Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee
This charity event with models was more than just models in bikinis washing cars, but to support an icon in the automotive scene, Big Abe. Most of you guys should know Big Abe by his appearance at various events with a wheel around his neck. Couple of weeks ago, an unfortunate news was shared by Big Abe about his new born daughter leaving earth and now, resting in a better place. It was a shocking news to many of us who knows Big Abe and since then, his friends wanted to help him out in any way, which is why this charity event was held for the funeral cost and other things related to his daughter. I haven't known Big Abe for a long time, but since the first time I met this guy, he was always welcoming me as a good friend, and I had to make it out to this event to support.
Now how will you rate an event if well-known models in bikinis washed cars. I give it a 5/5.
Unlike other charity events, the idea of bringing out models and washing cars was absolutely brilliant. I'm sure people who got their car washed purposely went on a canyon run before the day of the event, just to get it dirty.
The crowd was going in and out because this event was not actually a car event, but rather dropping by to get the car washed and make a donation.
After the SILK Car Meet at Anaheim, I headed directly to this charity event and upon arrival, spotted these two beauties.
Our photographer Nick Schultz came as well and we were shooting together throughout the whole event. Part 2 will be his part, so make sure to check back!
The lot was greeted by these three Euros that blew my mind away.
Especially this Red Audi Wagon on BBS LMs.
I had a difficult time trying to leave this car because it was too sexy.
Gold Rivets and custom colored faces. Winning!
You won't see a combo like this. Gorgeous.
A few bike owners came out to support the event.
It's been awhile since I saw NOS Energy Drinks. Great to see these guys.
Outside of the Car Wash lot, I walked around to check out some cars. xB on Rotiforms.
Matte Black M3.
The event took place at Infinite Auto Designs, so there were some cars in the body shop. Here's a G35 on Lime Yellow(?) TE37s.
Can a Camaro look any better?
Some other rides in the shop.
Mini swimming pool? You'll see something later on.
People checking out the models washing cars. Wait..where are the models?
There's one! Big Abe washing the cars as well.
Even cleaning the rims!
Saying wsup to Night-Import fans.
I don't know the name of the model you see in this picture, but she was cute. That's all I can remember.
Natalia Marie at the right and another model washing a car.
Videographer from It's JDM yO!
Tony from It's JDM yO! talking with the DJ.
Pink Bike getting washed.
and photographers going crazy.
I had no clue who the owner of this sick Element was, but found out it was the owner(?) of Trendy Threadz.
Some raffle prizes.
I'm sure this Ford was built to track. It was sounding mean!
There's our photographer Nick at the left taking the shots. The girl at the right was the cute one I was talking about.
At the other side, Lyna Sparks and Big Abe was cleaning the Element.
Later on, a BMW M5 was getting washed.
White Rabbit and Dos Chinos(?) made it out to the event.
DJ spinning it!
More rides getting cleaned.
Nicely done! repping MB Junkies.
Both of these models sure did like them.
Mikeeee from JDM Glam doing his thing.
Tony was curious too.
Nick taking a break.
and this guy on his pimpmobile.
Nilo in his 180sx driving backwards to get a car wash.
One sick classic I didn't get to really shoot was this Corvette Stingray. Pristine!
Nilo's ride getting some love.
Separate photoshoot for our photographer Nick. As mentioned before, wait for Part 2.
Remember that mini swimming pool I was talking about? Well there's Big Abe in it! This photo reminds me of Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift. Watch it and you'll see why.
Great turnout and hoping Big Abe the best! If any of you guys can make a donation to Big Abe and his family, his paypal address is email@example.com. An early thanks to all of those who donated!