Saturday, February 05, 2011

WRC Swedish Rally - Day 3

Got to ride along today again. It's pretty wild but for some reason I don't think it's very scary, fun though. Trying to hold a camera still on these roads is not easy.

Filmed for an hour or so on a frozen lake. Pretty nice day on the job. No wind, sunny, and not cold at all.
I also met Mike "MackDawg" McEntire who's in town to film Ken's new car. He was running the most successful snowboard video company back in the 90's but he also made Sick Boys (filmed the first fs boardslide on a handrail EVER and Hokus Pokus (legendary skate video from around 1990).

He was also the first one to hire me to shoot snowboarding back in 1996, so we have a lot of history together, really fun to see him here in Torsby.
More on how I got into the snowboard world here:

We also toured Petter Solbergs giant workshop, impressive.

Day 3 clip here:!/video/video.php?v=499909352332&oid=139454585764&comments

WRC Rally Sweden - Day 2

Went out to party with some friends in Oslo. While at the bar I met Swedish snow shredders Chris Sörman and Kalle Ohlsson, very random and I got free drinks from the bartender, that's rare at my local watering holes so I was honored to be recognized in a place I haven't been to in 6 months.
Woke up at 6am, ouch, and got in the car to Torsby Sweden (home of playboy / soccer coach Svennis) where we will stay for a few days to try out tires and shoot photos / video of Ken's new WRC car which gets revealed on Wednesday.

Here's the clip from day 2:¬if_t=like#!/video/video.php?v=499350432332&oid=139454585764&comments

Thursday, February 03, 2011

On a Ken Block Rally Mission

For the next week - 10 days I'm going to follow my old boss from DC Shoes, Ken Block, around Scandinavia.
He's now a very successful man behind the wheel. If you don't know what he's capable of I suggest you go to YouTube and search for his name.

I'll be uploading videos daily from this WRC event on his Facebook page, so befan him here:

Here's the video from our first day:

iPhone photos from today:

Sauna view.

Work out with Saydah, MONSTER Rally Team Manager.

View of the Central Station, Opera House and some water.

Icy walk path.

Robin Williams calls biathlons Norwegian drive by's.
Norwegians are very outdoorsy people.

Meeting some Scandinavian snow shredders and Oslo locals for the past days was a huge perk, I really like Oslo (except the homeless people and crack heads / hookers who loiter around the Central Station.

Stay tuned.

Here are some videos of Ken I made for a DC movie in 2007: