This coming weekend in the middle of nowhere in Eastern Oregon, the Pacific North West’s premiere car culture event will take place. The only event where all worlds collide, Drifting, Time Attack, Stance, and Music will all have their place at TakeoverNW. Hosted at the picturesque Oregon Raceway Park, TakeoverNW will feature some of the Pacific North West’s top drivers and is set to be THE automotive event of the year.
Professional racing made its return to Portland International Raceway this year thanks to the Pirelli World Challenge Super Car Series debuting at the annual Rose Cup Races. This marks a pointed resurgence in Motorsport in Portland and with the Verizon Indy Car Series set to return to Portland after 11 years in September, Portland is beginning a new heyday in its motorsport history.
We automotive enthusiasts love to tinker and modify our rides, but sometimes we don’t have the skills, time, or desire to do the modification ourselves, that’s where shops come in. Thankfully here in the Pacific North West we have some of the greatest shops around and Versionex Auto Body is one of the best. They are experts at not just repairing your car to working order, but in turning your ideas and dreams into reality.
The 2018 Oregon Trail Rally was full of thrills, spills, and epic rally action! Thankfully TAH founder Dak was out there on the trails capturing some of the epic moments.
Cruising through the local Cars & Coffee this past weekend I was checking out the GT3RS and Aventador that had pulled in, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a tan little car that had the hood up. It was parked off by itself with only a few people mingling near it. With the crowds flocking to the newly arrived super cars, I made my way over to take a peek at the interesting little car. When I got closer I spotted that not only was this little car an old Fiat 600, it was a very long way from stock.
Change is coming whether you like it or not. That is just the bare reality of it. Electric cars ARE the way of the future. Many hardline petrol heads refuse to accept anything other than the supremacy of the internal combustion engine, but the electric future will not be full of amorphous blobs of batteries and poorly designed metal, but rather a renaissance of design and class.
When you hear the words “Country Club” you immediately think of golf, tennis, rolling green grass lawns, and stuffy upper class people socializing and discussing business over a glass of brandy and a cigar. The only automotive activities would take place when the valet would park the luxury vehicles of the club members. So where do you go if you are into cars, and want a place to be around like minded people, to discuss business and socialize over your shared interests?
The mid-size SUV category is chock-full of extremely popular and competitive options. From the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, to the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee, breaking into this segment with a brand new vehicle is a treacherous climb up a steep mountain of well established and recognized competitors. The brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent however does well to make a bid for the top spot. We were invited out to a recent ride and drive event to get our first taste of this all new offering from Subaru.
Motorsport is so much more than just racing. It’s the passion and dedication that goes into it. It’s the desire to be the greatest and the willingness to sacrifice everything to get there. The raw emotion of defeat. The elation of victory. The storied past and the hope of the future yet to come. Nothing has ever captured this much like the video series Racing In Slow Motion.