this video on our site, and in the immortal words of Andy Sapp, “Keep Drifting Fun! …Or Else.”

:: Antonio Alvendia


VIDEO> Sliding Through Sonoma

Formula Drift Sonoma Round 6 Locked & Loaded from Ross Fairfield on Vimeo.

Yesterday, we found out about this video from Formula D Sonoma that was produced by a friend of the MotorMavens, Ross Fairfield from Dead Pirate Productions. Since nobody from the core Motor Mavens crew made it up to the event, watching this video is the next best thing. In our opinion, it’s the best video we’ve seen from Ross thus far. Good work Ross! Keep it coming!

::Lieze Truter


WEBMINING> WRC Carnage

Ahhh… WRC. The World Rally Championship is something we’re always definitely excited about. This teaser video we found on Youtube shows clips from WRC action in Greece, Turkey and Finland. We definitely NEED to get out there and shoot some footage ourselves! However, until that happens, enjoy watching WRC footage from the folks at 247 Motoring.

:: Lieze Truter


COVERAGE> In the Pits at Turner Field

More Southeast Drift action unfolded this past weekend at Turner Field in the heart of Atlanta. Perfect weather and a new track setup made for a top-notch event. Apparently the condos within earshot of the field are trying to get us shut down for good, and a fire marshall showed up and informed us that no photographers were allowed on-track. In lieu of this hurdle, we decided to take some shots in and around the pit area.   Read more...

COVERAGE> Southeast Drift "Triple Threat II" in Atlanta

The home of Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and the 1996 Olympic Games also houses one of the healthiest and strongest drift communities in the country. Every month, Southeast Drift extends its Southern hospitality and hosts grassroots practice events in the heart of the city. These events are always packed with drivers and spectators from the area. With a large number of pro-level drivers in the region, Southeast Drift events have fostered an environment for some of the best tandem drifting in the South. Their "Triple Threat II" event took place on the Sunday after Formula Drift Round 2. Several FD drivers showed up to hang out, and some even put on their helmets and drove with the best drifters in the Southern States, making things that much more exciting!   Read more...