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Marc Landreville Formula Drift Recap Presented by Perry Auto & Competition!

The biggest drift event of the year is with out a doubt the weekend Formula D rolls into town. The event consist of Formula D Canada RD3 and Formula D ( US ) RD5 and it all goes down at the Canadian House, Autodrome St-Eustache.  To make things even more insteresting, Marc was competing in both FD and FDC events! 

On the Thursday all the teams rolled in to set up and for practice sessions. 

The original plan was for Marc to run FD Canada with his V8 S14 and run FD US with his 2JZ S14 but after some damage suffered to the V8 car at a DMCC event the weekend before the decision was made to run both series with the 2JZ car. 

With the pit area set up and drivers meeting completed it was time to head out and burn some tires for the first practice session of the day. 

Even tho it had been 8 months since Marc drove his 2JZ car and to add to the fact that the car only got finishing fine tuning its engine and suspension the day before, Marc was looking strong right off the bat.

Marc even has some great practice runs with a certain mustang pilote. 

After the FD US practice session it was time for the FD Canada practice session. Marc made use of all the time he could to get the car dialled in.  

After the FD US practice session it was time for the FD Canada practice session. Marc made use of all the time he could to get the car dialled in.

 

Friday:  Qualification day for both FD Can and FD US. 

 

Marc locked and loaded wating to head out for a short practice session. 

Marc locked and loaded wating to head out for a short practice session. 

Those Achilles tires sure can smoke! 

Those Achilles tires sure can smoke! 

Quick bite to eat before qualification.

Quick bite to eat before qualification.

FD Can qualifications were up first. Marc put down two great runs despite having it start to rain on his second run and he locked himself into the 3rd qualifiing position. 

FD Can qualifications were up first. Marc put down two great runs despite having it start to rain on his second run and he locked himself into the 3rd qualifiing position. 

FD US qualifying was an event all on its own. The track was super wet in some areas and drying in others and being the first out Marc had some of the worse conditions but never the less he put down some solid runs and got into 12th place. 

FD US qualifying was an event all on its own. The track was super wet in some areas and drying in others and being the first out Marc had some of the worse conditions but never the less he put down some solid runs and got into 12th place. 

Saturday: Event day!

 

With the sun out and the grand stands packed it was time for a quick practice session before the FD Canada Top 16 event. 

With the sun out and the grand stands packed it was time for a quick practice session before the FD Canada Top 16 event. 

Marc really started pushing but the engine started having a few issues so the team had to deal with that instead of being able to get the suspension dialled in the way they wanted.   

Marc really started pushing but the engine started having a few issues so the team had to deal with that instead of being able to get the suspension dialled in the way they wanted.   

FORMULA D CANADA Top 16

Marc won his battle against Francis Doyon in his bad ass S15. 

Marc won his battle against Francis Doyon in his bad ass S15. 

In the Great 8 Marc faced off against Tyler Nelson. It was a great battle between both drivers and in the end the judges sided with Tyler for the win. Tyler would end up  going on and winning the event.   

In the Great 8 Marc faced off against Tyler Nelson. It was a great battle between both drivers and in the end the judges sided with Tyler for the win. Tyler would end up  going on and winning the event. 

 

Even tho Marc did not podium in FD Canada his is still in the lead of the championship by 105 pointa over second place.

Even tho Marc did not podium in FD Canada his is still in the lead of the championship by 105 pointa over second place.

FD US Top 32

Marc was against Kyle Mohan in his 3 rotor MX5.  Marc put down a good chase off the bat. 

Marc was against Kyle Mohan in his 3 rotor MX5.  Marc put down a good chase off the bat. 

On his lead run Marc put some serious distance but due to a few bobbles the battle went OMT.  

On his lead run Marc put some serious distance but due to a few bobbles the battle went OMT.

 

On the OMT Marc was focused on the win and put down  a pair of great runs. 

On the OMT Marc was focused on the win and put down  a pair of great runs. 

And with that Marc got the win and was on to the big show! 

And with that Marc got the win and was on to the big show! 

During the half time break his team worked feverishly to get all the bugs worked out of the car. Marc was facing  Chelsea Denofa in the  Top 16 so the car had to be on point .  

During the half time break his team worked feverishly to get all the bugs worked out of the car. Marc was facing  Chelsea Denofa in the  Top 16 so the car had to be on point .

 

Perry Performance and Competition always proud to support Marc! 

Perry Performance and Competition always proud to support Marc! 

With the Top 16 intro's about to start the event was literaly sold out! 

With the Top 16 intro's about to start the event was literaly sold out! 

With the sun starting to set it was time for the main action to start. Starting with a bang you might say...

With the sun starting to set it was time for the main action to start. Starting with a bang you might say...

As soon as both cars initiated Marc felt something was off and slacked pace a little and boy was he right. Denofa went hard into the wall. 

As soon as both cars initiated Marc felt something was off and slacked pace a little and boy was he right. Denofa went hard into the wall. 

Not the proximity Marc was going for!  The hit was so violent that it ripped the right wheel and suspension right out of the Mustang. 

Not the proximity Marc was going for!  The hit was so violent that it ripped the right wheel and suspension right out of the Mustang. 

Denofa actually tried to fix his car but did not have enough time so all Marc had to do was complete his "lead" lap and he locked in the win. 

Denofa actually tried to fix his car but did not have enough time so all Marc had to do was complete his "lead" lap and he locked in the win. 

Top 8 was not an easy one! Marc was going up against none other then Aasbo

Top 8 was not an easy one! Marc was going up against none other then Aasbo

Right away Marc was on him! The crowd was going crazy! 

Right away Marc was on him! The crowd was going crazy! 

It was insane to see Marc sticking right to him the entire course! 

It was insane to see Marc sticking right to him the entire course! 

Marc had a great lead run but  Aasbo stayed with him pretty well..  It was looking like this could be going OMT. 

Marc had a great lead run but  Aasbo stayed with him pretty well..  It was looking like this could be going OMT. 

Despite the crowds chants for a OMT the judges sided with Aasbo. Marc still  put up a hell of a fight and a great show for the fans.

Despite the crowds chants for a OMT the judges sided with Aasbo. Marc still  put up a hell of a fight and a great show for the fans.

Overall it was a great weekend. Marc learn a bunch and now the new car is running perfect, Already cant wait to get back out on track!  

Overall it was a great weekend. Marc learn a bunch and now the new car is running perfect, Already cant wait to get back out on track!

 

Marc would like to thank all his sponsors who with out this would not be possible:

Perry Performance

Pink paradise

Garage MLR

Vp Racefuel

Scale suspension

Castrol Canada

National Performance

Interstate Batteries

Advanced Clutch Technologies

Brian Crower

Turbo by Garett

Affichage.ca

Precision efi

Pbkreation

Hjc helmets

Remorquage ss plus

Zestino

Manson

Mt custom light

Joliette Toyota

Nick b média

Jag imaging

Shortedfused photography

Technocraft

Marc Landreville FDC RD1/2 Presented by Perry Auto

Finally it was time for the start of the 2017 Formula Drift Canada season.  To spice things up it was going to be a double header event so RD 1 was taking place on Saturday and RD2 on the Sunday and it was all  going down at Autodrome MontMagny that is just outside of Quebec City.. 

For this weekend Marc was using his back up car which is a V8 powered S14. His 2JZ car and the one he won his Formula D Pro 2 Championship with was not ready in time for this event as it was getting battle ready for the upcoming Formula D USA event at Autodrome St-Eustache. 

For this weekend Marc was using his back up car which is a V8 powered S14. His 2JZ car and the one he won his Formula D Pro 2 Championship with was not ready in time for this event as it was getting battle ready for the upcoming Formula D USA event at Autodrome St-Eustache. 

Even tho Marc was not using his main car this V8 S14 is no slouch. It had been race prepped from A to Z to be set on kill for this weekend. Everything was ready to go besides a alternator bracket that failed on the car the night before the event  causing the team to scramble and have to rush out to a shop that was over an hour away in order to get it fixed. Getting to bed at 5am the night before a event is standard stuff right? 

Even tho Marc was not using his main car this V8 S14 is no slouch. It had been race prepped from A to Z to be set on kill for this weekend. Everything was ready to go besides a alternator bracket that failed on the car the night before the event  causing the team to scramble and have to rush out to a shop that was over an hour away in order to get it fixed. Getting to bed at 5am the night before a event is standard stuff right? 

With the car now 100% ready it was time to head out for the practice session of the day. 

With the car now 100% ready it was time to head out for the practice session of the day. 

On Marcs very first run he went in a little too hot and took the very high line...Its ok he didnt need that bumper anyway.. 

On Marcs very first run he went in a little too hot and took the very high line...Its ok he didnt need that bumper anyway.. 

But it didn't take him long to have the track down and was putting down some solid runs. 

With the car and marc dialled it was time for a little break before going out for qualifications. 

With the car and marc dialled it was time for a little break before going out for qualifications. 

Marc went out  and killed it.  Putting down the top scores of the day and getting the #1 qualificaion spot. 

Marc went out  and killed it.  Putting down the top scores of the day and getting the #1 qualificaion spot. 

Top 16 introductions with his #1 fan!

Top 16 introductions with his #1 fan!

Marc was ready for battle. 

Marc was ready for battle. 

Right off the bat Marc did not have it easy facing Dave Briggs in his Top 16 bracket. Dave and Marc have a long history of intense battles over the years.  On Marcs lead run Dave came in a tad too hot made contact and then spun. The contact didnt phase Marc and it pretty much confirmed the win. 

Right off the bat Marc did not have it easy facing Dave Briggs in his Top 16 bracket. Dave and Marc have a long history of intense battles over the years.  On Marcs lead run Dave came in a tad too hot made contact and then spun. The contact didnt phase Marc and it pretty much confirmed the win. 

Top 8 Marc faced Jonathan Nerren in his bad ass v8 Supercharged S14. Contact was made on initiation  causing Jonathan to pretty much loose drift but Marc was able too hold it down and finish his run. Marc takes the win. 

Top 8 Marc faced Jonathan Nerren in his bad ass v8 Supercharged S14. Contact was made on initiation  causing Jonathan to pretty much loose drift but Marc was able too hold it down and finish his run. Marc takes the win. 

Next up Marc was facing Tom Tom.. Coming into the first zone contact was made yet again. Marcs wheel was badly damaged and caused his tire to come off the bead. Marc was able to power through it and finish off his lead run. Sadly Tom Tom's car got damaged enough that even after a 5 min his team was not able to repair the car. Marc moves on to the final battle of the night. 

Battling for the first place on the podium Marc was going against Troy Maners in his 1JZ S13. 

It was an epic battle! Marc put down a great lead run but Troy also had a good chase. On Marcs chase run he put the pressure on. Troy went wide going into the infield and touched the outer wall. He was able to save the car from disaster but caused him to spin.

Marc takes home the win at Formula Drift Canada RD1 !!! And after all that we still have RD2 tomorrow!

After taking home the win last night it was time to get focused for a completely new day of competition. 

After taking home the win last night it was time to get focused for a completely new day of competition. 

The day started off with a huge open practice session. 

The day started off with a huge open practice session. 

The course lay out was not changed between the two RD's so Marc already had the car dialled. After a few hours of practice it was time for qualification rounds to begin. 

The course lay out was not changed between the two RD's so Marc already had the car dialled. After a few hours of practice it was time for qualification rounds to begin. 

Like a machine Marc put down a almost perfect run earning him once again the top qualification spot. 

Like a machine Marc put down a almost perfect run earning him once again the top qualification spot. 

With some crazy thunder storms on the way the usually top 16 drivers intro's were skipped in order to get the be able to get the event done in dry conditions. 

With some crazy thunder storms on the way the usually top 16 drivers intro's were skipped in order to get the be able to get the event done in dry conditions. 

Crazy how drifting works some times, Last nights final pairing were now facing each other in Top 16. 

Crazy how drifting works some times, Last nights final pairing were now facing each other in Top 16. 

Marc put down an excellent chase and made up for his little dirt drop action on his lead run getting the OMT call. 

Marc put down an excellent chase and made up for his little dirt drop action on his lead run getting the OMT call. 

This time Marc put down two great runs and was on to the Great 8.

This time Marc put down two great runs and was on to the Great 8.

In his Great 8 match up Marc face Babu. Babu drive great but Marc was out for blood taking the win and moving on to the Final 4.

In his Great 8 match up Marc face Babu. Babu drive great but Marc was out for blood taking the win and moving on to the Final 4.

In the Final 4 Marc faced Youri Levesque. He pushed way to hard on initiation and went pretty much off course. Even tho he didn't lift Youri took the opportunity and passed Marc.. Was not looking good at this point. 

In the Final 4 Marc faced Youri Levesque. He pushed way to hard on initiation and went pretty much off course. Even tho he didn't lift Youri took the opportunity and passed Marc.. Was not looking good at this point. 

Having his new baby at the event must of brought him some good luck since on Youri's lead run he spun it right infront of Marc.... This battle was going OMT! 

Having his new baby at the event must of brought him some good luck since on Youri's lead run he spun it right infront of Marc.... This battle was going OMT! 

This time it was a great battle between both drivers.. 

This time it was a great battle between both drivers.. 

Marc was awarded the win! Onto the battle for the top of the podium.. 

Marc was awarded the win! Onto the battle for the top of the podium.. 

We could not of asked for a better final pairing. Marc VS Dave Briggs. 

We could not of asked for a better final pairing. Marc VS Dave Briggs. 

Marc didn't take any chances and turned it up!  Put down two great runs..

Marc didn't take any chances and turned it up!  Put down two great runs..

And with that Marc Landreville takes home his second win of the weekend and of FDC RD2. 

No better then to celebrate a win then with your dad on Fathers day. 

No better then to celebrate a win then with your dad on Fathers day. 

Next event will be a big one! Marc will be running with the FD Pro's in his 2JZ car but also competing in FDC RD3 with his V8 car... Going to be a hard core weekend running two events at once. 

Marc could not make this happen with out all of his great sponsors;

Perry Performance

Pink paradise

Garage MLR

Vp Racefuel

Scale suspension

Castrol Canada

National Performance

Interstate Batteries

Advanced Clutch Technologies

Brian Crower

Turbo by Garett

Affichage.ca

Precision efi

Pbkreation

Hjc helmets

Remorquage ss plus

Zestino

Manson

Mt custom light

Joliette Toyota

Nick b média

Jag imaging

Shortedfused photography

Technocraft

 

Xclusive Winter Drift 2

Xclusive Winter Drift Part 1

Not much really goes on during the winter interms  of car events. One of the recent events that I have been looking forward too have bee the winter drifting events done by the same guys that put on the Exclusive Mondays car meet. 

MTL AutoShow

The MTL Auto show is always a fun event to cover. 

One of the best parts is the awesome free breakfast! 

Its also always fun because I get to see media friends that I havent seen since fall. 

The crowds around the new cars sometimes gets so thick that its easier to just shoot the back of an other photographers screen..lol 

The Performance Zone this year was pretty impressive this year!

Overall I enjoyed my time at the show! It was actually the first time in years that I attended the show pretty much for myself. I was supposed to be shooting it for a client but due to budget restraints it did not pan out...oh well! 

 

Thanks

JAG

Gear: Grippy Dippy

With the addition of my D500 I wanted to pick up a vertical grip for it.

I ended up going with the Meike brand Grip. As much as I would of liked to get a Nikon one they are way to expensive for just a grip. On my old D300/D700 the Nikon Grip would increase your FPS when using either AA batteries or the D3 batterie.  But since on the D500 you dont get any extra benefits I did not see the real need to spend the extra money.

One very nice feature of the grip is that it comes with a remote control. The remote works very well too!

Mounted on the camera the grip looks great. It feels very solid too and all the controls work as they should. The only thing I will have to look out for is this grip is not as weather sealed as the actual Nikon ones but again for the price I am super happy. 

Thanks
JAG

Rally Cross

The rally cross events have been going on for years at Autodrome St-Eustache. It is probably one of the oldest events I have been constantly covering over the years.

These events take place over the course of a weekend and is pretty much a rally training event on the Saturday and on the Sunday it is the Rally Cross/Time Attack day. 

Back when I first started shooting these events, they had 3 different dates during the winter but now they only come to ASE once a year so I always make sure not to miss it. 

Even tho it is not a true rally it still lets me get my rally fix. The competitors have a twisty layout to follow around the track.  This year we got lucky and had some snow on the ground but I have shot it a few times when they were driving on dry pavement.. Still fun but not as exciting to shoot. 

Most of the people competing are using somewhat normal street cars. It is still a ton of fun to see them rip around in the snow. 

A few purpose built rally cars do come out aswell and they are always a blast to see in person. 

One of my media buddies was also competing in the event. He actually films for one of my favortie YouTube shows "Launch Control" 

With the icy contditions and drivers pushing to beat the clock sometimes a snow bank or two would get in the way. 

Its also neat to see how my home away from home takes on a tottaly different look during the winter. 

Ya the traditional pile of parts and accesories does not change. 

As always I had a great time shooting the event and I am glad I brought out my snow shoes! You can check out the full gallery here : Rally X

 

Thanks

JAG

Gear: Little things!

Too go along with two other of my latest gear posts I ordered a few goodies from B and H!

So nothing too crazy but hey! new stuff is always fun.

With the addition of my new D500 I picked up a new spare battery.. Will also work with my D750 so thats a plus!

Also with the new camera addition I needed to pick up some more Peak anchors. 

Last but not least is a new USB hub.. When doing my whole office organization thing I realized that my current USB hub was only USB 2 so with the new USB 3 hub my card transfers should be a tad faster! 

I have something else coming in the mail too! hopefully I get it before this weekends event!

 

Thanks 

JAG

QueBash Recap

This year marked the first year for the QueBash event!

QueBash was the idea of one of my good friends Manu! Basically he wanted to put on a Maple Leaf Bash style event ( 2 days of drifting and a party at night in between ) in the Quebec City area.

The event was taking place at Autodrome Montmagny. The morning of the event the crew was up early to get everything ready.

The event was taking place at Autodrome Montmagny. The morning of the event the crew was up early to get everything ready.

Main man for the MLB, David was very comfy in his Toyota Tent.

Walking around the pits you had everything from 4 door skylines, Mad Max Autoworks BMW...

To something that always makes me laugh when seeing it.. Thats a V8 swapped rwd converted 4 door Toyota Echo!

Was also cool to see FDC driver Francis Doyon come out with both his V8 and 2Jz cars.

Sometimes you just need a helping hand to get a pen cap off!

Drivers meeting time..

Cedric HD live and direct! Cedric from WPND took over filming duties for this event.

With the help of Mr BrainDead Media.

With the help of Mr BrainDead Media.

Once the drivers meeting was over it was time to hit the track! The scenery around here was pretty wicked. 

What makes running the whole Montmagny track so special is the corq screw.. 

Seeing Doyons Titian Motorsports 2jz S14 ripping for one of the first times was nuts.

It was a smoke machine.

Little Miata about to drop a tire coming down. 

Track staff making sure the track is always clear!

Always awesome to see this Miata kill tires.

Manu got a little frisky with the blowerpack..

With a ton of track time it let drivers try new things..like offroading..

Sadly with all the track time the tranny in this Skyline decided it had enough. 

FDC Driver Tom Tom was also out having fun in his missle.. 

It was good to see Max make a few runs at the end of the day after he suffered parts failure in the morning and had to scramble to find replacement parts

Quebash was a great event. It was fun to be able to shoot different parts of the Montmagny track that I dont usually get to do when shooting other events here.  

Thanks 

JAG :):)

Getting organized!!

Like most photographers, I love gear! I do have a lot of it from computer stuff to having lots ( and lots ) of camera bags. My office started getting pretty cluttered and disorganized with stuff after a full season of shooting. I had gear and bags everywhere and the back of my computer looked like a rats nest so I decided to take the time and organize everything!

First step was to organize all the plugs and wires for my computer/harddrives and other chargers.

Used a piece of ply wood and zip tied it to my desk and then mounted both my power bars to it. 

Drilled a hole in the ply wood so the cord from the power bar can pas through. This power bar is the one used for my external hard drives and it plugs into a battery back / surge protecter  unit  so keep everything safe incase of a power outage. 

Started getting all the wires mounted and organized. I lablled every plug so I know to what hard drive they go to. 

Here is my other power bar all set up with different chargers for my Ipad, Alien Bee strobes and a few other random things.  ( I dont know why the photo uploaded sideways )

Final Power Set up!  Got everything zip tied down and mounted.. I even cleaned up the mess of wires that was in back of my computer. I am super happy with the results. 

Next up was the organize my gear section. For ever my camera gear lived in my Think Tank AirPort Security V1 .  It was great but with adding gear I ran out of room  and my bag would never really get used since it was serving as gear storage. So I cleaned out one of my old cabinets that had been storing all my random camera stuff and set it up for my proper photo gear.  First shelve is all my off camera flash's as well as my memory card wallets and spare batteries. Second shelve is all my still working DSLR's and my Old Nikon F80.  Last shelve is all my lens. Now all my main gear will stay in its new home and will be easy to access when I have a shoot. 

Last step in my organization process was to get my all my camera bags set up. Yes I am a bag whore!  I do use every one tho depending on what type of shoot I have and now they are properly placed instead of just sitting on the floor!

Thanks !

JAG : ): )

Spring Enduro

The Enduro races at Autodrome St-Eustache are always fun to shoot.. For those who dont know an Enduro race is an event for "beater" cars to race around on the oval for a set amount of time or laps and pretty much who ever can survive and complete the most amount of laps wins.

The amount of cars that compete always blows my mind.

Unlike most racing, in enduro racing contact is allowed and makes for 90% of the craziness of the event.

And even tho a lot of cars do start the race, not as many will finish. 

But its that hard core aspect that gets the crowd involved.

 

The car of choice seems to be the Sunfire/Cavalere but some big old American cars do pretty well too since they can take a beating.

It is sorta sad to see some of the cars get abused.. This Monte Carlo was pretty clean looking.

While walking around the track looking for spots to shoot I spotted a pair of sick looking Euro's out in the parking lot.

I always leaving these events with way to many photos and a smile on my face!

 

Thanks

JAG

 

 

New Camera!!!!

Most of the cameras I own are many years old and getting up there in the shutter count. My D700 is basically due to pop at any time! 

As you can see Im 15% over the expected life of the camera's shutter

As you can see Im 15% over the expected life of the camera's shutter

My newest camera is the D750 and its awesome but I have had to send it off 3 times to Nikon for repairs so I decided it was time to get a new camera body.  I was planning on waiting until the start of next season to buy one but in order to keep my NPS status I needed to get a newer camera since 3 of mine no longer qualify and I got a sweet Black Friday deal.

Here she is! I got a new Nikon D500!!  This camera is sorta ground breaking. It is what the D750 should of been as in a Mini D5/D5. Its built like a tank, has the AF of the D5. PC sync ports. 10 FPS and what makes it so crazy is its NOT full frame! The whole not full frame thing has some people questioning the camera since a lot of people just think Full Frame is better.. But as technology improves so does the quality of Crop sensors.  I will do a full review of the new camera soon but I can say that at high ISO compared to my D750 ( a high ISO king ) that side by side it is very hard to tell the difference in files..

Thanks! 

Jag

 

 

So Clean Kick Off Recap

The So Clean events are always a fun times. They turn the usual weekly drag events that take place at the Autodrome St-Eustache into a cool mini car show! with a little more emphasis on the show n shyne then on the drag racing. 

The Iron Z always gets a lot of attention.

Always love the FD Rx7's

I have a special place for muscle trucks and this is a prime example of a bad ass truck.. 454 SS

Probably the craziest wraps this season.

And always good times seeing Mr JPL Photography!

Tommy Wheely

Check the rest of the pics below.. Just some of my favorites from the event. 

UPDATES.. Starting back up the blog! SCP 2016 Recap.

My original goal was to blog about every event I shot but I ended up getting back logged ( Plus was planning a wedding ) and the blogs never got done.. Now in the off season I have the time to start doing my season recaps and no better place to do them then on my blog! 

So to kick things off with SCP Revolution.  Back when I first started getting into photographing cars the SCP show was THE show to go every year.  After many years the SCP shows stopped but this year it was time for the return of the show! The new indoor/outdoor venue of the event made it interesting to shoot and for a first year back I think the show was great!  I was part of the official media team for SCP and here are just a few of my favorite  random photos from the weekend. 

 

The most memorable part of the event was during the awards ceremony. One of the big awards called the Cup de Quebec was around back when indoor shows were popular and it was an award giving out to the car that accumulated the most amount of points during the show season. With the show scene not being the same as it used to the SCP organizers decided to change what the trophy was about,  First part and most important was they changed the name from the Cup de Quebec to the Jimmy Rotondo award. Jimmy was a good friend ( Team OD Member ) and just a great guy that was also very involved in the car scene. He sadly passed away this year and hearing them announce the award in his honour was really touching! 

With the happiness of hearing that the award was not dedicated to Jimmy the founder of SCP Ben Woo explained that now the award would be going to somebody in the local car scene that has had an impact or has helped grow the community in some way or an other. He then went on with a little speech  about who the first ever winner of the Jimmy Rotondo award was going to be.... And to my surpirse it was!

Meee! lol I was super honoured to not only receive the award but have it presented to me by Jimmy's girl friend Marie Chantal.  It was an awesome an unexpected way to finish off the return of the SCP show! 

PS: Thanks to Nic from QNR.ca for the photos of me. 

 

 

 

ASE Official Opener !

I sorta forgot to post about this but since it was a great event I still wanted to write a little something!

The line up was HUGE! Probably the biggest line ups for a Wednesday drags ever!

The line up was HUGE! Probably the biggest line ups for a Wednesday drags ever!

What made it even better for me is I was actually able to take my truck! Finally running properly ! 

What made it even better for me is I was actually able to take my truck! Finally running properly ! 

This was one of the fastest cars of the night! Sounded badass too!

This was one of the fastest cars of the night! Sounded badass too!

It was crazy the amount of people! Some full on car shows dont get this many people.

It was crazy the amount of people! Some full on car shows dont get this many people.

Two sleeper cars! 500 HP Integra and boosted GTP

Two sleeper cars! 500 HP Integra and boosted GTP

It really was a great way to kick off the season !

For the complete gallery be sure to check it out on Montrealracing

 

Toyz Autoart

With it finally starting to get nice out one of my long time clients Toyz AutoArt contacted me to come over to the shop and shoot some of the new rides he has been working on.  Most of the shoots I do for Toyz are just quicky ones. We find a nice enough location close by the shop to snap a few shots that will be good for social media. 

First up was this bad ass G63 AMG with all Brabus goodies on it.. 

We then took his brand new custom gold painted Aventador SV Convertible out to shoot some rollers. Ill be doing a more intense shoot with this car once he gets his new wheels in for it. 

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Last by not least was this 458 Aperta! Ive actually shot this car before but now it has a nice new set of red HRE wheels to match its red interior. 

I also did some fast photos of this amazing 911 RS and a GLE 63 AMG inside the shop for sale purposes. 

 I always love shooting the cars Toyz Autoart has and with the warm weather soon here I cant wait to shoot more!. 

Thanks :):)

Jag