CARxMEET Formula D Tech Day 2013 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

Rolling right along now with the second half of our Formula D Tech Day coverage….

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Umm, there really isn’t much else to say about it that wasn’t already stated yesterday in PART 1. I think it’s a good idea to open these type of events out to the public because it gives people a chance to see the Formula D competitor cars up close. It serves as a great primer for the actual Formula D event itself that is set to take place in a about a week and I’m excited to go see it for myself. With that said, I say we go ahead and knock out the rest of these photos, shall we? Thanks for looking guys and I guess I’ll see you all at Formula D Long Beach on April 12-13….

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Quick shot of Teddy Timoteo’s engine bay. I would have normally gotten a whole shot of the car but I think somebody was standing there for an extended amount of time and I just didn’t have it in me to wait while he chatted with his friends. It works out anyways because you’ll be seeing a lot more of his car next month (Maybe 2 months from now) in the Super Street Honda Issue…

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I do, however, have this shot of an S2000 that rolled down to the meet with Teddy. Seems like the beefy tire has taken a toll on the thin front fenders of the AP1….

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Eddie Kumchumroon’s 2JZ-GTE swapped S14 representing Nutek Forged Wheels. I recently completed a story for this car too and it’s a very, very, well-built car. Love the clean engine bay and the fact that the motor makes power (700+ hp). Catch it in the next issue of Super Street…

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Walked around the meet and then noticed that they kept the SIM Rocket Bunny FR-S’ hood-popped and there was no one around to obstruct me from taking photos….

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So I got up close and personal so I could get a better view of the HKS Supercharger that was just recently installed…

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FD2-converted Civic Si with some blue-face Work Meister S1 wheels…

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VeilSide Fortune model Acura NSX from R-Rydes…

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Courtney Wingfield’s F10 BMW on SSR Professor SP1…

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AP2 S2000 on some aggressive Meister S1s…

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Black on black Lan Evo…

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Eddie’s TSX on black Enkei NT03…

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UCF30 Lexus LS430 slammed on SSR Vienna Kleids…

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Almost forgot to capture a photo of my own Y33 Q45. Wheels are SSR Professor MS3 in Touring Gold and the car is bagged via JIC coilovers/Universal Air bags. Lip kit is a complete Wald aero kit…

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I don’t see this car very often but I am actually a big fan of the Sparkle Garage 1st gen. Toyota Cressida…I just love the rawness of it and how it’s still executed tastefully…

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Robert Kochis’ wingless Rocket Bunny FR-s…

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Yogi from Fatlace’s 3GS with full Vertex aero, WEDSport SA55m, and Airrex air suspension…

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Love it when Euro guys add that Japanese touch. This is a beautiful example of how to fuse the two together with this E46 M3 featuring Volk TE37s and Recaro seats…The yellow on the silver is also a very nice touch…

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Classically-assembled two-toned AE86 Hachi Roku…

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One more shot of Joel Lago’s TE72 Corolla…

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Source Interlink Media’s social media expert, Mike Sabounchi’s Subaru Legacy wagon on Dai Yoshihara’s exclusive line of wheels…

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S14 drift car rocking some HREs…

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A trio of drift cars, including last year’s champion Daigo Saito’s Soarer, on a trailer after they completed tech inspection…

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A soon-to-be completed Subaru BRZ drift vehicle rocking fender flares front and back on Avant Garde wheels. Very good looking car that should be a cool build when it is finally completed. It’s good to get a look at it now in its naked state before they apply all the vinyl graphics on it…

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As soon as Forest Wang’s S14 pulled up, it immediately drew a crowd of onlookers, and for good reason. It was by far the best looking drift car there that day and probably also one of the most intricate builds. I loved everything about it and stuck around just to get more photos of it. I was about to leave and had put away my camera and everything. Just to witness this car in person was worth the trip down to the meet that day…

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I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming smell of fresh paint. I’m pretty sure the car had just been completed and the paint was still very fresh…

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The cut-out trunk that revealed dual fans below was a interesting look…

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I liked the use of this decal too because people love to just touch all over the car for whatever reason…

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Window ducts that drive fresh air to the rear trunk section of the S14…

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Loving the cage work…

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Status bucket seats…

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E-brake set-up…

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An assortment of gauges and switches in the modified dashboard…

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Shaved and tubbed engine bay and Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap. I really like how they punched the dimple dies into the core support and added plates to the shock tower section. Just a great job of executing everything and I think it shows that you can still put a very well-built drift car together without taking short-cuts and just leaving the car beat to shit because “it’s a drift car”… Much respect goes out to Forest Wang and crew for putting this thing together…

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On that note, that’s pretty much a wrap on the Formula D Tech Day festivities. Here is a parting shot of a Porsche owned by head editor of Import Tuner, Charles Trieu….

Thanks for looking…

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