N1 Concepts Grand Opening and Norcal Adventures…

Okay, finally back with a bunch of shit for you guys to stare at. Tomorrow will be Big Mike build continuation but today we’re gonna take a look at our adventures in Norcal. Man I ate so much this past weekend….if we did anything this weekend, it was definitely the mass consumption of food…Let us begin…

So I had to go to a wedding that Friday in the afternoon because it was for a close friend and I promised her that I would be there. I woke up like at around 9am or so and got ready. I packed all my shit because I knew I wasnt gonna have time to return home before I headed off to Mikeyyyy’s so I loaded up the Fo-Runner and headed off to San Diego. I show up to SD around 12:15pm and it just so happens that my homie and brother from a Mexican mother, Jose, is in town and he and his wife pick me up to go have lunch. I mash on a California Burrito and after that I headed off to the wedding…

The wedding was pretty short but it was definitely a good one. It was hot as shit that day though and I still had to drive up to Magic Mountain area so I didn’t stay very long. I just hung out for the ceremony and then took some pics after and left.

I go back to my parents and change back to normal clothes and head out from SD around 5:30pm. Traffic wasn’t too shitty so I make it to Mikeyyyy’s place around 8:50pm. While I was waiting for him to come home from helping his dad, DPK*David and his girl roll up next to me. He mentioned he wanted to go last week but I thought he was joking so it was weird to actually see him show up. I guess his girl had never been there and he decided to take her up and show her around.

We hang out at the house for a little bit and set off for Norcal. Apparently (Though  Salem denies the fuck out of it) there was a fire at the grapevine which resulted in traffic being deadlocked for awhile. They were like an hour or so ahead of us so they got the worst of it. It took us awhile to get outta there but we eventually made it out once all the firetrucks got out of the way. I hadn’t eaten dinner yet so we decided to take a rest stop at Tejon and I grabbed some IN-N-OUT…

David decided to take like 20 minutes at the gas station trying to decided what to drink and after that we went to the Starbucks. We headed out and were making good time but all the drinks David had made him want to piss real bad so we had to make another stop…

These are the cars we took up north. No Hondas sorry…

David went to go stay at Ray from ATS Garage’s house and we made it to the Residence Inn around roughly 5am. Salem and the other guys were already there and sleeping so we got settled down and went to bed. Mikeyyyy and Tina woke up at 8 or so to try out the “greatest breakfast ever” according to Salem. I just decided to sleep until 9. By the time I got ready to go eat breakfast with them, Mikey and Tina came back with disappointed looks on their faces and we just went back to sleep again. Woke up later on around 11am and took off to N1 Concepts….

Not really sure what was going on here but this was the first thing I saw when I showed up at N1…

Some Hondas that were outside the meet…

This was the scene when I walked up to N1 Concepts. They had a couple cars posted up front and girls posing for pics and what not. They also provided free drinks and free hot dogs. Both of which I consumed heavily upon arrival.

This silver DC2 belongs to Hai. Pretty nice set-up overall and the stance was on point. The Integra as a whole is nice. The only major complaint I have about it is that fake Ebay Spoon brake caliper covers. They were like really obvious too because if you look at it closely, you can still see the stock caliper under them….Other than that I really like the car. Just some little touches here and there and it could be a pretty badass DC…

This car I’m a little confused about. JDM ITR front on an EG is definitely different…does it match? Ehh, that’s debatable. BYS bumper too, and you know that ain’t cheap…

I’m sure this was the most talked about car of the whole weekend. Only twin turbo K I’ve ever seen and with good reason. Kinda unnecessary except for some cool points. I was informed that it only made about 360hp on the dyno as well. Something a bigger single turbo could have done so you know that it was done just so the owner could say that they were trying to be different….

Here’s a closer look at the turbos and the manifold set-up….

Like I said, the car is not bad. Someone, who will remain unindentified, mentioned that the car “needs a hug” and that’s spot on. It’s got some good unique ideas, but the execution is a bit sloppy. Definitely interesting to have a twin turbo set-up though. I had an idea to do that but just didn’t have the resources to do it.

David showed up right after us and is in this pic talking to Serg from People’s Choice…

Walked around inside the showroom area, then realized that they had another section to keep their shop cars and other folks who they knew that went to the meet that day….

Had to give this dude a shout-out for the stiffest greaziest (yes new word) asian helmet mullet EVER. You had to see it in person. It looked like one of those aerodynamic helmets that they use on the Tour de France or some shit…haha. Plus the dude was shooting models all day with sunglasses on. Gotta give him props for being down to rock that helmet hair so hard. I was taking this pic and he hawked at me like he was the fuckin terminator haha…

Pretty cool touch to have the S2000 inside their showroom…After hanging out for a little bit we got hungry and decided to go eat…

On the way to the car I caught this nice CR-X rolling out of the meet…

Also caught this purple DC2…

Ended up at this spot that Salem recommended called the Texas Roadhouse…

The homies trying to figure out what to eat….

I had the pulled pork and bbq chicken. Didn’t get any pics of it because I was gorging myself but thats just an example of some of the stuff we were eating. The food there was really fucking good. Wish we had one of those down here so that we could eat it all the time….haha. Maybe they do actually, just never had a chance to eat it…It’s kinda like Lucille’s down in Socal but less expensive….

Tina is probably still raving about how good the bread and cinnamon butter is…. After we finished eating and shot the shit for awhile, we headed back to go grab Salem’s TSX from N1 Concepts. The meet was already over but some cars were still around so I took some more pics…

Saw this gem in the back corner of the shop. Very nice hatch. I’m sure alot of you have seen it before because there’s one pic of it that is floating around on the internet and always seems to get posted.. It was kinda taken apart so I guess they’re doing work on it…

The J’s DC2 after the N1 crew moved it back inside…

OG Honda bike…

Hung out at the shop a little bit more and had a chance to see what they carry there and what not. Alot of good stuff inside and those APP brakes are the shit…oh man, can’t even imagine how those would look on a car. Anyways, for those of you who are up here in Norcal, please make sure to stop by and check out the shop. The crew there is very friendly as well so don’t feel embarassed to ask questions.

We took off after I finished taking pics and headed back to the hotel for a break before dinner…Overall the meet looked to be a success. There was a constant stream of people coming in, and even though some cops came by to see what was happening, no one really got deterred and took off. Big thanks to N1 for throwing a good meet and providing us with free drinks and free hot dogs…

Got back to the hotel and watched Salem park in the handicap spot with his handicap tag and all. No he’s not handicapped. You draw your own conclusion about that one…haha…

Hung out at the hotel for a little bit and even played a little basketball with Doug and Mikeyyyy. There was a mysterious kid there playing with us too who we had never met before. Strangely enough, he didn’t even utter a word. Just made occassional grunts and shit and played ball with us….Maybe it was a g-g-g-ghost…ooooh…

After that, Mikeyyyy had to go visit some family that he hadn’t seen in awhile and I had nothing else to do so I tagged along. Got to meet the cousin who originally gave Mikey is DC and got a chance to meet a big chunk of his family. Super nice people. They were cooking crab and steak and everything. Crab was pretty delicious I must say. We went to like three different houses of theirs just to take care of some stuff and visit more family he had. By the time we were done it was probably 11-12 already so we had to make the trek back…

Saw alot of this out there. =P

On the way home, I got hungry again and we ended up going to the IHOP that I ate at like 15 times when I was up here for Wek’Fest. Nothing has really changed in there. Food is the same and the old man that hated his life was still working the register. Had a country fried steak breakfast and then crashed out at the hotel after that.

Next day, we woke up at around 11:40 or so and got our shit packed up and checked-out. We decided to look through the porno section of the TV and saw something pretty disturbing…

I think I saw everything this past weekend…From a wedding to a tranny/ladyboy at the N1 meet and now what looks to be granny-porn…ahh, I think it’s more than enough for a span of 3 days….Luckily we were all tapped out from eating with a meal to come so no one had money to purchase this gem. Oh just imagine how much more twisted this post would have gotten had we watched these “old and ugly grannies who like to take in some young dick”…

Of course we had to have one more meal before we left so we headed into the city to grab lunch before heading home. Someone mentioned Blondie’s Pizza being a bit of a landmark or something so we did the tourist-thing-to-do and ate there….

There was a pretty big line when we got there so it took awhile to get the pizza. Luckily I only ordered a slice and got it right away. Everyone elses took awhile and some of the guys went shopping while I stayed behind with Tina and Mikeyyyy to eat…

Pizza was pretty bomb I must say…

After we finished eating we hung out for a about 15 minutes and then proceeded to head home. Salem and the other guys stayed behind to hang out for another day before going back to Socal…

All in all it was a good weekend. Weather was okay in Norcal. Some parts were just as hot as it is down here but in the city and stuff it was pretty cool. I didn’t get back until pretty late and I can honestly say that I’m still pretty beat. If the grammar seems off or some parts are just plain not understandable, it’s because I was falling asleep while I was writing parts of it. Haha, sorry….Thanks for looking though, hope you enjoyed the coverage….Out.

17 thoughts

  1. Yeaaah that EG is overly-done. Very whack I might add, the K swap with twin turbo is cool. Other than that I think he’s trying too hard. Its on bags too :fail:

    • When the state moves closer to Cali…haha. Maybe if we all decide to head up there one of these days. From what Status Sean tells me, you guys don’t even have any major shows or events anymore…

  2. lol @ granny shit

    lmao @ the tranny, and someone else posted about that on nwp n1 meet thread hahaaa.
    i don’t think i saw such a person or maybe i just didn’t take notice

    i was there from 11-3:xx

  3. The trip up was fun!!!! but thats fucked up you guys didnt tell me where you were going!!! that Texas Roadhouse looks bomb as hell I would have wanted to go there!!!! we were trying to see everything in too little time and you guys were trying to eat everything I should have rolled with you but my girl isnt much of a eater hahaha. I would have grubbed!!!! As always I love the coverage homie!!! oh and I am down for a seattle trip!!!!! but it would have to come after a TEXAS trip, Gotta go see the homie slappy!!!!!

    p.s. oh yeah and where the hell was there a tranny?!?! I am glad i missed it!!!!

    • Did this guy just comment on a blog? Haha….Yea we were eating everything in sight while you were eating at Acapulco. You missed out on some good ass bbq, good ass pizza, IHOP, crab, steak, etc….I’m down for a roadtrip when all the homies are down to roll…

  4. you must spend lots of $$$ eating like a king all the time! thanks for sharing the trip. norcal trips are always the “greaziest”! i’ve seen that integ/hatch down here at D1. it has air ride too, and def needs a hug.

  5. Oh man the update within an update of the Mullet is classic. Actually not the Mullet, the Tour De France Helmet. LOL! Even my co-worker laughed at that one.

  6. good coverage man i like the personal touch to your stories. the teal/purple colour-scheme on that eg/dc reminds me of the eg on polished work meisters that you’ve featured previously

  7. those wheels from that “air-ride equipped, EG-to-DC2R converted, twin turbo’d K, different color fendered, backyard specialed fronted” hatch, would look crazy on hbk jon’s car haha! all hyphy lookin and shit! yea man looks like all of the phaze 2 fam had lots of fun… i wish me and may coulda joined but we were in vegas that weekend. next time for sure! next time a road trip comes around… let us know asap so we can plan it too.

    PS- that asian terminator lookin dood is hella funny lookin! i woulda been scared to take his pic!

  8. thanks for the coverage! i felt like i was there! i check this site religiously, and you will not find these types of builds in colorado! you guys own this game!
    thank you from the bottom of my heart for guiding people in the right direction, including myself… thank you!

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