Event Coverage | SoCal Summer Daze Car Show

September 26, 2011

Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee

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This event hosted by Elite-AutoSports with the help from AJP Distributors and JDM Sport was one that I was excited to attend. All the staffs from the three companies are a very good friend of mine, and knowing these guys put so much effort into promoting an event, I knew this was going to be one of the biggest events for this year. What made me even more stoked was my family, Low N Slow, finally going out to an event as a team! I'll talk more about the cruise and meet-up later on, but back on subject, I want to take some time to talk about the three companies.

Elite-AutoSports is well known for hosting their monthly meets at Krispy Kreme in Burbank, CA. Out of all the meets here in SoCal, the one hosted by Elite is and was the biggest one. Few years ago, the Burbank meet was legendary because of thousands of cars attending and filling the whole plaza. After some incidents of immature drivers ruining the meet, it was closed down by cops and was thought to never happen again. However, Elite was patient and was waiting for the right time to host it once again. Last week was its final meet of the year and from what I've heard, it was massive! Once again, big ups to Elite-AutoSports for bringing the automotive community together.

JDM Sport and AJP Distributors are companies I've mentioned to you guys a few times throughout this year because of their activeness in the scene. I've never seen such a company participating at so many meets and events. I don't really remember how I met JDM Sport, but I do know head staff, Lee Ho, was an awesome guy to talk to from the beginning. He is a major supporter for my blog and always tries to bring up his supporters. Thumbs up!

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Now going back to yesterday morning, I met up with my family Low N Slow to roll together to this event. I was planned to go alone and meet up with the guys at the HQ, but because I missed these guys and haven't seen them for a long ass time (yes, I love my family), I woke up early, tried to make my front lip not sag which didn't happen, and headed to the location. One ride I was looking forward to see was Noel's G35. You can see from this blurry photo on what's going on with the camber.

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Not too clear, but ya'll know wsup! Noel's G was the first Infiniti I featured on my blog, so I might give it another Spotlight to see how much the car progressed with its fitment.

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Jesse's 1JZ Celica rolling like a boss!
I couldn't catch up to Nat, Chris, Jason in his rental SUV, and Tracy, so no rolling shot for you guys. Sorry! but much love!

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We arrived exactly at 12pm when it was the deadline time for Car Show participants. Including the cover photo, the showcase lot was filled with cars and vendors. What you see is not even half of the cars that showed up later on.

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Even though my numerous event coverage's starts from a certain point, I want to bring you guys one of my favorite rides first from now on, so here's Ojay's LS repping BP VIP.

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Starting from the far right side, a team called RISK came out with some clean rides.

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Keeping it simple.

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White on White Del Sol.

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Loved this J's Racing S2000 from Filtheist.

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Whoa! Super clean!

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Gs from Infest.

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EP3 on White Volk TEs. This White on White theme is growing on me.

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Forgot the team name, but that guy standing at the left is really cool. He's the owner of the Blue Civic.

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Cleanest Cressida ever repping BP VIP! I think I've seen this car before...

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Carl Zamuco's IS!

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Yeap, that's Carl.

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Now to team 1UP x It's JDM yO!, this Evo was looking fresh after its work done by DTM Autobody.

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Richie's Z.

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Michael Mao's NSX on VS-XXs. Check out that fitment!

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Of course, Track Ready Show Killer.

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Sean Garcia's slammed Z. I remember seeing his car when I didn't know too much above hellaflush. Those fully polished Work Meisters is a WIN!

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Can't miss It's JDM yO! at major events.

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Mikee's VW GTI.

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EuroTuner star, Jose Romo's Audi Wagon. Big plans on this ride so stay tuned.

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Angelo's Z from Royal Origin is KILLING it with its drop. The lowest Z I've ever seen. I remember cruising with him and Shavi during AutoCon's promo shoot and these guys were literally going 1mph over train tracks.

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S2000 from Royal Origin as well.

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Our editor Edgar Lozoya's 'Egg Plant' G.

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Mr. Charles's widebody S2000.

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I think this is a new member from 1UP x It's JDM yO!

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JDM style Vinyl~ that's what I call it.

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Eric's ITB'd DC5.

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Another shot of Ojay's LS.

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O you NSX...

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Armand's widebody MR2! Will always be my favorite.

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Few rides from the show..

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Team Nuisance came out pretty deep. I remember watching a video clip of this FC filmed by our videographer UMWorks. Check it out.

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Slammed Celica.

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Sitting on aggressive sized CE28ns.

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Good seeing you guys!

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There's our videographer UMWorks! Stay tuned for his video coverage. Seriously, the wait is worth it.

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Haven't seen this GS before.

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This 09 STI from Tomioka Racing pulls 350HP. Not bad!

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Another one that looks beastly.

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Some nice rides.

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My third time seeing 310 Tuner. More about this company will be shared with its own feature in the future.

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Familiar rides.

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Uh oh~~~~

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tC from Autoproject Rebuild for The Rebirth.

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EG being raffled by a charity company called MAD MAC (Making A Difference, Making A Change).

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Mikee and Jose from 1UP x It's JMD yO! chilling.

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JDM Sport.

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Norman's SR20 powered S13.

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Me likey!

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Paul Garcia's GT-R R35.

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Crowd checking out some amateur half naked models..I have to talk about this later on...

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yOoooOoO! Team Nuisance couple.

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Efren Built Miata. Efren deserves a Spotlight so more about this amazing tech during next month.

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Evo repping AA Autoworks.

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From a different spot and angle.

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Sickest Z32 ever!

O gawd O gawd O gawd! Here's a better shot of Noel's G on the newly done SSR MS1s built by Wheelflip. Wallpaper?

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Another one..

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Moar low William.. (talking to myself)...

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Import Fashion!

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1UZ AE86. Dam clean and amazing.

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What the...this Miata reminded me of Kevin's from JMC.

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Ok...so...back to the subject about Models...
I'm not going to hate on all amateur Models because I give props to them for having the courage to step into this scene. I mean..you have to start somewhere to become something right? But there are standards for everything and when the majority says it ain't right... then it ain't. I looked at these so called Models but couldn't find ANY special or unique characteristics except for wearing a fancy dress. Props to the company on not letting the girls dress half naked..but dam...I don't know... I see no potential here..at all... I'm sure the company heard many of the people saying "those are not models" because I heard it from every angle.
Even worse, there was another company, but with 80% naked models handing out 'stripper club' flyers. WTF???? Why the hell are such flyers being handed out at a car show. Seriously, get out and go to a show where strippers are welcomed. I'm sorry but that's just not right, especially at a show opened to everyone..

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Gosh..I thought the amateur Models were bad enough..but wth is this.. Original Advan RS-D wheels replicated to Avant Grade RS-D ... it even has the 'Racing' engraved .. at least think of a different name... smh

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This car was scraping everywhere..

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I met this amateur model named Yuki from Charles (owner of the widebody S2000) before the day of the event at my friend's birthday and she had such a good personality. She's a very good dancer and just stepped into this scene, so good luck to her.

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Shot of this Red Velvet Cupcake that Edgar bought.

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Good friends chillin. Ou! AutoCon banner at the back!

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Jon Jon's IS got a special spot.

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Clean SCs. I think that Black one belonged to James Nguyen's. It's running on a 2JZ.

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1UP x It's JDM yO! meeting time. You can't see the next future male Import model face here...dammit..

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This Grandpa was looking at Tracy Linh for a longgggggggggggggggggggggggg time.

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Unfortunately, the cops had to close down the event because of property invasion or something like that.
The ending wasn't so good, but I had a great time! Once again, good job to Elite-AutoSports and all the supporters! I think the winners will be announced soon, so check out the event page.


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