Event Coverage | The Pursuit III by Longo Lexus

October 18, 2011

Night-Import: Photography and Words by William Lee

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Last Sunday was pretty hectic. I had to jump by a few places back and forth, do some quick errands, and then finally had some time to cover events. There were two major ones happening on the same day and time, but like always, I managed to take care of both v(^-^)v.
Most of the major ones that go on annually are definitely a must-to-attend and listed on my smartphone because no one has a clue on what cars will show up. This is true because when I attended Bulletproof's 11th Anniversary meet, I found out the Carbon Fiber NSX made its first appearance to the public. To some of you guys, it might not mean anything, but to a blogger who goes to events and meets almost every week and see the same cars more than twice, it's a pretty big deal and a moment not to forget. The Pursuit was one of those events I didn’t want to miss because of having an awesome time last year, but not having enough time to thoroughly look at the cars. This event is the largest Lexus based event here in SoCal, opening the drag strip for competition along with a car show, both held at Irwindale Speedway, CA, so missing such an event is a no no! The Pursuit III was somewhat the same as The Pursuit II, so I arrived at around 12pm, covered the event for about a good 3 hours, and headed toward Race Day Car Show in Burbank. That coverage will be up hopefully by tomorrow, but today, enjoy the beautiful Lexus and other make/models.

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This event is opened to the public for free and also free for those who want to show their cars. Here are a group of Bimmers from MFEST.

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IS on Advans. These look pretty good on this car.

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VIP Style IS on Leon Harditt Ordens.

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Some sideskirts will definitely complete the look on this SC.

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G35 spotted on some massive wheels. Those rears need to be cambered!

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Simply dropped IS-F.

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I think this GS was on the strip, which is why you see the mismatched wheel setup.

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Forgot the owners name, but this Junction Produce GS is so much win.

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Air'd out SC.

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Catchiest car ever.

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I haven't seen these wheels for such long time and seeing it on a IS? Dope!

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Good to see Daniel's ride. Lower!!

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Sitting on Five Axis wheels.

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GPR Auto had Low N Slowcrew and a few other rides on display. Here's Jesse's 1JZ Celica.

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Gold VS-XXs were blinging!

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M3 from Heavy Hitters, repping Mastermind. I'm seriously digging those Advans...

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Even the engine bay was sexy.

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Allen's IS slammed on JIC wheels.

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"The Senator of Stance."

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Low N Slow family! Love you guys! (No homo intended).

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Vertex USA had some sick rides on display.

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Winning VIPs..WoW!

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The a$$es.

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Behind the booth was another GS, but on Ordens.

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That kid at the right came to the right event.

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Need4Speed x Vossen Wheels.

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Vossen makes some unique wheels. Props!

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While others were walking around in the showcase lot, I spotted this LF-A cruising at the back, so ran to the location asap before it went back to its booth. It's right behind my car!

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Such a sexy car...

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Going back to the showcase lot, I came across this Evo on RE30s repping Wheelflip.

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Yeap...as expected...spotted some "let's put on some BBS center caps on non BBSs." I ain't hating, I ain't hating.....nvm..I'm gonna hate.

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This Miata was rolling hard!

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Stylish photographer, Clifford Sustrino! Good seeing ya!

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Halloween is coming soon...

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I think this is Francis's IS.

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Unique! IS on Enkei NT03+Ms.

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Minh's IS is soooo dope! Repping Low Ballers and Royal Origin.

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Camry on VMRs. I saw it coming out from the strip, so I guess it was competing with other Lexus.

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BBS LMs do look good on ISs. Yes, these were real.

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Really digged the wheel color.

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Slammed TL on HREs.

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SCs still look good with a minimum drop.

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Vincent's LS on deep dished wheels customized by Wheelflip.

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If you guys are looking for wheels or need refinishing, customization, etc., hit up Wheelflip and mention Night Import!

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I think the hood was being Vinyl wrapped...

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Raffle time!

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Forgot what company this Z was under.

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AutoFashion in the house! I need to say hi to these guys one day. Really liking their builds.

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Great example of a VIP car, sitting on SSRs.

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I didn't realize Jon Jon's IS was with AF, now repping Vanguard Collective. Good seeing his ride like always.

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Few more rides from AF's booth.

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Rear shot of the cars.

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Never seen this IS before.

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Now to team Royal Flush.

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Very nice rides.

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Slammed SC

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IS F-Sport.

Lowest IS ever! Look at those Rotiforms tucking in.

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Our photographer Nick Schultz's IS with a AIT CF front lip.

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Ouuuu. I really liked this GS.

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Dam you! Why are you so sexy? Chick magnet!

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I thinks the owner of this IS contacted me regarding a feature. If you're reading this, please contact me again!

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BP VIP in the house!

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Stylish IS.

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Cressida on BBS RSs.

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Pretty rare to see slammed SC430s.

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Last car from BP VIP, John's Junction Produce LS.

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Nicely done SCs.

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Team Supreme Society.

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Ahh!!!!! Job Design!!

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Lance bumping up some music.

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GT-R R35 from Promax.

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There were a lot of nice cars participating for the drag event. I didn't stay too long to capture them all, but seen some ones that were clean!

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American muscle!

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Spectators watching.

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Cars racing.

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Wald Wald Wald! VIP AutoSalon knows wsup when it comes to modifying a Lexus.

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Lamborghini from Savini wheels.

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Ending the coverage with a fitted IS-F on SSR SP1s.

I want to thank James Nguyen for supporting us with this year's event and our photographer Nick Schultz representing Night Import from the beginning to end.


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