Garage Tours: The secret to winning at Hendrick Motorsports' NASCAR complex
See where Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. get their cars built
Ever wanna know what it takes to win over 200 NASCAR races and 11 championship titles? Well, Chris Forsberg gives you exclusive access to Hendrick Motorsports complex outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with Jeff Gordon’s crew chief Alan Gustafson on this new episode of Garage Tours.
Hendrick Motorsports is home to four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams with some of the biggest names in motorsports at the wheel including Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. At this sprawling 100-acre complex, cars and engines are built from the ground up and then rebuilt after every race. Forsberg gets a look into the facilities that handle these major builds from the machine shop to the suspension room.
Check out the official site of Hendrick Motorsports: http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/
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With the long days and late nights starting to pile up, Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck bear down on their builds in the latest episode of Drift Garage. Forsberg gets to work installing a radiator, plumbing, and a new exhaust on his 370Z street machine while Tuerck continues to upgrade his beat-up S13 missile car with a new front suspension and adjustable rear arms. After logging some solid wrench time, the guys take a break to check out Tuerck’s 2JZ-powered Scion FR-S “street car” (which you might remember from last season of Tuerck'd) and then it's time for Forsberg's real test—firing up the modified 370Z for the first time. Tune it to see how it goes!
Check back in next Tuesday for responses to all your questions in the comments below (hint, hint), and the following Tuesday for episode 4 of Drift Garage.
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Listen, being a security guard sucks. You get paid minimum wage to stand on your feet and stare at a wall for 12 hours straight. I sympathize with that. Then, with an an hour left on your last shift of the week and the wife nagging them about picking up the kids, 10 dudes show up with skateboards and cameras and things just spiral out from there. I get it. None of that excuses this wannabe hero for pushing Paul Hart out of mid-air as he attempted to a skate an already hairy handrail, however. Somehow Hart didn't get folded (cat like reflexes, man) and, in the end, got his trick, but let this be a reminder to approach angry people with caution, because you never know what they're going to do.
It's no secret. Vinyl records are enjoying a major comeback and nothing encapsulates the movement better than Record Store Day, a yearly celebration of wonderful wax-pressed goodness. In honor of RSD 2015, which goes down at record stores across the country on Saturday, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew teamed up with Rainbo Records to craft a snowboard made entirely out of records. After an epic behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of raw vinyl into top-quality records, Dave gets to work, piecing together over 20 records, from The Smiths to Dr. Dre, in order to create an awesome shred machine that's ready to rock the nearby slopes of Brighton. Does this mix jam or does it skip like a broken record? Find out in a brand new episode of Every Third Thursday.
Are you a fan of vinyl? Let us know all about your collection and your thoughts on this episode in the comments below!
Tasmanian photographer Stu Gibson has been shooting surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding for over a decade now, but in recent years he has developed, in his own words, a full-on drone addiction and the stunning aerial portfolio to prove it. Gibson specializes in stills, but that doesn't make this video footage he captured of a surfer riding a knee-high runner for over a minute off the Tasmanian coast any less awesome. Sit back, chill out, and give it a watch.
For more of Gibson's photos and video, check out www.stugibson.net
Want to make drift triking gnarly? Here's an idea: Take it to the world's sketchiest streets, such as the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Lombard Street, or, as these crazy three-wheeled kiwis just did, Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, the steepest residential thoroughfare on earth. This POV footage from the stunt showcases some seriously white-knuckle speed, which is all you need in order to make this stuff compelling. If that's your thing, then check it out.
Follow surf photographer Stu Gibson's drone around the world as he captures footage of some of the best surfing spots with some of the best surfers. Big waves, perfect waves, and everything in between, Stu is getting some incredible imagery.