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2018 Purist Winter Drive – Great Cars, Greater Cause

Photos & Words: Justin P.

“Welcome” – Sometimes it’s a warm greeting, sometimes it’s a response to thankfulness. In either case, both were felt very strongly on the day of the annual Purist Winter Toy Drive in Southern California.

Sean Lee, automotive enthusiast and all-around great person, is the founder and fearless leader of Purist Group. Bonded by a passion for cars, all sorts of people come together for a cause greater than themselves – helping fill kids with smiles and joy this holiday season. With a toy donation as the only requirement, many come to show of their cars in support of all of Sean’s efforts. From imports to domestics, exotics to classics – you’ll find yourself surrounded by an epic mix of vehicles. This annual event continues to grow and grow, with this year arguably the biggest it’s ever been. The amazing support Sean is able to get is very heartfelt, with this year including the California Highway Police, Nitto Tire, Mazda, Reach Out World Wide, Michelin, Lamborghini Newport Beach and much, much more.

Here are a few highlights from the Purist Winter Drive:

Cody Walker of Reach Out World Wide hanging out at the Mazda Display.

Cody’s wife and daughter, Felicia and Remi, admiring the toys overflowing Drake Kemper’s Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup Car.

Justin Romulo ain’t playing no reindeer games.

We’re LIVE with Bisi Ezerioha of Bisimoto!

The super talented Deven Hitchens making quick work out of this iconic Ferrari.

Yogi’s Toyota Tacoma camping out at the Nitto Tire / Driving Line booth.

Michelin brought out some great cars, but the Blitz R348 GTR is what garnered a lot of attention.

Although the Koenigsegg Automotive AB Agera RS is just as awesome too!

Daniel K. Song (at Super Street) and Dominic Le (with Chasing J’s) with a couple Datsun 240zs bringing the Christmas joy.

It’s time to party because Adrian Ramirez’s widebody Ford Fiesta ST is here!

If Rudolph ever had to call in sick, Lamborghini Newport Beach is here for Santa!

Even more exotics!

FULL GALLERY:

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Just in time for #ThrowbackThursdays!

Before we gear up for this coming show season with the 2nd installment for the Tjin Edition X DaYUUM RoadShow, I’d like to reminisce back to our charitable activities from the past year.

Towards the end of 2014 we teamed up with Guppy House and started the #TDGToyDrive, which was a month long joyous time where, with the help of each Guppy House location, we collected toy donations in exchange for deliciously refreshing drinks on the house…Guppy House that is!

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Our goal was to be able to donate these toys and put smiles to as many children as possible during the holiday season. The We Strong Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the annual Purist Winter Drive were set as our main charities.


Doin’ Work

Purist Winter Drive 2014

Before we get together with friends and family to break bread over turkey and stuffings, we spent an afternoon with the Purist Group to deliver our first batch of toy donations. Additionally we kept the good vibes going by putting together goodie bags and handing out other swag we had to the all the charitable guests in attendance.

Just like any automotive enthusiasts event, there were all sorts of different show cars on display. From imports to exotics and everything in between, check out some of the sights from the day through Manny‘s eyes:

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#TDGToyDrive & Car Meet

With the success of our month-long Toy Drive and the holiday season still young, we decided to extend the #TDGToyDrive for another month! Also we held two late night car meets. attendees could donate a toy and receive 20% off their meal in addition to a free drink for those nights.

On the first night in Fullerton, we asked Farrell of Fas Fotos to share with us his coverage of the event as the crew took care of guiding guests to park their cars and taking in all the generous donations.

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The following week we held another car meet in Chino Hills, it was a chilly night but the crew braved through and we once again had another promising night of cars and collections.

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Donation FEELS

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

With our two months of toy collecting and now with the help the Purist Group, we made our first drop-off of toy donations. The Children’s Hospital of Orange County collects donations all year-long so there is never an excuse, but in the month of December is when they have their annual toy drop off where they gather a team of helpful volunteers to assist in taking in the large amounts of donations during this month. With the volunteers’ help we quickly unloaded all the boxes filled with about 100 or so toys in a matter of seconds.

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We Strong Foundation

Circumstances kept delaying our drop off date, but in time we were able to get together with Wayne from We Strong and Brian from Infinite Auto Design at their new headquarters. We Strong is an independently operated foundation and strives on donations like this. But based on Wayne’s initial reaction when he first saw all the toys we were able to donate, I don’t think he could even imagine this much help. It was humbling experience when the first words from his mouth were “You guys are crazy!”

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And so maybe we are a little crazy. But if crazy is what it takes to make this little world a better place, then I’ll take crazy every day of the week!


Thank you to all who helped out during all of these charitable events! From the DaYUUMfam to the Purist Group to the Guppy House Staff and of course all those who took the time out of their busy schedules to come out and donate for a great cause! We hope that this little good deed will help out a lot of good little kids!

Taking Action: Typhoon Relief to Panay

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Taking Action: Typhoon Relief to Panay

Hosted by: DaYUUM, Team Klassified, Infinite Auto Design, and Scion Evolution

Date: 11/23/13
Time: 10:30AM to 4:00PM
Location: Infinite Auto Design
5482 Business Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/232207013621983

Official Flyer:
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Description:
Charity Drive:
Typhoon Yoland/Haiyan devastated the Philippines earlier this month, leaving thousands without the basic necessities of food, water, clothing, blankets, medicine, or even light and warmth. As the death toll rises, we hope to do as much as we can here to collect as many donations as possible to send them out to those in need. While much of the U.S. media and other charity organizations are focusing on Tacloban City, we want our efforts to focus on the other regions that were affected, specifically Panay island.

With Tacloban City being the epicenter of the disaster, that is where all the media we see here is focused on. But the Typhoon impacted more than just that area and we really need to keep thinking of the people suffering in those areas as well. For example, Capiz, a first class province of Panay currently has NO rescue operations, NO media coverage, NO signal, NO relief operations, and almost 95% of the province is down. There is much to be done and we need to make sure we help everyone we can. We hope you can all join us to collect the much needed aid and as one Southern California community yell out, #DAYUUMYOUYOLANDA!

Bake Sale:
Additionally we will have some baked goods available for monetary donations. 100% of the proceeds will go towards getting relief to the Philippines.

Food Trucks & Live Music:
For festivities, the Ninjas With Appetite food truck will be on site for you to grab a bite to eat. All the while, good tunes provided by Infinite Auto Design.
Great opportunity to feed the soul and the stomach.

Car Display & Hot DaYUUM Hunnies:
What DaYUUM event can’t be done without cool cars and hot girls?
After you drop off your donation, feel free to check out the rides by DaYUUM, Infinite Auto Design, Team Klassified, and Scion Evolution. Hot DaYUUM Hunnies will also be on site, in addition to volunteering their time taking in donations they will also be selling prints with 100% of the proceeds going towards our donations. Feel free to pose for pictures and give monetary donations.

DaYUUM Gear:
For every DaYUUM purchase, $1 to $5 will go to the purchase of supplies needed for Taking Action. ($1 per sticker, $5 per hat or shirt).

“TAKING ACTION” Stickers:

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Show your support! For every donation of $5 or more you will receive a limited edition “TAKING ACTION” decal. Available only on Saturday. While supplies last.

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