Tecate Thunder Thursday on Pine

Words by Tim Wong

Just a couple hours ago, downtown Long Beach was filled with crowds of people getting a glimpse of the whole Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach experience down on Pine Avenue. Just under an hour before the event was supposed to begin, I had just heard about it so when I finally parked and started to walk over, I spotted the two IZOD IndyCars being towed back to the pits. Since the races were taking places at by the shores, I naturally walked in that direction which was incorrect and ended up walking back up Pine Ave.

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Just as I walked up to the event, I caught a couple of drift cars just about to head out.

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Another track car rolling out that I barely caught a glimpse of was the new Falken Porsche.

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I’m sure we’ll see plenty more of this car all weekend.

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It was followed closely by the Porsche Panamera safety car.

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As Toyota is a big sponsor for the event, they have a couple of cars with some modifications on display.

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What had the crowds’ attention was the motorcycle daredevil riders performing stunts and what not.

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Be sure to check out the races in Long Beach if you can! I posted a free entry alternative on our Facebook page for Friday.

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