Formula D Long Beach 2013 Coverage…Part 3 of 3…

Happy Thursday everyone… I’m just gonna go ahead and dive right into the third and concluding portion of the coverage. Can’t say there is is anything else that needs to be said that hasn’t been covered in the previous two parts. As always, I’ve attached the links to the previous two posts if you happened to have missed any of it. This last FD post will cover mostly the Slammed Society car show side of the event. I had spent most of the day on the other side over in the pit/vendor area and wanted to make sure that I covered a bulk of the car show side before I left that day. As always, it was a great event and I look forward to checking it out again when they return for the season finale at the end of the year…

Here are the previous two posts if you missed them…

Formula D Long Beach 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

Formula D Long Beach 2013 Coverage…Part 2…

With that out of the way, here we go with 3 of 3…

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Since it was intermission time between sessions, the car show side was actually pretty crowded. Michael Mao’s Super Street cover NSX made an appearance showing alongside the rest of the guys from Its JDM Yo’s Vanguard Collective crew…

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Sam Ip’s J’s Racing-themed FD2-converted Civic Si…

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Clean 1-Series BMW coupe on HRE wheels…

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I thought this MX-5 Miata was pretty nice. Love the front fender treatment and the Work CR-01s…

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…as well as the Lexan rear glass…

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Love this E38 BMW 7-series on Work Brombacher wheels…

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Subaru WRX STi on Work Meister S1…Nice contrast on colors on the brakes against the red body…

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This 7th gen. Accord wasn’t too bad. One of the rare cases when Work Emotion XD9s actually look good, haha…

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John Zhang’s 1-Series Bimmer…

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…and his girl Courtney’s BMW, both representing SSR Wheels…

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Bagged 3-Series BMW from Project Zero on incredibly aggressive CCW Classics…

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Always had a soft spot for these older Toyota Pick-Up trucks. Cool to see people modding them…

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Not completely sure what was going on with this Civic… I guess it is a work in progress but far from anything “show-worthy”…

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…nor was this Lexus IS that looked like it had seen better days…

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S13 coupe on polished Work Rezax II…

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White-on-white DC5 RSX…

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Cool to see RL1 Odysseys being modded. This one is on Work Meister S1Rs…

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Sloppy’s Honda Fit…

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Daniel Leung’s Subaru STi on SSR Professor SP3…

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Lexus IS300 wearing a rare HKS aero kit…

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Clean S13 hatchback with JDM OEM Type X aero and AME Tracer TM-02…

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One more of this beautifully-executed VIP Lexus GS400…

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Low N Slow Z33 350Z on WED’s Kranze Vishunu…

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Austin’s two-toned Y33 Q45 with JDM front and rear bumpers, and custom-built Work VS-KFs…

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White Infiniti G37 coupe on Work Varianza T1S…

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One of my favorites from the Formula D event was this yellow Z33 sitting on aggressive SSR Professor MS1…

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TE72 Corolla Wagon on red Advan wheels…

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A duo of white Hondas with matching Takata Green TE37SLs… The NSX belongs to Jon Fob…

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…and the J’s Racing-themed S2000 is Luigi Arroyo’s…

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Here’s a view of what the crowd looked like and just how big the Slammed Society portion of the show was at FD…

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Joshua Steele’s S14 drift car with umm… a very interesting graphical livery. Welcome back to the 80’s…

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Ojay’s Avanzare-kitted Toyota Previa…

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Back in the vendor area, I made sure to get a shot of the Subaru BRZ with molded Rocket Bunny aero. I thought I had taken a photo of it early in the morning when I arrived but that was actually on my cell phone…Molding in the kit sort of takes away from the rawness of the TRA-Kyoto kit but it’s an interesting look…

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MOTHER’s Ford Mustang RTR…

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Stopped by the SSR Wheels booth to hang out for a bit before we left the show. Here is DPK David talking wheels with SSR rep Danh Vo…

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Some cool SSR accessories, including an SSR Zippo lighter…

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Group pic with our friend Emma, David, and Danh…

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Spotted the Sparkle Garage Cresside cruising around the vendor area…

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Big Mike and Holly Lee, who was working for Mishimoto that weekend…

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Big Mike with his pal Nikita Esco…

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I really like this 501 Vintage wheels from HRE…

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Jon Sibal’s Vortech supercharged Dodge Challenger…

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Yogi’s Lexus 3GS on display at the Fatlace booth…

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Kraftwerks-supercharged FG2 Civic Si coupe…

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FA5 Civic with JDM FD1 front end conversion on custom BBS wheels…

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Saw this little girl cruising around throughout the day in her stanced out Dodge Viper SRT…

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Pretty cool how the car is wrapped and it’s so stanced-out that the front fenders are messed-up, haha…

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On that note, I guess this is the appropriate “end” to our 3-part coverage… Thanks for looking…

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