The 1of1 Long Beach Showcase, Registration Has Opened

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Somewhere along the way it all got twisted. Somehow, car shows devolved from gatherings of the talented and inspired into mad assemblies of competitive lust. Representing your crew and area code, working towards a magazine photo shoot and cheap sponsorships. Darkened convention center halls, fog machines and girls seeking the MTV lottery.

Remember when shows were about getting together with people from across town, county and state, and checking the local flavor? When cats took time to explain how they did a wire tuck instead of telling you to Google it? We remember those days. And we’re bringing them back. One/One isn’t reinventing the car show; it’s refining it. Come see how at the opening round of the 2010 Formula D season, April 9-10, at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

One/One will be showcasing 4 of today’s top builders from Southern California in an open forum, taking questions from the audience. No pretense. All passion. Sharing ideas, passing knowledge. The infamous PJ Bonafacio and his classic cars, Brandon from Bowls, San Diego’s own, Auto Fashion, and Judson Bryan from JDM EGO. They’ll all be displaying their latest creations and will be around to talk about their builds.

We’ll have awards. Everyone appreciates recognition for their efforts, even better if it helps offset some of the build costs. But trophies aren’t what car shows are about. Don’t think we’re just trippin’ on nostalgia. We’ve got the latest goods from the hottest hands. We’ve got DJs you HAVE heard of. We’re Bringing the Ruckus, one of the most contemporary trends out of L.A., via Japan. And the Gallery, where you can see VIP, Classic, Time Attack/Drift, and Flushed cars. 150 Spots where we’ll divide the cars up by style. If you’re a team wanting to display together, we can do that too. There will also be a Motorcycle/Ruckus category. Limited space is available for car show competitors and teams. We’ll be hand selecting “the best of the best” from each region on the Formula Drift Tour. Please tell us about your love for your car and we hope to see you at the next event. Even if you don’t make it into the show due to limited space, we’d still love to meet you and talk to you at the show. We love cars too, and we’ll be at every show, personally.

starts today. $35 per car which includes 2 tickets to both the show and drift event. $20 per ruckus which includes 1 ticket.

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FATLACE to launch ONE OF ONE, a Car Show Series

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For Immediate Release
January 27, 2010

FATLACE teams up with Formula Drift to launch ONE OF ONE, a Car Show Series

San Francisco, Calif. – January 26, 2010 – Fatlace, LLC, is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural ONE OF ONE, the Fatlace Car Show Series. ONE OF ONE is the official Car Show Series of Formula DRIFT and will be held at each 2010 Formula DRIFT event nationwide. The first show of the series will go down at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach, adjacent to the track.

“ has built a multi-cultural audience of millions, and is ready to bring the car show scene to new heights with the ONE OF ONE Car Show Series. Our shows will represent the best of the best in vehicles and culture that are local to each stop on the Formula DRIFT nationwide tour.” states Mark Arcenal, Fatlace, LLC. “We’re ready to take the car show scene by storm. We’re going to host shows that are all about the cars.” Felix Marcelino, Director of Operations, Fatlace, LLC.

ONE OF ONE will host categories for all makes as well as a Ruckus category at select events. Car show registration and details will soon be available at Limited space is available for car show competitors and teams so early registration is recommended. ONE OF ONE is still seeking series sponsors. For more information, please contact

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For more information contact: Felix Marcelino
Fatlace, LLC
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FATLACE has been pushing the boundaries of our online presence since 1999. Now in its tenth year, is recognized as the an online authority on art, fashion, cars, photography and anything that has wheels. Established, managed and populated by enthusiasts, maintains its status as the online hub for automotive enthusiasts and youth culture. FATLACE’s seasoned staff of event marketers, contributors, photographers and bloggers deliver the highest quality behind-the-scenes industry editorial and photography that is second to none, and events for the most discerning of automotive enthusiasts.

Entering its seventh season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the global focal point for the Sport. For a race schedule and ticket information, visit:

Fatlace x FD “Cone Killers 2” Event and T-shirt Release

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Once again Formula DRIFT and Fatlace have teamed-up for their second “Cone Killers” event at the Fatlace store in San Francisco. The event will feature the release of a limited edition Fatlace x FD shirt, driver meet and greet, Miss FD, and one winner will get a chance for a Formula DRIFT ride along!

Then join us for the after-event at O Izakaya Lounge from 9PM – 12AM.


Available exclusively at the Fatlace Store and Fatlace Booth during Round 6: Locked and Loaded. Fatlace takes it back to the roots of drifting with the release of the “”Support Your Local Drifter” t-shirt available in both black and white.



Available exclusively on the Formula DRIFT online store and at events only is the official “Locked and Loaded” Formula DRIFT x Fatlace collaboration.


Formula DRIFT RD4 Photo Contest

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As many of you have heard or seen or even been lucky enough to witness in person during the Round 4: All In event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend during the tandem battle between Ryan Tuerck and Katsuhiro Ueo contact between the 2 cars was made and Tuerck’s Mobil 1 / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice performed now the infamous “bunny hop.” All 4 tires left the ground in dramatic fashion and Tuerck was able to continue on his way to battle it through the competition.

During the competition Formula DRIFT decided that a unique action sequence like this must of been captured with photo or video. An announcement was made by the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda for all fans and media members that were able to capture this unique moment to submit the photo to Formula D for a chance to win a prize. The FD Twitter page also was going crazy with submissions and fans wanting to see more.

So due to popular demand here is the 1st Formula DRIFT Photo Contest. Formula DRIFT has teamed up with Fatlace F/Stop Channel to award 1 winner with a Fatlace Package. The winning submission will also be featured in an upcoming Formula DRIFT ad in Super Street, Modified, and Import Tuner. Submissions will be narrowed down and judged by Formula DRIFT official photographer and director of photography for Fatlace, J.Martinez.

For those that haven’t seen any footage here is a quick video submitted by a fan.

Here are the first round of submissions:

Submission #1 Clinton Lum –


More Photos after the jump
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