Autocon 2012 Coverage…Part 3 of 3…

Autocon 2012 was a great event and today we’re gonna close out the coverage with one more set of photos. Like usual, the closing portions of coverage usually contain random photos from the latter part of the day as well as cars that I may have missed earlier in the day. The late afternoon/early evening is usually the best time to shoot as the sun has started to set, providing less harsh lighting on the cars and people. During the day when I am walking through the event, there are times when I will want to snap a photo of a particular car but the lighting isn’t right. I make a mental note to make sure to come back towards the end of the day to try capture it.  I’m still learning like many of you so I hope you guys are happy with the photos. Today’s post actually features some pretty nice builds that you may not have been as exposed to as much as the usual cars on here. I always try to find something new to show you guys so you don’t get bored of always looking at the same cars since there are so many events in Socal…

Big thanks to Tony Lee from It’s JDM Yo!! for helping me get a booth at the event and Justin Fong from Autocon for being generous enough to hook me up. Also have to thank him for providing us with spots for our display cars. Thank you to everyone who came by to buy some Chronicles merchandise or to just pass along a kind word. I appreciate the kind words and all the support throughout the years. Last but not least I gotta thank May for taking care of the booth all day and spending her Saturday out in the blazing heat. Her cupcake business is starting to take off and I am sure she appreciates everyone coming by to show her love…

If you missed the previous two portions of Autocon 2012 Coverage, click the links below and they will take you directly to them…

Autocon 2012 Coverage…Part 1…

Autocon 2012 Coverage…Part 2…

Here we go with part 3 of 3…

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Michael Johnson’s Acura TL from Team Praxis…

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Civic with JDM EK4 SiR bumpers and BBS wheels from Long Beach…

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Really like this legit Japanese RHD Datsun Bluebird…

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Beefy-looking Evo with Volk TE37SLs…

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I don’t know if you guys remember this flat-white G35 sedan but I took some detailed shots of it at Hot Import Nights LA a month back… Cool build and the interior is money…

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I thought this made for a pretty cool shot that I took over at the SSR/Tanabe booth…

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That yellow FD in the background is, of course, Ryan Deguzman’s RX-7 on SSR MS1s…

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Alexia Cortez…

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…and another…

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Lexus RX at the Airrunner booth on VIP Modular wheels… I would dip this shit ALL DAY, haha…

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Big Abe protecting females from creeps throughout the day…

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…and it’s a good thing he was there because the creeps were out in full-force to see Canadian Dannie Riel, who was an absolute hit at Autocon… I honestly don’t know anything about her but people were going nuts to see this girl. When I say “people” I don’t mean just teenage boys and 55 year old creeps either, I’m talking females and all. Girls were lining up to see her and waiting for her autograph and shit, it was madness… Even some of the models there seem to be in a little bit of awe… I don’t know what she’s doing but keep doing that shit cuz it’s working, haha…

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Robert from Falken Tire and DPK David taking a moment to catch-up after not seeing each other for awhile…

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Mike Mao’s turbo NSX…

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The infamous 24K custom Mugen MF10s…

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Mike’s custom exhaust and intercooler set-up…

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Another shot of Dannie Riel… There was such a huge crowd around her that it was hard to get a shot… that and I didn’t really try that hard…haha…

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Must be nice to be Ryan Der from ATS Garage and have a black TE37 as a spare…

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…while rocking custom red TE37s on his EK…

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One more shot of the VIP Y32 Cima on Work Equips…

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The three in our group that ended up taking home awards that day…

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You know you got cakes when you’re walking and your skirt gets caught in your own cheeks…

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Infiniti G35 coupe on AME Shallen CXs…

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Good to see that this young lady is still all smiles after looking like she fell down at some point during the day…. Good form though, thumb up por you gurl…

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The more I look at David’s coupe the more I miss how it looked when it was on Sprint Hart CP-Rs…

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Matt Tom’s bedazzled Lexus CT200h from R-Rydes on SSR MS3s…

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Ulysses Aguayo’s FD RX-7 on black SSR Professor SP1s…

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Lotus Exige on CCW Classics…

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Spotted this black Audi S5 on HREs in the parking lot…

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Loved this white Evo X on red Volk TE37SLs at the Toyo Tires booth…

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The economy has hit us hard within these last couple years so Hologram Tupac has been making the rounds at car shows to make some dough…You first saw him at Cochella, then at Wekfest LA where nobody cared and at Autocon, he was doing his thing with Import Fashion…

I heard from some individuals that the guys associated with Import Fashion and JDM Sport were a little upset by my comments in part 1. I didn’t really mean any disrespect to be honest, I just legitimately have no fucking idea what they do or sell, etc. I see the cars and the girls but other than that, I don’t know what they do and was just wondering. It’s a shame people are so sensitive these days. I mean, if you have a booth at an event for advertising purposes, it would help to know what you’re advertising. Seriously though, it was a legitimate question. People that know me know what I’m about; I’m a straight-shooter and I am blunt, sometimes too blunt, but I hope that you respect my candor and honesty. I’ve been in this whole scene/industry/whatever you want to call it way too long to sit here and try to bullshit and blow smoke up people’s asses. If you don’t like that then there’s nothing I can really do for you.

THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, AT ANY EVENT I GO TO:

I cover events and cover everything I see…I often take over 800 photos at events, if there is something I’m doing that you don’t enjoy and you don’t want to exist on The Chronicles, or for whatever reason you have a problem with me, I can easily cut those 20 or so photos out. It will just make my life easier. I’m taking time out of my day to give you guys some spotlight here on a site that generates a good amount of traffic with fellow enthusiasts from all over the world. I AM NOT OBLIGATED TO DO SO. I will gladly casually pass by and save the memory/battery life on my camera.

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I always stop to snap a photo of this M3… I just love unique builds like this…

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Tjin Edition Camaro…

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This G35 sedan really caught my attention at Wekfest LA and now I always take the time to check it out whenever I see it…

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The white G and this one are what I feel are some of the best G35 builds this year. I remember one of them contacting me before but if you’re reading this, hit me up because I want to talk to you guys about some future print opportunities…

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Infiniti G37 coupe on Work Varianza T1S…

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Turbocharged Honda Ruckus that you just recently saw at the Blox Open House in Norcal…

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3rd gen. Lexus GS with full Blow Design/Job Designs aero…

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Side profile shot of the VIP 2GS on Work Eurolines from Royal Flush…

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This matte vinyl wrapped Mitsubishi Outlander was looking really good on red Volk TE37s…. Nice job on a cool looking car…

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Eulises Torres’ S2000…

As you guys can see, the sun was setting and it was probably around 7pm at that point. People were starting to clean up and the awards ceremony was about to start….

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There are three “Bigs” in this photo, one of them is Mike… Thanks to Titla McBoob for stopping to take a photo with us even though she was done for the day and on her way home…

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Ryan Der had originally just brought his EK out for display but he managed to take home the 2nd Place Finest Honda award…

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Big Mike ended up with 1st Place Finest Honda…

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While Mike Mao earned 2nd Place Finest Acura Class honors…

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Congrats to all the homies for their hard work… Like I said on Facebook a couple days ago, I myself don’t care to win trophies or anything but it is always good to see people rewarded for their time and labor…

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My Q45 packed up and ready to head out. We managed to stick around for a little while after the show since the girls had made their way over to the mall next door to shop. We chilled and took in the cool air that was starting to roll in before taking home to go home to wash off the sun block…

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That’s a wrap on Autocon 2012… Another successful event in the busy West Coast import community… Thanks for looking…

5 thoughts

  1. I really enjoyed your coverage of the event!

    Props to being a straight forward kinda guy too, it’s good to know there are people out there who are willing to tell it how it is and I enjoy reading your blog because of that.

    Keep up the good work.

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