April 22, 2012

The Art of Automotive Cinematography

I'm going to sound like a total n00b, but I'm just now discovering how awesome Vimeo is when it comes to finding super cool automotive short films. The ones I've been digging up are beautifully done with nothing more than simple imagery, a bit of music, and pure unadulterated car porn.  The following videos are a few of my favorites!

April 16, 2012

Spotted - Ferrari 308 GTB

Usually mondays totally suck, but today's been AWESOME.  Got enough sleep last night, classes went well, enjoyed a frappucino on the terrace, and I ran across this Ferrari 308 GTB.  It actually wasn't only car of interest I saw today, but it's the only one I was able to get photos of.  And unfortunately I only had my phone, I should know better by now to  always have my camera on me.  Even still, what a sight!

April 13, 2012

Formula Drift 2012 - Part III

JDM styled rides are huge out here in Southern California, just spend a day out in a major city or cruising on the freeway and you're bound to see some crazy looking imports.  Although you can spot them anywhere, meets and shows are the one place you find tons of them in the same location for a few hours.  Enter Part III of Formula Drift: The Slammed Society Showcase!

April 11, 2012

Formula Drift 2012 - Part II

Formula Drift isn't just about the drift competition, it's also an opportunity for aftermarket companies to come out and show everyone what they have to offer.  Naturally, that means bringing a few cars along to wow the crowd.  This is Part II of Formula Drift, a look at some of the display cars. 

April 9, 2012

Formula Drift 2012 - Part 1

Saturday I was in Long Beach for Formula Drift Round 1, it's my third year going and I love it more and more.    Getting a car sideways without slamming into a wall is serious business! Not to mention the hard work that goes into building a car to make it do that.  Here's Part 1 of Formula Drift, a look at some of the drift cars from the competition.

April 4, 2012

Spotted - MG Coupe

 First post with the new name! WHOOHOO.  Didn't expect to have something to write about so soon, but as any enthusiast knows, you never know when you'll come across a great car.  It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.  Today, I was in the right place at the right time to cross paths with this beautiful MG.

April 2, 2012

The Blog Returns...Welcome to I Dream of Speed!

I'm back! The blog has been idle for a little over a month now because I decided to redesign and rename it. You'd think it would be easy to come up with a different name, but it wasn't!

See this list? About thirty names (most of them just verbal vomit onto the paper lol),  not to mention another good twenty that are not listed here. I asked a lot of friends for input & tried to think of any and every possible combination of words having to do with cars and girls.  The harder I thought, the worse the names came out.  I didn't come up with anything decent until I stopped thinking about it.  In the middle of my flight back to SoCal when my break ended, it just hit me.

After nearly driving myself insane, I've finally decided on..."I Dream of Speed."  In all honestly, the thought of spending time doing what I love is very dreamesque, so there you go.   To match the ethereal name, I've changed my accent color from pink to sky blue.  Very fitting in my opinion :)

In addition to the new name,  I've got a brand new car as my "mascot."  This sky blue 2012 Lamborghini Aventador (I gave it some photoshop treatment, think it came out pretty well). Who would've guessed this V12 monster could look so good in this color? I'm totally digging it.

I'm so relieved to have finally figured this out! I'm pleased with it, so I hope you are too! And with that, let's get back to the car stuff. New content is coming very soon! Hope you're ready.

Welcome to I Dream of Speed!
-Etoria <3