A goal for Mayday Garage this year is to be more active than we were last year and what better way to show that by attending Round 1 of FormulaD’s 10th year anniversary held on the streets of Long Beach, CA. It is also my first time back in California since the last FormulaD event. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, click HERE.
By now, you’ve probably seen everyone’s coverage photos or videos of the event so I won’t need to go into too much detail about it. This post will just be about my trip from Houston to FormulaD and the camaraderie’s I make during that time. If you follow our blog, we usually post 100+ photos per post. It doesn’t seem like much while you’re reading this, but as I’m typing this post up, I’m praying to the god of internet(Comcast) my connection does not go out or else I would have to rewrite this post.
I arrived to LAX around noon on Thursday and my plan was to just pick up a car and drive around. I didn’t have an itinerary to follow so I just went with the flow, drove South, and then to the coast.
By the time I’m done venturing around the coast I get back on the PCH and head back up into town. I forgot my car charger back in Houston so I had to get to John Zhang’s place before my GPS/iphone dies. Luckily, I made it with 4% battery life left to spare.
I just wanted to relax and eat good food with good friends so we went out for some Korean BBQ at Hae Jang Chon. Best all you can eat Korean BBQ I’ve ever had.
Once we were done eating, we all decided it would be wise to just head back home and call it a night…
My plan for Friday was to arrive balls early at Long Beach, CA to avoid any traffic on the way there. I got there around 7:30am and was greeted by Linhbergh while he was shooting the Falken drift cars. After catching up with Linhbergh, I headed on over to the media check-in tent to get my wristband.
If you had time to walk around and check out the vendors booths, there were a few familiar cars you’ve seen in a magazine or the internet.
After walking around and talking to all the models with Antonio Alvendia, I missed out on some of the top 16 drift action. Thanks Antonio. Just kidding… hanging out with Antonio was pretty awesome since he knew everyone.
Once the drift action was over, I headed back to the Slammed Society Car show to meet up with JZ, Courtney, Cliff and others.
Once the day was over, we went out for some sushi and called it a nite.
A big special shoutout to JZ and CW for always showing me around the LA area and letting me crash at yalls place. It may smell like chinese furniture/food, but I’m used to it.
Next FD event will be at Road Atlanta. If you see any us at the events, ask us for stickers or just say what’s up!
– Danh –