This year’s 2014 Formula Drift Long Beach event also hosted the Offset Kings Long Beach Showcase hosted by Fatlace. It served to give an insight to what we will be seeing as show season begins to rev up and people bring their creations out from their winter’s evolution.
Day two of FDLB hosted the Main Event of the Streets of Long Beach as well as a selection of slammed suspensions and low offsets, visitors were greeted with this bright red Porsche 997.2 GT3 hovering inches from the pavement.
Not far down the line was this intense bagged Lexus UCFL30 with some really extensive body work. It certainly is not something I would be able to roll down the street every day in, but I’m very appreciative that someone is willing to put in the time and effort to bring this style over to the US where this much aggressive aero can draw some sideways looks.
This GS300 next to it looked practically tame by comparison, which is pretty difficult to do with sparkle-flecked paint and deep dish, rainbow-glitter Leon Hardiritt Waffes. Offset Kings seemed a very apt title for the show.
Avant Garde wheels tucked under a bagged chassis was a common theme throughout the show, candy paint and rare 326 Power lugnuts however, were not.
Case in point once again with this little Fiat 500, this time on M240’s and a custom green/gold color combo.
Bosozoku style is slowly making its way to the Southwest coast, and this takeyari sporting example is easily the best in town. Watching the evolution of this car over the past few months has been pretty entertaining, definitely digging the sparkley purple additions and the rear window shade.
This S14 was a pretty cool-looking build, but the color choice obviously polarized most people’s opinions. Not many cars can pull off this shade of…glossy olive.
Next up is easily my favorite build of the show, this bright red Impreza wagon on bronze TE37’s. I’ve always loved the GC chassis Subarus and this one was a gorgeously clean example of a great color choice.
Another fantastic choice of color for this bagged GS300 on polished Work Equips, love the polished exhaust tips as well.
How about this slammed Toyota Sienna for something a little different?
Wrapping it up with a couple choice rides from the parking structure, a whole show in itself! OKLB was a great way to set off show season this year and if the turnout here is any indication of things to come, we should be in store for another year of evolution and refinement of style!
Formula Drift OLKB Showcase by Max Montague