Having 23 years behind them, Kelly Slater parts ways with Quicksilver to embark on his new journey. He will be joining the Kering Group, who’s family includes sports brands Puma, Volcom, Tretorn, and luxury labels such as Gucci and Saint Laurent among others. Quicksilvers’ production reliance on biotech companies Slater has directly spoken out against may leave more to read between the lines.
“As I contemplate the amazing opportunities I’ve had in life and the amount of good fortune I’ve encountered along the way, I’m excited to announce today that I’m embarking on a new journey. For years I’ve dreamt of developing a brand that combines my love of clean living, responsibility and style. The inspiration for this brand comes from the people and cultures I encounter in my constant global travels and this is my opportunity to build something the way I have always wanted to.
So I am excited to tell you that I’ve chosen The Kering Group as a partner. They share my values and have the ability to support me in all of my endeavors. I look forward to exploring all of the new opportunities this partnership will provide, but this hasn’t happened by chance, nor has it happened without an incredible amount of work by a few key individuals. As I embark on this new journey, I am sticking to my gut instincts and the belief that your dreams can become reality with the right intentions. I look forward to sharing more about it soon…” –Kelly
Team Peugeot Total have revealed their weapon of choice for the 2015 Dakar Rally as the French manufacturer sets out to recapture past glories at the desert classic. The purpose-built Peugeot 2008 DKR has been formulated to conquer the unique challenges of the 15-day event that will tackle some of the toughest terrain on the planet.
Peugeot won the Dakar four years running from 1987 to 1990 and now return to racing’s ultimate test of endurance with an intriguing twist on an existing production model. The two-wheel drive 2008 DKR, developed by Peugeot’s Style Centre and Peugeot Sport’s Design Department, is primed for the deserts of South America.
Bringing his own wealth of invaluable rally knowledge to Team Peugeot Total is Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard sees plenty of potential in Peugeot’s two-wheel drive design, especially on the sandy sections of the race.
Meet the beast carrying Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres through the harsh terrain of the Dakar Rally. VIA Red Bull Motorsports
Want to get noticed by Red Bull Racing? Spend 800 hours building an intricate scale model of an F1 car with over 6,500 components out of paper. The impressive work was enough for RBR to offer Paul Bischof a composites engineer gig building the real thing.
Vans Presents The Ductumentary, A short-film revealing what is perhaps Joel Tudor’s greatest contribution to surfing. Featuring Joel Tudor, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Jared Mell and more. Directed by Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie.
Jon Olsson drifts his 600hp, 1000kg supercar The Rebellion R2K up a snowy ski slope in Storlien, Sweden. High altitude training for the upcoming Gumball 3000 #Miami2Ibiza rally in June 2014!