2017 was a radically different year for me, if the past decade had been any indication of what I’d be doing. FD Irwindale in 2016 was my 50th round in ten seasons so I decided to take a break. I also ran out of clients, so that made it an easy decision. I also wrote […]
Private shooting range, Beach Lake, Pennsylvania
Back in April I had received a text asking “Hey, Red Hook is this weekend. You going?” Having never heard of this race before I found myself in Red Hook, Brooklyn just a couple nights later, in complete awe by the energy surrounding this event.
Photography and motorsports have brought me to a handful of places throughout the country and has introduced me to plenty of new people. Back in 2014 I went up to Connecticut for a rally friend’s BBQ where I made a new friend, Erin Kelly. Later on I learned that Erin’s brother, Jay Kelly, owns a […]
Benicia, California: Another year, another tally mark on the wall of life. In many ways, 2014 had been the worst year of my life, so I was happy when January 1st, 2015 came around. I was nearing the end of my 1980 CB650 build, and on a rainy January night I rolled it outside in […]
Being able to have amazing photos come straight out of the camera is a goal a lot of photographers aspire toward. But what if I told you there’s no such thing as “straight out of the camera?” Film photographers know this very well, and must face a series of decisions every time they develop and […]
In a plain, unassuming building in a light industrial complex in Santa Clara facing the San Jose airport, there’s a manufacturing operation underway that’s changing the way people look at electric bicycles.
In 2012, things were going great for Life Blasters. We were experiencing rapid growth, set to become a Formula D media partner, and had just gotten credentialed to cover Rally America. In late September of that year, one day of the Olympus Rally was going to land on my mom’s birthday. My parents lived only […]
Since Formula D moved its Florida round from Palm Beach International Raceway to Homestead Miami Speedway, we took this opportunity to do some sight seeing. I flew out a day early with my good buddy Rich, who also used to be Conrad Grunewald and Taka Aono’s team manager. We met up with Geoff in Miami […]
Source Interlink Media hosted their 3rd Annual Formula Drift Tech Day where many of this year’s FD drivers could get their cars inspected before the season starts. This cuts out the hassle of having the car teched the weekend of the event, and it’s also where a lot of new builds and liveries are unveiled for […]
The other day after the Keep Drifting Fun: The Series inaugural season finale, I hiked over the ridge to the west of Thunderhill to check out the progress of the new track, known as Thunderhill West. I thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing a cool race track under construction.
Before an image has been seen or a paragraph read, let it be known that each and every sentence, word, and syllable has been drawn from the deep, dark, and mysterious mind of a spawn of teh intarwebz. The mind of Kyle Pope. This is not a story or an article as much […]
Danny George: thieving con-man or PR genius? Maybe somewhere in between but I’m leaning toward PR genius. His Formula D program is almost entirely fan-funded. In fact, he’s so reliant on his fans that he probably wouldn’t have been able to compete this season without them. His detractors see a big house and fancy truck […]
Just a few miles from the Jersey Shore there lies a 63 year old 1/3 mile circle track in the township of Wall, New Jersey. Just as close to Philadelphia as it is to New York, Wall Stadium Speedway was built by racing fans Tom and Jennie Nicol in 1950. Unheard of at the time, the track […]
A lot of people ask me what it’s like to be constantly traveling and covering awesome motorsports events like Formula D and Rally America. Most of those people understand that there’s a lot of behind the scenes work and preparation that goes into it, but maybe they are unclear on the details. I decided to […]
As the newest addition to the Formula D tour, Palm Beach International Raceway is not a track that is well known to lot of people in the drifting world. Even among the big tracks in Florida it’s always overshadowed by Sebring and Daytona. Palm Beach does have its history though, albiet a frustrating one.
As an addition to our usual event coverage, I’ve been thinking lately about doing something a little different. We usually leave the track with tons for photos that don’t ever relate to an actual story and don’t ever get used. So I’ve decided to make this the first of my “Photo Dump” posts where […]