Night Import: Photography and Words by William Lee
Gawd dam it's been a long ass time since I updated my blog. I did attend a few meets, but didn't cover them because for this year, it's mostly going to be a chillaxing time with the homies rather than making myself busy with my camera like I did last year. Fyi, it has nothing to do with me being cocky because some of you guys think my blog gained popularity in some way and I'm using that as a backup source to slack off, but seriously, I missed out on all the good times just because of being busy covering events, going to companies, doing interviews, etc. last year. Don't get me wrong, I met a lot of people and the friendship is still there, but this year will be a time period to get to know them even more and have fun! One downside of being active last year though, is not being able to resist covering an event because I love shooting! So I was pretty dam excited to attend yesterday's It's JDM yO!'s competition event to meet some friends and hoping to see some cars that didn't come out last year. I did plan on going early but because of partying till like 3~4am almost every other day, I woke up at 12pm, got my ass ready in about 10 minutes, and rushed to the event with my messed up tC. The cover photo is when the competition was about to begin and the first runner-up was Milt's Z from Low N Slow. The story will continue so read along~
Spotted this slammed GS at the corner. Why so lonely?
It's really rare for me to come across my own photo that I like, but this one came out pretty good~! The slammed Honda Civic EF on Work Ewings made this photo even better.
I've seen the Red S13 on Nismos (?), but never seen the classic Corolla Sprinter at the left.
Insanely sick AE86! I've seen plenty of them last year, but I have to admit this one tops them all when it comes to cleanliness.
Deep dished HREs. I think I heard someone saying the owner of this car works at HRE, but I get things wrong pretty often, so someone help me out here.
James's Prelude on Work Equips. Loving the touch of Junction Produce accessories for the interior.
Luigi sold his custom BBSs done by wheelflip few weeks ago and moved on to Volk CE28ns. I told him not to do it, but seems like he got a pretty good deal, so why not?? He'll be selling these soon and move on to a crazier set. Want a hint??? ...... I forgot
I usually take a shot of Armand's car when I see it, but that GoPro camera shifted my attention.
Hmmm...I think I've seen this S2000 on CCWs at Wekfest last year... Pretty sick!
I was looking at this E30 for a good minute because it looked familiar and later on realized it was Kyle's! How do I know this car? I actually featured it in Just Stance last year after he requested a feature through the fanpage. It was definitely good to see his car again. Click here to check out his feature.
Something about this S14 made it look sexy. Some zipties holding the front and on Leon Harditt Ordens? Woot!
TSX from OneLove on XXRs? Fitment was right on.
I've already introduced the owner and the car to you guys in my Illest meet coverage, but for those who don't know, this is Andrew Renteria's WRX.
Noel's crazy fitted G on SSRs customized by Wheelflip.
Winner of the competition! I had to leave early to attend BP VIP's meet so I didn't get a chance to see Chris scraping his project GS, but congratz homie!
We all know this car and the owner because he's the Senator of Stance. Check out the license plate; OFCRPLZ (Officer please).
Jesse's 1JZ powered Celica.
I was stoked to see Tracy's TSX because he recently 24k dipped those CCWs. Those were blinging like a balla!
Can't forget our editor Edgar's midnight Purple G on SSRs.
Track stance S2000.
Ouu~ Nicely fitted.
My boys Noel, Chris, and Milt chilling. Look at Chris's boss expression.
I first thought this CRX belonged to Team Infinit..or..did it..
Sam from Wheelflip rolling out. He should hurry up and finish the S2000!
Nice! Didn't expect to see ARQRAY's BMW.
and their supa sexy FC.
Flushed Z with a flushed skateboard.
White Enkei NT03+Ms looking great on the STi Wagon.
Have you seen a stanced Camry? He be scrapin so hard the front lip paint chipped.
Angelo is sexy and so is his Z.
Found out this SC belongs to my friend Neel's bro~ Looking sick!
Shot of Royal Origin's booth.
Aw~ our editor leaving to attend his family planned event.
Seen this EJ1 coupe on couple of blogs. Nicely built for sure.
Spotted Shavi walking like a boss.
Michael's NSX from It's JDM yO!'s team Vanguard Collective.
Jon Jon finding a spot to park his IS.
Johnny and his friend spinning for the day.
Look who dropped by! The driver of the new 600HP Scion FR-S by Greddy, Ken Gushi!
Awesome moment (^-^)
Camberd Element at the corner.
Barry's midnight Purple GT-R R35.
Brian's classic TE Wagon. I think it's for sale.
Jason's widebody S2000 on Enkei PF01s. I love how he colored FALKEN on the tires.
That fitted Camry we saw earlier.
Had to take a shot of a concaved Volk TE37 <3
Let me share my thoughts about the girl in the middle. I don't know where she got the confidence to 'model', but she definitely didn't look at the proper magazine or currently looking up to someone who ain't even big in the scene. She didn't have the body at all and still had the guts to be half naked. I mean...if you have the body, it's all good, but seriously... On top of all the negativity, she even posed in front of a car facing her ass to the camera, and allowed some dude to grab her ass at the same time. O wait.. forgot to mention she lifted up her short skirt as well. A car meet/event ain't no strip club girl. I saw some kids passing by and felt sorry for their parents. I should have taken a photo of all these actions happening, but because I was sick of it, I turned around and did my own thing. To the girl in the swimsuit or whatever you want to call it, if you're reading this, good for you that you decided to model in the scene, but keep it classier and workout if you plan on wearing that same suit you did at yesterday's event.
See! Because of that girl, these guys had to bounce...
I kid I kid~ :D
Look at that ass!
While talking about ass, look at THAT ass!
Sick S2000 on fully polished CCWs!
Ken Gushi approves.
Perfect bodywork on this GS to fit those wheels.
Ouf!! Looks like an 04 M45. Sickness!
DaYuum!'s booth and their IS on SSR MS1s.
Team Infinit rides.
Nick and I thought this was Charles Lam's ride. Even the owner of the car said he's tired of hearing the same thing over and over again LOL!
Nicely fitted G I spotted at a parking lot.
Look at this photo closely and you'll see someone looking directly at my camera.
I saw Antonio from MotorMavens taking out something from this Van so I'm speculating it was his car. Pretty sick to see one on Mugens.
There's Antonio! Love MotorMavens yo!!!
Ojay's LS repping BP VIP. Let's see if anyone can top Ojay's this year because it was my favorite last year.
"So you think you can stance?"
Harro~ NOS always representing at events.
I have to admit this Z was pretty dam low.
IS moving spots.
Jon Jon's IS now settled to the ground.
Team Praxis x Liquid Kiss Productions
Team Praxis's boss truck.
Wow! My first time seeing this EK. Loved the Purple scheme going on. Thumbs up!
Better shot of that AE86 on HREs we saw earlier.
The stance competition is about the begin!!!!!
But before, more shots of cars in the lot. Alex's ride repping Royal Origin.
Keychain! Forgot to say hi. Love those polished MB Battles!
Royal Origin doing there thang~
Back to the competition. Tons of people waiting to see cars scraping the lot entrance.
My boy Milt getting ready.
People waiting to see this beast scrape.
Team Infinit lined up.
Puhahahah~ Milt is smiling.
MC of the day, Antonio from MotorMavens.
First contestant! Milt from Low N Slow!
Grinding noises continue...
I was scared to see this Mini Cooper go up that entrance...
Dam...I go through this every single day...
More weight, the better.
Terry was a boss! He didn't even angle!
Armand messed up his driver side fender :/
Luigi getting ready with a boss stance. Look at his dangling arm.
I was going to wait a bit to watch the whole competition, but because of some plans I made earlier, I left early with Nick to attend another meet. Once again, awesome event by It's JDM yO! Had a great time meeting new people and talking with friends. A few things coming up this week so stay tuned! Bye Bye~