Back in November I hit up one of the local regular ‘Big Bang Meets’ and was pleasantly surprised by what I found there! I met a few friends and made a couple new ones and, as always, found some crazy awesomeness that defines what I love about the Southern California car meet smorgasbord… Enjoy!
Here’s a few of my favorite shots I got today at the meet held in the old Super Autotoyz parking lot hosted by The Big Bang Meet . It’s pretty rare that a meet held in a random parking lot on a Sunday afternoon can bring this kind of turnout, but this meet generally brings out a lot more that’s entertaining than not and you’ll most likely meet a few cool people along the way. Enjoy!
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!
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
My attempt to attend last year’s Eibach Honda Meet was met with miserable failure. I made the long haul all the way out to Storm Stadium near Lake Elsinore with all my gear charged up and ready, tons of water and snacks in my pack, aaaand I forgot my wallet. Needless to say I was fairly frustrated with myself as it meant I could not get into the show since I did not know anyone else attending that year. I ended up having a great time shooting the HUGE dirt parking lot and cars as they were leaving, but I was resolved to make it into the show next time and to be fully prepared. Continue reading