The Annual Nissan Jam is a free event for spectators that is held in Anaheim, CA that drew a really impressive lineup of Japanese automotive history for it’s 4th incarnation. Continue reading
I thought I had properly prepared myself to attend Wekfest this year, but as soon as I got out of my car and saw the line I knew I had a LOT of time before I was getting in. General admission was not until 1:30PM and the line was already hundreds, if not a couple thousand people long. While it’s awesome for the guys putting on the show that attendance is higher than ever, but for someone trying to get in and take pictures…it’s a different story. So rather than slowly sear myself on the asphalt, I decided to take a stroll around the parking lot to check out some of what the Wekfest audience was rolling around in. Keep in mind many of these cars may have been in the parking lot because they chose not to show, either because they are a work in progress or because they simply aren’t interested in building a “show car” and the main reason I go out to shoot parking lots is to see what trends carry over and what are presumably daily drivers.
There’s not too much I can add word-wise that I didn’t talk about in my first post, but part 2 will be covering the main part of the show hosted on the grassy section where the bulk of the cars were located. No doubt you’ve seen a few shots of this insanely cambered Q45 (Y33 Cima) on rarely seen 3-spoke Work Equips from Low ‘N Slow, it had a primo spot and had the craziest wheel setup at the show. It’s not surprising this look has caught on so quickly; it’s dangerous, difficult to properly achieve, and it came from Japan!
Wefest Long Beach is easily the biggest, most crowded, and most popular car show that I regularly attend every year. The line to get in is massive, the traffic trying to park borders on Costco-parking-lot levels of congestion, and the sun never fails to chase every cloud away to scorch down on everyone and punish the un-sunscreened. Why bother to wade through all this you might ask? Wekfest Long Beach is simply the best car show of its type in Southern California hands down in terms of quality and quantity of vehicles in attendance. Continue reading
I try my best to stay on top of the sudden explosion of random parking lot meets in my area, which means constantly scraping through social media to find decent meetups that draw in more well-built and thought out cars. Continue reading
When my alarm went off at 5:45 AM this morning my instinct was to hit snooze and skip my regular pre-work shower. Thankfully I realized my alarm was not set for work but for the weekly Cars & Coffee meet held in Irvine, so I jumped out of bed with my new found motivation, downed a bowl of cereal, grabbed the stale remainder of yesterday’s thermos of french roast, and hopped on the freeway for my overdue dose of the early morning automotive mosaic that is Cars & Coffee. Continue reading
Honestly, there are few things that can happen mid-week that will get me to pull the cover off the Fit and purposefully head into the heart of darkness itself, but Moog & Marty of MCM have given me countless hours of turbo-charged, laughter-filled entertainment and I felt it was the least I could do to head out and support one of the best Youtbue channels I’ve come across. Continue reading
This year’s 2014 Formula Drift Long Beach event also hosted the Offset Kings Long Beach Showcase hosted by Fatlace. It served to give an insight to what we will be seeing as show season begins to rev up and people bring their creations out from their winter’s evolution. Continue reading
This year I finally planned ahead and made sure to take the Friday of the 2014 Formula Drift season opener on the streets of Long Beach. Continue reading