Spocom Anaheim 2016 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

Not related to anything that is going on in the post below but man, I am glad that this whole El Nino thing worked out this year because the summer hasn’t been crazy hot like it has been the last couple of years. Usually I’d be sitting in my office chair at the shop with just my underwear on because I’d be sweating fucking balls everywhere. This year, it is still pretty warm but things have been manageable. It has only hit triple digits like, less than a handful of times this summer. Last year I didn’t even want to post any photos or do anything on the internet because I wasn’t sure if my computer would even stay on in the heat. At one point, I grabbed my lap top, walked out to the garage area, and set up a folding table with two fans blowing right at my face because I couldn’t bear the heat. No, I don’t have A/C. Well, okay, I do but honestly, it hasn’t been installed yet and just sits under my other desk. We’ve been meaning to install it but every day when we start to head towards and semblance of installing the damn thing, we decide that it isn’t quite that hot yet so we just leave it under the desk. Literally I can’t even put my feet under that particular desk because there is a A/C unit sitting there. I’m only telling you guys this because I really have nothing to talk about today and no one has been here to keep me entertained at the shop. It’s hot and I got Wekfest shit to prepare for before the weekend so it’s all business here. I think I just haven’t spoken to anyone today, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is starting to get a little too quiet over here with just the vinyl cutting machine running back and forth cutting my decals…

Anways…. Today we are looking at the rest of the photos from the 2016 Spocom Anaheim event. This was there 10-year anniversary event so they really spared no expense when it came to making this show a good one. The model lounge was a bit iffy, but I think that has more to do with the current generation of Instagram models, more so than Spocom not willing to bring in the big guns. By “big guns” I don’t mean huge titties either, I just mean the more “well-known” models. I didn’t look that hard anyway, I swear. Tiffanie was walking the show with me and we just made casual observations. I’m sure all these ladies are working hard and doing their thing to get more exposure on social media and what not. Fucking teeth-whitening creams or lasers or whatever the fuck they are isn’t going to sell itself, right? Man, I am angry today. Seriously though, do you older guys remember the days before all this social media hype came around and models actually had to work hard to get exposure and to get industry jobs? Shit. It seems way too easy now. Go buy some followers and all of a sudden, you’re an internationally-published IG super model. Madness, I tell you. I’m not saying they’re all bad. I know quite a few who are great people and work hard because they take their jobs seriously but social media has left the door way too wide-open for some…

Spocom was a  great event, as always. I look forward to coming back and walking around like I’m half asleep while also taking photos with my tripod-assisted camera. Thanks. Oh, Tiffanie is here, time to go to lunch and talk to another human being.

SPOCOM ANAHEIM 2016

WORDS BY STICKYDILJOE

PHOTOS BY STICKYDILJOE & TIFFANIE MARIE

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Rob Kothenbeutel’s Varis Evo IX with the SSR Professor wheels removed to showcase the Endless brakes front and back…

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Scion FR-S (Scion by Toyota or whatever you’re supposed to call it now) from R-Rydes with Todoroki 30mm wide front fenders to house the SSR Formula Mesh wheels…

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Lexus RC coupe bagged on Airrunner suspension, seated on Infinitewerks forged wheels…

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Also on Infinitewerks wheels was this Lexus LS460 running a K-Break aero kit….

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Evo X from Emperor on Work Wheels…

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The owner of this Voltex Evo carefully setting up his show display…

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In a sea full of lifted trucks on huge wheels, this imported Honda Kei car stood out like a sore thumb…

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Another Evo IX from Emperor, this one wearing Voltex aero, with the front canards removed…

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Sterling Autocon’s 991 GT3 Cup…

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Another look at the WHEELERS M&M Honda Hyper Widebody DC5…

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The Rywire E-AT Civic…

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Yogi’s custom widebody Vertex Digna GS430 which is currently featured over on the Drivingline website…

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Quick adjustments being made to the Airrex suspension on this widebody BMW M3 before the show started…

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Bright orange MK3 Supra with a 2JZ swap featuring plenty of custom 24K gold-plated parts…

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Dinan Motorsport BMW M4…

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Mazda RX-2 looking great on 3-piece BBS wheels…

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Charlie’s FC3S Mazda RX-7 Turbo II wearing a Mazdaspeed front bumper and rockin’ rare SSR Longchamp XR3 wheels…

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Timeless Hakosuka Skyline GT coupe on RS Watanbe wheels…

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Another look at the orange A70 Supra as the owner preps the engine bay for the show…

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Johnny Ngo’s custom widebody Lotus dubbed the “PBJ_Lotus” because the owner claims that all he could afford to eat during this build were peanut butter & jelly sandwiches…

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Car Shop Glow LED taillights on this S2000 which was sadly totalled not long after this event took place…

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Scion FR-S rolling into the show with an Aimgain GT front bumper and TRA Kyoto widebody…

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The guys from Auto Concept Elite came back for the 10-year Anniversary Spocom event with a huge display and a slew of top-tier builds. The way the cars were lined-up made it a bit difficult to shoot so bear with us with the odd angles. Above is Juan Medina’s Z33…

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John Fob’s carbon R35 GTR…

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I remember seeing this S30Z last year at Spocom at the Vibrant booth in its original blue finish. For this year, he linked-up with Auto Concept Elite and came out with a full Gulf-themed livery….

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Tiffanie getting some shots in for me since she has a much steadier hand than I…

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Mugen CL9 TSX that I last saw at the Wekfest LA event getting wiped-down…

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Rare Top Secret “Final Evolution” JZA80 Supra from Auto Concept Elite. If you remember, the original Final Evolution A80 Supra was the car built by Top Secret that had a twin-turbo V12 engine in it…

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Jon Magelssen’s Kazama widebody FD3S RX-7…

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Mode Parfume Lexus LS460 fused with Aimgain GT over fenders and Aimgain GVS wheels…

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WHEELERS’ Varis Arising Evo X at the Toyo Tires display…

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One more shot of the Pandem E36 M3 coupe on Rotiform wheels…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem E46 BMW M3 coupe…

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Glen’s M&M Honda Hyper Widebody S2000 looking much more complete now with the Voltex swan neck wing…

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It almost seems unusual to see a stock body E30 BMW nowadays. This one looked great in silver with the brick red interior and gold BBS RS wheels…

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Enrique’s incredibly well-built JZA80 Supra by Twins Turbo. This Supra also competed in the SEMA “Battle of the Builders” competition last year with the Rywire Integra Type R…

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Looking for the owner to step out of this Mercedes with a giant brick cell phone and white blazer with shoulder pads….

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Leon Casino’s Acura NSX project is looking great these days with all the aero and fresh black paint by Premier Auto Body in NoHo…

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Ranz Motorsports Toyota 2JZ-GTE powered Mercedes coupe…

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A couple more of the “PBJ_Lotus”. I guess those sandwiches worked out because the car looks pretty great…

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Oh damn, one more of the orange Supra after it was all cleaned-up…

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WED’S, SSR, and Rays Engineering wheels all in one shot…

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Randy Riggs’ G35 display. Loving this particular wheel set-up more than the previous, even though we rarely ever see this car on the ground with wheels on it…

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Mode Parfume Prius-R on SSR MKIII Neo…

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Some more detailed shots of the Twins Turbo-built Supra including a look at that crazy clean engine bay…

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Felix’s Nissan Skyline V-Spec II making everyone at Spocom envious, except for the guys from NVUS because they are apparently already in essence either telling someone to envy them or indeed just envious…ahh, I don’t know what I’m saying…

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For once, Yogi’s GS wasn’t heating up everything around it by being left on the entire day with the A/C running. Luckily for the rest of the people at Spocom, Yogi had a wedding to attend earlier in the day to spare the people who worked at WED’S of exhaust inhalation poisoning…

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Incredibly interesting-looking Hyundai that actually drives around like this static without air suspension. Crazy…

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Wrapping it up here with one more look at the CL9 running Mugen aero and 3-piece Work Meister S1 wheels….

Congrats once again to Spocom on ten great years. Here’s to many more. Cheers…

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