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Leon Casino’s Widebody NSX

Photos: Denny H.
Words: Denny H.

The time I got to tag-a-long with Cory and Justin.

For some reason this set slipped through. I thought it been posted until, well, I looked at the site and found it missing.

Cory was in town one night from Arizona and was going to shoot Justin’s RB tC and Leon’s NSX for I think USDM Freax. Since they were going to be in Long Beach, Justin called to see if I wanted to tag-a-long. I took the opportunity because like shooting at night and I haven’t had the chance to shoot Justin’s car with the new wrap yet.

I tried to stay out of Cory’s shots as much as possible, since he was the main shooter, but Leon’s car just had so much detail in it. I wanted to get every possible angle. We were stopping people in the tracks confused at what Leon’s creation was. It was fun, except for Michelle which was freezing to death.

Anyways, unto the set.

Fontana Nissan – Nissan RaceShop – 5 Meet

Photos: Justin (@JustDaYUUM), Denny (@DaYUUMDen)

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FontanaNissan5_0003To Fontana we go…

Lately, it seems like more and more grassroots automotive events are taking place at Auto Club Speedway. It’s where NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 is ran and where the IZOD INDYCAR’s MavTV 500 will race. The INDYCAR’s will race the 2 mile D-shaped oval at speeds of 180-220 MPH. Being in the stands during the early days of C.A.R.T., I’ve always had the itch to be on the inside of the track. It’s where the paddock was, where the action was, and where the behind-the-scenes took place. Several years later, perhaps even decades, it’s happened.

In collaboration with Speed Ventures, the inside area became the home of Fontana Nissan’s 5 Meet in 2013. Traditionally the annual meet was held at their dealership, but in 2012, it completely outgrew the allowed space. Not to mention all the prep work it takes to shuffle ALL the cars off the dealership lot to accommodate a meet or divert customers in a different direction – it’s understandable on why they decided to relocate. But does moving locations give it less of that homely feel? The underground feel? The lack of urgency? We thought it might, but it didn’t.

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Fontana_Nissan5-9083It was the calm before the storm, the well organized event was right on time. Scott Vanderheide, the man that spearheads the meet, kept everyone informed about roll in time, from when the gates were going to open to how the event was laid out. Right before 11AM, Scott informed us and all the vendors that the gates were about to open. Once it did, a line of Nissan’s, like starving ants, came trooping in. One-by-one, pack-by-pack, these well behaved drivers filled the lot. GT-R, S-chassis, Z’s, and amongst others parked with their kind. A steady flow of spectators and participants walked the black top during this 100 degree weather that was easily distracted with the Nissan RaceShop Hunnies.

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Fontana_Nissan5-9098If these hunnies do not look familiar to you, allow me to introduce – Ashley Clark, Amanda Kerr, and Brittani Paige.

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Fontana_Nissan5-9131But the Nissan RaceShop Hunnies weren’t the only ones, we had Seksi Lilly Evans with us.

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FontanaNissan5_0006While we couldn’t compete against Nissan RaceShop’s air conditioned rig and Scott’s track prepped, 400+ HP Nissan Sentra SE-R, we did have us and Leon’s wide-bodied S-14.

In between heat strokes and taking turns holding our tents down from the burst of winds that Fontana is known to have, Justin and I made a few rounds to capture some of the awesomeness 5 Meet had to offer.

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FontanaNissan5_0012Kerryann De La Boost’s R32

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FontanaNissan5_0019Falken Tire’s S15

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FontanaNissan5_0054Berk Technology’s Z

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FontanaNissan5_0039Our neighbor AEM had Chris’s Z

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FontanaNissan5_0042Swift springs brought out a pair of Z’s.

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FontanaNissan5_0050RaceRoom also had a Z.

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FontanaNissan5_0061This sick S13 was with DSPORT

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FontanaNissan5_0030Drifter Mauricio also came out to play with his S14.

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Fontana_Nissan5-9111Aaron’s LS Beast.

Although the day was a bit warm we had a great time hanging with friends and had a great dinner afterwards.

Here are some other random shot’s.

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Fontana_Nissan5-9091Brittani with her sweat rag. ha

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Fontana_Nissan5-9105Amanda, Lilly, and Ashley

We are going to close this with a non-Nissan, an FR-S 🙂

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Until later…

-Denny (@DaYUUMDen)

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