Nisei Showoff 2010 Coverage…Part 5…The Finale…

Yes, this is it, the final installment of the Nisei Showoff 2010 coverage. It’s been quite a week, filled with coverage from one of the best car shows today. I’m gonna wrap the coverage up today with just a couple more pictures for you guys. I’m actually putting this together as I type in a hotel in Northern California. I decided to take a break and go 6 hours up north to chill for a bit and soak in the nice weather up here. It is hot as shit right now and heat and I just aren’t a very good mix. I wanted to finish this off and not skip a day so even though I’m away, I’m still updating. It’s the least I can do considering how crazy the traffic to this site has been lately. Anyways, enough with that, here are the rest of the pics….

I absolutely love the new look of Salem’s TSX…the J’s Racing front is definitely different but it gives the TSX such a menacing look…

The whole car is basically a moving J’s Racing catalog for the TSX…The white on white kind of gives it a much more subtle look but there is so much more lurking within…

Yes, I’m sure you guys have had thoughts that maybe he should go slightly lower and I must agree. I think the lower stance would give the car a much better look. I’ve talked to Salem a bunch of times about it already. The only thing is that it is already corner-weighted and balanced for his specific set-up. If he were to lower it some more he would have to go back and redo everything and that isn’t exactly cheap…

As the day was drawing near the close of the event, we began to take everything down. The award ceremony was going to start soon so we wanted to make sure to get up there and see who won…

While I was putting some stuff away in Salem’s TSX, we spotted this copy of Assparade #25 in his trunk. I guess his “friend” worked at a place that distributes that stuff so he got ahold of some copies…

…he also had this copy of a Brazzers DVD and I was like, “fuck it”, let’s see if anybody wants to buy this shit…What’s better than pornstars? Pornstars that like it big of course, this has to sell…

I walked over to the Praxis guys and they had a group nervous laughter about it, like when you want to buy some porn but your homies are around and everyone is trying to act like they don’t beat…

Then I asked Yee, who came all the way down to visit, and he thought hard about it, HARD….but then he said that it would disgrace his people who are from the “Hmong-tains” as he calls it. They traditionally can’t not beat off to any person who isn’t Asia Carrera and/or “likes it big”. I say Asia Carrera because his people are still stuck in mid-90s era pRon…haha…man that’s fucked up…

So I shouted out to Freddie from Autofashion, who was at the booth next to us, and I was like… “Yo, you want a copy of Pornstars Like it Big??”…

He was like…”What? Nah man…I actually already got that copy right here!” I guess it was a popular DVD…What are the odds?…

Okay, so it was awards time. Antonio from Motor Mavens did his usual routine of announcing the awards and I actually walked back to go make sure my stuff was all there still and to finally go take some pictures of cars. This was actually a perfect time to go because the lighting wasn’t so harsh and most of the people there would be up in the trophy area already…

Saw this Evo there wearing Voltex armor…this thing is dying for a wing. It just looks incomplete with the Voltex aero and no wing…

Another shot of Sam’s Spoon front…

Art’s S2000…

A couple of IS sedans and a Supra from the ItsJDMYo area…

The Autofashion line-up…

Why not another shot of Sam’s wheels and brakes…

Alexisthemovie was helping Antonio get some quick shots for his own personal blog…

Really clean, traditionally done-up DC2…

Really nice Accord wagon I always see…Heard he was getting a swap done soon too and he asked for Rywire for all the details on a harness and what not. Can’t wait to see that when it’s done…

Nice hatch on M7s…

Phil Robles’ track Civic…

This Lotus on Work RSZ-R wheels was badass. He has gunmetal ones on this side and on the other side he has the same Work wheels in white…

ATS*Ferd with his hood back on…

Milton’s 350Z…

LOVE THIS THING!…Oh man, this had to be one of the best cars at the show…Everything thing about it man, I love it…

Gotta give props to some of these guys who have been doing this for longer than any of us can remember…

Billy’s IS300 right before he won his “Showoff Auto” award, which is about the equivalent of a “best of show”…

Danny from Norcal’s Laguna Seca Blue 4-door…

I know one of you guys mentioned in one of the comments that I didn’t take any pictures of Juan Lemus’ del Sol. Well unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to go over to his area to take a good shot, but I did catch the car leaving…

One final shot of that sick ass TL that was in the Autofashion booth…

By this time, everyone was walking back over to their respective areas as awards came to an end. One dude that ran back in total shock was Sam. He was so excited that he won that he was running around hugging everyone. Guy acted like he just won the fucking lottery…haha. Or he won the NBA Championship or something. It was cool as shit to see him so excited. I guess we have all been a part of the culture so long that we’ve almost become kind of numb to the idea of winning. Sure it’s cool to win, but Sam truly appreciated it and took it for everything it was. The dude had his car plowed by a Jeep not too long ago on the street, and then the night before Nisei, someone rear ends him. And he still came out to show support and even won an award. It’s awesome man, congrats Sam. You really did deserve it…

Sam with his Best ES/FG award…

Tony won once again as well. I think he won “Sports Car Showoff” or something to that extent. Rack up another one for Tony, he’s had a great year…

Big Mike didn’t even expect to win anything and he came back with a Best Honda award. If anyone has had a good year, it would have to be Big Mike. Not only did he win Best Honda at Nisei 2010, he also won Best Honda at Wek’Fest. Both very prestigous awards that are terribly hard to win and Big Mike pulled it off. That speaks volumes for his build and the execution of his Prelude. It truly is one of the best around and he totally deserves the best that comes to him…

After that, people began to roll out and some of us stuck around to shoot the shit for a bit. We weren’t in any real rush to get home so we just decided to let all the other cars go first. After I got home, I knocked the fuck out and missed the festivities at DPK David’s house and the birthday party for Armando Flores Jr….

That’s all folks. I just want to thank everyone that has continued to show support for this site and those of you who came by the booth to either purchase some goods, or even just to pass a kind word in my direction. I spoke to so many people that day and it’s good to hear that so many of you enjoy the site. If I didn’t get a picture of your car, don’t take offense or be angry, I just had so much to do that day that I definitely know I missed out on a lot of cars. I would personally like to thank Salem, Big Mike, Tony Khamly, Arnel, Jared, and Sam for being in my booth and helping represent The Chronicles and The Top Ten Hondas of year’s past and present. Also would like to thank May, Doug, Travis, Ejay, Jenny, and everyone else that helped run the booth that day and help me set up and tear down. You guys are amazing and I am honored to have you in my life. Alright, time to go enjoy my mini-vacation in Norcal. Hope you guys enjoyed the coverage, I’m out….PEACE.

Remember…The Chronicles…Nobody does it better!

12 thoughts

  1. sorry about the last comment i wasnt mad or anything i just like ur blog alot and was hoping to see some pics of juan’s car. sorry if i came off as a jerk or anything. I love the picture you posted of it btw. and you probably have the best coverage of the show i’ve seen yet! thank you for sharing!

  2. thanks for all the coverage man,really good stuff. salem’s tsx is fuckin dope to btw. i think the ride height is perfect. it’s functional and he can daily like that no problem…keep up the good work.

  3. thank you joey for letting me show at your booth even with the rear bumper damaged. i had a blast showing with the chronicles u guys always got my respect ever since the beginning of my build. nisei was my best show of my life, not because i won, its because all my as1 family and friends were there. i really wouldn’t have made it this far without everyones support. u have been working alot joey u need this norcal mini-vacation. be safe and ill see you soon !

  4. This photo of “Big Mike” should be on the main page of The Chronicles!

    Makes me LOL everyt ime I see it. Mike seems like a cool guy.

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