Words and pictures by Josh Gularte, @finalbossjosh
The nicer pictures by Jacob “Yakov” Demchuk, @vtecjake
2 Bash 2 Future was an awesome event hosted by Tandem of Die at Jackson County Sports Park in White City, Oregon. The weekend was filled nothing but fun with friends new and old and plenty of drifting.
So the whole trip started with me waking up early and driving 2 hours to Sacramento from the bay. I was the first to arrive at Max’s house and we had to go fetch tires as the ones he ordered would not be here in time.
Then he spent a little time making sure his car was purty for the trip
One by one everybody started showing up and while we waited for one last member of our caravan we decided to take pics and glance at each other’s setups before the cars drifting possibly end up a little battered after the trip.
Dom was the last one to show up as he had to finish installing his rear subframe, adjusting the coils and get the car aligned at a shop with a rack low enough to do it. We left at 5 which was much later than we were expecting.
Some point just before Oregon we got some gas.
At around 12:30 at night, we pulled into the hotel where most people for the event were staying. The first thing that happens when I enter the parking lot is Joe Alaya of Tandem of Die comes running over the throw some cold beers inside the open windows of the car. Most of the people were out in the parking lot drinking to celebrate the start of a good weekend. We joined in on the fun to meet new friends and talk with old ones.
The night ended with some Bachelorette party girls getting angry, cops and taco bell. The next morning we woke up to some bomb 5 dollar eggs Benedict and set off to the track.
After a quick drivers meeting, track action got soon underway.
This was the first event that Earl of Comrades was driving with his freshly carbon wrapped FC. Needless to say, it did grab a lot of attention but it annoyed him that everyone just kept coming up and touching it. Rule #1 of car etiquette is to NOT touch other people’s cars without asking. They don’t call him @angry_earl for nothing. Here he is with his hard pose fending off car molesters.
Lucas of Heavy Flow was out with his gorgeous AE86 on Work Equip 01s. One of the best looking cars drifting with a smooth driver behind the wheel.
Very nice engine bay as well sporting the small but mighty 4age.
Picture is not that great because my camera was on the wrong setting but it shows Lucas’s cool Hoshino drift spares which are the opposites of his equips. Cool little detail.
Forum member Cole (intransit) of In Transit drove 16 hours with his friend from Canada and ending sleeping on the floor of a walmart parking lot as they were too beat to look for a hotel. If that’s not the love of drifting, then I don’t know what is.
His tandem partner’s car has a very nice 90s style to it with mild aero and small old school wheels.
All was good under the Gold Star/Slamburglars canopy.
After Dom and Max did their run for the end of the day team tandem competition, we left as we knew we weren’t gonna win as Dom had went off the track we his power steering locked up and couldn’t counter steer as much as he wanted. After dinner we headed back to the hotel to refresh ourselves for the partying.
We first sat in the upper part of the lobby waiting for others but then the front counter guy nicely asked us to move as there were some rooms right next to us and he did not want them disturb. He sensed what was coming. He suggested we go to a small patio area by the pool and he could send the janitor over to bring a garbage bin for us. We gladly accepted the offer and gave him several high fives for awesome, friendly service. So the patio became our party spot.
Some people went to the bar but it only lasted long enough for Alveen and Luis to sing some Rick Astley which was definitely the highlight of the night. We drift less than half the day on Sunday. Max had already left with Rus because he had a cold and Dom’s power steering was not cooperating with him so we felt it was time to go. We said some goodbyes and pulled out blasting solider boy.
As we rolled back to sac, we took advantage of the sunlight and amazing backdrops for some rolling shots. Here are some of the best.
After we got back, we said goodbye and split up. This was one of the best trips ever.
Special thanks to our convoy of Max, Angel, Dom, Jake, Aaron, Joe, Ian, Earl, Daniel, Rus. Thank you to Tandem of Die, Jackson county sports park and the volunteers, and everyone else I saw or met for making this trip so memorable.