After another long break from my regular Cars & Coffee attendance (who thought school would require so much homework!) I woke up bright and early on a Saturday morning to drive over to the Aliso Viejo Town Center to see what the latest round of other earlybirds brought to the meet. Continue reading
It’s been months since I attended the my last Cars & Coffee meetup, turns out a semester’s worth of design classes doesn’t afford waking up at 5AM every Saturday morning! I finally have some respite this winter break, so what better way to start off the new year than with the car meet that I began everything with? This was my first time at the Fairgrounds version of the meet, and it looks like I chose the less popular meet to attend that day! Continue reading
Returning to Lake Elsinor for one more round of Honda goodness! Continue reading
This past Saturday I was really hurting to attend a car meet, but none of my local early-morning weekend spots were hosting anything. Since there was no way I was going to continue my streak of car-less weekends, I gassed up the Fit and headed out to West Covina to the Dayuum & Autofashion USA hosted Guppy Tea House Meet. Continue reading
The time had come again to attend one of the many local parking lot meets hosted by “TheBigBangMeets” that rove around the general Southern California area, filling unsuspecting shopping center parking lots with a slew of modified local(ish) rides. Continue reading
Just in time to take advantage of the season, ‘ITSJDMYO’ hosted a toy drive alongside a car meet to help out those in need as well as displaying a decent amount of cool cars, mostly built by local shops but with a few nearby personalities finding their way by to check out the scene. Continue reading
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!
Better late than never! Here’s my coverage from Joey’s “The Chronicles: Year Six” meet, which was mind-blowing. As usual.
Hey guys, I know it’s been forever since pt.1, but I finally sorted out my issues posting and we are back! I’ll just let pt.2’s photos speak for themselves…
This was my first year attending the Spocom show, held in the Anaheim Convention Center…in Anaheim. I have to say I was not the least bit disappointed with the quality or sheer number of cars in attendance, because there certainly were PLENTY, but I must have shown up at the wrong time or maybe I just wasn’t properly prepared because I was struggling the entire time to get usable shots both outside and inside due to some gnarly lighting concerns that were honestly out of anyone’s direct control. I really should have brought a tripod for the indoor shots, a lesson that would be drilled into me throughout the day as I was shooting exposures that were waaay too long for my caffeine-addled hands to keep still on a regular basis, and outdoors the combination of direct sunlight and shade made getting clean shots of everyone posted up out front equally difficult. As if that weren’t enough to contend with, there was a protester (or two, I didn’t get close enough to them to find out) with a bullhorn screaming at everyone that the proceeds of the show were going to fund al-qaeda, among other statements designed to incite people’s tempers. Basically, I was laughing so hard at all the B.S. coming out of this guy’s mouth it was hard to get a steady shot! I was honestly proud of everyone attending the show because I KNOW there were at least a handful of people about to give this guy their opinion of him via their fists, but everyone restrained themselves and interacted with this jerk in peaceful, mostly non-offensive ways (I definitely heard a few f*ck-off’s, but hey, they were deserved). With all of this going on, it was still a great show that I definitely plan on attending next year and honestly, what’s going to shoot a show without a little challenge, right?
Anyway, here is part 1 of my coverage of Spocom 14, which will focus on what was just outside the convention center itself before the ticket booth and everything. It was a cool idea to have a big group of cars out front because if you didn’t know there was a huge car show going on, there was really no other way to know about it since there weren’t exactly huge banners flying out in front of Disneyland. I heard a few owners complaining about being put outside of the show itself as if it were some form of disrespect, but I feel like it’s the complete opposite to be outside enticing people to come in! Not only that, but the guys out front had considerably better lighting and backgrounds for photographers! Since I have SO many shots from this show, I’ll be brief with my words for the remainder of this post, enjoy!