Tag: scion

Scion TRD FR-S Project Vehicle

In 2014, we had the opportunity to drive and capture the first ever Scion FR-S RS1 Turbo, well kind of. In actuality, it was a project vehicle that resembled the unreleased Scion FR-S RS1. In fact, the project vehicle inspired the current RS1. The work was done in partnership with Advanced Design Fabrication (ADF), Scion Racing, TRD, Toyota Technocraft, KMA Industries, GReddy, Techno Square, and Evasive Motorsports. Subtle differences sets the US Spec vs. the TRD Project Vehicle apart, the aero package are all JDM Spec. The addition of fender aero fins and the deletion of “TRD” from the rear bumper cover are notable differences.

The project vehicle also gets a bump from the 200HP to 400HP with the help of an upgraded Greddy Turbo Kit, JE Pistons, Carrillo Rods, with a MOTEC engine management. The suspension is an adjustable coil-over system also from TRD.

ADF did a great job in the interior with an 8-point roll cage, fuel cell, TRD gauges, and custom door panels. Seriously, you can’t touch this FR-S.

Let’s look at the details up close.

The rear bumper cover loses the embossed “TRD” that is on the Scion FR-S RS1

Fender Aero Fins really sets the TRD Project Vehicle apart from the US Spec RS1

GReddy Turbo Kit with upgraded Garrett Turbo

8-Point cage, TRD gauges, TRD seats, and custom door inserts.

Forged Volk Racing with Toyo Tires and TRD Big Brake Kit.

Additional goodies! TRD Dual Tip Exhaust, 3-piece decklid spoiler

You just do not get better than this!

Words and Photos: Denny H.

HIN Del Mar 2017

Hot Import Nights season opener came out swinging. Gilbert was able to make the trek to Del Mar to capture the action. HIN as it is better known, attracted clean builds and stunning ladies. See below for images.

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Hawaii’s Jojo Dela Cruz

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and Jenna Lane

Until next time…

Words: Denny H.

Photos: Gilbert C.

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)

OEM Audio Plus + DaYUUM FJ Cruiser Trail Team Edition

There has been statistical evidence that the general working population today spends hours driving from home to work and vice versa.  A recent report shared by the U.S. Census Bureau (census.gov) highlighted that “An estimated 61.1 percent of the workers with “long commutes (over 60 minutes travel time) drove to work alone, 12.9 percent carpooled and 26 percent used public transportation.” For some, daily in-car travel experiences may also mean – meeting time, chow time, well I’ve also seen ladies use this time to put their make-up on.  For me, a means of battling the rigorous hours spent in-car driving is filling your private cabin with good music from various artists such as the Nujabes, Anuhea, or even raw mixes from Awthentik Vibes Vj – Dj Skitz.  OEM Audio Plus (O+), a company based in Anaheim, CA; aims to capture and enhance these daily travel experiences.

I was introduced to O+ audio system by a good friend Paul (@van_dayuum_paul), who had all of his past and current Scion vehicles equipped with the OEM Audio Plus system.  I have always been impressed with the simplicity of how the system integrated with the OEM radio and more importantly utilized the standard speaker locations.   One would not understand the motto that the company goes by “Clean, Crisp and Clear”, if you have not experienced listening inside a vehicle equipped with one.  The company started building systems for Scion vehicles however this year, they wanted to explore on non-Scion platforms such as the FJ Cruiser.  Last year, they have introduced an FJ Cruiser equipped with its first prototype system at Toyota Fest held in Long Beach, CA.  I’ve asked Paul, who’s good friends with the man behind OEM Audio Plus , Mr. Sandy Lirag, if this was true.  Sure enough it was confirmed; and they’re just waiting for the interest to build up.  With a few phone calls and emails, the 2013 Cement Trail Team Edition FJ Cruiser was off to OEM Audio Plus Laboratory in Anaheim, CA.

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The 2013 Cement Trail Team Edition FJ Cruiser I reviewed sometime in December 2013 had the very basic sound system – (a) Non-navigation radio, (b) a pair of 6 x 9 (inch) door panel speakers, (c) a pair of 1 inch tweeter-like dash speakers and headliner baffle speakers.  Music played using the Bluetooth radio always sounded flat.  With the volumes slightly turned up, the headliner baffle speakers would reverberate and distort the sound.  At times, keeping the radio off was the best option when driving the FJC.   The sound system of the FJC was the first thing that will be addressed as the vehicle will also be used as a daily commuter.  And recuperation and relaxation starts during the drive home with a favorite music after a good days work.

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After a few weeks of fitment, testing and sound optimization, the DaYUUM Project FJC is back from O+ Laboratories.   Now equipped with the OEM Audio Plus’ FJ REFERENCE 400CF Sound Solution System, we were excited to compare the before and after sound result.  The O+ REFERENCE 400CF comes with (a) pair of 1” Soft Dome Tweeter with a one piece aluminum baffle plate, (b) carbon-fiber cone 6 x 9 inch door panel speakers (c) an 8 inch subwoofer in special Trail Team Edition sub enclosure (d) Dual Amplification featuring the 8-Channel 32-Bit DSP power amplifier and dedicated subwoofer amp and lastly (e) Plug and Play wiring harness specific for the FJC.  The O+ team also suggested that  a pair of (JBL) speakers that came from the option premium sound system from Toyota be added on the rear pillar to complete the surround sound solution for the FJC.

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Eager to get some seat time on the FJ to compare the end result, I head over to Tom’s Farms for my first experience going to an FJ Cruiser meet hosted by FJC Forums.  Even before I hopped on to the FJ, one won’t be able to tell that the system had been replaced.  Utilizing the stock radio and all components concealed in stock locations aside from the subwoofer added on the rear were aspects that I’ve also liked about the O+ system.  It has that sneakiness to it where you won’t expect the sound that comes out.  But turn on the radio and one can tell that this was no stock system.  The cabin will be filled with sound that even a person with no knowledge about radios and speakers would really appreciate the music playing.  Turning the volume up or down will not make any difference in the clarity that you hear from the REFERENCE 400 CF sound solution system – highs and lows can still be appreciated with out any distortion.  As Mr. Lirag once mentioned; “When we say -Clean, Crisp and Clear, it’s about the sound, the way it installs and its seamless integration into your vehicle.

I definitely did not mind the traffic I faced on the 91 freeway on my way to the FJC Forums meet.  The music that you hear definitely influences your mood and the way you drive.  Where at one point while sitting in traffic, there was a moment where you’re so into a song (Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift if you may ask hahaha) with full facial expression and finger thumping – and you look out the window – a lady in the car next to you was full on staring.  It’s like straight out of a VW commercial -I don’t even want to know what she was thinking.  She was possibly just mesmerized by my irresistible good looks.  And so I cruised on to the 15 freeway and headed over to Tom’s Farm.

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At the meet, a good number of FJCs showed up to mingle, chit-chat, talked shop and new upgrades.  Being that the FJ that I brought was so stock and one of the cleanest one out there, it was a full give-away that the driver that brought it was a newbie.  Took a few shots of the meet, mingled and tried to learn as much from active forum members – Greg, Jason, Dimitri and few others who welcomed me in their little pow-wow.  As I drooled on some of the aftermarket and custom upgrades – I also start to visualize ideas that will be sufficient for the DaYUUM Project FJC.

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One vehicle that really stood out from all the FJs that showed up was this fully caged – Baja FJ. It was shared that this FJ competed in Baja events -did really well and quick in various terrains.

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Here are a few that really caught my eye –

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Need a panoramic shot – No problem –

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So as I drove back to Orange County, I realized a few things:  One, the OEM Audio Plus REFERENCE 400CF sound solution system was a needed and great upgrade for the FJC.  No more quiet drives or flat music to hear but a space filled with sound that is tailored to your own liking.  Special thanks to the O+ team for their superb customer service and catering to a non-scion vehicle.  Two, the lumpy looks of the Trail Team FJ needs to be updated so hope you stay tuned for upcoming enhancements that we have in store for DaYUUM Project FJC.

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There are only a limited number of FJ REFERENCE 400CF systems made so if you’re in a look out for a plug and play sound system upgrade, please don’t hesitate to contact –

OEM AUDIO PLUS Incorporated

Tel. 855.OEM.ODIO (855-636-6346)

Instagram: ig@oemaudioplus.com

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Until the next one… Peace!

-dayuumjayce

AirREX x DaYUUM Hawaii Shoot

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DSC_0284 copyI recently took a trip to Oahu, Hawaii for family matters; I stayed on the islands for two weeks so
you know I had to take advantage of this trip back home. During that time I was in Hawaii, I linked up with Marshall Lum to do a DaYUUM X Team AirREX Hawaii photo shoot. The day that Marshall and I both had time to meet up was at a meet and greet that “Vip’d Out” from Nor Cal put together. The weather was pretty crappy that day; it rained/drizzled for a good amount in the beginning of the meet. Later on that day, when the rain stopped, skies cleared up. Marshall showed up with his clean 2008 Scion xB, we talked for a bit then we ended up doing a quick photo shoot under the monkey pod trees in the park where the meet was being held at.

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Rex Hawaii. The meet was held at Kapolei Wal-Mart, total of 11 cars came out that day, and that’s not even the whole AirREX Hawaii team. While everyone was catching up; talking stories, I had to put in work; I started to take individual shots. We then rolled out to the next location into barbers point where the Naval Hangars are, then found an abandoned warehouse to do the AirREX Hawaii group shots.

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DSC_0272 copyI’d like to give a special Mahalo to Marshall Lum of Team Air Rex Hawaii for coordinating and finding time to do a shoot and also to the rest of Team AirREX Hawaii for coming out to make this photo shoot a success, wish everyone had to time to come out. –@DaYUUMJQuilla

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Dabbling with Christian Coujin’s Scion FR-S

Coujin_FRS-8407During the winter, it’s a battle of time, the sun sets sooner and days seem to disappear as soon as it began.

I had purchased a pair of Alien Bees a year ago because we were encountering limitations. Limitations which caused us to focus solely on using natural light and as days were shortened, so did our shoot times. Other times, we couldn’t shoot in warehouses because the lighting was too dim. I personally only used them a handful of times so I needed some practice.

When I had the opportunity to shoot Christian Coujin’s Scion FR-S an hour before sunset one Sunday, it was a perfect time to dust off the camera and strobes.

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Coujin_FRS-8447Coujin’s beast is a 2013 Scion FR-S outfitted with a version one Rocket Bunny widebody kit. Its original Raven was scuffed then sprayed by Phantasy Kolors in Washington with a stunning Porsche GT3 Green. To accommodate the wider body, a custom set of Rotiform Turbines and Falken Tires were fitted under the bunnies’ fenders.

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As night fell, shots got a little bit more interesting. The sky started to change to a vibrant red which was stunning. I wanted to try longer exposure shots but I forgot my tripod.

At that time, one of the remote receivers failed so I had to make the best of the shoot with one strobe. It didn’t give me the look I had envisioned but it added a little mystery. The wheels, engine, and the two above were shot with one strobe. Shots here after were also shot with one strobe.

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Since I had such a short time with Coujin’s FR-S I hope to get more shots of it soon. The crew will be displaying it at various events throughout the West Coast in 2014.

I hope you enjoyed what I captured so far.

Until later… Peace! –@DaYUUMDen

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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SEMA Show 2013 – The Ladies of Sema

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We all know SEMA is one of the biggest gathering of everything about automotive and this year marks another impact in the automotive industry. According to the press release, this year’s presence have recorded the largest amount of companies involved and gathered under one roof tallied in its history and I’m pretty sure that goes the same way in attendance as foot traffic was out of the ordinary. As you may all know, last year, the crew decided to pick cars that made it as their personal favorites out of the show for coverage and that’s not going to change this year but we kind of feel that wasn’t enough to sooth you guys viewing pleasures. We decided to add more content out of the SEMA show to give you guys more feel of how SEMA is being done every year. As most media people that got credited to cover SEMA, 90-95% of this coverage are all new cars, new products, and everything automotive related and we all know that’s not all that is there. Of course promoting a name brand is the top priority of these companies and to do that, they usually hire the top, well known gorgeous women in the industry. To these ladies, if they ever get hired to work for SEMA, they know they’ve made a name in the industry and kind of reach the top of their career and that is what we’re trying to show you as the other content for our coverage of this year’s SEMA show. Here are the ladies of SEMA 2013.

South hall is where all the wheels and tire companies are located and if you haven’t been to SEMA, this is the place where most of the models are in attendance and that is why I decided to cover this part of the convention first to get it done with. As soon as I enter the hall, I was greeted by the girls of Falken tires booth as they are placed right by the entrance doors. First off, we have Katie Carnes as she was posing right by the 2010 Falken Porsche 997 GT3 RSR ALMS car and also handing out falken playing cards and lanyards.

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Here’s Julie Galindo signing autographs and giving posters.

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Here’s Miss Juliana Daniell taking pictures with fans and posing for us.

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Also found a blonde hottie, Miss Rebecca Garcia taking some snaps for us.

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Also spotted Miss Randyl Dawn taking pictures with fans so I joined the crowd and snap some pics as well.

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Next to the Falken booth is the Cooper tires booth where I spotted Miss Saundrine Lanouette who is from Ohio. When I asked for her name, I kind of didn’t understand her so I asked for her Instagram and just followed her so its easier to remember her name and not forget for the coverage but then she told me that was a slick move to get the ladies. *blushed* (don’t be copying my moves guys haha) I swear its for coverage purposes and not like I asked for your number! haha just kidding! She’s a cool chick! Nice meeting you Saundrine! sema2013-0095-3

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Also by the Cooper tires booth is this gorgeous woman, Miss Amber Smith.

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Then I walked towards the next booth and saw these two gorgeous models which I didn’t get to ask their name cause there was a line where nobody can enter the area that they were at and they were too far so I just snap a couple of pics.

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Then I saw Kuya Abe with his famous rim chain all celebrity status when I was walking around to check the next booth.

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Then, I passed by the Vossen booth and spotted the awesome Jaro sisters. Here’s Justene

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Then took a couple of shots of Dawn Jaro.

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Next to the Vossen booth was the Vision Wheels booth where I spotted Crystal Leigh handing out her autographed posters to her fans.

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Next I spotted Miss Natalia Marie working at the Wheel Group booth.

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Alongside with her is Miss Monique May also working the Wheel Group booth.

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Ling Ferro was working the Ace Alloy booth and took a couple of pics.

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Hankook tires booth and Miss Erica Nagashima and Miss Sadie May. It was a little bit difficult to get a good angle due to the crowd but still managed to get a decent shot.

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More of Miss Erica Nagashima.

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At the Lexani booth I saw this blue eyed beauty, Miss Amanda Vex.

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Alongside was this gorgeous model Miss Victoria Elise signing posters for Lexani booth as well.

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At the Race line booth, I saw Miss Blanca greeting the fans.

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Next stop is the Pirelli tires booth where they also have multiple amount of high class models like this blonde bomb shell here Miss Summer Daniels.

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Also at the Pirelli tires booth is this stunning model, Miss Elle Navarro.

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This stunning lady, Miss Charm killings is also part of the Pirelli tires clan.

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Lastly, for Pirelli was the gorgeous, Miss Corissa Furr.

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Next to Pirelli tires booth was the Nitto tires booth with ladies wearing a classy black dress.

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Then I walked by the international wheel and tire companies and spotted a bunch of good looking ladies as well. Here’s another hottie that I didn’t get a chance to get their name from the company Accelera.

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Then I passed by the Delinte tires booth and spotted this hottie, Miss Dianna Lushus.

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Then passed by Aelous tires and spotted these gorgeous ladies, Miss Deena Kacie and Miss Christina Riordan posing and taking pics.

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Another hottie that I didn’t get a chance to get her name.

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Walked past the wind power booth and spotted this sexy lady, Miss Joolie Mai.

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Also working at wind power booth is Miss Crystal Bailey.

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At the Black lion booth is these two bomb shell hotties, Miss Angie Hicks and Ashley Noelle.

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At Continental tires booth is this sexy lady, Miss Danielle Souza.

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When I passed by the Savini wheels booth, this stunning lady, Miss Constance Nunes greeted me with a smile.

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Also at Savini wheels booth is this hottie from Edmonton Canada, she goes by the name Miss Morning star.

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Then I spotted Miss Jannie G who recently moved to Vegas all the way from Hawaii.

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Rohana wheels booth had two gorgeous ladies, Miss Jacqueline Kvicky and Miss Ashley Vee.

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In the 2 Crave booth multiple hot ladies were working there. First is another blonde hottie Miss Ashley Twomey.

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Here’s another gorgeous lady, Miss Brittany Brickner also working the 2 Crave booth.

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Of course, who’s going to missed this hot lady, Miss Melyssa Grace also at the 2 Crave booth.

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Along side these hot line up, add this sexy lady, Miss Olivia Korte that stuns everyone that passes by the 2 Crave booth.

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Here’s Miss Arika Sato also with 2 Crave booth.

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The sexy, Miss Marie Alvarez working her first time at SEMA at the Kosei booth.

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Then, I stopped by the Asanti wheels booth and saw the sexy Arley Elizabeth who posed for us to take.

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Along side the Asanti wheels booth is this gorgeous lady, Miss Donna Lazarescu.

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Velocity wheels booth was the stunning, Miss Diana Dragon then she poses for us.

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Then at the Mopar booth I saw Miss Becky Hallet who came all the way down from Detroit.

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When I saw the Toyo Tires booth, I walked towards it and came to see Miss Claudia Alan being surrounded by a crowd of people getting a chance to take a pic so I did the same thing.

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Then I passed by the Forgiato wheels booth with their revolving Lamborghini along side is the gorgeous bomb shell, Miss Tara Doll posing for the camera.

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And that concludes day 1 of doing the south hall coverage of SEMA 2013. I’ve had 2 days left to cover the central hall and north hall and at the same time the outside venue of the convention. the next 2 days, I decided to do the central hall first as it covers the biggest space and amount of companies are mostly in here and do the rest of north hall and outside venues after since only a few models were working here, I decided to combine and do those areas last. Right when I entered the central hall, these two lovely ladies greeted me with a smile but then again I didn’t get a chance to get their names.

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I spotted the lovely Nicole McGahey working the Exedy booth.

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Then I passed by the Scion booth and came to see this lovely lady, Miss Ashley Sarto.

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I passed by the Anzo lights booth and the gorgeous Miss Jessica Weaver greeted me with a smile so I quickly snap some pics.

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When I was walking, I passed by Trufiber booth and saw Miss Dee Rubio working and posing for the camera.

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Right next to it is the Spyder auto booth and came to see these two bomb shells, Miss Taylor Cuqua and Miss Lisa Lee Marie.

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At the Vortech Superchargers booth are our gorgeous DaYUUM Hunnies, Miss Ashley Clark and Miss Serena Su.

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Also at Vortech Super chargers booth is Miss Nikki Frost posing for us.

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At the Eneos booth, I came to see Miss Cara Skye giving out raffle stuff like hats, lanyards, posters, and R/C cars at the same time posing for the cameras.

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Then I passed by the Replay booth and stumble upon this model which I didn’t know her name cause she was being stucked up to even pose for more pics. Typical.

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Passing by the Rock Star booth I saw these lovely ladies, Miss Parker and Sarai Rollins signing autographs of their posters.

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Then I came across these lovely ladies while passing by the Go Puck booth, Miss Marissa Castro and Nikita surf promoting some phone chargers and batteries for go pros and stuff.

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I passed by the Spec D tuning booth and I saw the lovely Miss Erica law giving away drinks with cool lighted cups. At first I thought these drinks had some type of alcohol in it but it was just orange and cranberry. I was about to camp out at their booth and stay there to just get the drinks but regardless, those cups that looks like big shot glasses with neon lights on it are so cool they even ran out.

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Outside the Spec-D tuning booth were these two sexy ladies, Miss Amanda Shaw and Miss Elizabeth Michelle posing to take pictures with fans.

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While walking, I saw the Winjet lighting booth and came across the lovely Miss Noemii J signing autographs.

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With the sexy Miss Mila B posing for our camera.

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Next stop is the north hall and outside venue where only a few number of models were working at both venues, I decided to do them both. here we have the gorgeous Miss Amanda Gift who recognized me immediately as soon as I passed by working at the mazda booth and posing for our camera as well.

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Along side the Mazda booth is this sexy girl, Miss Marissa Lynn.

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As I was walking towards the venues outside, I ran across this stunning lady Miss Stevie Lynn working for WD-40 and posing for some photo ops with other media peeps.

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Somewhere along between the halls of central hall and outside venues, I ran across the lovely Miss Amy Ames working at the Pasmag booth.

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At Jotech Motorsports booth came along these two sexy women, first was this gorgeous lady Miss Keiko Alingas whom I got a chance to have an awesome poster and got signed as well.

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And this lovely lady, Miss Luna Rose along side the Jotech Motorsports booth.

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That completes our coverage of “Ladies of SEMA2013”. Large amount of gorgeous ladies all in one building but hopefully we all made you satisfied covering with all these eye candies. SEMA always happens every year but even then, if you didn’t get a chance to attend, there’s always us media to cover the event. Until the next time. Enjoy. Peace. – Jae

SEMA Show 2013 – Justin’s Picks

There are always so many vehicles to see and people to meet at SEMA show and this year was no different, if anything it seemed much more jam packed than past years I’ve attended. The foot traffic was clearly higher and the show even expanded to include an additional lot with more feature cars.

However, while roaming the halls, there were two rides that really caught my eye. Both have two distinct styles of builds; one appealing to styles I’ve been accustomed to in my recent years in the car scene and the other taking me back to my childhood about what drew me into cars in the first place.

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First is the Bulletproof Automotive Concept One Scion FR-S, which I first got to see during Scion’s SEMA media preview.

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Being a Scion owner myself, I’ve really taken notice to the ability of fellow builders to customize Scions in a way that dares to push the envelope. And turning a little sports compact car into a supercar is exactly what Bulletproof Automotive sought out to do.

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Carbon fiber is one of the hot trends going on right now; originally being used as a performance upgrade do to its light weight, high tensile strength, and high temperature tolerance, but recently it has been used aesthetically as well. Its always a bonus on my book if it is executed perfectly on both aspects.

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Along with the carbon fiber modifications, the Concept One is sitting on my favorite wheel brands, RAYS Volk Racing. These G25’s all play together to help keep the weight down on this beast.

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Why is that important you may ask? Because it’s being powered with all Powerhouse Amuse engine upgrades.

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This turbocharged engine can push up to 500HP, making the power-to-weight ratio of the Concept One significantly higher than a stock Lexus LFA!

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CUSCO suspension, carbon fiber interior trimming, Recaro seats!? This car just keeps taking all of my favorite brands and throwing them into this build. There’s nothing not to like about it.

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Every aspect of this build goes above and beyond what someone would expect from an import car, let alone any car. I was even fortunate enough to bump into the builder, Ben Schaffer. He was actually the one who spotted me and talked about how he loved the night shots we got of the car. Well the pleasure was all mine, taking pictures of such a well build car.

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Now let’s move into a whole other direction. My other top pick at this year’s SEMA show is a Porsche 964 looking minty fresh at the H&R booth. This special little euro is owned by none other than Brian Henderson, better known as the founder of Rotiform wheels.

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The elegant styling that all Porsches have is timeless and is what started my obsession with cars back when I was still practicing my multiplications. I remember going to book fairs in elementary school and skipping the books just to go straight to the posters for sale. For 50 cents, I bought my first Porsche 911 Carrera poster. I think I still have it here in my rooms somewhere!

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In contrast to the Concept One FR-S, this 964 kept the simple, yet iconic Porsche styling and just added his little touches here and there. Unfortunately, one of the problems with owning (let alone building) a euro car here in the states is that there are not enough mechanics experienced with working on them. It was only right to ship this build off to his friends in London to get worked on.

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Milestone71 were major players helping Brian achieve the dream he had for his 964.

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Without tampering the body lines, there are still some minor modifications that make this Porsche stand apart from any other. Of course the mint green paint job is dead give away, but upon further inspection, a single AP Car Design mirror is molded onto the driver side while the passenger side had its mirror completely deleted.

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There really isn’t too much to say about this Porsche because of how simple it just sits. It has original Porsche styling with Brian’s originality blended within it.

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Of course this build could not be complete without some perfectly fitting Rotiform wheels. Along with a perfect drop on H&R suspension, these new Rotiform FUC tie in seamlessly with the rest of the build. It brings a modern twist back the classic styling of the Fuchs Wheels most Porsche’s had back in the day.

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But overall, what’s cool about this ride isn’t just what has been done to it, but it’s what Brian does with it. While most builds become trailer queens, Brian let’s this beast roam, including thousands of miles driving around Europe after the 964 was finally set out of the shop. Being able to own a Porsche is a little dream of mine, having one this nice would be epic. While I would be worried about any potential damages it might sustain on the roads, I would have a bigger urge of wanting to be able to drive it every chance I got.

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SEMA show this year has to be one of my most memorable thus far. It was the first year I was able to have an extended stay in Las Vegas to explore the show freely throughout the week. I was able to shake a lot of hands and focus on specific booths, people, and cars rather than rush through to try and cover everything. It was a great week and I just wanted to thank everyone there to make it what it was!

-Justin (@justdayuum)

Ain’t No Party like a Scion SEMA Media Preview Party

‘Cause a Scion SEMA Media Preview Party don’t stop!

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In our first write-up, Denny (@dayuumden) focused on the three contestants of the Scion Tuner Challenge for this years SEMA 2013. Now I wanted to give you all a little taste of the rest of the happenings and why it’s always so fun attending these things. Major thanks to Scion for putting this and other like-events together every year!
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Scion Tuner Challenge 2013 – Preview

Last night we took an early look at Scion’s Tuner Challenge. It’s happened for at least 5 years and is always the highlight of SEMA. Three participates with different backgrounds are selected by Scion based on their proposal. Once selected they are given a car and a budget. It’s their job to complete it in the time given.

The celebration of being accepted is just one hurdle of many.

On paper it sounds easy, on the back end, you’re dealing with contracts, schedules, budget, leadership, and actual work! Your life is suddenly halted.

1378672_592836430764063_1864055560_nYesterday afternoon around 3:00 PST I posted an image on Facebook of Josh Croll’s RHD Scion tC, the first RHD tC in the world. Instantly, likes, comments, tags, and shares went along with the territory. The buzz was also because it was the first leak of the car, even for Josh.

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1395824_592846047429768_851824061_nI followed it up with Walter Franco’s L-DZ concept, the Next Level VIP tC and Young Tea’s Simpli_tC. Facebook algorithm sucks and stuck Walter’s and Young’s car together and it didn’t get nearly the reach that Josh’s tC got.

I then took the posting to the less filtered instagram (@instadayuum) – again, likes, tags, and comments where expressed. If instagram was to tell the story it would be Simpli_tC, Croll Customs, and Namsayin, with a tight 5-6 “like” gap. It’s subjective to say each participate did one thing better than another, as are the votes and opinions on social media, with trolls and naysayers.

One thing is certain, a lot of sacrifices went into each and every build. Contrary to what people think, automotive gods do not fall from the sky and complete the car for you while you’re on the couch watching Sport Center and picking at Beer Nuts. What’s not seen on your smart phones or internet browser is the back-end of the builds. The frustrations, the challenges, the thought process, and the amount of work each and everyone put into the builds. Its simply easy to point and say, “I like this one better” because that’s what us humans do. It’s equally important to look at the build itself – what’s their background and what inspired them to build the tC the way they did?

In the end, there will be a clear winner crowned at SEMA and the battle is closer than some may think. This will be a close one, therefore the panel of judges will decide based on their criterias – whatever that may be. We’ve seen many upsets and triumphs at these Scion build-offs that leave people a bit confuzzled.

For only the sake of a preview because its translates better live, I introduce you the three participates of the Scion Tuner Challenge.

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FR-S RC Challenge Finale

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We’ve been helping promote this 6 r/c race series for a couple months now and it has all come down to this; the Finale. Naturally we wanted to make an appearance on this day to show our support to Scion and our good friends who helped put this whole things together.

If you were able to attend the FR-S Cup last fall at Toyota HQ, you might have gotten just a taste of what the r/c racing world is like.
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The r/c racing world is just about as intricate and expensive as real life car counterparts. You can tell that its far from being “just a toy” and each racer looked to take it all very seriously.

To compare, it was greating having a vendor display with companies that focus on the modification aspects of the car scene, such BeatSonic, MV Designz, and OEM Audio+
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Also having FRS86 out there with their FRS86Showcase was a great opportunity to compare and contrast r/c builds and car builds. Other than the scale, you can clearly see the enthusiasts’ level at an all time high.

Our “fearless leader” Denny even got an exclusive interview from the Scion film crew covering the Finale. Can’t wait to hear what he had to say in the final cut.
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Not to be out done, the lead organizer for the entire series, Paul Dabao also got in some camera time.
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Here is a perfect example of how the r/c world is just like the life-size car world…
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Exclusive for the Finale, the Toyota 86 Griffon…in r/c form!

Not to be out done, we wanted some wicked graphics on our FR-S too! So why not a double layered DaYUUM graphic?
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This car was for the vendor race we got to compete in, more on that later.

Before the king can be officially crowned, there were a couple heats for each class that would determine their position in the main event. Here are couple shots during the qualifying rounds.
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Once that was set, the racers were given time to fine tune their cars and just relax. We also got to raffle out a lot of goodies! All provided by Viper RC, Scion, and the rest of the co-sponsors.
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We wanted to make sure we got a good advertisement spot on the stickerbombed “raffle jar” and we did…until Danny from JDMZipTies decided to go and ruin it! (haha just kidding!)

Here is one of the racers winning a DaYUUM shirt.
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And after the racers got their big prizes, it was the spectators and vendors turn to have a small raffle of our own. Denny, who probably rigged it, won a backpack and some shirts (he really needs more shirts, haha!). Our friends at MV Designz also came away with a good haul; Merry with some Scion shirts while Mikey got a backpack as big as himself and a brand new HPI Scion xB Switch. Well Michelle actually won the Switch, but she thought Mikey would have a lot more use out of it.
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Okay, now that that is out of the way and all the racers are at the pits, Denny and co. needed to get some practice laps in before a special vendor race.
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Soon enough, everyone got their cars or loaner cars ready and on the track.
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After some quick introductions…and well, Noel being Mr. Celebrity. It was time to check in, line up, and get going!
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It was far from any of the other races before us…
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far, fa,r far away…astronomically far. When people say they go to watch Nascar races for the crashes, that is probably the only reason why the spectators stayed to watch out race! Haha! None of us may have been anywhere as good as the experienced, national championship r/c racers that were there…but we had a ton of fun none the less.

Oh yea, and somehow Young won the race.
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I don’t think much of us were paying attention after because we were all trying to fix our r/c cars after the demolition derby race. Haha, just kidding dude, congrats! And glad you kept Denny from winning another backpack!

With the attractions all out of the way now, it was time to get some serious competition on as the main event started. The place they finish in this once race is just as important to the scores they have collected throughout the entire series. Here are a few shots during the main event for both classes.
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Once the main events were raced, the scores tallied, it was finally time to hand out the awards, which included these glass etched trophies, gift certificates to Viper RC, and a pair of 86fest2 tickets for this coming weekend (which we will be at by the way!).
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Visit www.FRSRCChallenge.com for more information as well as the final results of the series, congratulations to all the winners!

-This JustIn (@justdayuum)

The Pursuit 4 Happyness

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First and foremost, I just wanted to thank all those who were at the Summer Shindig in West Covina AND still came out to join us here at Irwindale Speedway the following morning for Longo Scion‘s 10 year anniversary and Longo Lexus The Pursuit 4. Major props to the Scion Evolution crew for helping us out the night before and having us partner up with them here at Irwindale. Also thanks to Yogi (@yogifatlace) from Fatlace for the last minute call up to represent us as well as AirRex (@airrexusa).

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SpoCom Anaheim 2013 – Part 1 of 2

2013 was the 2nd year we exhibited at SpoCom and this year was bonkers. I’m not sure if it was the headline guests such as, Tera Patrick or Nina Mercedez, perhaps it was Dannie Riel. The hall was packed and there was a line… outside – waiting to enter, YES! Usually we are a bit busy inside setting up so I never had the opportunity to venture outside before the opening.

What I do love about SpoCom is the interaction we have with our supporters, it seems like SpoCom is the type of event that they can come up and talk about whatever, for a long time, sort of like a SEMA but on a consumer level. The fact that it is indoors is also one of the biggest advantages for SpoCom.

Our call time was 8AM-10AM, we showed up respectfully around 9AM after running countless errands before hand. We met with Tricia at the gate and was quickly swifted away. It literally took less than 2 mins before we were inside the venue. Set up took us about an hour so myself, Jae, and Scottie had ample time before the 4PM event. Since it was also Scottie’s birthday, we chose to go to Downtown Disney and have lunch at ESPN Zone. After lunch we had time to spare so I charged up the game card and proceeded to kick Jae’s and Scotties’ asses in Hoops, oh and hockey. You can see a video of it on our instagram (@instadayuum).

Anyways, back to the event.

SpoCom_2013-8257Once the doors opened it was a rush of people. We were placed in-between both the two model lounges and HIN City so we are definitely not complaining about our spot! Hot cars and women.. Shesh…

SpoCom_2013-8267One guest that was insane was Dannie Riel, oh my goodness, I had no idea that girl single handedly controlled the lines. Not to say the others didn’t have a huge fan base, but no one had a line that extended 150ft – at all times – throughout the whole night. I still can’t wrap my head around it. Perhaps it’s her limited appearance in So Cal since she is from Canada, but still… DaYUUM, it was nuts.

I did manage to sneak out of the booth a few times to snap shots, but it was extremely difficult. I had to wait towards the end of the event before I could get some without a foot or leg in the picture, but even then it was tough. I will cover part 1 of SpoCom as Jae will continue with Part 2 with the girls.

SpoCom is an event we try to attend every year, the staff is awesome and it’s drama free. SpoCom was never a confusion of where a vendor’s booth is located and how to get there, it’s simply flows perfect. KUDOS to the staff.

Let’s take a look at some of the cool rides.

Beat Sonic’s FR-S sporting a twin-screw style supercharger. Twin screw provides a great torque on the lower RPMs. Beat Sonic sells the infamouse SharkFin antennas you see on all the popular FR-S’.
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Fuzion Teknique’s Vortech Supercharged Scion FR-SSpoCom_2013-8276

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Joey Lee’s Wald QSpoCom_2013-8296

Rywire’s fresh drive-by-wire Civic. The bay is immaculate.SpoCom_2013-8301

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Noel’s Rocket Bunny/Vertex FR-S in Scion Racing’s boothSpoCom_2013-8283

AutoFashion / Trendy Vape came out strong with their line of accessories and juices. They are in San Diego so make sure to look them up.SpoCom_2013-8284

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TOYO Tires had a couple cool cars include this rod and a Scion tC done by MV Designz.SpoCom_2013-8288

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Gary of Creations n’ Chrome’s Monster Notch representing Hybrid.SpoCom_2013-8292

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We thanks the SpoCom crew for their hospitality, it’s never a dull moment at a SpoCom show and we had a great time!

@DaYUUMDen

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-7351In our booth we had Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech’s S2K on new gold Weds Kranze LXZ, Jayson’s IS350 with his newest look on Work Emotion CR’s, and Gary with his matte blue wrapped Lysholm charged Camaro done by Infinite Auto Design. It’s crazy how so many people confuse this Camaro for Gene’s Camaro. It’s actually hilarious.

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WEKFESTLA-7349On the AirREX side we had M2 Motoring’s Fiesta on Rotiform NUE, Nilo’s vintage (haha) NSX with probably the only RAYS manufactured 3-Piece Ro_Jas in existence, and Yogi’s newly wrapped GS on Weds SA55m.

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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.

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WEKFESTLA-7333Spitting distance away was Noel’s FR-S which is also AirREX and Vortech equipped. Noel tends to pull a crowd with his Rocket Bunny / Vertex combo, as it was surrounded the whole time to the point that I just gave up waiting for people to get the hell out of the way so I just took a shot. At least I got half the car in.

WEKFESTLA-7341Rodney with Clazzio had a crazy spot right in front of the entrance. I caught up with him at the end of the event as he was packing his clean Prius with a whole lot of booth items. It’s hard to believe he dailies his Prius and transports all the displays. Rodney was so beat at the end of the day but he was still chippery, just less.

WEKFESTLA-7358I happened to step on the grass area briefly and captured Joey’s Q45 from The Chronicles. He’s probably one of the busiest bloggers I know and provides content so quickly that I believe the guy never sleeps. I always poke fun of his lack of sleep, but in reality I do admire his drive and passion for the industry.

WEKFESTLA-7356Other cars I saw in the vendor area.

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WEKFESTLA-7364Accuair had some dope black gems.

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WEKFESTLA-7335It was also good to see Marissa at the event. She was with VIP Modular.

Well that’s going to wrap it up for me. Stay tuned for Angie’s rambles. I also just saw Justin uploaded some pictures in Dropbox which is still synching, so there may be a part 3 as well. Either way, have a great week and stay tuned.

Thanks.

@dayuumden