Category Archives: Story of My Life

A Top Flight Birthday

Since the Arizona-based Top Flight guys couldn’t make it out to California for my 20th birthday, they made this DOPE video for me instead.

Could you ask for a cooler birthday present?

Big thanks to Raymond, Dax, Brad and of course Jared who broke his clutch in the making of this video! I love you guys!

Gassing up

So last night, the weather channel predicted rain. The CB radio predicted rain. iPhones predicted rain. So we all met up at around 1am in hopes for some precipitation. As we looked into the sky, all we could see were some patchy clouds and clear sky behind them. It wasn’t looking good. As the time rolled by 1:30am…2:00am….3:00am, people began to leave. All that was left was Brad from Tom Flight, Nieko from Hammertime, and me. As 3:30am comes about, a friend who lived 2 blocks away texted, “itsss pouring here!”, but as we look again to the sky, no clues of rain.

No more than 5 minutes later we were struck by hell. It was time to boogie. So we ran to the gas station, filled up, and headed out. Unfortunately our designated camera car had also left with the other chumps who weren’t hardcore enough (lol) so the only picture we have from the night is this here pre-game photo.

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But don’t worry. Chances of rain are at 80% tonight, and the camera car is ready to go 😉 Stay tuned!

A weekend with Top Flight

I hitched a ride on Friday night with Bradley from the infamous Team Top Flight based out of Phoenix, Arizona, for a crazy weekend full of XDC and street drifting.

The first night we spent fixing Brad’s car so it would pass Arizona’s lenient emissions standards. Since the car failed the first time with numbers well above the criteria, we would have to do some work to help the motor run a bit leaner. We changed the spark plugs, cleaned the air filter, retarded the timing, and ran some alcohol in the gas tank. Voila! The car passed with flying colors. Amazing.

Save Drifting Campaign 2011

Hey so I went to the Formula Drift 2010 finals on Saturday. More bullshit calls and ugly cars than anyone could ever wish for!

I decided that this event would be the perfect one to debut my new protest campaign, the Save Drifting Campaign 2011. I took plenty of pics of the cars that are thumbs down!

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Save Drifting Campaign VS. Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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I even had some fans of the campaign ask to get their photographs taken with the sign!

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So easy, I can do it with my eyes closed.

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With Brad from Team Top Flight!

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And my favorite thus far, a fan taken photo of my ruckus in the grandstands after an anti-drifting, tasteless V8 swapped “drift” car came up to the grid.

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Plenty more to come I’m sure as people start posting their FD pics on facebook and blogs!!!

If you support this campaign, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment below and show your support! If you wish to join me in this effort for FD Long Beach in April, please e-mail me!