Formula DRIFT took part in the Long Beach Skate Jam and Car Show this past weekend. Former Long Beach Council member, and now California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal, New Long Beach Fire Department Chief Palatano, and Formula DRIFT president Jim Liaw addressed the kids that attended. Drivers Ken Gushi and Ross Petty also met with the kids and showed their competition vehicles along with the Tanaka Racing / Nitto Tires Corvette. Long Beach Fire Department also served hot dogs to all the skaters and BMX riders. Overall, great event that gave back to the community raising awareness for both action sports and drifting.
Here are some photos from the event.
Visit the Michael K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach this Saturday. Formula D cars on display and giveaways.
The event is supported by the Long Beach Fire Fighters Association, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, Long Beach Police Department, Tony Hawk Foundation, Etnies, Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Formula D. This event encourages kids to stay in school and out of gangs, while the skate park offers an alternative positive activity for the neighborhood.
Location: Mike K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach on 14th Street at Pacific Avenue.
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time: Noon to 4 PM
What: Check out Formula D cars, meet the drivers including Ken Gushi in the Scion Racing / DTA (Rogue Status) Scion TC, giveaways, meet pro and upcoming BMX riders and skaters and more.
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