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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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Just in time for #ThrowbackThursdays!

Before we gear up for this coming show season with the 2nd installment for the Tjin Edition X DaYUUM RoadShow, I’d like to reminisce back to our charitable activities from the past year.

Towards the end of 2014 we teamed up with Guppy House and started the #TDGToyDrive, which was a month long joyous time where, with the help of each Guppy House location, we collected toy donations in exchange for deliciously refreshing drinks on the house…Guppy House that is!

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Our goal was to be able to donate these toys and put smiles to as many children as possible during the holiday season. The We Strong Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the annual Purist Winter Drive were set as our main charities.


Doin’ Work

Purist Winter Drive 2014

Before we get together with friends and family to break bread over turkey and stuffings, we spent an afternoon with the Purist Group to deliver our first batch of toy donations. Additionally we kept the good vibes going by putting together goodie bags and handing out other swag we had to the all the charitable guests in attendance.

Just like any automotive enthusiasts event, there were all sorts of different show cars on display. From imports to exotics and everything in between, check out some of the sights from the day through Manny‘s eyes:

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#TDGToyDrive & Car Meet

With the success of our month-long Toy Drive and the holiday season still young, we decided to extend the #TDGToyDrive for another month! Also we held two late night car meets. attendees could donate a toy and receive 20% off their meal in addition to a free drink for those nights.

On the first night in Fullerton, we asked Farrell of Fas Fotos to share with us his coverage of the event as the crew took care of guiding guests to park their cars and taking in all the generous donations.

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The following week we held another car meet in Chino Hills, it was a chilly night but the crew braved through and we once again had another promising night of cars and collections.

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Donation FEELS

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

With our two months of toy collecting and now with the help the Purist Group, we made our first drop-off of toy donations. The Children’s Hospital of Orange County collects donations all year-long so there is never an excuse, but in the month of December is when they have their annual toy drop off where they gather a team of helpful volunteers to assist in taking in the large amounts of donations during this month. With the volunteers’ help we quickly unloaded all the boxes filled with about 100 or so toys in a matter of seconds.

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We Strong Foundation

Circumstances kept delaying our drop off date, but in time we were able to get together with Wayne from We Strong and Brian from Infinite Auto Design at their new headquarters. We Strong is an independently operated foundation and strives on donations like this. But based on Wayne’s initial reaction when he first saw all the toys we were able to donate, I don’t think he could even imagine this much help. It was humbling experience when the first words from his mouth were “You guys are crazy!”

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And so maybe we are a little crazy. But if crazy is what it takes to make this little world a better place, then I’ll take crazy every day of the week!


Thank you to all who helped out during all of these charitable events! From the DaYUUMfam to the Purist Group to the Guppy House Staff and of course all those who took the time out of their busy schedules to come out and donate for a great cause! We hope that this little good deed will help out a lot of good little kids!

Tuners and Tea – Recap – Part 3

DaYUUM! What a way to start of the New Year!! I got so tuner and tea wasted from last week’s little shindig at Guppy Tea House in West Covina. But that’s a good thing. I’ve never been a morning person, but I was up for this event, Tuners and Tea. Early morning breeze with the sun shining down, got to love this Cali weather; especially with the fresh scene of new car show lingering around.

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Usually when we host a car show, we have so much to be dealing with, running around making sure everything is working and everyone is parked where they need to be. But this meet was so relaxed that it was easy to just get lost admiring all the different cars and talking with all the fellow enthusiasts and friends. Everyone who came out was very nice and respectful, to the area and to each other. And then count the fact that the cars in attendance were very, very diverse; there was something for just about everyone.

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The parking lot all around the restaurant was like a giant game of musical chairs. There were no constraints on car show schedule, roll in and roll out times, just people coming in as they pleased to enjoy themselves. It kept the layout fresh whenever one awesome car left and opened up for another clean one to take its place. The activity even attracted random people passing by. I remember someone rolling up only after they saw all the cars and crowds while he was filling up gas in his clean OG-style Teggy across the street.

Well ’nuff with my rambling, all you need to read is that it was an awesome, super-dooper, cool, entertaining, seki, Tea-riffic meet and greet! Now let the thousand words from each of these photos do the rest of the talking.

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The bossman’s wrapped Mercedes Benz CLK63

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Jonathan Wong‘s Osaka JDM/Kanjo themed ’90 Honda EF

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VIP on another level, Ron Sino-Cruz’s LHD Nissan President HG50

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Lotus 7 about to roll out

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TheGentlemanRacer‘s M&P Speed Apparel “Urban Assault” ’69 Austin Mini Cooper

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Limitless Society‘s widebody J’s Racing Honda S2000

And this concludes our Tuners and Tea Trilogy…for the first time. The show season is just barely stirring, big things this year for us – definitely. And if all goes well, we will be making these Tuners and Tea meet and greets a monthly thing, so see you at the next one!

-Justin (@justdayuum)

Tuners and Tea – Recap – Part 2

This past Saturday morning was the first Tuners and Tea Meet that was held at Guppy Tea House West Covina. The turnout was great; besides the people that attended Tuners and Tea, there were also many spectators that came in from neighbor stores to look and enjoy the cars. Coming from Hawaii, I was not use to seeing all these high-end cars coming out to meets; like Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Porsches and the Audi R8 that attended the meet. As I walked around the area there also was a variety of different group of vehicles that attended the meet; bippu, exotic, jdm, euro, lifted trucks, and a rat rod. All was welcome. No matter what style you had at the end of the day, it was a bunch of car enthusiasts talking stories, sipping on some boba and admiring each other’s builds.

Mahalo… John

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Tuners and Tea – Recap – Part 1

TunersandteaYesterday morning was the first Tuners and Tea we co-hosted with the Guppy House chain in conjunction with our friends from Tjin Edition, Purist Group, JDM Zip Ties, Team Klassified, MB Junkies, and Infinite Auto Design.

Tuners and Tea was introduced for a group of gearheads to chit chat about cars, family, personal endeavors, and pure networking. Since the holidays just passed, the first weekend after the new year was a perfect time to get together. It’s a morning event which lasts only a few hours so it allows enthusiasts the opportunity to spend the rest of the day with family and friends.

Since true gearheads are true enthusiasts, we encouraged any vehicle, any bikes, any make, any model, and I believe we accomplished that.

During the event I was trying to catch up with others along with some instagram updates so I wasn’t able get to snap too many photos. We will have a parts 2 and 3 with our photog John and Justin.

At the end of this, I will supply some links from other recently published coverage of the meet.

Thank you for everyone that could came and join us, we hope to do more of these on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Thank you to all our partners, David, Sean, Roland, Brian, Neil T. Neil O, and Danny. In the meantime…Enjoy!

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tunerandteas-8856LTMotowerks.com came out with their fresh BRZ and BMW.

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tunerandteas-8843The Misha Designs Promax Autosport Aventador

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tunerandteas-8859The Super Steet gang Sam, Jonathon, and Jofel was in attendance as well.

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tunerandteas-8879Closing with this Nissan President.

Check out more pics on @instadayuum, Hash tag #tunersandtea, JDM Zip Ties, and CNC Pics.

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