The Volkswagen/Audi, and for that matter, the car community as a whole has been in an ever-changing and evolving venue for a couple years now. The technological advances have made it easier and easier for anyone and everyone to pick up a still or video camera and shoot this or that, almost entirely focusing on the cars and the trends—forgetting why we are all here in the first place.
At the beginning of 2011, while the majority of the scene's cars were snowed in, the idea for More Than A Drive was conceived by Anna Taylor and myself (Samuel Dobbins). While we didn't know exactly what or how, we knew who. The people are what have brought us here, so it's the people, and the community created by our enthusiasm for cars and culture that should be showcased—in a nutshell, the car enthusiast lifestyle.
So here we are, months later... The movie has been filmed, showcasing every little aspect and detail of the Leavenworth Drive, from the night before, relaxing and detailing, to the dreary morning of, the epic journey—a thousand cars deep—through the northern Cascades, and then finally, the arrival in Leavenworth, WA, a small Bavarian-themed town at the eastern base of the Cascade Range.
But now we've found ourselves sitting atop a mountain of footage (over 300 hours worth), without the resources necessary to put it all together and change the world—or at least the car community—as we know it.
Everything from software to business cards and flyers, the creation of many of the items that you see listed as incentive rewards for donating to our cause, and the general, overall hype created by what we all know and love, the European automotive community.
We're not just trying to raise funds to create something though—that part is already happening. We're providing an avenue for support that also allows our backers to receive a variety of gifts (depending on donation level), along with what's most important, the film itself: More Than A Drive.
Please take a moment to peruse our backer rewards and watch our video, and if you're feeling intrigued, send us your donation! Whether it's a single dollar or your life's savings, we appreciate it, and guarantee it will go to good use, providing a cinematic spectacle that hasn't yet been created within the car world yet.
Sam, Anna, and the MTAD Team!
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