Import Alliance Spring 2012 Meet Coverage… From Varying Perspectives…Part 1…

Ahh, the wonders of social media and interaction come through yet again. It will be very clear to you by the time you see these photos, but let me get this thing started by stating right away, that I did not take these photos. I wasn’t even there…I wish I was, but I just don’t have the funds or the ability to fly out to every state whenever there is a major event going on. In a perfect world, I would, but the world we live in is far from that and that’s why it is great that we have social media outlets. It is necessary to get all this out of the way because every now and then, you have these kids that complain about how you didn’t take a photo of their car and how you are a hater because of it. The reality is that even if I had been there, I wouldn’t have taken a photo of every single car anyway. That would be ridiculous and overly time consuming. These photos you will see today and tomorrow are shot by one of your fellow enthusiasts that was out at the IA Atlanta Spring Meet. I merely selected the ones that I liked of cars that drew my interest and now they are on The Chronicles…

As you all should know by now, I made a post on The Chronicles Facebook page over the weekend asking if anyone was willing to let me see and use some of their photos from the IA Atlanta meet. The photos that I would end up selecting and using for the site would be posted up this week and the person(s) that shot the photos would receive some Chronicles gear for all their hard work. The response was great and I had people hitting me up on and off from that weekend on until as late as last night about using their photos. One thing I noticed about people’s photos from the meet was the varying perspectives of each photographer. I thought I would just get the same cars over and over again, just from different angles, but that was definitely not the case. If it were, it would have been easier to decide which photos to use because I would just pick what I thought were the best shots.  Turns out that everybody that sent me photos from the meet were looking at different cars so each photo set contained pics that represented that. It turns out that every set was different and each contained at least one or two cars that I wanted to show you guys. Instead of just picking one set of photos from one respective photographer, I’ve gone ahead and made the decision to post up 3 (possibly 4) different sets of photos from the meet. This will give you guys a very different look at the meet and you get to see the cars of IA Spring 2012 from their point-of-view. This works out best because you get to see more and the likelihood of missing out on something really nice is less of a possibility. Today we will be looking at two sets of photos from two different people; Shawn Dees and Jake Boger.

Jake didn’t take too many photos compared to others that responded because he spent the majority of the night leading up to the meet working on his car. He then made a 5 hour drive down to Atlanta to attend the meet. The fact that he even had the energy to take pictures that day is pretty remarkable, and I’m happy to be able to post up his shots today. Shawn also didn’t take too many photos but of the photos I saw, he got a good chunk of Honda coverage. He also got some nice shots of some of the cars driving on the street. We will look at Shawn’s photos first today, and then Jake’s immediately after…

Tomorrow I will post up the second batch of photos. Somebody actually submitted a link to some photos to me as well last night but I accidentally deleted the link and now I’m trying to get a hold of the guy again. If he gets back to me and his photos turn out to be good, I’ll try to get those up as well…

For now, let’s get on to some photos from the Import Alliance Spring Meet in Atlanta Georgia at Turner Field…I didn’t take any of the photos but I did clean them up a bit and edited them here and there before re-sizing them to fit the format of this site…

Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted photos, because of them, you get to see photos from the IA Spring event here on The Chronicles…

Oh, one more thing I should add is that I don’t know many of you out there so I won’t be able to identify who owns what car. If you see your car on here, give yourself a pat on the back, haha…

First up, Shawn Dee’s photos…. 

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Chris Dornon’s S2000 on 5Zigen FN01R…

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Loved this 370Z after I spotted it last year at the summer Import Alliance meet in Nashville…turns out that it belonged to David Cordell from Hybrid Racing…

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S15 Silvia on Volk GT-Us…I believe this is the same one that I saw last year at IA but that one had gold GT-Us…it’s either the same one of there are just a bunch of silver S15s floating around in the south, haha…

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Always liked the 09 and up front bumpers on the 8th gen. coupes…much better than the front ends before that. The older FG2 bumpers made the Civics look like mini-vacs…Meanwhile, it was probably hot as shit in Atlanta and that girl has a jacket on…

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Sidewinder turbo set-up on this Civic with a shaved engine bay…I wish there was a photo of the rest of the car, haha…this thing looks pretty fucking serious…

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One thing I’ve noticed since the past year is how much more popular the FG Civic coupes are outside of the west coast. We don’t see too many out here modded and out in the east, south, midwest, there seems to be more. They are all usually about the same style though; lowered, with the front lip on some aggressive wheels. Rare to really see any of them with motor work done or any crazy interior stuff…this white one above is clean. I always prefer the sedans to the coupes but this white one is very nice…

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One of the reasons why I made the post to see more photos from the IA Spring Meet was because of this Miata right here. Of all the cars I’ve seen so far from various people that took pictures that day, this thing has to be my favorite build of the meet…

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I love how the exterior is executed but the bay is the shit…I don’t even care for two-toned bays anymore but got damn, this thing is the business…Nice tuck, everything unnecessary eliminated from the bay, custom lines… it’s about as good as it gets…

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Liking the Spoon-theme on this EG…not that I am that huge of a fan of Spoon stuff, I just like it when people aren’t mixing Mugen and Spoon stuff together… 🙂

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Matte green Evo9 on gold faced CCW wheels…

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Joseph Dale’s Mazda 626 from SOUTHRNFRESH…

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I’ve been a fan of this IS350 for awhile now so I was happy to finally see more photos of it… The photo set you will see tomorrow has all kinds of photos of this thing…

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Neon yellow Honda S2000 on Work Meister S1s with matching bolts…definitely unique but if you drove that out here in the west coast, you wouldn’t make it down the street without getting pulled over, haha…

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I personally don’t like BBS mesh wheels on 96-00 Civics but I can dig this build…just imagine if it had some white TE37s or something, oh man…it would just change the whole look of the car…

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Engine bay isn’t too bad…

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The blue and white theme also carries over into the interior…

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If you compare this bay to the one above, this one has a slightly neater tuck because the valve cover ground has been re-located, the throttle cable runs under, and the spark plug wires have also been moved to the other side of the distributor, giving it an overall cleaner look…

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Tim Shultz from Hybrid Racing’s EK… he’s always making little changes to this car and his current set-up looks great… I know he had Regamaster Evo Brites on here for awhile but imagine an Almight Grey set with that engine bay tone…would be a sick look!…

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Tim’s bay…

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Always good to see Matt Tucker’s EK9… Also happy to see him wearing his Top Ten Hondas of 2011 sticker proudly…

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Rachel Laughlin’s Integra that she put together with Ben BLT Torres… glad to see them out and about so she’s not complaining about something on Facebook, haha…

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EG Mike from Premium Garage Krew…I got a chance to ride in this thing last year at the summer IA event and it was a blast…hot as fucking hell that day but it was a blast…

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Clean S2000 also from PG+K on some CCW LM20s…

Thank you once again goes out to Shawn Dees for those photos, but that concludes his set. Now with from a different point-of-view, here are photos from the meet courtesy of Jake Boger…

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Another shot of the neon yellow S2000 on Meisters, this perhaps from earlier on in the day when he was pulling up…

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This EG looked pretty clean…just wish the angle on it wasn’t so aggressive so I could see the whole car. Wheels look like old WEDSport TC-05s…

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Another Civic, this one with a K-swap…Again, I wish I could see the rest of the car but I too love using the fish-eye lens sometimes so I get it, haha…

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I liked this Dc after seeing it last year at IA…again, I am not a huge fan of the two-tone bays thing but the teal bay looks pretty good on this car. It helps to set it apart from the other million white Integras out there….the 949Racing wheels looked good on there too, mainly because he didn’t try to fuck his shit up and run an overly aggressive size…

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Another shot of Joseph Dale’s Mazda 626…pretty rare to see these cars nowadays, especially in good condition. Props to him for maintaining such an old, oddball of a car…

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This Datsun pick-up truck was very well done…just wish I had more photos of it to show you guys…

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Every good event coverage photographer knows that you have to get a shot of the crowd…good job Jake Boger…

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Vorsteiner (perhaps Vorsteiner-style, don’t quote me on it) front bumper, lip, and hood on this E46 Bimmer…

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Another sick MX-5 Miata…People can talk all they want about how they are girl’s cars but man, when done right, these cars can look really aggressive…I can’t say I’d ever be down to own one but I love seeing these cars built correctly…

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Justin Butera’s Civic on BBS wheels…

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Nice attempt at a complete JDM ITR conversion with Regamaster Evos…

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Looking good on white BBS wheels with red caps and gold bolts…

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Honda CR-Z with some aggressive Work Meister S1 wheels…Meisters are turning into the new TE37s…they seem to be everywhere this year…

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CD Accord on what might be either older Work Rezax wheels or Riverside Stitch wheels…

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RSX with a Mugen front bumper and black Volk RE30s…

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Acura NSX on Enkei RP03 wheels…Not that common of a wheel but it looks good in this staggered sizing, especially the rears…

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Yellow USDM ITR on Stark wheels…

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Matt Tucker’s EK9 once again…

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Simple EK on Spoon SW388 wheels and Spoon brakes…

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Custom orange S2000 from EMOTION with a complete J’s Racing aero kit with flares and all…

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Civic hatchback on aggressively-sized BBS wheels…

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BMW M3 convertible on 3-piece Work Meister S1…

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Tim Shultz once again…

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…another of his bay…

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A rare unmolested EK9 Civic Type R…

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NB-chassis MX-5 Miata on CCW wheels…

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IA Atlanta even played host to a Lexus LF-A…

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Diamond black Volk Racing TE37s on Spoon Monoblock brakes…

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Enkei NT03 wheels on this FA5 sedan…

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Bronze Mugen MF8s…

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PG+K Moe’s Honda Tuning magazine featured Civic…very happy to see he now has a windshield molding…

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Pig nose WRX STi on gold TEs…

Gonna wrap it up here for today… I hope you guys enjoyed Shawn and Jake’s photos from the IA Spring Meet…back tomorrow with another set from a completely new perspective… Thanks for looking…

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