Scenes from Earth

It’s Earth Day, so I’ve put together a collection of our best photos of Earth, shot everywhere from Hawaii to Norway, from Alaska to Mexico, from Scotland to Japan. We’ve seen rain forests, deserts, and snowy mountains in our journeys, as well as some of Earth’s most important cities and famous landmarks. .:Bohan

2 Bash 2 Future

Last year’s Bash to the Future was one of the funnest events I’d been to in a long time, or maybe ever. It wasn’t just the track, but all the people who went that made it awesome. We were all disappointed when it wasn’t going to happen again this year, but then, with just six […]

The Modern Man

Portland is a pretty unique place. You’ve no doubt heard of the Keep Portland Weird sign or the Bacon Maple bar at Voodoo Doughnuts. Maybe you’ve heard about the abundance of bicyclists and vegans too. As far as big cities go, Portland feels very insulated from the rest of the world. I don’t mean that […]

The One Show

In the recent past, I took a trip to Portland, Oregon, to visit my good buddy Joe Ayala. Another friend alerted me to the fact that there would be an awesome custom motorcycle show called the One Show happening there during my stay, so Joe and I checked it out!

Formula D Irwindale: Essa and die Ultimative Driftmaschine

After qualifying was over and the Top 32 bracket was filled out, everyone realized how incredibly stacked it was. In the first quadrant of the bracket, there were three champions (Saito, Forsberg, and Yoshihara) and the current points leader (Essa). That’s half of the drivers in that quadrant. But in the same quadrant was also […]

Speeding Kills Bears: Yosemite on Fire

When one normally pictures Yosemite Valley National Park they think of the majestic rock faces and the abundance of crisp natural beauty. The sheer impact of Yosemite’s artistry attracts tourists worldwide with an average of 4 million visitors a year, and on any given weekend the park’s 1,169 square miles of forest are flooded with […]

Bash To The Future

    Before an image has been seen or a paragraph read, let it be known that each and every sentence, word, and syllable has been drawn from the deep, dark, and mysterious mind of a spawn of teh intarwebz. The mind of Kyle Pope. This is not a story or an article as much […]

The Gauntlet

This round of Formula D seemed pretty normal compared to the first three rounds this season. There weren’t too many strange Top 32 battles this time, but there was still some weird stuff going on. Disappointment in qualifying, career firsts, and controversial judging calls all reared their heads at this round, but in the end […]

All Shook Up

This is shaping up to be a pretty interesting season, complete with intense battles, big swings in the standings, and fans angry at what they perceive as bad judging. The root of the weirdness is the new qualifying format and its tendency to create important battles early on in the competition. Those battles result in […]

Forrest in the Woods

After Formula DRIFT Round 2 I had a chance to talk with long time drifter Forrest Wang. Forrest has accomplished a lot over the years, but surprisingly has received little attention as a result. I can remember when I first saw him, it was at All Star Bash in 2008. He was making giant smoke […]

ATL – Slammed Society Car Show

Almost every stop on the Formula DRIFT tour features a Hellaflush Slammed Society car show, put on by our friends at Fatlace. We rarely cover car shows because none of our staff are enamored by them, and as you know if you’ve read our About LB page, we only cover stuff that we like. Here, […]

Photo Dump! – Ayala’s Atlanta Shots

  As an addition to our usual event coverage, I’ve been thinking lately about doing something a little different. We usually leave the track with tons for photos that don’t ever relate to an actual story and don’t ever get used. So I’ve decided to make this the first of my “Photo Dump” posts where […]

Back Where it All Started

Who could have guessed that Road Atlanta would hold such a prestigious place in American drifting history? For sure the South is a hotbed of car culture and racing activity, but most Japanese influence is in Los Angeles and the rest of the West Coast. Eventual FD founders Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage were involved […]