Nisei Showoff 2011 Coverage…Part 4…

Damn, it’s a rare occasion when I literally have too many things to post up. There are times when I’ll be up all night trying to figure out what to post here on The Chronicles but likely we have this 3-week block where we had a huge event each weekend. I still have a couple Nisei Showoff 2011 photos to post up and I don’t think I’d be doing my own work justice if I just decided to throw them out and move onto the Motion Auto Show coverage. The Motion show was pretty crazy, when I do get to those photos later on in the week I’m sure you guys will enjoy the coverage. Nisei was a totally different event though; more heavily focused on automobiles while Motion had it’s share of cars, but there were literally flocks and flocks of models EVERYWHERE. The coverage will reflect that as well so be prepared to have an extra browser with ESPN.com open or some shit so you can switch back and forth quickly, haha. Anyways, today we will be moving on with the Nisei Showoff 2011 coverage and taking a closer look at certain builds while seeing other vehicles that were at the show. Special thanks to the people that helped out at the booth that day and a huge shout-out and thank you to May for making everyone refreshing drinks to help cool all of us down during that hot ass day….with that said, let’s move on…

Parnell’s DA with the intercooler tucked away nicely behind his Mugen front bumper…

I really liked this photo that I took of Danny’s coupe…It’s so good to see this car out and about again and all of the major events, seeing that he had so much trouble with getting the car completed in year’s past…

Mike’s BYS front bumper and Jeff Campbell’s stealthy flat black intercooler with a slight hint of intake filter…

Peter and Theresa’s LS14…I believe this car won an award in the Nissan class in all 3 shows in August…

This LS430 looked a lot like Freddie from AutoFashion’s old Junction Produce LS430…

Now we will take a look at some of the cars that were in the Infinit Wheels section…

GS with what I believe is a TTE front lip…

Abraham’s Honda Tuning magazine-featured Civic…

A couple of AE86s in the Infinit area…

A ongoing project on display with Infinit Wheels. Anthony Do, who runs Infinit, was telling me that the owner is saving up for some bodywork and fresh paint. It should be pretty nice when it’s all said and done…

Phaze2 Arnel had his 4-door Civic on display… The very next week at the Motion Auto Show, he debuted his Wings West lip kit…

S2000 on CCWs…

CR-X with a Mugen kit and Mugen MR-5s…

I really liked this red S13 coupe. Panasport G7s aren’t wheels you see all that often and neither is an S13 with a nicely tucked bay…

Drift-spec S13/S15 mash-up…

PG+K Frank-Star’s EG…

Arn Reyes’ Mini on SSR mesh wheels…

Now we are going to take a more detailed look at the “famous EG” aka ICB Matt’s Civic, built by the late “JDM Jon” Tanji and Chad Costelo, which has stood the test of time since it was assembled in the early half of the 2000s…

That “NA is BEST” decal was a huge hit back in the days and was created by none other than Rodrez, who back then had a successful clothing line along with these stickers. Who knew that one day he would eventually become the head of Honda Tuning magazine…

A-Sport individual throttle bodies were one of probably three choices Honda guys had back then. The others were TODA Racing and TWM Induction…Today, enthusiasts have more options now from companies like Jenvey and Kinsler. Tuning was also different back in the days. Guys would either run Hondata systems or tune their ITB set-ups on APEX’i Power FC….Nowadays of course, AEM EMS systems are common place and offer more tune ability…

JASMA-approved Mugen header…JASMA is another name that you don’t hear of nowadays. A lot of guys have custom headers or units from Bisimoto, Hytech, Skunk2, or ANR…Back then you had limited options from American companies like DC Sports, or you looked to Japan for a header from GReddy, Mugen, or other Japanese companies, and they came with a hefty-price-tag and not so great horsepower gains…They had to be “JASMA-approved” in Japan, which was a certification from the Japanese Automotive Sports Muffler Association (JASMA) that meant they were okay for Japanese emissions…A lot of people assumed it was a sort of brand or name and never really figured out the true meaning behind it…JASMA didn’t mean shit here in American though and guys would often get busted for having a header that didn’t have a U.S. Carb E.O. number…

Jorge Hernandez’s Civic, which is another great piece of our communities’ rich history…

There was a photo of Kane Chan’s Civic coupe posted on the Honda Tuning Facebook page recently from the Motion show and some ignorant ass kid was trying to talk shit about it not realizing that this car was built probably when his body didn’t even know what puberty was yet…Respect and know the past and who paved the way for you kids…

Friends and homies chillin inside The Chronicles booth…From left to right…Ryan Der, Fred Chapman, Big Mike, DPK Darryl, DPK Jared, and Maybelyn…

Saw this wild ass Chrysler dipping through the streets of L.A., right outside of the show. Dude saw us staring and started hitting the switches and all that shit…haha…dude looked like he was asian too, definitely something you don’t see everyday…

Derrick Yee’s supercharged LS2 Pontiac GTO with Aussie-spec Holden Monaro emblems and SSR wheels…

Yellow Civic coupe that I hadn’t seen before on some 15-inch Mugen M7s…

First spotted this 4-door DB Integra at Eibach earlier this year…Love everything about it, from the Bride interior to the Spoon Sports-themed bay…

I found this rather amusing because I haven’t seen lambo-doors and Racing Hart CR wheels in ages…

Really liked this Toyota Starlet… I believe it took home an award at the end of the day as well…

Felipe’s green Civic hatchback that came all the way from Tijuana, Mexico…

Enrique Rosario’s hatchback parked alongside his buddy Alex Colon…

Enrique’s build has come a long way from when I first saw it…He has a nice collection of parts and he doesn’t have a particular theme that he’s strictly devoted to but everything works…

Interesting choice of wheel color on a silver 350Z…

DC2 from Royal Origin on Work Equip 03s….

Closing it out today with a couple shots of Chivas Sotelo’s orange Civic coupe…I still remember the first time I spotted this car after it was painted orange, which was at last year’s Nisei Showoff…In fact, here’s a photo that I took of it last year…

A couple things have been changed on it but it seems like so long ago when I saw this car and he was parked with Team Hybrid…

That’s all for today, back with more tomorrow…

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