Event: Nisei Showoff 2012 V.2

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Since there’s not too much left, I’ll go ahead and finish the rest of the pictures in this post.  Like I mentioned before, the day just didn’t really unfold like a typical car show day for me, so I got very limited shots.  I think most of these are going to be from around 6-7 pm in the evening, just as the sun was setting behind the hi-rises of downtown LA.  This was also when a lot of the show cars were leaving, which made it nice to get some solitary shots of each.  I’m always a little urked by how close together they park some of the cars; making it almost impossible to get a decent picture of them.  Especially when you have a lot of open lot space, you can give each car another foot of room or so and it would be much better.  I’ve never organized a car show before though so what the hell do I know?  I’m sure there’s reasons for it.  In a way I’m kind of glad I didn’t take many pictures, but rather enjoyed walking around and taking a close look at the cars – which is something I don’t often do.  The lineup of Honda builds, organized by Joey Lee from The Chronicles, was pretty amazing.  So in that sense, I’m glad I got a better look at them, instead of just taking pictures.  I’m sure he’ll have massive coverage, so be sure to check it out.  Click past the break for more.

 

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This 240 has come quite a long way since I first saw it a year or so ago.  The new Kranze look really good compared to the other wheels that were previously on it.  I like this car a lot.

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A few more shots of that super cool Type-R.  Mugen aero and Wedsport TC05’s give it a great track look, while still being completely daily-able.

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Why not another shot of this…

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Import Tuner’s own Charles Trieu’s Acura Legend on Volk Artisan’s.  This car was totally rad, and even had a ‘totally rad’ sticker on the back window to prove it.  The interior had a car phone and a sony discman in it – cool right?  I think my favorite part was that he only had covers on the front two wheels.

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One of the coolest CRX’s ever built stateside.

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I think it was when I saw a line of cars leaving the lot that I kind of realized I missed my chance to get anything decent for coverage.  I was halfway helping break down the Wheelflip canopy and half trying to fire off shots with a zoom lens.

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The entire day was about 10x hotter than what it looks like in this picture of DTLA.

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I see this guy driving around Long Beach sometimes.  I like his taillights.

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Photo scramble!

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Narita Air Flight.  This is a Delta A330 leaving LAX.  I wish every car show could be held in downtown LA…

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Still looks good on a trailer right?  We were wondering if some of the cars that were getting taken out on trailers were registered or not.  The majority of them look like extremely good street/daily cars, so we couldn’t think of any other reason.  Save for them not wanting to risk messing up the car in some way.

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This thing is insanely good looking.  I love the gurney flap on the wing – so sick.

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Rebarelled Mugen M7’s

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One more shot of the opening FD.  Unfortunately, that’s all I have for you.  I’d like to think it’s not horrible for a show I didn’t plan on attending anyway.  I’m sure the internet will be plastered with coverage soon anyway – happy hunting.  I’ll be back soon with some cool stuff from ASM, Super GT, two new feature shoots, traveling to New Jersey at the end of the month for WekFest, JCCS is coming up in September, and you know I’ll be returning to Japan soon.  So stay tuned and thanks for visiting! Oh, and I swear to God I’ll start to work on the new website again…

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