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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Road to Atlanta

It has been 2 years since TBTM has touched the tarmac of a Formula Drift course. On May 11th we made our appearance at Formula Drift: Atlanta in hopes of redeeming our 2015 season, and I think we did just that. Before we go into the competition weekend lets begin at our first hurdle leading up to Round 2 of the PRO2 season....   With 2 weeks prior to Round 1 we received news from our previous tire partner that they would not be able to accommodate our needs because they overextended.....

POSTED ON :May 24th, 2017 8:01 PM


Elijah’s S50 Turbo/E36

After the 2016 season came to an end; Elijah set out to build himself a stronger and faster powerplant to push his E36 chassis around any track he chose. The choice of engine was a BMW S50-Turbo. Elijah's focus is on competing in the Just Drift: Limited Series, which takes place at Willow Springs International Raceway (WSIR). There are 3 rounds and each driver is limited to what engine they can use. We can only assume this rule was made to help eliminate the ever so dominating LS series.....

POSTED ON :May 16th, 2017 9:01 PM


Crick Filippi’s PRO2 Testing

March 22, 2017 dubbed the maiden voyage for Crick Filippi's Formula Drift PRO2 S13 at Sonoma Raceway. Most of you don't know, but on the opening day of Sonoma Drift (March 15) we had major technical issues with his battery, which in the end would explode. Luckily the Fire Safety staff at the track was able to catch this before it happened, so when it actually did let go...it was out of the car and no one was injured. Since the battery incident, Crick had a solid week to come up with a backup.....

POSTED ON :March 28th, 2017 5:36 PM