Formula D Final Round/JTuned Auto Gallery Coverage…

Words/Photos – Joey Lee

I normally don’t go to many drifting events anymore. When D1 first made it’s way out to the U.S., I would go all the time. It was just cool to see the drivers and cars that you used to only see in pictures or japanese magazines. Formula D is a bit different. Definitely more American, with American corporate sponsorships, American drift cars, and American drivers. To me, it’s a whole different feel but it’s cool to see that the country has embraced drifting in such a big way. I decided to go because Ross had some Scion VIP thing and Freddy from Auto Fashion told me I could park with him so I could get in for free and what not. I’m never one to turn down some free shit and I didn’t have much going on this weekend anyway so I headed out to Irwindale. I had HeyMikeyyyy take my car in early in the morning though because I had a prior engagement until the afternoon and he was more than willing to do it. I didn’t get there until like almost 4pm and it was hot as shit. I spent the majority of the time just hanging out in my car with Ross cuz the A/C was on and we didn’t feel like doing much of anything else. There definitely weren’t very many Hondas there, as expected, so I just took pictures of random ass shit…

That’s exactly how it happened.

Some Hondas that were there…

Endless….looks?

Saw this thing in the Evasive blog and finally got to see it in person…very nice…

Always see this thing everywhere. Alot of interesting things done to this car….And notice on the windshield….guess guys are starting to post their wheel offset on their windshields now? Uhhh…

The car show portion of the event was actually alot more crowded than I thought it would be…

The coupe that has the infamous “Spoon valve cover”…

The sickest GS out right now….everything about it is nuts…

The other sickest GS out right now….

Since I was at the Auto Fashion booth, I had a chance to see the cake they brought out for Big Steve’s birthday. He loves his Hello Kitty…

…It just so happened that it was also Jenny Chu’s birthday as well so everybody got together and sang the birthday song for them…

My homie Billy showed as well and ended up winning best of show at the event….congrats son!…

I don’t imagine how shitting or peeing would be any fun for this guy….

Matty with the orange xB was there as well and won the “Most Gangster Scion” award…

I actually went to go watch the drifting that was going on and it was pretty cool….One thing I don’t get about drifting events is why people always take the old tires and take them home. It’s a fucking waste of space. Shit serves no purpose, it’s not even a tire anymore. I’m all for memorabilia but some old ass tires? Ehh…I’m just saying, I kept seeing a bunch of dudes running around the venue carrying a bunch of old ass tires around. Stupid….

I’m not gonna post up the drifting shots because they came out kinda shitty and you’ve probably already seen them on other sites….Mine seriously were pretty awful though so just take my word for it…

I walked back after the drifting thing ended and caught a glimpse of Phaze2 Henry’s Corolla….Looks crazy with the fender flares!

This is what happened when everyone tried to leave at once. I ended up just walking around some more while I waited…

That’s about it. Here’s a shot of my car right before I left. Like I said, I didn’t take many pics. It was just way to hot to be walking around and too little Hondas to try to find…

I’m tired as hell. Been busy creating flyers, working, looking for places to stay for SEMA, editing pics, and all kinds of other shit…..If some of the sentences don’t make any sense or are pretty incoherent, it’s because I’m literally falling asleep while writing this….Back tomorrow, sorry for the lack of updates over the weekend.

14 thoughts

  1. Every picture you post up I always look over it to see if I can find something funny about it or maybe if I could see a hot girl in crowd; Well, I was staring intensely at the 1 photo you have of the 2 drift cars lined up, as I was scanning across the picture, I SAW IT! Blanka!!! LOL!! When I saw it I jumped back a bit cuz it kinda creeped me out! After that happened it made me think that this would be a funny demotivational picture, you know one those that says, “when you see it you will shit bricks” LOL….

    • haha yeah i love finding blanka and the other guys that sticky puts in there. its like reading “Wheres Waldo?”
      thanks for the detailed coverage! i felt like i was there, you guys are doing big things in the west coast!

  2. I dono if you noticed it but I know you put Ryu in your first picture as a joke.. But capturing a real life sighting of Blanka in your only “Drift picture” (were there staged).
    Now that is impressive..
    haha
    Good read as always

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