Photos by: Gilbert C.
Umbrella Girls have been a tradition in motorsports for some time. F1 regularly has them and D1 Grand Prix in Japan, as well. Formula Drift adapted them with the infamous Falken Girls and soon after, every tire manufacturer had them.
One of the original girls is Randyl Dawn, a Import Tuner cover model
Joining her was Courtney Day, which was also an Import Tuner cover model.
Rocking the orange M for Motegi Racing was Vivian.
Courtney Riggs representing for Nitto Tire.
Hankook Tire, white and orange theme was represented by Erica Juliet and Alexia Cortez.
The dynamic trio at Nexen Tire was Erica Nagashima, Jessica Harbour, and Karina Veléz.
Back with Achilles Tires was Arley Elizabeth and Nicole Reckers.
Who was your favorite?
Relaxin’ in So Cal is an event organized by a long time truck club called, Relaxed Atmosphere. Started in the early 90’s, they have tested and outlived current trends, especially with the Sport Compact car movement. But, the die-hards stayed true to their roots and kept on truckin’. This year, RISC was held at the Home Depot Center, occupying a large portion of the parking lot lied so many fresh trucks. See for yourself what we are talking about.
A few imports came out to play!
We had our own humble spot with the Tjin Edition F150 and Ford Edge.
Enjoy the rest of the event (please allow the slideshow to load):
Words and Photos by Gilbert
Another year kicks off with the Formula D 2016 season at the Streets of Long Beach. Things were a bit different this year as due to rainy conditions, the qualifiers from the first day were cancelled and instead drivers were given practice time for the day instead. Following that into the second day competition, they went with a seeded order based on 2015 rankings to start the competitions.
Another thing that was different was the car show usually held by Illest and titled Offset Kings has been replaced by a Toyota sponsored auto gallery.
As usual, there are plenty of umbrella girls and models present representing their brands and teams.
Jess Harbour, Erica Nagashima and Kay Vee for Nexen Tire
L’amour Niggle for McLeod Racing
Darlene May for Moto IQ
Charlene Lo for JDM Sport
Arley Elizabeth for Achilles
Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles
Sarah Top for Hankook Tires
Courtney Riggs and Janey B for Nitto Tires
Caitlyn Nordby and Danielle Lo for Monster Energy
Erica Law for BlackVue