You know, one of these days I’m REALLY going to try and get one of these features written out and finalized at least a day before it goes up instead of just hours before. If you were to look at my calendar from this past month, yes an actual physical calendar because I still haven’t gotten used to doing any of that on my iPhone, you’d see that some of these days had two- hell even three shoots booked in one day…I’m dumb. I’m seriously lucky I’ve been busy lately, but that will typically come with a downside; aside from your social life being a joke and contact with your friends is limited to a group chat (which gets muted sometimes- sorry guys), or seeing one of them every now and then which whom I work with from time to time – this usually means other fun things take the back burner, which in this case was this shoot. I’m pretty sure the conversation I had with Mando about getting his car put up here happened months back, and finally this happened less than two weeks ago.
It sure has been a while since I have sat here and written on Gear-Trends. But it also been a while since I’ve had the chance to kick it with my buddy Ivan. Last time I saw his Raptor, it was simply his daily. But after we both went off to the the oil and gas industry, I hadn’t gotten the chance to see what he had created.
Back in April I tagged along with some friends to San Antonio for our first “Day of Drift” event held at the San Antonio Raceway. It’s a pretty chill event, a place for the guys to go and hone in their skills on the track, and a good way for me to stay on top of my game – photography wise. I noticed Scotts car right away, who wouldn’t? In a motorsport where the 240 platform seems to dominate, its pretty rare you see a RHD daily driven Skyline on the track. I knew I was going to have to talk with him at the next event…and obviously you know how that goes, its now been 4 months later and I finally got a chance to set this up!