2009 SEMA: Hankook, Conrad Grunewald Launch 2010 Camaro for Formula Drift
From Motor Trend
Let’s face it: The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is a hit with show car builders here at SEMA, the land of trends and all things cool when it comes to cars. So it’s only fitting that one of Formula Drift’s veterans, Conrad Grunewald, along with Hankook Tire and BR Racing, will be fielding a newly completed drift-spec Camaro for 2010.
Grunewald is accustomed to American Muscle. For the past few seasons, he’s been drifting in a bright red C5 Corvette. As he explained to us, after finishing the 2009 season, he expressed his desire to his sponsors of wanting to have a bigger role in team management. Unwilling to find a middle ground, Grunewald went his own way and landed a Camaro with Hankook Tire.
Finding a home under the carbon fiber hood is a fully modified GM Performance LSA crate engine. It’s supercharged to make in the range of 600 hp. Having enough grunt to kill tires, of course, is only half the equation when it comes to drifting. That’s where AEM and Eibach stepped in with their respective engine management and suspension setup.
Jump inside and BR Racing’s craftsmanship continues. The usual Sparco bucket seats and steering wheel dominate the driver’s side, while a bevy of gauges and switches on the dash allow Grunewald to better setup the car on the fly.
Preseason testing is planned for immediately after the SEMA Show. Expect big things to come from Hankook and Grunewald, so stay tuned to this channel for more.
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So this past weekend was the Official Attic x Formula Drift Launch Party at the Attic store in Buena Park. If you guy’s don’t know Attic is the Official Street Wear Sponsor for the 2009 season, so that mean’s hit up Attic for all your street wear needs, tell them ceso sent you from Formula Drift.
The event was great turn out, it was hot, but it was a nice day to hang out and chill but overall I’ll just say it was just plain maddness. I heard people camped out the night before which is pretty hard core. As far as the Formula Drift cars, Joon Maeng S13.5, Drift Speed S14, Falken S15, and Hankook 350z came by and hanged out with us and displayed their cars for the 2009 season! A lot of familiar faces came by just to hang out from both autmotive and clothing industry’s also and the lovely girls from Prestigous Models came out as well!
Lastly I would like to thank Attic (Derek, Jimmy, Al, Elvin, Justin, Gin, Nat, Matt, and the whole Attic Staff) for hosting this event, Falken, Joon, Drift Speed, Hankook/Dynamic, Prestigous Models, Wrecked Magazine, Go-Tunning, Crooks & Castles, IM-King, The Hundreds, Rogue Status, Foriegn Family, Triumvir, Franco Shad, Black Scale, Acrylickand DJ Wrew, and for the brands that I also miss on THANKS FOR COMING BY for the support! And a big Thank you to Al, (www.bdotla.blogspot.com for taking these dope ass pictures) I love you…no homo! On with the pictures…
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