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
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
2016 so far as been a great start for my camera. It’s been snapping away like crazy and this past weekend was no short of that. I packed up my Audi, aired up, and headed north to Chattanooga, TN for the first annual Riverside Car Meet. This was my first time in Chattanooga and the 9 hour driver was well worth it. I just want to thank the whole staff, I usually don’t travel this far for a first car show/meet, but the over 4 month of planning I knew it was going to be a big deal. Plus the location was an awesome idea for holding about a 100 top of the line cars with vendors.
I’ll get into the show next post, this right now is about the quick little pre-meet friday evening on a long hill street. Pretty awesome to see 40-50 cars on one long street and amazing food and drinks over at The Bitter Alibi. Enjoy the pictures everyone, I’ll be post the main meet pictures next week.
Flickr Hi-res 2016 Riverside Pre-Meet 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
I come from the JDM side of the car scene, I’m use to seeing TE37’s, RG2s, fender flares, and big wings on cars. Just recently migrating to the euro scene it’s rare to see Audi’s, Mercedes, volkswagens with JDM wheels and what have you. What’s funny is that I asked my friend “I wonder how TE37s would look on my A4 Avant.” Oh what an awesome surprise that awaited me in Vegas.
The crew over at Allroad Outfitters answered the question for me. They equipped their vehicles with an array of JDM flavor. First up was this black Audi SQ5, lowered on KW Suspension not on bags like the norm. A set of black TE37s with fat meatty tires all the way around. I couldn’t believe how clean and simple this set up was on a SUV. Then at the corner of my eye, a huge APR spoiler bolted on a flared out S4 shined in the sunlight. A car i’ve only seen on instagram was right before my eyes. 100% custom carbon fiber flares front and rear, allowing those 18×12 ZE40s to wear 335 Toyo Tires all the way around. Yes, 335 tires on all corners, jaw was dropped. Their latest car to the crew I didn’t find till the next day in the Toyo Tires section. There actually talked to one of the guys from Allroad Outfitters, super nice dude, and I’m sad to say that his name escapes my mind at this moment. A brand new Audi S3, fitted with their latest custom made flare set to make this beauty even wider from the factory. A set of blood red TE37RTs with yet again 335 Toyo Tires all the way around. It’s amazing how much room is still left to play with these flares slapped on.
Well I’m converted! I love my audi even more now that it can pull off any look it wants. You can go all VIP Show or full on street race car look. Allroad Outfitters definitely has me looking at my Avant very differently than before.
Flickr Hi-Res Just Add JDM Spice and Mix Set
Finally got around to finishing up the last bit of photos from SoWo. Had a blast but I’m definitely seeing an age gap with all the hard drinking and partying. It kept a good crowd at our hotel parking lot so it wasn’t all too bad. Anyways, this will probably be my last SoWo as I want to use my vacation time and money on bigger trips, like Japan and Germany for car events. Enjoy the photo set everyone!
It’s been a full year since I shot Cheo’s M3, it was a gorgeous bimmer slammed on coilovers with rotiform wheels. For 2014 he went lower and crazier in wheel sizing. Enjoy the pictures everyone
Flickr Set – https://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157645462646213/
Last weekend I was over for the annual Art Basel show over in Miami, Fl. I don’t attend the actual show itself… that isn’t my thing. What I do go down there for is the amazing display of graffiti and street art displayed on abandon builds, warehouses, and store walls. Sadly I’m still editing the graffiti pictures, but I did finish a few of some cars I shot out there. Enjoy guys!
Flickr Hi-Res Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157638640302915/
First weekend of December an event called Primary Flight is held in the Wynwood Art District. Here world famous and underground artist come out and show their art work. Some at galleries that they rent for the weekend or a lot of them show off their art work by actually doing graffiti work on the walls in the Art District area. For 2011 it would be my 2nd year coming out as my brother from another mother invited me along back in 2010. I was hooked and I hope to make this an every year trip down to Miami. On the last day I decided to take the last pictures around the area with my S2000. Hopefully this year I’ll be able to do this with more cars, can’t wait!
Flickr Set : http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157629128053532/