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AdvancedJDMParts.com (AJDMParts.com) attends DUB Show Tour LA 2012: EXCLUSIVE Coverage YG Altercation with Compton Menace Leads to Shooting outside of Los Angeles Convention Center (VIDEO) PDF Print E-mail
AdvancedJDMParts.com | Monday, 27 August 2012 16:27

AdvancedJDMParts.com (AJDMParts.com) returns with another coverage to cover the DUB Show Tour 2012 as it returns to Los Angeles for August 26, 2012 - Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center! While doing the coverage of some of our friends at the car show including car crews like Infamous, TEAM Hate, SWIFT, Nokturnal, Still Tippin', Xplicit, amongst many others and enjoying the many HUGE name acts performing on the MONSTER Dub Show Tour Stage an altercation occured while YG was on stage. Sources and FANS of YG we spoke to said it was something having to do with local gangs (Bloods and Crips). While others said YG had said something about a local car club that the car club did not agree with and bottles and trash were thrown at YG which forced him to run off stage for protection. And others explained it was more deep rooted with YG (Pusha Ink Artist) having "BEEF" with another Hip Hop / Rap Artist Compton Menace (Black Wall Street Artist). All we know was 5 shots were fired and some were wounded OUTSIDE of the Los Angeles Convention Center where LAPD made their presence known promptly. Coverage to be continued as we find more info regarding this altercation at DUB SHOW Tour LA 2012! (VIDEO BELOW)

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Formula Drift RETURNS to Long Beach to launch the 2012 season! PDF Print E-mail
AdvancedJDMParts.com | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:35

Formula Drift (also known as FORMULA D amongst enthusiasts) started off the 9th season this past weekend! Kicking off the 1st round of action BACK in the Streets of Long Beach! That's right -- all the action takes place IN the streets of Long Beach! The same streets where the Grand Prix goes down each year! For those who don't know the course it's amazing how it is setup so these professional driver/drifters can test their skills and not place harm to patrons enjoying the event. The track basically outlines the Long Beach Convention Center steps away from the beach! Amazing back drop for such an exciting event! This year all drivers had the NEWLY done vehicles for 2012 showcasing NEW and RETURNING sponsors, cars, and graphics to stand out from the pack. And when the track went HOT ...the drift action was on!




Prior to the event even beginning the event had already sold out! Considering last year's FINAL ROUND at Irwindale, CA. (Toyota Speedway of Irwindale, CA.) was sold out, Formula Drift had anticipating this to happen! As we were lucky enough to be invited to go with the crew at JDM Sport and be their media to cover the SLAMMED SOCIETY Car Show presented by Fatlace - FORMULA DRIFT was part of the ticket! So with that being said - the PREVIEW day on Friday April, 6th was just as busy. Vendors like NOS Energy Drink, FALKEN, NITTO, HANKOOK, PASMAG, SCION RACING, and so many finished up their set-ups for their booths as drivers and their pit crews prepped for the big day on Saturday April 7th. Many fans who received the free passes from NOS came out and enjoyed a day of PRE-RUNS and Qualifiers as Drivers went head to head to see who would race on the big day! JDM Sport and their 20+ cars who entered the Slammed Society also enjoyed the PREVIEW day alongside friends/affiliates from BLK Diamond Auto Spa, PASMAG, NOS Energy Drink, amongst others of the AdvanSpec Network and stopped by to see the model friends Danielle Lo (who was an official HANKOOK Model), Natalia, Michelle Yee, Julie Mai, and the "BIG HOMIE" - BIG ABE!


At the end of the day QUALIFYING DRIVERS came down to Ryan Tuerck in the RETAKS S13 in the lead. Following him was Rhys Millen in the popular Hyundai Genesis. Vaughn Gittin took the VERY popular Monster Energy Ford Mustang into the next slot. Fans enjoyed watching their favorite drifters go head to head during the qualifying rounds and moreso when the events got intense in spinouts and crashes! One of which was Walker Wilkerson who spun out on BOTH qualifying runs! At the end of 19 FRESH drivers and rookies to the FD only 5 made the cut - including D1GP's Champ DAIGO Saito and XDC's champion Chelsea Denofa!


Another crowd favorite is the TANDEM BATTLES! Known to test the BEST of the BEST and weed the weak from the strong! The infamous "SANTA" wall of the Streets of Long Beach course is known to take out some of THE BEST! Victims of this year's runs including Darren McNamara in his top 32 battle and 2010's FD champ Vaughn Gittin Jr in his battle with Odi Bakchis (who sports the JDM Sport DRIFT BATTLE Steering Wheel!). The fight for 3rd place was fierce as Daigo Saito (D1GP Champ) took out fellow rookie Goerge Martanovic. Went on in a gruesome battle with Rhys Millen in the fan favorite Hyundai Genesis to come out on top and take out the veteran. And Daigo went on a final battle with Tyler McQuarrie to take the win to face off with defending champ Dai Yoshihara. Dai and Daigo went head to head but at the end and the dust (and tire smoke) settled - Dai came out on top!

The Final face-off came down to Dai Yoshihara (Defending Champ from Final Round in Irwindale, CA. from 2011) vs. Justin Pawlak (defending winner from last year's Streets of Long Beach FD event). Fans were on their feets cheering on their fav with so many enthusiasts split on who to cheer for! As the cars revved up and the ran began and just as fast as it started it had ended and the WINNER...Justin Pawlak who is the KING OF THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH yet again! Taking out Defending Champ - Dai Yoshihara! Congrats to Pawlak as he leads the Formula Drift drivers to Atlanta for the next round of the FD Series! Good luck to all drivers!


Back to the Slammed Society Car Show with the JDM Sport crew! The location was the same - right smack dab in the middle of the FD track course! Where you can catch the drift action while enjoying all the amazing SoCal show cars! However, this year, there were A LOT more cars from all over the U.S! SoCal crews definitely came out to represent and in a BIG WAY! Low N Slow crew (also representing with JDM Sport) showcased their entire squad on what being "LOW AND SLOW" is all about! Import Fashion (also representing with JDM Sport) brought out the infamous "GINA" - stanced and looking pretty in Pink and Gold with the buddy's WHITE Lexus (who won 1ST VIP Category)! Team NUISANCE's Mitsubishi EVO came out to represent as well as the WHITE S2K of HIN (who won 2nd SLAMMED category), 3T / AIMGAIN brought out the favorite YELLOW RX-7, Acura NSX, and Lexus IS300 (also representing with JDM Sport). JDM Sport brought out the notorious JDM Sport: Project Genes-X AND unveiled the JDM Sport Nissan 370Z JDM Sport TWIN-TURBO Edition! Vendors spotted included AirRunner, Eibach, Savini, JDM Sport, to name a few who represented in the car show side of FD! ALL cars from all facets of the SoCal car scene came out! American Muscle, Imports, Tuners, Euros, Classics, Bikes, Rukus, and more --and at the end only a FEW won the prized Slammed Society car show awards! Winners received a TEAL decal on their windshields! Congrats to all the winners and to the 2 vehicles who won representing our affiliates/friends at JDM Sport!

And no we did not forget about the models! JDM Sport brought out their sexy vixens and JDM Sport Hunnies - Brittani, Elyse, Jenna Lynn, Lena Love and new face Lovely & Marissa Hiroko for stopping by! Pictures are all below fans! And hope you enjoyed our coverage! Thanks to JDM Sport again for having us!

(Photo Credit:  YOMEN MEDIA)

Formula DRIFT 2012 Current Standings / Points:

1. Justin Pawlak - Falken Tire Ford Mustang - 106 Points

2. Daijiro Yoshihara - Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 - 92 Points

3. Daigo Saito - Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 - 78.50 Points

4. Matt Powers - Need for Speed / Nitto Nissan S14 - 69.50 Points

5. Ryan Tuerck - Team Retaks Nissan 240SX - 66 Points

6. Tyler McQuarrie - Mobil 1 GoPro Camaro - 64 Points

6. Rhys Millen - Hankook / Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe - 64 Points

8. Chris Forsberg - NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z - 63 Points

9. Ken Gushi - Scion Racing Scion FR-S - 62 Points

10. Kenny Moen - Lutz Performance Nissan 350Z - 61.50 Points

 
TEASER: Danielle Lo - a definite heartbreaker enters the import scene! PDF Print E-mail
AdvancedJDMParts.com | Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:46

TEASER: JT Photography

(Photo: Jofel Tolosa - JT Photography)

WOW isn't enough to define her...say HI to Danielle Lo of Prestigious Models!

Another special invite from our friends at JDM Sport bring us to a VERY special photo shoot!

Sultry Danielle Lo...true heartbreaker!

Sub5Zero - Danielle Lo

(Photo: Sub5Zero Magazine - Ari Cox)

Considering it to be a very intimate shoot for friends and affiliates of the JDM Sport x AdvanSpec Network family including but not limited to:

Firm400, Sub5Zero, JT Photography, Phatty Pixels, Alpert Bros. Photography, AJP Distributors, and of course the JDM Sport Crew and Models - Lena Love and Jenna Lynn. BUT a very special model was present and included -- Ms. Danielle Lo! Yes, the new "IT" girl of the industry was one of the models part of these intimate shoot.

Amazing smile...

Phatty Pixels - Couch Shot

(Photo: Phatty Pixels - Bobby Drake)

The shoot primarily was done for good friends of the JDM Sport TEAM - Frankie K. of the Octane Academy on Fuel TV to promote his NEW completed project a CLASSIC REBUILT Bike (soon to be unveiled). We'll show you those photos soon enough on upcoming posts.

BUT with all this said hope you enjoyed the few teasers from all collaborative efforts of all photographers present! Thanks and credits to media:

Firm400, Sub5Zero, JT Photography, Phatty Pixels, Alpert Bros. Photography, JDM Sport x AdvanSpec Network ! FULL interview and MORE photos to come! Enjoy AdvancedJDMParts.com (AJDMParts.com) fans! More behind the pretty face...get to know Danielle Lo on the next post!

MORE info on Danielle Lo visit her fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missloladanielle

Danielle Lo - Lee Alpert Couch Shot

(Photo: Alpert Bros. Photgraphy - Lee Alpert)

Thanks again to JDM Sport for the invite AND ALL media/photographers for coming! And SPECIAL Thank you to Danielle Lo for coming out and of course the JDM Sport vixens Lena Love and Jenna Lynn...(their photos coming soon!)

One last photo as Danielle get's ready to ride off...

JT Photography - Danielle Lo with Bike

(Photo: JT Photography - Jofel Tolosa)

 
JDM Sport LIFESTYLE Zone heads out to the DUB Show Tour 2012 @ Angel's Statdium in Anaheim with PREDICTED RAIN?! PDF Print E-mail
AdvancedJDMParts.com | Saturday, 31 March 2012 15:38

DUB Show Tour 2012 started off the tour hitting Anaheim at Angel Stadium. We were invited along with our friends at JDM Sport to be part of their booth for the show! Amongst other affiliates of the JDM Sport TEAM - AdvanSpec Network, Firm400, JT Photography, and the shop who invited JDM Sport to collaborate with them for this show --Syndicate Customs! Here's a shot of the JDM Sport vehicles rolling out to DUB in the AM!

JDM Sport vehicles roll-out!

Within a month of this event JDM Sport was invited to DUB Show Tour by their friends and one of the many dealers - Syndicate Customs of Sylmar, CA. (http://syndicatecustoms.net/). For all your autobody, custom, and upgrading needs! Although, RAIN was predicted this didn't stop the JDM Sport team! The crew wanted to showcase to the DUB Scene that imports can have DUBS and still go fast! And wow, did they showcase that in their Lifestyle Zone!

Show day came and we were glad that JDM Sport had contacted us to come along for the ride! The rain was kind of discouraging but the day started out VERY sunny in O.C.! Heading out to Anaheim, CA. there was NO rain in site! We pulled up and about 80% of the booth was already set-up with Syndicate Customs! JDM Sport erected their Canopy and took out all display items and tables and within less than an hour their LIFESTYLE ZONE was up and ready to go! The vehicles where then the next focus --making sure that each vehicle was parked properly to showcase was "JDM SPORT" it's lifestyle and products were all about! The notoriously known JDM Sport TWIN-TURBO Nissan 370z was at hand to display the AMAZING work done under the hood along with sponsored wheels (20") by Rohana Wheels wrapped in sponsored KUMHO tires! The JDM Sport: PROJECT GENES-X (2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec) was also on hand to showcase the AMAZING VIS Racing AMS SS Body Kit, JDM Sport Intake Setup, 20" Lexani LX-14 Rims wrapped in Kumho Tires (all sponsored as well). Amongst the vehicles was also authorized dealer KapuMotortrends.com's 350Z, the JDM Sport Widebody S2K Turbo Edition, the JDM Sport HotBoxz Turbo Edition, JDM Sport's GXR,  amongst spread vehicles in the show sponsored by JDM Sport! As always this company did make a "invasion"!

JDM Sport TWIN-TURBO Edition Nissan 370z

When the gates opened slight drizzle began and it looked like we were going to have a WET show! This didn't stop the DUB fans and enthusiasts! The lines were long as normal and it sure did show later on in the show! As patrons began walking in the major stop WAS the JDM Sport LIFESTYLE ZONE! Some fans of the DUB scene never saw custom IMPORT / TUNER vehicles up close and ALL JDM Sport sponsored vehicles were getting glances like celebrities! Photo ops were of abundance and a LOT of media attention was draw to the vehicles in the JDM Sport x Syndicate customs booth! If you were there you knew what we're talking about! We also spotted HUGE icons of the import scene like BIG ABE!

BIG ABE

And of course we can't forget about the models! JDM Sport's usual roster of models didn't come out BUT we had Kapu's own Carla come out to represent and a few NEW models who came to help and represent! You can find pictures in upcoming coverage!

The rest of the show was pretty much WET! Fat Joe, and the HUGE roster of performers came and performance in QUICKNESS as the rain steadily became a downpour and the weather just turned out REAL bad! The JDM Sport Lifestyle Zone took a beating as the weather got worst but the TEAM managed to hold down their canopy (literally)! The FANS of dubs showed a lot of love and the show staff were very considerate in making sure everything was safe for all! The show unfortunately was called for as the weather was too bad BUT the show was great nonetheless. Enjoy the photos and look forward to more coverage by Firm400.com! Thanks for reading fans and we look forward to the next show with JDM Sport! Photos in this coverage courtesy of Phatty Pixels!

JDM Sport WIDEBODY S2K Turbo Edition

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