AutoCon 2013 — Part 1

Words by Gilbert.

Trying to do a little catch up with event coverage and Autocon has come and gone. Big thanks to Justin Fong and his crew for some fun times at the event. Personally, I wished there was a little more space but I managed to get everything to work and get my shots. There were vendor booths placed throughout the event as well as a huge drive-up stage where they introduced cars and owners throughout the day. As well as the main AutoCon Model Lounge that featured some familiar faces.

Directly across from us was Lyna Ly Sparks and her crew of lovely ladies

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I made my way over to Limitless Society to find Ellie Roxx and Amy Ames

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Ngan Envy, Chaba and Marie Alvarez were representing Drive Energy Drink

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Jay Ferrer was on scene as well

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Dayuum! ‘s newest Hottie was Serena

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While walking around I bumped into Elizabeth Tran who was going back and forth between EuroProjekts and SpoCom that day

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Also spotted the lovely Eva Skye at Impressive Wrap

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Toyo Tires had the lovely Claudia Alan

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R1 Concepts was represented by some lovely ladies and Big Abe with his new piece

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Sandra Wong was doing her thing with Outcast Garage – always a pleasure to work with

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Xena Kai was at the Stance booth

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SpoCom brought out some lovely ladies including Jenna Lane, Erica Law and several others

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The Main Model lounge featured some big big names in the modeling industry: Jeri Lee, Christine Mendoza, Alexia Cortez, Raichelle Viado, Lily Figuera, Holly Lee, Coco Komatsu, The Jaro Sisters and i’m sure there are many more that I just can’t recall at this point

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Our very own Its JDM Yo!!! booth hosted Jenn Q

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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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