From WHINE to WHISTLE *PART 2*

If you didn't read *Part 1* then let me fill you in really quick...Crick installed his new MAST Black Label heads, and mounted the turbos temporarily so he could begin fabricating the custom manifolds. Drawing the imaginary lines from head to turbos would be Crick's job as he had the turbos in their fixed location.     It made the job a little easier having a spare set of cylinder heads, that way Crick could utilize the flanges on his work bench for perfect fitment. One small.....

POSTED ON :December 11th, 2017 4:57 PM

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From WHINE to WHISTLE *PART 1*

Since 2015, Crick Filippi has been whining his way through Formula Drift...quite literally I might add. (no pun intended). His Magnuson TVS2300 Supercharger was a very fun power adder, and it gave Crick that signature whine so everyone knew when he was on their door. For 2018, all of that would change...   After many ideas were tossed around in Crick's garage about what to do for not only Winter Jam, but the 2018 season, Crick settled on going from whine...to whistle! Immediately after.....

POSTED ON :December 5th, 2017 8:38 PM

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Photographer Spotlight: Kingsley Hurley

After publishing our 1 on 1 with photographer Harry Chriest last month, we received a lot of praise for recognizing some of the local media personnel, which has led us to showcase photographers and their work throughout the year in our new 'Photographer Spotlight' series.   Our 2nd installment to the Photographer Spotlight goes to Kingsley Hurley / Instagram: @visualsofkingsĀ . Kingsley has been a name brought up more than on one occasion for not only his motorsports work, but also.....

POSTED ON :November 13th, 2017 7:44 PM

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What goes up…must Double-Down!

Feeding and grooming horses, firing up the tractor, and tilling the garden are just some of the many responsibilities Crystal handles at her back-country home, which has been dubbed 'Hooks Farm at Sweetwater'. Deep in the back of her property stands a shop that houses her two S13 coupe chassis'; one of which is her play-around SR20 powered car, and the other being a Formula D prepped chassis awaiting her new LS3! Both of which have been collecting dust this year since Crystal's priorities were.....

POSTED ON :October 23rd, 2017 9:38 PM

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Photographer Spotlight: KINGS Photography

Being heavily active in the Sonoma Raceway's Wednesday Night Drift program leads us to some really fantastic and energetic supporters. Along with the loud screaming fans lined up on the walls, there are those that are rarely seen because they're hiding behind their camera lens documenting each and every Wednesday night in order to share their experience with others. One photographer in particular that has stood out to us the past few years has been Harry Chriest. Harry's loud and color popping.....

POSTED ON :October 8th, 2017 6:27 PM

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FD Texas 2017-The Rise and Fall

1,695 miles. That is the distance from our city of Vallejo, CA to the home of the world's largest TV and last round for PRO2...Texas Motor Speedway. Touching back on our PRO2 journey to Texas in 2015; we came close to qualifying, but would end up falling short due to suspension alignment issues. That was the first year Crick had the newly introduced WiseFab angle kit on his car. Since then he has adapted to this new steering + tons of other changes we made to the S13 chassis.   With 2.....

POSTED ON :October 1st, 2017 8:07 AM

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TBTM unites with Gates Auto

  Without easing into anything we want to acknowledge and announce the partnership recently made between TBTM and Gates! Shortly before Formula Drift Seattle, some representatives at Gates got word of our issue with breaking Crick's serpentine belt off of the front of his Magnuson Supercharger. Soon after a proper introduction and breakdown of our program the partnership was born, but not just for Crick...the entirety of TBTM!     Whether it's for a car, truck, bus, boat,.....

POSTED ON :September 18th, 2017 2:29 PM

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Formula Drift Evergreen 2017 Recap

To re-cap on our previous experience with Evergreen Speedway; in 2015 we showed up short of sleep, short patience and short of a proper working vehicle due to our shortened build time of 6 days. The team knew they had to reintroduce themselves to the fans of Washington come 2017...   Since Atlanta a lot has changed on Crick's PRO2 S13; Immediately after we returned from the Southeast we placed our order with Dave at Stance USA for our custom XR3 coilovers and also installed/tuned our.....

POSTED ON :August 21st, 2017 2:58 PM

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TBTM GC8 SS Feature! ‘The Ljuba-ru’

We will leave this short n sweet...Team manager of TBTM; Robert Ljuba has been building this Subaru...Ford...Custom....well whatever you want to call it for about 7 years. After this long grueling road it has come to this; A feature in the October issue of Super Street Magazine! Shouts to Patrick Lauder for the artistry behind the.....

POSTED ON :August 17th, 2017 3:32 PM

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Crick Filippi x Fitzgerald Glider Kits

We have to acknowledge our friends Fitzgerald Glider Kits for being the real MVP's of our PRO2 Road Atlanta journey as well as continuing their partnership with Crick for the remainder of the 2017 season. If it wasn't for you this wouldn't have been possible. Your act of selflessness goes unmatched and has us speechless still. We'd like to take this time to announce the partnership established between TBTM's Crick Filippi and Fitzgerald Glider Kits. We hope to make you proud with every step of.....

POSTED ON :June 2nd, 2017 1:40 PM

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