Night-Import: Photography and Words by Andy Nguyen
This past Sunday, I was able to make it over to the Fatlace open house at their paddock in San Mateo. I had heard about this event when I was living in SoCal and was looking forward to it ever since I moved up to San Francisco bay a few months ago. This particular open house was different than others I’ve been to in past in that it was also a clearance sale for Fatlace. The sale started at 9am which I was planning to get to early but ended up sleeping through my alarm so I didn’t get up until about 8am. Editor Kain Chau was also visiting the bay area with some friends so we met up and headed over to the Paddock.
By the time we arrived at the paddock, the line was pretty long. Well actually, it didn’t look that long but the wait was about 2 hours until we were able to get inside the warehouse to do our shopping. Even though we waited for quite a while, there as surprisingly quite a bit of merchandise left for use to rummage through. At $10 dollars for tees and $20 for hoodies, it was a pretty substantial discount.
While Kain waited in line, I took the opportunity to go around and take pictures of the cars that showed up. There weren’t many in the morning but as the day progressed, more cars rolled up and found parking either on the street adjacent to Fatlace or on the streets of the neighborhood surrounding it.
Really sick Corolla wagon drifter on Work Equips.
Amazing fitted 335is
Check out that Fatlace decal on the brake caliper
Paolo’s sick slammed Subaru.
Mark Arsenal, the owner of Fatlace brought out all his sick cars. He seems to have acquired the great white buffalos of the car scene.
Nissan Skyline R32.
IS300 Drift car.
Nissan Skyline 2000GT!!
Some of you might recognize this A8L. It was Rotiform’s project car on NUEs and Air runner suspension.
Pretty sick Lotus Elise.
And tucked away in the corner was this final gem. A Nissan Skyline 2000GTR.
Pretty sick Integra GSR.
At this point, I had walked to the end of the block and started to make my way around the corner and I spotted this Green GS.
Super clean MKIII Supra. This thing sounded beastly.
S14 on Pink Gram Lights.
Pair of sick G37s.
Although you can’t see it, this car had a huge FMIC.
Love that integrated spoiler!
Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3 on Takata green TE37s. A very strange yet amazing combo.
At some point, I made my way back to the line and got inside to make some purchases. It was then time for the BBQ to start.
Crowd gathered around the BBQ.
Hotdogs and cheeseburgers fresh off the grill!
Just want to give a big shout out to the guys at Fatlace for throwing such an awesome event. There were a lot of great cars and people. The sale was really dope as well. Thanks again for BBQ for everyone and setting up the RC drift track too.