Celebrity Interview: Tanner Foust

29 08 2008

When the producers of Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift needed a stunt driver, they called upon Tanner Foust. When the director of The Dukes of Hazzard shot action scenes with General Lee, he called upon Tanner Foust. And when casting a co-host role for theAmerican version of the UK’s massively popular Top Gear, you got it…someone called Tanner Foust. What Tanner Foust can do with a car would make a grown set of tires cry, and the magic doesn’t stop when the Hollywood cameras quit; no, Tanner is one of the top drivers in the organized drifting series Formula DRIFT. With the 2007 Formula DRIFT championship neatly tucked underneath his firesuit, Tanner Foust is back at it again in 2008. With that, another MyRide With.



MyRide Visits…ESPN’s Winter X Games 12

8 02 2008

This year ESPN once again hosted it’s annual Winter X Games competition, an event attracting some of the world’s most talented extreme athletes. This got some of us at MyRide thinking: When your job entails jumping snowboards across 50-foot gaps while performing a variety of mid-air acrobatics with names like “switch 1260” and “backside 540 rodeo”, what do you drive home after a day at the office?

We tagged along with ESPN to ask a couple of the sport’s up-and-coming what they are currently driving, and what their next ride might be as their success grows. Turns out most of the extreme rides are kept on the slopes and not the road.


[Photo: ESPN]