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.
My first subject of 2010 was a perfect Aston Martin DBS out in Phoenix.
Next stop was Club Loose Spring Moves with Matt Waldin and his 350Z for some superfun drifting time. Cool vid by Kenny Cano from that event below… 10 points if you find me.
On Board X Matt Waldin from Kenny Cano on Vimeo.
Then it was time for Drift Camp! Damien got the S15 together for some shakedown runs and Jersey Rob busted out his BBQ skills for the Pennsylvania people.
With a couple drift events out of my system, I went to study abroad in China. Naturally I found a car magazine in Beijing within hours of landing.
After being back from China for a whopping three days it was time for Formula D at Wall Speedway. Looks like drifting will not be coming back to Wall next season. Sad, I love that venue.
Then it was time for Canada road trip #1 – Montreal Grand Prix! I’ve been an F1 fan for 22 years but this was my first time seeing it live. Absolutely incredible.
Fourth of July was spent playing with Godzirra and his evil twin.
And then back to the desert to shoot Ed’s Turbo. Look for a full feature on this car next year, as it’s getting some changes over the winter.
Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, the 2010 Camaro met it’s father.
And before I knew it I was back in Canada, sliding around Autodrome Montmagny with Matt Waldin.
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.