Ball-Holding Gnomes

After a long lull from doing any spirited driving, we FINALLY did another team cruise. I know we’ve been to Newcomb’s Ranch before, but this visit was an opportunity for the people who couldn’t come last time. Sure, it was my millionth time coming here, but whatever — the sandwiches are good, man :p

Creeper Shot #1

This was also a chance for me to practice my creeper shots, like this one I took of Blue.… Read the rest of this now >>

The cleanest AE86 Hachi-Rolla I've seen in a while

A few weeks ago, I spotted this throwback to Takumi’s AE86, parked confidently on the dashboard of a brand new Scion. Dull as it may seem, sighting the Initial D toy conjured two questions about the iconic legend —

What happened to all the clean AE86s that once roamed these streets?… Read the rest of this now >>

Tim and Joe's Subarus

What we all thought would be a blazing hot summer day suddenly turned into a rain event. For someone who enjoys “accidentally” drifting at grip events, I instantly regretted not signing up for this track day with Extreme Speed.

Small Turn Out at Streets of Willow in the Rain

Although, delay after delay of having to pull trapped cars out of the muddy course eventually started to get old.… Read the rest of this now >>

Finally got a chance to use my new GoPro camera for some in-car footage at Grange. One of the most common mistakes that novice drifters make is not counter-steering fast enough. Every car is different, but here’s what works for me.… Read the rest of this now >>

Sooooo… here’s why you should make sure your sunroof, windshield, side-window are super clean before you stick a suction-cupped GoPro camera to it. Apparently, even if the suction cup is clean, the mount won’t stick to the car if the target surface isn’t also clean.

Hmm, go figure…

(Testing was done at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, CA.)… Read the rest of this now >>

Drift Grip V Flyer
Dreamer Soul is returning to Grange Motor Circuit on June 27th, 2015 for another fun day of racing with our friends. Summer is starting to set in, so be sure to bring your sunblock and extra fluids for you and your car!

Visit the registration page for more details and to sign up!Read the rest of this now >>

Kyle Ranauro Nissan 180SX Drift/Grip IV Grange Circuit Superwow Factory

Last Saturday was hands-down our best event yet, filled with excellent cars, lots of driving, perfect weather, and good vibes all around. Luckily, we were able to get access to some pics that our guests took. A few of the guys from Superwow Factory made it out to snap some sweet photos, and these are just a few.… Read the rest of this now >>

New E-Brake Hardware for Z32 Rear Brake S14

I’d like to introduce you to my freshly-updated e-brake hardware. (Z32 300ZX e-brake mechanism on S14 240SX rear)

The thing with installing new e-brake shoes is that it’s not really an upgrade, and it’s not exactly regular maintenance either. I mean, how often do you hear anyone brag about this? Most likely never (or rarely).… Read the rest of this now >>

April 4 Drift Grip IV Grange Motor Circuit Apple Valley
It’s been a quick minute since we last held an event, but we’re finally back at it again. Dreamer Soul is returning to Grange Motor Circuit on April 4th, 2015 for another fun-filled event. It’s starting to get mighty toasty, so don’t forget to bring your sunblock and lots of water!… Read the rest of this now >>

Paul Testing the BalutThis year, Paul, Sharif, and I visited the Vietnamese Tet Festival at the OC Fairgrounds. The visit went something like this —

Paul tries Balut.

Welp. I Guess That's ThatWelp. I guess that’s that.


Ok, there was some good food. I had this nice koge-bun from Crunchy Bun (or something like that), and the sugar cane juice was nice and tasty.… Read the rest of this now >>