Well, I had been in Los Angeles for a year and a half now, and it took this long for me to attend an import event. It started here, so I figured these events would be much better than the infrequent ones that show up in Houston. And of the drifting events, D1GP is supposed to be the most exciting. So myself, Del, Zaw, and Dewey went to the D1 GP held in Anaheim. The event was setup in the parking lot of Angels Stadium.

Well, I’m not sure if it’s the cars, the scene, the drifting, or just me getting older, but the event did not “wow” me. Whatever the reason, here are some photos of the cars in the show.┬áBefore the drifting started, all the cars participating in this year’s Gumball rally circled around the track. As you can imagine, there were a lot of exotic cars. So why are there no pictures of them? Well, I positioned myself poorly to take good pictures. The chain-link fence got in the way in all the shots, so rather than waste time processing them, I’ll let this be a lesson learned for the future. Then we waited, and waited, and waited. By the time the actual drifting began it was almost 5pm, nearly two hours after it was supposed to begin, and we had plans for later that evening. That’s why there are only a few drifting photos.

And saving the best for last, what would an import car show be without the import models. As a general rule, I do not take photos of the ones who I feel don’t make the grade. I feel it just encourages them when they really should move onto another career pursuit. Alicia Witten (last two photos) should definitely continue in this line of work.

(migrated from photos.quietrage.com)