JDM vs. DTM LA County Fair Showoff Coverage…Part 2…

Words – Joey Lee/Photos –  Joey Lee & Michael Cristi

Back for more….Got some cool stuff for you guys this week on some “exclusive” stuff….but I’m gonna knock out the rest of the coverage of the LA County Fair show….

So we left off at us going to the fair-side of the show. To get there and off the racetrack you have to actually walk under this little underpass. Once you get through that you walk by the stands and then get to the actual fair….

I actually didn’t even notice this when I edited the picture but now that I’m looking at it now, you can actually clearly see Arnel in this pic at the stands getting food…haha…I didn’t even know he was at the fair yet until later on so I guess he decided to grub before saying what’s up to us…

They had fried-everything at the fair. You think fried frog legs are strange, try the Krispy Kreme Jelly Donut Fried Chicken Sandwich….yeah read that again…

The heat was clearly making these dudes act funny…

There were so many things to eat at the fair that we couldn’t decide, but knowing Sheepey, of course we ended up at King Taco getting some mexican food. I can’t complain, he was buying and I’ll eat anything if it’s free…

Floate and his nachos…

After we grabbed our food, we were kinda over the blazing heat so we made our way back to grub…

Sheepey brought some cold ones in his cooler and we had our mexican food and beer. Then I kinda walked off and took random pictures. Nothing crazy really happened, we just hung out in the shade after that until the awards….

My heavy ass car sinking into the grass…

Alright, so here’s the story behind the Rotamaster EMO sticker. I had printed a couple just for fun and to show the homies you know, to generate some interest. I had no idea I was gonna run into someone who was actually rocking some fake wheels with stickers. Low and behold, someone, Travis I think, pointed out to me during roll-in that dude had fake Regas with the stickers. I ended up parking near the guy too so I walked up to take a closer look. I guess it was a good attempt but when you look at the actual sticker, it doesn’t even look close to being real….

Alright so the real 16-inch Regas don’t have the extra holes in the hub area so it was a dead giveaway. But upon closer inspection you can clearly see that the stickers were printed as they aren’t even transparent….Homies lug Rays lug nuts are probably worth more than the wheels haha….okay so yeah it was kinda fucked up to snap the pic with the EMO sticker but hey, you gotta expect the ridicule if you get caught trying to front you know? Don’t wanna be called out, don’t try to front…..simple as that. I hear some of you asking me why I don’t like Rotas and there’s a couple posts on here where I explain why. I’m not so much a hater of Rota wheels as much as I hate it when people rock fake wheels with the real stickers and trying to act like they’re real….

Smile, now you’re on the Chronicles…

Anyways….

Oh man, love this car….

One more…

And another one of Sheepey cuz he brought drinks and food…

So it came time for awards and we all huddle around the Falken booth to hear the results…

Leon doin’ some work on the new Falken spokesmodel for 2009…

Nasif won as usual in Honda class…along with Tommy Ha and his S2000….No surprise there…

Not really sure what happened but Tony and the NSX ended up winning 3rd place Acura class, even though at Nisei it won 1st place…Guess it shows you that different judges look for different things I guess. Oh well, nonetheless, Tony was happy and we were all cool with it…

Sheepey won 1st place Acura, deservingly and as we all expected….He placed in the “Integra Showoff” category at Nisei and without that class at this event, we knew he was gonna take Acura class… Oh another cool thing was that the pic of the NSX I took that ultimately ended up being on the flyer for this Showoff event was on all the trophies. Pretty cool….

It was a cool day overall…the fair, food, beer, cars, awards, what more can you ask for?….

After the awards ceremony, we all cleaned up and got ready to take off…The NSX was kinda low on gas and Tuan’s coupe needed some coolant so we kinda just hung around until everyone left since there was such a huge line to leave…

Kinda surprised the Showstoppers Civic didn’t win but oh well….competition is always tough in the Honda class…

Bunch of random pics I took while we waited… After that we drove back to the shop to drop off the NSX and I ended up grabbing some dinner with Big Mike at Portillos…

The next day, I headed over to DPK J.P.’s birthday party for his baby son over at El Dorado Park. I normally don’t take the camera everywhere but after looking back at the last time we were there, it was the last time we saw Armando and it kinda reminded me how precious life is. It’s always good to have pictures of everyone together. These kind of memories don’t make themselves and I think someday when we get older we’ll be able to look back at these pics and smile. I would like to have just a collection of pictures of the homies together just to have them. It’s important to capture candid moments with people you care about. I remember when I was a kid my sister and I used to complain about how my mom used to always take pictures everywhere we went. It’s not until I got older did I really understand why. If I were her I would have done the exact same thing. You only live once you know and your childhood and your younger years are where you grow the most and where the most memories are made. As you get older you kinda just remember the major moments. When you’re our age, everything seems important and unimportant at the same time. Capture those moments and then sort them out later…right?…

DPK minus JP (he was running around everywhere) and Rudy (he’s busy running around in Las Vegas now and spamming Facebook..haha)…oh and the rest of the guys (Guess they left before I got there)….

Mike G and baby Mike G aka Kenji…

This kid is growing so fast…Man it only seems like yesterday when we were at Mike G’s wedding…now he’s got a family and his kid is gonna be driving soon…haha…

May playing with her pug….Too bad I didn’t get to take a pic of the dog while she was shitting curry all over the grass…=P haha….

The doggie Black Pie playing with the doggy…

Mike G pushing around the new “Tank”….hopefully his Civic will be done soon….it’s been a couple years since we’ve seen it out and about…

That’s about it….JDM vs. DTM has come and gone….Be back tomorrow with some exclusive shit for you guys….

6 thoughts

  1. Let me ask because I am not that up on my wheels. You said the white wheels were fake and you could tell because of the hols on the hub, but the EG’s are the same, so are they Rotas as well?

    Love the site man, look everyday!

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