Sunday was a bittersweet day. Just as it felt like the team behind Rockingham Drift Days had truly got their Meihan replica formula dialled in, the announcement that the huge Rockingham complex was due to close spread like wildfire across social media.
I make no secret of the fact that I’m far from the best photographer or videographer out there. I take pictures of things I like and film things that I see using the fairly average equipment that I have and, thankfully, a lot of people seem to enjoy it! For the most recent Drift Matsuri event at Anglesey, I decided to try something different and chose to film the event through the lens of an almost twenty-year old camcorder.
It’s amazing how the different format altered my filming style, but it also made me think harder about what I wanted to film. In particular, the classic optical zoom feature was particularly handy and made me rethink my approach to some shots.
Getting this technology (which is quite possibly as old as many of the readers of this website) to work with my modern equipment took a great deal of time, research and experimentation and I hope that you enjoy the full video below.
Free shipping for UK customers attending this weekend’s final running of the Meihan layout at Rockingham. Use code ‘RIPMEIHAN’ and collect your order in person on Sunday – click here to shop.
Code will expire at midnight on Friday night to allow me time to prepare orders on Saturday. Only available for items that are currently in stock. Special order items will not arrive in time for the event.
It’s been a while but I finally got round to releasing a new batch of “slap” style stickers in the shop! The designs feature both the classic and 2018 variations of the STL! and STREET TRACK LIFE logos, so be sure to check them out here.