Event Coverage

2010 King of the Hammers Schedule

The schedule for the 2010 King of the Hammers race is posted below for your reference. You can also download the PDF version of the 2010 King of the Hammers schedule. It will be much better for printing.

King of the Hammers 2010 Video

King of the Hammers 2010, deemed the “toughest off road race on the planet” is just around the corner. We will, again this year, be there with Blue Torch Fab chronicling the adventure with tons of video and pictures. We will have an unparalleled inside look at what is sure to be one of the […]

PRI Photos 2009

I’m here in Orlando, FL, for the 2009 Performance Racing Industry show. I didn’t really come to the show on a mission to grab tons of photos, but I did snap a few pictures of interesting products and vehicles. I will probably have some more to post from Saturday’s show.

SEMA Photos 2009 – Day 4

The 2009 SEMA show finally wound down today. As expected, the crowd was a little down compared to the earlier days in the week. Overall, I was very happy with the turnout at the 2009 SEMA show and I feel that it was a good indicator that the automotive industry is still doing very well […]

SEMA Photos 2009 – Day 3

Feet hurt. Lots of walking, but more photos from SEMA 2009.

SEMA 2009 Photos – Day 2

Yes, we took more pictures. Contrary to our expectations, the 2009 SEMA show is still VERY large. We still have a couple of big sections to cover today as well, so there will be even MORE pictures and maybe some video from the 2009 SEMA show.

SEMA 2009 Boss Mustang Video

We bought a new Canon 7D just before the 2009 SEMA show and had to play around with the video mode a little. This is a clip we shot just before dusk. It is using the onboard mic and shot at 720/60. It is displayed below in true HD, so if your computer is not […]

SEMA 2009 Photos

SEMA 2009 photos are coming soon. The 2009 SEMA show opened with a bang and the crowd was much better than we expected. Although it looks like the overall surface area of the show is down a little compared to SEMA 2008, the quality of the booths are definitely on par with previous years. Below […]

Brad Anderson Enterprises BAE Engines

While attending the Off Road Expo in Pomona last week, we took a little detour to BAE (Brad Anderson Enterprises). They make, arguably, the best drag racing engines on the planet. I was amazed at what they do with just a bare chunk of aluminum straight from the mold. BAE makes engines for the top […]

2009 Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA

For years, I have seen coverage of the Offroad Expo, held at the FairPlex in Pomona, CA. Each year, I think I’m going to be able to make it, but it just never worked out. The amount of craftsmanship in the products and vehicles at this show is second to none, especially in the off […]

Octane Media at SEMA 2008

Octane Media will, once again, be on hand for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The event is absolutely amazing and features the motorsports industry’s top companies. From new product announcements, spectacular vehicle builds, go-cart racing and everything in between, the SEMA show is a can’t miss event for any motorsports enthusiast. We will […]

Yamaha YFZ450X Press Introduction

I was invited by John Pellan, owner of ATVScene.com, to attend the press introduction for the all new 2010 Yamaha YFZ450X quad. It was held in Union, SC, at Big Buck Racing. Yamaha builds some of the best sport quads in the market and I was very excited to be at the helm of their newest cross country rocket. Video and still photos after the jump.

Branding – The Ins and Outs

The Birmingham Social Media Club had a meeting at Shift Workspace yesterday. Ann Gillett gave a great presentation on branding. Here is the video from that presentation.

2009 Bump ‘N’ Grind Race Photos

We attended the 2009 version of the annual Bump ‘N’ Grind mountain bike race at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL, on May 31st. Brian Mauter was on hand and snapped some great photos of the action from the women’s and men’s pro classes.

2009 Gray Rock XRRA Photos

Seeing that the XRRA was going to be so close to my home town, I couldn’t pass up the chance to see some rock racing action. See all of the pictures after the jump.

ATVA GNC MX at Mill Creek, Photos

I was at the Mill Creek round of the 2009 ATVA GNC MX series and snapped a few pictures. Follow the link to see all of the photos.

2008 King of the Hill Photos

Special thanks to Jeff Keeton of GoByFastPhotos for enduring the dust and flying rocks with his camera equipment. Without him we wouldn’t have all of these cool pictures.

2009 King of the Hammers Video :: Event Start

I missed the first few teams, but most of them are there. Over 20 minutes. The video below is displayed in true HD, so if it skips around on your computer you should try the standard definition by mousing over the video below and clicking on the “HD” icon to turn it off. Doing so […]

King of the Hammers Pictures

I’m finally back from the 2009 King of the Hammers race. The turnout was simply amazing, and so was the racing. A faulty unit bearing ruined the day for the Blue Torch gang, but they powered though and salvaged a great day of testing the new buggy.

2009 World of Wheels Photos

I was recently invited to take some pictures and video at the Birmingham, AL, World of Wheels event. Special thanks to Sonny McClean for having me out. See all of the pictures after the jump.

King of the Hammers

I will be attending the King of the Hammers race next week working with Blue Torch Fab to get some video and still shots of their now famous rock/sand racer. Please stay posted for more details.

More pictures after the jump.

2008 King of the Hill Video

Octane Media was contacted by the Rocket City Rock Crawlers to film the Annual King of the Hill competition. We put together a team of five camera operators and recorded about 70 hours of footage. The footage is currently being compiled into a DVD for distribution.