Formula D Round 7: Title Fight 2013

Words by Gilbert,

As the Formula D seasons comes to another close and a new champion is crowned, the venue returns to Irwindale Speedway. This time, we didn’t have a booth so I just headed to the venue just as it was opening to the public. For future reference, show up early because parking was ridiculous at that time and I almost couldn’t find a spot. On to the show side, I didn’t have track access again so I couldn’t get any of the awesome drifting action so there’s only model coverage from the Vendor spaces that occupy the car show side.

Erica Nagashima, Sadie May, Jessica Harbour for Hankook Tires

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Brittani Paige

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Elizabeth Tran

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Erin

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Kay Bae

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Claudia Alan

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Marissa Masuno

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Sandra Wong

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Beckie Joon

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Arley Elizabeth

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Danielle Lo

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Regina Meii

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Michelle Yee

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Ashley Michaelsen

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Sandra Marie

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Adventures with Big Abe — R1 Concepts Meet

Words by Gilbert

I had heard about the R1 Concepts event from a couple fellow photographers in the scene and I was kinda hesitant on attending the event, mostly because it was last minute on my schedule and I had other events that day, but I’m kinda glad i did go. Got to hang out with Big Abe for a bit of adventuring, good company.

Abe was rocking his latest bling, the R1 Concepts brake rotor + caliper

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Once again, that thing is legit. The weight is just massive.

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Even Amber was having a bit of difficulty lifting it, probably because it was still chained to Abe…

Eventually, I saw the “Big Abe” special at Klouds Vapor that happened to have a booth there that day. Definitely something to check out.

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As per the usual, I try to include some model coverage at these events so check out the hotties in no particular order.

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Dub Show Tour – Anaheim 2013

Words by Gilbert

And this weekend marks another edition of the DUB show tour in Anaheim, CA. I was there only for a couple hours to bring you coverage of familiar models that we all know. I was mostly around the vendor area walking around shooting the booths. With the earliest memory I have of the DUB Show, it’s nice to see that not much has changed and the styling and atmosphere is still the same.

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Jasmyn Skye

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Claudia Alan

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Xena Kai

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Joselyn Cano

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Lyna Ly Sparks (Thanks for taking a few seconds from getting signups and posing!)

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Angelina

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Brittani Paige

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Arika Sato

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Arley Elizabeth

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Jessica Weaver

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SpoCom 2013 Model Coverage

Words by Gilbert.

SpoCom is still one of the major popular shows to attend in so cal and this year was a great example of that. Plenty of models to go around, lots of cars with some fun and interesting builds, and did I mention there were lots of models? The event also caters to the Dancers as they have contests every year which you get the local dance crews to perform on stage and see what they’re capable of. I used to be more into that kind of stuff when America’s Best Dance Crew was still around but as of late, I haven’t had much interest in it, but it’s nice to see that there’s still nice competition going around.

Eva Skye & Jeri Lee

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Shauvon Pham

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Xena Kai

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Hayle Cayaga

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Marissa Masuno

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Arley Elizabeth

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Erica Law

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Elizabeth Tran

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Tara Patrick

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Suemomo

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Sandra Wong

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Amy Ames

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Ellie Roxx

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Noemii

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Lovely Raichelle

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Beckie Joon

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Dianna Lushus

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Christine Zegers

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Arika Sato

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Jay Ferrer

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Janis Wong

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Jenna Lane

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Regina Mei

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Maureen Chen

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Danielle Lo

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Brittani Paige

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Jenn Q

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Dannie Riel

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AutoCon 2013 Coverage

Words and Photos by Chris Bennett , A.k.a. Bennett for Its JDM Yo!

 

I’d first like to apologize for the delay in this posting… now thats out of the way.. .lets get to what you came to our site for… babes and cars! Auto-Con this year, like last year, was held in the city of Arcadia in the parking lot of the Santa Anita Race Track. However, unlike last years show, it wasn’t 1000 degrees out! however, there was still a good turnout from spectators to view the car and model filled show as well as enjoy the variety of food trucks on hand. Congratulations to our team members who received awards for their rides and, i think we can take this time to pat ourselves on the back for taking Best team! Great job everyone!  Special thanks to the models and vehicle owners for aiding me in capturing our shots.  See you at the next show!

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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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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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