Over the last few days I attended the PRI show shooting some video for Mobil 1. For some reason I thought it would feel a little more like SEMA, but it didn’t. I don’t think that it was the size, there was just something that was amiss. Perhaps it was because I actually got some sleep. Anyway here are some pics:
Vaughn’s 2010 Mustang:
A sick wooden car (No clue what this booth was about, but the car was pretty sick!!!):
Its really had for one describe what actually goes on during SEMA. Its wears people down, drives them mad and it also drives them to sleep in random locations on the show floor.
and for some reason when people are sleeping on the floor, people like to sit on them.
Some times you just have to crash on the floor. Even though there are chairs to sit in:
Other people, like Will SEMA has a different effect on:
and then some people just lose their minds:
Well, thats about it for my SEMA coverage. I’m now back in the ATL and back in the grind. It was fun.. It was crazy, it made me go crazy…
To every one that was there, its was crazy and wild as usual. Theory team, fun workin with you as always. James glad you finally made it and you rocked it hardcore. (I’m assuming you finally made it back to Atlanta. Stupid Airlines). Kelly thanks for putting up with us and rockin some sweet interviews. Jayke you killed it.. Will awesome hangin with you at the hostel. Another crazy SEMA done.
This SEMA the crew kept quite busy. We had several tasks that we had accomplish. Most of these involved filming the show for one reason or another.
Waiting for the Naughty NOS Girls to finish their autograph session so we could film their interview for NOS TV.
We also filmed with with some of the formula D Drivers including Sam Hubinette who was unveiling his new 2008 Drift ride: :
Vaughn also put down a solid interview as well.
An interview with Chris Forsberg for NOS TV:
Unless you were at SEMA you would not believe that crazy things that happen there while you are trying to get work done. While we were filming an interview for NOS TV with Norris, some random man thought that it would be a great idea to take a picure with Kelly. Never mind that Norris is talking to the camera giving the interview, the man asks him to to take a picture of him with Kelly. I have only one way to describe this “Amazing”:
Any way you should check out the Wrecked Magazine SEMA video coverage as well as the videos for NOS TV. We will have more NOS TV interviews up in the next couple of days.
This year at SEMA we decided to change it up a bit. Last year we stayed on the strip. That proved to be quite dangerous, so this year we decided to rent a house that was off the strip by a few minutes. This way our team would be able to stay together and not be spread out across around a hotel. Plus we hoped that no one in out group would get drunk and go an get married again
I was so amazed by the pool that I forgot to take a shot of the house. This pool was sick!! Not only that it had a hot tub as well.
Since we were updating video content every day we had a command center setup in the living room.
Yep, we brought an iMac. Some times you really need a bit more processing power. Expecially when trying to get videos up the same day.
I must say that having the house was one of the smartest things that we did for SEMA. Next year we will be back in a house for SEMA. Hopefully we will go for the place with the pool table next year
For Irwindale, we put up a feed that showed anyone Twittering about Formula D. Now we’ve taken it a step further. I’ve spent the last couple of days rewriting the code that we used for Irwindale and hopefully improved it so that it can handle SEMA. If you want to know whats happening durring SEMA check out http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/twitter/sema08
I tend to fly a lot. It come with the business. I was flying to Irwindale when I noticed a sticker one my road case (I travel with my camera gear as carry on luggage).
Here is a close up:
That’s right that sticker says “Crashin’ Sucks”. I totally forgot about it. Phil pointed out that I should probably not put that case facing that way so I don’t freak people out. I think its kind of funny .. Its the truth. Crashing does suck.
Well its time again. Time to be on the road. This time it was back to Charlotte, NC for the Nationwide Race. NOS had a full wrap on the car this time it looked very killer. I was able to sneak a pic before being yelled out. I guess when the hood is up, it mean go away!!!
I was also able to grab a couple pictures of Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Cup wrap car:
I was not there alone. As usual Phil Luis from Theory was there as well.
We should have the video from the Nationwide Race up soon. I’ll post it up when its done.
Going to Charlotte would not be the same without stoping by Pho Real.
My blog over here at wrecked would not be complete if I didn’t talk about the latest Formula D event that I attended.. Its been 2 years since I’ve been to Seattle. Not a lot has changed, its still a pretty sick track and event.
We did get hit by some crazy rain storm during Saturday Qualifying and Top 16, but what can you expect, its Seattle. If its not raining something has gone terribly wrong. Anyway, this is how I spent top 16:
Yep thats me covering my camera with my media vest.. I knew that thing would come in handy, and beside who really has rain gear for their cameras???
I must say this is my first drift event in the rain. It might not have the big smoke that I’m used to but it was still crazy. I would not dare do what these guys did in the rain. Even the crowd stuck it out in the rain.
Thing did get a little crazy as Jayke found out while filming from what would prove to the be best spot to see people spin out in the rain. (Jayke is the dude in the yellow vest)
Pretty sick event. Check out the whole gallery of photos over in the Gallery