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.
Freddie helping customers with their first fills
Ashley Clark at the OMG Drift Booth
Julie Mai and Brittani Paige were at the NOS Booth
Amanda Kerr & Ashley Clark
Hankook Tires, Erica Nagashima
Nikita Esco at the Mishimoto Booth
Didn’t catch her name…
April Yi for Achilles Radial
Deena Kacie Bayles
Sorry, I didn’t catch her name
Gina Darling and Beckie Joon were on the scene for Roll Models
Michelle Yee at Motegi Wheels
K1 Speed Models
Sorry, I didn’t get the names of the models at Silk Road Auto, if anyone can fill me in, comment below!
Natalia Marie for NOS Energy Drink
Julie Mai for NOS Energy Drink
Sandra Wong for Nitto tires, which turned into a mini photoshoot.
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.
Then throughout the day, there was more silliness from the models