Tag: Orange County

Feature: A Red Letter Day – Jon Principe’s Amuse S2000


It appears my elusive internet connection has abandoned me once again, and in doing so, has prevented me from sharing with you this beautiful car in a timely manner.  So as I sit here in Starbucks, sipping my coffee, looking like Ko-Teng from ‘You Are The Apple of My Eye’ typing on his laptop in Taxi Coffee (obligatory Chinese movie reference – [long story]),  it has become my mission to introduce you to the creation you see above.  Jon Principe attended the Slammed Society show in Long Beach at the beginning of the month and I just happened to have the good fortune to make his acquaintance.  As I was admiring the Amuse wide-body dressed in the reddest of paint, Jon approached me and asked who I was shooting for.  When I told him NDF, I received the response I usually get; “Who?”  Perks of naming your blog something so strange I suppose.  Eager to practice more car photography, I inquired if he’d be interested in a photoshoot.  We exchanged info and planned to get together some time in the coming weeks.  Turns out Jon ended up winning first place in the Time Attack category at the show, and I ended up winning a couple hours of alone time with his S2000; a true red letter day. Click past the break for the feature.

Event: AutoCon 2011 v.1


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!