I have only been to NorCal a handful of times and half of the time it was for family, the other half was for events.
In mid-2000, I traveled to San Jose with my previous company, Crossfire Car Audio, for a Hot Import Night event and displayed the famous Turtle Wax Skyline from Neil Tjin.
In late-2000, I took a trip to San Mateo with what was the inaugural year of the Tjin Edition Tour, now Tjin Edition RoadShow. Since then, I’ve been absent except for a couple family weddings in the last 5 years.
In 2014, I wanted to travel SF more often to check out the car scene and with NUROTAG in town, it was a great excuse to make it a stop for the Tjin Edition x DaYUUM RoadShow. NUROTAG originated from the east, Miami to be exact.
NUROTAG (IG: @nurotag) puts true lifestyle into their events – 3 on 3 basketball and #ShowYourKicks are part of the attraction. Fitness guru Nicole Mejia is NUROTAG’s spokesmodel. Nicole operates Fit and Thick, a place for fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness. June 28th they will be at Pomona Fairplex and we will have an arsenal of high profile vehicles in our compound for NUROTAG All Stars LA Edition.
With the trailer, it took us about 8 or so hours to get there. L.A. traffic on a Friday afternoon got the best of us.
The next day, we headed to the gorgeous venue of Craneway Pavillion in Richmond. The venue overlooked the inner harbor and the bridges were clearly visible.
While I was hanging around in the booth, John had the chance to roam around the event.
First order was, our booth cars. Nilo’s NSX made the trip up from SoCal. He got a super late start and didn’t get into the hotel until 5AM on Friday Night / Saturday Morning. Needless to say, we let him and John sleep in a little bit while the rest of us got up at 6AM to head to the venue.
Next was the Tjin Edition F-150. This truck has gotten a lot of love and hate. Most of the hate is from the east of the Mississippi and a lot of it breeds from PA. Either way, it serves several functions for us. It is our tow vehicle for our trailer and looks DaYUUM fresh while doing it! Since we have only taken the Ford to local shows, we weren’t sure how it was going to do during the longer trips, so we borrowed Unique Fabrication’s Hemi Dodge for the dirty work for this trip. After the trip, we concluded that the F-150 could have done it easily.
We’d like the thank NUROTAG for the hospitality and all our RoadShow partner, they really provide awesome products for a wide variety of cars.
Oh JK… Check out the NUROTAG recap vid by John
Here’s a great video by NUROTAG interviewing Neil Tjin and Nilo Miranda.
We would like to thank the NUROTAG Family for the awesome hospitality and we can’t wait for LA! -Den