If you’re a fan of time attack, then what a time to be alive! A FWD Civic owns the overall North American time attack record, the Unlimited AWD record was just broken, twice, and there’s an all-new, world-class annual event in the works, right here in the good ol’ US of A.
We feature a lot of manufacturer-specific events here on Front Street, but never any that are actually organized and hosted by a vehicle manufacturer itself. When a company like Porsche hosts an event, its overwhelming influence, mass of capital, and heritage within the community is sure to produce a quality affair like no other—and produce they did.
In an age where visual noise saturates every facet of our lives, the SEMA Show not only embellishes the excess, but also single-handedly shapes the upcoming year of modification trends under its roofs. Through all of the noise, I’ve found I can always narrow down a select group of standouts.
Somewhere between Formula Drift events, and the grassroots events we all love, is a fairly-new concept – motorsports festivals. Created as a bridge between various sections of the automotive community, these festivals include drifting, time attack, car shows, and of course the party that goes along with them.
The fine folks at Greddy Performance Parts and Evasive Motorsports recently offered SoCal 10th-gen Civic enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and talk about the newest speed parts.
Formula Drift’s season-ending event was full of drama and dynamic displays of driving prowess, with three final-round battles required to determine the 2018 Champion. In the end, James Deane took home his second straight title thanks to help from a past champion.