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A Visit with Formula Drift Rookie Nate Hamilton


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.

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Video: Nate Hamilton XDC Dallas

Nate Hamilton winds down the season and ends up winning third overall in the XDC season. He earned his pro license this year so expect to see him in Formula Drift next year! Congrats to Nate on a great season. – Alex

Tim’s True Form Racing Evo IX


We had the chance to shoot Tim Schoeppner’s True Form Racing Evo IX at Texas Motor Speedway during the XDC / Time Attack / HIN event. Check it out and tell us what you think! Photos by Alex Nunez. Full specs and more pics after the jump! – WMD

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1970 Datsun Bluebird 1800 SSS


I’ve been communicating with Chris Houts, the owner of this beauty, for a few month now as the build progressed so was happy to finally see his Bluebird in person at XDC Dallas. As Marketing Manager at Enkei Wheels, I have the gift/curse duty of scanning through sponsorship request and as you can imagine, I’ve seen everything from hideous to unbelievably amazing builds. Chris’ 1970 Datsun Bluebird absolutely falls under one of those amazing builds. It was a pleasure meeting Chris and shooting his Bluebird – hope you enjoy the photos. – ALEX

Chris would like thank and mention his sponsor Wiring Specialties for there amazing Harness that made his swap a million times easier and is responsible for the engine bay being so clean. More photos and spec list after the jump (be ready to fall in love)!

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Video: Nate Hamilton XDC Phoenix, AZ 2012

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

Nate Hamilton’s Nissan S13 for 2012


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!

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Make sure to put it in your calendars!! XDC will be back at Texas Motor Speedway this month, September 24th! You can get you tickets HERE! What Monsters Do will cover the event in it’s entirety! Including a special NOS car meet and greet at the Enkei Wheels warehouse (only minutes from the track) to be held Friday Sept 23rd 6:30PM-9:30PM. More details soon!

About XDC: XDC is a nationwide automotive festival taking place at the Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday Sept. 24th, 2011. The XDC Super Show will feature a Top 32 Qualifying round as well as a Top 16 Main Event, REMIX Award Tour Car Show, Featured Industry Models and Model Search, Auto Aftermarket Exhibitors, RC Drift Zone, GoGo Competition, DJ’s and Music on the Cooper Stage, Merchandise Stands, Concessions, plus tons of festival attractions!