Spocom Anaheim 2013 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

Welcome back to the second and concluding portion of the 2013 Spocom Anaheim coverage. I rambled off like a madman yesterday and typed out like a 3,000 word summary of the event so I’ll save you guys the trouble of all that reading today. Instead, I’m just going to ramble off in the captions today. Haha, thanks for looking…

Oh and there might be one or two photos that might be considered “NSFW”…You’ve been WARNED…

If you missed Part 1, check it out in the link below…

Spocom Anaheim 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

…And here we go with Part 2…

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Over at the Scion Racing booth, I ran into Noel (not literally) and his Rocket Bunny/Vertex Scion FR-S. I’m sure you guys have been seeing a ton of this car lately as Noel posts like 74 photos of it per day on Instagram but make sure to pick up the latest issue of Import Tuner to read the full story on it…

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I actually had the pleasure of putting the story together and shooting the photos for the IT spread. Noel had a lot of time to dedicate to this build since the Lakers were doing such a shit ass job of being a decent team this past year. He’s a diehard fan though and is convinced that Chris Kaman will make an impact next season and not average 6 points and 2 rebounds before getting injured for the rest of the season like every year, haha…

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Chris Ortez’s Super Street-featured Vortech supercharged G35 with a ton of custom one-off details like his carbon kevlar-lined Kurookie front bumper. The opening in the center has also been enlarged to pull more air into the ARC intercooler that has also been retrofitted. One of the best show cars in Socal and it is driven all day every day. Great job. It’s always good to chat with him too because, though he has a Nissan/Infiniti now, he always has a deep appreciation for Hondas and the Honda-influence is still evident in his build…

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1JZ-GTE swapped Toyota Celica coupe…

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Toyota Yaris from Team RareJDM…

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Spotted this really clean VW Beetle parked near a corner of the Anaheim Convention Center…

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Subaru STI wearing full Varis aero on Work Emotion XD9…

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Tony Pham’s Lexus 2GS on recently completed custom re-barreled Leon Hardiritt Ordens…

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At one point, there was a bikini contest going on. I was too lazy to walk over to the stage to get a closer look…

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…but I did capture the “end” of it…

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I put the camera down at one point to rest my arm but DPK David was able to capture this image of Jenn Q…Nice shot…

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Model Som Yung Gurl… Haha, sorry, I didn’t catch her name…

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A couple snaps of Spocom Anaheim Bikini Contest winner Noemii J…

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Creeper Level 9999+…. Never have I seen a pervert hawk eye pierce the view finder on a dSLR….

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Aggressive-looking Mazda RX3…

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Loved this Rotary-powered TE27 Toyota Corolla on TRD Tosco wheels…

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Awesome how the owner integrated a very modern Racepak digital display onto a Japanese classic…

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Matte orange SW20 Toyota MR-2 parked at the JSPIRIT booth…

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…along with this matte purple Acura RSX on Gram Lights wheels…

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Johnee Sou’s bagged BMW 5-Series on Leon Hardiritt Waffes…

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Liberty Walk E92 BMW M3 coupe…

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Job Design-kitted Lexus LS460 at the Viair booth…

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Also in the Viair booth was this Lexus 2GS on Fabulous wheels…

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Since I was parked with the R-Rydes group that day, I figured it was only appropriate that I save the best for last and showcase some of their builds from the show…

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Brian Yoshino’s custom widebody Acura TSX, which is a consistent Acura Class winner at every event here in Socal…

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Ryan Romaine’s right-hand drive Datsun Bluebird on RS Watanabe wheels…

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Jesse Sabater’s custom widebody R35 GTR. He’s actually a member of Auto Concept Elite but since they aren’t really active in the show scene lately, he’s been showing alongside the R-Rydes crew…

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You all know the Rywire E-AT Civic by now…

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Armand Pranadi’s TRD widebody SW20 with custom Blitz Technospeed Z1 in gold…

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My Wald Y33 Q45 on SSR Professor MS3 and Falken FK453 rubber…

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One of my favorites from the 2013 Spocom show was Ryan’s beautifully-restored Toyota Crown sedan…

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The interior looked like it had just rolled off the showroom floor…

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Randy Riggs’ supercharged widebody Infiniti G35 coupe…

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Rene Viniegra’s Subaru BRZ with INGS+1 aero and ML24 flares. Wheels are SSR Professor MS3…

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John Prosk’s Dodge Charger which ended the day by taking home the “Best Lighting” award which came with a hefty cash prize from Sylvania…

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Alfred Senato’s Infiniti G35 coupe which is one of my favorite builds out right now. Love the overall execution of the car and how the blue, yellow, and polished pieces all come together…

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Another one of my favorites is Bo Wong’s turbo F20C-powered AE86 Corolla…

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Chargespeed widebody Subaru STI…

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Jose Romo’s Audi A3 wagon that has been a consistent presence in the Socal show scene…

At this point it was already the end of the day which meant that it was time to present the awards for the day. We were right by the stage so we didn’t have to go too far to watch the ceremony…

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Danh Vo was one of the first guys on stage picking up an award for one of the R-Rydes cars that won that day. It was just one of many awards that the group took home that evening…

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Ryan’s E-AT isn’t quite finished yet but he was able to go home with the “Best Engineering” award that went to the most innovative vehicle build at Spocom. Pretty high honor and it was cool that they recognized Ryan’s efforts….

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That’s pretty much a wrap as far as the coverage goes. After the awards, everybody hung out for a bit, said their goodbyes and then we went home. Above are some shots that I captured outside of the show as Ryan was getting set to load his car back up on the trailer…

Thanks for looking and thanks to Paul Nguyen from Spocom for having us and also to the R-Rydes crew for letting us park with them that day. Good times….

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