Words by Clay Hundley – Photos by Matt Dobre
“It’s HIDEOUS! I want it ” Most girls only care about pretty things and Carol Thelen is no exception. What makes Carol unique from most girls is that she immediately sees the potential and enjoys the adventure of building a beautiful car. While in Seattle on an internship I bought a clean, one grandmother owned, 1992 VW Golf GL for a daily. I had dirty thoughts of making into a track car when my other car was finished.
In this segment from AWOL.tv, the fellas take you for a behind the scenes look at a supercar rally held each year called GoldRush. Looks loads of fun from my monitor.
With the birth of the hot rod and truly custom automotive modification came the need to add finishing touches to one’s car. Back in the day, there was no vinyl, no stickers. Any and all custom art was hand painted by the true artists of the era.
You see, there’s an entire artform caught within a past era of automotive modification. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. It’s called pinstriping, and unfortunately for you, whether you care or not, it’s dying.
TNT – Drift Attack from Semina Fonseka on Vimeo.
It was a cold saturday and although Toli didnt make it to the final rounds, the entertainment for the crowds was as strong as ever. Big thanks to Vic Drift for putting the event on, see you at Drift Attack 2 in October.
The renowned Mr. Stephen Brooks recently took a trip over the Atlantic to team up with Gardella Racing to film the New Jersey leg of the Formula Drift Championship. If you haven’t had an opportunity to see what Mr. Brooks has to offer, I encourage you to do so. Got my blood pumpin’.
DRIFTING THE GAUNTLET : Gardella Racing from Stephen Brooks on Vimeo.