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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!

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Fast Cars and Faster Missiles: An Exotic Car Show

It was just another day at the office as I sat at my desk checking emails. Just as I was about to take a break for lunch I heard a commercial on the radio about a car show coming up during the weekend. Of course, instead of eating my lunch I jumped right on it and started researching the upcoming show.

After doing a bit of research I found out that it was another classic car show.  If you know me, you know I love cars – all types – but I have been to so many classic shows lately that I have seen all the cars from our small community. To me, a show is a show, and unless I have something else to do – I’m going. So, with that said, I researched a bit more to find out where and when it was taking place.

Well, in doing so, I actually came across a post on ferrarichat.com about an entirely different show – an EXOTIC car show, on the same day. Without hesitation I started to read further and investigate the details. I noticed that the show was taking place at the Air Force Base….my first thought was ‘this is probably not open to the public’. Well, since I’ve never been to an exotic car show, I HAD to find out for sure because I could not pass up the opportunity.

I emailed the author of the post, who also happens to be the director/advertising chairperson for the Ferrari Club of America, SW Region. After exchanging a few emails he advised me that the event was open to the public. YES!! So, of course, I HAD to go – no questions asked. It was an awesome event and the location was perfect. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet up with my new friend Jim from the Ferrari Club. However, I DID get to meet up with some very very seksi cars!! Now onto the fun part……

Some of the world’s most desired cars were on display at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Marshallia Ranch Golf Course. The event, dubbed “Fast Cars and Faster Missiles,” is a community service effort by the Southwest Division of the Ferrari Club of America, which includes 550 members from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.

First, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite cars of the show – the Dodge Viper GTS

This car is beautiful all the way around….

I love the plate too….it pretty much describes my reaction to the car!

Another beautiful car on display was the Lotus Elise


The owner was so nice and really fun to talk to. As you can see, he was letting people sit in the car (myself included!)

I was also very fond of this Lotus Exige S

This Lamborghini Diablo VT was awesome too!! This was the first time I got to see one in person.

Beautiful Ferrari 360 Modena

Classic Ferrari 330 GT

Ferrari 308 GTS

Ferrari 355 F1 Spider

Nash-Healey   

Triumph

Thank you once again DaYUUM! for letting me contribute! I had a great time at the show and hope that you enjoyed my coverage. I can’t wait for the next show! Until next time!! <3 Angela

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