Drift Mechanik’s Don’t Stop from Will Roegge on Vimeo.Will Roegge just dropped a bomb on the world. Since November 1st, we’ve been whispering that DMGGMASD was the greatest drift event EVER. Even more-so because nobody except those in attendance knew it happened. We’ve collectively been dropping teasers here and there… but the larger picture has not been seen until now.A private infield road-course, 25 select invitees, and one creative juggernaut of a videographer combined to make an unforgettable event, and one AMAZING digital short. Not only does Will have an unparalleled eye behind the lens… his artistry and craft shine equally as bright in the editor’s chair. A true testament… that heart makes all the difference.Thank you, Mr. Roegge… for raising the benchmark, and creating a timeless snap of this epic private day.
Before finally retiring my Sidekick II, I dumped the remaining photos to my iMac. I knew once the switch was made to AT&T, T-Mobile would erase everything. There were photos on that phone that I refused to delete… from day one. It was always fun to randomly scroll through them and remember some good times.After Formula D Sonoma, 2005… I may or may not have tagged an unsuspecting patrol car with a “Drifting Is Not A Crime” stickerHeaded back from Sonoma on that same trip, we detoured through Vegas, and I rented this 348 SpiderSitting in grid at Formula D Chicago in 2005. That’s right… WOOD GRAINRandom snap outside One3 Creative when I was rocking handlebarsGas station sign in the middle of nowhere. I spotted this in the Southewest on my way out to Formula D Irwindale in 2005Fast forward to the summer of 2006. During the shooting of Slide America we found ourselves sleeping in empty offices at MySpace while rnour buddy Jacob Leveton finished working the night shift. It seemed fitting to take a “MySpace Picture” in the MySpace bathroomThe back of the rental van (that we beat the living hell out of) towards the end of principal photography for Slide AmericaMinutes after driving off the lot in The Destroyer™… January 2007My dry-erase board marking the completion of editing Slide America… May 2007Having Nascar-style door-bars welded into my rollcage up at J3 Racing. One of the largest and CLEANEST shops I have ever been in. rnI literally ate off the floorMy lovely girlfriend Lieze ready to turn a giant wrench up at Foerst MotorwerksPost-surgical x-rays of the 7″ plate and 8 screws now permanent to my collar. September 2007rnEvery Racing Dynamics wheel I own… including the (then unused) chrome set… all mounted up c/o Gran Turismo East rnand ready for thrashing at DMGGMASD. October 2008And last… but not least… the Pushead desktop image that I rocked for 4 years