With just over a week left until the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach hits the city’s downtown streets, press was treated to a sneak peek on Tuesday of what fans can expect.

Everyone from Formula Drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr., who won his first title in the U.S. in 2010, to the Grand Prix CEO himself, Jim Michaelian, were on hand to show off and test these fast cars.

While the race itself takes place April 13-15, there are multiple other activities hyping up the main show that locals can catch for free, including the Roar in the Shore on April 11 and Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets on April 12.

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Check out the photos by contributor Jose Cordon.

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Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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