And yes! Speed Trip is back in Bahrain this year, and wow oh wow what an event it was... Just to give you a bit of a background, Speed Trip is a private charity event where a full circuit is rented out, and invites are sent out to a few VIP's (approx 100 or so) to bring their cars and race on track. The invitees pay (quite a hefty) entry fee to race on track, and all proceeds are given to charity.
Now, some very big name sponsors (ie Lamborghini etc) come in just to display their products & services for those 100 drivers. Why? Well although a sponsor would usually only bother when a large number of people are present, these 100 drivers are the sort of people who would look at a million dollar product and say; "You know what, i'll have two of those".
So you can sort of take a guess at the type of vehicles you'll see driving around track. We're talking Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc etc and somehow I feel the value of the Bahrain International Circuit sort of doubled over this weekend.
Besides just a bunch of rich important folk driving around track, there were bike parades, stunt shows, and a lot more.. Anyway, entry is very exclusive and by invitation only, so just to give you a sneak peek at what Speed Trip '09 looked like, here are a few photos:
That's not even the half of it! I'm working on the compilation video for the past two days, which should be up soon. For now, enjoy some more photos here: