Why Hello Everybaddy! It’s that time of the year again. It’s the start of what I believe is the “Car show season”. Also it’s round 1 of the couldn’t come any sooner Formula Drift at Long Beach. This particular event is personally one of my favorite that I look forward to the most. More than the fancy and flashy cars. Or, the roar of brand new, healthy, uncrashed drift cars with the amazing scent of fresh tire smoke in the air we all love! I particularly come for my long lost friends who travel the country and even the around the world just to all meet at this awesome event. Its a yearly reunion where we don’t have to @tag each other or comment on each others “wall”. Its one huge party in the 10 hours we all get to spend with each other, with what we love!
Thats right. Horchata & Burritos! Jk.
Anyways, We were blessed with a nice cool overcast throughout the whole day. We had a few drops throughout the day which didn’t affect much. But, I’m sure that everyone prefers it over what could of been a hot and blazing event. Fat people and heat don’t go well together, I know this from experience. The drifting, always amazing & spectacular. All the teams and drivers always put on a great competitive show. The SS showcase brought a very nice variety of cars. Some of our favorite past cars attended with a few new twists and even some brand new car’s we’ve never seen here in SoCal. Our team at Fatlace definitely put on a great show for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Great music, Good vibes & Awesome cars! Now on to the pictures….
After top 32 turned into top16. The Slammed Society showcase got packed! Imagine everyone in the grandstands flocking into our area all at once. It was all hectic.
Also another SoCal Debut, The Fatlace Rocket Bunny FR-S. The FR-S made it’s way down a few weeks prior to the Skyline Coming. It was getting tuned over at our friends at Vortech and made a few appearances 0ver at a few selected car meets in the last week.
Our good friend & resident DJ over at Illest LA supplying with some tunes throughout the day. He snuck in a little “Harlem Shake” to get everyone in the mood. You’d be suprised how many people actually went nuts when they heard the song. Haha.
Its Mad Mike! ^ No a different Mad Mike. Also DJ Serts in the background photobombing. Don’t know if you guys remember him, He was one of the main guys on that show on MTV “Pimp My Ride” I saw him take a few photos of my car at the event. I wonder if he liked it.
For those who says Mark Arcenal never attends his shows. He does, Just always a ninja about it. Today’s event, He brought his daughter Skylar to join all the fun. Doing his business as well as Daddy duties.
As I was shooting a lead car, I noticed a car was missing behind it. Then I hear a big “OHHHHHHH!!!!!” from the audience. Few minutes later this came around. Ouch. Hurt me so much the lense went out of focus.
I cheered and cheered for him and hope he would make it to the top 4. VGjr somehow had the upperhand and took it. I was rooting for you Ken! Remember that! Hah.
John Sibal’s Challenger looking mighty fine!
A couple years ago. This particular car & owner (Shavi). Decided to go over a DirectTV Line and destroy a very expensive amount of cables… OOPS… now he’s a HF blogger… You past the test. LOL
Sloppy’s Fit & Vinces Air Oddysey
Luigi Arroyo’s all new and redone S2k
@Johnfobmovment making an appearance as well!
Shoved my lense into JonChows Face and snapped away
A very sexy 2002! Rod Chong over at Speedhunters came up to me ignoring the 100+ cars we had and simple asked me “Wheres that 2002 I saw earlier!” A very popular car that day.
Danny George. I was actually very excited to see this car on the track and making top 32. Through the help of Social Media & Generous donations from his friends & fans. He was able to fund his FD 2013 season! If you donated a X amount of money. He put a picture of you on different sections of the car. How cool, yeah? Im glad it worked out for him. I don’t know him personally but later saw him that evening after the event was over and congratulated him and got a high-five. If donations are still open! Please help him out. He deserves it.
It was a long day and we were all hungry. Especially Andy_Fatlace
NOM! NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!
Stopped by the Alpinestars Booth. My good friend Chris Hull in the BG & Fatlace sponsored Matt Fields signing some autographs for the fans.
Another Fatlace Sponsored Driver over at the AlpineStars Booth, Matt Powers. His track race suite is the best by far anyone has every come up with. I’ve always been a fan of Powers but this just topped it off.
Big Abe gave his Wheel a rest and cooled down with a radiator. Hah, get it.
My goodfriend Haylee over at the SpoCom Booth hitting everyone with her Umbrella. I still cant see out of my left eye. THANKS. Jk.
Kei Miura also made an appearance! Nice enough to take photo’s with all his fans. If you don’t know who this man is. You should be ashamed. Goto Google and do your research kid.
Noel Barnum’s not so Ordinary Rocket Bunny FRS! Not only did he add a Vertex front & side skirts. He also Vortech supercharged that bad boy and went a different route with AirREX Digital air suspension. The air suspension equipped is actually designed to take some tight corners while having the conviences of airing up your car to get over those evil speedbumpers. He also makes those faces Rick makes while driving his car around.
Jonathan Wong, Editor in Chief of the famous Superstreet Mag.
Ojay Bayang Previa turning all necks in different directions.
One of the most talked about cars at the event.
These little girls showing everyone what being slammed was all about!
Our friend Ming of @StandardFunctions M45 on TE37SL’s
Im still in Love Love Love with his car. Sorta an inspiration behind my car.
But dont get to full of yourself Ming. Hahaha jk.
This wraps up my coverage of FD: Slammed Society. Be sure to check back for more coverage from our other bloggers. Now here’s a cute picture Of Skylar. Oh and Dat.