Gatebil at Rudskogen in July is often billed as the biggest drifting festival in the world, but really it’s so much more than that. In addition to watching drifting, spectators can get rides with drivers or hire one of the Gatebil drift taxis, peruse the various vendor booths, load up on more food and drink […]
The following story was originally published in 2010 on OMGDrift.com, but in retrospect its the very first Life Blasters story. Geoff and I came up with the concept and the name while we were driving through Yosemite on the way to Vegas. Covering events was one thing, but we needed an outlet to post our […]
It’s always a little weird going to an event you don’t know much about. When I’m at Formula D, I know most of the drivers, their crew members, the FD staff, and the media, I’m familiar with the intricate details of the standings and what different results would mean for different drivers, and I was there […]
After some time to reflect, I still think this was the best round of Formula D I’ve seen to date. Jersey last year was a good one, as was Irwindale in 2011, but this one was the best. For starters, Road Atlanta has always been my favorite Formula D track just from a visual perspective. […]
After Geoff went to the One Show last year and saw the light, we might be making this a yearly tradition. Portland’s custom bike scene is thriving and it’s integrated well with the local culture. With companies like Icon and places like See See here in town, how could it not be? This year’s show […]
After being surrounded by people and buildings for a week in London, it was nice change of pace when we arrived in Newcastle, England. Newcastle is a pretty big city itself, but we were going out to Greenhaugh which was literally in the middle of nowhere. It was awesome.
New York; most people love New York, the sights & sounds, the people. It’s one of those cities that to some people never gets old. I’ve been there once, and if everything goes according to plan, it’ll stay that way. There’s another city to me that is the best. And that is London. I’ve been there seven […]
2014 actually felt like a “Fresh Start” for me. I had just moved back to New York a month before the new year and the first week of 2014 started with a train ride to the city to buy my new 7D. It feels pretty good to kick my “Best of 2014” with a photo […]
Well that’s it for 2014. I have a tendency after about a month to no longer like photos I have taken. This is how I hopefully continue to improve; take mistakes and build from them. I have grown an interest in photographing sunsets in 2014, so here is the one that turned out the best.
Another year of Life Blasting is over and what a trip it has been. From rally, to NASCAR, to drifting and sports cars. Unfortunately I couldn’t travel too far this year, but luckily the amount of events around the Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin area are some of the best in the country. For almost my […]
My name is Matt Campbell and I’m a Long Islander. Whether I like it or not, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost 30 years. Originally when I was planning on writing about Long Island I had some “touristy” places picked out to travel to. The more I thought about […]
Often named The Green Hell, the famous Nürburgring is quite the opposite of a hell to me. As an enthusiast for pretty much anything with an internal combustion engine, this long stretch of asphalt leading through the Eifel region in Germany is what I consider heaven on earth. Especially the part they call the Nordschleife, […]
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 […]
Every year when I’m in the Northeast for FD Jersey, I make it a point to spend some time in New York, and I always try to do something different. I stayed with GuestBlaster Matt Campbell out of Long Island, and he dropped me off at the LIRR station one morning on his way to […]
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 […]
Every year I’ve looked forward to two races at Road America: the Grand Am Rolex Series race and the American Le Mans Series race. In 2013 the two series shared the weekend; with Grand Am on Saturday and ALMS on Sunday; this year they arrived for the first time as the combined Tudor United SportCar […]
My trip to the Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres began through the entire state of New Hampshire. Going Northbound on I-93 thru Franconia Notch State Park between Cannon Mountain and Mount Lafayette is one of the most amazing stretches of a road in the United States.