This Post Is Useless Without Pictures….

Sorry for the lack of an update yesterday. I usually try to toss something up on a Monday because I’m sure you guys are all expecting something at the beginning of the week. If you follow this site for more than a couple months or so, then you know that I usually always try to post up something during the start of the week. I was actually out the whole day yesterday because I had to shoot down to north county San Diego to meet up with a guy to shoot his car for Super Street. It would have been much easier if my phone was working but it took a shit the day before so I ended up having to borrow my sister’s phone throughout the day to make sure that the guy didn’t get lost and/or if he was going to arrive late for the shoot. I dropped my phone and broke it a couple months ago and got a replacement through my insurance but the phone they sent me apparently was a refurb unit so it didn’t last very long and just quit working altogether. Anyways, I decided to have the guy meet up with me down at Autofashion USA because it’s a well-known spot and if you’re a SD resident who is into car shit, then you probably know about Freddie’s shop. I had IMed Freddie on AOL Instant Messenger to inform him that I was coming down and the first thing he said to me was “hey asshole, why didn’t you take any pictures of my HKS Ruckus from Wekfest?” I told him that I didn’t even know about it because I was busy running around Wekest the whole day and just totally overlooked anything Ruckus-related that day. He said he was just joking and I’m sure he was lying, haha, but he said it was cool for me to head down…

I haven’t driven down to San Diego for a shoot in a long ass time but since it was a Monday, it just made more sense for me to head down there to shoot instead of having the guy whose car I was shooting head up here to LA because of all the traffic. That and he would probably be unfamiliar with the area and it would just be difficult to shoot the car in the short amount of time that we had. So I get all my shit ready and take the hour and a half drive down to Autofashion. I get there and say what’s up to Freddie and check out the shop, being as I hadn’t been there in quite some time. I see his Ruckus with the HKS livery and it’s pretty nice. The whole HKS theme is very vivid and pops and it works for the Ruckus. Definitely something different for Ruckus guys, you know? Of course I didn’t think to take my camera out at that moment to take a picture of it to show you all so it essentially makes this entire post useless without pics; hence the title of the post…

I don’t want to keep describing things to you guys without anything for you to look at because it would just be generally boring so I hopped on Photoshop and drew some pictures. This should better help you visualize what I’m telling you better and make your Tuesday slightly more exciting…

Here is what I came up with for his Ruckus, it’s definitely not a very good drawing and absolutely nothing close to what it actually looks like….But it’s as close as it’s going to get to anything HKS or Ruckus-related for today…

Not too bad right? Haha…In real life I think the seat is wrapped in Recaro or Bride material and the frame is purple. This rendering probably looks more like my boy Billy’s HKS IS300 more than the actual Ruckus from Autofashion but just based on pure memory, that’s the only HKS livery I now…

Alright, moving on… So I was just hanging out at the shop for about 20 minutes and then the guy whose car I was supposed to shoot (Dennis from Hybrid) arrives. The only form of communication that Dennis and I have had the whole time was limited to text messages so it was my first time talking to him in person. Really chill dude who was about the same age as me and since we both grew up in San Diego, we were able to talk about all kinds of random shit like high school, people we knew, etc… When he arrived, it was still pretty sunny out so we hung out at the shop while we waited for the sun to go down…

Here’s a rendering of us hanging out. Freddie is smoking a cigarette like usual and me saying something funny and getting zero reaction from him…

About another 40 minutes go by and I decide to go take a stab at shooting the car. I told Freddie that I would come back to shoot the Ruckus but I guess he ended up having to leave and had no way of contacting me since my phone was busted…

Here’s a little preview shot from the shoot for Super Street. Overall I think it went well. White cars are usually really easy to shoot so I came home and was very please with how the photos came out. Right after the shoot, I drove all the way back up to the OC to make some food and got right to work on processing the pics. That’s about all for today, now I gotta get back to knocking some stuff out before I head out of town again this weekend…Thanks for looking…

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