For Immediate Release
December 19, 2013
Formula DRIFT Announces 10-Year Anniversary Book in Partnership With Performance Publication Media Group
Long Beach, Calif. – December 19, 2013 – Formula DRIFT has announced a print collaboration with Performance Publication Media Group to release a 10-Year Anniversary Book. Book to go on pre-sale before the Holiday season with deliveries to begin before the start of the 2014 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship season. Formula DRIFT is set to release a 10-Year Anniversary Book in partnership with the Performance Publications Media Group, publishers of Performance Auto & Sound magazine (PASMAG). The 11″x9″ perfect bound book features a “rubberized” gate fold cover with 128 acid-free, archival-quality pages inside. The past 10 years of action will be showcased with stunning photography and curated by well-known photographer, Larry Chen. “We are honored to be working with Formula DRIFT and Larry Chen to produce such an exiting product,” commented Tim Rutledge, Group Publisher and CEO of the Performance Publications Media Group. “With high production values and special extras, we’re confident the 10-Year Anniversary Book will be a true collector’s item for the loyal Formula DRIFT fans across North America.” The 10-Year Anniversary Book will be available in a limited quantity. Only 2,000 numbered copies will be printed, and the custom die-cut sleeve will include 10 limited edition Formula DRIFT trading cards. “This project is something that we are very proud of,” stated Ryan Sage, vice-president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “To document the Series like this after having made it through ten wonderful seasons, for us, is quite humbling and we are excited to share the special captured moments through this limited edition book.” Pre-orders for this book can be made online at http://fd10.pasmag.com for $39.99 plus $10 shipping and handling. Copies of the 10-Year Anniversary Book will begin shipping the first week of March, 2014. As a special bonus, all orders will include a one-year membership to PASMAG (a $24 value).
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2013
Formula DRIFT Announces Formula DRIFT Japan
Long Beach, Calif. – December 17, 2013 – Formula DRIFT announced today another step in global expansion with the introduction of Formula DRIFT Japan. The venture with MSC Co, Ltd is set to be a three-year deal beginning in 2014.
“It’s very exciting to be taking our brand to the birthplace of drifting with MSC. MSC is a reputable company that has been involved in drifting for many years. We feel that this is a great way to expand our brand as it fits with our global aspirations,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT.
Starting in 2014, Formula DRIFT Japan will hold two competition events as a pre-cursor to the Formula DRIFT Japan Championship in 2015, with one of the events being held a points round of the Formula DRIFT Asia Championship. In 2015, Formula DRIFT has plans to expand the brand to a minimum of four events that will comprise an actual championship. The plan for 2016 will also be a minimum of a four-event championship.
Japanese motor sport icons Nobuteru Taniguchi and Max Orido have committed to judging the events, notwithstanding any other racing obligations. The three-year plan will include a groundbreaking marketing and promotions campaign never done before in Japanese drifting such as a weekly television show, live stream of the event competitions and a media partnership with Kotsu Times.
“MSC has been a long time partner with Formula Drift since its start and we are thrilled to be working with the global brand of drifting in Japan. With the support of the new generation media networks, we are aimed to grow as spectacular motorsports events. Please look forward to our events” said Kaz Iwata, founder of MSC Co, Ltd
Formula DRIFT Japan details will be announced at the official launch at the 2014 Osaka Auto Messe in February.