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Tokyo Auto Salon 2015!

As I mentioned earlier, the main reason why we went out to Japan again was for Tokyo Auto Salon. I’ve been fortunate enough to go to the event four times now thanks to my best lady friend, Jason Siu and the AutoGuide.com staff except this year we also had another reason – COPLUS Lighting flew our Honda Fit out to the event to be displayed in their booth.

Having done our fair share of traveling to other cities and states throughout our time doing automotive things, this is only the second time that we’ve had someone take one of our cars overseas, particularly Asia – the last time we had our Chevrolet Camaro taken to Shanghai.

Overall the show was awesome as always. Tons of incredible builds, lots of new things to look at and as always, being entertained by the hundreds of horny Asian dudes taking pictures of the models.

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SEMA 2014!

It’s that time once again! At the beginning of every year a lot of OEM manufacturers begin accepting proposals for their annual SEMA builds and this year was no exception. Once we get everything ready, proposals are sent off and then it’s a waiting game until early summer when the announcements are made and cars are awarded. Having a great relationship with the team at Ford Motor Company and Honda North America, we were awarded three vehicles – a 2015 Expedition and, a 2015 Fiesta ST, and a 2015 Honda Fit.

Neil’s Neil decided to go with an all metal widebody theme aired down on a set of 24″ Rotiform wheels and I decided to go with a modern vintage theme on the Fiesta ST. Once everything was said and done, we were all surprised to walk into the Central Hall at the SEMA Show to find that our two cars were right at the main entrance of the Ford booth! Over at the Honda Booth, the all metal widebody Honda Fit was also on display front and center sitting a set of iForged wheels.

Towards the end of the week, the rest of the family made the trip out to Vegas to join us and see all of the cars, Collin even had the chance to go for a ride along with Vaughn Gittin Jr!

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014!

Once again I was fortunate enough to have my good friends at AutoGuide.com fly me out to Tokyo for the annual Tokyo Auto Salon. This is my third trip out for the event and each and every year it seems like the quality continues to get better and better. Below are some of my favorite shots and cars from the event.

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HRE Wheels Visit

Having always been a fan of HRE Wheels for their styling and quality, I jumped at the chance to head down there and get a walk through of their facility. My boss and I took the drive down to Oceanside for a meeting and to get a tour of how things are done there.

Unlike many forged wheel companies around, HRE does everything on-site from cutting the wheels and finishing them to assembly and packing. We had the chance to see everything from raw parts ready to be cut to how they clean up wheels that had just come out of the CNC machines. If you have the chance to get a tour of their facility, I suggest you do, you won’t be disappointed.

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Tjin Edition Chevrolet Camaro 1LE!

Well, hello there! Back again with another car shoot – this time it’s the Tjin Edition Chevrolet Camaro 1LE that was designed and built for the 2012 SEMA Show.

Although I’ve been over photographing cars since the HCI Magazine (yes, that’s a MySpace link!,) I actually don’t mind shooting one from time to time. Seeing what some of the current “automotive photographers” put out really makes me want to get back to shooting but then I remember how quickly I got burnt out doing it. There are a handful of guys out there, and when I say handful, I probably mean like one or two, who’s work I actually enjoy looking at like Sean Klingenhoefer but other then that, that’s kind of it. One thing I do miss is the traveling side and meeting new people side but other than that, that’s kind of it.

Anyways, enough rambling. About the build, some quick modifications are the custom DuPont paint, Vortech Superchargers blower, one-off Rotiform wheels, custom Katzin interior, Scosche audio components and more. At SEMA, the Camaro was awarded the always coveted GM Design Award for “Best GM Sports Car” as well as “Best New Performance Product” by the GM Design Team.

OK, enough typing, enjoy the pictures – and for more things Tjin Edition, be sure to follow along on Facebook at facebook.com/tjinedition and Instagram at instagram.com/tjinedition.

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Carbon Revolution.

As some of you know, I started working at Wheel Warehouse early in 2012 handling their marking, social media, website and some online sales. With that, I’ve had the chance to go on a few adventures and shoot some pretty cool stuff, including going out to Chuckwalla Raceway with Carbon Revolution.

Below are some pictures of an Audi R8 that we test fit some wheels on at the shop as well as our day at the track, enjoy!

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Scion FR-S Reveal – AutoGuide.com!

Wednesday night, Denny Huang and a couple others, as well as myself were out in downtown Los Angeles, CA for the highly anticipated reveal of the Scion FR-S, the US version of the Toyota GT 86. I was asked earlier in the week by Jason Siu, of Tunerzine.com fame if I wanted to head up there to cover the event for AutoGuide.com and being the wonderful gentleman that I am, I obliged.

Having seen pictures online of what the GT 86 and Subaru BRZ had to offer, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when I got there but to be honest, the car was actually pretty rad in person. Styling wise, the car is a little aggressive for my liking but if the price point is right, Scion definitely has a hit on their hands… I guess time will tell.

Usually passing on a lot of these events, it was nice to see a lot of familiar faces in attendance including Jarod DeAnda, who was emceeing the event, as well Jon Sibal, RJ, Ken Miyoshi and a lot of others that I won’t bother rambling off since you most likely don’t care anyways.

AutoGuide.com – FR-S Coverage Part One
AutoGuide.com – FR-S Coverage Part Two

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Vertini Wheels Infiniti G37 Shoot

A few weeks ago the team at Vertini Wheels asked me if I was interested in taking some pictures of my G37 along side Thuysi’s for some marketing material. The first part of the shoot was at Irwindale Speedway on set up day for the Motor Mavens event and the second part was at the El Toro Marine Base.

I figured I’d share some of the pictures so here you go, enjoy!

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Tjin Edition Camaro SS / RIX Magazine

A few weeks ago I shot the Tjin Edition Camaro SS for the crew at RIX Magazine. Fast forward to a couple days ago and we finally received the hard copies in the mail. Check out the PDF’s of the cover/feature below!

Tjin Edition RoadShow Posters!