Import Alliance Summer 2012 Coverage…From Varying Perspectives…Part 3…

It’s good to see that a majority of you are enjoying the coverage from this year’s IA Summer event. There are so many different events going on out here on the west coast that it’s sometimes very easily to forget that there are also events going on out in the east as well as other parts of the country. I’m trying my best to be at everything I can, no matter what part of the country it is. Time and monetary limitations will of course affect that, but I’m making a cautious effort to see what is out there. As you all know, I attended last year’s IA Summer Meet and had a blast. Just from looking at the photos from various sources, it does seem like this year’s was smaller than in year’s past. I think the new location change may have thrown a lot of people off and made them change their minds from making the trip but I think over the next couple years things will pick up again. It’s a shame that it isn’t in Nashville anymore but hey, that’s just how things are. You move on and you adapt. I’m interested to see where the summer meet will take place next year as I will once again plan to make a trip out there to visit everyone. The cars aren’t always my taste but I am happy to have had the opportunity to meet many of you out there because you are genuinely nice folks. Though it may not seem like it at times because I am so focused on what is happening out here, I do have my eyes on the automotive community east, midwest, northwest, wherever. Just keep doing what you guys do and I’m sure one day we will have the opportunity to share some words in person…

For today, we are going to take a look at the second half of Eric Badis’ photos from IA. He was excited that the event was held in his hometown this year and produced some pretty great shots. People are enjoying the shots and a couple of them have begun to pop elsewhere on the web. It’s cool that he’s receiving some recognition for his time and work because he usually just snaps photos and posts them up on the forums. You see them here on The Chronicles this week because his work deserves to be here. I strive to have some of the best content on the web here so I wouldn’t just toss up any shots. Eric was able to get these great shots and I’ve carefully gone over them and cleaned them up for you guys to see. Credit to him for allowing me to even touch his photos…

Tomorrow we are going  to move on to another set of photos from a completely different person and hopefully another set with some cars you haven’t seen yet from another photographer. Enjoy everyone…

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I may never have met Eric and his friends in person before, but I’m glad we have a mutual enjoyment of Mexican cuisine…

After dinner, Eric and friends went to a local spot to snap some photos of their cars…

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Eric’s brother Aaron Badis’ Spoon Sports-themed S2000 on black Volk RE30s…

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Robbie Harper and Aaron’s S2000s with the North Carolina skyline as a backdrop…

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Another of Robbie’s S2K…

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Here are some more shots from that Sunday, or day two, of the event…There may have been some shots from day two in yesterday’s post because I mixed them up while I was editing them…

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Matt Tucker’s EK9 CTR in the Hybrid Racing booth…

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Wesley LeBouef’s Civic Type R also representing Hybrid Racing…

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A couple guys from EMOTION blue taping their bumpers for the drive home…

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Matthew Lampier’s MX-5 Miata reppin’ V2Lab on Work Meister CR-01s…. Engine bay is money on this thing…

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Zeb Magsi’s Lexus 2GS on SSR SP3 wheels and T&E Vertex aero…

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Black on black R35 GTR…

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DC5 RSX with some concave TE37s…

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A shot of Zach Hazelbaker’s NSX that you’ve probably seen floating around on the web by now… Nice of Speedhunters to post up the photo on their FB page and then misspell Eric’s name in the credits…haha…

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Custom widebody RX-7 on gold Work VS-XX wheels…

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Another set of VS-XXs, this time on a black BB6 Prelude…

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Supercharged K20 Civic on ITR wheels…

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BK Choi’s NA2 NSX on Advan RZs from Team EMOTION…

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Really like this S15 Silvia on classic Advan AVS T5/Model 5 wheels…

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Blue tape party…

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Over head shot of Chris Hall’s S2000…

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Spoon-themed Integra Type R…

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Midori Green EK on white Regamaster EVOs…

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Breakin’ necks…

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Love how odd Work Emitz wheels look on any car… Such a crazy looking wheel…

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Beefy S13 with OEM S13 Type X aero…

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“Fitted” G35 coupe…

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Nice vanity plate on this Civic coupe…

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S2000 with ASM aero coming and going…

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Joy Abdalla’s Subaru STi at the IAG Performance booth…

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Her Endless brakes and white TE37s…

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A shot of the K-swapped RX-7’s bay…

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Dylan Outlaw’s ITR on Work RSZ-Rs that he regularly beats on at track events…

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Really digging the finish on these Work Gnosis wheels…

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M3 Cabriolet slammed on 3-piece Work Meister S1…

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Adam Phan’s EG Civic…

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Dave Tormey’s S2000 from Canibeat is coming along nicely… Looks good on Advan RZs…

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TE37SLs just look amazing on any car…

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Bugs all up on the intercooler of this turbo S2000…

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Aaron Badis Spoon and SEEN IT! Natalie’s S2000s…

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Good to see that her bumper doesn’t have a dead animal inside of it anymore… Tiffany Blue Work VS-XXs are a new addition too…

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A view from the rear…

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Speaking of S2000s, here’s a LEGO version of Aaron Badis’ Spoon S2000 that Eric made. Eric is responsible for these photos but he actually runs a business where he builds custom LEGO versions of everything. Pretty cool stuff. If you guys remember a couple years back, there were some photos on the web of the LEGO Spoon/Type One facility. Well, that was a creation of Eric’s and he actually has all kinds of cool stuff on his site, click here to check it out…

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Accord Crosstour on concave face Vossen wheels… fucking huge front end, haha…

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Joy’s STi making its way back onto IAG’s trailer towards the end of the event…

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Closing out Eric’s coverage of IA with a cool shot of Dave Tormey’s S2000…

That should be plenty to look at for you guys today…thanks for coming by and thanks once again to Eric for providing the great shots…

2 thoughts on “Import Alliance Summer 2012 Coverage…From Varying Perspectives…Part 3…

  1. love all the s2ks!!! recognize some of my fellow s2ki’ers :)

    awesome coverage as always joey! big ups from hawaii!

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