Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dissapointed today...

I had to go to Simi Valley today which meant the I had to take this canyon road to get there. Soon as I was ready to get my super touge on, I get caught in this......

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Something looks very familiar.....

Cyrus Martinez

Samuel Hubinette....

I think Samuel is trying to be more like Cyrus.. Next thing you know, Chris Forsberg will where the same sunglasses as Cyrus...

Monday, July 27, 2009

I quit drifting!!

Maybe Drifting never wanted you to join.....

End rant.. Have a nice day!

Quick recovery for Massa

We are hoping for a quick recovery and I am sure everyone else feels the same way

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Megan photo shoot

I have been doing a lot of stuff with Megan Racing lately. We did a photo shoot for them last Wednesday which included a really good team of photographers and a video crew... You might have heard of them... Josh Herron and Will Roege..

Since I never take photos, I stole this one from Mellllloooooiieeeee myspace...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hi Lea!

I added Lea to my blog list. She is cool. We all like her...

That's all. Have a nice day.

It's late but I had 3 Vietnamese ice coffees so I am not sure when I will actually sleep. I am suppose to wake up in 3 hours... If you don't know what it is, it's hardcore, slow drip expresso coffee with condensed milk....and I had three of them with my dinner..

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Drift Association Updates V1 Issue 3

July's Update Release:

Drift Association Updates
July 21, 2009
Volume 1, Issue 3

For the month of July, Drift Association celebrated Independence Day with the Megan Racing drift competition at National Orange Show in San Bernardino, CA. Providing traditional judging style by professional drifters (Taka Aono, Hiro Sumida, Daijiro Yoshihara) and offering cash prizes, and an opportunity for grassroots drivers to show what they’ve got, Megan Racing hosted a successful competition.

Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place – Matt Powers
2nd Place – Michael Essa
3rd Place – Tommy Roberts

Sunday, July 5th, we hosted a private Formula D practice event at El Toro. Amongst the attendees were pro drivers: Chris Forsberg, Taka Aono, Justin Pawlak, and Carl Rydquist. Taka set up a high speed 4th gear course to help the drivers prepare for Formula D, Las Vegas. We also welcomed back the AE86 Nights group who ran a fun autoX course, also created by Taka. In addition, class was in session over at the Drift 101 section. Congratulations to graduating students: Steven Hernandez and Gilberto Espinosa.

Coming up: August is already gearing up to be a busy month for us. Since 1994 many car enthusiasts have attended Nisei Week Showoff. After hosting Nisei Week Showoff for the past 15 years, Main Stream Productions is announcing that this year’s could be the last. Please come out and show your support. For a flyer, please visit In addition to the show, take a look into Japanese culture by visiting the festival and sampling great food.

On Sunday, August 16th, we are bringing back Drift Day Competition! It has been a couple years since there has been an “official” drift day competition. This competition has some new twists added to it. We would like to extend the competition to cater towards both beginner and advanced drivers. To sign up or for more information please email Kat T. at kat@

On the Saturday August 29th, Drift Association will be switching their drift tires for some grip tires as we host a grip event at Streets at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Sunday, August 30th, we will be staffing for an exclusive automotive industry grip event hosted by Industry Day and Mackin Industries.

Media: In the next upcoming issues of Modified magazine, keep an eye out for an article on Drift 101.

Thank you to our sponsors for your continued support (listed in no particular order):
City Tire (
Drift Speed (
Greddy (
Kaaz (
Megan Racing (
Nexen Tire (
Spec Clutch (
West Covina Nissan (

(the release looked better on email...)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hi Greddy!

I added Greddy to my blog list.

Check out what they are doing at

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My nasty looking welds

So I tried welding today... Yes, they suck but you have to start somewhere right? Thanks Tom for not making fun at my crappy job...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pro Am flyer.. What ya think?

Old school photo of the week....

Hey Amanda!

You have a cone underneath your car!!!

Still there!!.....

Thank you Jerrod for getting the cone....

Later in the day.....

Hey you... You have a cone underneath your car...

Where Drift Day has been over the years....

Had a conversation with someone recently about where we (Drift Association) has been over the years. So I thought I would mark off the states that I or someone representing Drift Association has been to either consult or host a Drift Association event...

I guess we get around....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Drift 101 feature in Modified Mag

Finally, I have decided to feature Drift 101 in a magazine. I have turned down numerous magazine, online websites, blah blah blah and went through with it. It should be featured sometime soon so if you want to know more about it, buy the mag when it comes out..

Special thanks go to:

Megan Racing
Nexen Tires
Mark Adalba
JP Mendoza
Christian Mendoza
Taka Aono
Hiro Sumida
Yoshie Shuyama
Jay of Modified

Spec Clutches
West Covina Nissan
Drift Speed

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thanks 1904 photography!!

They took great shots of the Megan Racing Competition

Check them out at

Congrats to Taka Aono

Congrats Michael Essa!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Screw the Drift box...

This is how I like to see a judged event...

Real time scores with at least 5 real drivers!!

Thanks Tom for the advice for making the score cards....

Also, thanks Dai for the picture I stole from your blog at:

More megan coverage... Very nice article...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Thank you Megan Racing!

Great photo by the way... Check out more photos by clicking the image.

The Megan Competition was really fun and want to make sure everyone understands how important this competition is for us (Drift Day) and the drivers. I want to thank a few people that helped make it happen.

-Megan Racing. Calvin and Cyrus. Thank you very much for supporting the Grassroots!
-Drift Association staff.
.Kat Tanaka
.Tom Flowers
.Tony Pham
.Amanda Lam
.Mark Adalba
.Jp Mendoza
.Christian Mendoza
-Will Mattox and Nitro2go
-Nexen Tires
-Everything Drift

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dirty hands

Still can't get used to wearing gloves....