Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee
Glad that some of you guys are liking my coverage but this is just the beginning! Well this is going to be my last, but we got more awesome stuffs to share from Andy and Jay, and I'm sure you don't want to miss Nick's own coverage on the Models. He's probably working on the photos as we speak, so be patient and wait for the sexiness to be posted up.
Continuing on from where I left off, this will be my last coverage on SpoCom and I got some funny shit to share with you guys near the end. At the top are my boys from 1UP crew. The name was based off of Mario and the term just popped up randomly by one of the members. The team collaborated with the well known automotive/model site It's JDM yO! and their first collabo appearance happened at SpoCom. Photos of their rides will be shared throughout this coverage.
Our editor Edgar Lozoya's Purple G at the left and Peter Liu's Accord at the right.
Kelvin's Do-Luck widebody Evo went through some baller changes. The Alcon BBK setup is now complete , some more additional turbo stuff, and accessories were added to the engine bay. There are still more parts Kelvin needs to install, so let's hope his ride gets featured in magazines!
1UP in the house!
What to say...ummm.....GAWD DAM!!! I posted a photo of this ride on our fanpage and the fans were loving it! I think the owner was representing It's JDM yO!
Jon Jon's VIP themed IS. Congratz on the win brotha!
If you picked up the recent issue of Super Street or check our site pretty often, this LS1 S14 should look familiar.
New member from 1UP.
Charles's custom widebody S2000. No more Vinyl graphics!
People call this ride the Iron Man Altezza.
Iron Man status right there. BABABABA~~!
Big Mike's Prelude. I just realized his engine bay cover got painted to a different color.
One of the nicely done STis in the scene today.
Scion Image brought out a gang load of Scions.
Luigi's S2000 representing JDM Sport.
Few more rides from Ar-k-n I missed to post in Part 2.
Forgot what those wheels were again but not a common look on an Evo 10.
AEM's STi hatchback on Volk TE37SLs.
There were so many GT-Rs...
Dennis's STi from Team Hybrid.
Drifted? Not too sure.
I couldn't take a photo of that EG and CR-Z at the back because of too many people walking back and forth.
Lexus SC worked on by VIP Auto Salon.
Those decals under the side mirror brought back the memories when I first saw Fast and Furious. I used to think those were so cool and thought cars actually had parts from the companies decal it was rocking, but in reality, it was just for looks. This Geneis Coupe though, did seem like it had all the parts.
Another full Voltex Evo next to DSPORT's booth.
Seibon's 370Z and GT-R R35.
Another masterpiece by VIP Auto Salon.
Now to some random stuff, saw these group of high school looking students doing a dance showoff thingy, which was pretty entertaining. At first, I thought it was going to be some amateur kids trying to be like those professional B-boys/girls, but they were pretty darn good.
Didn't get to show you guys our editor Edgar Lozoya's newly done engine bay on his Purple G35. Looking sexy eh?
Tons of people. Really liked how an indoor car show felt like an actual car show. I spot our photographer Nick getting ready to take shots of those models at the right.
I think this was a new game or something, but there was a decent crowd watching a 3D trailer.
Two more shots of APEX'i's booth and their Rx-7 FD3S.
Bisimoto's famous CR-Z.
I didn't allow these guys to take my car...
VIP Modular's VX series wheels in Gold.
SSR Type Fs looking good on any car.
Elite-Autosports and Luigi saying holla!!!
There's Dino Image and Charles (owner of that S2000 in front) talking about some stuff.
Last time when we saw Charles's S2000 in our feature, he was running on a Vortech Supercharger. It's now on a custom Turbo Kit made by JDM Sport.
Really liking the new shirts and stickers by 1UP.
Mikee from It's JDM yO! doing some business with his 5D MkII.
Breakdance competition happening on main stage.
Keith from It's JDM yO! spotted!!!
Is it just me or does it look weird to see old looking people who barely have hair carrying their cameras taking shots of only models?
From the Media access stage.
ummm....always good to start early watching Go-Go models dancing in Bikinis?
I have no idea what Edgar was doing.
Decent looking DSLR for sure.
I think I know what he will be doing after SpoCom.
Still a large crowd.
"MOVE IT! Let me get a better shot!!"
Spotted Minh doing a quick shoot and leaving stage.
Big Abe guarding the Media stage. 'Kuya got your back'!
Blurred out Kuya you see in the middle is Leo from Kuya Protection. He was telling Big Abe to slap my head :D
626 guys saying HIIII!!!!
This is how the crowd looks like when the models are up on stage.
When models are not on stage.
Hellaflush STi hatchback I finally took a photo of before another crowd was passing by this aisle.
Brendan's Supra getting some love by the models at the right.
Five Axis DJ stage xB.
Custom BBK setup on the M3 i promised to show you guys in Part 1. Oink!?
Steve from Cusco USA and someone else checking out the new setup on Eric's DC5. Remember those ITBs?
She's starting young with the DUB scene.
I see this Grandpa at almost every model present event. If I don't see him, then obviously something went wrong.
That's the stage for all the Medias.
I really wanted to take a better shot of this S2000 by Evasive because of its sexy Spoon hood off from the original Spoon S2000.
1UP crew chilling.
Group shot! Smile guys~!!!
Last shot before I left SpoCom. Most of the 1UP guys got awards and Best of Show went to one of the cars from Auto Concept Elite. I just know both teams got tons of awards.
I was exhausted after walking constantly for about 5 hours and was planning to head home until our editor Kain and a good friend of mine, Ben, said they were going to In-N-Out.
I still can't believe how Kain was able to finish this 4x4 with fries and a drink...
Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed the long SpoCom coverage by me. There are still more to come by Nick, Andy, and Jay Ebue so stay tuned!