Posted by mainesfinest On August 13th, 2016
Photos by Dakota English
Every year we make the trek out to the beautiful state of Vermont for Wolfsgart. Wolfsgart is a European auto show in Essex Junction right outside of Burlington. The unique thing about this event is during the entire weekend there is always something going on to make the weekend the best it can be. They even do an 85 mile cruise through the mountains. The photos that were taken inside were apart of the Alpha class which is a where you apply to have your car showcased and judged among some of the craziest builds around. Enjoy the photos and be sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram!
Posted by mainesfinest On June 14th, 2016
This past weekend marked the second year of Vacationland VagFair which is a VW/Audi car show. Vagfair was started by VW geek Cory Sterling in York, PA. Cory plays a huge roll in the VW community, and since he has moved up to this neck of the woods he started a show for us mainers. The show is held at the beautiful Thomas Point Beach and Campground in Brunswick. We were able to capture some of the best well put together cars from all over the New England area and beyond. We took some photos at the show and afterwards we went into the campground for more shots. Enjoy!
Photos By Dakota English and Kyle Poirier
Posted by mainesfinest On June 6th, 2016
On a lovely Tuesday afternoon, some of us met up in Saco Maine for a small meet and some photos. We cruised to a few different locations, and here’s what we came up with.
Keep an eye out for future meets, and be sure to stop in on the Thursday Night meets, Hosted by Southern Maine Car Meets.
Posted by mainesfinest On May 26th, 2016
We spent the day at Import Face-off at New England Dragway last weekend, captured some great moments and saw some awesome cars. We spent our time in the lanes with the race cars, had an awesome time. Here’s the coverage , check it out !
Posted by mainesfinest On April 23rd, 2016
Maine’s Finest got the chance to do a short Q+A with the Face of ClubLoose North, Russ Barcomb. If you have made it to a ClubLoose event, chances are you have seen the man with the chest length beard, flying around the track in either a golf cart or a moped, picking up debris and resetting cones and tires. That’s the man we got a chance to talk to, and that man is a HUGE part on why we are still talking about ClubLoose today, and going to events in the near future. Russ Barcomb everyone, the man, the myth, the legend:
MF: What is Clubloose all about for those who don’t know?
RB: Club Loose is a worldwide club of bad ass men and woman who spit fire and shred tires.
MF: Is Clubloose a nationwide club?
RB: It’s worldwide now. NJ is where it all started 14 yrs ago when Matt Petty and his bros needed a place to drive, then John Wagner started hosting events as CLUBLOOSE II. I then started doing event in NH, now Eric O Sullivan is hosting events in Ireland.
MF: Where did you get your start in drifting?
RB: I started drifting in NH and Mass. parking lots on Sunday mornings at like 6 am, no one was up at 6am EVER on a Sunday, no police. So I’d do runs in warehouse sections and then I started going to Star Speedway in Epping a circle track, traveled all over the east coast to random events,then Clubloose went to NHMS and we have been shredding there for a few years.
MF: What was your first car?
RB: My first car was a Buick Century. lol gramma ride. My 1st drift car was a 1989 Nissan 240sx I got it 100% stock from a family in mass, had skittles in the seats melted crayons etc/ you have seen it I’ve had it for about 14 yrs now. My Maroon S13.5 Sr20det etc etcPhoto Credit: Kevin Nguyen
MF: Do you see yourself growing the club and making more events?
RB: 100% yes. I have no interest in doing this once and moving on. When My son Deven, who is now 8 yrs old goes to his 1st event as a driver (8 yrs) and learns to drive and is taught life lesson by his peers within the club, then and only then will I think about moving on AFTER a few years.
MF: Are there different Classes, and if so what is the difference?
RB: We have 3 diff groups now. C B & A C being 100% new 1st timers. We set them up with a hand out and with a ton of info on it, for car set up and driver tips. After they can show me they can handle the car FULLY in c group they are moved in to B, which allows them to now open up the course a bit and use the back section. I’ve seen a handful of cars get sent to the junk yard when the rear section is not done right, or someone has a failure in brakes. Once B group drivers have shown me they can control the car and themselves, you can see “fear” or lack of confidence in a drivers actions and listening to his throttle control, once I see they are 100% confident in themselves and can shred the course over and over with no spins I’ll send them up. A group is where a cage is needed and they will be running with other cars door to door, growing more skills and showing the newer drivers what to look forward too
MF: Is it all for fun or is their competitive events?
RB: 100% grassroots drift event no comps. we like to “keep drifting fun” everyone helps each other out and strives to be good drivers and people.
MF: How do new people get involved?
RB: Show up? If you would like info, clubloose-north.com has all the info for drivers and spectators. We hold events all summer long and all are welcome. We even had a few birthdays last event, Logan turned 6, and also had a older woman I’d assume 70, filming from a IPad. It’s a bunch of fun and each drivers personality is shown in his car and driving. It’s for families, dogs, cats, young, and old, as you’ve seen it’s just a bunch of wild boys.
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Posted by mainesfinest On April 21st, 2016
Three words can sum up my Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Non Stop Drifting.
The drivers from Club Loose North are an absolute blast to be around, friendly to talk, you get the sense that they appreciate you coming to watch them enjoy what they love doing. It’s drifting, it’s man throwing machine around a track sideways and it’s so much fun to watch.
The drifting is split into 3 Groups:
C Class: Your beginner drifters, cars that are mostly stock and drivers who are just learning the art of the slide.
B Class: Drivers who have advanced through C Class ability wise; it’s also here where the cars start to see more modifications and capable of higher speed drifts.
A Class: These are the top tier guys of the group. The cars have been heavily modified and purpose built to go sideways as fast and controlled as possible, with a driver who knows how to do it.
Every group puts on their own show, you start to route for the C Class drivers as you watch them progress through the day. The B Class guys put on solid drift after solid drift, when a car spins the crowd is usually rewarded with a good little doughnut and a smoking exit. But the show, is all A Class. I found myself stepping away from a wall or two, as these guys came barreling in and just miss the barriers. It really is impressive to watch.
Be sure to follow Maine’s Finest on Facebook and Instagram (@maines_finest) year round as we bring you more coverage from the Club Loose and many more events this Summer. Make sure to also check out Club Loose for any additional club information and a list of this year’s events.
Can’t wait to see you guys out there.
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Posted by mainesfinest On June 2nd, 2015
Had a little change of venues for the weekly Thursday meets. Result was a rainy day that turned into a beautiful one, and I was able to capture some great shots with my little 50mm. The meets from here on out will be held at Scarborough Downs, and we cannot wait for the first one this week!
Posted by mainesfinest On May 20th, 2015
Anyone who knows me knows a few things; I love food, I love making people smile, and I love cars. It doesn’t matter what it is, it doesn’t matter what drive train it has. I love the idea of the car and I love how personal they are. I simply love cars.
I love this Mini Cooper. I’ve driven minis before. I test drove a 2015 Cooper S recently. I hated it. The dash reminded me of a Fischer Price toy, it was sluggish, and I just expected more out of it to be honest. They look so cool and you expect a little zip to the zap, but it was just puttering along down the road.
Posted by mainesfinest On May 17th, 2015
I’ve been to Boston a couple times before but it was never down town, it was always a Red Sox game here, aquarium there, but never had I gotten to experience Boston besides those places. We got a bit turned around before we got the meet, but I could not of been happier breaking my neck looking at what was laid out before me. Boston truly is a beautiful city, and I can’t wait to take a trip down there and just walk around for an entire night with my camera. When we finally did find the meet, it was exactly what I had pictured. Amazing location, and an absolutely top notch selection of cars. The Collective is an invite only meet due to the fact of the location and keeping the quality next level. I barely looked at any of the cars with my own eyes, it was always through the view finder on my camera. It was non stop from the time we arrived, until the moment we left. I cannot wait to make it down to another one of these meets, the guys from BeastCoast really killed it with this one.
Posted by mainesfinest On May 15th, 2015
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Spectator $20 ($17 with flier at gate)
Children 10 and under FREE
Car Show Entry $30 (does not include free passenger pass).
Test and Tune Drag Racer $30 (open to any make/model)
Competition Drag Racer $30 (imports and sport compacts only)
Burnout Contest FREE
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