Sit back, crank your speakers, and prepare your life to become the equivalent of a Maxell commercial, as the automotive-filmmaker’s dream team that is Will Roegge and Joshua Herron announce “Keep Drifting Fun.” rnrnThis will be their first feature-length production about grassroots drifting in America. Over the course of this year, the duo will be taking to the streets of the U.S.A., living out of a van, eating mostly peanut butter. For obvious reasons (cough Slide America), I am insanely excited to see this come to fruition. It has been nearly four years since we shot Slide America, and as far as I’m concerned… it’s about damn time we get another dose of where grassroots drifting in America is REALLY at, in a current timeframe.rnrnIn the meantime, enjoy this section of the video, from our members-only drift event in Nashville… And remember… rnrnKEEP DRIFTING FUN. rnOR ELSE.rnrn
rnrnEven though I “revamped” the Slide Style™ site about six months ago… some sort of muse was pushing me to scrap it, and do something else. The hosting was up for renewal, so rather than renew, and keep the hacked up WordPress store that had too much going on, I opted to move everything over to a Big Cartel storefront. rnrnKeeping things inline with “less is more for 2010″, I stripped everything down to the barest of essentials. Dare I say that it looks MUCH better? The added functionality that Big Cartel provides, like easier combined & international shipping profiles, made the move that much sweeter.rnrnI have some new items making their way to the store over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled!
And that’s just what they’ll do…rnrnI managed to take a spill down 16 stairs. With a coffee cup in one hand, and my phone on my ear in the other, I had nothing to brace the fall. I remember the slip, the “oh shit!”, and squirming around on the living room floor trying to catch my breath. Never in my life have I had the wind knocked out of me like this. Something felt terribly wrong. Lieze got an ambulance to the house in less than 5 minutes (totally amazing). They had to treat me in the event there was spinal damage.rnrnThey put me in a neck brace and strapped me to a flatboard for a quick ambulance ride to the ER. I wasn’t allowed to move AT ALL for nearly two hours until a doctor could check for spinal damage. This was probably the most uncomfortable have been in years. The shooting pain in my spine and back of my ribcage, coupled with not being allowed to move for that long felt like my own personal hell. My Dad got a doctor to finally check me over, and I went in for 10-12 x-rays to make sure the injuries were minor.rnrnEverything checked out. No spinal damage, no broken ribs. I woke up the next morning feeling more sore than I have ever been in my entire life. It literally felt like I got hit by a bus. I have a new-found respect for victims of car crashes, because I imagine this is how it feels. I guess this is what I get for trying to multi-task every second of my life. Lesson learned, lesson learned.