As we finally come to a close on our epic coverage of FormulaD Final Round, I wanted to make a final post about everything else there is to see attending one of these massive drift events as seen through our camera lenses. Sit back, sip on some coffee, and enjoy the photos!
Low and super wide.
The Mexican Standoff
Sadly, this was Melyssa's last event as "Miss FormulaD"
Fans, drivers, everyone wanted to see the action. Drivers were often seen where the fans were to enjoy the rest of the show
The sun sets over the Falken Booth
Somebody REALLY needs to get MAACO
One of the nicest SC's in the US. I just wish it were a tad lower.
Red and green like Christmas!
Don't know bikes very well, but this one was reallllly nice
There were a TON of vendor booths including Snap-On
This Evo was on top of some toolboxes for all to see. It worked, as everyone that walked by, stopped and stared.
Why so serious?
Now THAT is an awesome GF!
Oh. Mah. Gah.
Roland's S13 sittin' on what looks like old school Koenigs
Ken warming up his back up ride on the track
The standard raffle tickets were given to the drivers for a new pair of pants.
FIRE in the holes!
Train em young!
In case you forgot where you were
Oh that doesn't look so bad.
Scratch what I said earlier.
Wow. FD filmed in 3D?! Nice! I wonder what it'll look like!
Please! 3D camera, don't you let me down!
Wait your turn.
D_Fan puttin his life on the line for the shot!
Under the bleachers
Serious stance = Serious photos
Although this is a terrible photo on my part, this is Team MotorMavens giving Team Mayday advice on massage parlors
Dai about to do a commercial for hair gel.
green with envy?
This S12 was immaculately clean packing some legit horsepower
In the form of the legendary RB26DETT
Apex'i USA was NOT playing around with this super badass IS-F
Pretty much the most popular drink of FD
The NOS booth had a ton of things going on for spectators, they even had a graffiti artist there
We tried to ask him to spray the MaydayGarage logo, but he just kept making more skulls. :/
NOS gettin' ready for the autograph session
Apparently, if you hit this hard enough, you were awarded with a NOS girl. I didn't believe that.
The engine bay in this G was ultra clean
Honestly, there were times I only wanted to use my phone to take pix.
That's a lot of meat. (go ahead and say it. I'll wait.)
Good thing there was some power behind it!
Reminder: If there's a fire nearby, everyone must run in opposite directions and yell, "NAAAAWWWWZZZZ!!!!"
One of my favorite rides there, this Mazda Van was Turbocharged and sitting on Volk GTUs
The line to get in
Nikolay's street simple S13
Warp speed, Mr. Wharf
Too fast for the cameras!
Another one of my personal favorites there, this FD under the EXEDY booth had some really classy mods.
Bisi's ride in the Falken Tent
Oh but you already know how we feel about race Porsches...
The V-LED ProAm S14
I wonder how Dai's hair looks under that helmet?
Maintenance session about to get underway
I seriously hope he isn't scared of heights
The Meguiars booth had some sick whips like this Evo
Falken S15 about to mow down some innocent bystanders
RJ DeVera checking out the Fatlace show
Tanner rippin' up the competition
Rod Chong layin' down some game with the help of his big lens
A rare treat. StickyDilJoe taking pix of a non Honda!
Our ace photographer D_Fan looking for talent.
FD host/announcer Jarod with either a bag of stickers or a bag of the sticky icky
Needs moar cameras
I even scouted the parking lot for a good hour trying to find a cool ride when I came across this Z
This S30 was all dry carbon'd out. fenders, hood, lip, spoilers, even the rear taillight garnish
By far, my favorite pick of the parking lot!
That’s it! Another successful Formula Drift event under our belts, and as we packed our bags and headed back to the south central, we met up with a lot of our old buddies and even made a lot of new friends along the way. We’d love to take this opportunity to thank all of those that helped us spread the love that is MaydayGarage, and would also like to remind everyone that none of us here at MaydayGarage do this for money or financial gain, we do it strictly because we love it, and nothing more. We spend thousands of dollars on camera gear and plane tickets/hotels/rental cars, etc just to provide you guys with high quality coverage of the events we choose to cover.
Exit stage right
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The scene of the crime
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