Let’s try this sometime.
Check out this awesome clip from the movie Grand Prix of the 1966 Monaco GP. Can’t wait to watch the race tomorrow morning.
This is an incredible video of a Philly local who owns and restores old motorcycles. He’s a run-of-the-mill blue collar guy.. old school, hard working, and passionate about his bikes. He has a lot to say about our generation, and sadly most of it is true. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
I love W211 E55 AMG’s.
so much so that I just picked one up.
Most definitely a crazy torque monster of a luxury sedan
Here is an example of an extremely clean/low/fast specimen with a little twist.
car runs 11.5 @ 121.5 on stock pulley….. not too shabby
West Chester, PA (PRWEB) – February 11th 2011, Matt Waldin Racing is preparing the new Helix powered 350z for action in the 2011 Formula Drift circuit. This will be the first year the team is running the full Formula Drift schedule.
At the end of last year with the help of Brian Crower, the 350z got a serious kick in power that propelled the team to it’s highest qualifying effort in Formula Drift to date. The team is aiming to continue on the upward trend starting in Long Beach, CA at Formula Drift’s inaugural event. The April 8th/9th event takes place on the streets of Long Beach where only a week later the Indy race is held. The stands are always packed for this event and the cars always look their best since it’s the first of the year.
Formula Drift 2011 Schedule:
April 8th/9th – Long Beach, CA – Streets of Long Beach
May 6th/7th – Atlanta, GA – Road Atlanta
June 3rd/4th – Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach International Raceway
June 17th/18th – Wall, NJ – Wall Speedway
July 22nd/23rd – Monroe, WA – Evergreen Speedway
August 26th/27th – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 7th/8th, Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Speedway, CA
Rendering of the Helix powered 350z:
The new look of the car has been finalized and is a great representation of the new partnership between Helix Drinks and Matt Waldin Racing. Mike English, head of Marketing and PR at Helix Drinks comments “we are excited to see the design come together and we couldn’t be happier, Matt and his car come at a perfect time as we accelerate our push into national retail markets.”
The team at Import Intelligence is hard at work making sure that everything on the car is in perfect working order and it’s ready to do battle. Matt commented “The whole crew is pumped to have a fresh start, new look and equipment for the following year. Its a major undertaking for to run a full season of any racing series, the guys at Import Intelligence have already proven they are up to the task.”
Back on board for 2011 is BC Racing Suspension. BC Racing Suspensions have always been the best balance between performance and cost. MWR firmly believes that it is important to use the products that normal consumers will be purchasing. A properly setup car starts with the suspension, “BC Racing Suspension was simply a perfect fit into our program. With years of racing heritage and great customer service, we would be silly to use any other company.”
MWR is also proud to announce the team will be running on Federal Tire’s 595RS-R sports tire. This particular tire was born on the racetrack but quality and process standards make this tire 100% street legal. The 595RS-R is highly acclaimed and is the “go-to” tire for many drift and sports car enthusiasts worldwide.
Matt Waldin Racing is proudly partnered with
Now that we are less than two months from Formula Drift 2011 Round 1 at Long Beach, some of the rumors milling about are becoming reality. It has been confirmed by Wrecked Magazine that Ryuji Miki will not be returning to America for Formula Drift competition, however he will be running in the Asia circuit.
In even bigger news, we just received a press release saying that Tanner Foust has announced a “temporary” retirement from Formula Drift. Taking over his spot at Papadakis racing will be the 2010 Rookie of the Year, Frederic Aasbo! The team at SF is excited to see how Frederic will perform in 2011 in the new Scion tC2 with a full ride behind him.
(Little Rock, AR – January 3, 2011) – HELIX Drinks is excited to announce their title sponsorship of the Matt Waldin Racing professional drift team for the 2011 Formula Drift Series. This sponsorship combines the energy of HELIX Drinks with the skill and power of two-time DMCC champion drift racer, Matt Waldin and brings that partnership to the eighth season of the world renowned Formula Drift series.
HELIX Drinks will support Waldin and his 2008 Nismo 350Z for all Formula Drift events in the United States allowing him to be a true contender in the series. HELIX Drinks and Matt Waldin Racing will team up for the entire series and for other industry events and programs throughout the 2011 season.
“HELIX Drinks is a great new energy drink and I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. It’s an honor to be pairing up with such a forward thinking company,” said Waldin. “Plus, I really love the product and I can’t wait to share it with the drifting community. With HELIX coming on board as our title sponsor, we have everything we need to be competitive in the Formula D series and we can’t wait for the season to start.”
Waldin, who is well known in the drifting community, has won back to back championships in the Drift Mania (DMCC) series in Canada and is now poised to make a huge impact on Formula D, the world’s leading drift series. Waldin is known for his aggressive driving style, charismatic personality, and his down-to-business 2008 Nissan 350z.
“Matt’s skill, energy, and passion for drifting made him the perfect choice to bring HELIX to the sport. Matt has shown that he will act as an innovative partner that will help propel Helix to the next level,” said Mike Englisch, Marketing & Product Development Manager for Helix Drinks. “We are looking forward to a successful season with Matt Waldin Racing.”
The Formula Drift series starts in Long Beach, California in April and continues across the US through October. TV coverage of the entire series is provided by Versus. For more information, visit www.FormulaD.com .
About HELIX Drinks
HELIX Drinks was founded in 2008 with the mission to create a line of drinks that consumers not only want to drink for energy but for taste and quality as well. HELIX Drinks first product offering is HELIX Energy + Ginseng powdered energy drink mix. For more information visit www.helixdrinks.com
About Matt Waldin
Matt Waldin is an accomplished professional drifter with two back to back DMCC series championships. (09-10). Industry insiders, series owners, and sponsors alike, all consider Matt Waldin, in his cutting edge 2008 Nissan 350z racecar, the driver to watch over the next few years. For more information please visit www.mattwaldin.com.
One of my first blog posts from 2010 was during the snowpocalypse in January when I was stranded in my house. Oddly enough, I’m writing my (probably) last post for 2010 in a similar situation – drink in hand of course.
Above: Steady Freddy Girard at Autodrome Montmagny
2010 was a very exciting year for me and a great year to get this site off the ground. I was traveling on average once every two weeks while somehow still remaining a student (had to make up some pretty creative excuses to get out of class, but it was well worth it). I got to spend a lot of time with some of the greatest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and got up close and personal with vehicles that most people only get to dream about seeing/driving/shooting.
This is probably my favorite photo of the year. It’s not really in focus, it’s not sharp, and it’s the only one out of about 100 snaps that I took on my nighttime ride-alongs that came out decent, but it is exactly what I wanted out of the shot. It’s a lot harder than you’d think to hold a camera steady with Matt driving balls-to-the-wall behind Damien. Those two love to tandem close and fast. I find myself using words like “chaos” “carnage” “fire” and “insanity” whenever I do a write up on a weekend with those guys.
That was my last official event of the year, and once September hit I shot a couple personal vehicles for my friends and gave my camera a rest.
That’s it, and that’s all. 2010 was awesome, and things are only going to get better in 2011.
It’s been a long and a busy year, but I really wanted to get this online before the DVD was finished. This footage is from last years Drew’s Run Rally, this year it will be held the second week in August (12th -16th)
“Drew’s Run” is a short Rally dedicated to a friend and fellow car enthusiast who died this past year at the age of 24. Drew had a long hard fight with cancer and managed to pull through, but as soon as things starting getting better he found himself in the hospital again. This time facing one of the most dangerous procedures in the medical field, a bone marrow transplant. He underwent intense radiation and chemotherapy and was putting up an amazing fight. However the infection was proven too be to strong and on August 9th 2007 Drew found peace, he would have been 25 August 12th.
More can be found on his site at www.drewspinelli.com
Drew loved cars and also appeared in my last dvd “Ready Fuels” in his BMW M5. One of the things Drew wanted to do before he passed was to take some good friends and have a small Rally/Cruise. However the drive never happened and as we have Drew in our thoughts and his family in our prayers we do this drive for them.
Please Visit BsaintMedia.com for ways to contribute and be apart of future Rallies.
This is the first of many short films and video blogs that ShiftedFrame will be doing in conjunction with BsaintMedia. Today a turbo 240 roasts some 255’s.