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Hot Import Nights 2017 MacArthur Park – Ladies

Another exciting night at HIN another night filled with ladies of HIN. Our own Gilbert, strolled to MacArthur Park for the first visit from the HIN group. Take the a stroll down the models lounge.

Darlene May

 

Catherine Lynn

 

Emi Bay Lee (Emily Lee)

 

Jessica Weaver

 


Tee Zaang

 

Sunny Fae

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Gilbert C.

Nissan Jam 2017

I wasn’t quite expecting to hit Nissan Jam this year because of a packed schedule during the weekend, but I had to check it out. Plus it was “sort of” on the way home from service.

Nissan Jam, similar to TORC has sections dedicated to its own model. The event was located in La Palma Park, very close to the old Wheel Warehouse. 2017 marked the 5th year for Nissan Jam, from Hako’s to Juke, the event had a Datsun and Nissan for everyone. Come cruise with us as we stroll through the event.

Words and Photos: Denny H.

Kalayaan 2017 – Car Meet and Food Festival

June 10th was an evening of great food and great company. Neil of Team Klassified gathered a few close friends, including us, Car Culture TV, Infinite Auto Design, MOD Junkies, Spocom, Tanginamo, and many more.

Kalayaan celebrates Filipino Independence Day and Neil wanted a gathering to do just that, celebrate.

Joining us in our booth was Justin’s Rocket Bunny tC2, Leon’s NSX, and Jayson’s LX.

There were a bunch of amazing rides. Lighting was a challenge so we were only able to snap a few shots.

Words and Photos: Denny H.

Wekfest SJ 2017

Not for the Wek.

What one would imagine Wekfest to be, is what one should expect. Lines stretching the upper floor of the convention center to the sick rides from all the surrounding states, even Washington. Wekfest is the epicenter of our humble scene in California. While other events have their vibe, their ideology, their niche, Wekfest seems to bring out raw spirit, raw passion, and pure quality. The arena for the best of the best, duking it out for the top prize. Builds date back to several decades, including the 60’s, all in their rare form to restomod creations. 90’s H badges built true to their periods with modern touches while modern day Japanese muscle are dressed to battle.

So Cal’s IDL

This generation of designers and builders exceed the imagination and fulfill ones fantasy, through individuality or team spirit. I can seriously go on and on, but pictures will share a thousand thoughts.

NVUS was no Joke!

Joey’s Y33 on Meister M1 3P’s

The debut of Mistr Shop’s Widebody R8 and Lambo!

This late 50’s, early 60’s bug was well done with a safari windshield.

This Datsun 510 has a bit of history with its racing livery in its original form, but boasting amazing tunnel sheet metal work, a Wankel 13B, copper BBS’s and Airlift Performance suspension.

Yes, yes, yes, RHD EF on SSR Hasemi Motor Sport S’5 with Yokohama tires and a smooth bay.

Digging the DA on Mugen CF48

DC Type-R with Mugen goodies including the M7 wheels and gen 1 spoiler.

We always love the support from Josh at NVUS

Last, but not least… Mikey’s Old – New Porsche on 3 Piece Rotiform LSR.

Thanks for checking out our recap.

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Denny H. / Scottie I.

Wekfest LB 2017 – Gallery

Once again LB Wekfest didn’t disappoint. Lines as long as the latest Yezzy release and cars stacked like precious art work, presented itself at the Queen Mary Event Center. QMEC, known for its beautiful view and oceanic vibe with a walking short distance from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Rainbow Harbor.

The screening process stored up 500 quality cars, seen at Wekfest, a premier event to display the most influential builders and designers the automotive scene has to offer. It’s always a pleasure to be in the presence of the Wekfest crew and DAYUUM crew. Check out these snaps from Justin and Gilbert.

Marie Madore with Savani Wheels

It’s always a pleasure to see Jon Sibal and his RWB on Work Meisters.

Stunning Bo

Migel’s S30z

Jonathon’s EF on Mugen MR5’s

FR-S with Rocket Bunny V3 kit

Justin’s freshly wrapped tC2 with Rocket Bunny kit installed and wrapped by AutoTuned.

Sick FC with an LS.

JT’s Hakosuka

Yogi’s beast of a TOY.

Hutchinson at work!

S13 Life

BBBBRAP

Cancer sticks

Leon’s widebody NSX

Gene’s Civic with the bubblies.

Airlift Performance GTR

Spoon feed.

Take a look at all the other.

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Gilbert C. / Justin P.

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Formula Drift – Umbrella Girls

Umbrella Girls have been a tradition in motorsports for some time. F1 regularly has them and D1 Grand Prix in Japan, as well. Formula Drift adapted them with the infamous Falken Girls and soon after, every tire manufacturer had them.

One of the original girls is Randyl Dawn, a Import Tuner cover model

Joining her was Courtney Day, which was also an Import Tuner cover model.

 

Rocking the orange M for Motegi Racing was Vivian.

 

Courtney Riggs representing for Nitto Tire.

 

Hankook Tire, white and orange theme was represented by Erica Juliet and Alexia Cortez.

 

The dynamic trio at Nexen Tire was Erica Nagashima, Jessica Harbour, and Karina Veléz.

 

Back with Achilles Tires was Arley Elizabeth and Nicole Reckers.

 

Godspeed Represent.

Who was your favorite?

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Gilbert C.

Formula Drift Top Livery

Formula Drift opener is always exciting to see the new cars and its liverys. This year, chrome is in. We took the liberty to pick out some of our favorites.

Ken Gushi

Toyota FR-S, GReddy Performance, Nexen Tires

Chelsea DeNofa

Ford Mustang RTR, BC Racing, Nitto Tire

Alex Heilbrunn

BMW E46 M3, Nitto Tire

Alec Hohnadell

Nissan S14, Fix Our Fuel.com, Nexen Tire

Cameron Moore

Toyota FR-S, Nameless Performance, Nexen Tire

Matt Coffman

Nissan S13, Nexen Tire

Justin Pawlak

Ford Mustang, ROUSH Racing, Falken Tire

Who was your favorite?

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Denny H. / Justin P.

Formula Drift – Rd.1 Long Beach – Top 32

Round 1 of Formula Drift takes place at the Streets of Long Beach. It’s always an exciting time because it’s when fans finally get the chance see new livery and the cars of their favorite drivers. The pits are naturally opened for fans to zero in on the action and to have a selfie with them or the teams umbrella girls.

Top 32:

Kicked off with 5 drivers given a bye-run.

Top 32 action included Alec getting a little too close for comfort and taps Forsberg.

Ken’s momentum carries him into a slowing Greogy.

Top 16

was a free-for-all at the top. Number one qualifier, Gittin Jr. lost momentum and punted Dean Kearney at the hairpin as if he was on track at Go-kart world. Ultimately, Dean would move to the next round.

Run 1 of Aasbo and Bluss coming in hot tapping Aasbo. Online chatter accuses Aasbo of slowing down causing Bluss to tap Aasbo which resulted in a spin out.

The FD judges awarded Bluss at fault and he retaliates with a smokey lead run, but not enough to knock Aasbo off his mark.

James Deane returns to FD and makes a splash. Tapping the wall on clipping point 2 without a hiccup and continues with an impressive lead run, causing Essa to loop at the clipping point.

Essa had an impressive lead run while Deane keep it shallow, but it was still good enough for Deane to advance.

Great 8:

First battle was Dean Kearny and Odi Bakchis. Both drivers had impressive lead runs while I thought Odi’s chase was slightly better. The result from the FD judges, one more time!

Second battle of Great 8 between Heilbrunn and Aasbo resulted in an OMT as well. Heilbrunn was very impressive in his lead run.

An amazing lead run by both James Deane and Chris Forsberg. James’s edges Forsberg by hitting every clipping point to the T on his lead run and advances!

Up next was Aasbo vs Heilbrunn’s OMT run, while both drivers made a mistake on their chase run. Aasbo’s mistake was slightly more apparent than Heilbrunn’s, resulting in Heilbrunn moving forward.

Top 4:

James Deane vs Ryan Tuerck. What an amazing battle but Deane had a better lead run while their chases were on point.

Heilbrunn blowing the remaining taillight off his BMW during his lead run with Bakchis.

While Odi had a very impress lead run, Heilbrunn would not drop back.

OMT!

Finals:

In the finals, James Deane vs. Alex Heilbrunn. I felt Alex had a better lead run, but James had a better chase. It would have been a great candidate for a OMT, but ultimately that was not the case.

And the Winner…

James Deane

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Denny H. / Justin P.

Formula Drift – Streets of Long Beach – Rd. 1 – Qualifying – Top 5

Formula Drift kicks off their 14th year at the infamous Street of Long Beach, as what I call the concrete jungle.

Long Beach is the first event where spectators can see their favorite driver and their new livery, which is always good to see!

Qualifying took place Friday afternoon in the breezy 70 degree Southern California weather, so let’s recap the top 5!

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Taking the number one spot is none other than Vaughn Gittin Jr. with a qualifying score of 97 in his Monster Energy Ford Mustang

2. James Deane

James Deane with his S15 with qualifying score of 96

3. Ryan Tuerck

Ryan Tuerck with a 96 in qualfying in his Hankook Tire Gumout FR-S

4. Fredric Aasbo

Fredric Aasbo in his new Nexen Rockstar Toyota Corolla iM with a score of 91

5. Alex Heilbrunn

Alex Heilbrunn rounds out the top 5 with a score of 91 in his Nitto Tire, E46 M3

A look at the bracket and the rest of the qualifying field, courtesy of www.formulad.com

…and the rest of the qualifying field.

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Denny H. / Justin P.

XS CarNIght 2017 – Long Beach, Shoreline Aquatic Park

Setting the groundwork for spring events was XS CarNight. XSCN comes in hot for its 3rd year in a row and each year gets better and better. Hidden away behind the Aquarium of the Pacific and adjacent to Pier Point Landing, a spot for deep sea charters. XSCN has a stunning view of Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary while accompanied by the Rainbow Lighthouse above.


I arrived shortly after 6 o’clock after fighting traffic with prom going down at the Aquarium of the Pacific. I met up with Brian from Infinite Auto Design as he escorted me in. The sun was about the drop and just about every photographer was out trying to capture the perfect shot at that perfect time.


The main stage was surrounded by a entourage of RWB’s, including our friend Jon Sibal’s 964 on Work Meisters.

I caught a few shots like the drop-top e30 with a Pandem kit executed by CA Tuned.

Busted Knuckle Garage had a very clean set up with air-cooled dubs.

Arthur’s StanceNation x Aimgain FR-S

As the sun dropped, shadows were in almost every shot. I waited a few moments and then pulled out my night weapon of choice and continued with the event shots.

Ron’s Amuse S2k was one of the first with bright red Volk Racing wheels

Ducati 1299 Panicle S

Liberty Walk R8

All Road Outfitters Audi Quattro

EuroKlasse’s F80 M3

Thanh’s Vlene FR-S in the darkness by AutoTuned.

By the time i reached Thanh’s FR-S, it was practically pitch black. The only lights were along the path, and the interior portions of the peninsula was in complete darkness. Vehicles began to leave and left a open playground to capture the remaining.

Violent Clique was in full effect.

Chris’s MK5 on Work Seekers SX

Fausto’s S2k on chrome and gold 3-piece WORK Meisters

George’s e36 with Weds Kranze Cerberus

Taking it back to the old school classic euros was…

3 Point Social Club with a set of classic Benz’s such as Jimmy’s 280e

As participates cleared I had more walking space. I stopped by Infinite Auto Design and captured their wide body S2K and EVO

I also captured Chris’s beautiful NSX on chrome SSR SP1

The Acid Green RWB on HRE’s which was about the only RWB left of the grass

TunerCults Liberty Walk R35

AccuAir’s R8

Old School Maxima Wagon

V6 EcoBoost F100 by WagnerTuning

I couldn’t say bye without shooting Brandon’s e30 with a Pandem kit.

In the end, it was the first time I have ever shot an event with my night weapon. It was down and dirty, but what other way to capture so many car’s in the short time I had to capture one of the best events to hit the shores!

Check below for more shots.

Words and Photos: Denny H.

Scion TRD FR-S Project Vehicle

In 2014, we had the opportunity to drive and capture the first ever Scion FR-S RS1 Turbo, well kind of. In actuality, it was a project vehicle that resembled the unreleased Scion FR-S RS1. In fact, the project vehicle inspired the current RS1. The work was done in partnership with Advanced Design Fabrication (ADF), Scion Racing, TRD, Toyota Technocraft, KMA Industries, GReddy, Techno Square, and Evasive Motorsports. Subtle differences sets the US Spec vs. the TRD Project Vehicle apart, the aero package are all JDM Spec. The addition of fender aero fins and the deletion of “TRD” from the rear bumper cover are notable differences.

The project vehicle also gets a bump from the 200HP to 400HP with the help of an upgraded Greddy Turbo Kit, JE Pistons, Carrillo Rods, with a MOTEC engine management. The suspension is an adjustable coil-over system also from TRD.

ADF did a great job in the interior with an 8-point roll cage, fuel cell, TRD gauges, and custom door panels. Seriously, you can’t touch this FR-S.

Let’s look at the details up close.

The rear bumper cover loses the embossed “TRD” that is on the Scion FR-S RS1

Fender Aero Fins really sets the TRD Project Vehicle apart from the US Spec RS1

GReddy Turbo Kit with upgraded Garrett Turbo

8-Point cage, TRD gauges, TRD seats, and custom door inserts.

Forged Volk Racing with Toyo Tires and TRD Big Brake Kit.

Additional goodies! TRD Dual Tip Exhaust, 3-piece decklid spoiler

You just do not get better than this!

Words and Photos: Denny H.

Imagine it, Design it, Live it… IDL Grand Opening

At IDL Design USA‘s grand opening, the only thing rolling deeper than your car crew were the squads wearing NMDs and Anti Social Social Club or Super Street Garage apparel.

No L’s Taken Here

Spotted front center was the Yeezy-inspired turtle dove wrapped Liberty Ferrari 458 on Rotiform LSR dumped on Airlift and wrapped by Impressive Wrap.





Work It

Amongst all the fresh new exotics and imports, Joel Tan’s 1972 Work-Style Hakosuka stands the test of time.



Run by Milky Bun

Scott from After’s Ice Cream brought out the Liberty Walk McLaren wrapped on gold plated Rotiform QLB. According to Cody at Deity Motorsports, it’s an MP4-12c with a 650s front conversion and P1 rear styling.


Homecourt Advantage

While the neighborhood continues to fill with hypebeasts, the Phaze2 line up is low-key chillin’ in the iDL garage.

Buster. (@phaze2hubert)
I❤️RBRC. (@phz2rc)


Wider than your average GS. (phaze2yogi)

Purp ‘N’ Gold (@lcreaminzl)

Beamin’


Fresher than a stick of gum.

I Don’t Have Friends, I Have Family

If you were there, you might have thought you saw Vin Diesel. Sorry to say, that was just Phaze2’s Hubert Barnum. Either way, iDL Design isn’t just a business, it isn’t just a friendship…it’s a family affair.

Buffalo Gals, Go Around the Outside

That’s all folks!

Words: Denny H. / Justin P.
Photos: Denny H. / Justin P. / Tyler H.

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