This one vehicle, surprised the heck out of me when I saw it shining bright from the sunlight outside in the Toyo Tires Booth. I was stumped, I actually didn’t know what it was till I saw the other half of the vehicle. I think I literally said out loud “Holy Shit, it’s a Sunny Truck.” Here in the states we call it a Datsun 1600 (620) when it was offered by Datsun after the Datsun 1200 release in Japan. Dominic, the owner of the Hakotora truck, which is what it’s called in Japan. It’s half skyline and half truck, its the two perfect halves into making an amazing vehicle. Especially how Dominic finished it off with a set of CF flares to cover the poke from the TE37v’s. Later on that day after finding him on Instagram, it comes to find out it has a Silvia heart, with a 400+ hp SR20 power plant. This Sunny truck just got a whole lot coolerer. Enjoy the quick snaps everyone!
Flickr Hi-Res It’s Always Sunny in Philasvegas Set
Here’s another mini article from SEMA last year, I almost didn’t see S2000 as it was wedged between lifted Jeeps and Trucks. My eyes lit up when I saw it, I’ve never seen the new J’s Racing GT Widebody kit in person. Even crazier it was a carbon kit, big money just for the kit itself. This S2000 was just a real life REVHARD Magazine, so many JDM parts on it. ProjectU brakes, J’s Racing Type V CF Hood, Recaro Limited RS-G Bucket seat, CF Mugen Top, just so many cool parts that dress this widebody S2000. Enjoy the pictures everyone, until the next feature!
Flickr Hi-Res J’s Racing S2000 set
I was disappointed to only see very few S2000’s at SEMA this year (past year now). The guys over at Evasive Motorsports never seem to disappoint with their car builds. More so that all of their builds are purpose built for racing. Ever since seeing the first post on the build thread over at s2ki I just drooled over the parts list. Fully built motor, HKS supercharger, full voltex aero, custom cage, it’s just a true s2000 enthusiast’s dream car. Upon my birthday, they finally released a full shot of their 3rd fully built S2000 and my jaw dropped. Hearing it on the dyno as well was such a treat. To my surprised I finally was able to see this blue smurf up close. It just screams clean, simple, and deadly on the track. I might have taken some ideas to do to my S2000 as well 😉
Full Flickr Time Attack Smurf Set
Decided to combine all of my RWB pictures into one article. Most of them were corral at the iForged Wheels booth, which introduced the latest RWB vehicle to the west coast family. The 1973 RSR Backdated Porsche by the CYC Trading Group was jaw dropping gorgeous. I’m still trying to get my Porsche termanology down so please excuse me butchering the codes. You then had 2 993’s and 2 964’s in the lineup. Everything from wild track setup to a low-wide cruiser. I was really partial to the Orange RWB by the Creaminz crew. After about 20 mins of shooting almost every angle of each car, I took about 10 mins to myself to just admire these cars. You see all these build videos of different porsches being cut, and riveted, paint, massaged by Nakai-San and then you finally see them in person, it’s like a religious experience. You feel like you’ve known the car since day one, through it’s whole build process. Enjoy the pictures, I’m not sure what I’ll be posting yet, but tune in again next monday!
Flickr Full RWB Invades Vegas Set
This year at Formula D, we were introduce a brand new venue…Orlando Speed World! at the oval track…featuring fence! I think you know where I’m going with this, it was a great location if the owner and FD Staff had more time to organize it. I mean it’s a new venue so no one knew how the property was going house thousands of people, media, drivers, teams, all in one small location. Hopefully a lesson learned and they further improve the location. I still had a blast, scratched a bucket list dream to hear Mad Mike’s MADBUL rotary goodness. This was also my first motorsports event where I had the chance to use my newly purchased Canon 1D Mark 3 camera. Ugh the burst fire is so insane on it still for being over 8 years old. Enjoy the pictures everyone.
Flickr Set – Formula Drift Orlando
Better late than never to post coverages from a few months ago. Here’s a few photos back from July’s LB Summer Bash meet up. I haven’t see Liberty Walk vehicles since SEMA in 2013. Kato-San was actually there from the start of the meet along with his whole crew. Towards the middle of the meet, Kato made a big crash with an amazing parade of GTR’s, BMW, Porsche, and an amazing 240Z. Enjoy the snaps everyone!
This year will be my 10 year anniversary with my baby girl, I feel like I need to get her something or do something for her… maybe take an amazing photoshoot with an awesome backdrop and print it out. Hmm, we’ll see how the rest of the year looks like. I did want to start in the power department but my stupid head can’t keep its mind on what to do. But how she sits now I couldn’t be anymore happier. Its exactly what I wanted her to look, aggressive as hell and breaking necks.
Couple of life changing moments has happen this year so I’ve been trying to deal with that as best as I can. The only thing I can turn to that can make me feel better or forget my stuff is my photography and Summer. I just get into a groove, my own world, it’s just me and my work. At my worse point one day I decided to stop by a location along side the beach to take my mind off of things. These are a little dark than my usual edits but I think it fit my mood at the time. Anyways, enjoy everyone.