Random Spotlight: Fit is Fitted

December 30, 2010


How often do you see a Honda Fit on HRE wheels AND on Air.
If you haven't seen one yet, let me introduce you to Icky's Honda Fit from Indonesia.
We've seen few Honda Fits rolling around in our neighborhood and I've actually seen some at events/shows here in SoCal, but have never seen one like Icky's Fit.
This is one of the two rides Icky owns, the other being a
Noblesse Lux. Both are absolutely breath taking, but we'll be talking about only one today because I can only handle a certain amount of amazement.

Nightlight | Chilling Fiesta

December 28, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Rich Mckee


If you live in the UK, this ride should look familiar because of its feature on the well known UK car magazine, Max Power. It was listed under the 'Best of British' and was recognized for its unique Yellow and Black body work and much more.
For those who are not familiar with the magazine or the ride, let me introduce you to Alexander Tsirtsikos's Ford Fiesta RsR, a ride that's been going through a lot of changes and ending up being one of the most unique looking Fiesta's out there today.

Random Video: 3 Car Tandem Onramp Drifting

I've seen couple of dangerous drifting attempts on 'public' freeways and this video I'm about to show you guys is probably the most sexiest drift ever. No, it's not only one, but 3 cars going onramp drifting! PLEASE do NOT attempt even if you are a professional drifter!
Check it out!!!!!

Wheel Appreciation: BBS RS

December 27, 2010


It's always a pleasure to feature cars and write up coverages, but why not do something different? I've personally put some thought into this and today, want to officially start a 'Wheel Appreciation' post.
Today, we'll be focusing on the wheel brand and model BBS RS.
Yes, a favorite to many Euro car owners, but here are some non-Euro cars on RS's.
Hope this post can help those who are planning to get BBS RS's and if you do, share it with us!

Nightlight | Demon Camber VIP

December 25, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


How does the VIP scene work in Japan?
Well we've seen it on almost every automotive blog and with responses like, 'how the hell can a car be driven like that?'
Oni-Kyan, also known as Demon Camber, is one of the modifications seen on many VIP cars in Japan, but not in the States. Obviously, roads are horrible in the US and if we do see someone attempting to go Oni-Kyan, it's either a love or hate situation.
Despite mixed responses and feelings about this 'trend' that's been growing back in the days in Japan, its not too common to see a Oni-Kyan VIP car at your local meet and greet.
Overcoming the limits by stretching small tires on rims with widths more than 10 is insane but looks too sexy, like this beautiful Q45 owned by Charles Lam.

Video Coverage: The 512 Project Coverage

December 23, 2010

Visiting almost every major automotive blogs/sites in the net, I came across an awesome video coverage on StanceWorks, recorded by AWOL. The 512 Project was an event held by StanceWorks and Hellaflush. If you missed this event like we did for this year, you should definitely check this out.
Mad respect to AWOL on making this fabulous video.

AWOL E3 S1 Teaser from AWOL on Vimeo.

Nightlight | Shyne'ing VIP

December 21, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Dial in the camber, drop it, and let the mesmerizing begin. The attention this car gets at every show it attends is either with a sound or a silence of an amazement.

This VIP style White G35 Sedan is owned by Levon Pilavjian from Arcadia, CA, who is a member of the well known G35 group, Shyne. There were couple of features in the past on G's repping Shyne, such as John's G35 Coupe featured on Just Stance.
First of all, I'm pretty sure you were amazed by the overall camber,  but what you see is only a start. From the wheels to small exterior and interior parts, this car will not only show how a VIP style car should look, but defining the term VIP style.

Event Coverage: South Coast Subaru Love-A-Pet Adoption Drive

December 20, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Jay Ebue


Some places might be snowing, but in California, it is raining like crazy.
It's usually not a one day happening, especially during Winter, and if it starts pouring it will POUR! Checking the weather forecast for this week, we will submerged in water until Thursday :(
Although in this horrible weather condition, Jay Ebue was able to make it out to the Love-A-Pet Adoption Drive held at South Coast Subaru.
This event was a bit different from the ones we've been to because it wasn't for only cars but for dogs/puppies that needed a new home. Check out cars and little/big dogs? I wouldn't mind :)
There were couple of Subaru's at the event and Jay did a great job shooting inside and outside.

Event Coverage: KNW Christmas Cruise

December 19, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Rich McKee


I first want to thank Rich McKee, our photographer, again for making out to another cruise and also, promoting our site and officially becoming a sponsor for the KNW Christmas Cruise.

Model of the Week #2: Katharine Kimiko

December 18, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


If you kept your eyes wide open during AutoCon, Kathrine Kimiko should've been seen walking back and forth with our photographers to do some shooting.
She's pretty new to the automotive scene and trying to be active with her sponsored company Elite-AutoSports.
Although she's an amateur, keep yourselves updated with Kat because she might be one of the most popular models in the future.

Event Coverage: Norm Reeves Honda Car Show & Toy Drive

December 16, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Imagine the sickest Honda's at one place. Not having any interest in cars last year, I didn't know such events existed. Matter of fact, all the events I attended this year was my first and now knowing certain events being held annually, Norm Reeves Honda Car Show & Toy Drive will be in my list of attending events. This show was not as big like other major events but worth the time because some Honda's you don't see at certain shows show up to this one.


It's seriously difficult to predict the weather in California because it changes randomly so you have to be prepared. I usually don't sweat a lot but on this day, I was actually trying to hide from the sun.
Despite the weather condition, there were a decent amount of spectators to check out some cars.
I walked around the whole section first before taking photos to see what cars were new, reflecting to my past attendance at car shows and seeing thousands of cars.
It seemed like the same model cars were divided into sections except for some vendors/sponsors that were present.

Event Coverage: OTT Modified Cruise 2010

December 15, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Rich McKee

If you guys read our coverage about the UK Innovation Cruise, covered by our photographer Rich Rich McKee, it should be obvious now that Winter is the season for events in the UK.
Cruises are one of the main events and unlike others we've seen with cars revving and acting immaturely, the UK Cruises show how an actual cruise should be done. It's not all about what type of cars participate but the collaboration of automotive enthusiasts.
Rich was able to make it out to the OTT Modified Cruise and did an awesome job taking photos.


Video: Stunt Attitude - The Ring Race

December 14, 2010

The video will speak for itself.

The excitement of the car racing in the framework of one of the most beautiful cities in the world : it is The RingRace! Fun and furious, completely show-off, this tricks sport-chic will propel to the 4 corners of the city and pleasure to be alone selfish in Paris. Directed by Antoine Reckless


Stunt Attitude : The Ring Race from Antoine Elizabé on Vimeo.

Event Coverage: AutoCon Los Angeles (Part III) Final

Night-Import: Photography by Jay Ebue


After taking some shots for about an hour, our photographer Jay Ebue joined us for the rest of the event. Also a photographer for Wired on Honda, Jay did an awesome job capturing the moments I missed.
I've always appreciated Jay's work because his photography focuses on main points and you'll be seeing some for today's final coverage of AutoCon.
From cars to models, let's get this started.

Special Coverage: AutoCon Los Angeles Video Compilation

December 13, 2010


I still can't get my mind off this event.
It was such a blast and I'm really hoping it continues on for next year.

Here's a special post for all of you guys who missed this event.
There were tons of media crews that were present and I know many of you guys saw enough photo coverages but if you didn't check out the video coverages, here ya go!

Escaped from Wonderland


White, a color that has so many meanings, but when it comes to cars, I shorten it down to three; purity, cleanliness, and sexiness.
Since my interest in cars, I've seen various brands/models, fixed up to the owners liking and resulting in a hate or like situation by others. It's either a crazy modded up ride or something just very simple.
This White Volkswagen, also known as the Rabbit S, is in that category of being simple but having all the three major aspects of having a white car.

Event Coverage: AutoCon Los Angeles (Part II)

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Back with our coverage for AutoCon!
We received a lot of positive feedback for this event coverage despite some mistakes I made :D
Still in the learning phase and trying to understand more about cars so hope you guys understand.
Anyways, Part 2 will have much more better photos because of some lighting and a different lens. (Thanks Sean from LEDmod.com)

As mentioned previously, there were lines of models from It's JDM yO! and gorgeous Chaba is the one you guys see at the top. There will be more photos of models in this post so keep your eyes opened.

Event Coverage: AutoCon Los Angeles (Part I)

December 12, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Like always, almost every weekend is packed with events and our photographers and I are busy doing coverages. I'm always hyped up when the weekends come by because it's my time to go out and enjoy what I love to do and this past weekend, I was really excited and looking forward to go to this event called AutoCon. Why? Because it was the first underground Automotive event in Southern California!
You've probably seen this events post on your forums, or almost every major forums in the net because Night-Import was an official media and supported this event as much as it could. Posting it in almost 50+ forums and handing/sending out flyers, we were looking forward to see a decent turnout and we were right. More than 150+ cars participated, tons of models and sponsors, food trucks, and most importantly, massive spectators.

You don't see a lot of events going on 'underground' and only see them happening in movies like Fast and the Furious, but Justin Fong, the president of AutoCon, made it happen. Justin prepared this event for months and was finalized to be held at an underground parking structure @ City of Industry. It's not a small location, but pretty big, accommodating about 250 cars. Tons of sponsors came in early to setup their booths and three food trucks were parked at the top for participants and spectators.

Random Spotlight: Swift it!

December 11, 2010


Some cars are not too common to see in the U.S. like this Suzuki Swift, owned by Koho Ande from Indonesia.
This small compact car can be compared to a Scion xD or xA we see today in the States,
but don't underestimate its look because of its small size, because a drop and decent wheels will definitely make a difference like todays featured ride.

Event Coverage: Motor4Toys

December 9, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


If you're a fan of high-end cars and live in California, 'Motor4Toys' should sound familiar.
For 7 straight years, this event was a huge success with about 1000 cars showing up every year.
First time hearing about this event?
Our mission is to bring the motorsport community together for the holidays to collect as many toys as possible for less fortunate children.
It's not only a car show, but a collaboration with many charitable organizations around the world.
Let's just say it's sort of a 'Cars & Coffee' but bigger and better.

Roll in time for show cars started at 6:30am and I was surprised with the amount of cars that showed up really early.
I'm speculating about 500+ cars were worth checking out.
From purely stock to highly modified, this event was unforgettable.

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part VI) Final

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


The final rounds was more than intense! Stands were packed with spectators and the sound of cheers for their favorite drivers were echoing throughout the whole stadium.
Faces of participating drivers were full with confidence and enjoyment, but standing couple of feet away from them could be felt with adrenaline rushing in their body expressed by the sound of their cars.
I was not able to stay until the end, but did capture some awesome moments, so let the last coverage of Gymkhana begin!

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part V)

December 8, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Continuing from our last coverage, Part IV, I headed out to the pit section to check out the cars participating in the Gymkhana. This EVO on Volk TE37SL's was being worked on after its practice rounds. Noel from Canibeat (at the left) was taking a look at what was going on.

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part IV)

December 7, 2010


I just posted up a coverage done by our photographer Andy Nguyen, but want to continue by sharing more photos of sick cars from the Mass Appeal Car Show by MotorMavens.

Seriously, this event was off the hook.
Most of the cars I see at events are familiar, but this show was different.
I would say about 30% of the cars I've seen were new and fresh.
After the qualifying rounds, most of the drivers were chilling at their booths and I caught Matt Powers talking with his fans.
But before I start off with the pit section, showing some pics of the drivers and their cars,
let me take you guys to the front entrance where there were food stands, vendors, and displayed cars.

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part III)

December 6, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Andy Nguyen


Instead of taking photos alone, walking around and taking photos with another photographer is much better and less boring. Andy Nguyen, our site photographer, tagged along to take some drifting shots at Gymkhana. Although he left early, before the final rounds, he took some epic shots during the practice and qualifying rounds.

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part II)

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


There are tons of photos left that I want to share with you guys so let the Part II coverage begin!
Here's the Turbocharger on a Scion tC. My card can literally fit into the compressor wheel.

Event Coverage: Gymkhana Grid - Ken Block Invitational (Part I)

December 5, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


What's crackin Night-Import fans!
Hope everyone had a great weekend like mine because I had a blast!

After our site getting some recognition and my attendance at various events in SoCal, our photographers, including me, are getting acceptances as a Media, which is always great news.
Yesterday, at Irwindale Speedway, was a huge event for many fans of drifting and rallying; Ken Block Invitational Gymkhana Grid.

Nightlight | Beast in the Snow

December 4, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by Gordon Yarbaro


Snowing is a 'once in a life time' happening in the valley area of California, but in Utah, where our new photographer Gordon Yarbaro resides, snow is building up every day and beautiful cars are kept in the garage for the next season.
However, Gordon was able to catch this beast in the streets of Utah and it's not a slightly modified car like we see daily, but a powerful, and let me emphasize that stronger, POWERFUL, 1.8L Inline Turbocharged Audi A4.

Nightlight | 2JZ SC

December 2, 2010


You go to a car show and see a car with a motor that surprises everyone.
Matter of fact, even before the car show starts, you can hear the Turbo spooling up at a distance and your head automatically turns to the direction of the sound.
That's when you see a sexy black SC on Iforged wheels rolling in and getting the spotlight.

One of my good friends, Kain, introduced me to today's featured SC, owned by James Nguyen, couple of days ago before ID Auto Festival.
He asked if we were interested in featuring a SC and seeing so many these days, I had to ask what was so special about the car. Right when he said "2JZ", I didn't hesitate to say Yes.

Event Coverage: Rally of the Tall Pines

November 30, 2010


Rally of the Tall Pines is one of those events you do not want to miss if you live in Canada.
Small but powerful cars come to this event to compete with others by driving through forest roads, dodging, accelerating, and even flying!
You can feel the exhilaration when cars are sliding through the sand and taking sharp turns to get the best time and result.

Event Coverage: ID Auto Festival

November 29, 2010


Have you ever imagined your favorite aftermarket companies doing a huge garage sale, but all on the same day? Well don't worry about going back and forth because you'll see all those companies at one place, which is the day of ID Auto Festival. ID Auto Festival is one of those events you do not want to miss if you're an aftermarket fanatic. Prices are highly deducted on used or brand new items. For example, Kics R40 Neo-Chrome lug nuts, brand new, selling for $99 (MSRP $220).
There were people going in and out buying a cart load of products and that's what these companies want to see. The event also has a separate car show as well so for next year, make sure to bring your team/crew to represent and win a cash prize!

Crew Feature: Low N Slow

November 27, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Always thinking of new ideas for our site, I would like to start a 'Crew/Team Feature'.
There are plenty of teams/crews out there that don't get enough recognition in the automotive community when they actually deserve a feature.

Living near the Valley area, I've always heard of this crew at various events and never had a chance to meet them when they lived close by. Somehow, I was introduced to one of the members from the team and had an opportunity to see all the members by going to their meets, such as the weekly Tuesday Pho-King meets and 818 Pavilion meet on Wednesdays. This crew is a group of guys who love to slam their rides with the perfect fitments. It's in their crew name, 'Low N Slow'.

Random Spotlight: SCupra

November 25, 2010


SC's has always been in my top list of favorite cars.
If you're asking why, I believe it has the body that can beat the sexiness of any car out there today.
The long but striking sharp and round design of the overall body structure is just amazing.
Now it got much better when I saw one almost slammed to the ground with wheels sitting flush to the fenders.
This SC300, owned by Oliver, is a great example of showing how fitment should be done.

Video Coverage: Rhys Millen Released!!!

Do you guys remember seeing this photo that was posted up on our Facebook Fan Page?

Enkei first announced Rhys Millen's attempt to drift in the famous Rio Do Rastro in Brazil.
The course is spectacular and makes it even better when a sexy Hyundai Genesis Coupe drifts around those sharp corners.
Well the video is finally released! Hope you guys enjoy it.

Event Coverage: Los Angeles Auto Show (Part II)

November 23, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


The weather has been getting really cold after the massive amount of rain throughout this weekend. While you guys are warming up inside your room or at work, sit back and relax by checking out our LA Auto Show's second coverage.
Continuing Part 1 from yesterday, I'll be covering the Kentia Hall where most of the tuner vehicles and products were located.

I started off with the amazing Bisimoto's 533BHP CR-Z.

Event Coverage: Los Angeles Auto Show (Part I)

November 22, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Hope everyone had a good weekend. It was pouring here in CA and most of the events I was planning to go to got cancelled, which is the worse thing that can ever happen to me. I try to enjoy my weekends with cars but cancelled events?
But luckily, LA Auto Show was going on throughout the whole week and I had to step out of the house to enjoy some new released cars.

First of all, if you have Mysophobia (fear of germs, etc.), you better take a hand sanitizer when you plan on going to this show. This was my first time going to the LA Auto Show as a photographer so I observed all my surroundings. People sneeze in the cars, touch almost every single interior part, etc. It was far more worse than SEMA. I even seen some spectators touching and hitting the hoods of some R8's, AMG's, and all those high end cars, which you DON'T want to see if you're a car lover like me.

Anyways, I had a very difficult time taking photos for this event. It got even worse when I found out half of my photos got deleted. The wide angle I borrowed is not in my possession anymore so I had to use one of my other lenses to compensate a good coverage. It was a Sunday so the place was packed! but I tried my best so hope you guys like the coverage.

I'm starting the post off with the new, but prototype, Mazda Shinari. How the design originated was by looking into a cat that was about to leap or something. I don't know the full story but this car is gorgeous!

Event Coverage: UK Innovation Cruise


Winter is almost here, actually, I should say it's already here after feeling some frost on my windows today in the morning. Cars are now parked in the garage or for the rides out in the streets, some revving will need to be done to heat up the engine.
Well in the UK, you'll be seeing cars traveling back and forth, morning to night. Winter season means the start of the UK cruise season and car owners are pumped up!
I have couple of friends who live in the UK and the car shows never seem to die out.
Once again, Rich McKee shared some photos of this event.
He will be giving us some awesome coverages and features in the future so make sure to visit his blog and his work.

Event Coverage: Rallycross @ Blyton

November 21, 2010


Here in CA, the car shows hasn't been dying at all; however, in some countries where weather becomes a huge impact for cars to perform and to be managed, it's the next season or year when shows will start opening again.
The automotive scene is spreading like a disease in the U.K., but towards the end of the year, almost everything dies out.
I met Rich McKee on facebook and he's an active photographer in almost every automotive field.
Recently, he went to do a Rallycross event to do a short coverage and as expected, not a lot of participants showed up. Only those who felt the tingling sensation of driving mad in the dirt came to do what they do best. Either way, he did enjoy the event and was kind enough to share some photos.

Random Spotlight: Specialized-Performance GT-R

November 20, 2010


During 2005, the prototype of the GT-R, which was almost confirmed to be its design, was a hype to many Nissan fans. Now in 2007, at the Tokyo Motor Show, the GT-R was finalized and the buying began.
Here's a GT-R that's a bit special compared to all the other models because it was the first GT-R released in Florida and bought buy the owner, Adrey from Specialized-Performance.

Video Coverage: Wagon Lover

I love how this video was made.
Awesome videography, sexy wagon...what more else to say?

Event Coverage: Redline Time Attack/Showcase (Part 2)

November 19, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


We are back with the second part of Redline Time Attack/Showcase.
The first part was mostly covering the Showcase section and some racers, but this one will be dedicated to all the Redline models and some other cars that participated for the Time Attack.

If you read Part 1, this girl was Miss Redline for two years.

Now to the contestants. I don't know any of their names :(

Event Coverage: Redline Time Attack/Showcase (Part I)

November 18, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

Redline Time Attack is a show that's been popular to many automotive enthusiast since 2005.
Other time attack events are usually opened to only pros, but Redline gives opportunities to Amateurs as well, which is why the show has been successful for 5 years straight.

Last week was pretty dead with events/shows and hearing about Time Attack was my only hope of enjoying my weekend with cars.
The Redline Time Attack is divided into two events; Time Attack and Showcase.
It was my first time going to this event and the amount of cars that showed up for the showcase was weak. There were awards for various categories, but it seemed like everyone was still recovering from the SEMA week.

Event Coverage: REMIX (Models!!)

November 17, 2010


I should say this is Part II for the REMIX coverage.
As usual, you see sick cars all around the lot, but also the fine models.
Check this model out putting those Takatas on.
I know she's suppose to be topless like the original model for Takatas, but she kept it PG-13.

Event Coverage: REMIX Car Show & World of Dance @ NorCal

November 16, 2010


When I thought all the car shows were going to die out, it was actually becoming the opposite.
Well that's good for us because we get to share some awesome coverages done by our photograhers and fans!
Unfortunately, I was not able to head out to NorCal for one of the biggest events, REMIX.
It was the first event we were sponsoring, but because of certain problems and three events going on in SoCal, I had to stay and do some local coverages. Most of our photographers live out of CA and the ones living in SoCal were busy doing other coverages as well. I personally want to make an apology to Nathan Leon who is one of the heads for REMIX.

Although we weren't there, one of our fans, Anh D Vu, was kind enough to help us out. He actually won a trophy so congratulations Anh!
According to some of my friends who participated, the show itself was awesome like always.
A well organized event with great people will always continue yearly, which is why we see REMIX happening all around the world with a successful turnout!

I always like to start off a coverage with an attractive picture and this model was sexy enough to win all the others :)

Random Spotlight: Only in Indonesia

November 15, 2010


You guys know we like to bring some variety with our features.
Today, instead of sedans or coupes, I want to share a ride that's pretty different from all the cars we've seen so far.
It's a RHD 1994 Toyota Tamarraw TX owned by Haikal Taufik from Jakarta, Indonesia.
I was clicking on random threads in the WrongFitmentCrew forums and came across this ride.
At first, I was really clueless on the model of the car, but after doing some google'ing and looking at images, I have to say Haikal has the sickest stanced Tamarraw TX.

Special Coverage: Platinum VIP

November 14, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


I remember being in awe seeing a group of VIP cars driving to an event.
Never have I seen such cars being so low and on wheels with massive lips.
It was a group of cars with a vinyl placed in front of their window, 'Platinum VIP'.
I was very fortunate to be invited to Platinum VIP's warehouse at Irwindale, CA this past Friday.
If you live in CA, or even live out of the states and a fan of VIP, this group/crew should ring a bell.
Matter of fact, I had no idea Platinum VIP was a shop until a friend of mine told me at a local show.
To explain more in depth, it's a Collision Center and an Automotive Spa for any brands/models and specializing mostly in VIP/VIP style cars.  As the word 'Platinum' is in their companies name, all of their clients will be treated as a family and even a non-client will always be welcomed like myself.

I spent about two hours taking some photos and interviewing Chris, the general manager of Platinum VIP, so for those who want to know more about this company, you came to the right site.

Meet Coverage: BulletProof Automotive Meet & Greet

November 12, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

Bullet -6

I love going to local meets and sometimes, meets that are a bit far but put together by good people.
Bulletproof Automotive/GT-RR/Bespoke Ventures started since 2000 and has been growing rapidly in the automotive community. The whole group being a family, they have a blog called "The Real JDM," updating automotive enthusiasts with various car related news and their own project cars. Having many fans checking their blog, they decided to create the first BulletProof Automotive meet & greet.
I was pretty surprised with the turn out.
100+ cars came to show and the company even brought their own cars including their project GT-R.

Event Coverage: Las Vegas 360 Car Show

Night-Import: Photography by Jay Peña


SEMA was not the only event happening 2 weeks ago. There was Fatlace's WWW meet on Thursday and on Saturday, a major car event called 360. Domestics to Imports, 300+ cars came to support the event, which is obviously a great turn out.
Our photographer, Jay Peña, was able to attend this event after going through a tough week with SEMA. People who showed their cars at SEMA and many spectators stayed an extra day at Vegas only to attend this show and I was waiting to see the pictures for this event. Great job Jay!

Spotlight: Fanatic of Carbon Fiber

November 11, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

Tan's S2K -1
How often do you see a small, compact car meant for purely performance, covered in carbon fiber?
I hope you are seated and ready to be amazed, because what you see is not your ordinary S2K.
If you own or even a fan of JDM cars, you've probably heard of a company called Password:JDM. Nor only did they succeed in the aftermarket automotive industry, but achieved a status greater than others by recently sending fifteen cars to this years SEMA. As much as the company exceeds in its quality of own labeled products, their availability of products have also reached out to many high-end, luxurious cars as well.
During this past month, I was able to attend Password:JDM's annual garage sale. If you know me, I don't attend these events to buy a cart load of aftermarket products, but to check out cars that come by and most importantly, the rides of staffs and project cars.
It was then when this S2K caught my attention.

Random Spotlight: One Dirty GS

November 10, 2010


We are back with our daily features and would like to share this beautiful but dirty GS owned by Albert from the DC.
Appreciating the VIP scene even more after going to AutoFashion's VIP Festival, I am amazed on how VIP owners concentrate on every single, even small, parts.
An overall slick looking body kit, interior modified to perfection, and sometimes a turbo or supercharger to feel that extra excitement while driving on the freeway.

Event Coverage: 2010 SEMA @ Las Vegas (Part V-Final)

November 9, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

Welcome back guys! Hope everyone enjoyed the AutoFashion's VIP Festival coverage.
Such events like SEMA and AF happen once a year so I try my best to do a full coverage and to make you guys feel as if you were there rather than posting random photos and writing nonsense.
Well today's SEMA coverage part 5 will be our final and I'll be showing you some new places within the center and everyones favorite, photos of models.

The model you see at the top was stationed at Giovanna wheels. No one was paying attention to the cars when the model was posing. You can see the group of gentlemen talking to each other but their eyes looking at something else.

Event Coverage: AutoFashion 4th Annual VIP Festival

November 8, 2010


People who own VIP/VIP style cars and VIP enthusiasts were stoked about AutoFashion's VIP Festival. I remember first seeing a VIP styled car at Hellaflush 5 and had no idea how the style and word originated, but that was before I got into cars this year. I heard from many others, even from staffs from AutoFashion, telling me how the show started out very small but grew every single year with people coming down from other states and even from other countries.
Some people thought the VIP scene was going to die out, but it's been the opposite.
The movement is growing and getting better in the U.S.

Event Coverage: 2010 SEMA @ Las Vegas (Part IV)

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


This weekend was pretty busy with events and should be an overall good coverage for you guys to check out. But before I start on a different topic and daily features, I want to finish off the SEMA coverages, which I think today will be the 2nd to the last one.
Some of you guys might prefer just checking out the pictures, but because blogspot doesn't have the option of setting galleries like wordpress, etc., please bare with us until we change our server to a more organized and professional layout.

If you've never been to SEMA, there is always a special guest or you sometimes see a random celebrity walking around. And of course, known people like Hip-Hop DJ Flunkmaster Flex recording for a show. For some reason, I encountered all the famous guys and girls at the Ford booth.

Event Coverage: 2010 SEMA @ Las Vegas (Part III)

November 6, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


Back with the SEMA coverage and now, part 3.
If you guys remember part 2, it was a tour around South Hall, the Wheel & Accessories section.
Today, we'll be checking out a part of North Hall and mostly the Central Hall.
The two girls at the top were pretty spicy~ They seemed a bit irritated with all these guys taking photos of them, but once the camera was up, these girls were in action.
Reminds me of those photos from car shows in Japan with models in front of a car.