FD Road Atlanta Random Snap: The Aero Challenged Drifter

As we prepare for our final Formula D Atlanta post tomorrow I would like to throw down this snap of quite possibly the most aerodynamically challenged competitive drifter.  I mean, it’s one thing if wind challenges you head on, but sideways as well…man, you have to have some skill.  No your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a Honda Element, and yes, it did haul some ass at Road Atlanta. 

Big Box cuts wind

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Straight baller Status.

–JohnP

Formula D: A Chameleon Preview

As we continue to plow through photos from this past weekend at Formula D Road Atlanta I would like to take a minute to sit back and share this bad-ass Silvia S15 with everyone.  Formula D’s main event was held this past Saturday, but Friday consisted of the top 32 qualification for Saturday’s battle.  When all was said and done with the qualifiers, the top 32 professional drivers got to go at it, literally, for 2 hours on the track at night for a practice session.  It was truly an awesome experience because the character of the cars change COMPLETELY once the sun passes the horizon.  One car that expresses its character in such a drastic way in the heat of the night is Michihiro Takatori’s Drift Emporium S15. Aside from wild supercharged Titan V8 that is jammed in that bay, take a look at this brilliant chameleon paint job.  Damn this is gangster! 

From Gold..

From Gold..

I only had one chance in this lighting to catch the various changes in the paint as this car raced by.  Displayed below is six different shades of the paint through the night light, however there was easily 10+ colors.  I just didn’t get them all.  For all of the hardparkers out there, this is how chameleon paint should work.

Cooling Off

Cooling Off

Is that Green?

Is that Green?

Creeping in..

Creeping in..

Goodbye Gold

Goodbye Gold

Hello Green!

Hello Green!

 

Now if that isn’t an awesome chameleon job, I don’t know what is.  Amazing!  If these photos gave you the whining sound of that supercharger and rumble of that massive V8 under that hood, you would definitely need a change of undies.  Stay tuned for the rest!

Drift Emporium

Formula D

– JohnP

JohnP@maydaygarage.com

On the Run Girl Style: Aubre Houck’s Kouki 240sx

A couple of weeks ago, MaydayGarage was on a mission across Texas to catch driver profiles of the recent Import Reactor Drift event that happened here in Houston last week. In 2 days we shot 5 cars, and 4 profiles. We had traveled to Dallas, Texas on our first day of the trek to meet up with our good friend Stewart Leask and shoot his driver profile. When we had arrived to D-town Stew asked us if we had some extra time to snap some shots his girlfriend, Aubre Houck’s car. Now, I know that there are some tuner girls out there, but, just because you are a girl doesn’t mean we will take your car lightly; all is fair in the world of tuning. Being the typical guy I assumed that Aubre’s car would be relatively mild or overly done H.I.N. style, boy was I wrong.

Sits Pretty, pun intended

Sits Pretty, pun intended

OTWeb: OneofOne x Formula Drift x Fatlace @ FD LongBeach Rd. 1 = Win!

This past weekend on the west coast was the season opener of Formula Drift Season at Long Beach, CA. Many things were in the mix as people witnessed the arrival of some new faces, sponsors, and of course the MUCH anticipated OneofOne Showcase, a collaboration between the notorious Fatlace Crew and Formula D. Bringing a new flavor of car show to the table in the Formula D series, the Stay Fresh crew had a great debut, check out this video shot by one of the Stay Fresh Crew’s own Daniel Kruthanooch.

OneofOne x Formula Drift x Fatlace Round 1 Streets Of LB from Daniel Kruthanooch on Vimeo.

–JohnP

Event News: One/One Showcase by Fatlace meets Formula D!

With the recent collapse of Hot Import Nights last year and the growing pains in the tuner car show industry, Fatlace heavyweight and tuning OG, Mark Arcenal, has stepped up to the plate.

“Formula DRIFT in conjunction with Fatlace, LLC, is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural ONE OF ONE, the Fatlace Car Show Series. ONE OF ONE is the official Car Show Series of Formula DRIFT and will be held at each 2010 Formula DRIFT event nationwide. The first show of the series will go down at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach, adjacent to the track.”

Man this is hype! BRING FORMULA D TO TEXAS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read more @ Fatlace

JohnP