Detail is a killer. That double edged sword of perfection and psychosis. Easily distinguished and recognized by the least observant onlooker, admired by all. To exercise detail takes attention to every bolt texture, every radius, each minute feature being primped and worked until a complete picture is realized. A labor of pleasure and pain to be sure.
The streets of Long Beach: stomping grounds for Team RLL for the past 4 consecutive years. With at least one position on the ALMS podium claimed every year since 2009, 2013 only adds to a growing tally of wins for the team.
JJ Larson’s 2001 Audi S4 Avant is “the” S4 Avant in my eyes, and for many others, even if you may not recognize it yet. JJ’s Avant is not a new build; it’s not new to our scene. He has owned the car since 2005, and it has been through quite a few stages, each dramatically changing the look and feel.
It came as quite a surprise to me when I started counting, but I’ve been driving one MINI or another for the last 11 years. It’s a marque that has held my love and attention since I was a little kid, so it was a great honor when MINI reached out to us to find out more about StanceWorks and the bagged MINI Clubman that I had built.
Formula Drift has returned for its 10th year, a major milestone for the series. New cars, new drivers, and new courses are thrown into the mix with some of the decade veterans and venues that have brought the series to where it is today. Round One in Long Beach, California marks the first event of the season, and as always, the adrenaline was non-stop and the crowd was larger than ever.