Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the opener for the 2013 Evergreen Drift Pro/Am and Grassroots series on Saturday, and Northwest Nissans‘ NissanFest 2013 on Sunday. It was a weekend filled with drifting and very nice cars. For the Pro/Am series there were 16 competitors, and over 40 competitors for the Grassroots series. It was my first time being at the Pro/Am and Grassroots competition and from what I saw, the rest of the series shows a lot of promise.
The Summer of the Pacific Northwest this year was quite a warm one – with temperatures reaching almost record highs of a scorching 90 degrees and above on the west sound. This created the perfect opportunity to host some great events, including some new like NSX2K and others for their annual showing like StanceWars, The Old School Reunion, and Formula Drift Seattle.
Stance has been a staple of our car culture for the past few years. Met with skepticism from many people in our scene at first – fitment, offset and camber have slowly become a key consideration of so many current builds.
Old School [ōld-ˈskül] – adj: “vintage; from an earlier time; retro.”
Old School in automotive terms is simply defined as a group of vintage cars dated from the 1980′s and before with a nostalgic aura. To bring many of these cars together in the Pacific Northwest, Mike Tolliver and HappenStance Event Productions collaborated to create the annual The Old School Reunion – this time for its fourth year.