Posts Tagged ‘Wembley Stadium’

VIDEO> JDM Allstars – Wembley Stadium!

Drifting: JDM Allstars Wembley 2010 Film – 1080p from JDM Allstars on Vimeo.

I’m on holiday at the moment so I gotta be quick but I couldn’t resist posting this newly released collab video from Al Clark and Josh Allen.

Filmed at the Round 4 Wembley Stadium round in August, this film features some truly stunning shots and, in my opinion, is one of the best JDM Allstars videos yet. Wembley was probably my favourite drift event this year and this video brings back some damn good memories. Almost makes me miss it!

Keep an eye out for the full Silverstone final round video soon!

:: Daniel Bridle

COVERAGE> JDM Allstars Wembley Stadium

For the third year in a row JDM Allstars returned once again to the city of London in what can only be described as the landmark event of the series - Wembley Stadium. For reasons I'm not quite sure about, this years round was dubbed "THE BIG SMOKE." But over the weekend it became a very fitting title. In fact as I sit here writing this I'm still coughing and finding the remains of many deceased Federal, Nexen, Kuhmo, Neuton, and whatever other tyre brand you can think of, in my ears and nose.

Wembley is THE event to go to in the JDM Allstars calendar. Drifters from all over Europe and even outside of Europe flock to Wembley to step up to the plate and show their talents in the competition. So bright and early (way too early) Saturday morning, I headed down into London to check out what was going on.

Usually I like to hang around the pits for a while to chat with drivers and friends, but with briefings to attend to and with the large amount of drivers competing, practice had to get underway pretty sharpish and I didn't want to miss out on any of the action. So I made a move out to the track and started shooting. So here are some photos from practice and qualifying!   Read more...

WEBMINING> Meet The Drivers of JDM Allstars

Better late than never, Dan Joyce just released this light hearted behind the scenes look at last year’s awesome Round 3 of the JDM Allstars drift championship at Wembley. There’s not much actual driving but it’s great to see the drivers relaxed and having a laugh, which is what drifting should be about. Having FUN!

For 2010 I’ll be trying my best to get up and down the country armed with my camera to bring you all the latest UK drift action here on MotorMavens. Starting with the JDM Allstars 2010 season kicking off on April 17th – 18th in Manchester, with what’s going to be one of the biggest and most exciting rounds to date!

Here’s to an awesome 2010!

:: Daniel Bridle

ARCHAEOLOGY> JDM Allstars Action

Here are some more photos from the JDM Allstars event at Wembley. The skies over London were bright and clear for a moment... I was feeling a bit burnt and tired from standing out on track for hours the day before, so I took some time to relax around the paddock area catching up with some friends, drivers and setting up my camera before heading over to the drivers briefing tent to see what the day had in store. I soon learned that the morning session was dedicated to qualifying for the Top 32 battles.

The qualifying would be run using the new Super Lap format. With the Super Lap, drivers are given just one single run to lay down their best score, no warm up laps, or anything. The judges were also wanting to see the drivers give it their all and get their cars as close as they could to the wall. A lot of pressure, but it was definitely gonna be exciting!   Read more...

COVERAGE> JDM Allstars at Wembley Part 2

I'm not sure about anyone else but I usually find I enjoy watching practice sessions at drift competitions alot more than the main twin battles. Things are always more chilled and less time pressured, also I find it great fun watching the drivers get to grips with the track, improving lines, getting braver... Oh, and the 7 car drift trains are pretty nice too! From a photography point too it gives you a good chance to spend time finding sweet locations to shoot from and hone your techniques.

But the day wasn't just for practice, it was for qualifying and with over 50 drivers it was going to be a long one.   Read more...

COVERAGE> JDM Allstars at Wembley Stadium

Following up with our video of the JDM Allstars event in the UK, our first bit of coverage comes from a really great photographer... Daniel Bridle. When we were first introduced to Dan, we were stoked to have contributions from a local UK photographer. We were sure he was probably a good guy and a good photographer, but we didn't expect him to be friggin' 17 years old! That's awesome! This is his first posting with us, but we're already looking forward to seeing more photos from him!

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My name is Daniel Bridle, I’m 17 at the end of this month, and I’ve been taking photos since my grandfather gave me an old film camera when I was a little kid.   Read more...

VIDEO> JDM Allstars All Out In The UK

JDM Allstars – Wembley 2009 – The Drift Festival from JDM Allstars on Vimeo.

Recently we’ve been talking with some new friends “across the pond” as they say in the UK, JDM Allstars. They held one of the dopest drift events to date in Europe, JDM Allstars at Wembley Stadium, London. 70mph entries with epic sweeping corners and jumps…dude jumps!? This was the second year for the drift event. All the hard work, blood, sweet and love that was put into making it all happen paid off with one of their best top 32′s ever. They’re feeling was standard of driving, event atmosphere, and skill level compared to the Redbull Championships in Long Beach last year.

In the up coming days we’ll be introducing to the JDM Allstars with photographic coverage of the event and the people that made this event so amazing. Meanwhile check out the video they made of the event and let us know what you think.

Music – Al Clark & Jaguar Skills
Edited by Al on Final Cut Express
Additional camera op: Josh Allen

:: Travis Hodges