For the third year in a row, we’ve made the trek from Ontario down to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for the International Motor Press Association’s annual Test Days. Our merry band of miscreants grew to 3 this year, as Tom Williams joined video guru Scott Simmons and I in our quest to bring our readers more quality content.
Our objective this year was a bit different from past years where we’ve tried to cover as many vehicles as humanly possible in a short period of time. This year, Scott and I attempted to spend more quality time with each vehicle to put together another collection of videos. This being his first year at Test Days, Tom set out to drive as many cars as possible. Don’t worry though, Scott & Tom also did a few shoots. I’m sure the highlight of these will be from the time they spent driving the wicked Aston Martin DBS.
I suppose I had a two day long brain fart when it comes to photography. On day one, I got some great shots of the 2010 Ford SVT Raptor and everything after that is horribly overexposed. Yes, photoshop will help but it just isn’t the same! Day two was cold and rained hard all day and my camera didn’t leave Scott’s rented Dodge Journey. Oh well, I’ll just have to work with some of Tom’s pics and let the video do the visuals.
Here are a few highlights of the event from my eyes:
Most likely to be raced straight off the showroom floor
Ford’s 2010 SVT Raptor is a hard core off road speed machine. The numbers only tell part of the tale: 320 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. Couple this with a suspension package that was designed with FOX Racing and you have a truck that is about as close to Baja ready as they come.