Spocom Anaheim 2014 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

Things are really picking up lately. Summer time usually means a lot of events in Socal but my schedule next month consists of basically attending every event but in the Southern California area. I’m unloading the rest of the Spocom Anaheim coverage today, but next month, I’ll be heading over to Northern California for the premier import car show in the country, Wekfest San Jose, and then immediately after, I’ll be flying out to New Jersey for the Wekfest East event. If that wasn’t enough, right after that, I’ll be heading to Hawaii to attend the annual Spocom Hawaii event. I don’t even know how often I’ll even be at home in the coming month! I’m pretty excited about it because I thoroughly enjoy traveling and look forward to seeing new builds that I haven’t been familiar with before. With so much going on in Socal, I honestly get too comfortable seeing the same cars all the time so it’ll be fun to get out of this area for a little bit to see what the rest of the country has to offer. If you guys are planning on attending those events as well, I’ll see you there and look forward to meeting everyone…

Today will conclude the Spocom Anaheim coverage. It was a great event filled with a lot of great cars, and that always makes for good coverage. It got pretty crowded at one point which made it hard to shoot, but luckily I got there early enough to get whatever I could. Enjoy the coverage and make sure to come back tomorrow to check out my photos from the annual Blox Evolution event…

If you missed out on the first section of Spocom Anaheim coverage, simply click the link below to view it…

Spocom Anaheim 2014 Coverage…Part 1…

And now we can wrap things in Anaheim….


Alex Reyes’ Civic build was recently completed and on display at Spocom. It features a set of custom-built BBS RS wheels, J-spec EK4 SiR front/rear bumpers, J’s Racing front fenders, and an Osaka JDM rear wing….


I don’t know if the copper quite matches the exterior of the car but it is executed tastefully. The engine bay has been cleaned-up and shaved down, and you see the myriad of copper accents on the valve cover, engine mount brackets, and even the end plates of the Skunk2 strut tower bar. Overall, very nicely done….


Cleaned BMW 5-series wagon on air suspension and Work Meister S1 wheels….


Lexus GS from Royal Flush with full Aimgain aero kit and Fabulous Profound wheels. Nice green tone on it and cool to be able to finally capture the L.E.D. puddle lights reflecting off the floor…


Lexus IS-F also from Royal Flush on refinished Volk Racing wheels….


Andrew Vo’s Y33 Q45 with JDM front grille, hood mascot, headlights, Aimgain front bumper, side skirts, and Mode Parfume rear bumper. Wheels are custom-built Work Equip with red center caps, brushed face, and polished step-lip…


I don’t know if this GS has been repainted or just carefully maintained but the black paint on it is one of the best I’ve seen. People rarely are able to take care of black paint but this had like a mirror finish practically….


Brian from Version2 Performance’s “Sundrop V2” build which he recently reassembled after it was involved in a collision not too long ago….



His engine bay is one of the more aggressively customized bays with all the shaving done to the firewall, front cross member, and shock towers. After the accident, he also swapped over to a K-series motor which features this custom center-feed intake manifold with a window to look within….


Powerhouse Amuse widebody Honda S2000 on gold Advan Racing RS….


Widebody E46 BMW M3 coupe featuring Japanese Voltex front canards and rear spoiler….


Kevin Yeung’s HKS turbocharged S30Z on Work Equip 03….


Wald Black Bison R35 GTR….


Cheeseburger’s nicely executed Civic coupe build with a ton of nice parts like a color-matched First Molding front lip, Endless big brake kit, and custom yellow Volk Racing TE37….


Rocket Bunny Version I Scion FR-S on brand new Enkei RS05RR wheels….


MV Wraps’ Lexus GS build rocking some Laker-themed big brakes from Futura Design….


Custom widebody Lexus LS430 with a custom black paint job with a ton of metal flake. Hard to tell but it also has custom vented front fenders as well. Really good-looking build with a lot of little custom touches that you have to see in person to really appreciate….


Armand Pranadi’s TRD widebody SW20 MR-2….



Bo Wong’s multiple Best-of-Show winning AE86 Corolla build with F20C S2000 engine swap….


Subaru WRX STI wearing full Voltex aero and white Volk RE30…


Also adorned in Voltex aero was this AP1 S2000 build on Advan Racing wheels….


Under the hood of the S2000 is a supercharged F20C motor with Spoon Sports valve cover and Okada coils…


Z33 from R-Rydes with Nismo front bumper, custom front canards, and Hyper Blue Volk RE30s….


Noel Barnum decided to take his talents over to R-Rydes for the day and showed at Spocom with their enormous group. He managed to only win 3rd Place in the Scion category and his contract with R-Rydes was quickly revoked… (Inside joke…)


AP2 S2000 on custom gold Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels…


Nice to see Jose Romo’s Audi wagon out and about again. Seems like he had been M.I.A. lately…


John Prosk’s Dodge Charger SRT build from R-Rydes….



Really cool 2JZ-GTE swapped 1st gen. Toyota Celica coupe….


Do-Luck widebody Mitsubishi Evolution….


Brian Yoshino’s custom widebody Acura TSX….


Awesome to finally see a full Garage Mak aero kit here in the U.S….



Peter Vong finally brought out his Toyota Celica build fully repainted. It isn’t quite finished yet but he decided to debut it at Spocom for the world to see. The car is actually on air suspension as well but the front actually hits so the frame will have to be notched before it can fully air-down. Love the Midnight Purple paint and how it shifts under different angles of light…


The wildest part of the build is the Honda F20C engine swap and individual throttle bodies that have all been coated in this Neochrome finish. Can’t wait to see this thing finished completely and see what else the Vongs have up their sleeve….


Ulysses Aguayo’s FD RX-7 on SSR Professor SP1…


Paul Garcia’s Liberty Walk widebody R35 GTR on SSR Executor CV03….



Winner of the most random car at Spocom went to this Mercedes CLK. More peculiar is that this was owned by a man. Love the sideskirts and how you can see the brackets holding them on and the fender flares. Not sure if the owner was trying to troll everyone at the show or not but it is definitely….ummm….interesting….to say the least. I think there was a collective “what the fuck” on everyone’s faces as it rolled into the show that weekend…


Even more awesome than the pink CLK was this guy who was trying to creep through the curtain to get a glimpse of the bikini contest before it started. Maybe he was hoping some girls would be changing in there and he could snap a boob slip or something. The thirst is indeed REAL…


Tony from It’s JDM Yo snapped a shot of the Bikini contest after it got started. I totally missed this part of the show because I went to go eat pizza….


After I got back from eating, I decided to finish my last bit of coverage. Here is Jesse Sabater’s matte orange R35…


EVO X running the brand new Victory Function front fenders….



One of my favorites of Spocom was this EVO X that also featured Victory Function front fenders. I’m not always into Itasha-themed builds but I really like the parts selection and overall execution on this EVO. Nice touch with the graphics running onto one of the spokes of the Advan TCIII wheels… A+ for attention to detail…


Well-kept VW Beettle reppin’ Team Hybrid…


Cesar Cuevas’ E350 Mercedes Benz from Haiso bagged on Infinitewerks wheels….


Job Design LS460 sitting on Work Varianza D3S….


The Spocom series always features some of the coolest awards of any show in North America….

Closing it out today with some photos that I shot using my Fuji Instax Mini film camera. For those that don’t know, I started shooting with this camera for fun this year just because I wanted to get into snapping Polaroid-style photos. I usually just shoot people with it and I think I’m really starting to get the hang of it. After I got back from the show, I put these in my scanner and imported them onto my PC….


Jenn Q (@jennqofficial on Instagram if you wanna see more photos)…


The always amazing Ana Cheri (@anacheri)…


Constance Nunes (@constance_nunes)….


And a relatively new name to the scene, Kristina Hong, who also won the bikini contest at the Spocom Anaheim event (@_krstina)…..

Well that’s a wrap. I gotta get back to editing the rest of the photos from the Blox Evolution event. Stay tuned!….

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