Check out this awesome video by Corey Denomy. Nate Hamilton gives an in depth walk around of the car that him and one44 motorsports built for their 2013 rookie season of Formula Drift. He talks about changes to the motor, new additions and sponsors from last year, and about the design and wrapping of the car. Looking fresh in that WMD Hachi Roku crewneck Nate! – WMD
Made my second stop at Nate Hamilton’s shop and as you can see, the engine made it in and was being worked on during my visit. Nate is using a LS7/LS3 built by LG Motorsport – a bigger motor than what he ran last year. It’s basically a LS7 head with a LS3 block. LG Motorsport will tune the car as well. This year, Nate picked up Holley as a sponsor so will be using Holley throttle body, fuel rails, etc. More photos after the jump.
Had a chance to catch up with Formula Drift rookie Nate Hamilton at his shop just outside of Dallas, Texas. Nate will begin his rookie season of Formula Drift this April in Long Beach. We’ve been following him around for a couple of years so definitely looking forward to his first run at the pro level. He’s building a brand new S13 similar to the one he ran last year in which he earned his Formula D pro license. Last year’s S13 will be used for demos, local stuff and perhaps some international events. More photos after the jump.
Had a chance to stop by Lone Star Drift this past Sunday in in Houston. I only had about an hour to catch some of the action before I had to head back to Dallas but was able to snap a few practice runs. A decent crowd showed up despite the rain early in the AM and it’s always nice to see people having fun in drifting! I don’t have much of a write up for you but hope you can enjoy the photos. A big thank you to Aaron of Fabricated Motorsports for the media pass; will definitely check out the Mineral Wells event later this month. Also would like to shout out Art, who I ran into at the event as he was rockin one of the WMD “We Are The Media” shirts! Good to meet WMD friends. More photos after the break. – Alex
The rotary engine is different. That is why people like it (and some don’t). In the history of the Wankel Rotary Engine many manufacturers have experimented with it. GM, Mercedes, and more.. but only a few companies could get it right. Mazda got it right. Similarly many people try to modify Mazdas but only few get it right. – Joe
More pics after the jump.
Our good friend Nate Hamilton releases his first episode of 2012. Featuring Nate’s experience at XDC Round 1 and 2 which were back to back events in Arizona. Put together by Corey Denomy who keeps stepping up his game with every new video he puts out!
A big shout out to the entire Hamilton crew and thanks for rockin the WhatMOnstersDo sticker! – WMD
We had the opportunity to shoot Nate’s S13 last year and were excited to hear what he had in store for 2012. If you spent anytime on the web this past week you’ve likely seen the teaser photo Nate and his team released. As we expected, it caught fire and is being praised by many of the industry’s leaders as one of the best looking non-pro drift cars out today. Luckily, I happen to reside a 40 minute drive away from Mr. Hamilton and jumped at the opportunity to feature it on WMD once more!
Hey WMD readers, My name is Brody Goble and I am a Canadian driver on the road to obtaining a pro Formula Drift license. I live in Vancouver, Canada but do all of my racing in the USA. For 2012 we will be making the switch full time to drifting driving as part of the 2012 ASD Mob program in the ASD | Falken Tire | R3 Motorsports | Enkei Wheels Nissan s13 240sx. [read more…]