Mike says his car is static.
It probably isn’t.
I love these Peidmont events. It reminds me of Clubloose back before the roadcourse was cut. Just a bunch of fun and cool people. This event I didn’t drive so I got to take photos and more time chatting with people, specifically Ryan Deavers the founder of Peidmont Drift. He explained he was trying not to Americanize drifting but keep the best parts of what got him into drifting alive. He says he took big inspiration from Club Loose back in they days, so that feeling I got was no mistake. Ryan starting off in Motorsports doing professional rock crawling, then fell into drifting. He had a pretty successful career and wanted to give back to the community and help the next wave of drivers. He has some great stories of his competition days, but has no plans to bring competition to Peidmont. He wants to keep the matsuri style format alive, and it works. With 67 drivers at this event staging was at a minimum. The historic dragstrip is used as an access road back to the staging lanes. 1/8 mile to cool off your engine and compose yourself for the next run is perfect. The owner of the dragway was on hand to help run the event and announced plans for expansion and a road course. With people coming from Virginia, SC, NC, and more the plans will be put to good use.
Yeah, you hear dyno day and you think “egos clashing and people getting wet as they try to determine who can urinate the furthest”, but Vanku put on quite a day. There weren’t any exotics, there were no models, but that was okay. What there was was sufficient, and that is a lot of really great people with some cool cars.
A wide array of cars flooded in, many making surprising numbers.
With good music, good food, good music, and lots of noise the day flew by.
As was said in a previous installment (https://fantasticvoyagesunlimited.com/2013/03/27/reese-marin/) Mauricio, a driver for the infamous Los Goonies tribe, chose to keep his car purple therefore going with the second choice. After getting his exhaust made, and finishing up a few loose ends at One Motion Garage he dropped his car off at Sticker Chick Graphics up in NJ.
The result was a well laid graphic pretty much identical to the rendering.
Whether or not the style is your cup of tea Sticker Chick did a phenomenal job and just in time for Reese to turn a wheel in anger for the first time in two years since kicking his life force draining KA-T addiction.
A plan and Livery for Mauricio Marin for the 2013 season. Reese will be doing SWD as well as US Drift.
Reese picked the second livery and the car was completed this past Monday. Chaz Boyd will be photographing it on Wednesday.
The prototype of my bumper design is nearing completion. Its looking great. Just needs some smoothing near the bottom and a little bit more protrusion on the lip. Overall I am very excited.