Friday, December 24, 2010

Jared Slyter - The Lighthouse Pare II

My brother rerecorded the vocals in one of his songs and his roommate made a music video for him. I think it turned out really well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

toy drift

Me and Derek hitched a ride with Dan down to Willow Springs this past weekend. He towed his Miata to get in some practice with team rad experience but things turned for the worse. Unfortunately he only got 4 runs before one of his throttle body screws snapped and got sucked into cylinder #3.

So Derek and I hung out at the balcony where Just Drift was putting on their 2nd toy drive.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dave's new vdub

it was bugging him bad enough that he had to go buy another.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Lens

Pretty excited about having this lens now. Super sharp and great range for shooting drift events. Now I just need a drift event to shoot at.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flash time

I picked up a cheap flash to mess around with.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

back to grids

I'm lending derek my grids while my s13 is out of commission.

Friday, November 26, 2010

November Video

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow is here

Pete and Matt toughing out the weather plowing the roads for the rest of us. Timing chain on the s13 is taking a holiday so i'm back to driving a pick up. No snow drifts for now.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

up to no good

Picture credit to Pete Wilson
Check out his stuff here.

oil pan smash

Thanks to the great design of whiteline sway bar mounts my oil pan got completely hammered and starting leaking 3qts a day. Waited 3 weeks for another one and then spent a very large chunk of my saturday putting it in. Totally not worth all of the trouble so a skid plate will soon be made.

Friday, November 12, 2010

BoiseDrift shirts

Get your BoiseDrift shirts here!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pete Wilson's car

Well I have been wanting to get some practice making videos and editing so I filmed this little vid of Pete's car. I am not very happy with the outcome but I guess that's why i'm practicing.

Monday, November 1, 2010


SLC Drift from Jordan Porritt on Vimeo.

Our homeboy from SLC, Jordan, through together a little video. Check out their blog

Friday, October 29, 2010


Brian is a good friend of ours and I just realized that we've never posted his rex. I'm not a big fan of these cars, in fact I hated them, until I saw his. He's doinitrite imo

Photo credits: David Kvapil -

petewilson new photos

Looks like petey took some new pics

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wheels are on

I just need to pull the fenders so I can space the fronts and lower the rear back down.

End of Summer

A little video I through together with the new camera. I realllly need a tripod.

End of Summer from Derek Slyter on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

bogus run

Last minute kinda deal throwing this together. I was drifting while Ryan filmed so it wasn't the easiest to get steady shots. Oh well.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Derek's miata

Derek and I took advantage of the rain and went for a bogus run today. Video is soon to come.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Got a bonus at work.

Picked me up some new wheels and a camera.

I got a pair of Work Eurolines from a friend. 17x9 +12

and a set of Weds Farmas. 17x9 +3 (in picture) and 17x8 +5

Saturday, October 16, 2010

new camera

Bought a 7d.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Picked me up a new daily

The first part of my trip to SoCal was great. Got to spend time with my brother and friends. Got some good food, went to a swap meet, and visited UCLA. The second part was.... an adventure. I made it to Vegas and ended up staying there about 3 hours longer than planned. One rear fender was about 1/4" above the tire while stopped and the other was literally on it. The previous owner gave me a jack but the Racelands have so much travel, the wheel wouldn't leave the ground. I went to Home Depot and bought a few 2x4's but couldn't get them to work. I ended up pulling the wheel into a gutter in the middle of the parking lot which let me get the wheel off the ground. The lugs were torqued on so tight I couldn't get them to budge with a tire iron so I had to raise the coil through the wheel/wheel well. I raised it about 2 inches on the coil which added to about 1/4" wheel gap when compressed. This a shorter version of the Vegas story.

I get back on the road and about 4 hours later my battery light starts flashing. The car starts bogging down and the lights flicker. I pull over to check the battery and it turns out the alternator ground split in half (I found that out later). I'm on a fairly small highway an hour south of Ely,NV. It starts to rain and is getting dark. I call my dad and he offers to drive the 8 hours from Boise to pick me up with a trailer.

I'm 15 miles south of a small town (Lund, NV) and in a dirt lot. I decide to try and bump start it. I end up about 300ft off the highway (the small highway), in the dark, in the rain, on a dirt road. One of the hardtop latches is broken and it doesn't fit right so the doors won't open without the windows cracked. I decide to flag someone down to help me bumpstart it because I almost got it to start last time. The first guy I flagged down said he wouldn't help me but he would give me a ride. He seemed extremely sketchy so I didn't go with him. I go back to my car and realize that this sketchy old man told me he would send someone my way and I'm not visible from the highway so I start getting a little paranoid. I decide to flag someone down to help me push it back onto the highway because there was a little traffic flow, I felt it was safer that way. This guy pulls over and we try to push it up the dirt road to no avail. He was nice and offered me a ride to Ely. I accepted after calling my dad to let him know I'd be in Ely.

We get into Ely and I book a $35 room. It was nice to know I didn't have to wait in a miata for 8 hours while getting rained on in cold weather on some sketchy dirt road. I got a warm meal at a nearby diner, took a shower, watch some tv and get a good 2.5 hours of sleep.

My dad gets there and we head for the Miata and it takes about 3 hours to get it loaded up. We tried jumping it and of course it dies after idling 30 seconds so we tow it back up to the highway because there's an incline that will make the trailer more level. The trailer isn't exactly slammed car friendly. We end up getting it loaded by (carefully) pulling the miata with the van and a tow cable up the ramps.

The rest of the trip was uneventful. We had breakfast and then he slept while I drove home. We picked up an alternator and the way and that night we discovered that the ground had split and the alternator fried.

Anyways... here are some pics I took:

I have already sold the Grids, which I'm getting loads of hate for, but I'm not a fan of buying someone else's car and calling it my own without doing anything to it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

old stuff

2 in the am going through my flickr