Firstly, I'd like to apologize to all of you - our very loyal audience - for our lack of activity in the past few months.
As some of you know, our focus here has shifted significantly in the past 6 months. While we do love car reviews, we also love telling stories and because of that our team has taken on some pretty incredible projects. I'm hoping that you've heard about "Motordrome," the motorcycle racing passion project our crew has been working on, as well as "The Drive," a short film our staff have been in post production for for almost 6 months now.
"Motordrome" has been an immense challenge. Any film that doesn't take place in modern times is incredibly expensive, namely due to set design and costuming, so imagine how expensive of an endeavor it is to put pristine 1912 racing motorcycles in massive cathedrals of speed. I'll give you a hint - $10,000 dollars for 10-15s of racing footage is the lowest quote we've received. Thankfully, my team believes in the vision and is incredibly resourceful. The only downside is that there has been so much writing happening I don't have anything cool to show you!
"The Drive" has been an even bigger challenge to us though. The film is shot, the editing is mostly finished, but the equipment that we were working on it with were lost in a building fire on February 16th, 2017. Most of the work we had done with the film has been saved, but waiting on equipment and re-setting up a studio is not an overnight process. It takes time. Thankfully, there is a very good flip-side to this. Time away from the project allows us fresh eyes, and we're all very eager to get back to working on this unique film.
We do have some other exciting projects in the works, but I think the centerpiece of our efforts lies with the Spec-D Drifting Series. We're very proud to bringing them a professional multi-camera streaming platform, but of course this couldn't go with out major setbacks as well.
As you can see, 2017 has been an amazing for us - in a comedy of errors kind of way.
We were expecting, and training, to be using a completely different system than what we currently have, and this change was made 2 days before Round 1. There was a lot of politics (Seriously, the Canadian Gov't was involved), and I would like to sincerely thank , the fans and organizers for the outcome of Round 1. The responses and positive feedback we've received have been utterly overwhelming. Perhaps it is our critical selves, but we've been working our asses off to improve the many mistakes we made in order to bring a much better, and more enjoyable stream.
Thanks to everyone for your support, we look forward to making some big steps forward this year and we couldn't be where we are without you!
Dane Traill-Forbyth, Founder.