First and foremost, I’d like to thank my Pops and Fielding Electric for hosting a hospitality room and providing me entry to the track. Although I didn’t apply for media, since I didn’t plan on going, I was able to get some decent shots of the race and the show in the convention center. I want to congratulate Sato (1st), Rahal (2nd), and Wilson (3rd) for their podium finishes. On to the photos!
8 years ago this beautiful 84 Celica was nothing more then a forgotten gem deteriorating in a friends back yard. With Jessie’s friend Tony being forced to get rid of the car and thinking of scraping it, Jessie offered to take it off his hands. Although it didn’t run and it needed some love, Jessie wasted no time, got the car running in his friends back yard, and drove it home that night. With over 400 thousand miles on the odometer the little Celica needed at least a basic tune up. Shortly after a few replaced parts, it became Jessie’s daily driver.
April 13th, 2013 started off the 10th year of Formuld DRIFT on the Streets Of Long Beach and with new rules, new cars, and new drivers it looked to be a promising event. With a drivers list full of experienced veterans and first time rookies the variations of drivers was a sight to see. As if the first time guys didn’t have enough on their plate already, the big name sponsored guys stepped up from last year with most of their cars boasting over 700 horse power.
“To start our ten year anniversary season in front of a sell out crowd sets a great tone for the season to come,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We owe it all to our drivers, sponsors and the fans for helping to make the Series what it is today. We look forward to another exciting season.”
Taking a step back to 2006, before this stunning Audi was around, Joser was just starting to get into the show scene in his mildly modified 1999 Civic. After many enjoyable years of the faithful civic, the unthinkable happened, it was totaled in an accident. Taking it by stride and making the best of a bad situation, Joser thought to him self “Its kind of hard to compete in the Honda scene, maybe i should try something different”. Originally the Audi A4 was his answer, although after walking into the dealership he seen an A3 being unloaded off a trailer and it instantly caught his eye. Knowing it was a fairly new model he thought it would be something different and might stand out among all the common show cars of the day. After a quick test drive and some paperwork the deal was done and the journey from stock to this show stopping, magazine featured, beauty had started.
Pogi Fresh…Thrown together by a few guys in Wrong Fitment Crew in a fairly short amount of time. Overall the event was a Great turnout, a lot of the local cars that we never see came out and attended this event, as well as some coming from as far as Orange County. We had the opportunity to have our own booth setup at this meet along with quite a bit of other local company’s in Lancaster, CA. We had a blast hanging out all day with our friends and handing out stickers and business cards to everyone. Media-Goons would like to thank everyone for allowing us to be a part of this event in collaboration with Wrong Fitment Crew, Swag Supply, Fitted Media, Status Motorsports, Sky Hunter Hobby, Incredible Vapes, and Red Bull. We Cannot wait till the next one!! Enjoy the Coverage!
It all started in April of 2006 with a stock, world rally blue, ’04 Subaru WRX Limited. Looking at this jaw dropping show car you wouldn’t believe Brian’s original intentions were to keep the car simple with nothing more than some nice wheels and mild drop. Although, as with most of us ,it didn’t take much time to be completely overtaken with the need to take a typical cookie cutter car and turn it into something unique and all its own.
Sunday March 24th 2013 marks a day full of many emotions for the drivers at TopDrift’s round 1. Some of those feelings good while others are bad. This event is the first of four rounds towards the battle to win one of the best prizes out there, a license to compete in the professional drift series, Formula Drift. (more…)
I know we are a million days late but its finally here haha. Unfortunately our writers were unable to make it out to this event, so we don’t have any cool storys to tell, but we got some good photos for you guys from Gus R Photography. Enjoy!
A fascination with the life of the slammed came early with Bethuel. living in the OC he remembers seeing a mini truck club called the Banzai Cruisers driving around and he always wondered how they could drive so low and he wished one day to own a truck like that. Starting high school Bethuel remembers having what was called “silent sustained reading time” in his third period, not being quite fond of reading he did what most of us would do and find an automotive magazine with as many pictures as possible. After turning the pages of countless mini truck mags one day he picked up a copy of Super Street and from then on he was hooked.
February 10th marked an always enjoyable show, Import Face Off. Held at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfeild, CA there was a little mix of everything from full built drag cars to award winning show cars and with 1/4 mile drag racing, Usaci stereo “crank it up contest”, burnout contest, vendors, and live DJs it was bound to be a good time.