Tag: autofashion

Spocom 2018 – Anaheim

Words: Denny

Photos:Gilbert

Spocom has always had a place in my heart from the quality cars that they attract to the elaborate visual talents that add a certain appeal to Spocom. Each event in SoCal has their niche and talent, entertainment, ladies, and hot cars has always been Spocom’s. People attending the event know what to expect. in 2018, they expand their offerings and are pounding the pavement to different regions of the United States. Spocom keeps it real, they try hard year after year to secure an indoor space and this year is no different. In terms of turf, Anaheim Convention center is theirs.

Enjoy the hot rides.

Autofashion in the house with Steve’s LS

Migel’s 240Z on AirRunner Suspension

5 Crowd Pullers from SEMA 2015

Come one, come all to the greatest automotive trade show on earth! SEMA Show 2015 has made its annual stop to the wild, wild desert known to most as Las Vegas, Nevada. Be thrilled by gorgeous Booth Babes, be amazed by the the strength of the Four BOSSes, be mesmerized by new kid on the block, stand in awe of the looks of yesteryear and leave yourself at the mercy of beasts for an experience you will never forget! These are 5 crowd pullers from SEMA Show 2015!

1. Girls, Girls, Girls

“Girls, all I really want is girls! And in the morning it’s girls! Cause in the evening it’s girls!” -Beastie Boys
SEMA-2015-Justin-01
Driving Line’s Alicia Cummings taking a selfie with “Mad” Mike Whiddett

SEMA-2015-Justin-02
Look out Janey! Hopefully that giant Mishimoto tank is enough to protect you from all the creepers.

SEMA-2015-Justin-03
MST Wheels’ Regina standing guard by their “Attack on Titan” 240sx

For more babes, check back to Jae’s Ladies of SEMA 2015!

2. I’m a BOSS

You’ve just entered the Boss Level. There were 4 epic S14 Rocket Bunny BOSSes at SEMA Show, are you ready to take them on?

SEMA-2015-Justin-04
Make sure you’ve collected all your JDM Badges before you take on the Good Show Automotive Art BOSS.

SEMA-2015-Justin-05
Don’t slip up when you face off against the Autofashion USA X ENEOS Oil BOSS.

SEMA-2015-Justin-06
Corey Hosford’s Street Standard BOSS will definitely pack a mean punch with it’s V-8 engine.

SEMA-2015-Justin-07
Don’t let the cycles fool you, the WD Ultimate BOSS is ready to take on all and any Challengers

3. The New Kids On The Block: Driving Line

Go big or go home. Driving Line started off their first SEMA Show with a bang and these three white knights were only part of the reason why their booth caught our eye.

SEMA-2015-Justin-08
Sung Kang’s Fugu Z by GReddy proves that the perfect build doesn’t always have to be fast or furious.

SEMA-2015-Justin-09
Just in time for the winter season, the SSA X Autofashion USA Rocket Bunny NSX is one sexy Snow Bunny.

SEMA-2015-Justin-10
Evasive Motorsports Porsche GT3, “Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer.”

4. Don’t Call Me Rusty

Out with the new, in with the old. Or something like that. Put that Rust•eze Medicated Bumper Ointment away, Rust is in this year!

SEMA-2015-Justin-11
Rusty Slammington. No introduction needed.

SEMA-2015-Justin-12
Check out that Rad Rusty Rat Rod! Whew, try saying that ten times fast.

SEMA-2015-Justin-13
Even choppers were all about that rust life

5. What the TRUCK?

Big tires and lifted beasts ruled SEMA Show this year. Because well…’MURICA

SEMA-2015-Justin-14
Derek West’s ULTRA4 Off-Road buggy took a break from its weekly mud bath to be part of the showroom floor.

SEMA-2015-Justin-15
The Starwood Motors Jeep JK8 with custom Bandit Kit wasn’t afraid when the rain, hail and lighting decided to make an unwelcome appearance.

There’s always a lot going on at SEMA Show, these are just 5 of the things we picked up on. What else was provocative at SEMA Show 2015; what was it that got the people going?

By: Justin Pagtalunan

Photos by: Michelle Ishida

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.

EAF_SD_CARS-8307-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8375-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8376-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8308-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8325

EAF_SD_CARS-8327-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8329-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8328

EAF_SD_CARS-8377-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8309-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8314-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8321-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8311-2

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.

EAF_SD_CARS-8330

EAF_SD_CARS-8367

EAF_SD_CARS-8368Kevin’s FR-S was a centerpiece for Trendy Vape, and rightfully so. Kevin’s FR-S is hot!

EAF_SD_CARS-8334-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8335-2

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.

EAF_SD_CARS-8364-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8338

EAF_SD_CARS-8339

EAF_SD_CARS-8340-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8341-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8344-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8351

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

EAF_SD_CARS-8332-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8355-2

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

EAF_SD_CARS-8384

EAF_SD_CARS-8386

EAF_SD_CARS-8387-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8389

EAF_SD_CARS-8391

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.

EAFSD2013-8378

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.

EAFSD2013-8448-2

EAFSD2013-8449-2

EAFSD2013-8451

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.

EAFSD2013-8396

EAFSD2013-8580-2

EAFSD2013-8584

EAFSD2013-8597-2

EAFSD2013-8630-2

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.

EAFSD2013-8399-2

EAFSD2013-8402-2

EAFSD2013-8415

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.

EAFSD2013-8706-2

EAFSD2013-8771-2

EAFSD2013-8800-2

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

EAFSD2013-8479

EAFSD2013-8491-2

EAFSD2013-8547-2

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

EAFSD2013-8944

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…

EAF_SD_CARS-8318-2Love this Celica. It was super clean.

EAF_SD_CARS-8319A group of Supras

EAF_SD_CARS-8353-2I’m always a fan of the S-Chassis

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

EAF_SD_CARS-8359-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8366-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8380-2

EAF_SD_CARS-8381-2

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

Wekfest LA 2013 – Part 3 – Bonus

From time to time we have multiple people of the DaYUUM Family taking pictures and sharing them. In part one, I had a brief ramble of the event, Angie (@angie529)  got a little more in depth with some of the cars in part two, and now, I am going to share Justin’s (@justdayuum) pictures.

Enjoy!

WekfestLA0001

WekfestLA0026Near by us was this 2014 Lexus IS which was brought out by Ryan Bacsafra for Lexus. Ryan is a lucky dude and is one of the few that regularly has access to the LFA. Yeah, I’m a bit jealous.

Along with the LEXUS family, a gang of FR-S litered the asphalt area of the event.

WekfestLA0003

WekfestLA0006

WekfestLA0007Beat-Sonic represented hard at Wekfest LA.

WekfestLA0008Meng Tea was among the few selected to represent Beat-Sonic. Meng’s Hot Lava FR-S has MV Designz lip kit and tail light treatment.

WekfestLA0009Next to him was his brother, Young. Young’s FR-S has the Stillen lip kit. His FR-S was the first time I’ve seen the Stillen kit. It looks nice but under marketed.

WekfestLA0010

WekfestLA0011

WekfestLA0012On the flip side was Vortech Superchargers. They had Robert’s Hot Lava Bunny Rocket with new F14F Forgestar wheels. Next to him was Vortech’s own company vehicle on Rotiform’s and sticky rubber.

WekfestLA0013Noel’s FR-S with his Phaze2 teammate in Canibeat’s booth

WekfestLA0018

WekfestLA0103

WekfestLA0102Kevin of Autofashion USA and Trendy Vape was sitting pretty in Mackin’s booth

WekfestLA0019Back at home base we had Gary’s Camaro

WekfestLA0020Jayson’s clean IS350 on Tein’s and Work Wheels

WekfestLA0104

WekfestLA0002

WekfestLA0021Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech on gold Weds and DaYUUM’ed intake!

WekfestLA0022

WekfestLA0029

WekfestLA0030M2 Motoring’s Fiesta on AirREX Air Suspension and Rotiform NUE’s.

WekfestLA0023Nilo’s NSX also on AirREX Air Suspension.

WekfestLA0090

WekfestLA0091

WekfestLA0092

WekfestLA0093

WekfestLA0094

WekfestLA0095Serena gladly posed on his topless NSX.

WekfestLA0024

WekfestLA0031Yogi’s GS on AirREX Air Suspension

WekfestLA0028

WekfestLA0033Ryan’s dumped xB

WekfestLA0034I dig old school muscle, especially Camaros.

WekfestLA0037

WekfestLA0038

WekfestLA0039A team of Subies

WekfestLA0040

WekfestLA0041Once again, Skyline Mike’s beauty.

WekfestLA0042Ojay’s Previa with Style Over Comfort

WekfestLA0043So Clean.

WekfestLA0044

WekfestLA0045

WekfestLA0046R-Rydes widebody BRZ and Veilside NSX

WekfestLA0048

WekfestLA0049That TL – DaYUUM!

WekfestLA0051The classic Panda AE86

WekfestLA0052

WekfestLA0053

WekfestLA0054

WekfestLA0055

WekfestLA0056Team Klassified always repping DaYUUM. Here is Ben and Neils bitched old school toys.

WekfestLA0057Team Klassified

WekfestLA0058

WekfestLA0059

WekfestLA0060

WekfestLA0061

WekfestLA0062

WekfestLA0063

WekfestLA0064

WekfestLA0065

WekfestLA0066

WekfestLA0067

WekfestLA0068

WekfestLA0069Mike Kim  (@ragingspam) interrupting the shot trying to become the next Hott DaYUUM Hunks.

WekfestLA0070

WekfestLA0071

WekfestLA0072

WekfestLA0073

WekfestLA0074

WekfestLA0075

WekfestLA0077

WekfestLA0078

WekfestLA0079Taz’s iQ

WekfestLA0080GT-R with ItsJDMYo!

WekfestLA0081

WekfestLA0082

WekfestLA0083

WekfestLA0084

WekfestLA0085

WekfestLA0086

WekfestLA0087

WekfestLA0089Back at the booth we had a little hoop to kill time and display a pair of AirREX Struts. If anyone is interested, email us at goods@dayuum.com for pricing.

WekfestLA0096Even Jon Sibal got into the action to show his skills, check out that arch.

WekfestLA0088Cory from SpoCom stopped by for a group photo.

WekfestLA0097

WekfestLA0098

WekfestLA0099Jon’s Vortech charged, Challenger on custom gold SSR wheels.

WekfestLA0100

WekfestLA0101To end our bonus feature of Wekfest Los Angeles here is Neil Tjin of Tjin Edition’s Ford Fusion with Baer brakes and Forgetstar wheels.

Thanks for check out our coverage of Wekfest LA!

@DaYUUMDen

Eibach ’13 All Honda Meet

(photography by King Kreole DéMarks)

DaYUUM.com really does try to make as many events as humanly possible each year, and I think that this year has been the busiest one ever for the DaYUUM Crew! But if you love what you’re doing, then it’s never considered work!

Eibach_2013-076

If you’re a real Southern California ‘car person’ and you really want to find out what your ride can do, then you only have two choices. You can either find a professional road racing track, or you can drive your car on the freeways at 6:30am on a Sunday morning. My son PJ and I were traveling south down Interstate 15 early Sunday morning and headed to the Eibach ’13 All Honda Meet! I would never admit to this, but “maybe” my speedometer saw north of the century mark a few times along the way! (LOL)

Eibach_2013-089

It was an incredibly beautiful morning when we got down there and hooked up with Glen Villanueva from Long Beach Auto-Tech and the ’52 Squad.’ Everyone was already doing their last minute preparations and getting ready for the roll-in. And as if Glen’s S2K didn’t already look dope enough, he premiered his new wheels for Eibach ‘13 and they were beyond “SWEET!” In fact, whenever the 52 Squad shows up, they always represent!

Eibach_2013-002

Eibach_2013-003

Eibach_2013-004

For me personally, the roll-in sets the pace for the entire meet and Matt ‘Rodrez’ Rodriquez, our host for the event and Ryan Hoegner from Eibach, did not disappoint! It was well manned, extremely organized and depending on when you registered, you had an appointed roll-in time. The pre-show advertising was well publicized and when you have people like Big Mike and Joey Lee from The Chronicles promoting your cause, you just can’t go wrong! Big Mike even added MC (Master of Ceremonies) to his resume of accomplishments and did a fantastic job!

104

By the time we got in and started setting everything up, the sun was already giving us our first reminder that we were in the heart of the Temescal Valley. Our day went from hot, to hotter, to hottest! (LOL) The Storm Stadium parking lot was amazing and was easily able to accommodate the 700 plus cars that were expected for the event. Even before the meet opened there were hundreds of people lined up outside the front gate just waiting to get in. I want to give major props to the Events Staff who kept everything moving and made sure that people acted civilly in the hot sun. There was media there from all over and I even met Yamaguchi Tetsuya from USDM JAM over in Japan. He is definitely a big fan of DaYUUM.com! And, one of the very first people that came over to say ‘Hi’ was Freddie Fernandez from Auto Fashion, USA down in San Diego. They moved into new facilities in January, so when you get a chance, be sure to check them out!

Eibach_2013-091

Eibach_2013-092

Eibach_2013-093

Eibach_2013-095

Eibach_2013-098

Eibach_2013-099

As I was setting up with the 52 Squad I couldn’t stop looking at all the sweet rides that were pulling in one right after another. This meet was truly what car shows should be all about…beautiful rides and the people who love them!

Eibach_2013-035

Eibach_2013-033

Eibach_2013-034

Eibach_2013-009

Eibach_2013-010

Eibach_2013-011

Being an Element guy, I was very happy to not only see Matt Porter and Nick Burtch. Two Elemental Motorsports guys who have seriously nice Elements! I also got to meet a gentleman named Jose, who also had a totally sweet Root Beer Metallic Element SC just like Nick’s.

Eibach_2013-061

Eibach_2013-060

Eibach_2013-058

Eibach_2013-062

I also ran into Chis Pham from My9th Gen with his “KILER” 2013 Accord EX Coupe slammed on Air Runner suspension. Of course, there is always major Civic/ Integra representation at these meets but not that many Accords, so exceptional ones tend to stand out even more!

Eibach_2013-065

Eibach_2013-067

Eibach_2013-068

I also touched base with Chris Pinedo and the NRH Performance guys who had plenty of Honda goodies available. I look forward to seeing them again at the NRH Performance Car Show next month. There were also some rare CDM (Canadian Domestic Market) Acura’s at the meet.

Eibach_2013-023

Eibach_2013-024

Eibach_2013-025

As I said before, no matter where you looked, this was a Honda enthusiast’s Nirvana!

Eibach_2013-073

Eibach_2013-064

Eibach_2013-057

Eibach_2013-055

Eibach_2013-044

Eibach_2013-040

Eibach_2013-074

Spikey wheels! (LOL)

Eibach_2013-027

And what would any real Honda meet be without Michael Mao’s incredible Twin-Turbo NSX with the gold plated Mugen wheels! I will never get tired of seeing ride!

Eibach_2013-017

Eibach_2013-018

What a beautiful day for a successful meet!


Eibach_2013-080

Eibach_2013-075

Eibach_2013-081

Eibach_2013-082

Eibach_2013-083

Eibach_2013-084

Eibach_2013-086

Eibach_2013-087

There were few food vendors and none of the major food trucks were there, so that was a definite recipe for very long ‘hot’ lines trying to grab something to eat. The overall crowd was pretty orderly and you didn’t have a bunch of stupid people trying to win ‘Exhibition of Speed’ tickets from the local constables! This was really a first class production and I genuinely wouldn’t have expected any less from ‘Rodrez’ and the good people over at Eibach!!!

Eibach_2013-005

I’m always proud to be out there representing the DaYUUM Crew at different events, getting to see the latest bad ass rides and meeting cool people! That just doesn’t suck at all!!! (LOL) So until next time, please stay ‘tuned’ and always remember that…I’ll see you out on the streets!!!

Chief DéMarks

Mash-UP 2 – DaYUUM’s One-Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of Guppy House in Temple City


We are coming back to where we started!

We launched our site at Guppy Green House’s Grand Opening in Cerritos, October 7th 2011, and now we are back for our One-Year Anniversary.

We are excited to announce Mash-UP 2 – the Grand Opening of Guppy House in Temple City and the celebration of DaYUUM’s One-Year Anniversary with a Car Meet for everyone!

Guppy House Temple City is Guppy’s 6th location in Southern California and we are happy to be a part of it. We invite the automotive community in celebrating this milestone with us

We will have exotic cars and DaYUUM feature vehicles on display along with our DaYUUM Hunnies’ Ashley Clark, Amanda Kerr, and Marissa Hiroko; whom will be signing free posters provided by Vortech Superchargers. Music will be provided by Awthentik Vibes, while dancers move to the groove.

Suemomo

Angie Love

Sandra Wong

Kristin Barcelona

Kimberly Jean

Marie Alvarez

Emma Lee

Event offerings include:
• $2 Selected Boba Smoothies
• Photo opportunities with the DaYUUM Hunnies
• FREE raffle tickets to the 1st 50 participants which include items from:


Scosche  – Has donated (2) GoBatII – High capacity back up batteries and a pair of RH656md Reference Headphones

Axis Wheels – Has donated a set of Axis Angle Wheels.


Wheel Warehouse – Has donated a $100 Gift Card, Tshirts, and decals

DC Sports – Has donated an intake of your choice.

NRG Innovations – donated any steering wheel of your choice except the St-065
Nissan RaceShop/Fontana Nissan – will be donating (2) oil changes (up to 5qts) and Nissan RaceShop Gear!

Vortech Superchargers – will have the DaYUUM Hunnies personalized their limited SEMA posters.
AutoFashion

HPI Racing – has donated a custom painted FR-S E-10- Kit

Tjin Edition – is bringing out their Ford Fusion project from SEMA

MV Designz – has donated an Orion Cobalt 600w Amp

and…
FRS/86 – has donated their popular FRS-86 gear

• CAKE – what’s a party without CAKE?

We thank you for the year of support and we hope everyone of you can enjoy great food, awesome music, sweet cars, and of course DaYUUM Hunnies!

Here is our Facebook Events Page.

Location:
Guppy House – Temple City
5747 Rosemead Blvd.
Temple City, CA 91780

Time:
7:30PM – Midnight

Also visit:
Myguppyhouse.com
scosche.com
wheelwarehouseonline.com
dcsports.com
nissanraceshop.com
vortechsuperchargers.com
autofashionusa.com
hpiracing.com
tjineditionroadshow.com
frs86.com

Here is a MAP of the entrances for General Parking

Praxis Productions Auto Gallery Car Show

The “DaYUUM Crew” turned out in force to support Jimmy Doan of Praxis Cars for the inaugural Auto Gallery Car Show on a beautiful Saturday in Huntington Beach, California. Jimmy is one of the best guys out there in the SoCal car scene so it was truly a pleasure for us to be a part of it all.

Jimmy and his lady Linda Sy are not your average show promoters by any stretch of the imagination. I understand the myriad of reasons for wanting to put on a car show, but the bottom line is making money and that’s why there’s so many of them. Jimmy and Linda wanted to put on a successful show too, but for altruistic reasons that go far beyond personal gain. They simply wanted to give back! We’re talking about two humanitarians with philanthropic hearts who just happen to love cars. ‘Giving back’ to Jimmy and Linda means being a benefactor to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and they’ve been doing that for six years now. It’s a non-profit hospital that depends on the donations of others to help heal sick children. They provide over 97,000 children with pediatric health care each year and also serve as a research hospital. There was absolutely NO WAY that the “DaYUUM Crew” was going to miss this one!!!

My coffee and I rolled in about 6:30am thinking I’d probably be one of the first ones there…“WRONG!!!” Jimmy and his Praxis Car Crew had already been there for about an hour and a half before I even got there. “WOW!” They were seriously efficient and their organization just blew me away. The main stage was already set up and Jimmy was directing everything like a traffic cop in the middle of Manhattan. I could tell that he wasn’t about to leave anything to chance. Mark Fontecha was wheeling Jimmy’s Toyota FJ around the lot with Jimmy standing on the running boards shouting out directions to everybody. I wasn’t even totally awake yet and that was still a very funny scene!


Mornings at the beach are always great and this one was no different. Joggers running by, National Park Rangers driving by, and Life Guards dressed exactly like police officers…just your typical day at the beach. (LOL) One of the first sponsors to roll in was the PM Racing Team, and if you’re into Formula Drift then you should know who these guys are. At 21, Pat Mordaunt is the youngest of the 154 professional drivers in Formula Drift racing. He was driving the truck that was pulling their full size trailer and he was helping everybody else setting up their display area. This guy was no prima donna and you could tell that he didn’t mind getting his hands dirty either. Pat was really nice guy and told me that he has been racing professionally since he was 14 years old. I also got to speak with a gentleman by the name of ‘Masaki,’ who is the Crew Chief and you could instantly tell that he is a ‘super gear head!’ Both him and Pat were totally excited about the the new Lexus 430 SC V8 that they’re campaigning this season. This ride is running with an actual 430 engine that’s rated 750HP at the wheels! We really want to wish you guys some “DaYUUM” good luck this year!!!

Around this time, Liza and Regi rolled in from Island Motor Sports. For the uninformed, Island Motor Sports has been around since 1995 and is still one of the most complete aftermarket supplies, service and repair shops around. They were totally multi-tasking at the show. Island Motor Sports and DaYUUM.com shared a prime space together and Liza and Regi’s motor home served as Auto Gallery’s “model central” for wardrobe changes and the official make-up trailer. Needless to say, all of the modeling activity was properly supervised by Nilo! (LOL) There were two booth cars and one of them was my 2005 Honda Element EX “Darth Raider,” known as “The Island Element,” that received the “1st Place Honda” award. And the other car was Rodney Esteban’s beautiful 2010 Toyota Prius. It has Air Runner Suspension, running 5Axis custom wheels, a Powerbase 1000 set-up in the rear, and a Clear Pro invisible bra. Rodney’s ride made a “DaYUUM” fine impression!

I started walking around checking out all the new arrivals and the long line of competitors waiting to get into the show. That’s when I ran into a gentleman I not only respect, but he’s also one of the most serious competitors in the car show scene. I am talking about “Big Mike” and I immediately asked him where his ride was. He told me that he wasn’t competing in the show and that he had been asked to be one of the judges. All I can say is that this brought the Auto Gallery Car Show an even higher level of respectability that I had already rated it in its infancy. Just a word to the wise, Mike’s 1992 Honda Prelude will be the ‘cover car’ for Honda Tuning Magazine’s October 2012 edition. So when that comes out, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy!

I have always loved aerodynamically challenged vehicles and that is probably why I drive a Honda Element. (LOL) So I do love the Scion xB, the Honda Odyssey, and all the boxy vehicles they don’t even import here from Japan. So it comes as no surprise that one of my favorite rides I saw was Andy Valles’ 2009 Nissan Cube. This is truly an exceptional ride and has already been picked up for SEMA this year. I would dare to say that I’m not the only one who sees the uniqueness of this vehicle and the tasteful nature of the build itself. It was also a true pleasure to meet Andy’s lovely wife Anna. It’s always refreshing to meet a lady of the house who understands and supports all the creative efforts going on in the garage! (smile) Your ride is pretty “DaYUUM” nice Andy!

Even though Mark ‘Taz’ Graves couldn’t make it his one-of-a-kind 2012 Scion iQ was on hand and took home some winning hardware. I further had the opportunity to meet and chat with Jeff Maldonado. I’m always impressed with young, dynamic people who have the ingenuity, creative energy and the drive to get out there and make it happen.

 

 

Jeff also introduced me to Thomas Musante and Alfred Aquiniga of ‘Logan Built’ who were displaying a beautiful blue Scion FR-S. They also own a black 2010 Cube SL that I viewed on DaYUUM’s video coverage of Wekfest, San Francisco.

Now what kind of show would this have been without the gorgeous models that are as much a part of the car scene as the cars themselves?!! I can promise you that the Auto Galley Car Show was absolutely no different. I immediately saw a few of my favorites. They would be the effervescent Miss Holly Lee, the always lovely Miss Emma Rose (aka, the S2K_Grl), and the crowd pleasing Miss Dianna Lushus! Hey, what’s not to love here?!! (LOL)

Not far away, in front of the “VIP Modular Wheels” booth I ran into (from left to right)…Kristy Lei Juan…Melody Quan…Mimi Lee…Jelly Ranger (You don’t think she would make up a name do you? LOL)…and Jessica Fox. Mimi, who has modeled for Playboy and others, served as one of the judges and the Mistress of Ceremonies for the “Miss Auto Gallery” competition.

“DaYUUM.com” was very proudly represented by the vivaciously radiant, blue eyed, seriously blonde… ‘Miss Ashley Clark!’ If you want a real treat then go to our website under Profiles and you can learn even more about this home grown SoCal beauty. I not only enjoyed hanging out with Ashley, but I also got to meet Lisa, who just happens to be her Mom. They say that ‘the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree’ and this mother and daughter combination certainly proves that! (smile)

I am here to tell you that no matter where you turned there were beautiful ladies everywhere, especially in and out of the “DaYUUM” booth! And one of our visitors was the exquisite Miss Lynn who dropped by to hang out for a while. There was also the alluring ‘Miss Kimberly Jean,’ she and her girlfriend just knew that Nilo needed some cheering up! (LOL)

It was a pretty hot day so I headed over to the NOS booth to get an ice cold refreshing drink of energy. Between the ladies and the cars, there was something exciting to see everywhere you looked. When I got to the booth, the energy drinks they were being passed out by the extremely nice looking and charming Sheila. Sheila was the official ‘NOS girl’ for the event. When she left to go and take some pix, her temporary assistant was even more charming, his was name was “BIG ABE!!!” (LOL hahahaha) When you attend any SoCal event with Big Abe ‘in the house’ you know that people are going to actually think twice about possibly acting stupid!

A few feet away from there was the Auto Fashion, USA booth. I knew that Freddie and his Crew would turn out to support Jimmy and this worthy cause. I got to chat a little bit with him and Elroy and you could tell that they’re getting ready for the 6th Annual VIP Festival on November 4th 2012, in San Diego. One of the cars reppin’ Auto Fashion was Ojay Bayang’s beautiful 1991 Lexus 400. It was great to see him there and we got to catch up a little near the “DOGZILLA” food truck. If you love gourmet hot dogs, then let me give you a quick review…“you must find this truck!” (LOL)

Later on Big Abe came over and hung out for a while with Liza and Regi, and the “DaYUUM Crew” at ‘model central.’ (smile) As I said before, the “DaYUUM Crew” was there in force. Our ‘starting five’ was Nilo…Denny…Jae…Jayce…and ‘The Chief.’Paul was unable to play that day, but we had Mikey coming off the bench! (LOL) What a “DaYUUM” good group of guys!!!

Needless to say, the “bro-mance” between Denny and Neil Tijin of the Tijin Edition Road Show continues! (LOL)

Tony Docuyanan, who is part of our Crew, was also representing his friend Gary Shelum and Infinite Auto Design’s Lysholm Supercharged 2010 Camaro. I’m talking about over 600HP at the wheels and sitting on staggered 22” Hamano wheels that are usually only found on custom BMW’s. This is one aggressive Camaro! Sal’s Vortech Supercharged “Last Ride” was also on display.

Shortly after that I ran into Tony Lee and the guys from It’s JDM Yo and their show display looked like an outdoor showroom. There are obviously some nice Scion boxes out there but Ellison Punzalan’s 2005 xB has got to be one of my favorites. It’s so easy to see all the work he’s put into the build and that extra helping of love also shows! Everything from the beautiful black metallic paint job and the entire VIP style flavor of the interior and exterior of the ride says…”Come check me out!”

The center piece of their display was Michael Mao’s awarding winning twin-turbo Acura NSX. I think that all sports organizations usually like to build their teams around at least one ‘super star’ Well, car show displays work the exact same way and Mike’s car is definitely a “SUPER STAR!!!” Of course you already know that Michael walked away with the “1st Place Acura” honors! (smile)

There were so many sweet rides and such a tremendous turn out, there is just NO WAY in the world that you would have imagined that this was a first time show! It was pretty “DaYUUM” exciting!!!

When I saw Jimmy ridding his beach cruiser headed toward the main stage I knew it was time to find out who “MISS AUTO GALLERY” was going to be! They had an ongoing pageant going on all day with the bikini competition; the after five wear, and even a personality portion of the show. So by this time everyone was pulling for their favorite, but it was time for the Judges to decide who the winner was. ‘Drum roll’…and the winner was…“Miss Amy Ames” of Los Angeles, California!!!

 

After that Jimmy and the Praxis Car Crew started handing out awards to the First, Second and Third Place winners in each category and acknowledging the sponsors that made the show possible.

The one sponsor who just made me go “WOW” was the one that was donated by Anthony Quanq, Director of Marketing for VIP Modular Wheels. When you custom order a set of two and three piece forged wheels from the top tier wheel companies you can expect for your pockets to be lighter by anywhere from $5K to $7K on the average. The prize they donated to the Auto Gallery Show was a custom ordered set of “VIP MODULAR WHEELS!!!” That lucky ticket was purchased by Al Perez of Barstow, California, and I can promise you that I’ve NEVER seen a happier winner!

All-in-all, it was a beautiful Southern California day and the “DaYUUM Crew” was able to get out and have a great time and contribute to a great cause! We want to thank Jimmy and Linda and the entire Praxis Crew for inviting us. If this is what your very first effort looks like then we can’t wait to see what you’ll have on tap for us next time! We are always out there representing the whole “DaYUUM” community and continually trying to bring you the best of what’s out there…and we will NEVER let you down!
So until next time, please stay ‘tuned’ and always remember that…I’ll see you out on the streets!!!

Chief DéMarks

Here is a Mikey Dang Video

Motion Auto Show 2012 – Long Beach – Part 2

Part 2 of Motion Auto Show 2012 is where we covered the models that participated at this event. We tried to capture each one of them but since there were a lot of things going on that day, we only covered most, but not all of the ladies. We also included a portion of the bikini contest and with that being said, here’s our coverage of the eye candies.

 

Here’s our dear friend Ms. Chaba working under the Savini booth.

Ms. Natalia Marie striking a pose at the NOS booth.

 

Also with Ms. Julie Mai giving away some free NOS drinks.

 

Spotted Ms. Sheila also at the NOS booth with one of the NOS guys sneaking a pose behind her.

 

I forgot her name but she’s pretty cute.

 

Also saw Alicia and Denise at the NOS booth.

 

Saw Ms. Emma Rose posing at one of the Auto Concept Elite’s cars.

 

Of course who wouldn’t spot Kuya Abe at a show? Saw him posing with Ms. Raichelle Viado.

 

Its been a while since the last time we saw Ms. Raichelle Viado at a show. It was good seeing you back Raich!

 

Saw Ngan and Jackie posing at the Import Fashion’s booth.

 

Here we have one of our Angels, Ms. Ashley Clark looking gorgeous as always.

 

 

Ms. Amanda Kerr, who is also one of our angels looking good in every pose she makes.

 

Ms. Marissa Hiroko, also one of the DaYUUM Angels has the ability to stun every guy around that passes by.

 

Here’s a couple of shots of the “DaYUUM Angels”.

 

Ashley and Amanda with Ms. Claudia Lopez posing in front of Fontana Nissan booth.

 

Found Ms. Debbie Sath chilling at the Code AIC booth.

 

Along with Ms. Amanda Menouch and Theresa Larson teasing with each other.

 

Then I found Ms. Kristy Lei Juan at the MPC forged booth.

 

The gorgeous Ms. Melissa Riso posing in front of Team Hybrid cars.

 

Along with Ms. Christine Mendoza.

 

Also saw Ms. Elle Navarro at the Team Hybrid booth.

 

Ms. Jeri Lee who also hosted the bikini contest.

 

Caught Ms. Tina Lee around the model lounge area.

 

Ms. Marie Alvarez who’s also at the model lounge area striking a pose.

 

Also saw Ms. Beckie Joon.

 

Then passed by the AEM booth and saw the gorgeous and famous Ms. Holly Lee.

 

Ms. Ela Pasion working at the Extreme Auto Fest booth promoting their next show.

 

DJ Miki Taka working the 1’s and 2’s in front of BLK cars.

 

Forgot the name of this model posing around MB Junkies cars.

 

Also saw Ms. Xena kai posing in front of MB Junkies’ cars.

 

Caught with Ms. Kristin Nicole Barcelona to strike a pose.

 

Also found Ms. Chean Labuen for some shots with the cars.

 

Saw one of the hotties at the show, Ms. Amy Ames.

 

The bikini contest hosted by Ms. Jerri Lee is one of the activities that hyped the crowd at the event. Here are the shots that we took.

 

 

 

 

The winners of Motion Auto Show 2012 bikini contest are:

3rd place: Ms. Xena Kai

 

2nd place: Ms. Evelyn Lin

 

1st place: Ms. Ela Pasion

 

That wraps up our coverage of Motion Auto Show 2012. Hope you guys enjoy.

 

%d bloggers like this: