Another weekend in Norcal…Hella Part 2…

DISCLAIMER: The following post will be mostly non-car/Honda related. This post is more on the lifestyle side of it so if you come on here just to see cars, check back later…

Okay, back with the second half of the Norcal mini-vacation. We didn’t do much on this day but go to the ATS BBQ at Chris Sakai’s place. I gotta say, Dina makes some amazing food. It was a blast and a pleasure to be there. Both the food and the company were excellent…Thanks to the ATS*Family, Chris Sakai and his wife Dina for being such amazing hosts. We all had a great time. I was supposed to shoot Anh’s car that day just so I could do a small write-up on it for The Chronicles but just our luck, as he rolled up, one of his radiator hoses broke and coolant was everywhere. We didn’t want to risk it and drive it anywhere so we just parked it. I guess it wasn’t meant to be, haha!…

Chris and David hanging out…

The Blackest of the Pie…

Jared eating some chicken while Ryan watches on…

Darryl, Jared, and Pie…

The delicious food that we ate all day long…

Assortment of drinks…

Wek’Sos Ken with geniune Honda parts in the back and a drunk Ferd creeping up in the corner…

Norcal dudes hella hanging out and drinking…hella…

The sausage king…dude gobbles up sausage like Pacman…haha…

Ryan and Jared doing their usual 2 hour talks about Seinfeld and how great that show is…Ryan Der randomly got sucked into the conversation…

I’m sure many of you remember this S2000, now rolling on SSR Type-Fs…

ATS*Ron’s hatch…

You know you trust your homies when you allow them to party around your car and have steel chairs inches away from it, haha…and you gotta pop the hood and stunt at the bbq too…

Anh rolled up in his Integra…

…and Ken and David were messing around with it…

…and then the hose blew and Fred had to find another braided hose to fix it…

Intense conversation was had…

Anh stayed for a little bit and then had to go home with a bunch of gifts from everyone for his newborn baby, Charis….

When you see the “Fred Chapman Built” stickers on cars, it’s not really for his contribution to builds. It’s really for his amazing ATS*Miracle Dip that he makes. I don’t know what’s in it because I didn’t want to ruin the magic but that shit was delicious…

Ryan posing while I tried to figure out why one of the flashes weren’t working…

Fred and Jared trying to blame eachother for breaking the toilet…

Group pics even though you can’t see some of their faces…haha…

Fred Chapman and Black Pie…

May and I with the guys in the back…

Pie and Ken…

The Chapman Builts…

After we started cleaning up it was time to head back to the Dolce Hayes Mansion. We didn’t really do anything after because we had to check out early and have lunch with some of the guys before heading back to Socal…

After we checked-out, we headed down the street to Red Robin to grab an early lunch…

Ron, Angel, Chris, Dina, Fred’s kid, and Fred sat at one table while Ryan and us sat at the other…

Ryan drinking a smoothie of some sort…

We all ate, had some laughs and what not then it was back to Socal…

It was a good trip overall. Everything went off without a hitch and it was smooth sailing. Two weeks up in Norcal back to back is definitely not a typical trip I make and it’s probably gonna be the last bit of traveling I do before SEMA in Las Vegas. Thanks to the ATS guys and everyone up in Norcal for being so courtesy and taking care of us. Until next time, I’m out…PEACE.

13 thoughts

  1. I’d like to exclude my name from that list of toilet handle breaking mystery that May mentioned. hahahaha

    My 1st choice would be PIE only cause he’s a meat head muscle guy and can’t blame him if he did.

    2nd would be FERD cause he was “HELLA” drunk =P

  2. great write up joey! that was a awesome bbq! great food, people, & weather!
    as for the toilet handle, i got ferd’s back! it wasn’t him. LOL!

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