Event Coverage | AutoCon 2011 (Pt. II)

December 13, 2011

Night Import: Photography and Words by William Lee

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AutoCon is back! No no~ I'm talking about my coverage! But~! The next and exact date of AutoCon in 2012 will be announced through AutoCon's fanpage pretty soon so go ahead and LIKE their page. I've been seeing a lot of comments from those who missed out on this event because of work or family plans. That's why you need to mark this event on your calenders as early as possible and make an excuse just to attend AutoCon! If you have finals or something, that's a different story, but work? Come on~ missing only one day won't hurt you that much (^-^). Ok..I think I'm becoming those small Devils you see in cartoons where they sit next to your shoulders and lure you into the wrong direction, so I'll be the Angel and continue on with my coverage.

As mentioned in Part 1, AutoCon was more of a festival + car show. It wasn't only cars that took the spotlight, but also the attendance of more than 15 famous Food Trucks and side activities such as FREE Air Balloon rides all day long! How awesome is that? Have you ever been to a car show like this? I don't think so~~~~ I get a bit too excited after attending such an awesome event, so please excuse my over-exaggerations.

I personally think AutoCon was held at the right time and place because Christmas is coming soon and people will be going on vacations. It was sort of cumbersome to know that HIN was going to happen a week before AutoCon and I had to support both events as much as possible, but my priority was to fully promote AutoCon and that's what I've been doing since day one. I'm not saying I brought the majority of crowds, but out of all the events I've been helping out for this year, AutoCon was probably the 2nd event I fully supported after Sideway Sundays. I was very pleased to see the event packed with spectators and car show participants, and really appreciate those who kept the event threads I posted on forums active. Moving along, because we are all in the Christmas spirit, I decided to use the Domo display Kelvin made in front of his widebody Do-Luck Evo 9 as the cover. Tsuneo G┼Źda would be proud!

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Most of the BP VIP rides were shown in my HIN coverage, but good  these guys came out again so that I can redeem myself with better shots compared to the awful ones I took at HIN.

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Ojay's LS still dominates 24/7.

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I just found out there are 2 Black SCs in BP VIP. Boss status!

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Matthew made some progress since the last time I saw his car.

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Looks rounddd~

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Carl's Stylish IS.

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Absolutely gorgeous! I now have something for Blue VIP cars.

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I'm not sure if this SC was part of BP VIP, but the execution was great.

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This couple was bothering me so much, I decided to take a snap. (Just kidding <3)
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Flushed out 350Z on SSRs.

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Carbon Fiber front end and Volk RE30s. Win! Btw, the owner tracks it!

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Looks like the 996 I spotted at SEMA. Those Work Meister S1s look gorgeous on the car.

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Next to it was my homie, 1UP member, and EuroTuner star, Jose's Audi with a new front bumper. I think he recently added that splitter.

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Very few Evo 10s have this kit and I think Jon's Evo was the first one to go all out with Varis. I'll be doing a full feature on his car once he gets those Volk TE37s. Yes! You heard me son!
He was showing with 1UP temporarily and I'll get back with the other cars from the team later on.

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Very clean M3.

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Volk TE37s look good on any car. It's a fact!

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How about a Lotus on CCWs?

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You don't come across modified BMW M Coupes these days.

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Mmm...addition of Bride seats.

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This is one of my favorite BMWs since last year but it hasn't been getting much attention for some reason. Maybe it did, but I just missed out on all the other coverage's on events when this car was present.

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Track built!

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I'v seen this beauty at SEMA.

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Time to move on to the infamous team in SoCal, Auto Concept Elite, or some of you guys might know them as High End Performance.

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Sickest 'custom' GT-R R35 you'll ever come across. Owner is this really buff guy and I thought he was going to be scary, but he was actually very nice. If I heard him correctly when the car was on top of the podium, he drives it daily.

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One of the most competitive Gs in CA.

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Ouuuuuu I thought those Gold reflections were actual Gold so I tried to pick it up (--)

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Two guys impressed with Billy Shea's IS.

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When I see this Mini, I always think of "Best of Show".

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Bumped into Eric, Jackson, Vivian, and someone driving by.

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Fuuuu~~ SL65 AMG with a Black Series kit on some 3-piece wheels.

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aFe Power's 1 series on CCWs.

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Gosh~ Blue on Blue couldn't look any better! Loving the combination of Euro + JDM wheels.

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It seems like CCWs are becoming a trend on BMWs.

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So while I was walking around, I spotted this grandpa I've been seeing since the day I first attended a Model present event. He's those guys you see with a handy-dandy camera taking pics of only models. He's so famous that almost every model knows who he is and gives him a hug....me jelly.

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That LS from Royal Flush I showed you guys in Part 1.

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Cambered and fitted on BBS RSs.

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Every time I see this GS, I wonder if the ride is on Air because the owner actually drives it on that height. Props!

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I've never heard of this company, so I'm guessing they are pretty new.

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I felt like taking these...BBS's FTW!!!!

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One of the cars representing the company above, the fitment on this GS was right-on!

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It ain't complete without the two brothers :D

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Time to visit VIP Modular Wheels.

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Remember that crazy School Bus I talked about in my HIN coverage? It made an appearance again with the S13.

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They even had some girls dancing on top of it.

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The ultimate Wagon trios.

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Reason why I like VIP Modulars is because of their originality. That's one of the reasons why this wheel company became successful.

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As usual, Team Praxis repping the company.

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Few other VIP rides in VIP Modular's lineup.

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My boys Low N Slow! <3 As introduced in my Part 1 coverage, Noel's G35 on SSR MS1s customized and painted by Wheelflip.
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Who knows Camberd? Wait..let me rephrase that.. Who doesn't know Camberd?

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Jesse's 1JZ powered Celica.

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Allen did something new to his IS. It's now Supercharged baby!
I think I missed the other rides because of the sun, so my bad guys!

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Hello team SupaStar~!

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Mr. President! Ron's ride went through 3 color changes within 3 months! He's still not satisfied, but I'm digging this look. What do you guys think?

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There's my hilarious friend Philip doing something to Edgar...what he's doing is all up to your imagination..

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Whatever it was, he liked it.

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Right across Philip was a slammed 300ZX on MB Battles ready to run him over :D

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It was Canibeat's first time having a booth in the West Coast, so that was pretty awesome to see. Make sure to drop by their online store to purchase some goodies! Also, it was good seeing you Dave! Hope you had a kick ass time (^-^)

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Now, this was scary as shiet! While walking around with Jon, I spotted this tall looking dude who looked EXACTLY like our editor Edgar, but a skinnier version of him...I only caught a side shot, but I have to post this comparison photo to make you guys believe me...



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There's our supporting model Raichelle Viado!

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Aah~ Beautiful rides from Air Runner's booth.

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My favorite, yeap, 'not one of my', but seriously my favorite domestic car, Jon Sibal's Dodge Challenger.

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I forgot to take a full shot of my favorite exotic car when the sun was up high, but here's a rear shot before I show you guys a full one in Part 3.

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Once again, Heavy Hitters.

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After constantly walking and squatting for 3 hours, I finally took some time to get some food from the famous food trucks. It's darn difficult to choose which one to go to when there are more than 15... (-_-;). I chose this Vegan one because the line was short and for its price, the food was SMALL!
Shiet...waste of 8 bucks...

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Next time there's a food truck meet, I'm gonna go with Dogzilla because this Yakisoba looking one was like $5.50 or something and heard it was really good.

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Now back to do my coverage, I bumped into VIS Racing's model of the day, Sandra Wong. I'm not sure if it was her first time, but good job! More of the model photos will be shared in Part 3 taken by our photog Nick Schultz so stay tuned!

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Here's that classic VW I showed you guys in Part 1.

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Royal Origin time!!!

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Ouuu Keith polished his MB Battles!

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Minh's IS on Junction Produce wheels. I chose his ride to be featured in my recent article 'Change'. You guys should check it out.

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Simply done on Enkei RPF1s.

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Sick rides from LV repping Low Ballers. These guys came down to support!

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Rocky's ride!

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Love it love it love it!

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I think this is the lowest IS here in SoCal.

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Look at that rear fitment..holy hell...

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The 'tuck' look.

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Alex Yoshioka's ride greeting all the people coming through the entrance gate.

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Sick wit it!

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Never knew Royal Origin had a xB.

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Those new Work Meisters~

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Shavi~ Why is your ride so sexy?

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Check out that license plate. "Wsup Boo"

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RO having a story telling time.

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Mmm~~ Clean!

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There it is! My favorite S13 vert. Matt got rid of the previous wheels and went with AMEs. Good choice!

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Bumped into Team Nuisance again! I see these guys everywhere!

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I'm going to end Part 2 with this swag photo of our photographer Nick Schultz~
Be back tomorrow! v(-_-)v


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