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Word Up, Son


During the week leading up to our first Word Up Drift/Gymkana event of the year, I found myself getting more and more excited as Saturday approached. I found myself watching the news everyday to check the weather. I knew it was going to be a wet one which actually made it a very interesting event. The weather was bi polar this past Saturday. One minute its sunny, next minute there are thunderstorms, then its sunny but raining at the same time. I was looking forward to hanging out with the FTLC crew since I have been MIA for the past 2 months or so (SF Giants baseball took over my life) and finally being able to see Mark’s S14 back on the track. We all met up at the Paddock the night before and prepped this beast for some sideways madness…

The front end looks evil with the front bumper off. I can’t even remember the last time I saw Mark’s S14 on the track but I do know that it was awesome to see it do what it does best again…

Kenny even took his wagon out and whipped it around for awhile. Pretty awesome.

We started off the day with our drivers and media meeting and we could tell the drivers were getting anxious to hit the track. Can you tell that Jan was stoked?

Jan had some pretty unfortunate luck with his Cressida getting to the track in the morning. But all it took was a few runs around the course to cheer him up…

Jan was in such a better mood that he busted out with some FTLC karaoke and his seduction face. Sade’s “Smooth Operator” to be exact.

The drivers didn’t even care that it was raining and wet on the track. There were a lot of talented drivers out there.

This is probably my favorite photo I captured all day. It was hell standing out there in the middle of the track with the winds picking up and rain coming down but i’m glad I did. The rain and wet ground gave the photographs a pretty cool effect I think.

By the way, rainbows make Kenny levitate…

Even local Pro FD driver Matt Field came out with his 240.

But wait a minute, isn’t that…

Oh I see what you did there…

Speaking of local drifters, here’s Jay Pizo tearing up the track in his LS1 powered GS.

Sorry, I got a little carried away with this panning photography…

Overall, I had an awesome time at the event despite the cold and rain and hope everyone did too. Its always good to see everyone and meet new people. I feel like this event not being open to the public helped a lot of the drivers relax and just have fun with it. During the morning, cars were drifting the track and doing donuts. By the time the sun went down, cars were drag racing and catching some air, LITERALLY. We will see you all next month. I’ll leave you with some random photographs…

20 Responses to Word Up, Son

  1. Z-Monster

    more pictures of that 240z!

  2. Great ! Thanks for sharing the atmosphere of the event.

  3. Z-Monster

    Also i hope someone can answer this question for me…

    By what means did you get the white “Society” lettering on the side of the tire? I really like the look and want to get ahead of the trend!

    • Daode

      I think its a spray paint stencil job.

      • Z-Monster

        that all really? thought thats what it might be but was questioning how long spray paint would last on a tire

        • DAODE

          yeh thats true might not be because the O dont look stenciled, but thats all i could think of.

  4. i love yuta’s 240z and mark zenki. that rolla wagon’s fresh too

  5. Great shots and drifting in the rain looks real fun. I couldnt help but notice your “Fit bike co” sticker on the 240. Is this the same Fit bike co as the one owned by Robbie? Major boost!

  6. Nice coverage and shots Andy!

  7. Jhooks

    awesome stuff Andy! I got a new Facebook photo of my jogging now hahaaa

  8. Reign

    Dope photos Andy! Definitely a fun day w/ the crew.

  9. RONNIE808

    I like this coverage. The photos were amazing. Mark’s safari print on the car looks hella awesome! Despite the gloomy weather, it looks like you guys had a ton of fun. Can’t wait for the next one :)

  10. Looks like a good time!

  11. Charles

    wordd up pics are dope

  12. Danny Pow Pow

    pretty much inlove with the fatlace 240. that black one looks fresh too, nice and clean “mint”.

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  14. This is cool coverage Andy!

  15. Thanks guys, appreciate it. Can’t wait for our next Word Up event in December. See you all there!

  16. FiLL

    more pics of that white cressida!!

  17. Mike DbiZ

    What kinda rims are on the front of that 350z? I’m pretty sure they’re either Advan’s or Volk’s.


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