October 31, 2013

Lovely Sandra Wong for Autowerks and 2Crave Girls at HIN Fontana by Clinton Lum and Gary Phung @calibre68

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Gary Phung, Text by Staff) - Sandra Wong is always one of our favorite cover models.  She is so wholesome and amicable and forever beautiful!  She's doing the promo work for Autowerks at the 2013 HIN Fontana, and for sure brought in a lot of attendees' traffic.

October 30, 2013

Awesome Asian Models at HIN Fontana

Fontana, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum and Gary Phung, Text by Staff) - Hot Import Nights are always famed for their model lounge and the number of Asian models at the show.  After all, it's an import car show. Here we have a brief intro to some of the cool girls at the HIN model lounge.  Erica Law is ever so refreshing and so amicable!  Jenny Lam came all the way from San Diego to attend the show and showed us a great smile!
There were many more great Asian models and these are just a few highlights.  Enjoy!
(note: the staff person did not go to the show, so he did not capture all the models' names.  Hopefully next time it will be a much better ID system here...)

October 28, 2013

26 Gorgeous Models at 2013 HIN Fontana, Highlight by Clinton Lum @calibre68 (updated)


(Update: added an additional photo attribution to Gary Phung, distinguished by watermarks)
Fontana, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Gary Phung, Text by Staff) - Our sage contributor Clinton Lum, has brought us back his glorious coverage photos of the models and cars and actions at the 2013 HIN / Hot Import Nights, Fontana event. Judging from the models at the show, it's sure a wonderful, glamorous, and fun event!
This HIN / Hot Import Nights event carried its tradition of great presence of gorgeous models and cool cars, and this time added drifting actions as well! What a perfect combination for our magazine!! Totally rocks!
Fontana parking lot may not be the ideal location for a carshow event, with a disproportionally large race track right next to it and several huge parking lots surrounding the event. However, HIN still brought the great models and cars to the show and made it a lively and fun event! Very cool! 

Here in the model lounge we have Sandra Wong, Erica Law, Jennifer Irene Gonzalez, Trinity Dang, and the model/driver Melyssa Grace at the top, as well as other models in the model lounge, including Jenny Lam, Lux and Kim, and Lisa Recupero, Jenna Lane, Lilly Evans, Janis True and Dawn Jaro.

Of course, on the vendor side, we have amazing Sandra Wong, R1-Concepts dual, Amber Alvarez, and Brittani Paige, as well as the 2Crave Team!

We will go into more details in the coming days to show the super glam and fun side of the 2013 HIN Fontana!! Stay tuned!

October 27, 2013

SEMA is Less Than 10 Days Away!! Blast From the Past, 2012 #SEMA!!

Los Angeles, CA (W&HM) - SEMA is always the holy grail of all car shows and events in the United States, and a top force in the world wide market.  This year, 2013 SEMA is going to be the biggest show in their history according to their press release recently.  That means there will be a supersized presence of amazing models and promotions.  We are very excited about this year's show (in fact, we are very excited about every SEMA show!)  We cannot wait to bring back all the great photos of the great models from the show, in less than 10 days!  Please stay tuned!

While you are waiting, here is a glimpse of the amazing models from last year's SEMA so you get a sense of what's coming in the store in 2013 SEMA!

October 26, 2013

Super Adorable Danielle Lo for Nishimoto plus Girls of Exedy at Formula Drift Irwindale @Calibre68 #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum and Py, Text by Staff) - As we conclude the coverage of the great Formula Drift Irwindale event, here we have Danielle Lo captured by our sage contributor Clinton Lum.  Danielle has always been a top favorite of her many many fans.  It's her fun personality and playful style of modeling that make her a super popular model at the scene.

We also saw two new Exedy girls at the event.  They are tall  fashion model physiques.  Sometimes we had to tip-toed to take a picture of them, which does not happen often.

October 25, 2013

Adorable K1-Speed Girls at #FDIRW

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - K1-Speed always maintain a whole some yet adorable style of promotion.  Laura Baker and Tanya are great examples of the modeling that they represent for K1-Speed.  They are totally cheerful and welcoming to the crowd and to the media at the Formula Drift Irwindale event.  Backed by the great design backdrop, this is a great combination at work!  Awesome!

October 23, 2013

Claudia Alan and Monster Energy Drink, GXS Racing, Extreme Dimensions, So Many yet so Little Time at Formula Drift Irwindale by Clinton Lum, @Calibre68 #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by Staff) - At the Formula Drift Irwindale event, it is the final title fight event with the sold out crowd, which means gigantic vendor presence at the car show right next to the competition venue.  All brand names and vendors brought out the big names and awesome promotional models for their booth presence.
We saw Claudia Alan looking great for Aerofunction with a black mini dress, tre tre chic!

October 21, 2013

Retro Cool Elysha Lee, Michelle Yee, and Marissa Hiroko!

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - We were so happy to see our cover model Elysha Lee again at the Formula Drift event at Irwindale.  We haven't seen her since a while back and we totally missed her.  This time, she is a hard working, professional,and high motivated model that we don't see everyday in the industry. We welcome her back and look forward to seeing more of her in the future!

You have seen Marissa Hiroko from yesterday's coverage by our sage contributor Clinton Lum.  Here we took a slightly different perspective and demonstrate how awesome Marissa Hiroko is especially when it comes to promo a hip clothing company like  Rehv's Clothing!

October 20, 2013

Marissa Hiroko and Brittani Paige as Rehv Clothing Girls Are Awesome! by Clinton Lum @Calibre68

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by Staff) - Marissa Hiroko always has a fashion style look, and she is a perfect fit for being a clothing vendor's promotional model.  At the Formula Drift Irwindale, Marissa is working both days (Friday and Saturday) for the Rehv's Clothing and definitely demonstrated the coolness and fun-ness of the clothing styles that they have.  At the same time, Brittani Paige was being playful and kicked the gear at a different level.  It's a great combination and also a great work by the Rehv's Clothing!

Kay Bae and More Spocom Models at Formula Drift Irwindale by Clinton Lum @Calibre68

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by W&HM) - Spocom booth in any car shows always has great models in their line up.  It's like going to the Spocom super show but in a micro-sense.  Here we see Kay Bae at the booth, showing her playful self and fun personality.  And there were many other models at the Formula Drift car show as well that we managed to captured their presences.  They are all so cute and friendly!  We really cannot wait for the next Spocom show again soon!

October 18, 2013

Fun Shooting with Nitto Tires' Beckie Joon and Izzy! #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - Beckie Joon and Izzy, as well as Sandra Wong (featured earlier), are the three graces at the Nitto Tires booth.  Beckie Joon has revealed her fun aspect of her modeling and she's so creative in front of our camera!  Our hats off to her!!

Izzy showed us her more subtle way of modeling with equal passion for the photo op!

October 17, 2013

Achilles Win Big at Formula Drift! Especially with Arley Elizabeth and Ashley Twomey

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Py, Clinton Lum, Text by W&HM) - Achilles Radial has garnished two important titles at the 2013 Formula Drift Final Round, with Daigo Saito as the first place, and Forrest Wang at third.  This gave a perfect opportunity for both Arley Elizabeth and Ashley Twomey to stand at the podium and get showered by the splashing Champaign by the winners.  Fun time ensued!

Arley Elizabeth, as an experienced model, is now the Achilles official model.  She is doing a great job, getting people's attentions and camera flashes!  Her professional, wholesome, and fun personality is a perfect match for the radial tire company!  Ashley Twomey the blonde model is a new entry to Achilles models and added a different style to them as well.

Both are so wonderful to photograph with!  We will see more of them in the future for sure!!

October 16, 2013

Julie Galindo and Randyl Dawn, Sarah McDowd and More Falken Girls at 2013 Formula Drift Irwindale by Clinton Lum #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by W&HM) - Falken Tire is another major force in the promotional industry.  The Falken girls tour around the country with a busy schedule hitting all the major spots of motorsports.

We were very happy to see Julie Galindo and Randyl Dawn at the Irwindale event!  Joining them were Katie Carnes and Juliana Daniell, who are equally wonderful to meet as well!

October 15, 2013

Gazing Game with Top Models at #Hankook! Erica Nagashima, Jessica Harbour, Katelynn Ansari, and Sadie May at 2013 Formula Drift Irwindale

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - It is an established fact in the industry that if you can be a Hankook girl, you have earned a great status in the promotional industry.  Hankook Tires' marketing team has a strong aesthetics on their promotional ambassadors.  They are the tops in the industry.  Here we have witnessed the evidence to it again here at the 2013 Formula Drift Irwindale Final Round event.

The great models above are Sadie May, Katelynn Ansari, Jessica Harbour, and Erica Nagashima.  By merely looking at their brand ambassador persona, they are stunning already.  When you actually talk with them, you will find that they are as friendly as you can get.  They are totally fun and gorgeous, the posterchild of promotional modeling!

This time, we had a little gazing game interacted with them, as you can see how the story goes...

October 14, 2013

@Calibre68 's Great Highlight Coverage of 2013 Formula Drift Promo Models by Clinton Lum #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by Staff) - Formula Drift Round 7 Title Fight event at Irwindale is always a big deal in the promotional professional world.  It's a major presence, especially with their sold-out crowd and major media presence at the location.  Therefore, many of the vendors at the event brought out their best of the best to get their brand names out there.

Our sage contributor Clinton Lum (see his byline at the end of the article) has provided us a glimpse of all the great models at the FD event, working hard both by-the-track and off-track, covering both smoking drifting actions and smoking hot models.

To start off, we have the Hankook girls again here with an up close and personal shots of each model...

October 13, 2013

Sandra Wong for Nitto Tire at 2013 Formula Drift Irwindale @MsSandraWong #fdirw

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - Sandra Wong is by far one of the most popular models in the car promotional professional scene.  She epitomizes a gentle and fashion-glamor style of beauty. Every picture you see of her, has a wholesome, poetic, and yet sometimes playful tone about it.  Her subtlety and natural talents make her stand out in a loud and sometimes exhausting promotional scene, like a calming lily in a wavy pond.  And on top of that, she is such a congenial and friendly person.  Whenever you stop by and if she recognizes you, you are guaranteed to have a very pleasant conversation with her, which makes your whole trip feel a lot more fulfilling and simply happier!  It's always a great pleasure to see Sandra!  And we look forward to seeing her more in the future!

October 12, 2013

Big Preview of Sold Out #FormulaDrift Title Fight Round 7 (Models)

Irwindale, CA (Py) - Formula Drift is the absolute top tier drifting event in the States.  Over the 10 years long history, they have amassed great talents around the world for the drifting competitions.  After a 6-months-long touring around the country, it's coming back to Irwindale Speedway for the final Title Fight!  This is the one that determines who is the top of the top of  this year's drifting professionals.  

The event has been a sold out event long time ago.  And the organizer has been working hard to increase the capacity anyway they can to accommodate more die-hards and fans.  It will be an epic event on Saturday for sure!

At the same time, the expo area will be packed with tons of vendors, products, merchandise, freebies, and of course, models. From our past experience, we can say that they have one of the highest density of the models in the event compared to other comparable size shows, and not even with any model lounge or beauty contest or Miss Formula Drift competition in the venue.  That's spectacular and also says a lot of the importance of the event and the attentions from the fans.
Friday is the qualifying rounds, and Saturday is the final decision day.  Therefore, on Friday, vendors usually hold back on their models' appearances.  Mostly only the big ones, especially with their sponsored competing drivers with their endorsements on their cars, get to have their models show up.  And many of them are top of the class in the promotional industry.  

This is a summary of the Friday's model line up and like a preview of what come in the scene on the final day.  Judging from the caliber of the models, Saturday event is going to be huge and  awesome  one!  We definitely look forward to it!

Click the immediate link below to see all the glories of the models on Friday!

Extra! 2013 Formula Drift Cars, Vendors, and Drifting Actions!! @Calibre68

Irwindale, CA (W&HM) - Extra! Extra! We have the day 1 drifting and car coverage of 2013 Formula Drift Round 7 the final round, Title Fight out in our "Cars + Drifting" section!

You can find find Clinton's several awesome shots of drifting actions, and also the cool cars and crowd interactions with the drivers during the autograph session.

There will be more to come in the next few days!  Very excited!

Drifting link: 

Cars + Vendors + Autograph: 

October 11, 2013

Sparkling Diamond Zaang Looks Great in Bikini @DiamondZaang

Huntington Beach, CA (W&HM) - Southern California weather has turned to a real Fall weather now.  It's a little bit chilly but still sunny.  We have located one set of photos perfect for this kind of weather!  Diamond Zaang at this year's Auto Gallery car show, in a beautifully designed black bikini, looking awesome!

As the natural season changes, so is the car show season too.  There are a few more coming up this year, but nothing like the crazy 3 - 5 carshows over one day kind of scene anymore.  We think it's great and gives us more time to truly enjoy the beauties and beauties.

October 10, 2013

Kelly Gebh for GXS Racing Matches The 109F Heat at #RedlineTimeAttack

Fontana, CA (W&HM) - Kelly Gebh is a super dedicated model for GXS Racing. At the Redline Time Attack Fontana, CA event, Kelly woke up really early early because of the distance she needs to drive. Then at the location, it's like 109F temperature, and she is wearing a tight and less breathable material top and bottom. It's fine if it is a Fall weather, but Fontana's oven weather is not ideal for this at all. And she needs to stay there pretty much all by herself for 6+ hours, since there were no other models there! Wow, our hats' off to her and her perseverance!! 

Still it's all worth it, because we got some really cool pictures of Kelly! Now take a look at these cool photos of a hot model in a overheating location!

October 9, 2013

Awesome Music Video Coverage and Features from W&HM!!! Must Watch!!

Los Angeles, CA (W&HM) - We here at Wheels and Heels Mag always try new things to see how good they are.  After a few test runs, we found this site Magisto to be a pretty awesome on-line video editing site.  Here are some clips that we ran through their automatic editing machine and got back from them.

The music video style fits perfectly for our themes and everything comes out alive and amazing!

(1) Above, at the Pacific BMW Accessory FEST, Glendale, CA
This is a totally fun short video of Arley Elizabeth, Jessica Weaver, and Sandra Wong, our three cover models, being super + super cute!!

(2) During the R1 Concepts Open House, we got some really nice clips of Brittani Paige playing cool, Melyssa's smiles, also Gwendolynne G's energetic personality, with Amber Alvarez dancing and closed the video.

(3) We did a shoot with our cover model Phoenix Stanna, with Classic Chicana's Club vintage Ford and their awesome wear. Super vintage!  The photos are simply stunning!!  Stay tuned for them!

(4) At the Extreme Autofest San Diego, we did a quick capture of Ashley Clark, Marie Alvarez, and Cherise Jeanine, as well as Alysia Guerrero! the results are very satisfying!

To see more coverage and features of the model, click on her label below in the gray box.

October 8, 2013

2013 OC Autoshow Car Coverage plus Elizabeth Michelle by Clint Lum @Calibre68

Anaheim, CA (Photos by Clint Lum, Text by W&HM) - Our sage and hardest working contributor Clint Lum has brought us the coverage of shiny cars and beautiful Elizabeth Michelle in the Orange County Autoshow.  Check out the full article at the car+drifting section here [int link]!!

Highly Anticipated @FormulaDrift Final Round Title Fight is this Friday and Saturday!!

Los Angeles, CA (Py) - Formula Drift started earlier this year at Long Beach, and we got awesome coverage of the season opening event!  Then we got the following coverage of the 1st Motegi Racing Super drift hosted by Formula Drift at the same location. The coverage traveled to Braselton / Atlanta, GA, and we got hot actions from there.  Then we extended to Wall, New Jersey, and got the local treats for the coverage too.  Now it's finally coming back home to Southern California Irwindale, CA.  This Saturday, it's the Formula Drift Final Round for the big Championship!  Definitely don't miss it!  It will be big, loud, dazzling, and action packed!!  Check out their Round 7 website and go this Friday and/or Saturday!

Here are the threads of past coverage:

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Uplifting Roenna Designs Runway Show Shines at Pacific BMW Car Meet Glendale CA

Glendale, CA (Py) - One thing we didn't expect from any car meet in Southern Claifornia, besides the three of our awesome cover models being there, or the surprise Octoberfest girls-and-kegs' presence, is a high fashion runway show, with real fashion models and wonderfully talented designer's works!  Their beautiful runway show has elevated the whole event to a new high level!

At the Pacific BMW Car Meet event, the design team at Roenna Designs, whose creations draw from classic Hollywood icons as well as timeless pieces across the various period styles, put together an elegant and lyrical fashion show.  The runway show is a great success by the responding enthusiasms of the audience and media folks.  Also the runway models at the event are not what you usually see at a car show.  Many of them are close to 6' tall and have that strong fashion look.  We spotted great models like Kaylen M (above left) and Elizabeth Michelle (above right), as well as Shannon C, who all are from MyeliteModels Management.  Their catwalk were simply awesome!  As we said earlier, the runway show is a total success!

This not only demonstrated the power of network + teamwork to put together a great car event, it also says a lot of the organizer of the event who went outside the box and created something different, and a very cool difference that they have made.  Many kudos!!  We definitely look forward to the next time!
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