EVENT: Gatebil By Night

Posted by Eirik Aadde on 5th August.

By now I guess you all know about Gatebil, and you have probably seen tons of pictures from the main event at Rudskogen. Thats why I´m not going to show you pictures of the cars bathing in sunlight, waiting in pit-lanes or even out on the track killing tires, making clouds. Not for now, at least.

I want to show you a different side of the event. I want to show you guys some of my favorite cars… shot at night! Enjoy.

Speedhunters area at Gatebil Rudskogen #BecauseGatebil

Lets kick things of with a look at the Speedhunters booth. They always seem to find some of the most unique cars to showcase, #BecauseGatebil! To the left we see Fredrik Sørlie’s Cressida. A car you might have seen tearing up tires while leaving the highway in a little video that went viral a year ago. Next to the Cressida we find another repurposed classic. The winner of best Swedish car, Philip Malm’s Volvo Amazon.

Team Yellow party all night at Gatebil Rudskogen

Gatebil is without a doubt a big party, but for some teams, the Monster after track party is not enough, so they bring their own lights and music, keeping the party going on until the crack of dawn and sometimes beyond that. Team Yellow was definitely one of those teams.

Team Yellow nissan Onevia S13 rigged at Gatebil Rudskogen

And while we’re on the subject of Team Yellow, their driver, Karl-Martin, was kind enough to lend us his Onevia S13. Henrik Oulie and I proceeded to rig it up in the pitlane. Designated driver for the night was fellow photographer PicsByXro… Because you know, party all night!

FailCrew Nissan PS13 at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

FailCrew had their 2014 debut at Gatebil, and brought their cars all the way from Russia. The PS13 was alone the first night, sitting low on a set of Work Meister S1s. It was oozing style and awesome.

FailCrew Nissan Skyline R34 at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

The R34 Skyline also joined the show, but sadly did not get any track action.

PlanetHIFI Driftteam Ann-Mari Fossen Girl Drifter at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

Another car that did not get to see the track much was Ann-Mari’s s13.5. The car was looking good as always, but was having issues with the clutch and the turbo pressure.

Detomaso Pantera at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

At Gatebil you can expect to see the unexpected, like this Detomaso Pantera.

Totte's nissan s13 at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

A project in the works. Christoffer “Totte” Pettersson is creating a masterpiece, and we got to see the nearly finished product.

Erik Gulbrandsen Rocket Bunny Toyota GT86

Erik Gulbrandsen wanted to change up his prize winning GT86 a little, and showed up at Rudskogen with this fresh baby blue vinyl wrap. He recieved a well deserved Best in Show, in the Wheel, Tire and Stance category.

Team RPM BMW 1M at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014 drifted.com

This BMW 1M was looking good, resting after spending days out on the track both at Gatebil and a BMW meet that ended just a day before the Gatebil circus began.

Waagaard working late at night to fix his car for Gatebil Rudskogen

I had originally made plans to rig and take pictures of Waagards bad ass RX7, but fate would not have it that way… Waagaards was having all kinds of problems with the car, and was working all night to straighten things out.

Robin Alsaker Toyota Supra at Gatebil Rudskogen 2014

Robin Alsaker also made it to Gatebil, after having to sort out some problems after his visit to Arctic Circle Raceway (which we wrote about here).

Gatebil Taxi BMW M5 Rudskogen 2014

Now its time to wrap this up, but no Gatebil feature is complete without a picture of the M5 Gatebil Taxi…

I´ll be back in September, will you?

Written by Eirik Aadde

Eirik Aadde

Hi, I’m Eirik. A guy from the far north with a big passion for automotive photography. By day I´m a graphic designer and Art Director, and at night a wannabe photographer 😉 In 2013 I got involved with TrackInvaders, and went to my first track event later that summer – needless to say I got hooked. Beside trackdays, I love arranging shoots and getting creative with light and my rig-pro setup. Joined the drifted crew in winter 2014.

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  • tom

    Hi eirik i want to ask you how to take photos like this?

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