For those of you that have been to our Long Beach office, you probably know, but for those of you that have not……. we have the most classic characters in downtown Long Beach. Not a day will go by that you don’t run into some of the most unique kats you will ever meet. They say Long Beach is the most diverse city in America next to SF….
Case in point: This morning Bryan and I went across Pine to check out this new coffee spot that opened up called The Daily Grind. Upon our walk back we saw this guy dancing to the music that was being pumped out of the Johnny Rockets. Bare in mind it was just a bit after 9am in the morning and he was all by himself. We went to go say hi and see what was causing so much joy in his life and snapped a pic. Awesome way to get the day started.
Wednesday a couple of the gents (Forsberg, Millen, Mohan) got called up for a shoot on Drifting for Pimpmeando on MTV Tres. I guess it is like a Pimp my Ride hybrid show or something. Anyway, it was at Irwindale and hot, sweaty and long. Some of us did a lot of reading because there was quite a bit of hurry up and waiting going on with lots of re-takes apparently. Note: Not for Deanda though. We call him One Take. Hahaha. Here are some snaps from my trashy Blackberry.
Come join us at the Fatlace store in Japantown, San Francisco on 9.11.08. Meet and greet some of Formula DRIFT’s top drivers. Check out the latest issue of Import Tuner with Miss Formula DRIFT as the cover model! Be sure to pick up the limited edition Fatlace and Formula DRIFT shirt.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting in the Streets of LA 9/6/2008 – Bosch Performance Art
Drifting World Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Bosch Spark Plugs have teamed up to stage an exciting one-of-a-kind event in downtown Los Angeles next Saturday. Titled “Performance Art”, Vaughn will be using his high-powered Ford Mustang as his “brush”, Falken tires as his “paint”, and the pavement as his “canvas”. Vaughn will drift through the streets to create unique pattern of tire marks until he feels his masterpiece is complete.
“I am very excited that Bosch has looked at drifting further then just the competitive element. Drifting like many action sports is truly an expression of personality and style, and to many considered a form of art; leave it to Bosch to take the initiative to highlight these facts on such a large scale. I am looking forward to expressing my style and personality while leaving my mark on the downtown streets of LA.”
This exciting event has been described as a “Jackson Pollack on pavement” and “taking art to the streets.”
Join us as Vaughn leaves drifting’s mark on the art world as he creates a unique, fast and extremely powerful display of performance art.