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…Formula DRIFT opened on the Streets of Long Beach?

Formula DRIFT

The Streets of Long Beach hosted the first event of the 2010 Formula DRIFT season, and with all teams arriving fresh from a few months of R&R (that’s Rebuild and Replace) it was a chance to see some new drivers, new rides, and a few old favorites.

Formula DRIFT Cars

The new ride category included Samuel Hubinette’s new Dodge Challenger, which was finally finished after being teased all of last year, and is making north of 800 horsepower thanks to a methanol burning V8:

Samuel Hubinette Dodge Challenger

Another new body style making its Formula Drift debut was Conrad Grunewald’s 2010 Camaro, which was looking good in a custom body kit with a supercharged LSA pushing upwards of 600 horsepower to the wheels. Conrad didn’t manage to make the top 16, so it looks like he’s still getting a feel for the car, but when he finally gets this thing dialed, it’s going to be a beast:

Conrad Grunewald Camaro

Lastly, Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the wraps off his 2011 Ford Mustang RTR-C, which is easily my new favorite car, thanks to a full carbon fiber body kit, a 5.0 liter, supercharged V8 making 680 horsepower, and an awesome Monster Energy themed paint job:

Vaughn Gittin Jr Mustang

Making his driving debut in the States was Fredric Aasbo, who was looking super impressive in his Toyota Supra, and managed to snag fourth place after upsetting quite a few seasoned drivers in their head-to-head battles:

Fredric Aasbo Toyota Supra

Old favorites included Rhys Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which features a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine making 500+ horsepower, a carbon fiber body, and the hottest umbrella girl ever:

Rhys Millen Umbrella Girl

Kyle Mohan and his Mazda RX-8, which was sporting a new paint job, new carbon fiber body panels, and the ability to spit fire out of the rotary engine:

Kyle Mohan Fire

Tony Brakohiapa’s Mustang with new Tuskegee Airmen “Red Tail” livery, which was easily one of the best looking cars out there, and will hopefully return to looking that way after they fix the new spoiler design (thanks to a minor run-in with the wall):

Tony Brakohiapa Mustang

Last year’s champion Chris Forsberg and his V8 powered Nissan 350Z:

Chris Forsberg Nissan 350Z

And Tanner Foust’s NASCAR V8 powered Scion tC, which was fresh from a scenic tour of Mulholland Drive:

In the end, it was Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR-C Mustang that would take top spot over Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe, with Tanner Foust rounding out the all energy drink podium. (Vaughn Gittin Jr. drives for Monster Energy Drink, Rhys Millen for Red Bull, and Tanner Foust for Rockstar Energy Drink.)

Vaughn Gittin Jr Win

With just one of seven rounds on the boards, it’s still anyone’s championship to win, and they’ll head to Road Atlanta next on May 7-8 for the Road to the Championship event, where the competition should be as fierce as ever.

As always, DYH will be here to bring you the latest, so until then, be sure to check out the Flickr Gallery for more shots of the action, and stay tuned for more Formula DRIFT updates.

Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2010 Point Standings

  1. Vaughn Gittin – Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang – 108 Points
  2. Rhys Millen – RMR / Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe – 100 Points
  3. Tanner Foust – Rockstar Energy Scion TC – 82 Points
  4. Fredric Aasbo – Japan Auto / FSR Toyota Supra – 72 Points
  5. Ryan Tuerck – Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice – 65 Points
  6. Samuel Hubinette – SHR-Dodge / BF Goodrich Dodge Challenger – 64 Points
  7. Patrick Mordaunt – Brian Crower / PM Racing Nissan 350Z – 62 Points
  8. Jame Deane – Falken Tire Nissan S15 – 61.50 Points
  9. Darren McNamara – Falken Tire Saturn Sky – 60 Points
  10. Chris Forsberg – NOS Energy Drink / CFR Nissan 350Z – 56 Points
  11. Ryuji Miki – APEXi / Hankook Tire Mazda RX-7 – 56 Points
  12. Daijiro Yoshihara – America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 – 56 Points
  13. Tony Brakohiapa – Cooper Tire / Sam’s Autoboy Ford Mustang – 54.50 Points
  14. Stephan Verdier – Royal Purple / Crawford Performace Subaru STI – 54.50 Points
  15. Forrest Wang – BF Goodrich / K&N Infiniti G35 – 54.50 Points
  16. Michihiro Takatori – BF Goodrich / Exedy Nissan S15 – 54.25 Points

[Formula DRIFT]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Jackass?

Jackass Camaro

The 638-horsepower LS9 from Chevrolet’s new Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful engine GM has ever made. The 1969 Camaro is (arguably) the most beautiful car GM has ever made. Combine the two, and you have a match made in heaven known (lovingly) as Jackass.

Made by Mark Stielow, the Jackass Camaro not only features the engine from the ZR1, but the GIGANTIC carbon-ceramic brakes as well.

Jackass Camaro Details

Rounding out the package is a Tremec T56 six-speed out of a Viper, and an Art Morrison subframe to hold it all together.

In all, Mark says that it would have been “cheaper to just buy a ZR1”, but then you wouldn’t have the baddest car on the block.

[Via: Inside Line]

…The new Camaro looks good from all angles?

2010 Camaro

Chevy’s new Camaro microsite features a fantastic video intro that shows all of the pieces and parts coming together to form the new 2010 Camaro:

Now if they can just manage to sell the Camaro as well as they manage to introduce it, I think Chevrolet might be OK after all…

[Chevrolet – Camaro]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Ring Brothers’ RAZOR?

RAZOR

The Ring Brothers’ RAZOR project is a 1969 Camaro taken beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, and it was recently (and deservedly) awarded the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s Street Machine of the Year.

RAZOR Detail

If you can see it, then it was probably customized, including a flawlessly sleek and modern exterior, carbon fiber goodies all around, custom wheels and tires, an updated interior, a beautiful paint scheme, and a 454 Ram Jet ZL1 providing the motivation.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

[Ring Brothers – RAZOR]

…Emma Ely knows how to drive?

Emma Ely Camaro

In 1970, Emma Ely bought a brand new Chevy Camaro SS 350. 38 years later, she’s racked up a total of 1,104,000 miles on the well worn V8.

Assuming a purchase price of $3,500, that means Emma has paid about 3/10 of a cent per mile for the car! To put that in perspective, if you pay $30,000 for a car and then drive it for 100,000 miles, you’ll have paid 30 cents per mile, or 100 times as much as Emma!

What’s even more amazing is that the engine, transmission, and rear end are all original, and have never required a major overhaul.

According to Emma, she gets the oil changed every 3,000 miles (that’s 368 oil changes during the life of the car) and attributes the car’s longevity to her careful attention to any maintenance issues.

Talk about getting your money’s worth!

[Via: Jalopnik]