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.
Two three gallon air tanks, a pair of Viair 444s, a VU4 valve manifold, the Accuair management ECU, two water traps, and a collection of 1/4″ airline all neatly packaged into the tight confines of the MINI Clubman hatch thanks to the AccuAir eXo-mount. The compressors hum quietly away atop their vibration damping mounts as you fill your tanks in anticipation of playing with the switches. The rocker switch and touch pad give off a soft glow in the driver’s quarter.
VIP Modular hosted a fundraiser this weekend in an attempt to raise money for Japan’s earthquake back in March. As you know, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook Japan to the ground just 3 months ago, the 5th largest earthquake the world has seen since 1900. The damages caused by the earthquake are estimated at almost $310 billion dollars.
Of course, every penny counts, so VIP modular gathered up the Southern Californian car community for a get together this morning.