Events

HyperFest x Street Driven x UTCC, May 19-20

Can you believe Hyperfest has been around for 16 years!?!  Mischief TV will be down at VIR covering the event May 19-20th. This is our favorite automotive amusement park!

EVENT INFO:

If you love any and all things with wheels and a motor, we have what you seek. Whether you enjoy road racing, drifting, off-roading, rally, ride-alongs, or just camping out; we have you covered at HyperFest, “the Automotive Amusement Park,” annual motorsports festival at VIRginia International Raceway. This year's event takes place starting on Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st. 


The event features road racing, drifting, the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, car show, HyperDrives (drive your own car on an actual racetrack), rally, ride-alongs (drifting, supercar, rally, off-road and helicopter options available), burnout contest, lawnmower racing, karting, demonstrations, vendor midway, live music, kid zone, camping, spectator games & contests, and much more. Updated information with additional activities and events will be added regularly between now and the event. See you there!

 

New York Auto Show 2016

Photography by: Collin Smith & Dash Dashtaray

Washington D.C. has a lot of things going for it, but a spectacular auto show is not one of these things. For that, we journeyed to the Empire State. The New York International Auto Show hosts over 1000 cars, occupies nearly 1 million sq. ft. and brings in over 1 million people. Truly mind boggling numbers, indeed. Setting out to see this spectacle, and catch the debut of a few new cars, we were not disappointed. Enjoy some snaps from the show below.

DC Exotics: hosted by Lamborghini of Washington

This past Saturday, despite there still being lingering snow on the ground in places, we had some unusually warm weather for late February.  We welcomed the couple days of winter reprieve with the February DC Exotics meet. Lamborghini of Washington hosts this meet once a month and doesn't disappoint with the number of both classic and modern exotics and supercars that come out. You can always expect to see anything from classic Alfa’s and twin turbo Lamborghinis to Vipers and imported Skylines.

Since the automotive community tends to go into hibernation over the winter, I took this opportunity to practice shooting with my new DJI Ronin-M stabilizing my Nikon D800. To say I was blown away with how easy and intuitive the Ronin-M is to use and made shooting with a DSLR would be an understatement! Enjoy our video coverage of the meet and if you’re interested in hearing more about my initial impressions of the Ronin-M keep reading below.

About a month ago I bit the bullet and finally bought a DJI Ronin-M (link to ronin) to use with the Nikon D800 I normally shoot with. In the past I’ve used various DIY methods to help keep video shot with the DSLR smooth and have had mixed success. The best of those was a monopod with a little weight at the end opposite of the camera however getting consistent results still took some work.

Ronin-M all set up with the exception of my 7" monitor.

Ronin-M all set up with the exception of my 7" monitor.

 

Right out of the box the Ronin-M blew me away with how easy it was to set up, balance, and shoot with. From cutting the tape on the box when it arrive to fully setup and ready to shoot with my camera mounted was 20 minutes at most. I’ve never used a gimbal system like this in the past either, so I was doing it all for the first time. Shortly after, I ran outside to take a test clip with it and in the video below you can see the results.

The only gripe I had was that it’s a little slow to start panning and tilting with its default settings. That was very quickly corrected after making a few small tweaks with the DJI Assistant app to help speed things up. One thing to also keep in mind with a gimbal like this is if you’re used to shooting via the LCD on the back of your camera it’s basically impossible due to the way you hold the gimbal as well as the arms that hold the camera itself. So know that you will also need to purchase a small 4”-7” monitor if you don’t already have one to use for monitoring while shooting. Overall, the Ronin-M is a great addition to my gear bag and can’t wait to use it more!

 

-Mark S.

VIDEO: "MISCHIEF RAW - RACING OUR 2013 VIPER @ MPACT 2015

Introducing “Mischief Raw”. Lightly edited raw footage, no music, no fancy graphics, all car sounds. A different way of featuring an event. It’s more personal. If people like this concept, we’ll do more. This video covers the MPACT 2015 Motorsports Festival and Car Show that took place July 11th at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. It mainly features Bogdan’s 2013 stock Viper racing pretty much everyone during the Roll Racing part of the event. Bogdan, who is one of our main Mischief drivers, purchased his Viper a couple months ago and this was his first track event.

 MPACT EVENTS INFO - CLICK HERE

MISCHIEF PHOTO COVERAGE

MPACT 2015 - Set 2

PHOTOS BY ARASH DASHTARAY - CLICK HERE

MPACT 2015

PHOTOS BY CUONG PHAN - CLICK HERE

 PHOTOS BY GLENN A. MILLER - CLICK HERE

FILM BY: DUSTIN WORLES

dustin@mischief.tv

THANKS: BOGDAN POPLACEAN JAYCENT GEBERS ERIC KUEHN JASON CONKLIN BRYAN SHOWALTER TIM MINOR MATT OSO SARA RITTER DAN WAGENER MO RAFIZADEH JONATHAN THAYER

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