Set 30 minutes away from downtown Seattle, at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Snoqualmie Washington sits the former SFLC/Weyerhaeuser lumber mill. The mill was in operation from 1917 till the early 1990’s when technology and other advancements overtook the lumber industry and forced the mill to close its doors. Weyerhauser’s presence at the mill remained until the early 2000’s. During the time between early 1990’s and early 2000’s they allowed the mill to be used for many things including backdrops to a television show called Twin Peaks. Once the television show ended the old mill site remained desolate for many years with the future outcome of the site looking grim. In June 2010 Snoqualmie Mill Venture purchased the site from Weyerhaeuser. Then in October 2010, DirtFish Rally School moved in and opened its doors.
With over 315 acres of land featuring gravel, mud, and tarmac with open and
As youngsters there is one thing we cannot deny… We have all been covered in dust, played in the dirt, or splashed in the mud at one point in time. However some of us never grew out of this phase and it shows in the extension of our vehicles and the motorsports we follow. Weather your into trucks, cars, or motorcycles, there’s something out there for everyone as long as you’re ok with getting a bit dirty in the process. The following is a small list of races that any off road fan would dream of participating in. They are some of the toughest and most grueling off road motor sports races on the planet, and they definitely push the vehicles and drivers to their limits.
Editorial Note: The National Auto Sports Association- Arizona Region (NASA AZ) took over Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park’s East Track on March 7th and 8th, 2015. In addition to the regular HPDE sessions and race groups, NASA AZ set aside some time for local Arizona drifters to take on the track.
The next NASA AZ event will be April 11th and 12th on WHP’s West Track.
Enjoy some Eye Candy brought to you by Car Street Journals lead photographer, Hans Marquez.
The Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering (formerly known and still more commonly known as Cars and Coffee) takes place the first Saturday of each month. This show is known for having all sorts of rare cars and high-end exotics. This month, Car Street Journal set out to find the top 6 most eye catching cars at the show and here is what we found:
1930 Bentley Speed 6
This vintage Bentley Speed 6 is not your average classic car. What caught our eye initially was the British Racing Green paint. Upon more investigation, CSJ learned this race car is quite accomplished with some pretty big wins. As an early model, this Bentley Speed 6 took first place in the 1929 Le Mans 24 hour, 1929 Brooklands Six Hour, the 1930 B [...]
I will admit that while I’m not a die hard NASCAR fan I will catch the big races on TV. The Daytona 500 is just one of the races that I tend to catch every year. I will also admit that yes I watch it for the crashes and the shenanigans that is sometimes racing. However, there will always be that one day all NASCAR fans will remember that ultimately changed and impacted everything in the sport, from the cars driven, to track barriers, and other various safety precautions.
The day was February 18th 2001 in beautiful Daytona Florida. The race had already begun and everything that usually happens in racing was happening. Then came the last lap and that moment when you see grey smoke from tires, a car sliding out of control into the outside barrier wall of turn four, and the frightening realization that the driver of the car
Toyota, a company renown for being the big, dependable, and family friendly. Buying a Toyota means buying a friendly, safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly teddy bear on four wheels. Their national animal is the fawn, their national flag is beige, and they power their factories with cupcakes and love. Sometime in their history, around the eighties and nineties, though they produced real cars. Cars renown for being solid, bulletproof (leaky headgaskets aside), quirky, and sometimes fast. There was a time when one could purchase a Toyota with an engine that actually made a noise, and produce a zero to sixty time faster than tomorrow. Sometimes they even took cars racing. Racing is a scary notion, the thought of loud engines and non-school zone friendly speeds makes children scream and the elderly cry. Toyota took those things, and decided to kick ass at racing, and not any regular racing, but rally