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Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

It’s take five for Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day Presented by Driving Line and the event just keeps getting better! This free event returns to Angel’s Stadium where spectators take home the latest issue of Driving Line magazine and get covered in shreds of Nitto Tires from all the driving demos. Off-Road stars like Loren Healy and Cody Currie flexed their beastly machines, while drifters Vaughn Gittin Jr., Alex Heilbrunn and Matt Powers joined the couple of stunt driving, Sam and Stina Hübinette for an epic slideways showdown. The show within the show, where DaYUUM! made ourselves comfortable, was the reorganized vendor area. With the car meet section moved outside of the main area, the show highlighted all of the vendors’ show cars. We opt to go with a pair of “new look, who dis?” wrapped Scions, Tyler Huang’s xB and my Rocket Bunny tC. A new addition to AED 2017, was the AutoCon car show and the famous AutoCon Ave. stage that featured some of the best of the best. Check out our recap of the day’s festivities!

Words: Justin P.

Photos: Michelle I.

Kalayaan 2017 – Car Meet and Food Festival

June 10th was an evening of great food and great company. Neil of Team Klassified gathered a few close friends, including us, Car Culture TV, Infinite Auto Design, MOD Junkies, Spocom, Tanginamo, and many more.

Kalayaan celebrates Filipino Independence Day and Neil wanted a gathering to do just that, celebrate.

Joining us in our booth was Justin’s Rocket Bunny tC2, Leon’s NSX, and Jayson’s LX.

There were a bunch of amazing rides. Lighting was a challenge so we were only able to snap a few shots.

Words and Photos: Denny H.

SEMA 2016 Recap

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sema-2016-6064If you are an automotive enthusiast, then you know the mecca of car events, SEMA. We’ve covered it through the years and since the recession, it has gotten bigger and bigger every year. This year SEMA celebrates it’s 50th year and without a doubt, it’s also a reunion of current and past partners. It’s a week where you can gorge on 50 dollar buffet dinners and not feel too guilty because you’re walking an average of 10 miles a day. With over 3000 vehicles, it’s easy to miss a good amount. therefore. you walk though the halls and snap whatever catches your attention.

For example, the field-savaged, body-dropped, rotary-powered, 510 built by Twisted Images, sitting low on AirLift suspension and classic BBS wheels.sema-2016-6236

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Thanh’s Scion FR-S built by Auto Tuned in Monrovia, and styled by Fatlace with a Ilene million-piece kit. Twiggy’s FR-S sits on AIrLIft Performance Suspension on custom Rotiform WGR wheels and powered by Sprinted Supercharger.sema-2016-6118

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This copper and black Cadillac sled was tucked away in the North hall, which was accompanied by this nicely built bike.sema-2016-6103

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AirLift Performance had an ultra-wide RWB Porsche with Rotiform wheels and an 80’s classic BMW E30 on Rotiform Wheels. OMG!sema-2016-6153

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Mikey made waves in Toyo Tires booth with his 997 fitted with a Old&New kit from Japan. A kit which resembles the 930 slantnose Porsches of the 70’s and 80’s. It’s a Porsche that I always admired, especially in the Targa form. Ah, 911 Targa Slantnose, YUM!sema-2016-6197

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Ace Wheels / AMF Forged teamed up with Kuhl Racing and stopped anyone in their tracks. The hand-carved GTR and STi, were just amazing!sema-2016-6190

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Japanifornia, a Dodge Charger on TE’s. Oh, Yeah!sema-2016-6205

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Too fresh is Ryan Tureks Ferrari powered 86. LS What?sema-2016-6111

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The Tjin Edition Explorer made its debut in Falken Tire’s booth as you enter the North Hall and Gold Parking lot. It sports a matching Honda Quad.sema-2016-6063

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Fortune’s Cinemamotive Focus front and center in Ford’s booth.sema-2016-6098

WD-40 Camaro, designed by Neil Tjin of Tjin Edition at PowerNation TV for SEMA Cares. The 1967 Camaro will be auctioned off at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale and the proceeds will go to Childhelp, a non-profit organization aiding victims of child abuse.sema-2016-6219

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From a technology stand-point. I couldn’t get my eye’s off AccuAir’s ENDO Series of modular air tanks. Seriously, an air suspension game changer, again!sema-2016-6137

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Dump Trucks, Yea! Can go wrong with slammed x boost!sema-2016-6082

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Thanks for checking out the feed, now unto the rest of the gallery! Have a great day! -Denny @dayuumden

SEMA Show 2014: Jayson’s Pick(s)

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Las Vegas becomes the mecca of automotive geniuses and visionaries every time SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) event is in town.  Fortunate enough to attend this year’s event to feast my eyes on creations that I know were done with extensive planning, hardwork and good partnerships.  This year I was able to witness a good variety of vehicles that impressed me due to its craftsmanship and details – creations that conformed to my liking.  So let’s start…

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#Brotherlylove.  Tjin Edition Ford Fiesta ST and Honda Fit

It’s one thing to work with friends on car builds but to make it a family affair is another.  I can just imagine how the brothers bounced ideas at one another -as crazy as these guys are; they probably used, and abused Denny (@dayuumDen) as a cushion to exert their brotherly frustrations.  But in the end, both vehicles were highly recognized by Ford and Honda for an outstanding vision.

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#NotaRocketBunny. The internet breakers Noel’s Varis FRS and Yogi’s widebody GS

These Asiatic Red Devils just killed it… Nope Kim K didn’t break the internet first… Do you remember when this FRS flooded the facebook and IG feeds? When Noel first broke out the FRS with the Airrex suspension? How about the time when he revealed his Rocket Bunny with the Work VS-KF wheels  and lastly showing off with the full Varis Kit and SSR’s newest wheel, the Professor TF1.  Simple but tasteful details can be noticed not only in the exterior but under the FRS’ hood and interior as well.  I am sure brother Bert had his share of scrapes and bruises working on this FRS.

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Well Yogi broke the internet a few days before his GS showed up in SEMA.  After months of non-stop preparation and work to complete the GS with the help from Buddha Paint, Weds, Falken and Airrex, and many more; the handcrafted widebody sedan stole the spotlight the day it was revealed.

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#TheRocketBunny.  Lexus RB RC350 Fsport, SSA x AutoFashion RB NSX, RB RX7, RB R35 and RB Genesis Coupe

One build that I really wanted to see in person was the Lexus RB RC350 Fsport.  I have not driven one yet but I read a number of good reviews about the vehicle most specially the RC-F.  For me, it was like a luxury FRS on steroids. Or maybe I am just a little Lexus biased but seeing the first renderings of the RC with the RB kit, just made me want to see one in person. The RB kit enhanced the already aggressive look of the RC.  Meaty tires, mesh wheels, perfect stance, the RC will definitely be a hit once it reaches the dealerships.

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Six Sigma AUTOdesign said it best, “We knew many aspects of the project would be controversial, but we wanted to stir the pot. In the end, modifying cars is like an art, what’s the point if we are all painting the same picture? Don’t be afraid to take risks! We love how the car turned out…” Kudos to you guys for taking that leap -out of the norm.

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#Fanboyfavs.  Falken IND M3, Artisan NX200t, Ironman4x4 LC60, Vossen LS460, Vorsteiner M4, Sarto Racing CLK and the Hotchkis Road Runner

This IND-Distribution (based from Chicago, Il)  M3 under the Falken booth was simply stunning – no widebody add-ons but simply utilizing the usual aero enhancements that screams Form and Function. But what really drew me to this vehicle was the color scheme which may be too bold for some. The BMW Yas Marina Blue, cement gray and mint green highlights worked great for this build.

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The very first Lexus NX200t that was fitted with an Artisan kit.  I didn’t imagine that the NX would look so good with just the kit, wheels and low ride height.  The NX series maybe the vehicle that puts the RX series out of the Lexus lineup – only time will tell…

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I have always been a big fan of Ironman 4×4 products.  This year they used an LC60 VX Diesel Turbo to display the quality of accessories, gear and parts they offer. I would not mind taking this LC out on a trailing trip…

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The big body sedan LS460 has always been in my “want” list and this long sled from Vossen was tastefully done.  The elegance of the LS460 Fsport was maintained with the addition of the Skipper front lip and air suspension.

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BMW Widebody M3 suited up with Vorsteiner aero.

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Who would not want to own an American Muscle if it looked this good? This Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was under the Hotchkis booth.

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In addition to the vehicles mentioned above , this year I’ve decided to deviate from my typical wheelhouse and highlight trucks for my SEMA 2014 picks.  From the plethora of new Jeep Rubicons and Wranglers around most of the halls, I found a few that really caught my eye.  I could not pick just one so here it goes…

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3.  The Legacy Classic Trucks: Scrambler and 1942-1943 Dodge WC-53 conversion

These Legacy Classic conversions gives you the old classic feel with new reliable hardware.  The Legacy Classic Trucks are assembled to a customers liking – in terms of its looks and application that it will be used. The Classic V8 Legacy Scrambler Conversion symbolizes the heritage of the Jeep CJ, with full fenders, 33” tires and classic line. This is equipped with a 430Hp LS3 engine which is capable of adventures both on and off-road. The Scrambler is also available as a Soft-top, Hard-top and 2-Door version. Also, this is made with a mandrel bent fully boxed frame as well as Atlas transfer-case, Dynatrac 1-Ton ProRock 60 axles with ARB locking differential. Long travel suspension and air-bump stops are used to fit ones adventure needs.

The Dodge Carryal WC-53 is a rare and unique multi-passenger truck also available from Legacy Classic trucks in limited number. Each truck is handcrafted since it takes at least 1,200 hours to build. This is also powered by a 430Hp LS engine coupled with a 4-speed automatic. This comes standard with locking differentials and an Atlas Transfer-case.

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2.  Vortech BOSS F100

One of Vortech Superchargers’ booth vehicles is this 1973 Ford F100 done by High Octane Hot Rods. Owner: Jason Jones, On the Ground Designs. This truck is seriously looking like a Boss sitting still and laying frame. Under the hood you will find a 5.0L Ford Coyote engine, BOSS intake and Vortech Supercharger. Hard to find pieces and details were sourced from LMC trucks. One will not miss the massive tubs of the truck which tucks the B-Forged 595 wheels 22×9 up front and 24×14 rear. These are wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires 265/30/22 for the fronts and super wide 405/25/24 for the rear. Sew it Seams from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania completed the truck’s interior. Audi RS4 Red Volker was used to complete the exterior looks of the BOSS.

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1.  1949 Chevrolet 3100 five window pickup

Under the bright lights of the Las Vegas Convention Center, showing with the PAC racing springs booth tucks a truck that really caught my eye, this is the 1949 Chevy 3100 five window pickup. At first, its rusted out exterior will throw you off as this seem to not belong with the big boys with their shiny paint schemes. But look under the hood and you will immediately know that this beast will blow your doors off standing still. The 3100 is equipped with a fully built 442 LS engine with a 4.125 Bore and Stroke using K1 Technologies Forged Crank and Wiseco Pistons. This also has a Trick Flow Fully CNC LS3 Heads with OE LS7 rockers and titanium retainers from PAC Racing Springs. All ARP hardware was also used in putting together the powerplant of the truck. The 442 was also partnered to a Tremec 6-speed transmission with Centerforce DYAD dual disk clutch. As for its low slung ride height, PAC-JRi Racing coilovers were used. The Red Steel wheels from Coker Tire really did set off the look of the truck – wrapped in Firestone Nostalgia Drag Slicks Wide White. Although it cannot be seen behind the wheel, stopping on a dime is achieved using Wilwood Six Piston Calipers with 12 inch rotors. One of the eye catching details of the truck was the TIG Welded Butler built “Bomber Seats” with custom leather enhancements. I also liked the squared tubing interior styling as well as the bad ass grenade shift knob. The rear end of the truck just shows off the old and new pieces that really set this truck apart from the others.  Eighteen glorious months is what it took to put this beast together, this 3100 deserves a spotlight under the bright lights of Las Vegas.

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Hope you guys enjoyed a little flashback of SEMA 2014.

Until the next one… Peace!

-jayson (@dayuumjayce)

Spocom Hawaii 2013 Recap Part 1 of 2

Photos: Justin (@JustDaYUUM), Scottie (@DaYUUMScottie), Jayson (@DaYUUMjayce), and Myself (@DaYUUMDen)

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-1-4It seems like we were just in Hawaii last week or maybe it’s the strong desire to go back. It was definitely a trip we will remember for some time. We decided on taking this trip three weeks before Spocom Hawaii because we were on the fence whether we were going or staying. We decided the crew needed a nice vacation so we pulled the trigger. We made some calls and booked our flights. A total of eight of us took flight over the Pacific Ocean to the Rock. Some of us have never been there including myself, so the experience was very fresh. The laid back vibe, the zero sense of urgency, and the food – simply amazing.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-2-2Since we took different flights, our first night was to regroup. That night we also met up with Big Mike (@thebigmike) and Antonio (@antoniosureshot) from Motor Mavens (@motormavens) for late night eats and no filter conversations. The night was memorable to say the least.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-1-3Saturday was showtime and since it was an evening event, we had a little free time before heading out. We enjoyed breakfast at Hula Grill and the beach of Waikiki. Scott and I rented paddle boards for about 30 mins before we got bored and exchanged them for bodyboards, while the rest of the gang soaked some rays on the sand and enjoyed the warm water.

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SpocomHI_0003At around 12:30PM we went back to our rooms to clean up then to the Spocom show to set up.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9001At Spocom Hawaii we teamed up with our buddies at AirREX USA. AirREX USA is responsible for importing the AirREX Digital Suspension into the United States. Their suspension features threaded shock-bodies to fine tune your height.

AirREX also has an unique all-in-one air management system. The days of teflon tape and playing with valves are a thing of its past. The complete AirREX system has the tank, compressor, ecu, and valves in a self contained box the size of a few Jordan boxes. It’s completely leak tested before it leaves the factory. Routing the airlines to the struts or bags and hooking up the power completes the install. The AirREX system is by far the most simplest system to install, Period!

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9009In our booth was Madoka (@happymadoka) from Hawaii, Jon Jon’s Genesis on Gram Lights, and Davin’s Maxima with a prototype AirREX kit on a set of Vossens.. We also brought out some DaYUUM gear from the mainland.

Spocom Hawaii didn’t disappoint, the venue was packed with spectators and well executed rides.

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SpocomHI_0029Here is Marshall Lum’s second gen Scion xB representing DaYUUM and our very close friends Scion Evolution.

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SPCM13HI2Scion Evolution Hawaii is still pretty strong and still repping.

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SPCM13HI32I loved the way this Bug was executed. It had custom low offset steelies for that old flavor with modern style.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9023Here is a pair of clean Evo’s with several ARC and Voltex goodies.

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Hawaii was all about fitment also.

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SpocomHI_0046I love Silvias, so seeing this S14 on Work VS-XX was pretty dope.

Hawaii also had their VIP game locked. Upon entrance was this pair sitting on the red carpet, very fitting for these well executed builds.

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SPOCOM_HAWAII-8994An amazing pair of LS’s.

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SPCM13HI30I can’t remember the fine details of the blue Infiniti but from what I can remember it was a rare trim and had a rare body kit.

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Back to the rest of the show.

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SPCM13HI16I really loved this Evo, it was well built and had some ARC goodies as well.

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Around the show there were a ton of AirREX equipped cars, here are a few.
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The show ended with a gang of awards, including…
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SPOCOM_HAWAII-9047Best Team, Best of Show, and Best Engineering.

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dayuumscottieOur night hardly ends without late snacks and we just can’t get enough of Zippy’s, enough that myself, Nilo, and Scottie all instagrammed about it. Big up’s to Marshall and the AirREX family for the lift from the event and taking us to Zippy’s, then back to our hotel.

We loved Hawaii so much we may just write a little bit of our trip. I’m greatful to have such a great crew and group of friends, without their support none of this would have happened. Thank you to our supporters that stopped by the booth to say HI. And a BIG Thank you the Spocom Family for showing us amazing hospitality, we are very very grateful! Jae will continue with part 2 of our coverage.

Here is a sneak.

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I see some commonality here!

Until later…

@DaYUUMDen

86Fest II – Coverage – Auto Club Speedway

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86fest2_000286Fest is known to be the largest gathering of the AE86/FRS in North America. The event was spearheaded by the folks at MotorMavens, whom are also the same people that brought us Mass Appeal and Speed and Stance – just to name a couple. This elaborate production took place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California as it did for the previous 86Fest.

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86fest2_0007The two-day event was a spectacular success for enthusiasts that wanted to size up their own 86 platform with the plethora of others in form of old school to new.

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86fest2_0058The track was open for auto-crossers to hone and test their skills. If you were a novice, 86Fest also provided an option to learn to drive like a pro with their Dynamic Driving Academy for 86/FR-S owners.

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86fest2_0019Many vendors were on site including OEM Audio Plus with a gang of FRS-86 cars.

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86fest2_0033and US, just to name a few. In short, if you wanted to outfit your FR-S this event was the place to be!

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86fest-0052For this year’s 86Fest we also hosted a mini models lounge that had, Lilly Evans, Serena Su, Ashley Clark, Amanda Kerr, and Jay Ferrer as our DaYUUM Hunnies.

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86fest2_0032Fontana has always been predictable, a lot warmer than most So Cal cities in the day and hurricane winds as the sun sets. It just a weird eco system in Fontana but every time we have been to Fontana, our tents always tend to take flight.

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86fest2_0038We spotted our friends from Scion Evolution out to support the event.

Since this was an 86/FRS event, a Speed and Stance Pre-Meet took place in a nearby lot.

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86fest2_0037There was some dope cars including the Phaze2 Crew and some of our own rides including Jayson’s IS350 on freshly installed AirREX Suspension and Nilo’s NSX.

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Other dope rides…

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We are anticipating the Official Speed and Stance and the next 86Fest.

Until later..

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Extreme AutoFest 2013 – San Diego

It’s another busy year for DaYUUM and I’m a little disappointed in myself that we haven’t been able to pop out our show recaps quick enough. Our personal goal is a few days to a week at the latest but preparations for the next event has kept us busy and behind. A couple weeks ago, we headed south to Qualcomm Stadium for Extreme Autofest’s San Diego event. Headlining the entertainment was DJ Quik.

Last year, we attended with a full staff including our DaYUUM Hunnies and stayed overnight for the event. This year, there was so much going on that not everyone could attend, so instead of staying overnight we managed to run a skeleton crew and drove to SD during the day of the event. Myself, Nilo and Scottie attended the event – four, if you count Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech, whom also joined us.

The drive to San Diego from LA County made for a long day, so long that once we arrived and settled in, Nilo had already fallen asleep before the event started.

The day started at 7:30 AM, when Scottie and myself met with Glen at a local Ralph’s. We headed south on the 405 and made a pitstop to meet Nilo and for me to pick up the Tjin Edition Fusion.

We arrived at the venue and was immediately greeted by Ale. Ale and the crew has always taken very good care of us and since we were a little late to the party that morning, we were quickly taken in via escort.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8317Featured in our booth was Glen’s S2K, Nilo’s AirREX NSX, Tjin Edition’s Ford Fusion, and Scottie’s TRD Supercharged 2nd Gen xB.

EAF SD was also the same day as WekFest SJ, so some of our friends were up there as well. We still had great friends there such as AutoFashion and their latest endeavor, Trendy Vape.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8368Kevin’s FR-S was a centerpiece for Trendy Vape, and rightfully so. Kevin’s FR-S is hot!

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EAF_SD_CARS-8362-2In addition, the AutoFashion family had an arsenal of dope cars including Bluebirds and Hakosukas.

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EAFSD2013-8383Flossy was there with the lovely Myra. They are a manufacturer of custom shift knobs for your car. They also had a few hot rides on display including a widebody FD.

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EAFSD2013-8397We don’t request much when we go to an event because we know last minute demands can add additional stress to the team, but Nilo has always made one request which EAF has always honored, and that is to be near the models lounge. In the model’s lounge was our long time favorites including Ashley Clark and Amanda Kerr.

This event’s theme was pin-up. It’s a pretty cool theme because it really puts the models in character. So far, every model we have shot has always wanted to do a pin-up shoot, so maybe this theme was a request from the ladies that attended the event.

Since we were close to the model’s lounge, Glen and Nilo pulled in the ladies to shoot with the cars. By doing so, it created a crowd, to the point that it was difficult to set up for a shot but at the same we time had some good laughs.

Away from the models lounge, Marie was with Lexani, so I decided to harass her.

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The golden hour was upon us so we tried to get as many shoots in as possible. Some ran longer than others and I didn’t bring any strobes because, well, I didn’t plan on shooting any models in the extent that we did. It got late; by the time we shot with Brittani Paige, it was almost next to impossible to capture anything in focus, but I tried.

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EAFSD2013-8649Alexia Cortez is one of the more known girls, there is always a line to take a simple picture of her. When we managed to drag her from the model’s lounge, all nearby photographers swarmed like bees, so we got what we could get.

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EAFSD2013-8442-2Sexy Lilly Evans was kind enough to give us some of her time. We will be setting up a shoot with her soon.

Glen then went to the R1 Concept’s booth and not only did he drink all their alcohol, he also borrowed some of their ladies.

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EAFSD2013-8880-2Lori Lin… She has since taken a break from the scene, but she will always be welcomed with open arms.

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EAFSD2013-8551-2Next up was Amber, she was totally fun as well and we took all kinds of random shots.

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EAFSD2013-8953Then it got late, but we were able to capture a couple shots of Brittani Paige, included this ghosted one of her. haha

Back to some of the other cars…

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We had a great time and before we headed back to LA we had a feast at Gordon Biersch. Probably not the best idea before driving 2 hours home, but everyone was starving and it’s become a tradition to eat after an event to unwind and recap the day. On the way home we almost witnessed Nilo jacking up his NSX when he attempted to 4×4 over a center divider. That would have made for a long day!

We want to thank Extreme Autofest for the hospitality, we always enjoy their events and entertainment.

-@DaYUUMDen

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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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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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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Thanks to Jae Alba *(@dayuumjae), Benjamin Garcia *(@bgarciaphotography), and Jayson *(@dayuumjayce) for the photo contributions. *(Instagram)
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Wekfest LA 2013 – Part 2

One of the main reasons I came down South to celebrate my birthday was to attend Wekfest Los Angeles. This was actually my first Wekfest event, and it won’t be my last if I can help it! The atmosphere was awesome and the layout was easy to navigate. This was a very well organized event. I have no doubt that Wekfest LA will be even bigger next year.

Car shows and events are few and far between where I’m from, so this was the first show I’ve been to in MONTHS. Needless to say, I was pretty excited. With very little sleep and an injury from a recent auto accident, I was more than determined to get out of town, down to Wekfest LA and enjoy the weekend. I needed a break. The almost 200 mile drive was more than worth it. I got to spend time with great friends and check out some beautiful cars. What more could this girl ask for to celebrate her birthday?!

I have respect for all car styles, but just like anything else, I do have my favorites. So, here I share with you some of my personal favorites from the show.

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As I began to navigate the grassy area, I saw a ton of beauties. However, the first one to jump out and catch my eye was this amazing Skyline GT-R. I am a huge fan of ‘old school’, so my jaw dropped as soon as I saw it. I wanted to hop in and take her back home with me!! Congrats to Mikey on 2nd place in the All Nissan class.

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It’s always nice seeing Neil’s KP61 and Benjamin’s AE71. I love these 2 and always stop to take a look every time I see them at a show. Truly a beautiful pair. Congrats to Neil on 1st place in the Old School class!

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I have a thing for Subies as well – these were a few of my favorites.

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A little BMW (and Holly Lee) love!

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Noel’s FR-S definitely pulls in a crowd, but I was able to snag a few shots.

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A few more of my favorites –old school and new.

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It was really great to see everyone again, and to meet a few new friends as well. I could not have asked for a better weekend. Hope to see you again soon.

Thanks for viewing!

@angie529

Wekfest LA 2013 – Part 1

Its 1:16AM on a Tuesday morning, and I started to think about Wekfest Los Angeles and the happenings of this past weekend. I was totally exhausted and even passed out early on the couch. When I woke up around midnight to crawl into bed, I found myself catching up on the last glimpse of Instagram and our Facebook page. Nilo has really been holding down the fort on Facebook and I contribute when I remember, but I am not as religious as Nilo with all the postings. We recently started an official Instagram (@instadayuum) page because Facebook has implemented changes that require a page to promote with dollars in order to reach all of your followers (so I’ve been told). Instagram is just another outlet for us to express what we do and also to bring you up to date info on our whereabouts and all the exciting events we are involved with. Why InstaDaYUUM? In short, someone is holding on to DaYUUM as if it’s a prize possession. I think the person thinks we are in the 90’s during the URL boom, but in fact, we have been hash tagging #instadayuum for a while now, so it is just as good as DaYUUM.

I wasn’t planning on writing any Wekfest coverage because I’ve been struggling on finishing other write ups but I felt I needed to write something. This is considered part 1. Angie will continue with part 2. Angela, aka Angie, is a passionate enthusiast from the San Luis Obispo area and she came to visit Wekfest to celebrate her birthday with her fiancé. She will finish off the coverage with her ramblings. PS – Happy Birthday Angie!

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WEKFESTLA-7336I didn’t get a chance to walk around the show much because it was busy at the booth. The busiest one to date. This year we teamed up with Forjworks from Hawaii whom have blessed us to be a distributor for them on AirREX Suspensions in So Cal. That’s why our booth was split up with AirREX and DaYUUM. With the booth being busy I felt I shouldn’t leave the booth much while Jayson and Scottie hustle with merchandise. I am greatly blessed to have these guys for there passion and drive, as they are able to conduct business while Nilo and I try to take care of all the questions with the AirREX Suspension.

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WEKFESTLA-7366In the booth this year, we also had Serena. She is a new face for us and is a new addition to the DaYUUMFam along with our other ladies we have had in the past. We are experimenting with a few new ideas this year so you may or may not see mulitple Hunnies in our booth this year, but we will see how it progresses in the year. I am also happy to see that some of our previous DaYUUM Hunnies hustling and getting gigs in the industry. Anyways, I did get a little chance to walk around the vendor area, I didn’t get far into the grass area and missed some of our friends like Autofasion and the guys at Style Over Comfort, but we did catch up with the guys at FRS-86, Vortech, our brothers at Tjin Edition, and Noel at Canibeat.

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WEKFESTLA-7357On the vendor side I spotted the Tea brothers (www.frs86.com), Meng and Young in Beat Sonics booth, as well as Mike from Motor Mavens. I have no clue why I dont have an individual shot of Mikes, I swore I took one. I really love the new Work Emotion XD-9 on Meng’s FR-S. The color is a perfect complement to Scion’s Hot Lava.

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WEKFESTLA-7331Across the way was Vortech Superchargers / Tjin Edition. They brought out Roberts FR-S that debuted the Gold Forgestar F14F’s 17×11. The company’s own FR-S was also on display.

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WEKFESTLA-7322On the flip side, Jon Sibal’s Challenger was sitting pretty as usual. Close by was Gene Tjin’s Lysholm charged Camaro which has been on the selling block for about 2 years now. It appears even buyers with deposits are flakey like pastries. RJ’s Mustang, and Neil Tjin’s Fusion end capped their display. I wonder how many people stuck their heads under his car this time to check out the side exit exhaust.