Friday, March 07, 2008

Illume Lights Up Atlanta

The Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour made its East Coast debut Wednesday in Atlanta, offering visitors an incredible “illumination” of the best in action and adventure sports photography.

Red Bull Illume set out to find the 50 best raw moments in action and adventure sports. Photography experts from around the world judged and hand-selected 50 images from the 7,200 submissions received from photographers in more than 90 countries.

The images already visited Aspen, Colo., Huntington Beach, Calif., and Portland, Ore., and they’ll dazzle crowds at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park through March 16. Twenty-five eight-foot glass and metal cubes light up the park each evening from dusk until 11 p.m., revealing the most dramatic compilation of action and adventure sports photography ever assembled.

“I’ve seen a lot of those, now I want most of those pictures for my new house,” said AJ Allmendinger, the Red Bull racer who took in the exhibit with fellow driver Scott Speed on Wednesday. “But I don’t think the whole Illume setup would fit in my basement.”



Blogger Kristin said...

Congratulations to Red Bull Racing on getting both Toyota Camry's into the show at Atlanta. Glad to see that AJ's name is still on the door. Can't wait to see him back in the 84. Good luck this weekend.


5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was way to close!!!! Can't believe BV is the last driver to get in of the go homers two weeks in a row. I hope the 83 team thanks the good Lord above that Schrader wasn’t able to pull it out on the last lap.
Glad to see both RBRT cars in the race!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Great job RBRT!!! 2 for the show!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

This is way to stressful. I can't wait until after next week when at least 1 RBR Toyota will be safely locked in.
Good luck to both teams. Here's wishing both teams run well so we can get them both locked in soon! :)

5:49 PM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

Great run by both guys!!

Closer to top 35 for BV!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Whew! Had to crack a beer after that one. Way to go RBRT. Good luck in the race on Sunday 83 and 84 teams!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Awesome job guys! I was wondering, are any of the guys gonna be signing at the hauler this weekend?

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job on getting both cars in, but I still don't understand why AJ isn't racing this weekned!!! Where is his Busch ride? Where is his truck ride? This isn't helping him!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure isn't gonna feel right watchin' skinner drivin aj's car. u can't really blame aj for all the bad luck the 84 car has had so far this season. in every race so far this year he has always been the first one to be one spot away from making the race. and the exact opposite for BV. look at daytona, aj missed by one spot. the spot the BV got. cali got rained out and aj missed the race by one spot. vegas missed by one spot. if BV didnt make overy race barely then aj would have. just doesn't seem fair. either way good luck sunday BV and.........MS.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

given that Skinner couldn't qualify any better than what he did, it would seem to point out that TRB needs to figure out what it is about the cars that isn't working. To not be qualifying at the top of the list of the group outside the top 35 is just not acceptable. Given the RB resources these two cars should be besting MWR cars and all others week in and week out.

Glad they made the show and hopefully they will race better than the qualifying showed. That seems to be the norm...just make it qualifying and then run well racing. Go figure.

Way to go guys and best of luck this weekend.

6:32 AM  
Blogger racing bull said...

No,the merchandise trailer is not in Atlanta this weekend, so neither guy will be signing. They will both be signing next week in Bristol, though.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like you blame BV for AJ’s missed races? I hope this is not the case. Yesterday’s qualifying spoke volumes about both teams. Once again they both were close together on the list to go home. RBRT just doesn’t have qualifying down. By the grace of God and his great driving during the 150’s BV made the race and the other two he qualify for by the skin of his teeth. I think because of BV’s experience he was first of the RBRT cars to qualify. Skinner’s experience brought the 84 team up but not by much.
Being out of the top 35 has been a real thorn in everyone’s side. Hopefully tomorrow both teams will finish well and the 83 team will be that much closer to putting this part of racing behind them.

Go get them RBRT!

6:45 AM  
Blogger nicole83 said...

Last night was nerve-wracking! I'm so glad both bulls made the show. Let's hope the weather cooperates and we get some practice. The Nascar boys seem to bring the weirdest weather with them to Atlanta!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous suzie said...

In one of the more recent articles about Team Red Bull, BV said something about the team members not even knowing how to use tire pressure data from testing, and that most of the set ups were just guesswork. In todays NASCAR that is unacceptable. TRB needs to spend the money to get technicians that actually know what they're doing.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Craig said...

I certainly don't think Nick was saying it was BV's fault AJ was missing the show.

It's sad to not see AJ in the car, but at the same time, it's probably for the best right now. I know this blog is full of AJ fans, but not many of you can deny the struggles a team can have when there's no seat time for the driver.

AJ still needs time to develop as a driver on these courses. No one has ever stepped in and lit the sport on fire. If AJ doesn't get a chance to hone his skills in Truck or Nationwide, he'll just continue to miss races in the Sprint Cup.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets hope for a good run from MS. the better he does the sooner we will see Aj bck in HIS car!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting Skinner in the car and for where he qualified hopefully has done part of what are they are trying to accomplish. The teams need some work on their cars and there setups. Nick isnt blaming either driver, just stating the obvious. Neither car has been good but BV has made it in by ONE spot ahead of AJ. If AJ would have been a hair faster BV would have been going home. Our drivers are knocking each other out and we should be better than that. As much as it kills me that AJ is out of the car if it shows where our problems are with the cars or our teams than lets find it and get him back in the 84. If the veteran gets in and has the same problems driving the car and really didnt do much better at qualifying - one spot ahead of BV instead of one spot behind - then lets get to work on our cars. Sure wish we would have seen AJ racing something this weekend though. Hopefully he will be in Bristol. He did great there last year.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOP 10!!! Way to go BV and the #83 team!! Can we just look and see who we are beating in the points right now...Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards!! Lets keep this up and not only be in the top 35, but in the top 12!!!

5:28 PM  
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11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the emotion you A.J. fans have, but let's be honest, he is not the driver right now that Mike Skinner is. That is why the change was made. Hopefully Mike can show him the ropes and get him up to speed, no pun intended. Also, the reason Mike qualified after Vickers had nothing to do with any experience factor. Skinner has many more Cup starts then Vicker's does. Look for Mike to qualify pretty well this weekend at Bristol. He is always pretty good there.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes please put AJ in the car so we can only watch 1 car race on Sunday. Come on folks he is not nearly ready for a sprint car ride. nice'ness doesnt a good driver make.

1:23 AM  
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