Formula D Round 7: Title Fight, Irwindale, CA Part 1

Words and photos by Gilbert.

For the finals of the Formula D 2012 Season, Irwindale Raceway was the battleground in which Rhys Millen, Daigo Saito and many other professional drifters were seeking the top prize for the year.  The event was in conjunction with Slammed Society car show in the vendor area and definitely drew some major crowds.  It was a sold out show bringing many different kinds of enthusiasts in to attendance along with many of the top companies today.  I’ll have to divide up the coverage as there was a lot going on as well as shooting with a couple different themes in mind.

Our very own Steve was showing his GT-R in the SpoCom Booth with some fresh new wheels.

I also spotted fellow photographer/contributor for Its JDM Yo!!! Keith “Keychain” showing his ride in the Slammed Society Showcase

Noticed Kevin from Autofashion giving his FR-S a good wipedown in the morning.

Had a little fun with Big Abe at the NOS VIP Suite. Letting Abe build his own burger resulted in this:

So now we get to the Its JDM Yo!!! Pointing Hand version 2.0

That’s all for now, Part 2 coming.

Adventures with Big Abe — AutoGallery 2012

Words and Photos by Gilbert.

AutoGallery was hosted by the homies over at Praxis Productions turned out to be a pretty big hit.  The venue was beachside so it was a welcomed change from the regular shows being hosted inland in the blazing heat during the summer.  Plus there were plenty of boobies and cars to go around.

I only got a little bit of adventuring time with Abe this time so I’ll throw in some random shots of some of our Its JDM Yo!!! crews and homies.

Crews were rolling in throughout the morning getting ready for the show.

Sean’s 350Z and Ellisone’s VIP xB on the streets rolling into the show.

Abe wanted to brand this as “Big Abe x Hello Kitty Shades”

So being early to the show meant a lot of time to kill before the actual show starts, so Abe wanted to size up Sheila a little bit.  Still, I wouldn’t mess with Sheila, she’ll cut you.

Spectators had a limited opportunity to meet the male models of Its JDM Yo!!! Mike Mao and Eulises were in attendance and of course Kuya Protection was there to watch their backs.

Even Brian was there to steal some focus from the models.

Here Abe was working on his collaboration with Hello Kitty with Diana Lushus.

While our other photographer Chris was showing Kristy-Lei Juan some tips on posing.

At the end of the day, Abe was shocked to find out that Diana preferred Rockstar over NOS so he had to dissolve that collaboration they were forming earlier.

Auto Gallery Model Coverage will be following soon.