Event Coverage | Sessions Platinum VIP (Pt. I)

July 23, 2013

Night Import: Photography by All That Low (Charles Zayas) | Words by William Lee

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Being in the scene for more than 2 years now, I have encountered numerous "types" of cars; from track to fitted, almost everything in the scene today. Of course I appreciate every type ...except ones that have fake intercoolers and fake blow-off valves that make your car look like piece of shit :) One style I really loved from the beginning was VIP style cars. Many might think VIP cars are all about slamming them to the ground with extreme fitment, but let me tell you, there is much more to it.

The debate about VIP style has been going on forever. Personally, I don't think there is an exact definition of VIP style. If there was a standard for what a VIP style car should be, then I'm pretty dam sure almost every car out there that fixes up their car in a VIP style way would be all the same. I personally think the "details" make up a VIP style car.

Well today, this coverage post is not to discuss about what is VIP style or not, but to show you guys how strong the VIP community is in Japan by posting up a coverage of one of the biggest VIP car shows called Sessions Platinum VIP, a show that is hosted by a VIP shop called Sessions. Like always, the show was held at Fuji Speedway. You will encounter numerous cars here and will realize the people in this show have a passion for VIP style cars. I have looked through the pictures Charles sent me last week and was shocked to see some of these cars going over the limit of fitment and the details that were put into it.

NightLife | Anime Expo 2013 (Day 1)

July 12, 2013

Night Import: Photography by Kain Chau | Words by William Lee

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There will always be a group of fans for a certain field of entertainment. I'm sure some of you guys looking at my blog right now is a car fanatic, or should I say, just a fan of cars. But more than cars today, I want to share a coverage that is totally irrelevant to the automotive world. Actually, I wouldn't say "totally" because Itasha involve cars being dressed up with anime characters. Back to what I wanted to say, last week, I attended one of the biggest Anime conventions called Anime Expo with our editor Kain Chau. It was like 2 years ago when I first went to this event with Nick Schultz, Kain Chau, David Izrailov, and a few others. I was always a huge fan of Anime and wanted to attend Anime Expo. The only Anime I watch is Naruto and Bleach, so I was pretty stoked to see people dressed up as Ichigo, Naruto, Kakashi, etc. That was back then and for this year, I wanted to check out what was new to the Anime world.

This event goes on for 4 days and every single day, you'll be in a massive crowd of people doing cosplay. The weather was hot as fuk and it was even more hotter inside the convention because of the amount of people, but I tried to stay as long as possible to capture awesome moments with Kain. I attended on Thursday (July 4, 2013) and Saturday and took a lot of shots, but before I post my own photos, I will be sharing Kain's because he was with me throughout the whole time and what he captured was pretty much what I captured. Let's get on with the coverage.