Night-Import: Photography by William Lee
We all know what happened in Japan and even though the recovery is still in process, many of the families lost their loved ones and homes. As of today, the death toll reached 12,157 and still rising. 15,496 people are still missing, but according to some officials, the missing numbers will most likely be the number of people who died by the earthquake.
According to usgs.gov, a magnitude of 4.0~6.0 earthquakes occurred 15 times on March 28th, 2011 in the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Probably at this moment or in an hour or so, another earthquake might be hitting Japan and thinking about this catastrophic situation almost every day makes us worry even more. We, the staffs of Night-Import, want to wish the best to all the people in Japan and hope the disaster ends as soon as possible.
Many of us are seeing the news on TV or paper and the only way for us to help is by giving donations or creating a fundraiser event. For automotive enthusiasts, the best way to donate was to create an event and there were many throughout this past month. In SoCal, Joshua Urquidi decided to throw an event at Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo, the parking lot right behind the lot that was used for NISEI week. Tons of people were participating online and as expected, the day of the event had a turnout bigger than one can imagine. Personally, I would say this was the biggest event after Hellaflush 5. Cars that usually don't come out to shows came to this event to support. According to Josh, the event raised $4,677!
The main lot was half filled by 1pm and some cars were outside to wait for others. It was good to see everyone being cooperative.
Spotted a Red GT-R waiting to go inside.
Sitting nicely with a roof rack.
Now to the main lot and saw Platinum VIP with their rides already parked and cleaned up for the meet. Good to see the crew supporting.
Volk TE37L's looking great on the STI.
Now owned by Charles's brother, the demon camber Q.
Love the wheel color!
One of my favorite rides from Platinum VIP.
Celine's Work Meister Smart.
Clean and sexy. Always been a fan of this ride.
xB sitting on Rotiform wheels.
The classics that came were full of win.
Like this slammed Lincoln Continental. Flawless.
Old generation Chevelle SS396.
Win Win Win! There are a few reasons why...but...
Wondering how the owner cleans the hood. Shampoo?
John's LS. Project is almost completed.
Norman's Previa. Check out our Random Spotlight of this ride.
Unique combination going on here.
Carl's IS, previously featured on our site.
This Cressida was stunning.
Camaro's came to represent!
The Ruckus crew came in big numbers as well.
There's Lee Ho from JDM Sport. He had to pose in front of the GT-R.
This Supra doesn't come out to shows a lot, so it was good to see it again.
The cars outside now coming in.
and my eyes were on this GT-R for quite a long time.
S2k on CCW's(?) rolling in.
Now this walkway section wasn't filled 10 minutes ago.
Nicely fitted Integra.
Guessing this Miata is tracked. Looked like a beast.
Crew Topdown s2k's were worth drooling all over.
JDM'd out CR-Z sitting on Mugen wheels.
A few GT-R's came out to support.
Body color was insane!
Clean G from team Shyne.
This Civic Si was looking clean and sexy.
Ted's EK spotted at the side. Always looking good brotha!
Team Infinit! More of the team rides later on.
Classic of the classics, this Mazda 3 was sounding MEAN! You could see the guy at the left liking it.
Yes, it was worth the time checking it out.
Team Royal Flush rolled in later on.
Camber? That guy at the left probably broke his neck by turning his head several times.
Low N Slow members Chris and Rick checking out the cars. A story about these guys throughout this coverage.
Back to team Infinit and a few more Honda's.
Anthony's RHD daily.
First time seeing this ride. Loved the Kevlar pieces on the car.
Tony and Terry's Miata.
We might feature this ride pretty soon.
Appreciated all the NSX's that came out to support.
I was walking back and forth near this area for about 15 minutes checking out these rides.
Spotted John Zhang from Canibeat and 1013MM photography.
Ending part 1 with the ruckus crew chilling. More to come!!!