Gatebil took place over this weekend and normally I wouldn’t really share much about it because it’s a bit of out of our reach, being over in Europe, but this awesome video of Mike Whiddett and Fredric Aasbo doing some random tandem drifting at Gatebil has surfaced and I just had to share it. When rounding a corner they look to have caught up unexpectedly with a BMW that was having a lap ahead of them, but instead of calling it off they both -without hesitation- split the sides and drift around the BMW without skipping a beat. I was so impressed I had to share it, hope you are too, enjoy.
So earleir this week Mad Mike Whiddett, the crazy new zealander released a video of him in the mind blowing quad turbo MADBUL RX-7 drifting through 47 corners over 10.4km of road and up through 1076 meters of elevation with a just awe-inspiring performance at The Crown Range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
I personally love how that monstronsity of a car spits fire nearly the entire time and how its a battle to even get traction for him at the start. The ability to control such a beast is just… It leaves me speechless really. He also yesterday released the behind the scenes footage/making of this video which is a pretty cool short itself.
Anyway mad props and respect to Mad Mike Whiddett for this great video.
Last season Formula D awarded Danny George “The Spirit of Drift Award” recognizing his love of his fans and drifting community as a whole.
Now Danny George is turning to us, his fans, whom he loves so much. This year he didn’t get enough sponsors to make the season and is asking for help from all of us. He has set up a system of donations and rewards that feature everything from sticker packs to t-shirts to a raffle for an amazing grand prize. He has even set up the ultimate reward for a drift fan- he will put donors faces on his car’s new livery.
So let’s all pull together and help this awesome guy make his wildest dreams come true. Donate anything you can at Save Danny George
So not a lot has been happening with the Fast & Furious 6 news and leaks prior to the big news that the first trailer for the new movie would hit during the Super Bowl (Trailer at bottom of post). I did search around last week to try to find some cars and pictures and do some research of what we might see prior to the Super Bowl, but I wanted to get some more information before I talked about it here. I read that the Fast & Furious franchise is being taken in a new direction, using Fast 5 as the bridge for this transition, into more of a Heist type movie (sort of like Italian Job). I also read that the plot of the movie and the only way to get Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) to work with the team was to make the team into good guys. The team will be helping Hobbs in return for the only thing they don’t have, now that they each have 10+ million each, pardons and the ability to return home to the US.
From random pictures posted by fans at shoots and tweeted by the stars as they shoot the film alone we have Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) in his custom International based tank truck. We also see two Lotus’ with unknown drivers (My money is on the newer Evora being driven by Gisele Harabo (Gal Gadot) based on the Techart 911 she previously drove), an Orange CCX, a Noble, 2 RX-7s (one of which looks extremely similar to the Veilside one they used in Tokyo Drift), a white Supra, a newer Mustang GT350 and a BRZ.
We also have seen from some leaked footage from a london chase scene that shows them tooling around in some BMWs
Also seen in leaked footage, and confirmed in the trailer we see a Jenson Interceptor, along with a Dodge Charger Daytona (which had been shown in many photos even before the trailer) with Dom (Vin Diesel) in the driver’s seat, an Escort MKI, and an old classic Mustang. However the new information from the Trailer makes it look like Letty is the one driving the Jenson.
We have also seen the previous Dodge Charger SRT8 and Nissan GT-R that Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) are in at the end of the Fast5 movie. They will most likely returning for the intro of the movie.
The last set of photos looks to be set in front of Dom and Letty’s old home, which is now surrounded by highly tuned cars. Judging by the fact the team can’t currently return home I lean toward the idea of this being at the end of the movie where they are likely having an old fashion Toretto BBQ. Now again taking guesses based on photos alone this is who I expect to be driving what: The Blue Ben-Sopra GT-R is obviously driven by Brian, the black Cuda driven by Dom, the silver Bel-Air(?) by Tej Parker (Ludacris), the Yellow Lambo by Roman Pearce (Tyrese), The Orange Camaro is driven by Han( Sung Kang)[this is based on the Han driving more muscle cars when he hung with Dom combined with the paint scheme that is very reminiscent of the Veilside RX-7], and the Fisker Karma driven by Gisele.
So those are my guesses from pictures. We also see a Lancia and some other cars in the trailer, but I’ll leave something for you to watch… so without further adieu….
If you are here then you obviously love cars, even virtual ones. So on an unrelated note Forza Horizen released it’s 3rd monthly DLC car pack for February. I’m not as excited about this one as some of the others, but it does have an old Datsun 510 and a Mazda RX3. Other than that we already got an FR-S and enough higher end sports cars. However if like me you also have the season pass then you are sorta getting it for free, and you do actually get a free Devon GTX GT3 which is actually pretty awesome. So touch your power button and head to the marketplace for your car pack.