There is no way that I could possibly truly describe Gatebil, it’s just not possible. For some inexplicable reason, 44,000 people gather at Rudskogen Motorsenter in Norway, for a 3-day long, what the event organizers call “track day.” Although to call this just a “track day” would be the most serious understatement of all time.
Gatebil is way more than just a track day; hell it’s pretty much a way of life.
There’s no better way to end the work week than with some shop talk and a couple of beers; it’s a globally-accepted way to bring in the weekend, and as such, we paid a visit to the Rotiform HQ to catch up on the latest. With plenty of new designs of their own, and countless classics from all walks of wheel history about, there was no shortage of goodies to admire and appreciate.
THE AVILA MOTORING INVITATIONAL
July 21st 2012 – Avila Beach California
2PM – 7PM
There’s only a few days left to register for StanceWorks’s Avila Motoring invitational, so be sure to get those show car entries in and take advantage of the pre-order discounts on spectator tickets.
Click here to purchase your spectator tickets.
Click here to register your car for the show.
Gatebil: arguably one of the craziest weekends in the automotive world. 4 weeks ago, they held an event in Sweden at Mantorp Park. It was unlike anything I had ever seen. Roughly 20,000 people showed up and there must have been at least 1,000 participants. Something I feel as though could never happen in the US.
Gatebil doesn’t just focus on one area of motorsport either. Drifters, time attack racers, and people who just want some track time are all welcome.
One of the blessings of our success is the reach we’ve gathered. I woke up this morning to find an email from Ryan Jerrell, expressing his appreciation for the breadth of our content, and in particular, our love for the lowrider scene. He was kind enough to share his own car with us, and needless to say, I couldn’t help but do the same. Here’s Ryan’s unbelievably well done ’64 Impala.
We’re hoping this is merely the tip of the iceberg of what may be to come.