AutoCon LA 2012 – Santa Anita Park – Coverage


Photo credits by: Scott Ishida & Jae Alba

It’s hard to believe that AutoCon LA is already on it’s 3rd showing. Each and every year it seems to get larger and larger.

In 2010, it was held in a parking structure somewhere in the City of Industry, an interesting location with suffocating fumes, but successful.

In 2011, it was at the Great Park of Irvine, it took up much more real-estate than the previous parking structure could hold. The event  began in the afternoon and continued to the evening. The roll-in was the largest challenge, as the staging area was short and there was only one entrance.

When it was time for AutoCon 2012 we didn’t know what to expect. No organizer that I know of had thrown an event at Santa Anita Park before. The area was MUCH larger than previous year’s and there was ample room to stage. The check-in process was simple and quick. Though the staggered roll-in times were a little cumbersome but much improved. It would be nice to have show vehicles roll into one entrance, and the vendors in others. Most of the time, vendors have larger support vehicles to haul displays into the event. In our experience with setting up and running events, vendors typically have a morning slot, then the car participants rolled in after.

In any event, it was much smoother than the previous year. The biggest hinder was the weather, it was scorching! But, AutoCon didn’t fail to bring out enough food trucks, vendors, and the hottest grils in the industry.

Like the previous year, we collaborated with UTI and Tjin Edition. We also added Vortech Superchargers to the mix this year. Together we had a 10×30 tent area and 6 cars. The Tjin Edition Camaro SS, Tjin Edition Civic, Sal’s Vortech charged “Last Ride” GT 5.0, Nilo’s daily C-Class, Neil’s show winning KP, and Ben’s sick TE. Together we monopolized the center section of the event. It was well placed.

 

As a team we had Jessica Rose, Amanda Kerr, and Ashley Clark in our lovely space.

There were pretty good amount of quality cars that showed up. Here’s what we captured.

I’m sure you’ve seen Michael Mao’s award winning nsx every show if you’re local from so cal.

 

Bull on parade.

 

Pretty clean blue SI’s and IS 250.

 

Some old school JDM.

 

Euros are also in attendance.

 

 

Thought this was pretty cool.

 

Armand’s famous wide body MR2.

 

This awesome new FR-S is nicely wrapped we even sit there and stare at it for a moment.

Here’s the rest of the gorgeous models who were present at AutoCon. Starting off with Ms. Alexia Cortez working under the Toyo Tires booth.

 

The lovely Miss Corissa Furr would put you into a deep spell if you stare at those lovely eyes .

 

Miss Harmony Vu who happens to be present signing pictures and posing under the model lounge.

 

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe her name is Helen Vu.

 

Miss Michelle Yee who’s also in attendance spotted under the model lounge.

 

Miss Nikita Esco trying to cool off while Natalia Marie goofing off in the background.

 

More of Miss Natalia Marie.

 

One of our own “Dayuum girls”, the gorgeous Miss Marissa Hiroko also attracting the crowd under the model lounge.

 

The gorgeous Miss Holly Lee also an attraction under the model lounge.

 

Miss Kristy Lei Juan posing for us under the sun. It was very hot at that time but this Hawaiian beauty still managed to to look good.

Miss Melissa Riso with her stunning smile who’s also creating a crowd at the model lounge.

 

Saw Miss Suemomo posing at the import fashion booth.

 

Another stunning model at the import fashion booth was Miss Raichelle Viado.

 

Another gorgeous model under the import fashion booth that we rarely see at shows was Miss Mely Louth. Looking good as always.

 

Also spotted at the show was our dear friend Miss Chaba and her friend which we forgot her name.

The sexy Miss Ashley Malia also spotted at the model lounge. This lady can dance and has the moves like no other!

 

 

Another one of Import Fashion’s spokes model, Miss Amy Ames.

 

Then we spotted Miss Lyna Ly Sparks working under the Meister booth.

 

Here’s Miss Xena Kai posing for us and attracting the crowd.

With her friend which we also forgot her name.

 

 

Miss Kristin Nicole Barcelona, with Import Fashion looking good as always.

 

That wraps up our coverage of Autocon 2012. We want to thank the AutoCon Crew for the great hospitality, the event was a success and we look forward to the next one! Hope you guys enjoy! Peace.

Here is a video coverage from Mikey Bang Bang Dang

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