Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee
Everyone knows Southern California is the heart of automotive meets and events. I can name a few major ones and for sure, Hellaflush is one of the many that will always be in my 'top of the list' events to attend.
Fatlace is the organization that created this meet and every year, the amount of cars and spectators came to a point where it was almost out of control. I'm not trying to over-exaggerate myself and to those who have been to a Hellaflush meet knows what I'm talking about.
Last year's event had a turnout of almost 700 cars and although 50~60% were worth taking a look at, the numbers of spectators and cars were overflowing Venice Beach.
Hellaflush V was my first car event, which happened last year, and since then, my love for cars grew tremendously. To be honest, I'm more of a hellaflush guy, but respect every modification style that exists today. I do notice, however, that a lot of people don't get the point of slamming a car. Some people prefer functionality and say that's what a car was made for, but some of you guys need to understand that 'hellaflush' is a style. I know a lot of automotive enthusiasts, especially JDM car owners saying "my car is....." or "I modified my car like this because in Japan..." and it's the same for 'hellaflush'. This style started in Japan before some of you guys were born. All in all, as much as you guys respect 'function', I don't see a point why 'form' should be hated on.
Anyways, let's start! Hellaflush VIII will be separated into two coverage's so read along or just scroll down checking out the pics.
Like every event, I met up with my teammates, Low N Slow, before heading out to Hellaflush. Last year, when I was a loner not knowing anyone in this scene, more the 50 cars met up at a gas station and it got pretty hectic, so for a change, Low N Slow decided to do a team caravan.
Our new decals were handed out!
A burnt fender means you're doing it right. Don't get it?
Few rolling shots I took during the caravan. By the way, don't try to take pics with a DSLR while driving. It's dangerous. :D
We arrived around 8:30am and check out this line of people trying to get their parking tickets. I waited with John from 1013MM photography for about an hour!
and what we all didn't expect to happen actually happened! Two cops were stationed right in front of the entrance and started to pull cars over with no front license plate, tinted windows, exhaust, etc. I do understand the cops were doing their jobs, so I can't really complain. After the event, I read all these comments of complaints and most of them were directed toward these cops.
I finally got my parking ticket, so let's start the photos of amazing cars at the event.
Mitch's VW on Bentley wheels. To all SoCal car owners, if you need your car detailed, leave a comment below because Mitch is a licensed detailer and will do the job for a reasonable price!
BBS RS brothers.
I was very impressed with the Subaru's.
Fatlace : Hellaflush truck and their beautiful Nissan Cima.
Spotted Keychain from It's JDM yO! at the back.
Purple and White..not bad!
This was unique. BMW wheels on a Lexus IS.
Work Meister equipped Z.
CCW's looking pretty good on a DC5.
You know what I don't really get? When you see someone drive rocketing inside a parking when tons of people are walking back and forth. Congratulations, you just became a ricer.
Neek's xB from LowBallers. Didn't get a chance to see this guy, but his xB is dope!
Liking this setup on a Van.
When you hellaflush dislikers discuss about car heights, hellaflushers talk about how they control their car heights.
Subaru line. Well done guys.
From what I've heard, previous owner sold the car on the day of Hellaflush and the new owner brought it out.
Evo + Volk Te37 = ♥
Been a fan of this coupe since seeing it at Eibach's Open House.
Can't go wrong with a hellflush S2000.
Peter's Evo from PVR Motorsports.
Brendan's Supra getting some love like always.
Lowballers x Royal Origin = Hellaflush x2
Civic brothers, David and Luigi.
Don't really know what was going on here.
Too many people around Tony the Fender Roller's car.
I'll be back with the rest of the coverage from Hellaflush VIII.