The Chronicles x Nemo’s Garage Meet 2016 Coverage…

June seemed like a nice slow month without anything car-related going on so one day, Yuta and I decided to host a meet over at Nemos-Garage. The shop was just opened up a couple months ago and has been doing pretty well, so it was a good time to have a shindig to see some cars. I don’t rarely ever go to the Inland Empire, but of course, when I do, it has to be the hottest day of the fucking year, haha. I swear, we didn’t intentionally plan this meet on this day with the understanding that it was going to be hell on Earth. I don’t know how or why you guys were down to come out, but sure enough, we had a pretty decent-sized meet that day. It is always nice to have a get together to hang out with friends and I’m glad people were able to stick out the rough weather. Tiffanie and myself were hiding out inside the office because there was A/C blasting, but did find some time to walk around to shoot some photos. Things have been pretty busy over here at The Chronicles HQ so I barely had the time to go through the photos until yesterday. As I am typing this, I am also trying to remember everything that I need for my trip to Seattle in a few hours. I’m doing my annual trip up there to go shoot some cars for some magazine publications and this month seemed like the best time to do it. Being that it is so hot lately in California, it sounds amazing to be able to escape to the Pacific Northwest. It’s always nice up there during this time and the sun doesn’t set until like 9-9:30 so it leaves plenty of time to shoot…

Umm, there are some things that I’d like to discuss with you guys in regards to Nemos-Garage and its future, but I feel it is better to be explained at a different time. They got some good parts and stuff in stock, so head over there and order-up if you need anything. They are currently the only shop in California to stock Exceed SSD coilovers but I believe there are only a few sets left so jump on those while you can. We’ve been testing them lately and guys have been giving us amazing reviews on them so far. If you’re in the market for some great dampers, definitely try those out. Anyways, I gotta get back to packing and getting all my gear ready for this weekend. Enjoy the photos below and there will be plenty of new updates to come next week. I plan to do quite a bit in Seattle so I’ll try to show you guys as much of my adventures as I can…

Have a good weekend folks!

The Chronicles x Nemos-Garage “Grand Opening” Meet

Inland Empire, CA

Words by: Stickydiljoe

Photos by: Stickydiljoe & Tiffanie Marie

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Kemritte’s TE72 Corolla powered by a 20-valve 4A-GE motor. He recently just came back from Oregon after competing in the West Coast leg of the new Final Bout drift series…

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Luis Chavez’s AE86 Corolla on Work Equip 03 wheels wearing Runfree aero…

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DA Integra with a clean set of old school SSR Defi wheels…

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Symple Speed Garage Mugen Ferio-inspired Civic sedan build…

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Robert Perez’s completely Spoon Sports-themed Civic build…

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Nansi Hernandez’s RHD K-swapped Honda Civic with First Molding front lip, J’s Racing front fenders, Volk TE37SL, and a Battle Craft fiberglass hood in its original foreskin-toned finish, which for whatever reason, people have decided is cool even though we have no idea why no one wants to ever paint them. Kristian Wong was originally the guy who first started rocking his hood like that just because he didn’t have the funds to paint the hood, now it somehow turned into a “thing”… Yuta and I just scratch our heads and chuckle every time a unpainted Battlecraft hood shows up at an event unpainted…

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This Civic has a nice assortment of parts on it, but it is easy to detract from that because of the obvious shaved side moldings on the body. Well, as it turns out, this Civic is the owner’s first car that he’s had for 5+ years now and his dad helped him acquire the car back then with the shaved moldings and all. The car holds a particular amount of sentimental value so he just decided to keep modding the car as-is…

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Really clean cream-colored EF Civic hatchback sitting on a rare set of SSR Hiro V1 wheels. Nice-touch with the custom-fabricated intake arm…

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Supercharged AP1 S2000 wearing J’s Racing rear flares, J’s front fenders, and Volk TE37V…

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Single-cam EF hatchback looking period-correct on old Heroes Racing wheels…

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K-swapped Civic built for circuit-duty with full aero package, Eibach Multi Pro R2 suspension, and Wilwood brakes…

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White OG Work Ewing wheels on this RHD Honda Domani…

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This K-swapped EF from Central California is a regular whenever there is event coverage of any show or meet out here in California. Props to him for always showing up for pretty much everything…

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EM1 Civic SI coupe slammed on deep-dish Work Equip 03…

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This Datsun Z was probably the nicest build of the entire meet. It sort of came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. The body was pristine and the two-tone finish is a nice touch. Always good to see Star Road wheels as well…

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Under the long hood of the S30Z is an L-series engine with Mikuni carbs. Just a beautiful build overall…

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Another really nice build was this B-series powered Civic running Chargespeed wide fenders and First Molding front lip. I like the carbon brake ducts and the nicely-executed engine bay. Overall a very well-assembled Honda with a good selection of parts…

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Everyone loves Midori Green Civics, especially with JDM EK4 SiR bumpers, moldings, and Volk CE28Ns…

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This RHD Civic coupe looked good under the bright hot sun with custom-built Regamaster EVO wheels…

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I’ve always been a big fan of Erico Meollo’s Civic. He has one of the best-looking engine bays and the coolest thing about it is that he decided to keep the single-cam motor in it. You don’t see many people giving the D-series love and he’s probably one of the best at making it look good. The custom re-lipped BBR Comp wheels are a nice new addition…

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DPK David’s Lexus LS430 bagged on Airrex suspension and 20-inch Leon Hardiritt Ordens…

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DPK Chuy’s Phoenix Yellow Integra Type R on Magnesium Blue Volk CEs…

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Beautifully-executed Spoon Sports S-Tai AP2 S2000 on Rays wheels…

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Apex Blue S2000 CR with Endless big brakes and bronze Mugen MF10 wheels…

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RHD EF8 CR-X SiR on Mugen RnR wheels straight from the Japanese Domestic Market…

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Right next to the Japanese EF8 was an EF8-styled white CR-X with the JDM front end sitting on Mugen NR10R wheels…

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Completing the trio was another black EF8 JDM SiR, this one owned by Jose Jaimes, which also sits on Mugen NR10Rs…

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A rare sight to see Luis Jaimes’ Mugen-themed Civic with its hood still on…

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Civic coupe reppin’ Hasback crew on Spoon SW388 wheels with a BackYard Special front lip and ARC Magic winglets…

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Son Mustafa’s long-time Civic hatchback build looking great as always with the Mugen SS front lip and Dunlop Formula Hart wheels…

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Ryan Constantino’s Advan-inspired EF track car which regularly competes in the VTEC Club series…

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Kristian Wong finally decided to finish-up his D-series powered Integra and got it running just in time for the meet. This was actually his first time driving it anywhere other than around the parking lot inside SP Engineering. He built his Integra specifically to drive in the N2 Class in the VTEC Club series, and while a bit bizarre for an Integra, is built with a goal of pure function in mind. Kristian always builds some pretty interesting cars so it almost wasn’t a surprise when we all found out that he was building a single-cam Integra. If you care to see how it does, it will actually be competing in this weekend’s VTEC Club event…

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Angel Torres’ EM1 turbocharged K-swapped coupe finally together and on display…

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If you follow this site, you’ve undoubtedly seen this car a whole lot lately so it really needs no introduction…

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Joseph LaFlare’s daily Civic coupe rocking rare Bomex side mirrors and a mismatched set of SSR wheels. Up front are SSR Type-Vs and in the back are SSR Type-X…

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J32A-powered Civic SI coupe on 16-inch Regamaster EVOs…

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Justin Yoo’s newly supercharged AP2 S2000 track vehicle representing Narita Dog Fight….

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Nice mix of modern and old school with this Scion FR-S on RS Watanabe wheels…

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Kristian Wong’s Honda CR-V daily with a JDM CR-V front bumper and Sprint Hart wheels…

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Another angle of Justin’s S2000 on AME Tracer wheels…

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Amazing-looking Porsche 964 slammed on BBS wheels tucked away in the corner of the large parking lot that hosted the meet…

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Red EF hatchback on SSR Bang Vec wheels…

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Notice how the hood is slightly trimmed to clear the K-motor…

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One more of the K20 Civic track car…

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Thanks to this lovely couple for making it out to the meet…

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Kristian and Doge…

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Love the new larger-size TE37V wheels…

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Not the “Dog” in Narita Dog Fight…

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Proper photo stance…

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Teehee72 from the Sneeky Kids crew…

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Coupes always look pretty cool with the Mugen Ferio rear spoilers…

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Yuta Akaishi’s 4-door Civic which was a perfectly comfortable daily driver that he decided to slam to the ground on WEDS Kranze wheels and Exceed SSD coilvers. This actually used to be Jonathan Wong’s black beater but he sold it off to Yuta and now it has become a project…

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One more of Joe’s coupe…

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Run Free or die hard…

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SSR Type-F wheels always look good on S2000s, especially with a meaty tire and Voltex aero…

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One of the best Spoon Sports-themed Honda builds you will find anywhere…

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Mugen Ferio lips are always a nice touch, as are Denji projector headlights…

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David’s UCF30 with just the right amount of front camber now…

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…and we wrap things up with Angel Torres’ supercharged K-powered Civic race car…

That’s a wrap folks. Thanks to everyone for coming out that day, especially with the hot ass weather, and hanging out with us that day. For those of you in the Pacific Northwest area, we will be up there this weekend so make sure to stop by our meet at Alki Beach!! See you there. Everyone else, I’ll see you real soon or whenever…

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