Formula Drift Tech Day

Words by Matt Willis

Last weekend, Tim and I stopped by the Formula Drift Tech Day event at Source Interlink Media in Irvine. The turnout was great and there was a wide variety of cars present, including many of the Formula D builds that will debut at Long Beach in just a few weeks. In a way, this meet felt like the “kickoff” to the 2013 show/events season with FD and the Long Beach Grand Prix just around the corner.

Tim arrived a bit before I did and he caught many of the cars rolling in.

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The GT-R presence from that morning’s Cars and Coffee event made it’s way down to this as well…

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This one in particular had a nice look. I love the carbon hood and lip as well as the one-off grill section.

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By the time I had arrived, the lot was nearly full…

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I liked this black-on-black Evolution, but for all the aggression it shows on the front facade, its somewhat liking on the rear…

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Pair of R32s…

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Cars continued to roll in throughout the day…

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Beautiful Hako Skyline…

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Tim and I both liked the fitment and simplicity of this E30…

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Off towards the west end of the lot, there was a nice little secluded parking area shaded with trees…we’ll come back to that later…

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We took a stroll into the Source Interlink garage, where all the Formula D service was taking place.

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After that, we were all hungry so we ventured a few blocks down the street to Capital Seafood for dim sum.

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Upon our return, there was still plenty to see. Here’s the recently famous Stay Crushing FR-S build…

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…there were plenty of other FR-S’ and BRZs too…

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The JP Edition Veloster we most recently saw at last year’s SEMA Show…

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Another nice E30…

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Nothing like a Lamborghini Murcielago to shake things up…

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Joey Lee’s VIP Infiniti Q45…

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Amir Bentatou’s 911 build…

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Later on many of the Formula D cars were being brought out…

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On our way out, we took a few more shots in the shaded parking area…

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We came across the infamous Airrunner/JONSIBAL Dodge Challenger build as well…

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That wraps up our coverage of the Formula D+Import Tuner meet! Thanks for reading!

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