Southeast Drift‘s Drivers Only event turned out to be insane. I totally destroyed 10 tyres at the event… and with several DriftMechaniks in attendance… the tandem was certified gnarl. The atmosphere was super-laid back without spectators, and limited run-groups. It made for a nice change of pace from normal drift events.Shawn Watson came out to the event, and snapped some awesome shots. He wanted to try and emphasize more movement in the photos, so he did a lot of panning. The pictures turned out different from most drift event photos, in an amazing way. I think the overcast day helped to add a cool feel to his photos.Here are a few he shot of the e46 in action. To check the full roster of snaps, check the gallery page that Cody Wellons hosted for him.rnrnrnI’ve got a killer desktop image that Shawn shot from the event that I will post up tomorrow… so keep an eye out.
I came across these cool press kits I designed and had printed for SEMA back in 2006. We were looking for some company backing to help offset the cost of the documentary. I threw these press kits together extremely fast to make it back from the press in time for Vegas. Two years have passed since then, and now that I’m looking back on these… I think they turned out to be a slick piece of collateral.The press kit starts out with a brief synopsis of what the project was about, and what our goal behind it wasIt talked about media partnerships, and what we had to offer as a marketing platformIt overviewed unique impressions through all media outlets, and discussed partnership options for sponsorshipLastly, a DVD of the 1st teaser trailer was attached to the back inside cover via a cool gel discOff all the prospective partnerships… the only one to step up and show faith in what we were doing was Exedy Racing Clutch. Most of the other companies were either turned off because of the street-drifting in the documentary, or fell under the “all talk, no action” clause that seems to plague the industry.Regardless, these press kits are very cool, and will be something I will cherish forever. To me, these still mark the beginnings of this project… and are a small part of a larger picture of what this project later became.
What can I say. The third and final installment if Southeast Drift‘s Triple Threat series was an amazing finale. I had a feeling going into this event that two things would happen: my camera would fall off a car, and someone would wreck. Both wound up happening (to me)… but such is inevitable. The advanced-tandem sessions were getting closer with every run. Everyone has stepped their game up. It’s amazing to see that Atlanta still kills it… through thick and thin.Photo Destruction: BradyStribling.comMulti-car madnessThis is what it’s all aboutKILL