Tag: AutoCon 2011

Close-Up: Sky Rocket Racing – CX Racing RX-7

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Out of the hundreds of cars at AutoCon, only a handful of them were dedicated track cars.  This black RX-7 stood out to me as one that gets hammered on the regular.   If the Nitto NT01’s didn’t give it away, maybe the roll cage and front splitter can give you a hint as to where this car spends most of it’s time.  I meant to post this up when this coverage was more relevant, but I had other things to tend to.  Anyway, click past the break for more photos.

Event: AutoCon 2011 v.2

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A little late, but it’s time for round 2 of AutoCon coverage.  Let’s kick it off with this shot of Big Mike’s Prelude.   The front fascia is now equipped with a molded Chargespeed lip.  It looks a bit more aggressive than his previous setup, especially without the bumper lights; I really like it.  The newly coated black Volks add to the upgraded look.  Click past the break to see more of the show!

 

Encounter: Stance Lab x Memory Fab E-Class Mercedes

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I don’t get the chance to attend many car shows here because my work has me busy on weekends quite often, but every once in awhile I can sneak away and can attend.  Honestly, I don’t even like car shows that much, I prefer motor sport events, but I’m glad I got the chance to go to AutoCon this year because there were a number of great builds I’ve been missing out on.  Over the past couple years, the US has really stepped up in regards to build quality compared to Japan.  This car really has nothing to do with Japan, or racing for that matter, but for some reason I couldn’t stop looking at it.  Whether it was the Carlsson body kit, the prototype AirRex air-suspension, or the custom, stepped lip BBS from Memory Fab; it doesn’t really matter because the end product is beautiful.  Click past the break for more on this build.

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!