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Welcome back everyone. Today we’re going to pick up from where we last left off and continue with the rest of the Autocon LA 2014 coverage. Part 1 presented a variety of different cars as well as a bit of model coverage and today will be no different. One of the great things about shows like Autocon is that it is so rich with variety. I didn’t cover any of the end of show festivities with the awards and all because I honestly didn’t think it was very important. I mean, the competition side of the event is a big deal for those competing but for guys like me who were just enjoying the show and don’t have much invested in the competition, winning or losing doesn’t mean a whole lot. I’m happy for those that won and congrats to them. I on the other hand, was busy hanging out with friends and drinking some beer. That all adds up to a good day for me and I really have no complaints at all about this year’s Autocon event. Like I mentioned in Part 1, this was by far the best Autocon yet and I’m excited to see what the future has to hold for them…

Included in the end of this post is something completely new and something that I have never done before on the site. In the last couple of months, I’ve been messing around with this Fuji Instax Mini camera. For those unaware, it is basically like a new-age Polaroid camera with photos that develop after every shot. I liked the idea of being able to capture people at events this way and will probably continue to do so for the foreseeable future. I’ve always found that it was important to capture the many people that make up our great community so I use my Fuji Instax camera to get the more candid side of our scene. I’m still learning how to use it but I like what I got so far. I took all the photos that I took that day on the Fuji cam and scanned them for the web. It obviously looks better in person since it isn’t being blown up by a computer screen but I think you guys will get the jist of it. Enjoy the rest of the post and make sure to check out Part 1 if you haven’t already…

Oh I forgot to mention that during my adventures covering Autocon, I completely forgot to capture photos of the cars that were on display outside. My bad. It just completely skipped my mind…

Click below in case you need to catch up and to view some nice cars as well as some photos of the models we all know and love….

Autocon LA 2014 Coverage…Part 1…

…and here is Part 2 of 2…

AUTOCON LOS ANGELES 2014
PHOTOS BY STICKYDILJOE
MODEL COVERAGE BY TONY LEE FROM ITSJDMYO.COM
FUJI INSTAX MINI PHOTOS BY STICKYDILJOE

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We kick off Part 2 with some shots of two of my favorite builds by Chris Ortez and Marcus Cooke. These two are always trying to add new mods to their G35 sedans to keep them fresh and Autocon marked the debut of each of their new set-ups…

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New to Chris’ G35 was a Japanese Top Secret theme with a myriad of Top Secret accessories and even some Top Secret Edition 19-inch Volk Racing TE37 wheels…

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The most notable addition to his G sedan was the custom Roberuta air suspension system. Laid out in his trunk were dual air tanks with steel hard lines that deliver air to each corner of the vehicle. Roberuta is perhaps thee best air suspension company in Japan so Chris knew he had some quality products in his hands. The two air tanks are painted gold to carry the Top Secret theme into the trunk and the floor features a custom trunk mat made from BRIDE material…

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The Vortech supercharged engine bay of Ortez’s G35 sedan….

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Chris was even able to source a pair of Top Secret R hood struts…

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Marcus’ G35 sedan with newly added Airlift Performance suspension…

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His engine bay never fails when it comes to presentation…

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He was already pretty low when the car was static but the addition of the bags just changes the overall appearance of this build…

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One more for good measure…

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Parked in the spot right behind them was their buddy Fab Vilches’ G35 coupe on Work VS-XX wheels. Like Ortez and Cooke, Fab’s G35 is also supercharged with a highly-detailed custom engine bay…

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VeilSide Fortune model Acura NSX…

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Luigi Arroyo’s J’s Racing GT widebody S2000 on Takata Green Volk TE37SL…

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The ladies of Limitless Society…(From left to right) Amy Ames, Ellie Roxx, and Lily Sangg…

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Jimmy Tango’s Z33 on Panasport G7 C5C2 wheels that you’ve seen plenty of lately here on The Chronicles…

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Black Z with silver accents on gold Altstadt wheels from GROUNDED car club…

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Another car that you’ve seen a lot of lately in my event coverage is this Kouki S14 on gold Avant Garde wheels…

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Miss Jenn Q happy to be down in LA for the Autocon event…

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A group photo of all the ladies who were in Autocon’s “Beauty Lounge”. (Left to Right) Angelina Andrada, Noemii J, Franchesca Del Carpio, Donnah Pham, Jessica Weaver, Jenn Q, and Danielle Lo…

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Here are a couple more shots of Franchesca since I think she was one of the more slept on models at the event being that she didn’t have nearly as big of a following in the import automotive community (yet)….

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Mazda Rotary-powered Datsun 510 Wagon on classic Epsilon mesh wheels…

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Mazda RX-2 with a turbocharged Wankel motor looking great on WRD Chevlon wheels…

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This race-themed widebody E46 BMW M3 looked super aggressive with the Voltex front canards and custom Voltex rear wing…

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A80 Toyota Supra turbo wearing full Ridox aero. Don’t forget the Endless big brakes behind the Work Equip wheels…

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Alfred Senato’s “Blue Waffle” G35 coupe looking amazing as always…

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The infamous “Ruined Z” from R-Rydes on black SSR Type-F…

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Bulletproof Automotive’s Varis widebody Scion FR-S running the new Volk ZE40 wheel…

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Classic Hakosuka Skyline on RS Watanabe wheels in the Bulletproof Automotive section…

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Super Street cover model and Toyo Tires spokesmodel Janey B…

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Sorry I didn’t catch her name…

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I thought this RHD supercharged H22-swapped Civic was very unique. Nice job with the engine bay and the whole car just looks really well-kept…

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Chaba striking her signature pose inbetween go-go dancing on the Autocon main stage…

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Kyoei USA’s full Aimgain Lexus LS460….

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Source Interlink’s Rocket Bunny FR-S build…

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One of the best in show had to be this L28 turbo S30Z on Work Equip 03…

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Platinum VIP brought out this badass Lincoln Continental on bags…

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2JZ-GTE powered 1st gen. GS with a ton of custom fab work from Platinum VIP…

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Old 1st generation Toyota Celica coupe on a set of bronze Volk TE37V….

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SW20 Toyota MR-2 Turboon custom-built Work VS-XX wheels…

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At the end of the day, Miss Autocon L.A. 2014 was announced and my good friend Jenn Q took home the honors. Congrats to her….

That pretty much wraps up the show coverage that I captured with my dSLR. As I mentioned earlier, I took the time to scan some of the photos that I took on my Fuji Instamax Mini. It’s a really cool camera to have if you just want to capture people at events. My goal is to collect photos of my friends and acquaintances at every event and then showcase the shots on a giant board at my anniversary meet in late October….

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Sam Du and Jonathan Wong showing off their alcoholic beverages…

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Sally Mia Kior with that waist, my goodness…

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Jenn Q and JDM Wong…

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Wong sandwich with Jenn Q and Donnah Pham…

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Sam Du and Janey…

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Ms. Autocon LA 2014 and Jay Calderon, who won an award in the Acura Class for his RCG-built Mugen Integra…

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The man behind RC Garage, RC Chacon….

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Janis True and Jenn Q…

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At Autocon, we noticed that the new thing to do was for random strangers to physically pick-up the models to take photos with them. After JDM Wong had some beers in him, he wanted to attempt the same pose by picking up Charles Trieu. I think that he pulled it off quite successfully, haha…

…and we close out our festivities with a couple shots of us from a photo booth that was set-up at the show.

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Car show, model life with some of the people whom I’ve had a great deal of pleasure working with over the years producing automotive magazines for the world to see. Some of us have gone our separate ways but it is always great to reconnect at events like this and also to meet new friends…

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my look back at Autocon LA 2014!!….

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2 thoughts on “Autocon LA 2014 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

  1. Anthony says:

    Pure awesomeness…

  2. cfsteezy says:

    Jay with the DBACKS hat! Like the AZ love on the Chronicles!

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