Author: John

Autosport 209 x AirREX Suspension Photoshoot

Recently, I took a trip up to Nor Cal for a graduation, I decided to take advantage of the drive up to Stockton. So, I checked out Autosport209, Autosport209 is located in Stockton on East Hammer Lane; they specialize in Alignments, Suspension, Performance, Fender Rolling, and Air Ride Systems. The brands they have in stock at the shop are Eibach Springs, Tein High Performance Suspension, Megan Racing, Greddy, AEM, AirREX Air Suspension System, and Universal Air Suspension Company. Knowing how I was only 15 minutes from Autosport 209, I went ahead and called the shop to see if they had any available cars at their shop on AirREX Suspension. Later that day I went to the shop, pulled up to the front of Autosport 209, I see these two clean VIP styled cars, laid out on AirREX Suspension, Infiniti Q45 on the right side and a Lexus LS400 on the left side. I walked inside the shop, introduced myself to John Nguyen, the owner of Autosport 209, he is also the owner of the Infiniti and the Lexus that were in front of the shop. We talked story for a bit, I learned that he is also from Hawaii, then we got distracted talking about Hawaii that I almost forgot the reason I even came down to the shop haha. Everything was all last minute so we scheduled to shoot the day after Father’s day, which was on a Monday.

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DSC_1040 copyThe day of the photo shoot, we met up at Autosport 209. I rolled through the side of the shop and I see Chris Pine with his Lexus LS430 even though he’s not on AirREX Suspension, I was down to shoot that beauty but not yet, I noticed that his car was here for some body work, widening his fenders if I’m not mistaken. I took a few shots of the Infiniti on the lift, nothing was wrong with it; they were adjusting the suspension to lay it out even more for the shoot.

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DSC_1236 copyNow, on route to the location of the shoot, John drove his Infiniti Q45, while his technician (Gurman) drove the Lexus LS400 and my friend (Brandon) drove the Astro Van that I was in.

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DSC_1366 copyAfter the photo shoot, John wanted to take some afternoon sunset shots; I had a great location for it. We decided on a place to eat that was near the location of the shoot, ended up eating at Onos Hawaiian BBQ. We pigged out, chilled for a bit than rolled out to the location before prime sunset then started shooting till it became completely dark. I’d like to give a special Mahalo to the Barroga Family for their hospitality, John and the crew at Autosport 209, and Marshall Lum.

Shout Out to “Marshall Lum of AirREX USA, the crew at Autosport 209, the f50 owners group, and John the panda from DaYUUM.”- John Nguyen from Autosport 209.

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DSC_1291 copyVehicle Specs:
2002 Ruby Infiniti Q45, K-Break Body Kit, Work Rezax Wheels, AirREX Full Digital Suspension

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DSC_1196 copy1999 Black Lexus LS400, Version Select / Modified, Auto Couture Supreme Wheels, AirREX Struts with AccAair

Mahalo! – @DaYUUMJQuilla

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AirREX x DaYUUM Hawaii Shoot

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DSC_0284 copyI recently took a trip to Oahu, Hawaii for family matters; I stayed on the islands for two weeks so
you know I had to take advantage of this trip back home. During that time I was in Hawaii, I linked up with Marshall Lum to do a DaYUUM X Team AirREX Hawaii photo shoot. The day that Marshall and I both had time to meet up was at a meet and greet that “Vip’d Out” from Nor Cal put together. The weather was pretty crappy that day; it rained/drizzled for a good amount in the beginning of the meet. Later on that day, when the rain stopped, skies cleared up. Marshall showed up with his clean 2008 Scion xB, we talked for a bit then we ended up doing a quick photo shoot under the monkey pod trees in the park where the meet was being held at.

DSC_0319 copyThe following day Marshall announced a last minute meet and greet for a group shoot for Team Air
Rex Hawaii. The meet was held at Kapolei Wal-Mart, total of 11 cars came out that day, and that’s not even the whole AirREX Hawaii team. While everyone was catching up; talking stories, I had to put in work; I started to take individual shots. We then rolled out to the next location into barbers point where the Naval Hangars are, then found an abandoned warehouse to do the AirREX Hawaii group shots.

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DSC_0272 copyI’d like to give a special Mahalo to Marshall Lum of Team Air Rex Hawaii for coordinating and finding time to do a shoot and also to the rest of Team AirREX Hawaii for coming out to make this photo shoot a success, wish everyone had to time to come out. –@DaYUUMJQuilla

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DSC_0083 copy2008 Scion xB (Marshall Lum)

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DSC_0114 copy2007 Nissan 350Z (Mike Tengasantos)

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DSC_0174 copy2013 Audi A6 (Herman Kama II)

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DSC_0102 copy2012 Nissan Maxima (Davin Pasion)

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DSC_0137 copy2007 Infiniti G35s Coupe (Ethan Kerfoot)

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DSC_0186 copy2008 Infiniti G37 Sedan (Mike Debaets)

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DSC_0215 copy2012 Scion FR-S (Reyn Matsunaga)

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DSC_0228 copy2008 Lexus IS350 (Jon Anderson)

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DSC_0162 copy2008 Honda Civic SI Sedan (Mark Deleon)

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DSC_0123 copy2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (Akoni Arnold)

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DSC_0298 copy2010 Acura TSX (Rainer Palakiko)

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Tuners and Tea – Recap – Part 2

This past Saturday morning was the first Tuners and Tea Meet that was held at Guppy Tea House West Covina. The turnout was great; besides the people that attended Tuners and Tea, there were also many spectators that came in from neighbor stores to look and enjoy the cars. Coming from Hawaii, I was not use to seeing all these high-end cars coming out to meets; like Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Porsches and the Audi R8 that attended the meet. As I walked around the area there also was a variety of different group of vehicles that attended the meet; bippu, exotic, jdm, euro, lifted trucks, and a rat rod. All was welcome. No matter what style you had at the end of the day, it was a bunch of car enthusiasts talking stories, sipping on some boba and admiring each other’s builds.

Mahalo… John

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