Back in 2015, I had a chance to see Evasive’s first version of the Time Attack Smurf with the Voltex aero love, HKS supercharger, gorgeous roll cage, it was just a perfect S2000 build/goals. How could it get better? How can someone top a perfect balance of looks and speed to an S2000.
Evasive has been teasing us for a few weeks that Voltex Racing newest aero kit will come to the US for its SEMA reveal. The above video came out during SEMA week and it just gave me goosebumps on what to expect when seeing it in person.
We finally got to the booth and the Smurf did not disappoint. It’s not a widebody kit, its a hugeeeebody kit. It’s insane how wide the new Voltex Racing kit is. The front splitter, the fenders, the spoiler, oh man oh man, after snapping pictures I just stopped and looked at it more, seeing the vents in the fenders, the bumps and shape of the rear quarter panels, it just oozes fast on the track. Good thing it’s already equipped with a TODA 2.3L stroker engine, HKS SC kit, OS Giken 7speed sequential trans, this will scoot. Enough talking, enjoy the pictures and show some love. More SEMA coverage coming throughout the month!
Full Flickr Time Attack Smurf V.2
The Eibach Meet’s have always been an iconic meet back in sunny SoCal. Dating back to 2004, the meet has almost always been hosted at Eibach’s own company grounds. With every successful year the Eibach crew achieved the cars kept getting better and better. I sadly missed the meet when I lived in Cali as I was heading to FL that year.
Thankfully someone at Eibach decided to bring that energy and excitement in the Honda community to the East Coast. With the first event held last year in Orlando, Fl at the UTI Campus, it was a huge success. I sadly didn’t make it to last year’s event because I was in the hospital. This year thankfully my liver and I weren’t dying so I polished up the old girl, packed the cooler, chairs, and gf to our first Eibach Meet. Plenty of clean Honda and Acura’s from old to newest were there. I’m proud of our FL Honda scene here, we have much to learn from the mecca of the Cali scene, but we’re heading to the right direction. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Flickr Hi-Res Eibach Meet 2018 Set
It’s been a quite year on the photography side of my life. I’ve had lots of personal events happen to me throughout the year, not to go too much into detail but I almost died do to some issues with my liver. But here I am, alive, strong, and ready to get back to what I love doing. For this year’s Simply Clean it would be 11 months since I’ve done anything with my camera. Had to break in the new year with a good piece of glass to rent. I’ve always wanted to try out Sigma’s Art Series Lenses, so I picked up their 35mm Art Lens and wow it is amazing! I wish I had the USB lens dock to further calibrate the lens to my 1Dmark3 but it worked really well out side of the box. Sadly the weather didn’t play 100% so it kept wanting to focus on the clouds on the paint of the vehicles. Plus being almost a year out of practice it took a few dozen shots to get back into groove of things.
The event itself though was amazing, I think this year I saw more friends than ever. I can’t thank Nickoli enough for creating this event and making it better and better every year. Since the first event I always felt I was home surrounded by friends with one passion. Enough of me blabbing, expect one more coverage next month for Wekfest. Again, enjoy the snaps!
Flickr Hi-Res Simply Clean Nine Set
Wekfest has been a big name for car show events for a number of years now. Most of you have seen coverages of their San Francisco / San Jose event and has seen some amazing car builds the west coast has to offer. Wekfest back in 2011 started a USA tour to bring true car enthusiast together under one roof and show off actual full car builds rather than seeing wheels, bags, and calling it a day. I was honored by the Wekfest staff to show off my own build at the event. It’s far from a full build from what I saw at the event but it is slowly getting there. Lots of mixture of vehicles the Wekfest staff choose for the event and I think it was a great way to end the year. Hopefully I caught enough of the show so you guys can see how many awesome builds us East Coast enthusiasts have brewing. Till next time guys which I think will be for Rolex 2017. Enjoy the pictures and show some love like always.
Flickr Hi-Res Wekfest 2016 Set
I love seeing this S2000 owned by Matt Hamilton out in person. I’ve seen this S2000 ever since it had just a set of black CCW on a meaty setup back in 2011. I actually I haven’t seen it in almost a year and I was speechless with how it looks now. It sounds so beast with that J’s racing exhaust spewing out all those fumes from the spinning HKS supercharger. So jealous of the parts he put on his S2000, he’s definitely pushed me to get back on modding my own S2000. I actually got 2 big mods coming tomorrow and next week, hopefully I can hang with Matt till I save up some more money…like a milli.
Flickr Hi-Res A Milli S2000 Set
What’s going on everyone? I do apologize for the lack of updates. It’s been a busy last few weeks. The biggest weekend started on the 29th for me of January, it was my first time being an actual official media photographer at Daytona Speedworld for the 2016 24hours of the Rolex. Covering the event for both Enjuku Racing and S3 Magazine, I was a bit nervous to say the least. I’ll be posting my full coverage soon.
But for a little down time, I was able to attend my first S2000 Mega Meet in over 3 years. The host none other than Kamispeed was there with open doors to welcome us S2000 owners like the previous years. I snapped a few pictures, but I was more talking to owners and friends more. Sadly it was cut really short by good old Florida rain. Enjoy the few shots and stay tuned for my Rolex 24 coverage!
Flickr Hi-Res 2016 Kamispeed S2000 Mega Meet 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
2015 was such an up and down year for me. I can get into the whole personal stuff, but it gets no one anywhere. What’s done is done, now for my photography work for 2015 it has been a huge jump in exposure. Again, this is still a hobby of mine as I would love for it to be my full-time job, but I’m still not there yet personally. This past year I’ve made so many new friends, met many followers. It’s surreal at times when I get stopped at shows to say ‘hey man i follow you, love your work/car’ it’s an awesome feeling I must admit. Lately my photography has been more as therapy, either hanging out with friends, by myself, it’s something about dusting off my camera and I look through that viewfinder and my worries just leaves my mind.
I needed that today so my buddy Mike woke me up around 11am and told me to meet him at the Starbucks near downtown Eau Gallie. It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve moved my S2000 as well, so that was another treat for today. After some much-needed caffeine we drove around and spotted some cool locations for some pictures. We’re not much known for cool graffiti walls so there’s only so much we can shoot around here. It was the right amount to get me out of this funk and I appreciate Mike for getting me out. Anyways, here are the couple snaps. Lots going on these next few months though so I can’t wait to show you all the upcoming Motorsports events and meets and shows!
Flickr for the Hi-Res shots – S2000 and CC
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
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.