Well, not the Autumn you’re thinking about, but it’s just as cool looking. Just 3 weeks ago I traveled all the way to North Miami to take delivery of my first real luxury vehicle. A beautiful full serviced records Black on Black 2010 Audi A4 Avant Quattro, fully loaded, navi, hdd audio system, sport package. I really did find the avant of my dreams. It’s been through the oil consumption recall so with only 50k miles it has a brand new motor.
Of course the mod list was already started, Air Ride, Wheels, Grill, CF Front Spoiler, LED Tail Lights and hopefully Stage 1 chip before EuroTripper Feb 2016. Of course Summer is a little jealous, because a few weeks ago she decided to debead herself causing the tire to get sheadded. The 305’s I had on there are on national backorder so I ended up going down a size to 295/35/18s. Little stretchy but it’s not too bad. I may dial down the mod list to just Air Ride and wheels because I really want to start the power mod project for Summer. We’ll see how the rest of the year goes. Here are a few snaps of Autumn, I PS the height fyi.
This year at Formula D, we were introduce a brand new venue…Orlando Speed World! at the oval track…featuring fence! I think you know where I’m going with this, it was a great location if the owner and FD Staff had more time to organize it. I mean it’s a new venue so no one knew how the property was going house thousands of people, media, drivers, teams, all in one small location. Hopefully a lesson learned and they further improve the location. I still had a blast, scratched a bucket list dream to hear Mad Mike’s MADBUL rotary goodness. This was also my first motorsports event where I had the chance to use my newly purchased Canon 1D Mark 3 camera. Ugh the burst fire is so insane on it still for being over 8 years old. Enjoy the pictures everyone.
Flickr Set – Formula Drift Orlando
It’s been 3 years since I’ve been to my first Titan Motorsports open house and its crazy how much has changed, especially with the scene. It’s nice to see a power house like Titan Motorsports bring in a good mixture of cars. But the real reason wasn’t just for a meet, it was to raise money for their favorite charity, The Just in Queso foundation founded by Tijuana Flats. They help the near by community with food straight from Tijuana Flats. Last year they raised over $14k, which is amazing! But this year they want to beat it! Hopefully we’ll get word soon that they did. But I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking, enjoy everyone!
This year will be my 10 year anniversary with my baby girl, I feel like I need to get her something or do something for her… maybe take an amazing photoshoot with an awesome backdrop and print it out. Hmm, we’ll see how the rest of the year looks like. I did want to start in the power department but my stupid head can’t keep its mind on what to do. But how she sits now I couldn’t be anymore happier. Its exactly what I wanted her to look, aggressive as hell and breaking necks.
Couple of life changing moments has happen this year so I’ve been trying to deal with that as best as I can. The only thing I can turn to that can make me feel better or forget my stuff is my photography and Summer. I just get into a groove, my own world, it’s just me and my work. At my worse point one day I decided to stop by a location along side the beach to take my mind off of things. These are a little dark than my usual edits but I think it fit my mood at the time. Anyways, enjoy everyone.
The weekend of the Rolex is finally here! Well, was, but my ears are still ringing from being so up close to brutal machines driving for 24 hours. This brings a total of 3 years straight coming to Daytona and camping out in the infield getting cold, wet, hot, and sleep deprived. Yes, it was amazing and I will do it all over again next year.
If you want to skip the boring reading part you can go here to view the full gallery on my flickr. Full Flickr Set Here – Rolex 2015
So many photos I’m going through, I forgot how much fun and pain it is. I should have all my editing done by Sunday…hopefully. Here’s a quick teaser of what’s in store.
*Cover Photo done by my girlfriend Roxie (instagram – @rblgti)
The last biggest car show was here and now its gone. It was a great way to end a freaking crazy year. Like last year I helped out my good buddy Nickoli from Simply Clean to cover the event. Hopefully I did a decent job, I’ve been up since 5am so I was starting to crash hard towards the early afternoon. Anyways, I’ll post more pictures here as soon as he posts up the article on his site. I added some teasers for now but hopefully I’ll have the full set late this week or early next. Till next time!
Article is out! Short but sweet over at Simply Clean.
You can also hit up my Flickr set too here – WinterFest 2014 Set.
Another year and another amazing time at this year’s Simply Clean event. We come to Destination Daytona at 7:30am and the long lines were already forming outside. This year was a little different for me personally because I was secretly working on my car for the past 3 weeks as my full fender flare kit from Circuit Garage finally came in almost a year and 3 months of waiting. You had no idea how hard it was not posting any updates on my progress, only my girlfriend Roxie knew about it. My boys at De’Caudella’s auto body shop did an amazing job on Summer and with the attention she got at CCW Pre-Meet and Simply Clean 6 show it was all worth it!
The show it self was good as well, Nickoli always puts the right mix of cars inside the pavilion. As always its the meeting of old friends from all over the east coast that you don’t regularly see is awesome. I also met a lot of new faces too from my instagram which was always nice to put faces behind the screen names. Thanks again Nickoli and the rest of the staff at Simply Clean, you made another successful show. Time to see what’s in store for 2015! #sc7prep
Full Simply Clean 6 Set – https://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157649116225427/
Finally got around to finishing up the last bit of photos from SoWo. Had a blast but I’m definitely seeing an age gap with all the hard drinking and partying. It kept a good crowd at our hotel parking lot so it wasn’t all too bad. Anyways, this will probably be my last SoWo as I want to use my vacation time and money on bigger trips, like Japan and Germany for car events. Enjoy the photo set everyone!
Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, reason being there wasn’t really much going on after the Rolex race. Thankfully May was a nice busy month of snap some pictures with SoWo and Formula D Round 3 in Miami. I’ll be posting up SoWo pictures first later tonight or tomorrow. For FD I have to wait till canibeat releases my coverage as I was shooting for them. So stoked they got me media this year, hopefully it will be a annual thing that I can do that for them. Here are a few teaser shots from both events, stay tuned for more!