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Extreme AutoFest 2013 – San Diego

It’s another busy year for DaYUUM and I’m a little disappointed in myself that we haven’t been able to pop out our show recaps quick enough. Our personal goal is a few days to a week at the latest but preparations for the next event has kept us busy and behind. A couple weeks ago, we headed south to Qualcomm Stadium for Extreme Autofest’s San Diego event. Headlining the entertainment was DJ Quik.

Last year, we attended with a full staff including our DaYUUM Hunnies and stayed overnight for the event. This year, there was so much going on that not everyone could attend, so instead of staying overnight we managed to run a skeleton crew and drove to SD during the day of the event. Myself, Nilo and Scottie attended the event – four, if you count Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech, whom also joined us.

The drive to San Diego from LA County made for a long day, so long that once we arrived and settled in, Nilo had already fallen asleep before the event started.

The day started at 7:30 AM, when Scottie and myself met with Glen at a local Ralph’s. We headed south on the 405 and made a pitstop to meet Nilo and for me to pick up the Tjin Edition Fusion.

We arrived at the venue and was immediately greeted by Ale. Ale and the crew has always taken very good care of us and since we were a little late to the party that morning, we were quickly taken in via escort.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8317Featured in our booth was Glen’s S2K, Nilo’s AirREX NSX, Tjin Edition’s Ford Fusion, and Scottie’s TRD Supercharged 2nd Gen xB.

EAF SD was also the same day as WekFest SJ, so some of our friends were up there as well. We still had great friends there such as AutoFashion and their latest endeavor, Trendy Vape.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8336-2Trendy Vape has been popular in So Cal with their arsenal of unique pieces. Their retail outlet is a vaper’s candy store.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8362-2In addition, the AutoFashion family had an arsenal of dope cars including Bluebirds and Hakosukas.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8354-2Other dope rides with Autofashion and Trendy Vape

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EAFSD2013-8383Flossy was there with the lovely Myra. They are a manufacturer of custom shift knobs for your car. They also had a few hot rides on display including a widebody FD.

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EAFSD2013-8397We don’t request much when we go to an event because we know last minute demands can add additional stress to the team, but Nilo has always made one request which EAF has always honored, and that is to be near the models lounge. In the model’s lounge was our long time favorites including Ashley Clark and Amanda Kerr.

This event’s theme was pin-up. It’s a pretty cool theme because it really puts the models in character. So far, every model we have shot has always wanted to do a pin-up shoot, so maybe this theme was a request from the ladies that attended the event.

Since we were close to the model’s lounge, Glen and Nilo pulled in the ladies to shoot with the cars. By doing so, it created a crowd, to the point that it was difficult to set up for a shot but at the same we time had some good laughs.

Away from the models lounge, Marie was with Lexani, so I decided to harass her.

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EAFSD2013-8460Here is her flirty pic reenacted… At first she did it so nonchalant but I wasn’t quick on the draw with the camera.

The golden hour was upon us so we tried to get as many shoots in as possible. Some ran longer than others and I didn’t bring any strobes because, well, I didn’t plan on shooting any models in the extent that we did. It got late; by the time we shot with Brittani Paige, it was almost next to impossible to capture anything in focus, but I tried.

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EAFSD2013-8649Alexia Cortez is one of the more known girls, there is always a line to take a simple picture of her. When we managed to drag her from the model’s lounge, all nearby photographers swarmed like bees, so we got what we could get.

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EAFSD2013-8442-2Sexy Lilly Evans was kind enough to give us some of her time. We will be setting up a shoot with her soon.

Glen then went to the R1 Concept’s booth and not only did he drink all their alcohol, he also borrowed some of their ladies.

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EAFSD2013-8880-2Lori Lin… She has since taken a break from the scene, but she will always be welcomed with open arms.

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EAFSD2013-8551-2Next up was Amber, she was totally fun as well and we took all kinds of random shots.

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EAFSD2013-8953Then it got late, but we were able to capture a couple shots of Brittani Paige, included this ghosted one of her. haha

Back to some of the other cars…

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EAF_SD_CARS-8358-2Old school flavor with Style Over Comfort

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We had a great time and before we headed back to LA we had a feast at Gordon Biersch. Probably not the best idea before driving 2 hours home, but everyone was starving and it’s become a tradition to eat after an event to unwind and recap the day. On the way home we almost witnessed Nilo jacking up his NSX when he attempted to 4×4 over a center divider. That would have made for a long day!

We want to thank Extreme Autofest for the hospitality, we always enjoy their events and entertainment.

-@DaYUUMDen

AutoCon LA 2013 – Santa Anita Park

AutoConLA40For the last 4 years Automotive Connection has steadily grown. In the beginning, they where in an underground parking structure located in the City of Industry, the following year it expanded to the abandoned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. 2011 is when they introduced “The Runway” and the event continued into the night. MCAS El Toro was a great site but the staging area was cramped and insufficient. In 2012, they brought us to Santa Anita Park. The venue was large and had ample room for staging and spectator parking, the weather was scorching and the venue was packed. This year, Automotive Connection, also know as AutoCon, returned to Santa Anita Park. During an interview on “No one likes the TUNA” on YouTube, Justin spoke about the weather, “heat is one thing so I tried to schedule it [AutoCon] earlier this year.” The days leading up to the event was bearable, just a typical 70’s Cali weather, but to much surprise the day of the event was marked as the “Hottest Day of the Week”, ironic don’t you think? For the first time, the weather predictors where right and indeed it was hot, but unlike the previous year there was a nice breeze.

This year’s staggered roll-in made it smoother and quicker, they seemed a bit short handed for an event of this capacity, but event planning is hectic and anything that can go wrong typically will. Even finding reliable and useful help can be difficult. When we rolled into the venue I was surprised to see the aisles were a bit tight since we have been conditioned that emergency vehicles needed at least 10-15 feet of space for them to pass. Somehow, AutoCon seemed to have dodged that bullet as it seemed like we were on top of each other. Nevertheless, we had a great spot. Given the fat cars we had with us, a portion of our booth was tightly packed with little space to move. In some cases it was awesome to keep  people from cutting through the booth, but it was challenging when we needed to get into our cars.

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autocon-0097The main models lounge was up front by the main stage, while Spocom also had their own models lounge in the back. Here is Jenna Lane on the left and Ashlee Nichole on the right.

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autocon-0142The main stage featured Alexia Cortez, Brittani Paige, and others.

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autocon-0108Spocom had Erica Law as well as others.

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AutoConLA12This year we teamed up with Vortech Superchargers and Tjin Edtion.

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AutoConLA1We had 7 cars in total: Nilo’s AirREX NSX, David’s CLK AMG Black Series, and Tjin Edition Ford Fusion.

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AutoConLA32On Vortech’s side they had Alex, Migel, Robert, and their own FR-S.

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autocon-0035At our booth we had Serena whom also joined us at Wekfest.

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AutoConLA5The Runway has become a tradition for AutoCon events. The Runway is used to display some of the top cars on a 5ft stage and the owner is then interviewed on stage. On stage is Noel Barnum’s Scion FR-S with a Rocket Bunny and Vertex combo. His FR-S rides on AirREX Suspension and powered by Vortech.

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AutoConLA57Team Klassified was in attendance and always rolls deep.

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AutoConLA52The FR-S 86 boy’s Young and Meng with Drive Energy Drink and M7

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AutoConLA45Digging this 73 Levin with a rotary engine.

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Other cars of the show…

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Some of the GIRLS of AutoCon

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Thanks to Jae Alba *(@dayuumjae), Benjamin Garcia *(@bgarciaphotography), and Jayson *(@dayuumjayce) for the photo contributions. *(Instagram)
@DaYUUMDen

Extreme AutoFest EAF 2012 – San Diego Qualcomm Stadium

Extreme AutoFest (EAF) has been throwing events for more than 10-years and has always been an event rather than a car show. Unlike, other shows that are specifically catered to low riders or fitment based vehicles, EAF has combined the best of both worlds. In short, if you hardly attend car events, EAF is the one to attend.

The crew at EAF didn’t fall short this year in San Diego as they occupied Qualcomm Stadium and packed the venue with drifting, autocross, low riders, imports, girls, live entertainment and girls.. girls.. oh, girls.

In the past, we’ve had members travel to Hawaii and NorCal for events, but this trip was the furthest we have traveled as a crew. Armed with water, munchies, and our display. Jae, Paul, Mikey, Scott, Jayson, Marissa, Josh, and myself headed to San Diego the afternoon before the event to set up and check into our cozy Best Western.

Thanks to our trusty driver (van_dayuum_paul) and our un-trusty navigation system, we had to use 2 systems. We spent most of Saturday afternoon trying to figure out SD’s freeway system near the stadium and got lost on several several occasions. Did I mention several, several? Some blame me for not providing the proper directions because of my relationship with Instagram and Facebook, but someone had to update our whereabouts and coordinate our group! 😛 After being lost 4000x’s, we finally met up with Ashley and Ronnie back at home base and checked into our rooms.

Through it all, we spent time quality together and ended up at Slater’s 50/50 where we met up with Justin, Michelle, and Eliza. We had some bomb eats with our DaYUUM family. (excuse the blur as our waitress wasn’t steady with her hands, obviously)

We ended Saturday night with a trip to the liquor store and shared ghost stories, played a little truth or dare, and dared Jae (dayuumjae) to streak Interstate 805, ok, we really didn’t tell ghost stories, but what if? Hmm…

On Sunday, Amanda and Nilo joined us and the weather was content. We had a nice breeze but the black top, well… it still tends to heat up. Nevertheless the event was as expected. We met a lot of our site supporters, and our own Marissa Hiroko took 3rd place in her first ever bikini contest. She definitely is an industry’s favorite.

We want to thank the stunning and lovely Ashley Clark and Amanda Kerr for joining us (sorry for the picture quality, somehow we failed on that department for taking pictures of our own family except through our phones :(( ) and we thank the crew at Extreme AutoFest for taking great care of us!

It’s time to pass the torch to Jae and Scott for the photos.

Much Love – DaYUUMDen

Video from our own Mikey Dang.

 

Our set up at the day of the show. We had Jayson’s clean IS350 and Nilo’s sexy NSX.

Gun metal blue. Anyone?

Godzilla.

More of Jayson’s IS350.

Another cool shot of Nilo’s NSX.

Some fresh stickers slapped on the NSX.

A shot of our friends booth from KROPS with Jerel’s miata.

With Michael Koldus’s Cobalt who’s also from KROPS.

We also found Leo Dignadice from KUYA Protection taking care of the model lounge.

A shot of the booth of our friends from AutoFashion.

Some of the merchandise we were selling at the booth.

A cool shot of our famous videographer, Mikey Dang doing work.

A shot of the booth of our friends from JDM Sport.

The famous Miata that we saw at WekFest San Fran.

Another Godzilla that was at the event.

 

Here’s some of our coverage of the girls of EAF San Diego. Starting off with our very own, Miss Marissa Hiroko who also won 3rd place at the bikini contest as mentioned earlier by Denny (DayuumDen).

 

Saw miss Raquel Estrella modeling with this Tekken themed Lamborghini under Savini booth.

 

Here we spotted miss Lauren La Carriere while walking around to check up some booths.

EAF set up an ” Island paradise” themed attire for the model lounge. Spotted miss Leianna Kai first while looking around the lounge. Did you guys also know that she could sing? Well now you know.

 

Who would not recognize the sexy curves of miss Ela Pasion with her bright yellow bikini top.

 

Right next to her was miss Alexis Kobayashi.

 

We also saw miss Sheryll Lynn all dressed up and ready to pose for us.

What surprised me the most walking around the lounge was when I saw miss Raichelle Viado. She was creating a crowd right when I saw her. I’ll let the pictures explain it all.

 

Then we passed by miss Sandra Wong.

 

Walked the other side of the lounge and I saw miss Veronica Vhynes. To be honest, this was the first time I met her.

Then right next to her was miss Mimi Sarmiento. A good follower of us on our FB page. Didn’t recognize her at first until she introduced herself. It was nice to finally meet you miss Mimi.

Also, right next to her was miss Christine Zegers.

 

Here we have miss Dianna Lushus and miss Kat Gutierrez.

Started to walk around again cause the lounge is getting packed and saw miss Siray Kong being mobbed by photographers.

 

Then we saw miss Marie Alvarez working with kapu motor trends booth.

 

Our friends from Geisha with miss Wendy Lopez, Claudia Lopez, Gina sky, and Jenn the backseat love.

 

Here’s more of miss Claudia Lopez.

 

I decided to walk back to the lounge to see who else is there and look who I ran into. Miss April Garcia and miss Amy Ames.

 

The gorgeous miss Tanya Love. Looking good as always.

 

Here we have the combo of our good friends miss Kristin Barcelona and miss Chean Labuen.

More of miss Kristin Barcelona

More of miss Chean Labuen.

Also in attendance at the lounge was the lovely Miss Jeri Lee and alongside with her was miss Darling Darla.

Miss Alexia Cortez was also in attendance.

Miss Kay Bae striking a pose for us.

 

Got a chance to grab miss Lena Love to pose in front of our booth with Nilo (DaYUUMNilo13)’s NSX.

That completes our coverage of Extreme Auto Fest San Diego. Until next time. Peace.

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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