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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!

 

Ocean City Car & Truck Show - June 10 & 11, 2017

The Mischief Crew will be attending the 17th Annual OC Car & Truck Show in Ocean, MD, June 10-11th. Dustin Worles, the creator of the Mischief Series, will be participating in the first annual Car Culture Film Festival Saturday evening at the OC Convention Center theater. 

SHOW INFO

ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THE OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

Indoor and Outdoor Car Show. Outdoor Meet, Vendors, DJs, Models, After Parties. One amazing weekend of automotive fun at the beach. Hosted by Live Wire Media& Events. This year we are proud to announce a partnership with DrivenToCure.org  Meet & Show. The outdoor show and meet will benefit the Driven To Cure Organization helping them to find a cure for rare kidney cancer. A great way to bring the car community together. New this year is the Car Culture Film Festival on Saturday evening. We will be showcasing on the big screen in the Performing Arts Center six of the nations top film makers in the car community. More details TBA.

To ensure that we maintain the highest quality show for our spectators' indoor vehicles will be required to submit photos - front, side, back, interior and engine bay. Approval notifications for indoor vehicles will be sent out on three separate dates depending on when registration is submitted. Outdoor vehicles are in the show once registration is complete.

We are accepting registrations for elite quality vehicles with no restrictions on make, model or modifications. Fees will be based on when registration is submitted not approval date.

All registrations you receive two passes for the weekend with all access to indoor, outdoor show and the 1st Annual Car Culture Film Festival benefiting Driven To Cure Organization Saturday night 7pm.

Load-in day for inside is June 9th Friday from 9am to 9pm. Outside roll in starts at 8am both days front parking lot.

Any questions email brad@live-wire-media.com or lvmesales@gmail.com

SEND ALL BIOS & PICS FOR INSIDE REGISTRATION ONLY TO: brad@live-wire-media.com, NO PICTURES NEEDED FOR OUTDOOR REGISTRATIONS.

 

SHOW HOURS:

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th 10:00am – 8:00pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 11th  10:00am – 6:00pm

 

LOCATION:

OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER

4001 COASTAL HIGHWAY

OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

Mischief Driven: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

 

Words by: Bogdan Poplacean
Photography by: Mark Scire II

I’m sitting in my favorite armchair. It’s a sort of smoking chair with large, dark, thick leather cushions. There is a heavy, early 20th century style to this chair, something which you would more likely see in a cigar smoking lounge with dark wood paneling and Tiffany lamps. The Toyota Land Cruiser is a lot like this chair. It has been around for what is an automotive eternity, and has driven all over the world, including into the Jungles of South America. While this 2016 model is a far departure from the canvas roof versions of the 1950’s, there is no mistaking the lineage of this model. Toyota has given the Land Cruiser a series of updates and improvements for the 2016 re-design including an 8-speed transmission, LED headlights, styling updates and, many new safety features. At $83,825 it’s the most expensive and well-appointed Toyota you can currently purchase. The Land Cruiser is also one of the most reliable and off-road capable suv’s for sale.

Powertrain

Toyota powered this 5,800lb behemoth with a 5.7 liter V8, mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. While 381 horsepower is adequate, it would do better at the 500hp level. The power delivery is smooth, and at times you even hear the faint growl of a V8 through the well-insulated cabin.

 

Interior

All of the usual accoutrements are present including heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel. Navigation, a nice JBL stereo loud enough to disturb your neighbors, and separate temperature controls for the back seat are present. Unfortunately, the back seat on long trips gets cramped with 3 average sized adults. There is a 3rd row seat that splits and folds out of the way, that is best left for the 12 and under crowd since it’s short on space for “adults.” A pleasant-smelling leather interior, wood accents, and buttons make up the Land Cruiser’s interior.

 

Features

Buttons, lots of buttons to press, many that have letters that mean something, and do stuff.  I wish I could tell you more about all the buttons, but on the long hours of our road trip, we spent more time trying to avoid the constant warnings from the lane departure system. A function that was difficult to get used to was accessing the fan speed through the main nav/radio/climate control screen. The automatic climate control works well, but we wished for an easier to access layout. On the drive, we found ourselves wanting for more power outlets, however we also carry around more battery-powered items than most people. Most importantly, the 4wd system works extremely well. It snowed for part of our trip, and even on an icy parking lot, it was a challenge to induce a prolonged slide.

 

Exterior

There’s nothing shocking or off-putting about the outside. We liked the subtle chrome accents around the outside, and appreciated the bold statement the large front grille makes.

 

 

Driving impressions

It’s a pleasant truck to drive, but never mistaken for a sports car. Toyota has added a feature called KDSS. The sway bars are aided by computers, and make this top-heavy body on frame truck handle tighter corners and crosswinds with much more confidence than previous models. Despite the large size, added front, side, and rear view cameras make it easy to see around the bumpers. Highway manners are sedate, and the Land Cruiser never feels unstable or high-centered.

 

Positives:

-Toyota reliability

-One of the most capable 4wd systems available

-Smooth ride, even fully laden

-Excellent outward visibility; LED headlights perform flawlessly

-Many cameras around the car help confidence in maneuvering

 

Negatives:

-Could use more power

-No remote start

-Same key fob as a Prius

-Rear seat room is lacking leg room if over 5’8” tall

-User interface with entertainment, navigation, and climate control is outdated and lags at times

 

Stay tuned for our video review of the Toyota Land Cruiser that will be released soon!

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

WEBLINKS:

AUTOCOUTURE MOTORINGULTIMATE KLASSE

WHERE'S "MISCHIEF 8: GUILY BY ASSOCIATION"?

So where's "Mischief 8"? Where's the "Washington Post/Augusta County vs Mischief" documentary? The questions are frustrating to answer but I don't mind getting them. There are things behind the scenes that you're not seeing. Here's an example; the Wash Post cover story about our "reckless driving" in Augusta County police was back in 2012. This case didn't wrap up until a few weeks ago. I was never charged with anything (how could I lead a 20 mile police chase while sitting in the passenger seat lol). Protecting myself and my drivers is more important than badmouthing a police dept.

"MISCHIEF 8" SCREEN SHOTS

Part of our documentary will explain that stuff you say on social media could affect the outcome of your case. I use Facebook for marketing myself and for marketing Mischief so my posts can been seen by anyone. So guess who was reading my FB posts for the last 2.5 yrs? Yep, the Augusta police (hi guys!). They couldn’t wait to tell us after our last court case

 

Things are different now. Again, public shaming on social media continues to be the rage. It’s the new norm. Being careful is why we are still around, and why there’s still nothing like Mischief out right now. I’m not going to give you any sort of time frame when “M8” or our documentary will be finished. However, we’re still covering events, we’re still filming, and I’m working on the 3rd episode of our web series “Mischief Road Trip”.

 

So where’s Dado? He’s still around and is expecting his 3rd bundle of joy :)

 

Dustin Worles

dustin@mischief.tv