The West Coast Collective: One 2014 Coverage….

Last Saturday was a pretty hectic day… I had long planned to attend the first ever “West Coast Collective” car show organized by my friends Rodrez and Ryan Hoegner, but earlier on in the week, I discovered that the Japanese Classic Car Show fell on the same day. For those who have been living under that proverbial rock, Rodrez and Ryan are also the same guys that created the famed Eibach Honda Meet. They decided to venture out and try to expand their horizons by throwing an event which welcomes all makes, thus creating “The West Coast Collective”. I wanted to show my support and make it out to lend a helping hand, but a part of me really wanted to check out the Japanese Classic Car Show. It seems like I always miss out on that event and I thoroughly enjoy that show because I am a huge Japanese car culture guy. I try to go every year but I always somehow manage to miss it. I think I went the year before but couldn’t attend last year because I had a prior engagement. The show doesn’t change very much from year to year, but it also features a ton of cars that only come out once a year for the JCCS event specifically. The rest of the year, these Japanese classics are just tucked away in garages and never see any sunlight. If there is one chance to see some of these classics, I wanted to take advantage of it…

I appreciate what Ryan and Rodrez do to help me out with whatever I need so I figured I could attempt to kill two birds with one stone by trying to attend BOTH events. On paper, it didn’t sound like it would work since they both occur during the same hours of the day but I somehow managed to pull it off. I would just go to Corona, CA for the West Coast show early in the morning to help them set-up, then I could hang out for a bit before heading down to Long Beach for JCCS. Traffic and California didn’t exactly make things easy for me but it wasn’t detrimental to my plan. The night before, I decided to make things even more difficult for myself by going fishing late at night with some of the homies. I’m always down to sacrifice some sleep to spend quality time with my friends but having to wake up after only an hour and a half of sleep really wore me out by the end of the afternoon. I remember coming back to the shop after a late lunch with some friends and I managed the nap for over four hours! There went the rest of my night. I then spent the entire Sunday doing pretty much nothing but laying on the couch and watching football…

Below are some photos from The West Coast Collective event. I apologize for the lack of photos but I didn’t spend that much time there shooting. Whatever time I had I spend catching-up with people. I was also there pretty early so most of the cars hadn’t even arrived yet since they were still setting up. All in all, I was there for maybe about 3 1/2 hours. I hopped in the car and then sat in traffic for about an hour before getting down to Long Beach. JCCS was so busy that there wasn’t even any parking but I’ll tell you more about it when I get to the Japanese Classic Car Show coverage. Today, take a gander at some quick shots from the first ever West Coast Collective event held at the Eibach Springs facility….


JHPUSA had a booth on display at The West Coast Collective: One and brought out this incredibly clean FD2 CTR-converted Civic Si. It featured a custom roll bar, Recaro sets, a set of Volk Racing CE28 wheels, AP Racing brakes…


DPK Jared’s Mugen SS AP2 S2000 on bronze Mugen MF10 wheels. He has a Mugen SS rear bumper that should be here real soon…


Jay’s highly-detailed Scion FR-S with Tamon Design aero and brand new Advan Racing RGIII wheels…


Can’t forget the Project Mu brakes behind the black Advan wheels….


Luis Jaimes spent the day over in Corona while his brother’s CR-X was on display at the 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show. Here’s a rare shot of the car with its hood on…


Brian Duong’s Varis widebody Mitsubishi Evo X on Volk Racing TE37RT wheels….


Young Tea’s brand new Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 on bronze Volk ZE40s. The RS 1.0 comes factory with this TRD aero kit and a bunch of other TRD accessories. It also comes exclusively in this “”Yuzu Yellow” color….


Tony Jackson’s BMW E46 M3 track toy that is also on Volk Racing’s new ZE40 wheel…


Ryan Hoegner’s K-swapped Acura Integra Type R that will be on display at my Year.SIX event coming up in about a month….


Jonathan Wong brought out his timeless EF hatchback with JDM EF9 front end and SSR EX-C Fins…


Subaru Forester parked in front of the Autofashion USA booth on aggressive MTechnica wheels….


Anthony Corona’s bright red custom widebody Y34 M on Rotiform wheels….


SquadOne’s always incredible Lexus LS430 with one-off custom aero


Ojay’s Previa has been out and about everywhere this year….


This Subaru Forester STI looked great slammed on CCW LM5T wheels….


Sang Pham’s J’s Racing GT widebody AP2 S2000…


Under the hood is a turbocharged F22C motor that’s been neatly tucked away…


Powerhouse Amuse S2000 on red Volk Racing CE28Ns….


Rocket Bunny Ver. 1 Scion FR-S on polished, step-lipped Work VS-KF….



One of the better Honda builds in Socal this year is Jeremy Allgier’s BB4 Honda Prelude. Really like the engine bay and how the exterior comes together with the BBS LM wheels, Aero Magic front lip, and Azect eyeline pieces….


Boosted AP2 S2000 on what turned out to be CCW D11L replica wheels and faux Bride seats….


AP1 with rear flares and Black Edition TE37SL…


EF Civic hatchback on Work Ewing Mesh….


Raul from Checkerd Sports decided to bring out his custom tube car project for display. This thing is far from finished but so far, it looks pretty great….


The entire frame was custom built by fabricator Ansel White from scratch. Covered up by the front of the frame is a Rywire tucked radiator that has yet to be plumbed. Check out all the custom fab work for the suspension and even the headlight mounting plates….


Mounted in the rear is a Honda K20 engine using custom mounting brackets and Hasport engine mounts… If you want to see more of the build, CLICK HERE….


Full Spoon Sports S2000 catalog build on display…



It’s been a while since we last saw Alex Colon’s Civic. I think it was last seen at the 2014 Eibach Honda Meet. Not much has changed since then but unless you saw it at Eibach, you probably didn’t notice that he added NBC Racing front fenders and a J’s Racing front lip….



Brian Hua’s K-swapped DB8 Integra track car with JDM ITR front end, Mugen front bumper, and custom front splitter. Also notice the J’s Racing front fenders and Voltex rear wing…


Before I left, I stopped by to chat with Loi Hua from Loi-Spec Garage for a bit and he tells me that he recently hit his personal best at Button Willow running a 2:00 lap time. Looks like things have gone well for him after ditching his ITR motor for a K20 and he is looking to get faster by next year. At The West Coast Collective, he put his First Molding front lip back on and showed off his brand new 15×8 Volk Racing TE37s….

I left soon after to make the drive down to Long Beach for the annual Japanese Classic Car Show. Wish I could have stuck around because it looked like everyone was having a blast but duty calls and I didn’t want to miss JCCS again. Thanks for looking and stayed tuned for coverage of that coming real soon!!…

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  1. The S2000 with the fake wheels and seats… i wonder if the owner knew? People buy canada brides all day thinking theyre real so i just feel bad for this guy. Probably got duped from a homie claiming the stuff was real…

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