Formula D 2013 Round 7: Final Fight & Slammed Society Coverage…Part 3 of 3…

Welcome back to Part 3 of 3 of the Formula D 2013 Round 7 event. Overall I had a great time there, especially being able to spend some time over at the Autofashion USA booth. Today will be much of the same like the previous two posts. Thanks for looking and thanks to Formula D for having me and providing me with media credentials…

If you missed any of the previous two portions of FD 2013 Round7 coverage, click the links provided below to view them…

Formula D 2013 Round 7: Final Fight Coverage….The Preview…

Formula D 2013 Round 7: Final Fight & Slammed Society Coverage…Part 2…

Here is the conclusion to the FD Round 7 coverage that shows more from the Slammed Society Showcase as well as whatever other random things I spotted in the pits…

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Kicking off Part 3 of 3 with some shots of an FC3S RX-7 that has been replicated to look identical to the Mazda Savanna from the iconic Initial D anime franchise. I was pretty shocked when I saw this because I didn’t think people really cared about Initial D anymore. I smiled and was legitimately happy to see a real life version of it because I really enjoyed the anime series…

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Logos on the side of both doors matched those of the original Initial D vehicle….

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On the rear quarter was the signature “RedSuns” car club logo from the series…

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Under the hood of the FC3S was a Rotary engine with a custom V-mounted radiator and intercooler set-up…

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Awesome Initial D-inspired build that I was happy to see at FD…

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RHD EG Civic on re-barreled custom Regamaster EVOs…

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BMW 335i on BBS LM…

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Nice, simple white FD3S RX-7 with JDM OEM Spirit R front bumper and Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Lexus 2GS also delightfully simple on Volk TE37SL…

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Mazda RX-7 slammed and static on silver Work VS-SS wheels…

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Some interesting styling under the hood of the FD3S with a green engine bay and iridescent coating on the intake manifold and intercooler piping…

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The rear of the RX-7 with a carbon fiber trunk spoiler…

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Lexus IS from Royal Origin on white Work Emotion CR-Kiwami…

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Long-wheelbase BMW E38 7-Series seated on Work Brombacher wheels…

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Keith Cheng’s Lexus IS300 on Work VS-KF and GReddy front lip…

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Low’N Slow crew’s Dodge Charger bagged on Avant Garde wheels…

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Jon Tran’s Hyundai Genesis on white-faced WED’s Kranze Bazreia…

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Always a big fan of this yellow Z33 on SSR Professor MS1…

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Lexus IS300 Sportcross wagon with rare JDM TRD Neo front bumper and white Work Emotion XT7….

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350Z on big boy TE37SLs and Nismo V2 front bumper…

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Austin Lee’s Y33 Q45 with JDM Cima GT front end and polished custom Work VS-KF…

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Scion FR-S riding on limited edition Matte Blue Work Emotion XD9s…

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Milt Salamanca’s 350Z on SSR Vienna Courage…

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Z32 300ZX on custom step-lipped Work Equips…

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Back in the pits, I got to get a closer look at some of the drift cars on display. Some had made qualifying for the final round of Formula D, some didn’t and were just there to enjoy the day. This is Rob Primozich’s Toyota 2JZ-powered S14 from Garage Autohero. This build features full BN Sports aero, Ray’s Gram Lights 57DR wheels, and APEX’i S1 coilovers…

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One of my favorite current drift car is Forrest Wang’s S14. I got a first hand look at it at the Formula D Tech Day event awhile back and have been a huge fan of it ever since. To me, it represents one of the last few drift cars that really still represents that Japanese style that we all grew to love when drifting first made its way over the North America. The car is just very well-built with a ton of custom fabrication and the exterior aesthetic is very pleasing to the eye unlike some of these cars out there that just have all sorts of bring pink and zebra print and what not on them. I love the car a whole lot more when it is on traditional Japanese wheels and not these garbage STR wheels or whatever they are but hey, I get it. Being a privateer drifter isn’t cheap and you need wheel and tire sponsors to compete in Formula D….

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Under the hood of the S14 is a Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap with Garrett GTX3582 and AFI Turbo Manifold. Make note of all the custom fabrication work with the dimple-dye plating and tubbed wheel wells…

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The clean interior of Wang’s S14 with custom dash display and switch panel. Love that everything is paint-matched and in car show condition…

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Over in the Media area of the event, there was a big meeting going on for all those who had media credentials and wanted to get on the track. They also had these free grab bags with a bunch of stuff in them. Kind of odd to be handed out at a car show but the bag had a giant pack of whole grain flat bread, Hormel mini Pepperonis, some Hummus dip, and Weight Watcher’s chocolate treats. I think a lot of people were confused by them and didn’t grab them but I sure did, haha. I’m still eating that shit up until today…

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JDM Wong wasted no time during the meeting and consumed a bag of Hormel Pepperonis. 3000 mg of sodium goodness right here…haha…

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Over at the Black Magic booth, the Jotech-built 1,200 horsepower R35 GT-R was on display…

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Noel Barnum’s Rocket Bunny Scion FR-S sans RB rear wing over at the Scion Racing booth….

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Eddie’s 2JZ-GTE 240SX on Nutek forged wheels…

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Jeren’s KA-turbo S14 with Rocket Bunny aero kit…

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Rauh Welt Begriff Porsche 911 widebody from Hoonigan…

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Toyota Cressida featuring a 1UZ-FE V8 engine swap on aggressive Enkei 92 wheels. The swap looks right at home in the bay of this MX73 chassis…

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Again, sorry for not capturing any actual drifting action but I did snap this photo of how Toshiki Yoshioka’s day ended in his Tomei-powered Subaru BRZ…

Well that’s it. Hope you guys enjoyed the coverage and I promise that next year it’ll be a lot better, haha…

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