Nisei Showoff 2013 Coverage…Part 4 of 4…Finale…

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I think that it is important to remember the significance of the Nisei Showoff event. It is one of the only lasting import automotive events in this current generation that has a direct link to the import scene of year’s past. Though many have grown-up and moved on from the hobby, it is great to see the growing influx of enthusiasts that continue to push our community forward. Showoff presents us with a bridge that connects the new with the old and is an event that surpasses generational borders. Though the show is not what it used to be, I’m happy to see that Ken Myoshi is continuing his efforts to keep the Import Showoff name alive. I will always continue to support Ken because I respect him a ton and appreciate everything that he has done for our community in the nearly two decades that Showoff has been around. This year’s event ended on a very good note and there seems to be great momentum pushing Showoff into 2014. Hopefully those of you who missed out on the show will make it out next year to celebrate 20 great years. Let’s all do our part to keep tradition alive and ensure that enthusiasts of future generations know of the legendary Import Showoff. Life moves so quickly these days that we often forget about the past and those who paved the way for us…

Today we will look at the close of the 2013 Nisei Showoff event. As the sun set on the city of Los Angeles, show participants gathered around the stage for the awards presentation while I raced the clock to cover as much as I could before it got dark…Enjoy…

I’ve taken the liberty of attaching the links to the previous three sections so that you can all get caught up before today’s post…

Nisei Showoff 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

Nisei Showoff 2013 Coverage…Part 2…

Nisei Showoff 2013 Coverage…Part 3…

…and thus begins part 4 of 4…The Finale…

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Ka aka Steve aka Bo Wong’s immaculate F20C-swapped turbocharged Toyota AE86 w/Levin front end looking amazing as usual… His 86 is currently over at Rywire getting a custom Mil-spec engine harness made…

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Armand’s TRD widebody Toyota MR-2 with some ridiculously aggressive custom Blitz Technospeed Z1 wheels…

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Really love the simplicity of the lip kit on this white G35 coupe. The lines flow so well with the car and the Work Meister S1Rs compliment the car so flawlessly…

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Speaking of Work Wheels, this Porsche looked amazing on bronze Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels. Love the matte bronze face against the anodized bronze lip and gold hardware…

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Antonio Alvendia from Motor Mavens brought out his personal AE86 Toyota Corolla on SSR MKIII…

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Glen’s AP2 S2000 on gold-faced WED’s Kranze LXZ…

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Another S2000, this one on popular Work VS-XX wheels…

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R35 GT-R sitting on black Advan Racing GT…

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White-on-white Lexus 2IS with SSR Professor SP1 and really aggressive front bumper…

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ASM S2000 parked across from the Spoon Sports S2000 in the Go Tuning booth…

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Some more shots of the Liberty Walk E92 BMW from LTMotorwerks…

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Courtney Wingfield’s F30 BMW 328i…

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More of the Laguna Seca Blue Liberty Walk M3 as well…

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Ahmed’s Mugen-kitted, turbocharged ITR on bronze Volk Racing TE37V….

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Allan Catap’s SW20 MR-2 turbo….

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Teddy’s Civic on Sprint Hart CP-Rs and aero add-ons from Shift Sports, First Molding, Vision Technica and J’s Racing…

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Michael Blancke’s white Civic from RCG with a variety of First Molding components…

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One of the more compelling stories from Nisei Showoff this year had to have been Mike Schietroma and his BYS front bumper. If you guys didn’t catch it in Part 1, Mike somehow destroyed his BYS bumper on the drive out from Arizona. Not wanting to miss the show or show the car with a busted front bumper, he inlisted the help of another EBP EM1 owner, Darryl from DPK, who offered his front bumper and ARC winglets to Mike for the weekend….

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I thought this photo of his broken BYS bumper was a fitting image for the weekend…

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Blinged-out Lexus CT200h from R-Rydes…

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DPK David’s K20-swapped Civic coupe on front-staggered Volk Racing TE37s…

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DPK Jared’s S2000 on bronze Mugen MF10…

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Mickey Andrade’s #BASTARD86 Honda F20C-powered AE86 coupe…

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Barramundi Design wheels on display at the BMD-USA booth where I was parked along with JDM Wong…

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The man responsible for bringing BMD wheels over to the U.S., Steven Lam, displayed his SR20DET S13 coupe at the BMD-USA booth…

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Bagged Y33 Q45 with Version Select kit and custom Work Ryver dish wheels…

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Y33 Q on WED’s Kranze Bazreia wearing Aimgain aero…

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Interesting custom engine covers on this 2GS from Royal Flush…

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Clean white Evolution on Volk TE37SL…

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Bagged FA5 Civic with JDM FD1 front end conversion…

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Eddie Diaz’s Acura TSX with A-Spec lip kit and re-barreled Volk EVO III…

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Loi Hua from Loi-Spec Garage’s Acura Integra Type R with First Molding Flugel Plate front lip, hood, J’s Racing front fenders, Voltex rear wing, and 15-inch Volk Racing TE37s….

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Rocket Bunny Scion FR-S from FAST Autoworks on Volk TE37SL…

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Motor Mavens model Kallita Daniel was responsible for presenting awards to showgoers that day…

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Daniel posing for a photo as she hands one of the Showoff awards to Rywire Ryan…

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While the awards were going on, I did my best to capture the rest of the cars that I missed earlier that day. Here is an S2000 on aggressive 3-piece Work Meister S1…

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Robert Kochis’ “#STAYCRUSHING” TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny FR-S…

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Didn’t really get an opportunity to get a good look at this Subaru STI build until the end of the show but I really wish I did. Looks like a really nice build…

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VIP-styled Acura CL coupe on Linea Sport dish wheels…

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Loved how this BMW E92 coupe looked on these step-lipped Work Brombacher wheels…

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Can never get enough of this AE86 so I snapped one final shot of it…

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This Toyota Tacoma pick-up was by no means a car show competitor but I really enjoy seeing trucks with TEs on them…

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If I ever get a truck again, TE37s are definitely one of the first mods I’d do to it…

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I didn’t really pay attention to the awards ceremony this time around since I was busy doing coverage but I did notice that Cooper Boudia with the red DC2 from Washington won the overall Acura Class award. Pretty awesome accomplishment for a really humble guy that made a long drive down to be a part of the Nisei Showoff event…

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Rob with the Spoon-everything EG won the “Civic Class Runner Up” award…

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That was pretty much a wrap for the day. After the awards, everyone cleaned-up as usual and then headed their separate ways. Congrats to Ken Myoshi for a great event and I’m definitely excited for the 20-year anniversary Nisei Showoff event in 2014. Thanks for looking!

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