Spocom Hawaii 2013 Recap Part 1 of 2

Photos: Justin (@JustDaYUUM), Scottie (@DaYUUMScottie), Jayson (@DaYUUMjayce), and Myself (@DaYUUMDen)

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-1-4It seems like we were just in Hawaii last week or maybe it’s the strong desire to go back. It was definitely a trip we will remember for some time. We decided on taking this trip three weeks before Spocom Hawaii because we were on the fence whether we were going or staying. We decided the crew needed a nice vacation so we pulled the trigger. We made some calls and booked our flights. A total of eight of us took flight over the Pacific Ocean to the Rock. Some of us have never been there including myself, so the experience was very fresh. The laid back vibe, the zero sense of urgency, and the food – simply amazing.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-2-2Since we took different flights, our first night was to regroup. That night we also met up with Big Mike (@thebigmike) and Antonio (@antoniosureshot) from Motor Mavens (@motormavens) for late night eats and no filter conversations. The night was memorable to say the least.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-1-3Saturday was showtime and since it was an evening event, we had a little free time before heading out. We enjoyed breakfast at Hula Grill and the beach of Waikiki. Scott and I rented paddle boards for about 30 mins before we got bored and exchanged them for bodyboards, while the rest of the gang soaked some rays on the sand and enjoyed the warm water.

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SpocomHI_0003At around 12:30PM we went back to our rooms to clean up then to the Spocom show to set up.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9001At Spocom Hawaii we teamed up with our buddies at AirREX USA. AirREX USA is responsible for importing the AirREX Digital Suspension into the United States. Their suspension features threaded shock-bodies to fine tune your height.

AirREX also has an unique all-in-one air management system. The days of teflon tape and playing with valves are a thing of its past. The complete AirREX system has the tank, compressor, ecu, and valves in a self contained box the size of a few Jordan boxes. It’s completely leak tested before it leaves the factory. Routing the airlines to the struts or bags and hooking up the power completes the install. The AirREX system is by far the most simplest system to install, Period!

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9009In our booth was Madoka (@happymadoka) from Hawaii, Jon Jon’s Genesis on Gram Lights, and Davin’s Maxima with a prototype AirREX kit on a set of Vossens.. We also brought out some DaYUUM gear from the mainland.

Spocom Hawaii didn’t disappoint, the venue was packed with spectators and well executed rides.

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SpocomHI_0029Here is Marshall Lum’s second gen Scion xB representing DaYUUM and our very close friends Scion Evolution.

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SPCM13HI2Scion Evolution Hawaii is still pretty strong and still repping.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9050This NSX had a custom turbo set up and had height sensors underneath the front bumper and side skirts to detect raised surfaces. Once detected, it would raise the car a couple inches to clear the obstacle.

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SPCM13HI32I loved the way this Bug was executed. It had custom low offset steelies for that old flavor with modern style.

SPOCOM_HAWAII-9021The Subaru Forester had a gang of JDM goodies and was clean as heck.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9023Here is a pair of clean Evo’s with several ARC and Voltex goodies.

SPOCOM_HAWAII-9033Also spotted was a rare breed for the Honda S2000 family, the CR. With less than 2000 made, this is only the second CR i’ve seen.

SPOCOM_HAWAII-9032I also loved this track prepared Integra Type-R

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SpocomHI_0088A few old school Toyota’s were cleanly built.

Hawaii was all about fitment also.

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SpocomHI_0091Check out this insane fitment on the Miata with over fenders and an aggressive wheel and tire combination.

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SpocomHI_0046I love Silvias, so seeing this S14 on Work VS-XX was pretty dope.

Hawaii also had their VIP game locked. Upon entrance was this pair sitting on the red carpet, very fitting for these well executed builds.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-8994An amazing pair of LS’s.

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SPCM13HI30I can’t remember the fine details of the blue Infiniti but from what I can remember it was a rare trim and had a rare body kit.

SPOCOM_HAWAII-9028Another clean Lexus

Back to the rest of the show.

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SPCM13HI16I really loved this Evo, it was well built and had some ARC goodies as well.

SPCM13HI24A clean MKIV

SPCM13HI61A pair of well executed S2K’s, both had fine details. The blue S2K mimics Evasive Motorsports Laguna Blue S2K and it’s said to have the original highlighter yellow WedsSport TC105N from it.

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Around the show there were a ton of AirREX equipped cars, here are a few.
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The show ended with a gang of awards, including…
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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9047Best Team, Best of Show, and Best Engineering.

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dayuumscottieOur night hardly ends without late snacks and we just can’t get enough of Zippy’s, enough that myself, Nilo, and Scottie all instagrammed about it. Big up’s to Marshall and the AirREX family for the lift from the event and taking us to Zippy’s, then back to our hotel.

We loved Hawaii so much we may just write a little bit of our trip. I’m greatful to have such a great crew and group of friends, without their support none of this would have happened. Thank you to our supporters that stopped by the booth to say HI. And a BIG Thank you the Spocom Family for showing us amazing hospitality, we are very very grateful! Jae will continue with part 2 of our coverage.

Here is a sneak.

spocomhawaii-0091Aussie’s Rosie Ly

spocomhawaii-0084Ashley Vee

I see some commonality here!

Until later…

@DaYUUMDen

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