We drove our freshly turbo'd FR-S down to a racetrack just outside LA for Matt Farrah from /DRIVE to feature on his show /TUNED. At the time the /DRIVE channel was one of the most popular on youtube and this video surpassed the 500k views mark!! It was an amazing experience which took a LOT of work from everyone involved with 'Team VCMC' namely all the guys at Shift Autosport!!!
The 350 HP VCMC Turbo Scion FR-S - /TUNED
Scion Canada Tuner Challenge
Introducing Tuner Challenge FR-S Edition
The introduction to the Scion Canada Tuner Challenge.
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - Autocross Challenge
The first challenge where we got to show our knowledge in this arena and I had the chance to show off my driving skills.
The "Driving Skills" challenge wasn't exactly what I hoped, and our car was not well prepared with an autocross setup, however, it was a lot of fun!
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Gymkhana Challenge
After holding a consistent 2nd place time all day it was frustrating to loose it at the end. I felt completely out of my element but learned a lot and it transfered into a great drift event.
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Drifting Challenge
Adding some speed to the slides made me feel much more at home!! It was a day of cramming technique learned with limited runs. I was very proud to beat a well known drifter at his event!
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Ice Racing Challenge
What a thrill!! The facility was gorgeous!! We fitted some studded tires onto our now Turbo'd FR-S and slid around mainly in 3rd and 4th gear! This might be one of the more memorable filming days with the Scion Tuner Challenge.
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Time Attack Challenge
With the Tuner Challenge coming to the west coast I felt the opportunity to beat Top Tuner's professional driver on the local Mission Raceway. I wanted this event win more than any others and I can say with confidence that was the best lap I've ever done at Mission Raceway. We later checked the times and if it were a sanctioned event, that lap would have been the fastest street tire lap ever recorded at the raceway!
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - Drag Racing Challenge
I didn't know much about drag racing before this day and even though I was in the car when we won, it was Shift Autosport that prepared the car to be not only fast but mechanically sound as Top Tuner's engine let go on the deciding pull.
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Show and Shine Challenge
This was a chance to meet our local fans and interact with people who had been following our build and get them in our car. We never built the car to be in a show, it was built to win races and do hill-climbs.
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - Media Challenge
A surprise victory due to the journalists being from the east-coast! They were a bunch of great car nerds that loved the car and its true race prep!
Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge - The Endurance Challenge
The endurance challenge... Even though we won the event, we lost the whole competition here by one point. I could go into details of how I think the Shift Autosport Team VCMC car should have won. In the end I don't think anyone at Scion of Canada expected us to be such strong comptetion and we extracted everything out of the opportunity we had far beyond any of the other teams.
Team VCMC and Shift Autosport
Team VCMC - The Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge
These are video's I've been featured in over the years. These were produced by friends, for sponsors or self promotion.
Team VCMC reviews Toyo Tires
Karting // Richard Basford
When building a relationship with Flying Cameras, a camera drone supplier in BC, my friend and videographer; Ken Au-Yeung and I shot a this feature about karting at local racetrack Greg Moore Raceway. It was a chance to try out Flying Camera's drone and show the company and later sponsor our abilities to create well produced content.
Shift Jetta GLi Mission Raceway Time Attack!
Team VCMC FR-S - AutoX Video 1: The Sampler (HD)
Shift Racing 2014 - The Drivers + Sponsorship
Team VCMC - "Sprint" AP Racing Brakes by Essex Parts Services
Team VCMC - Full Blown Motorsports Turbo Kit, EcuTek RaceROM
Team VCMC FR-S @ 2013 Importfest (Video Blog)
Team VCMC Scion Tuner Challenge!
Working with Shift Autosport I had the chance to take the Team VCMC Turbo FR-S up the Knox Mountain Hillclimb and be a part of the Pikes Peak 2015 event. Thanks to 143car for producing fantastic videos that should have far more views!!
Team VCMC FR-S: The Year of Hill Climb, Part I
Team VCMC FR-S: The Year of Hill Climb, Part II
143CAR.com - Feature on Team VCMC FR-S at Pikes Peak 2013
TURBO FR S 2013 Knox Mountain Hillclimb - Richard Basford
I try to record most of my kart races. The pivothead glasses allow me to narrate through the race which adds a different angle to the visuals.
WCKC Greg Moore Raceway LO206 Race #3 Finals
WKCK Greg Moore Raceway - Reverse Final
Greg Moore Raceway Sept 6th - Battle to the Front
Come for a ride with me as I push cars on track around the West Coast!
Chump Car Sonoma How the west was won Chumpionship
Chump Car Portland 04/2013 - Shift Autosport Jetta
SCCA US Solo Nationals Run #2 West Course (72.417)
2008 Subaru STi at Mission Raceway (Track Day)
These videos were made out of love for the game and community who try to improve their driving. I wanted to share my take on how to approach tracks and help those who were starting their iRacing journey.