At the August 21st Drift Buffet event, we ran into RMR’s Rhys Millen, and got the inside scoop on the Millen family’s plan to add another drift car to the garage. Rhys’ father and mentor Rod Millen will debut his new Mazda RX-8 car at the Formula D event at Irwindale on August 27th. Continue reading
Motorsport legends will be gathering this weekend for the Leadfoot Festival 2015. Set within the stunning, picturesque scenery of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand – the Leadfoot Festival is held on the private Leadfoot Ranch of championship racer Rod Millen featuring a stunning one-mile hill climb course. Originally an invite-only gathering of contemporary racers and friends hosted by Rod Millen, the gathering soon grew into a two-day festival allowing access only to a limited number of public spectators. Now, the Festival is a yearly gathering of motorsport legends past and present; an amazing display of various cars, motorcycles, and other machines; races; and the fans who come to see them.
While the Festival is held on the Leadfoot Ranch in New Zealand each year to a limited number of public spectators, it can understandably be a stretch for many motorsport fans to attend. Now, for the first time ever, access to the Leadfoot Festival is being opened to the world!
The Leadfoot Festival is being live-streamed online for the first time. Viewers will see the beautiful surroundings of New Zealand; the classic cars, vintage motorbikes, and various other machines gathered both racing and static; and hear from the drivers and car owners in extended interviews. High quality video production will include a four camera seamless track shot for every race live; live commentary; interviews, extended segments – all providing seamless action-packed broadcasting.
Viewers will be able to watch not only the 300+ races on offer each day of the Leadfoot Festival, but also see extended interviews with legendary drivers, extended interviews with the owners of the incredible gathering of cars and bikes, and further interviews with the gathered drivers and owners of classic and performance cars and vintage motorcycles. Viewers will be able to tune in via home computers, tablets and mobile devices.
Star drivers include:
Mad Mike Whiddett – drifting legend with his 1996 Mazda RX7
Alan Woolfe – with his 1954 MK8 Cooper 500
Anne Thompson – presenting and driving her incredible 1906 Darracq Grand Prix
Jimmy McRae – the legendary Scottish rally champion and his 1975 MK IRS 1600 Ford Escort
Danny Ryan – driving his 1919 Lancia Kappa Sport
Daniel Bray – current Karts Champ and his 2014 GP13 KZ2 kart
And over 50 more
The live-steam of the Leadfoot Festival will be available online at www.leadfootfestival.com/watch-live-stream from 7:00 pm UTC on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February throughout the whole days and into the evenings. Packages for this true celebration of motorsport and all things automotive are: US$20 per day, or US$35 for both days.