Autofashion VIP Festival 2011 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

Back now with the second and concluding portion of the 2011 VIP Festival coverage. I’m glad that the photos have gotten such good feedback and brought some attention to this site from guys who probably have never been over here before. I know this is mainly a Honda-dedicated site but I really have a deep love for the Japanese VIP-style community. I sold my Honda to get into this scene and seeing cars like these really inspire me to want to keep working on my Q45. I don’t mess around with it that much because my money has gone to other things the last couple years but I’m slowly putting some work into it again. I really wanted to bring my car out there for the meet and was really looking forward to it but my wheels just weren’t ready in time and I didn’t even have tires yet so it just wasn’t going to happen. Oh well, it’s all good…I’ll just save it for next year and just enjoy the car in the meantime. Today, we are going to be taking a look at the back half of the photos before we jump into the first portion of the SEMA 2011 coverage tomorrow… Enjoy everyone, and as always, thanks for looking. I really do appreciate it…

Seeing Q45s like this really make me consider taking my Wald kit off. I really like the look of the kit but lately, I’ve been feeling the whole non-kit look, especially since the OEM black trim on my car has been color-matched already. The wheels are the new VIP Modular wheels that resemble the old Work Euroline Type-N and MAE Crown Jewel wheel…pretty cool. The smaller windows give it more of a sleeker look than the Jewel/Euroline…

At this point of the event, the rain had actually slowed down to a really light drizzle so I made my way throughout the meet and crossed the street to see what cars were in the adjacent lot…

2GS with some Junction Produce gear…Guy had like a full display set-up for his car with silver and black balloons and everything, crazy…haha…

Really liked this white 2GS that was also representing Kyoei USA from AZ. Good looking car… The Weds Maverick line of wheels is starting to grow on me…

Infiniti M on some Work Varianza D3S…

3GS with a full Job Design aero kit…

G35 from Low ‘N Slow sitting on aggressive SSR MS1 wheels…

Another 2GS with Junction Produce products…

A pair of TSXs, the second belonging to Bryant Nguyen who recently installed his D2 air ride kit…

Loved the cement grey TE37s on this IS….

I’ve always wanted an LS as well because they look so good just lowered on some nice wheels. This one has no kit, just very simple, and Leon Hardiritt Ordens look great on just about any car…

VIP-styled S14 rocking a Supermade Instant Gentlemen kit…I’ve actually been trying to figure out who owns this car so if anyone knows, please hit me up!…

Even though it was the “VIP Festival”, it was also open to cars of all makes and models like this stunning orange Evo 8….

One final look at Blitz’s newly debuted Y33 Q45…Love the paint-matched grille and K-Break aero. Also very refreshing to see a VIP build that isn’t black, white, or silver….

A couple more of Jay’s TL as well…This car has come a long way in the last year or so…

I’ve followed Jon Sibal’s blog for years now so it was cool to finally see his Dodge Challenger R/T in person for the first time after always seeing him write about it. He actually won this Dodge from participating and ultimately winning a design competition held by MSN Autos and Dodge. The livery he came up with back then to win was a black on black look with realistic flames along the front and sides of the vehicle. Now it’s wrapped in matte black, sits on SSR Professor SP1s, and recently got an air ride set-up installed for SEMA courtesy of Airrunner… It’s a good look and I’m a big fan. The guy is also an amazing artist and has done a lot of work for DC Comics…

Nit’s purple S2000…

After reading Autofashion’s coverage of the meet, I realized that this GS was actually one of their new projects. It apparently didn’t get finished in time for SEMA but I’m excited to see the progress on this build…

Lexus RX with a Wald Executive kit…

It’s crazy how low the rear of these IS’ can go when they are on air….half the wheel is tucked under there…

1st generation Toyota Cressida on BBS wheels…I remember seeing this thing back when Ross from Midnight Garage was installing the air ride kit on it. I don’t know how I feel about the BBS wheels on it, perhaps something a little older would be more fitting on this chassis…

I couldn’t finish off my coverage of the meet without including some photos of Big Steve’s LS…I can’t believe I’ve seen this car three times this year. The time travel apparatus that he installed on his car must have broken or something, thus preventing him from being able to teleport the car back to Middle-Earth…haha. In all seriousness though, it is good to see this car. It was one of the first true VIP-themed builds back when there wasn’t even a VIP community and it’s remained one of the better builds up until this day…

Freddie entertaining the crowd by singing a cover of New Edition’s “Can You Stand The Rain”… “Sunny days, everybody loves them, tell me baby can you stand the rain…”

Nitty Beat can stand the rain…

Miss VIP Festival Julie Mai was all smiles because she too can stand the rain…

I arrived at the VIP Festival when it was raining the most so of course, it was only fitting that the sun finally made it’s way out when I decided to leave to grab some Lolita’s Mexican food before heading back to L.A….I loved this shot so much that I turned it into a 1080P-sized desktop wallpaper. I posted this up on Facebook yesterday but I know a lot of you guys don’t have Facebook so click the link for the larger image…. Desktop Version (1920×1080)

Oh this was pretty cool…I wanted to snap a photo of Tetsuya from USDM Jam before I left and the gentleman to the right of him is Shuji Fujioka, a member of the sales department over at Junction Produce Japan. Tetsuya introduced us and Mr. Fujioka was kind enough to give me…

…this Junction Produce L.E.D. flash light. It’s a solid piece and not one of those flimsy plastic lights that break after three uses… Cool of him to give this to me after meeting me for a brief moment…If you are reading this, thanks again sir!…

That’s about it. After we said bye to everyone, we drove another ten minutes down to Lolita’s Taco Shop to grab some mexican food. Overall it was a good time. Even though it rained for a majority of it, it didn’t prevent people from coming out or leaving early. Thanks for looking and congrats to Autofashion on another successful event. SEMA 2011 coverage starts tomorrow….

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