figuring it out

2012: The Year of Drift Cars, Supercars and Hypercars…

Before I even get started, I have to say a very big thank you to the one person who makes this all possible. My wife Angela has from the very beginning supported my motorsport and photography shenanigans from a mere hobby to an all consuming, non-stop traveling, way of life. Without her constant support and occasional bewildered…

Kyoto Garage Summer Slam

The final event at Archerfield for 2012 was always going to be a massive event. With multiple Australian Drift Champion, JDM All Stars Champion and former World BMX Champion Luke Fink at the helm, he’s been to one or two events in his time and had a plan to bring his vision of the ideal…

Chasing a Championship: The 2012 Australian Drifting GP

I have spent the past few years following the drift scene in Australia and have covered countless local events over the years. In 2011, Australia saw the return of a national drift series, the Australian Drifting GP. When my friend Rob Whyte told me that he had committed to competing in the 2012 series, I…

Queensland Raceway Short Track & Matsuri 2012

The lead up to these events have been pretty incredible, with non-stop updates from entrants and competitors as they prepared for the biggest weekend of drift all year at our local track, Queensland Raceway. The weekend kicked off with the second series of the very popular Short Track competition. Running a three round format on a…

You can’t steal team spirit

I must admit, when you think about it, the time and money that we spend on our hobby of cars and motorsport is not all that easy to justify in any rational sense. I know that many of my friends and family don’t understand, they just smile and nod as I go off on a…

In the build: Kris Frome’s Drift R34

Purchased in 2003 with only 18,000km on the clock, Kris Frome’s 1998 R34 GT-T Skyline had big plans in store for the future. Kris spent the following years putting countless hours into the R34, creating his ideal show car that became one of the top cars for Pioneer, travelling around Australia and winning countless awards. With…

Stadium Drift Pro Tour Round 1

The 2012 Stadium Drift Pro Tour kicked off the season with a massive start at Queensland Raceway, with many fresh builds hitting the track for their first competition. One of the notable additions to the field is Nick Coulson’s Holden VE Ute, sporting the Australian flag livery. Pushing well over 400HP with just cams and…

Drifting through January

With 2011 ending in a blaze of smoke at Formula Drift in Malaysia and a broken camera, I returned home to start at the task of getting a new camera body. Being a 1D addict, what I want and what I can afford are always two different stories! Naturally I would love to get a…