Michael Essa’s Drift BMW on Playboy TV with the Enkei PF01! – Alex
The 101 All-Tech issue of DSPORT came in last week. The cover is so dope! I worked with Tobin a few weeks back to make the collabo on the cover. Their creative director literally traced every Enkei wheel in Illustrator… Talk about a time consuming task! I happen to be at the DSPORT office a couple of weeks back when they were wrapping up the issue! Everyone was getting ready for the 100th issue release party but a few guys stayed behind to finish up the issue. Check out the jpeg below! The 101 issue also includes a free Motorsports Guide so make sure to get your copy asap! – Alex
Here is part one of the long awaited Nate Hamilton video!! It’s an awesome video showing behind the scenes grassroots drift footage of Nate and his team’s 2010 XDC run! Pass it around and support the grassroots drift movement! – Alex
^ updated: 3/4/2011
Check out this teaser to Nate Hamilton’s documentary style video! Nate Hamilton is a 23yr old up and coming (drift) XDC driver from the Dallas Fort Worth area and he drives a Nissan 240SX which I plan on shooting very soon and is sponsored in part by NOS Energy Drink, COBB Tuning, recently Enkei Wheels, Ksport, among others. Full video to be released soon! – Alex
About Nate Hamilton: Well got into skateboarding around 2004. Got super hyped on the “DO IT YOURSELF” style sports. Naturaly as i grew up a bit CARS come into play and I just instantly had an attraction to motor sports! It took me a bit to truly find the love of drifting and how much it reminded me of skateboarding. All it took was a few rainy winter days with a good friend JORGE LOPEZ and i was hooked! From there we attended local events as much as possible, turning into an addicted roller coaster ride every drifter knows about!! Broke this, blew this up, hit that pole haha but never looking back! So the journey continues! Follow Nate on TWITTER and on HAMILTON144.com!
Took a few minutes during lunch to shoot Brock’s green drift Nissan 240sx this afternoon. Brock already was using the Enkei RPF1 but will be running the PF01 for the season. Brock White is one of the five selected ASD MOB Prospect drivers for 2011 and was one of the first to take advantage of the Enkei Wheels ASD partnership program. The ASD program is designed to help and educate grassroots drift guys on what you need to do to make that pro-AM to Formula Drift transition. A “how to” on what it takes to be a pro. This not only includes set up and driving techniques but also tips on behind the scenes sponsor/partner relationships, media training, and more.
Rutledge Wood, host of Top Gear USA, wearing the Enkei92 t-shirt (buy one HERE). I was introduced to Rut through Jarod, the voice of Formula Drift, through a tweet tweet! Turns out Rut is a big a fan of Enkei so I had to make sure to hook him up with the new shirt! Thanks for the pic Rut! – Alex
About Rutledge Wood: Rutledge Wood is truly car-obsessed and at an early age learned from his father the business of buying, restoring and selling new and old vehicles. His love of cars led him to NASCAR, and to starring in NASCAR Smarts on the SPEED Channel, a NASCAR trivia game show with Kyle Petty and John Roberts. He’s also a roving reporter for NASCAR RaceDay Built by the Home Depot, Trackside Live and NASCAR Live. To this day, Wood has owned over 40 cars and trucks ranging from a Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck to Hondas, Chevys and even the obscure 1975 Bricklin SV-1. His favorite is a 1953 Plymouth Suburban that was given to him by “the king” himself, Richard Petty. via History Channel