Dayuum 2 Year Anniversary

Words by Gilbert

If you’re local to the southern california area, you know when there’s a Guppy Grand Opening, Dayuum is always out there in full force promoting it. This was Guppy’s 8th location to open up and it was actually a pretty huge success as well.  There was lots of foot traffic for a restaurant’s grand opening and there were plenty of people in queue to get into the restaurant to eat at the Taiwanese style eatery.

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There were go-go dancers like Diana Lushus, Kat Gutierrez, Lynthy Nguyen and Beckie Joon gracing the stage

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As well as models in various costumes like Arley Elizabeth, Serena Su, Ashley Clark, Regina Meii, Marie Alvarez and Lily Evans. I didn’t manage to get all their photos though, so I apologize for that.

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Once again, congrats to the Dayuum Crew on their 2nd Year and Guppy’s for their 8th location!

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Extreme AutoFest 2013 Season Opener: Anaheim

Words by Gilbert.

This past Saturday kicked off the season opener for Extreme Autofest’s Car Show Tour in sunny Anaheim, CA. When I said sunny, I meant, fairly warm, upper 80s and 90s degree sunny so it was a fairly hot day to be running around outdoors for a car show. The usual setup at Autofest is there was one side that covered a lot of the Lowrider lifestyle and the other side was more of what you would see in the JDM/USDM/DTM tuner lifestyles. Megan Racing was also around to provide a Driftkhana course for some small scale drifting action throughout the day.  On the Lowrider side, there was the usual stunt driving and car bouncing/jumping contests as well. My usual coverage is just of the lovely models that attend these events and maybe some shenanigans with Big Abe.

Adventures with Big Abe

The models in the themed Heroes and Villains Lounge were running a bit late so Abe was probably playing Candy Crush on his phone trying to get that high score going.
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Lily Zenna Wang was probably one of the first models to show up to the show, her outfit was Catwoman, and again, Abe was still on that Candy Crush.
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Christina May was also setting up but also got dragged into the game with Abe, probably comparing high scores.
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Lily needed a little help with her costume so Will Curry of Extreme Autofest was more than happy to oblige.
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Wandering around, I spotted Ellie Roxx from Limitless Society
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Now with the show getting under way, Abe finally put down his game and started pointing out “Dat Ass” on Charmaine Glock
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Shortly after the show started, Abe started photo-bombing the models’ photos, although I managed to get this one before he was fully ready.
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Did I mention it was a hot day? Even Kuya Protection needs a breather.
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The Model Coverage

Arley Elizabeth
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Ashley Clark as Wonder Woman
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April Garcia as Pink Ranger
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Lily Wang as Catwoman
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Lyna Ly Sparks as Supergirl
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Serena for Guppy’s
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Serena & Candace for Guppy’s
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Diana Ochoa as Lara Croft
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Mango as Mango
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Christina May
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Sandra Wong as Robin
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Amanda Kerr & Ashley Clark as Wonder Woman
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Elizabeth Tran as Green Lantern
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April Garcia as Iron Man and Jenna Lane
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Amy Ames of Limitless Society
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Ellie Roxx of Limitless Society
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Hayle Cayaga as Random Asian Girl
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Dany Sem of Limitless Society
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Aila Elyzze for Dayuum!
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Raichelle Viado as Wonder Woman
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Mila DeGuzman as Sailor Mars
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Kristin Barcelona as Robin
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Lilianne Nguyen
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Lovely Raichelle as Baby Doll
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Janis True as Zorro
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Janis True and Sandra Wong
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Ashley Vee
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Eliza Tee
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Alexia Cortez as White Queen
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Arika Sato
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Holly Lee
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Ryan Oso pauses for a quick photo
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Brittani Paige as Batman
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Mila DeGuzman as Misty
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Janey B
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Regina Meii
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Jenny Nguyen for JDM Sport

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Complete Gallery

Formula D Round 1: Streets of Long Beach

Words and Photos by Gilbert

The Formula D Season kicks off its first event on the Streets of Long Beach. Traditionally the weekend before the Long Beach Grand Prix and this year continues to do so.  Unfortunately for myself, I couldn’t get track-access so I didn’t get to go up close to the drifting action to shoot the coverage, but I still did my usual thing covering all the lovely ladies working the show.  Although there wasn’t exactly a model lounge, it kinda makes things a bit interesting to find models spread throughout the venue.  Although, I apologize for completely missing the JDM Sport booth, I heard there was a large group of models chilling over there.  Also, I need to give a big Shoutout to Freddie of Autofashion x TrendyVape for giving me a spot to camp out and put my gear down when I needed a break. Also, be sure to check out TrendyVape when you’re down in San Diego for your Vaping needs!

My E-Vic wrapped with the custom Hello Kitty print from TrendyVape. Super trendy.

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Freddie helping customers with their first fills

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Ashley Clark at the OMG Drift Booth

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Julie Mai and Brittani Paige were at the NOS Booth

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Raquel Estrella

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Amanda Kerr & Ashley Clark

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Falken Tires

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Hankook Tires, Erica Nagashima

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Nikita Esco at the Mishimoto Booth

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Big Abe

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Holly Lee

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Didn’t catch her name…

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Hayle Cayaga

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Arley Elizabeth

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Ken Gushi

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April Yi for Achilles Radial

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Ngan Vo

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Deena Kacie Bayles

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Sorry, I didn’t catch her name

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Brittani Paige

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Erica Ocampo

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Gina Darling and Beckie Joon were on the scene for Roll Models

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Michelle Yee at Motegi Wheels

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Janey B

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K1 Speed Models

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Sorry, I didn’t get the names of the models at Silk Road Auto, if anyone can fill me in, comment below!

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Danielle Lo

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Natalia Marie for NOS Energy Drink

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Julie Mai for NOS Energy Drink

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Sandra Wong for Nitto tires, which turned into a mini photoshoot.

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Later in the day, I spotted a big crowd gathered together in the walkway, so I headed over for a look thinking there might’ve been a fight or something, turns out it was a couple of kids in a dance battle.

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Then throughout the day, there was more silliness from the models

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Formula D Round 7: Title Fight, Irwindale, CA Part 2

Words and Photos by Gilbert.

Continuing from before, here’s the model and drifting coverage of the event. Definitely a great day for some intense competition with many surprises and upsets for the competition.  Definitely congratulations are due to Daigo Saito and Team Achille’s Tires for taking the championship title.

SpoCom Meet at K1 Anaheim

Photos by Gilbert

With SpoCom 2012 Tour under way, they hosted a meet event at K1 Speed Anaheim. It was a nice relaxing event to attend if you were there, even though it got a little hot in the mid-day. The venue was pretty chill and there was definitely a lot of interest in watching the models race on the track.  Maybe I’ll get the video together sometime and post it but here’s a little model coverage.

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Kat Riel

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Ashley Clark

Sandra Wong