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!
Sorry I’ve been MIA for over a month, just been going through some more wonderful personal issues. Hopefully this coming month will be better, got lots planned like a week trip to Seattle, WA, Liberty Walk Summer Bash 2, Turner Evolution in Daytona, it’s going to be a nice busy month.
So this post is another throwback to last year at SEMA when the fellas at Boden Autohaus unveiled their gorgeous 2008 Audi R8. The air ride was supplied by AccuAir over the OEM shocks with a set of Rotiform 3 piece OZT all the way around. A widebody kit from Prior Design finishes off the look of this R8, it’s hard to modify such an already perfect supercar from the factory like the R8. But Boden certainly out did themselves with this build. Enjoy the pictures everyone and stay tuned for more content very soon!
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!
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 😉
In the midst of imports, trucks, race cars, and widebody body panels this 1960’s Oldsmobile glimmered in the late-morning sunlight. Freshly being detailed it’s like being first in line at a Krispy Kreme when they just turned on the fresh hot and ready sign. I sadly didn’t get to spend too much time on her as the crowd was getting bigger and bigger. I tried to take as many detailed shots, but as you can see she was a big old girl. Hard to even catch her all with my 24-70 lens. Owned by Eric Conner, this is his own personal car that he and his shop SoCal Suspension did. Glad to have waited out the crowds for this beauty. I’ve been seeing magazine shoots on her all over instagram so can’t wait to see what other photographers create, because this is one masterpiece.
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!
(This is the first in a long small series of my SEMA coverage. Like I said before, I took so many pictures this time around.)
Before you is a prime example on making a gorgeous 1930 Model-A Coupe Rat Rod and finding the right trailer to take it to show off. So happens the guys over at Hogie Shine found that perfect hauler. A 1953 Ford COE was built just in time for SEMA, with the same gorgeous paint theme as the Coupe. It’s a bit of a frankenstein build however, with a modern Dodge chassis, Cummins Diesel powerplant, and full air ride system.
I was glad I came through early Monday morning as it was just me and this big bertha, I was there for a few mins trying to take in everything I’m seeing. It’s just a gorgeous piece of art. It be hard for me to even take off the Coupe to go riding around. Enjoy the set everyone, more coming soon!
Well, this time last week I went over to a city that never sleeps, good ole Las Vegas for this year’s SEMA show. Well, I won’t go too much into it as this year I took well over 3,000 pictures. So today I was trying to figure out how to present my 4 day adventure without drowning people with so many pictures. So I came up with this, I’ll be presenting each week a different theme at SEMA and some with just one car since I took a bunch of just one car at the show. So we’ll do something like, Imports of SEMA, Trucks of SEMA, RWB’s at SEMA, the Toyo Tires Booth Cars of SEMA, and so forth. Still trying to fine tune what I’ll be posting but you get the gist of it. Anyways, enjoy a few pictures until hopefully Wednesday or Thursday, trying to get at least one article up before Simply Clean 7 meet this weekend…ugh! Such a busy month! Enjoy guys!
It was great to be back in Vegas and for a proper vacation enjoy time with the GF, seeing amazing cars, having In n Out burgers. I can’t wait for next year, this was my first attendance to SEMA so I really didn’t know what to expect and prepare for it. Sadly I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have nor experience everything SEMA had to offer. Just now it’s definitely on for next year.