It's been a pretty busy week for me going to meets and doing interviews with a few companies here in Southern California. Surprisingly, no meets/events happened on Saturday that were close by, so it was a day to rest and edit some photos from previous coverages. At the same time, I was excited about JDM Sport's first meet and greet at AJP Distributor's HQ, the West Coast HQ/Distributors for JDM Sport, that happened yesterday. As most of you guys know by now, I go to meets almost every weekend or even 3 times a week depending on what goes on, and every time when I walk around doing my thing, I bump into Lee Ho, marketing/PR director of JDM Sport. This guy has been active than any other friend/company staff I've known since he officially announced the opening of JDM Sport. Knowing his activeness and relationships with other people in the automotive industry, I knew this meet was going to have a huge turnout and as expected, more than 200 cars showed up!
Claim Ho from Firm400 brought out the entertainers and Johnny Ho called up the famous food trucks, Dos Chinos and DogZilla, to participate to sell their insanely good food.
Our site has been promoting this event for about a month and the response were pretty good compared to other events we've posted in the past. Obviously, people love free meets and when you add in the famous food trucks..you get a crazy turnout.
However, I was a bit concerned about the date of the meet because it was the same day as Mother's Day. It's not like JDM Sport didn't know about this, but when you have major events coming up in May and June, there really isn't no choice, which is why the company changed the time to 4pm-10pm. Despite the minor conflict, everything went well.
After my family time around the afternoon, I showed up around 2pm and there were cars already parked getting ready for the meet.
VIP spots were filled in a matter of time and vendors were getting ready for the people.
Although this was a meet, there were some major companies that came to support, such as Toyo Tires.
Lee at the mic hosting the event.
Our supporting company, Elite-Autosports, and the owner saying wsup!
Infestforum.com came to support JDM Sport. Make sure to check out their forum.
A few Genesis Coupes rolled in as well.
Some sick rides that came in early. I think the NSX owner didn't feel welcomed and left in a few minutes.
Talking and chilling.
One of the vendors at the event called Chronic Ice. I didn't try it, but according to some people, they said it was tasty.
G35 guys were one of the first groups that came early.
Probably the first time seeing LE37's up close.
Owner of AA Autoworks in his bike.
Around 4pm, cars were starting to come in and the lot got filled quickly.
Most importantly, the weather was perfect. It was windy at some times, but having a hot, sweaty week, a chilly weather wasn't bad at all.
It was a surprise to see Greddy GPP's 350Z. Random Spotlight feature later on.
I'm not too sure why I took this photo, but I think the owner was doing something that caught my attention..
But I know why I took this photo, because the driver in this Mustang decided to act like a jerk and did donuts before he left.
To the owner/driver of the Mustang: Be lucky that I still don't have a zoom lens. If I did, your face would've been taken and be shared to the public. It's people like that are killing all the meets.
Now back to our coverage, even the back parking lot was packed.
This Solara was looking sick! You don't see too many modified ones out there.
DJ Pow in his Time Attack Si.
Nicely fitted s2k.
To the main stage, the DJ's of the day.
People checking out the vendors.
Lee Ho, marketing/PR director of JDM Sport. If you see this guy, don't hesitate to go up to him and say Hi. He's an awesome person to talk to.
Also, don't forget about Firm400, covering various lifestyles in SoCal.
Spotted MyImportFashion doing his thing.
Time to share some cars that were at the meet.
Built to drag race! Check out our IDRC Coverage to see more photos of this beast.
One of the well-built Subaru's I've seen so far, from Team Hybrid.
The Solara we saw earlier.
Sexy Sexy Sexy! I was drooling...
and couldn't stop drooling when i turned around..
One of the cars at Sideway Sundays drifting. By the way, the driver is a girl and she's standing in front of the car.
You guys are the first ones to see this car after its major paint job and body work. Owned/Driven by M2-Motoring.
Didn't get to see Norman, but if you've been following with our meet coverages, you've seen this ride a few times.
Around 5:30pm, the weather was getting cloudy, but people were still rolling in.
Here's a teaser photo of a photoshoot that was done yesterday on-site.
Didn't get a chance to take a better photo of this Evo, but the overall setup was looking good.
No idea why I took this photo, but as mentioned before, there's always a reason..
DJ Pow's ride.
Dos Chinos came in and people were getting in line.
Don't ask why I took this photo.
The fitted s2k before, on XXR 527 wheels.
Soon enough, DogZilla came in and Elite-Autosports was directing their location.
Now I know why he was in charge of the cars/food trucks :D. Kelvin, owner of the Do-Luck Widebody Evo, posing for the camera.
Went back to the main stage and saw MyImportFashion concentrating on something.
Amateur models from Gimmie Girls. If you see models, you'll see MyImportFashion.
Didn't get a chance to drop by Photobooth it, but visit their facebook! Also, don't forget to register for Motion Auto Show!
One of the cars that looks sexy without any modifications.
Had no idea why people were crowding this section.
Charles's widebody s2k came in later on.
Such a clean classic.
Gimmie Girl models.
The beast that won an award at IDRC.
Ria Vee posing in front of JDM Sport's project 370Z.
and our photographer Nick Schultz taking the photo.
Couple of my friends talking and eating.
Random, but I see this Grandpa only at model present events/meets and he looks like the happiest person on Earth.
Some JDM,KDM, and Domestic goodies.
Better shot of JDM Sport's project 370Z.
Some contest going on.
Spotted Allen's tC, staff of Daily-Driven.
Few minutes later, another contest was going on, and I think they were searhing for the skinniest person.
Vinh from DSPORT and our photographer Nick Schultz.
This photo came out really bad, but I managed to make the car visible. Really loved the wheel choice and BBK setup.
At the back lot, a few people surrounding a s2k.
This 180 was such a beauty. Everything about it was 100% JDM.
I haven't seen this MR2 before, but it was looking gorgeous.
Nick Schultz's IS.
Gian's White on White s2k. More photos of this ride on a separate feature.
Look at these guys. Reminded me of pigeons trying to get food (Don't take it too seriously).
Later on, a Dyno session was happening. I think this drag race car pulled 700HP+.
Lee checking if he drank all the alcohol. Just playing.
Some people were too happy.
People around the Dyno session.
Artists of the day. All I heard was Mother ******, you Bit***, put your hands up.
and the crowd was enjoying it.
Great job to everyone who supported this meet, and thumbs up to my guys JDM Sport!