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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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Show Car Detailing Interview with Richard Lin

Here at DaYUUM.com we pride ourselves in bringing you Everything Cool, Entertaining, Funny, and Seksi. We also like to mix in things that are Interesting, Informative and Intelligent! One of areas where we do this is in our Profiles section. It’s where we share with you the back stories on builders, designers, DJ’s, VJ’s, photographers, models, and shops.

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I have been detailing, restoring and/or customizing cars since 1963. Back then I paid $25 for my first car which was a 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline. My passion for automobiles still runs deep in my soul and I probably bleed motor oil! I also owned a production detail shop in Beverly Hills for almost 10 years. So to say I’m critical when it comes to detailers would be putting it mildly.

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I had both the honor and the privilege to spend the day with Richard Lin, and his lovely wife May. Richard owns Show Car Detailing in Anaheim Hills, California. And I would definitely have to agree with “The Orange County Hot List” that has consistently found them to be the “Best Car Wash and Detailing” shop in the entire county for the last several years. But before you run out and fire up the old Vanagon, this place is truly not your typical car wash and quasi detail center that you see out there on most corners. In fact, they actually have one of those other places right down the street from their shop. Now don’t get me wrong, they can handle any vehicle that you personally feel is worth your cash and their time and attention! But they are more of a paint restoration and beautification spa for your car. This place is where you take your vehicle to be pampered and returned to a condition that is as new as humanly possible. Either you’re the type of person who wants that for your car, or did I mention there was a regular old car wash down the street?!! (LOL)

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One of their areas of specialization is the toughest task in the detailing business and that is “black cars!” Richard truly has some kind of detailing magic wand that turns them into ‘black mirrors!!!’ He genuinely believes that your reputation is your bond. And because of his attitude and a work ethic that’s second to none, they have customers who bring their cars in from all over the United States. That is very DaYUUM impressive!!!

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I have always preached that if you treat your car well, then it’s going to treat you well and that philosophy has never let me down. The people who bring their cars to Show Car Detailing truly understand that simple concept. They cater to the serious car enthusiasts with high expectations that demand the best and know that Richard can deliver. I learned some new detailing secrets and ‘top shelf’ product knowledge just from hanging out with him! Richard does conduct detailing seminars and classes throughout the year, so you call, or go to their website and see when the next one will be!

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Short of a completely new paint job, Show Car Detailing can probably fix your paint problem! I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of so called detailers over the years and I can unequivocally tell you that Richard Lin is by far the best detailer I’ve ever met!

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Richard starts you off with a comprehensive paint evaluation process to make an exact determination on the current state of your paint. A customer might come in thinking they need a new paint job only to find out that it just needs Show Car Detailing’s paint beautification process to get it back to ‘good as new’ condition.

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So now, let’s hear what our “President of Polish”…“Sultan of Shine”…“Wizard of Wax”… and the “Dean of Detailing” had to say about all this, the incomparable Mr. Richard Lin!!! (Now how’s that for a proper build up! LOL hahaha)

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DaYUUM: So tell us Richard, just how much does it cost to get a Show Car Detailing paint evaluation?

Richard Lin: “Our typical job is where the customer thinks they need a repaint to solve their problems. And we show them for FREE what can be done right in front of their eyes through our thorough paint evaluation process. Then, if it can be fixed, we’ll do it better than anyone else!”

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DaYUUM: What if I have an older paint job that different from the paints they’re using now?

RL: “It doesn’t matter whether your paint is ultra soft like the Aston Martin DB9 or ultra hard on a ceramic cleared Mercedes Benz, we know how to maximize your finish and will teach you how to maintain it as part of the process. We take swirled out dulled paint and turn it into a gemstone using a proprietary process that is exclusive to Show Car Detailing.”

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DaYUUM: So how big is your shop?

RL: “Our 3,000SF shop features 100% distilled water, snow foam cannon, two lifts, wash and detail bay, as well as, a retail store.”

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DaYUUM: Do you sell any of your own product lines in the retail store?

RL: “Yes, a product I conceived called ‘Black Wow’ that was formulated by my father who is a world renowned award winning scientist. It’s designed for any color exterior plastic such as on the MINI Cooper, Honda Element, Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma, Volvo, and others. This gel will restore your trims natural color without the use of dyes or colorants. It provides a rich, long lasting look that’s measured in months, and is proven by the water beading action you’ll see. Even brand new trim will see noticeable improvements on the first application. We also sell ‘Pre-Wow’ which will remove dried wax and polish residue. You spray it on, and wipe it off with a painters rag. You then follow with the ‘Black Wow’ gel. In order for the residue to be removed, you need to treat the problem. Making it wet with water looks good until the water evaporates, right? Applying an oil-like plastic dressing makes it look better until it wears off and the spots “reappear.” So your best solution is to remove the spots permanently, then apply a conditioner/restorer. As I said before, putting on any plastic dressing product will only temporarily mask the problem because the spots will always reappear.”

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DaYUUM: Richard, I can tell that you actually are a real ‘car guy!

RL: “Yes, I’m a MINI enthusiast and I’ve been a very active member in the MINI community since 2003. I also bought a 2005 Honda Element with 197,000 miles that I’m current restoring. My mechanic confirmed it’s been meticulously maintained however. I just replaced some light bulbs, replaced a cracked windshield, and the third brake light housing, and mechanically it feels as good as new. The paint and plastics need a lot of work, but since I polish paint and restore plastics for a living, I don’t doubt that I will be able to work my magic on the Element.”

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DaYUUM: What is the most basic preparation I can do to my car and still make it look really nice?

RL: “The most basic prep you can do is a wash, clay, wax. For the claying part, check out a video on YouTube called ‘Claying 101.’ To accomplish this, you can wash, then before dry it, start claying, and wipe dry as you go. Or you can wash, dry the paint, clay with lube, dry, and then wax. There’s no need to wash a second time. After claying you must always follow with waxing because your protection is compromised after claying. That’s the purpose of clay, to remove above surface bonded contaminants.

You should strike the word “Rubbing Compound” from your memory. This is something that exists from the old days of single stage paint jobs. Today a more appropriate term is “polish.” Polishes come as both a pure polish with no abrasives and with abrasives. Abrasives come in many different forms from diminishing abrasives to non-diminishing. My Element has Honda paint, which is soft, relative to other manufacturers. You can improve the look of your “neglected” car with a polish. By hand, a pure polish or a glaze will give the best results with the least work. As I said before, the steps are wash, clay, polish, wax or just wash, clay, wax.

By machine, such as a Porter Cable 7424 Polisher, your choices are wide. I love Prima products such as Prima Swirl with a 7424 (aka PC) polisher with a Buff & Shine white or orange pad depending on what I am correcting. Follow that polishing step with Prima Epic synthetic polymer wax and you will have an incredible finish with minimal work. By hand, I would do the wash, clay, and either Prima Epic or Prima Hydro Seal which is simply a wipe on until it goes clear, then you’re done waxing.”

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DaYUUM: What about an orbital buffer, like they sell at the auto parts stores?

RL: “That type of polisher is only good for applying wax only. It just isn’t powerful enough to polish paint, at least not using polishes with abrasives. The two handed random orbital buffers usually have a large bonnet or foam pad that is sold to apply larger amounts of waxes to vehicles. So if I’m a wax manufacturer, I’d want you to use more of my product, so I’ll sell you a machine with a big pad on it and because you’ve seen car washes and other places using them. Most of the time they do more harm than good. A proper machine polisher can come in either direct drive like a professional rotary buffer that resembles a grinder, or random orbital type. A safe random orbital dual action polisher is really the only type you want to use on your paint. It can polish out defects and apply wax. They are much harder to do damage to your paint but make correction and waxing much easier and faster.”

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DaYUUM: Then how do I know what I want to do?

RL: “First of all, you have to define what you want to accomplish. A polish can add extra gloss and conceal defects like scratches and swirl marks in the paint. Polishing paint can make the paint look flawless and shine in a way that you could never achieve simply by applying a wax. Think of wax as protection. It’s the final step when detailing. Clean and prep the paint, then perfect the paint, then seal it to protect it. Most people don’t realize that polishing is a very important step. However it is optional and you can forgo it by using a combination cleaner-wax or just accepting the results you get with a wax. Personally I would say do a proper wash, clay, polish and wax, then sit back and enjoy the results.”

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DaYUUM: How long will it take me to do all this?

RL: “Don’t worry!” It should only take you about 2 to 3 hours to wash, clay, and wax your car. For claying, no need to tape the plastics. For polishing and waxing, it depends on your products. I don’t like to use products that turn the plastics white, so taping isn’t necessary. When I polish with a machine, taping the plastics is important or using ‘Pre-Wow’ cleaner will permanently remove that stubborn residue. Working by hand, a good pure polish won’t affect the plastics. For me, I would use Prima Amigo which is a polymer based paint cleaner that goes on easily before waxing.”

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DaYUUM: What do you look for in a paint job that comes into Show Car Detailing?

RL: “I look at paint thickness, paint gloss, paint purity/clarity, reflectivity, depth and what we can do to improve it to take it is maximum potential. Most people and even detailers, only think of gloss as a sign that their paint is at its potential. We see a freshly washed car and think, ‘wow’ that looks good. When I see such a car, I position myself so the sun is reflected off the paint, and evaluate how the light scatters on the paint. I look for paint transfers and scuffs that can easily be corrected. I look for repainted areas and different orange peel textures. Paint clarity and uniformity are very important.

So I put it in the studio under my proprietary LED lights and turn out the main lights so we can see things that couldn’t be seen outside. I also have a digital microscope that I use for analyzing defects. It’s about what we can do to make things better, and prevent damage in the future.”

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DaYUUM: So tell me, what is your favorite wax?

RL: “My favorite wax is Prima Epic, I’ve been using Prima products since 2005, coming off of Meguiar’s Professional products. Prima Epic is a polymer sealant. Waxes can be either natural like carnauba, or synthetic type sealants. Typically, natural waxes offer less durability but offer warmer colors while synthetics are durable and offer intense reflectivity or shine off the paint. This “hard” shine can make the appearance to be “colder.”

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DaYUUM: I really don’t understand what a colder appearance means?

RL: “Ideally, a wax warms up the colors and offers greater depth and reflectivity. This is what is the most desirable and that’s what I get from Epic. ‘Have you heard of the golden hour?’

DaYUUM: No I haven’t?

RL: “It’s when most of the automotive photographers want to take a picture of a car. It’s when the sun is low and warm, just think of a sunset when the shadows are soft. It’s the most flattering time to take a picture of a car because it hides and masks the worst paint defects. It works like a photo retouching program. It’s what happens when you add more yellow to the photo and it becomes warmer. Carnauba wax works in a similar way and it’s why I don’t recommend using carnaubas on white or silver paints.”

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DaYUUM: OK, so what’s the difference between a polish and a wax?

RL: “The basic difference between a polish and a wax is simple. Polishes allow you to perfect the paint by removing defects. There are some polishes like Meguiar’s #7 Show Car Glaze that is a pure polish and has no ability to remove defects, but it does have fillers. Its purpose is to provide short term gloss and lessen the visibility of defects in the paint without removing them. However, it offers no protection. A wax on the other hand creates a sacrificial barrier to your paint, one that naturally wears away. For anyone that believes it’s not necessary to wax a car then I’ can show you plenty of examples of clear coat failure. Your clear coat is not a substitute for wax. A decent bottle of wax costs $16 plus, and you apply it two to three times a year. Your clear coat costs thousands of dollars and you cannot reapply it without repainting. There are some products out there like Zaino, which is a polish that calls itself a wax and that makes it confusing. Just remember that the traditionally accepted terminology is that a polish is used to beautify the paint temporarily and the wax seals that beauty in for a period of time. With that in mind, when you polish a car you use it to fix a problem, then remove it. But when you wax, you apply it, let it dry, and then wipe it off. There should be no confusion about which one you let dry.”

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DaYUUM: That’s great, but what about the spray wax at the local car wash?

RL: “Going to the local car wash and having them spray on a wax is just plain wrong! That spray will get into all of your plastics, rubber bits, vents and everything else, plus it won’t last! Prep is everything when it comes to waxing your paint. Without proper prep, the wax won’t properly bond. Unless you have removed the entire surface bonded contaminants, your paint isn’t clean. This is where claying comes in and my favorite clay is still the Meguiar’s Blue C2000. You don’t need to wear gloves and it kneads easily while getting the job done.”

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DaYUUM: Richard…thank you so much for this great detailing education!

RL: “You’re welcome Chief!”

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Profile Summary:

As a fellow professional detailer I found Richard to be both knowledgeable and totally intelligent in his approach to the science of automotive paint. He has the most seriously pragmatic approach to “detailing solutions” that I have ever experienced. Richard has intelligently formulated new answers to complex and age old detailing questions. With his Dad being a prominent chemist, he has the ability to not only study stubborn problems; he can also create NEW PRODUCTS to solve them. His “BLACK WOW” product line is probably some of the most advanced RUBBER and PLASTIC SOLUTIONS that I’ve experienced in the last 50 years!!!

I was totally blown away by the fact that Richard has even created his own LED lighting designs to completely enhance the detailing experience. Now if you can imagine this, he can custom produce different levels of the “FINISHED PRODUCT!!!”

Some people can be perfectly happy with a cosmetic shine, but that is simply NOT Richard Lin. But, let’s say that you are a genuine sun worshiper who appreciates a more scrutinized shine in direct sunlight? What if you are a florescent light aficionado who wants to look deeply into your paint under florescent lighting? What if you believe in a deep and durable shine? What if you are the “TRUE PERFECTIONIST” WHO WANTS IT ALL?!!

Well my friends, if you find yourself at “SHOW CAR DETAILING”…then I can promise you that you can “ACTUALLY HAVE IT ALL!!!”

If you’re in SoCal, or just visiting from out of town, then do yourself a favor and take your chariot over to see Richard and his lovely wife May…your car will totally thank you for it!

By the way, I definitely left there with a ton of his incredible detailing products so that I can keep my whip in “SHOW CAR DETAILING” shape!!!
So until next time, please stay ‘tuned’ and always remember that…I’ll see you out on the streets!!!

Chief DéMarks

 

 

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

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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

“The Million Dollar Shoot” – Behind the Scenes w/ Marissa Hiroko

Another day, another AWESOME photo-shoot with the “DaYUUM CREW!” (LOL). Not that I’m ever going to tell you that this gets old, because then I would really be lying to you! Hahahaha. But I will never stop being amazed at how many people that Nilo and Denny know, and because of that we have all of these incredible opportunities to be a part of the automotive culture that you usually only read about in magazines! As the old saying goes…”It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.”

The evening started out pretty ordinary. We met in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant and waited for everyone to get there. Then all of the sudden I heard one of the sweetest sounds that could ever pierce a car guy’s ears! It was the sound of a very finely tuned big block engine with deep and throaty pipes, and I was totally tuned in! I looked around and pulling into the lot was a $327,000 Ferrari GTB Fiorano Coupe. “WOW” is just not an adequate enough word to describe my feelings at that point! A 48 valve V-12 with a 6-speed auto clutch manual transmission, pumping out 620HP and it zooms up to 205mph. When you turn the CTS off and it goes into Race Mode, it cancels all traction and stability systems and it takes you from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.4 seconds!

Believe it or not, right behind the Ferrari was a $186,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 that comes in at a respectable 450HP…0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 193 mph. But it even gets better, because right behind it was an orange-wrapped Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series Coupe that prices at over $100,000. This is a 6.2 liter V-8 cranking out 518HP that does 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and can move at 200mph! Needless to say, I was BEYOND IMPRESSED!!!

 

Denny’s Scion XB was also very impressive next to these super cars because he was carrying the very beautiful Miss Marissa Hiroko, our model for the shoot. After we finally stopped oogling the rides and got our lust back under control we followed this $600,000 caravan to an undisclosed location, in a non-descript industrial complex. Even “the helpful Honda people” couldn’t find this place. But in the heart of this complex lies one of the most KILLER MAN CAVES that I’ve ever seen! Later on I was talking to Nilo and I said…“This has got to be the ultimate Man Cave!” But Nilo told me that Joe’s man cave is even more outrageous than this one. (Now I don’t even know who Joe is, but if his Man Cave tops this one, I’ll just have to see it and report back to you guys later). 😉

Now if you guys can imagine this, we pull up to an extremely plain warehouse and our host unlocks the door and goes inside. The next thing I know is that the big steel roll up door is going up, and as my eyes are adjusting to the light the very first thing I see is a $275,000 Lamborghini All-Wheel Drive DiabloVT 6.0 V-12. We’re talking 543HP @ 7100rpm’s and 0 to 62 in 3.95 seconds, plus it was the very first Lambo to ever top over 200mph…208mph to be exact! VT stands for viscous traction where you can direct 25% of the torque to the front wheels to aid traction during rear wheel slip.

So just when I’m starting to regain my composure, I look to the left and low and behold there is a brand spanking new $387,000 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4!!! With its 700HP V-12, and a Formula One style suspension, this one will get you from 0 to 62mph in only 2.9 seconds and get you up to 217mph if you happen to be late for any appointments. (LOL)

 

 

 

As I’m trying to wrap my mind around the fact that one lucky dude owns both of these KILLER rides, then the owner himself pulls up in his ‘daily driver.’ Now get this, it’s a $275,000 Bentley Continental GT Supersports, a 6.0 liter Twin Turbo V-12 with 560HP that does 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds! I’m here to tell you that this guy is living VERY RIGHT!!!

“WOW…WOW…WOW!!!” What an absolutely incredible evening, and if you ‘Math Majors’ have been adding this up, that was OVER $1,500,000.00 WORTH OF VEHICLES, and that’s not even counting Denny’s ride! (LOL)

I should also mention the “DaYUUM CREW” project car was there at the shoot. The guys are evaluating the new Scion iQ, with its 94HP, 1.3 liter engine. It springs from o to 60 in 10.8 seconds at 77.1 mph, but more importantly, it added another $16,000 to our evening’s total! “WOW!”

Thank you Noel Barnum that helped take photos for us.

Stay tuned and remember…”I’ll see you out on the streets!”

Chief DéMarks

Marissa Hiroko – Up Close and Personal

Marissa Hiroko is fairly new to the modeling scene, but by looking through her portfolio, no one would notice. Born part Japanese and part Caucasian, Ms. Hiroko started modeling in June of 2011. Her photographic artistry and openness combined with her unique beauty quickly made her a photographer’s favorite. Her beauty easily matches her friendly personality. With a slender physique and tall stature,  Ms. Hiroko was able to pull off  shoots from glamour to seksi. She is a passionate and driven individual that won’t take failure as an option. It’s no wonder why she has been so successful in a short period of time.

When we had the opportunity to photograph a few exotics, we knew Ms. Hiroko would be perfect for the job and we had a lot of fun doing it.

We would like to thank Marissa Hiroko for her time and beauty, the owner’s of the Ferrari 599 and Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, Arling and Nick (we will have more on these cars later); Noel Barnum for helping us with the awesome shots (despite all the distractions), and David for the link up.

And of course Mikey from PVR Motorsports for this amazing video!

Oh yeah, we almost forgot 🙂 , between shoots and editing, Jae was able to catch up with her for a few questions… Enjoy!

Name: Marissa Hiroko Masuno
Hometown: Cypress, CA
Ethnicity: Half Japanese, Half Caucasian
Birth date: May 17, 1992
Zodiac sign: Taurus (:
Height: 5’8”
Measurements: 34C-29-37
Occupation: Student & Model
Relationship status: Taken <3

Jae: How long have you been modeling?
Marissa: I have been modeling since June 2011.

Jae: How did you start modeling?
Marissa: I was always told that I should model, so I finally decided to take a shot at it. Set up my first photoshoot with local photographer and from then on, I’ve been trying to work my way up doing lots of shoots and attending events.

Jae: What do you think are your features that makes you attract the crowd as a model?
Marissa: I would say my smile and welcoming attitude, but I mean making sure I look nice helps too hahah.

Jae: Is there anything you would share that’s been a highlight or toughest challenges of your modeling career?
Marissa: Toughest challenge as a model is fitting into that model “image”. Everyone wants a different look, sometimes you have it and sometimes you don’t…

Jae: Where are you originally from?
Marissa: I am originally from Los Alamitos, CA.

Jae: How would you describe yourself?
Marissa: I would describe myself as very determined and outgoing. I’m fun to be around and love making people smile. I love kids and am incredibly caring person/friend.

Jae: What kind of personalities attracts you the most towards a guy?
Marissa: Definitely has to be able to make me laugh and smile, a very important thing to me! That “bad boy” type, who’s also kind hearted haha.

Jae
: Turn on and turn offs?
Marissa: Turn on: someone who is confident, has a great smile, funny and respectful. ~ Turn off: immature “boys”, trying to be “cool” in front of people, just be yourself!

Jae
: Has anyone used a pick up line to get your attention?
Marissa: Not really. Sometimes a whistle, most just stare until I walk past them, then they whisper to all their guys friends haha.
Jae: Where would you go for a nice vacation?
Marissa: Hmm, somewhere with a nice beach… Cancun.

Jae
: What are your hobbies?
Marissa: I like to paint, I’m into photography too.

Jae
: Are there any hidden talents that you would like to share with us?
Marissa: Haha, wouldn’t call it a talent. I played basketball for 7 years, I WAS really good. I haven’t played in a long time!
Jae: What is your favorite food?
Marissa: Sushi!

Jae
: What is your dream car?
Marissa: A4

Jae
: What type of songs do you listen to?
Marissa: Anything and everything.

Jae: Things you would never leave without?
Marissa: My phone & purse.

Jae: Is there anything your parents don’t know about you?
Marissa: Of course -______- LOL

Jae: What are your future goals?
Marissa: To become a very successful, well known model and obtain a college degree.

Jae: What advice would you tell to an aspiring model?
Marissa: Stay positive and don’t let anyone bring you down!

Jae
: Shout outs and last words?
Marissa: Thanks to all my friends, colleagues and loved ones who have supported me this far! Your guys’ continuous love and support does not go unnoticed. And thank you to everyone I have worked with that has promoted me and provided me with great photos. Lastly, thanks everyone at DaYUUM for all the coverage and support <3

Marissa can be contacted at:

Email:bookmarissahiroko@yahoo.com

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