I may have mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again: people watching is a favorite pastime of mine. Favorite. I could sit on a bench and watch people all day. That’s not creepy, is it? The people around the Formula Drift paddock are some of the most colorful. As I may have mentioned, the Formula Drift team puts on one heck of an event; and the drivers, crews, spokesmodels, and even the spectators all play a part in making the people watching here second to none.
Here are some of my favorites from a very busy people watching weekend.
[WHOAGAIN] Danny George
Relaxing before a run.
Matt Powers and his crew working on the Heartbreakmobile.
Bil Baldwin in position.
Extraordinary videographer Will Roegge.
The Falken Tire girls looking lovely as ever.
Hankook Tire’s very own Erica Nagashima.
The Monster Energy Girls.
The Monster En…BILL CASWELL!?
Chris Forsberg waiting on his drift machine.
The always lovely Tailyr Monette.
Fredric Aasbo. I’ve seen video of this guy backing into a drift in a way that would seem to defy what is physically possible. Can’t wait for the day when I see him do it in person.
Patrick Mordaunt must have said something pretty darn funny.
Matt Powers is easy to photograph. Doubt you could take a bad shot of this kid. His driving suit this year might be the coolest one I’ve seen. With interchangeable bow ties, you know, for different occasions.
Your winner in Long Beach, Dai Yoshihara scored a perfect weekend. He not only won the event, but he also qualified 1st. Well done, you.
If you love people watching as much as I do, then you should definitely get yourself out to the weird, wild world of Formula Drift.