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XS CarNIght 2017 – Long Beach, Shoreline Aquatic Park

Setting the groundwork for spring events was XS CarNight. XSCN comes in hot for its 3rd year in a row and each year gets better and better. Hidden away behind the Aquarium of the Pacific and adjacent to Pier Point Landing, a spot for deep sea charters. XSCN has a stunning view of Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary while accompanied by the Rainbow Lighthouse above.


I arrived shortly after 6 o’clock after fighting traffic with prom going down at the Aquarium of the Pacific. I met up with Brian from Infinite Auto Design as he escorted me in. The sun was about the drop and just about every photographer was out trying to capture the perfect shot at that perfect time.


The main stage was surrounded by a entourage of RWB’s, including our friend Jon Sibal’s 964 on Work Meisters.

I caught a few shots like the drop-top e30 with a Pandem kit executed by CA Tuned.

Busted Knuckle Garage had a very clean set up with air-cooled dubs.

Arthur’s StanceNation x Aimgain FR-S

As the sun dropped, shadows were in almost every shot. I waited a few moments and then pulled out my night weapon of choice and continued with the event shots.

Ron’s Amuse S2k was one of the first with bright red Volk Racing wheels

Ducati 1299 Panicle S

Liberty Walk R8

All Road Outfitters Audi Quattro

EuroKlasse’s F80 M3

Thanh’s Vlene FR-S in the darkness by AutoTuned.

By the time i reached Thanh’s FR-S, it was practically pitch black. The only lights were along the path, and the interior portions of the peninsula was in complete darkness. Vehicles began to leave and left a open playground to capture the remaining.

Violent Clique was in full effect.

Chris’s MK5 on Work Seekers SX

Fausto’s S2k on chrome and gold 3-piece WORK Meisters

George’s e36 with Weds Kranze Cerberus

Taking it back to the old school classic euros was…

3 Point Social Club with a set of classic Benz’s such as Jimmy’s 280e

As participates cleared I had more walking space. I stopped by Infinite Auto Design and captured their wide body S2K and EVO

I also captured Chris’s beautiful NSX on chrome SSR SP1

The Acid Green RWB on HRE’s which was about the only RWB left of the grass

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AccuAir’s R8

Old School Maxima Wagon

V6 EcoBoost F100 by WagnerTuning

I couldn’t say bye without shooting Brandon’s e30 with a Pandem kit.

In the end, it was the first time I have ever shot an event with my night weapon. It was down and dirty, but what other way to capture so many car’s in the short time I had to capture one of the best events to hit the shores!

Check below for more shots.

Words and Photos: Denny H.

SEMA Show 2014: Scottie’s Pick

Every year in Las Vegas, the world’s greatest car builders bring out their most extreme, outrageous, and breathtaking cars to SEMA and show them off to the media and public. This year Wataru Kato owner of Liberty Walk Co. displayed over 20 vehicles ranging from several Nissan GTR’s to a very unique Lamborghini Aventador. While everyone is salivating over these exotics, tucked in the back was the LBW x Works Kenmeri. Japanese classic cars like this Kenmeri are always fascinating to me because the character and styling points which makes it different from anything that was being displayed at this year’s show.

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The agressive Mizuno Works three-piece ducktail spoiler adds a unique Japanese styling.

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Color matched Vitaloni Sebring mirrors…

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Rear overfenders just flow with the car…these are the widest that Works offers for the Kenmeri.

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L28 spiced up with triple Mikuni 44mm carburetors mated with Mikuni velocity stacks.

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Ultra MDI unit was added to improve fuel mixture and synchronize each of the 6-cylinder heads.

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Bosozoku style exhaust…compliments the old school Japanese styling.

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This concludes my topic for SEMA 2014. Big thanks to Wataru Kato and the Liberty Walk team for giving me an all-access pass to this awesome build. Can’t wait to see whats in store for next year!

Till next time…Peace!

-Scottie

Instagram: dayuumscottie

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Wekfest LA 2014 – Coverage

The next big stop on the Tjin Edition X DaYUUM RoadShow was none other than the sunny, sea-breezy setting of Long Beach, CA. In the home of the Queen (Queen Mary, that is), Wekfest LA had all the elites on display.

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As hectic as is it was to roll-in and setup in the early morning with an unanticipated bike marathon going on just on the outskirts of the show grounds. It was even crazier once the show finally got started and the floodgate of spectators were opened. Before I start this recap I just want to say how thankful and proud I am of the whole team for stepping up and working hard helping out all the people who stopped by our booth.

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Oh those bags. Those motherf’n goodie bags…Don’t get me wrong we LOVE our partners and LOVE our guests. But DaYUUM! We put about 400 of these suckers together throughout the entire show!

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We had a line for days and our asses never quit!

We also got some extra help too. I got a few shots in before the show officially started, but the rest of the show I was ringside. Luckily, Byron Yoshida was with us to lend his expertise to photograph the awesome cars and the lovely ladies. (I’m sure you’ll be able to easily tell which lame photos are mine and which epic ones are his haha).

Just as everyone who entered the venue decided, why don’t we start by checking out what’s going on at our booth?

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Well if you take a LibertyWalk to your right, you will see a resting Godzilla.

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Be careful as to not get too close. It may bite.

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Next to it was our other beast. Our trailer hauler.

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Our gun slingin’ six-shooter. Pew pew!

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At the other end, the yes a rocket bunny green Vortech supercharged machine

RAUH-roh! I think we’re missing one…
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Of course! This RAUH-Welt Begriff beauty by iForged just chillin’ in a cool Adriatic Blue by our trailer.

No question, we had a lot of love at our booth.

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And if you didn’t feel it, Denny definitely made sure you did (men only!).

There was more WekFun going on else where, so let me take you through all the sights and sounds (we’ll probably just the sights) of the day.

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Couldn’t help but stare at the Speed Hunters FR-S all day, (maybe because they were directly in front of our booth).

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From demo car to full on show car, Beat-Sonic is doing big things now!

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Funny, I’ve seen the Evasive s2k a lot thanks to having friends who are Hot Wheels nuts, but I believe this might be the first time I really looked at the actual car live in person.

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“I like LibertyWalks on the beach, piston coladas, and getting a new drivetrain.” Or some variation of that is probably on most dating profiles of the people here at Wekfest.

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Every time the Queen Mary would blow her own, we thought it was just Brian clowning around in his Benz again lol

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Pure classic. I remember the days of dial-up modems, logging on to AOL, and doing a Yahoo! Images search on all da bomb tuner cars. The Teggy was by far the must have fix-up car then. The memories.

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[Insert caption here]. Sorry, just in so much awe I can’t think up of a proper caption. All I know is that Mikey‘s Teggy never didn’t have a crowd taking pictures of it all over and inside that cleanly rebuild engine bay.

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Take a step back and you can appreciate Canibeat’s triple threat

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Probably one of my absolute favorite photos I’ve seen coming from Wekfest. Noel‘s super photogenic #notrocketbunny, not aimgain, not ml24, not chargespeed, not tommy kaira, not varis…wait I mean yes Varis widebody uhhh…what car is this again?

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Another hidden gem was this timeless VW Bug just hanging out in its natural habitat.

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AirREX GTR basking in the sunlight

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As clean as a baby’s booty

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The euros were in full force, strutin’ their widebodies all over the place.

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Wekfest was about quality not quantity. And it really helped space the event, giving ample room to shoot beauties like James‘ Porsche.

And now the Pièce de résistance, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Time to bring out the ladies!

The it’s jdm yo! booth almost always has one of the highest seksi indexes at any show. Oh yea and they have a model’s lounge too, which I think helps a little.

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The smile that never fails, the gorgeous Sally Mia Kior

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While Jae wasn’t with us at Wekfest this year, he’s really been obsessed with the whole floral print thing lately. You think Noemii J would let him borrow her top for our next show at Nurotag LA?

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The first rule of meeting Xena Kai is to not geek out. Don’t geek out, you better not geek out…ahhh!! IT’S XENA KAI!!

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You’ve seen the Duck Face, the Rawr Face, the Super Kawaii Peace Sign, the Thuglife…
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well now, we introduce Amy Fay and the all new, Extreme Vogue!

Now that we got you laughing…

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How about a photoset of the super cute and always amusing Jessica Xioa? 🙂

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She’s got them legs fo Xioa!

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Jessica was showing us that seksi model shots don’t always have to be seductive and posed, they can be random and fun too!

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We promise you, Jessica does NOT have super strength. She is not leaning on the car and pushing it out-of-place. No, no, no…the wheels were like that when we got there. I swear.

And last but not least, our own Hot DaYUUM Hunnies

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Lori Lin

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Check out our feature to get up close and personal (with your computer screen or smart phone) and learn more about this hottie.

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Emmy

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And there’s a lot more about that the that the that that gurrll here.

What a show, what a show. Always something going on. No one wanted to leave. People were here as early as the crack of dawn and there were still a lot of spectators hanging around after the show while they were still handing out all the awards. No one wanted to leave.

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So I think I’ve written more than enough. If you’ve hung on this long I either did a great job keeping you entertained or you were desperately waiting for Byron’s awesome model shots at the end and hoping there’s more. Well there isn’t so either go back to the top and read it all again, or check out the other articles we have on our site, or whatever else you want to do. You just can’t stay here cause the show’s over, nothing more to see, unless you want to stalk my Instagram -> @justdayuum <-

Duces!

Check out the video recap by John.

Also, check out another Wekfest from our partner at Viair Corporation!

AutoCon LA 2013 – Santa Anita Park

AutoConLA40For the last 4 years Automotive Connection has steadily grown. In the beginning, they where in an underground parking structure located in the City of Industry, the following year it expanded to the abandoned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. 2011 is when they introduced “The Runway” and the event continued into the night. MCAS El Toro was a great site but the staging area was cramped and insufficient. In 2012, they brought us to Santa Anita Park. The venue was large and had ample room for staging and spectator parking, the weather was scorching and the venue was packed. This year, Automotive Connection, also know as AutoCon, returned to Santa Anita Park. During an interview on “No one likes the TUNA” on YouTube, Justin spoke about the weather, “heat is one thing so I tried to schedule it [AutoCon] earlier this year.” The days leading up to the event was bearable, just a typical 70’s Cali weather, but to much surprise the day of the event was marked as the “Hottest Day of the Week”, ironic don’t you think? For the first time, the weather predictors where right and indeed it was hot, but unlike the previous year there was a nice breeze.

This year’s staggered roll-in made it smoother and quicker, they seemed a bit short handed for an event of this capacity, but event planning is hectic and anything that can go wrong typically will. Even finding reliable and useful help can be difficult. When we rolled into the venue I was surprised to see the aisles were a bit tight since we have been conditioned that emergency vehicles needed at least 10-15 feet of space for them to pass. Somehow, AutoCon seemed to have dodged that bullet as it seemed like we were on top of each other. Nevertheless, we had a great spot. Given the fat cars we had with us, a portion of our booth was tightly packed with little space to move. In some cases it was awesome to keep  people from cutting through the booth, but it was challenging when we needed to get into our cars.

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autocon-0097The main models lounge was up front by the main stage, while Spocom also had their own models lounge in the back. Here is Jenna Lane on the left and Ashlee Nichole on the right.

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AutoConLA12This year we teamed up with Vortech Superchargers and Tjin Edtion.

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AutoConLA1We had 7 cars in total: Nilo’s AirREX NSX, David’s CLK AMG Black Series, and Tjin Edition Ford Fusion.

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AutoConLA32On Vortech’s side they had Alex, Migel, Robert, and their own FR-S.

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AutoConLA5The Runway has become a tradition for AutoCon events. The Runway is used to display some of the top cars on a 5ft stage and the owner is then interviewed on stage. On stage is Noel Barnum’s Scion FR-S with a Rocket Bunny and Vertex combo. His FR-S rides on AirREX Suspension and powered by Vortech.

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AutoConLA57Team Klassified was in attendance and always rolls deep.

Fatlace was also at AutoCon.

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AutoConLA28It’S JDM Yo had a great display with JennQ

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AutoConLA52The FR-S 86 boy’s Young and Meng with Drive Energy Drink and M7

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AutoConLA45Digging this 73 Levin with a rotary engine.

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Other cars of the show…

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Some of the GIRLS of AutoCon

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autocon-0064Hunkie Nilo with Chaba and Serena with Drive Energy Drink and M7.

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Thanks to Jae Alba *(@dayuumjae), Benjamin Garcia *(@bgarciaphotography), and Jayson *(@dayuumjayce) for the photo contributions. *(Instagram)
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