Gallery>> The Art Of Formula D Long Beach Pt 1

Many of us would agree that the dramatic sideways courtship between two
cars is one of most
beautiful acts that the eye can witness. So, if you take the time to
mentally step away from the fast paced nature of a professional drift
event, you'll notice that this motorsport is an art form. This
ballet-like spectacle touches every sense in your body; your sense of
sound, sight, smell, and also your sense of touch.

Even if you can't recognize the gargling from an angry two liter
turbocharged SR-20, the anguished whine (and Formula 1-like noise) of a
naturally aspirated four rotor, or the beastly roar that comes from a
race tuned V8, the symphony of noises that you experience is enough to
make the hair on the back of your head stand up. Each car is like one
instrument in an orchestra, and each car brings its own melody to
that orchestra.

But who am I kidding? The sounds that are produced by these cars is so raw and so loud that it reaches into the nether regions of your pants and has its way with you.

In addition to to the symphony of engine noises, there are the epic
sights that these events bring. Each car brings it's own distinct
character to the spectacle. It could be the swooping lines of Rhys
Millen's new Hyundai Genesis, or it could be Matt Powers' absolutely
slamtastic-ricemobile that gives your eyes a feast like none other.

Not only are the cars amazing to look at, but the tire smoke that these
cars produce add to the drama of the event. In addition to the tire
smoke, the smell of burning tires fills the air, as does the sweet
smell of race fuel. To some, these smells are a reminder. These are the
smells we live for. These are the smells that take us to that far away
place, from everything else in the world, and bring us to a world where
there is only racing and nothing else.

Here you can see exactly why Tanner Faust was crowned the FormulaD
champion last year. Consistency and absolute pressure to his opponents
from the get go!

These events are a complete sensory overload. Every sense is on full alert and your body is loving every second of it.

At the next professional drift event that you will attend, take a deep
breath, relax and let your heart rate slow down. You will notice the
little things that you haven't noticed before.

You can catch how the sunlight dance across the lines each car as they
battle it out in a torrent of noise and tire smoke. It's a beautiful
thing to notice.

With each run you can actually feel the battle from the grandstands.
The noise vibrates the grandstands and you can actually feel each part
of the battle through your feet –its an amazing feeling…

If you've never been to a professional drift event, you'll never feel
the magic that these events bring. It's one of those sights and sounds
that you have to experience in person. There's beauty in the rawness of
the sport.

Stay tuned for the second part of "the Art of Formula D: Long Beach."
You'll be seeing Formula D, if not drift events, in a totally different

-Linhbergh Nguyen

Speedhunters Formula D Long Beach Coverage



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Sick shots, I can't decide which one to bug you about making into a wallapaper. I'm guessing thats a good thing eh?


Amazing photos


"slamtastic-ricemobile" - lol nice.

Nice work Linhbergh as always.


matt powers mention w/out action shot?


Could I please get your job and your photo skills?


Cant wait to see this footage!


Holy @#$%!


Amazing photo and article. Congrat!


4 liter SR? Lul


excellent shots!


I love the JTP pic the best.


I say to just save yourself sometime trying to decide which one to make into a desktop you make all of them into desktops =]


great story .... inspiring :]


This post is RAD.


a wallpaper of the tenner tc and the solstice would be awsome--- u can see the tire smoke aura glowing in each car- very dramatic n coool


Beautiful pictures, especially the last one!!


automotive philosophical...


It's like make all of those pics into a wallpaper.. as in NOW!


just magic.


This almost looks like its stills from a video...? Is it by any chance?

Either way, amazing work.


3 words.

Excellent. Pan. Shots.


Great write up! Enjoyed reading it.. *Thumb up*



We simply MUST have higher-res versions of ALL of those shots!

Seriously dude, i liked your style before but now.... just.... DUDE!!!! AWESOMENESS!!!


This post will explode in 10 seconds due to be made of pure awesomeness


this is far more than event coverage , Automotive Photographic Art.

killer shots lihn . thats my boy.

Speedhunters , where did you find this guy ? he gives the sight a fresh new look .


Simply fantastic presentation of photos and story!


I agree with everyone else, these shots are breathtaking! ALL of them are wallpaper worthy, make it happen cap'n!


I am in a loss for words....


where's matt powers.

chean r nut imrpzd >: (


Srsly...this stuff is amazing. I just want a huge print of one of those to hang on my wall!!!


Wow dude...


Is this a movie that no one know about??

Shots are sick..Must see video and a another wallpaper of Matt's "Rice Bucket"!!!!!!





nicely done




Amen.... nicely written m8!.... great photos too!


Thanks for all the great responses guys! Now, I can't give you guys desktops to all of them, so out of all of them, which one would the each of you choose? We'll go from there... :)


fuck lihn, you continue to blow me away with the pics


All these deserve to be desktops in my opinion.


JTP FC Desktop, do want.


:))) Nice comment Alex! :)) Can WE get your jobs and camera skillz? :))) Well, most deff some awesome pictures and fantastick work! Keep it up! These are the best action drift-shots I have seen so far. Really the art of drift-photography!!!


pics look good,

but there is something about the American drift series that makes it boring to watch, the cars and still photos are topshelf, but watching it, listening to the commentators draw out there ramblings is just painful, loss of points for dirt drop on a course thats the width of two cars is just stupid...maybe its just the actual coverage of it, and its much better in real life, not sure

give me subtitles and three mad japs standing on their desks yelling commentary

43 shots i've ever seen !! ...restecpa


I think the photos are awful and too rooted with !

Nice 1 of the 86 mind ! =]