Big Highlight Summary of Formula Drift 2016 Models! / Long Beach, CA / Py Pai

Models at Formula Drift events are the cream of the crop, which goes without saying.  They are the best of the best, rivaling the caliber shown in the SEMA shows.

Many of our Wheels and Heels Magazine cover models as well as feature models could be easily found among various top name brands, including Constance Nunes for Nitto Tires, Arley Elizabeth, Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles, as well as Jess Harbour for Nexen, Jessica Weaver for Naked Sushi, and Dennii for GT Radial, L'Amour Niggle for McLeod, and Bianca Stam for Spocom.  There might be some that we did not find since this is such a big show and the weather was not quite the kind that people want to come out and run around...
 Talking about weather, this was on everybody's mind and top of the chatter box topics.  It rained on the first day of the event, which has caused so much damages and concerns that the official organization had to make cancel the qualifying rounds and settled for the standings from the last year.

Luckily, the main event day, was blessed with just sporadic flash showers.  the rain was not huge that put the tracks on the slippery condition again.

Across the overcast sky throughout the event, there was actually one moment that the sun made a strong effort to peek through the thick clouds, and gave us a wonderful and beautiful lighting condition.

Bet you don't know that rainy day is pretty much as bad as a super hot day for models.  Both have humidity problem which cause the models' hairs to go frizzy.

However, we witnessed these awesome models in their full strength and combating cold and wetness.  They still brave the uncomfortable micro weather condition, and gave everybody a very memorable picture to take home to put on the social media.

 Among many friendly and familiar faces, we also made some new acquaintances who are super awesome to say the least.  It's a refreshing new air breathed to the highly competitive industry.

Especially, we met the new Hankook girls (Sarah Top was with Hankook last year already), and the Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino girls are totally awesome.

Not only the Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino girls are like super models, they worked harder than any other models else at the show.  They came in early, they leave late, they walked all over the venue, they were super friendly to the show attendees, and media folks, as well as fellow models.  They were definitely the sunshine of the show that we can prove.

 It's an exciting combination of the top models that we have gratefully worked with in the past, as well as the great models that we have covered many times, plus the new faces that we can tell who have great career future in the industry,

Formula Drift event time again and again, is definitely a major event that models are vying for a great exposure to the promotional world as well as a great resume item for sure.

We want to thank the Formula Drift Team that gave us the great opportunity to bring you the top quality work capturing the greatness of these models in their awesome appearances.

 We here at,  Wheels and Heels Magazine, have been covering the Formula Drift events in southern California since 2009.  These 8 years going, including this year, have been nothing but the great reward to us.

We have met many amazing promotional personalities, fellow media-family members, as well as great vendors and companies.  And of course, the exposure to the drifting world is unparalleled than anything else that we have participated in other areas.

We came from zero knowledge of the drifting activities and events, to the day that we could talk about the drivers and their achievements, as well as greatly appreciate all types of drifting movements across the community, or even to the entertainment realm.

Thank you The Formula Drift Team!

Here is a big summary of the great model photos that we captured from the Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach, the season opener.  The cars and drifting portions will come soon as we are still processing the thousands of photos that we gathered.

Click the link here to see more awesome photos, (in the company alphabetical order)!

Achilles Tire Models

Nicole Marie Reckers, and Arley Elizabeth

 Nicole Marie Reckers

 Blackvue Model - Erica Law

 Falken Tire Model - Randyl Dawn

 GT Radial Models


 Bear Dellinger

 Hankook Models


 JDM Sport Models

 Speed Origin Shirt


 Brittany Murata

 Charlene Lo

 Lydia Moe

 Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino Girls

Lillie Suzanne

 The Girls with Forrest Wang

 The Girls with Hankook Models

 Anya Benton

 Milla Silva

 McLeod Models

L'Amour Niggl


 Monster Energy Girls

 Caitlin Nordby

 Danielle Lo

 Naked Sushi Models

Jessica Weaver

 Karen Denise

 Nexen Models

 Jess Harbour

 Erica Nagashima

 Kay Vee

 Nitto Tire Models

 Constance Nunes

 Janey B

 Courtney Riggs

Spocom Model Bianca Stam

 Toyota Racing Girls

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