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Dave’s RWB “Diesel” New Jersey 001

Photos: Tom M.
Words: Denny H.

At a young age of 5, Dave eyeballed a red 964, asked his dad what type of car it was and the rest is now history. Dad’s solid advice given at the time set the foundation for what you see today, Dave’s 1989 3.2 Carrera Targa.

In 2009, Dave stumbled upon Nakai-san’s “Stella Artois”, it was “love at first sight”, Dave recites.

In 2010, the introduction of RWB USA with Mark Arcenal‘s “Pandora One” pushed Dave to set a goal. His goal was, within 10 years he will build one.

In August of 2018, we introduce you “Diesel”, sitting comfortable on 3-piece Fifteen52 Formula TR with Toyo R888R. Upgraded torsion bars with full poly bushings and Koni Sport Shocks; Elephant racing camber plates and a 3 point strut brace round out the corners.

The open air experience and curved rear glass attracted Dave to his 930. The lack of driving aides gave him a raw driving experience which was perfect for his street build.

The engine was massaged with 964 cams, 930 oil pump ,SSI heat exchangers, M&K Exhaust and custom tune all handled by ROCS Motorsports in Belleville, NJ.

The build is an emotional one. Dave’s special moment was witnessing the car community from all different platforms, coming together to experience his build – and lent a helping hand.

It’s unbelievable to see one man’s talent bringing the community together, and from what I hear, it’s impactful. That man is Nakai-san.

So, what was the advice Dave’s dad gave him at 5 years old? “If I studied and worked hard, I can afford one in the future.”

I would concluded that it was a solid advice.

Dave gives special thanks to: Fifteen52 for the amazing wheels, ROCS Motorsports for the motor build, Pino from @rsr_autobody_restoration for the amazing paint job, @autocouture for hosting, and everyone that came out to support the build.

Now, I present you the amazing photoset of Diesel by Tom Murray (@supreme_tom)

Relaxin’ in So Cal 2016

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RASC-4906Relaxin’ in So Cal is an event organized by a long time truck club called, Relaxed Atmosphere. Started in the early 90’s, they have tested and outlived current trends, especially with the Sport Compact car movement. But, the die-hards stayed true to their roots and kept on truckin’. This year, RISC was held at the Home Depot Center, occupying a large portion of the parking lot lied so many fresh trucks. See for yourself what we are talking about.

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Formula D 2016 – Round 1 Streets of Long Beach

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Another year kicks off with the Formula D 2016 season at the Streets of Long Beach. Things were a bit different this year as due to rainy conditions, the qualifiers from the first day were cancelled and instead drivers were given practice time for the day instead. Following that into the second day competition, they went with a seeded order based on 2015 rankings to start the competitions.

Another thing that was different was the car show usually held by Illest and titled Offset Kings has been replaced by a Toyota sponsored auto gallery.

 

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As usual, there are plenty of umbrella girls and models present representing their brands and teams.

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Jess Harbour, Erica Nagashima and Kay Vee for Nexen Tire

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L’amour Niggle for McLeod Racing

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Darlene May for Moto IQ

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Charlene Lo for JDM Sport

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Arley Elizabeth for Achilles

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Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles

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Sarah Top for Hankook Tires

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Caitlyn Nordby and Danielle Lo for Monster Energy

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Erica Law for BlackVue

SEMA Show 2015: Scottie’s Pick

Silhouette of a Sunny, Soul of a Hakosuka 

History. Pride. Preservation and Vintage Motorsports are 3 things that make up a company called Chasing J’s.

Owned and operated by Dominic Le, Chasing J’s is a company specializing in restomods and classics. SEMA 2015, provided me with a prime example of how Dominic’s passion for Vintage Motorsports evolved over his company and himself. He created something very special that caught my eye at SEMA. Enjoy!

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  • Truck: 1974 Datsun Sunny UTE

Dominic has me drooling all over his ‘Hakotora’

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The soul of the car comes here beneath the hood…a built S14 SR20det shown teasing everyone who wants to take a sneak…

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Riveted flares compliment the wrapped in Toyo R888, 15×9 and 15×10 Volk TE37V’s…Ohh…did I mention its on AIR? Thanks to Airlift Air Suspension made it possible for this Hakotora rest perfectly on the carpet…simply amazing…

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One of my favorite parts of the car is in the back, a carbon fiber bed liner that was trimmed to fit perfectly to compliment simplicity with its brushed aluminum trimming…

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Clearly you can tell that 09 Racing did a fantastic job with this front end Hakosuka (C10 Skyline)…you can’t even tell its a Sunny!

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If you ever get the chance to see this vehicle in person with your very eyes, you will see the real craftsmanship that went into this build. The amount of detail is stunning. I am absolutely in love with this…Awesome job guys!

This concludes my pick for this year SEMA 2015! Hope you enjoyed the ride…because I did!

Till next time…Peace!

-Scottie

Instagram: dayuumscottie

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5 Crowd Pullers from SEMA 2015

Come one, come all to the greatest automotive trade show on earth! SEMA Show 2015 has made its annual stop to the wild, wild desert known to most as Las Vegas, Nevada. Be thrilled by gorgeous Booth Babes, be amazed by the the strength of the Four BOSSes, be mesmerized by new kid on the block, stand in awe of the looks of yesteryear and leave yourself at the mercy of beasts for an experience you will never forget! These are 5 crowd pullers from SEMA Show 2015!

1. Girls, Girls, Girls

“Girls, all I really want is girls! And in the morning it’s girls! Cause in the evening it’s girls!” -Beastie Boys
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Driving Line’s Alicia Cummings taking a selfie with “Mad” Mike Whiddett

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Look out Janey! Hopefully that giant Mishimoto tank is enough to protect you from all the creepers.

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MST Wheels’ Regina standing guard by their “Attack on Titan” 240sx

For more babes, check back to Jae’s Ladies of SEMA 2015!

2. I’m a BOSS

You’ve just entered the Boss Level. There were 4 epic S14 Rocket Bunny BOSSes at SEMA Show, are you ready to take them on?

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Make sure you’ve collected all your JDM Badges before you take on the Good Show Automotive Art BOSS.

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Don’t slip up when you face off against the Autofashion USA X ENEOS Oil BOSS.

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Corey Hosford’s Street Standard BOSS will definitely pack a mean punch with it’s V-8 engine.

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Don’t let the cycles fool you, the WD Ultimate BOSS is ready to take on all and any Challengers

3. The New Kids On The Block: Driving Line

Go big or go home. Driving Line started off their first SEMA Show with a bang and these three white knights were only part of the reason why their booth caught our eye.

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Sung Kang’s Fugu Z by GReddy proves that the perfect build doesn’t always have to be fast or furious.

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Just in time for the winter season, the SSA X Autofashion USA Rocket Bunny NSX is one sexy Snow Bunny.

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Evasive Motorsports Porsche GT3, “Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer.”

4. Don’t Call Me Rusty

Out with the new, in with the old. Or something like that. Put that Rust•eze Medicated Bumper Ointment away, Rust is in this year!

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Rusty Slammington. No introduction needed.

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Check out that Rad Rusty Rat Rod! Whew, try saying that ten times fast.

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Even choppers were all about that rust life

5. What the TRUCK?

Big tires and lifted beasts ruled SEMA Show this year. Because well…’MURICA

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Derek West’s ULTRA4 Off-Road buggy took a break from its weekly mud bath to be part of the showroom floor.

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The Starwood Motors Jeep JK8 with custom Bandit Kit wasn’t afraid when the rain, hail and lighting decided to make an unwelcome appearance.

There’s always a lot going on at SEMA Show, these are just 5 of the things we picked up on. What else was provocative at SEMA Show 2015; what was it that got the people going?

By: Justin Pagtalunan

Photos by: Michelle Ishida

Spocom San Jose – 2015

It was one of those days where California had 2 shows going on a weekend and I had to choose between Auto enthusiast presented by Nitto in Anaheim, and Spocom Show in San Jose. I thought, since we’re having the Tjin Edition x DaYUUM RoadShow down in Anaheim, why not drive up north and have a little road trip to cover Spocom up in the bay. So Friday night, I rode with Mikey (@photo_md) along with some of the R-Rydes crew, Danh (@dvo414), and Alf (@bluewaffleg35) to cruise up north but had to re-route and take freeway 101 since we got an update from Tricia that there was a brush fire going on at Highway 152, the usual way to San Jose from SoCal. We got there around early a.m. safe and sound and met up with the rest of the R-Rydes crew to roll in at the show. It was a pretty chill show, nothing big compare to the Spocom Anaheim that happened a few weeks ago. It’s more of a good vibes, and seeing some of the NorCal friends that I’ve never seen for a while. It was definitely a good time chillin and chatting up with the bay area peeps. With that being said, here’s a few of the cool rides and beautiful women of Spocom San Jose.

Jovi’s Lancer Evo, one of the few cars that gets to show inside Club Auto sports showroom.

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Alf’s award winning G35 that also took home best of show that day. Congrats Alf!

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There was also a few cool old schools and one of them is this Datsun 510. Such a beautiful build.

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Another old school build that caught my attention, Datsun 240z.

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This Lexus VIP on Air runner.

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One of the cleanest engine bay I’ve seen at this show.

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Old school Corolla under the Toyo tires booth.

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Prestige Marketing’s wide body M3 who also won best euro at the show. Congrats!

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One of the few rx7’s at the show. Clean.

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Another clean rotary machine.

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Now the ladies of Spocom San Jose. Starting with Sydney Maler under the Toyo tires booth.

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Charlene Lo who also made the trek from SoCal.

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Sara Choi whom I never thought would be present at the show as she recently moved to L.A. showing with Prestige marketing under Mad Max booth.

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Along with Elisa Tee who is also joining the Mad Max booth.

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Such a dynamic duo.

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Saw Mimi Le at the model lounge.

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Jessica Wong whom I also spotted at the model lounge.

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Xena Kai whom I’ve never seen for a while now was also working the booth of Prestige marketing.

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Beckie Joon also made the trip from Socal and owned the gogo stage.

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Jenna Lane working the Continental Tire booth.

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Along with Arley Elizabeth also with Continental Tire booth.

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A NorCal hottie who I’ve never seen at any shows recently. Nice meeting you Cyn Michelle.

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Rosie Ly from Australia was also at the show along with her adorable son, Ethanuel.

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Ruby Renegade surprised everyone as she made the show.

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That concludes the recap of Spocom San Jose. Before I end this coverage, I would like to give a shout out to Mikey for letting me roll with and Michael Klonoff for letting us stay at their house for this trip and to team R-rydes especially to Danh and Alf for making the trip up in Norcal possible and made me be a part of their team for a day. lol It was nice meeting and chillin with the rest of the crew also and to the Spocom crew, thank you for the hospitality. Till next time! Thanks for reading!

 

-Jae

 

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

Scott VanderHeide – Nissan Raceshop – B13 Sentra SE-R

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My fondest memory of a Nissan Sentra was in the 90’s when my buddy Armando had a crew called Insane Racing in North Carolina. In his crew, there was a black Sentra SE-R owned by Chris Argo. Given the popularity of Honda’s and Acura’s at that time, the Nissan Sentra was overlooked on both style and performance. Even though the sleeper SE-R boasted 140HP with its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, the Acura Integra’s (non-VTec) 142HP was still a more popular choice. Before the black Sentra was boosted, it was juicing a happy 125-150HP shot of nitrous via direct-port. While some of the Honda blocks had a hard time keeping things together, the solid deck block of the SR20DE held up with ease even with the combo of boost and juice. That’s when I became impressed with the SE-R and the SR20DE block.

Katelin_Southern-0195We met Scott VanderHeide while interviewing his race mate and girlfriend Kerryann De La Cruz, Scott had a Sentra that he was re-building. In fact, we had to push it that night of the filming for some reason. At the time, It was solid red with a few hand crafted Home Depot mods to assist with airflow and cooling.

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Scott_Nissan-5240In 2013, Scott fully committed into completing the Sentra for competition. The commitment morphed the Sentra into a beast with a new graphics package by Gatorwraps and aero package by Andy Turlo of Robispec. An APR Performance GTC-200 rear wing was added as well. Scott chose a combination of KSport Coilovers, Whiteline sway bars with bushings, and Team Dynamic Pro Race wheels attached to Toyo R888 to keep the Sentra on the track. The larger Wilwood brake helps Scott hone in his braking target.

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Scott_Nissan-5269The factory motor was quickly replaced by an SR20DET from a Japanese spec Pulsar GTiR, but even in stock trim it couldn’t meet the demands Scott was looking for. The internals were swapped for stronger JE Pistons and a Synergy 20G turbocharger was added. At the time of the shoot, Scott was still waiting for the Garrett GTX3067R turbocharger to land into his hands. A few goodies from Turbosmart was added on to regulate pressure and boost, while a Godspeed intercooler lowers the intake temp.

While i’m only slightly capable of describing how Scott started racing to the ladies, Scott was kind enough to give us a few words during his downtime.

DaYUUM: When did you start getting involved with cars?
Scott: I’ve pretty much always been involved with cars in some way or another.  My dad used to take me go-kart racing when I was younger and I always kind of had a knack for it.  At 16 years old I bought my first car…a brand new 1990 Nissan 240sx way before it was cool ($11,500 – 1 at this price).  During my teens and early 20’s, I didn’t own a car for more than 2 years…I was always on to the next car and modifications!

DaYUUM: How did you get involved into motorsports?
Scott: My first job out of college was working with the Marlboro Team Penske Racing Team. I performed onsite marketing/promotions with the team as we followed the C.A.R.T. circuit which then merged with Indy Racing.  We also worked a promotional program funded by Philip Morris and Marlboro.  I was part of the staff at the Marlboro Racing School.  One of the bonuses of working with the team was that we always rotated the staff into the school as students.  I was able to get a free education in car control on the job…the rest I think I just learned through Osmosis!  Honestly, you can’t work in this field without catching the bug.  After 6 years of traveling with the team, I took a good paying stationary job where I was able to build my own car and start racing for fun.  After that…it just became a disease.  I compare it to any addiction…drugs, alcohol, gambling, racing…all the same stuff!  After five years out of the industry…I became bored.  I don’t make half as much money as I used to…but at least I get to work in this industry again…and I wouldn’t change a thing!

DaYUUM: What other motor sports have you been involved with? Either for fun or competition?
Scott: I started with Auto-X and quickly got bored with it.  Seriously….in a full day, you’d get less than 10 minutes of actual driving! And then they made you work!  I soon worked my way into open track days with Redline Track Events and Speed Ventures.  2+ hours of driving in a day…and I could relax between sessions…yeah that’s the ticket!   Then Redline created their first Time Attack event and I decided to give it a shot.  It was so much fun that I continued to go, learn, and progress as their events did the same. The best part about being out at the track is the friendships I have made throughout the years.  Heck, I even met the most amazing woman in the world at a Redline Time Attack event 5 years ago…and she is still here by my side.  I even have Time Attack to thank for my career in this industry.  I met the owner of Fontana Nissan, Mike Cronin Jr. at an event at Buttonwillow Raceway…which resulted in the position I hold today.
DaYUUM: Tell me the services that Nissan RaceShop provides.
Scott: NissanRaceShop is the Motorsports/Performance division of Fontana Nissan.  We specialize in aftermarket performance parts for Nissans and Infinti’s.  Although we don’t limit ourselves to those makes…a lot of our customers drive other makes and models.  With the support of the owners of Fontana Nissan (Family Owned), we have a huge amount of freedom with this department and offer a huge variety of aftermarket and OEM parts and Genuine Accessories.  We are a small crew of true automotive enthusiasts that actually use the parts we sell.  Race on Sunday…Sell on Monday.  We live this statement!  Our service department is also a Mod-Friendly Service Center.  Its not uncommon to see 4-5 R35 GT-R’s getting serviced here, full blown race cars getting track prepped and aligned, lifted Off-Road Trucks, and even Herra-Frush cars too!  No, really…we actually welcome Modified Cars here 😉

DaYUUM: How did you decide on the platform you have now to compete.
Scott: After racing my 05 Subaru STi for the previous 5 years, I was able to accomplish many goals…but it was time to move on.  With the new position as Motorsports Director, I felt it was in the best interest of the store that I pilot some sort of Nissan.  I firmly believe that it brings legitimacy when I can talk to my customers and explain what parts I recommend and show that I use the exact parts on my own race car.  I found this car as a rolling chassis from a gentleman in Las Vegas that had already gutted and caged the car…it was a good start.  This build was meant to be a budget build…even though it has been nothing but budget!  I guess it never is when it comes to racing.  The B13 Sentra really is a good platform…its light, nimble, and has a pretty good aftermarket available to it.

Scott’s sponsors include: Fontana Nissan, NissanRaceShop.com, OSR Dyno, Robispec, Turbo by Garrett, Jordan Innovations, Toyo Tires, Team Dynamics, Whiteline Suspension, Turbosmart USA, KSport Suspension, Sparco USA, Buddy Club USA, Gatorwraps, APR Performance, AEM Electronics, Mishimoto, JE Pistons, and Wolf Technology

Other mods include:

Engine:
Snow Performance Water/Methanol Injection
RC Engineering 1000cc injectors
Tuning by Reggie Youmans of OSR Dyno in Fontana, CA

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AEM EMS-4 Stand Alone ECU
AEM Gauges – Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure
Snow Performance Water/Meth Controller
Turbosmart Electronic Boost Controller
All wiring by Jeff Jordan of Jordan Innovations

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Scott_Nissan-5280Interior:
Buddy Club P1 Race Seats
Sparco 6 point harness
Sparco Competition Wheel with Quick Release
Custom 6 Point Cage
Dash wrapped with Suede

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Fastbrakes Wilwood big brake kit up front (Thank you Mike Kojima!)

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Scott_Nissan-5234Exterior:
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk
Extreme Dimensions R33 Style Front Bumper

 

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Scott_Nissan-5309In closing, Scott would like acknowledge the following:
I would like to thank all of my valuable sponsors that make it possible for me to do what I love. Special thanks to my pit crew, Robert Krencik, Chris Heimburg, Aaron Singh, and Albert Castaneda. You guys bust your asses to make sure I can drive the car safely on track…I’d be nothing without you guys! Reggie Youmans and his crew at OSR Dyno for putting in tons of hard work prepping the motor and tuning before we head to the track. Also thanks to Andy Turlo and Robert Fuller of Robispec for dialing in my suspension and aerodynamics. And of course, my beautiful girlfriend, photographer, and hype woman, Kerryann…I’m the luckiest guy in the world! And thank you to the guys at DaYUUM! For always showing your support!

If you feel the need to stalk or to keeps tabs on what Scott and Kerryann are doing, then check out their site www.scottandkerryann.com. It’s pretty hilarious because they video tape the most random stuff and talk about cool things and completely nonsense. It’s worth checking out – I got hooked on it – Episode 1 was hilarious.

Thank  you Scott for your time and always supporting us! -@DaYUUMDen

AutoCon LA 2012 – Santa Anita Park – Coverage


Photo credits by: Scott Ishida & Jae Alba

It’s hard to believe that AutoCon LA is already on it’s 3rd showing. Each and every year it seems to get larger and larger.

In 2010, it was held in a parking structure somewhere in the City of Industry, an interesting location with suffocating fumes, but successful.

In 2011, it was at the Great Park of Irvine, it took up much more real-estate than the previous parking structure could hold. The event  began in the afternoon and continued to the evening. The roll-in was the largest challenge, as the staging area was short and there was only one entrance.

When it was time for AutoCon 2012 we didn’t know what to expect. No organizer that I know of had thrown an event at Santa Anita Park before. The area was MUCH larger than previous year’s and there was ample room to stage. The check-in process was simple and quick. Though the staggered roll-in times were a little cumbersome but much improved. It would be nice to have show vehicles roll into one entrance, and the vendors in others. Most of the time, vendors have larger support vehicles to haul displays into the event. In our experience with setting up and running events, vendors typically have a morning slot, then the car participants rolled in after.

In any event, it was much smoother than the previous year. The biggest hinder was the weather, it was scorching! But, AutoCon didn’t fail to bring out enough food trucks, vendors, and the hottest grils in the industry.

Like the previous year, we collaborated with UTI and Tjin Edition. We also added Vortech Superchargers to the mix this year. Together we had a 10×30 tent area and 6 cars. The Tjin Edition Camaro SS, Tjin Edition Civic, Sal’s Vortech charged “Last Ride” GT 5.0, Nilo’s daily C-Class, Neil’s show winning KP, and Ben’s sick TE. Together we monopolized the center section of the event. It was well placed.

 

As a team we had Jessica Rose, Amanda Kerr, and Ashley Clark in our lovely space.

There were pretty good amount of quality cars that showed up. Here’s what we captured.

I’m sure you’ve seen Michael Mao’s award winning nsx every show if you’re local from so cal.

 

Bull on parade.

 

Pretty clean blue SI’s and IS 250.

 

Some old school JDM.

 

Euros are also in attendance.

 

 

Thought this was pretty cool.

 

Armand’s famous wide body MR2.

 

This awesome new FR-S is nicely wrapped we even sit there and stare at it for a moment.

Here’s the rest of the gorgeous models who were present at AutoCon. Starting off with Ms. Alexia Cortez working under the Toyo Tires booth.

 

The lovely Miss Corissa Furr would put you into a deep spell if you stare at those lovely eyes .

 

Miss Harmony Vu who happens to be present signing pictures and posing under the model lounge.

 

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe her name is Helen Vu.

 

Miss Michelle Yee who’s also in attendance spotted under the model lounge.

 

Miss Nikita Esco trying to cool off while Natalia Marie goofing off in the background.

 

More of Miss Natalia Marie.

 

One of our own “Dayuum girls”, the gorgeous Miss Marissa Hiroko also attracting the crowd under the model lounge.

 

The gorgeous Miss Holly Lee also an attraction under the model lounge.

 

Miss Kristy Lei Juan posing for us under the sun. It was very hot at that time but this Hawaiian beauty still managed to to look good.

Miss Melissa Riso with her stunning smile who’s also creating a crowd at the model lounge.

 

Saw Miss Suemomo posing at the import fashion booth.

 

Another stunning model at the import fashion booth was Miss Raichelle Viado.

 

Another gorgeous model under the import fashion booth that we rarely see at shows was Miss Mely Louth. Looking good as always.

 

Also spotted at the show was our dear friend Miss Chaba and her friend which we forgot her name.

The sexy Miss Ashley Malia also spotted at the model lounge. This lady can dance and has the moves like no other!

 

 

Another one of Import Fashion’s spokes model, Miss Amy Ames.

 

Then we spotted Miss Lyna Ly Sparks working under the Meister booth.

 

Here’s Miss Xena Kai posing for us and attracting the crowd.

With her friend which we also forgot her name.

 

 

Miss Kristin Nicole Barcelona, with Import Fashion looking good as always.

 

That wraps up our coverage of Autocon 2012. We want to thank the AutoCon Crew for the great hospitality, the event was a success and we look forward to the next one! Hope you guys enjoy! Peace.

Here is a video coverage from Mikey Bang Bang Dang

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