The Road To Abu Dhabi Part 3: Disappointment in the Desert (cont.)
By Mike Kojima
When we last left off, we had just finished a demo shredding the shit out of the 5 star Yas Hotel. The action was so intense that the Hotel management asked us to stop!
First I would like to apologize if a lot of this seems like Mike’s bad vacation slides that you are being forced to watch but I didn’t come to primarily shoot the event like a photo journalist, I just snapped pics between doing things. The sight seeing stuff is, well just stuff some of you might be interested in. Sorry if this is boring.
|After our demo run, the next day we had a treat and got to visit Ferrari World. Ferrari World is an amusement park with a Ferrari theme that is built on the track grounds. It is a truly amazing place, it is nearly a half mile square under a space age roof full of, well Ferrari stuff. Ken Gushi’s crew poses in front of a sign in the long hall from the entry building to the main hall.|
|JRod has got a golden ticket. Drivers and Formula D folk got in free, crew people had to pay. I got a free media pass which was cool because I think it cost a couple of hundred bucks to get in. Everything around here is expensive.|
|Hallway going into the main building, yes that is all solid marble.|
|First stop was a roller coaster where you race the coaster next to you on side by side tracks. It was pretty fun but not too extreme.|
|That was fun, what’s next?|
|You turn a crank and it makes Ferrari noise depending on what car you are standing in front of. Dai wishes his S13 sounds like that. Frederic Aasbo’s 2JZ sounds nice by design.|
|Tanner in front of the Ferrari test driver simulator.|
|Some video crew covering our trip fitted Tony B and Dai with POV cameras.|
|Chris Forsberg, Mad Mike and Ken Gushi in the waiting room for the test drive simulator.|
|We watch a video on what to expect in the simulator.|
|Whoa Ferrari pelts on the wall!|