Tag: CA

Event: AutoCon 2011 v.1

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I haven’t really had time to read on forums and other blogs about AutoCon because I’ve been so busy, but if I had to guess at what people are saying about it I would imagine some of the comments would be unjustly negative.  People have a tendency to exaggerate things when they don’t go their way; but that’s just human nature.  Anyway, aside from a few hiccups during roll-in that caused delays, I had a great time at this show.  I didn’t attend last year, and had been really look forward to this one.  I assumed the show would draw quite a crowd, so we showed up pretty early to have some time to shoot before gates opened at 12.  Justin was great at organizing the media list, but unfortunately, due to the somewhat unorganized parking, media didn’t get to go in until general admission time.  Again, not a huge deal, but it defeats the purpose of having a media list.  With that said, I’d like to thank Justin and everyone else involved with Auto Connection and the cause it supports.  I look forward to a bigger and better show next year – and of course, with time, things will get more organized.  OK, if you’ve read this much your probably wondering why I opened with a shot of a M3.  NDF is mainly Japanese, but I couldn’t help snap some shots of the German’s at this show.  There were some awesome BMW builds.  Click past the break for volume 1 of the coverage!

Event: Wekfest LA 2011 v.3

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I might as well just dive into part three of Wekfest coverage.  This post is going to have a lot of Honda’s, and a lot of S2000’s – as if that were a bad thing.  I was pretty surprised at the amount that were in attendance, and all of them were awesome.  By this point I pretty much lost all determination to cover this show in an organized fashion, so most of these will appear scattered.  Enjoy.

Event: Wekfest LA 2011 v.2

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Let’s get on with some more Wekfest LA coverage from Long Beach, CA.  I ended up writing this entire post before I even wrote the introduction.  I never know how to start off the second part of event coverage.  This second part has a huge variety of cars, which is pretty cool, but it made it look kind of sloppy.  The grass section was gigantic and hard to cover methodically, so my pictures are a bit scattered.  At this point I was also running purely on Red Bull and Skittles, so it’s likely that I got a little sidetracked. Oh well, enjoy.

Event: Wekfest LA 2011 v.1

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Up until Friday I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to attend Wekfest LA.  Requesting days off isn’t as easy as it used to be with my new position.  Somehow, last minute, I managed to get my shift covered; so what did I do?  That’s right – I went to Las Vegas.  Good idea right?  I hopped on a flight out of LAX Saturday afternoon, chilled on the Strip for 10 hours, and made my way back to Long Beach in time to shoot Wekfest.  Well, it turns out it wasn’t such a good idea.  I ended up losing way more than I intended, got no sleep, and smelled like cigarettes all day.  I gotta say though, Wekfest more than made up for it.  On top of that, it was probably the most beautiful day in Long Beach this year.  Unbelievable cars, good food, music, friends and great weather; can’t ask for much more.  I’ll  do my best to try and walk you through the show a little before I go ballistic with the pics.  Click past the break for more.

Event: It’s JDM Yo! 1st Anniversary Meet v.3

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The stragglers.  Leftover pictures that didn’t make it into an event post.  This is what you’ll get with the final It’s JDM Yo! event post.  Seriously, these events are getting so big that it’s near impossible to methodically post every car that was in attendance.  It’s too bad too because some really good builds go unnoticed sometimes.  Anyway, I’ve been working mad 12 hour shifts at work and haven’t had anytime to dedicate to the site in awhile.  I wanted to finish up with the final pictures before I go out of town once again.  With that said, on with the pics.

Event: It’s JDM Yo! 1st Anniversary Meet v.2

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Welcome back to the second part of the It’s JDM Yo! meet coverage.  The sites traffic has been way up recently, I’d like to thank everyone who checks the site regularly.  I’ll be getting some merchandise together soon too, so everyone that’s been interested in it, hold on just a little longer!  Anyway, after we checked out what was in the outside lot, we ventured into the main warehouse building.  They put up a DJ in almost every room in the warehouse, playing different music.  I thought that was pretty sweet.  Check out the pics past the break.

Event: Eibach Open House 2011 v.3

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I thought it might be appropriate to end my Eibach coverage with a poster shot of the Eibach built CR-Z.  One of only two at the show; the other being the Honda Tuning CR-Z that was parked next to the Chronicles booth.  You can see behind the car the giant line that had formed in the afternoon as soon as they started giving away free stuff…scavengers.  I’ve been at work everyday since the show, so I haven’t really had a chance to scope out what other people have been covering.  I know for a fact I didn’t get as much coverage as I wanted to, especially around back of the building.  Hopefully you enjoyed everything up until now.  Check out the last gallery past the break, and I’ll see you all again at the JDM Yo! Anniversary meet tomorrow.

Event: Eibach Open House 2011 v.2

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OK, on to round two of the Eibach Open House coverage.  Hope you’re liking the content so far – the sites traffic always shoots up dramatically when I post event photos.  Now that I’ve browsed through the shots I took and can truly say I am floored by some of these builds; like Mike G’s internet famous EG.  I’ve known Mike for a few years now on theJDM and NWP but he always seemed to elude me at shows.  I’m glad I finally got to meet up with him.  Cars aside, these shows are a great chance to meet the people behind the scenes; those who constantly push the industry to new heights.  There has been a ton of coverage popping up on forums now that it’s been a few days, and I thank you guys for visiting NDF.  Check out The Chronicles for Joe’s coverage of the show from his point of view.  He’s got a great knack for free writing, and his posts are always interesting.  Enjoy the second gallery past the break!

Event: Eibach Open House 2011 v.1

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For 7 years now Eibach Springs, with the help of some dedicated people, have been hosting the largest Honda/Acura meet in the country at the company headquarters in Corona, CA.  Each year I attend, and each year I am blown away at the quality of some of the builds, as well as the sheer amount of people in attendance.  Despite the rain in the morning, thousands of Hondas stormed the gate and filled the side streets even before the show officially began.  If you’ve been before though, it’s to be expected.  I tried to get the best coverage possible, but with this many cars it’s pretty tough.  Click past the break to enjoy the new gallery feature of NDF.