Month: May 2014

Cruise to Import Face Off Spring 2014

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It’s about that time of the year again. The first of two Import Face Off’s held at New England Dragway in Epping, NH happened last Sunday, the 18th. People start to arrive between 8 and 9 AM and some even stay until 8PM to enjoy a full day of drag racing and show cars.
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Feature: Ray Lapointe’s FFR GTM

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When I first came across Ray’s car it was after we first made Maine’s Finest official as a page on Facebook. We were just getting started and we put a post out looking for cars for future features. Ray posted his car and it was  not only an instant hit on the page, but for me as well. Nobody knew what it was, and every other comment on his post was that very question. I had seen these cars before, when doing some research for what car my little brother was going to buy next, so I knew it was a kit. I didn’t however do enough research to realize just how in depth this kit really is. The huge benefit is how great of a job Factory Five does at putting this kit together and providing a step by step build guide.

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Feature: Bao Tien’s Lexus IS350

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When I first saw Bao post his car to our wall on Facebook, I knew I had to be the one to shoot it. It just had such presence, even thru a cell phone picture, it had that wow factor that’s rarely seen on cars around here anymore.

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Medomak Valley Car Show

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Here is our coverage of what we could get at Medomak Valley’s Car Show. The day started out absolutely perfect. The weather was beautiful, the sun was out with a slight breeze, soon to be brought down by rain and even hail. We had fun while it lasted, but there’s always next year. Congratulations to the trophy winners and see you next time! Click on our gallery to see the full coverage.

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Cumberland Motor Club AutoCross

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My very first introduction to CMC was through a good friend of mine Brian Austin back in 2006. At the time I had no idea autocross even existed, but Brian was already nuts about it. Consequently about 6 months later, and 5 days after signing the paperwork on my barely used 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8, I was sliding sideways at the Crooker lot in Brunswick. Temp paper plates and all. After that I never really looked at motorsports the same, or parking lots for that matter. I never would have thought, in a million years, that some cones in barely used tarmac parking lot could be such an insane amount of fun.

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CMC has been around since 1958, which I’m not going to lie am just only now realizing, and these guys strictly do autocross. They are the only organization in Maine to sanction these events, and they strictly adhere to SCCA rules and regulations. Safety is also huge priority with these guys, as it should be. There really isn’t a whole lot of room for error at these events and every single person that works the track picking cones has a buddy to cover them. Much like the organizers of Dust-off last weekend, these guys have had a lot of practice. Even the equipment is top notch. It had been a couple of years since I last attended a CMC event and everything they have, has been upgraded. I really like the whole FM transmitter setup they have now, that way you can hear competitors times, and the always glowingly sarcastic commentary. Unfortunately the rain couldn’t quit hold up for the entire event and I left before any trophies were handed out or times were read aloud. I really hope however that I can bring some light to what these guys have going on, and maybe bring some more interest into the club. I have some very fond memory’s that are near and dear to my heart that came from these events and this club. CMC is like a family and I got to witness that first hand. So go check their website below. Take a ride to the next event.  Sign the waiver and just take a ride, and I promise you, that you’ll be hooked. Just like me and my brother were. If you’re interested in watching some of CMC’s events or even participating, visit them at cumberlandmotorclub.com

Here’s a couple of our favorite shots from the event. To see the whole the whole coverage, visit our gallery.

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