Virginia Beach, VA- Every year a mass of the hottest rides in the Mid Atlantic region meet in Virginia to show off their rides and they call it Sumospeed. This year seemed to be the best of them of all. The Insane Stance and Offset Crew based out of Raleigh, North Carolina brought out a few legit JDM toys. Steve’s Toyota Aristo looked amazing, if you want to see some nice rides you need to make it out to one of their meets in North Carolina. There seem to be an abundance of Mazda Miatas that were battle ready as well as clean as a whistle. Josh Guillot’s Lowlife Miata had the perfect stance, I’m sure he has gone through a few oil pans rolling that low. We know you’re low when you take out animals like Wes Edwards did and he let everyone know with Roadkill plastered on his hood. There seemed to be an abundance of whips with air ride from Subarus to Honda Accords, but I like power and Virginia Speed with their Supra and Camaro brought out the big guns. I love classic cars Domestic and JDM and Classicjdmcars.com brought out a couple of real rare JDM Classics. It is not often if ever you see an R31 Nissan Skyline. The JDM enthusiast loves and drools over the Hakosuka Nissan Skyline from the 70′s ( JDM Legend ) but this R31 is a beauty in it’s own right. They also brought out a couple old Toyotas to wow the crowd. In my opinion every show should have this great mix of classic and modern cars, so every generation can check out what you got. Props to Ricky Simmons for the great coverage.
Atlanta GA- Our homie Mats Baribeau and the Gold in the Net Drift Team traveled from Canada to Georgia for their first Formula Drift event of 2013. There was high expectations for the team from all the hard work that was done to get the car ready for this FD season. The team put together an amazing machine and looked great going into the event. Pic Courtesy of Larry Chen – Driftfotos and Formula Drift.
In racing you hope you drive well and your car can handle the abuse that you are giving. With racing you hope for the best, but understand some things can be out of your control. Mats loved the track but unfortunately broke a rear spindle right before the qualifying round causing him to not being able to compete for the podium in Atlanta.
Although disappointed he is keeping his spirits high and focusing on the next round in Palm Beach, Florida. Good luck in Round 3.
A bunch of friends decided on a nice weekend to get together and open up their toys to their full capabilities. I know if I am going to spend 6 digits on a car, I would like to see if I’m getting my monies worth. This Exotic Crew took a trip to a small air field to do just that, run their cars in a safe manner. You have your common Nissan GTR ranging from 500-1200hp and then you have the uber rare and absolutely stunning SSC Ultimate Aero. The Ultimate Aero rated at 272mph is not just an exotic car but a Supercar. To keep this mean machine planted is a set of 335 tires in the rear. If you love cars, you’ll love the SSC Ultimate Aero. One of the most intriguing battles to me over the event was the M5 and C63 AMG. There are no winners or losers when these two lineup, just the never ending battle of Germany’s super sedans. Do you like the styling of the M5 or the amazing growl of the AMG? All is fun until someone gets hurt they say. Why would a Fiat line up against a GTR? As one fan said on our Facebook Fan Page ” Go home Fiat you’re drunk”. All in all it was a great event with McLarens, Lamborghini,Ferrari, Ford GT,Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and others representing on this day. It also doesn’t hurt when you have an amazingly stunning flag girl starting you off the line. I must say the the coordinator of this event did a very good job. Enjoy the coverage from our own JDS-Photos on the next page ,and don’t forget to comment here and /or the fan page.