Spocom Anaheim 2017 Coverage… Part 3 of 3…

Hopefully you guys have had a chance to listen to the newest podcast I posted the other day. It’s a long listen but we talk about a lot of relevant issues, one of them being Spocom in particular. I also think that it is an important listen too because it talks about the differences between the car show scene of today and how things were back in the early 2000s. You’ll learn something from it, I promise. The podcasts run kinda long because we actually know each other very well so we’re just chatting most of the time and there’s just a very natural flow to it. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, I sure hope you do. It’s an enjoyable experience…

Okay, today, we’re going to be looking at the last batch of photos that I captured during the 2017 Spocom Anaheim event. Most of these photos were taken during the early afternoon before the show started. I had a lot of time on my hands since I rolled my own car into the show pretty early and was just hanging out while the rest of the cars were still setting-up. I always enjoy shooting inside the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s very well-lit and the dark floors actually give a good amount of light-bounce and the cars pop a lot more because of the darker surroundings. I spent a good amount of time just capturing whatever caught my eye but then I had to leave for lunch and by the time I got back, people were starting to crowd into the show so I switched over to doing the Vlog coverage instead. Make sure to head over to the YouTube channel to watch that because it will give you a much more personal feel at the show…

Before I go I’d like to thank Freddie and the guys from Autofashion USA for giving me a prime spot at the Spocom event. Like, they literally put my car right by the front door, which was pretty awesome of them to do since they have so many better cars to put up there. I always appreciate Freddie’s support and if it weren’t for him, I don’t know if I would have even gone to the show this year. He and Kevin made things so easy for me this year. Those dudes are amazing I swear…

On that note, that’s another year for Spocom Anaheim. Looking forward to the next one in 2018…

Enjoy the photos!…

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M&M Honda Hyper Widebody Civic from San Diego, CA. I believe this is one of the first M&M kits over here in North America…

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The engine bay has been smoothed-out and at the center is an H22A engine swap. The firewall has been cleaned-up as well and the brake booster deleted…

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Here’s how the rear end of the M&M Hyper kit looks. Different strokes for different folks so I know many won’t like it. I don’t know, I kinda dig it. Unique to see in the U.S. that’s for sure…

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LS400 reppin’ Central Pine USA running a custom fitted kit, T-Demand suspension, and Work Emitz wheels…

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Aimgain 2GS from Central Pine on SSR Formula Mesh wheels…

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Lexus IS350 on RSV Forged wheels wearing a Clinched widebody kit which adds about 2.3-inches up front on each side and almost 3-inches in the rear…

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Okay, story time…

So while I was walking around the show before the doors opened to the public, I decided to shoot some more and get some good detail shots of Jeremy Allgier’s Prelude. I chatted with Jeremy for a bit and then he went to go eat his hot dog, and I started snapping away. Some random guy comes up to me, probably much younger than I, I imagine he’s in his early 20s, and he approaches me and goes “Hey man, this is a really nice Prelude.”

I’m like “yeah man, it sure is.”

He goes “Is it your’s?”

Uhh.. I mean, I guess it would appear that it might be mine because I’m in the general vicinity of the vehicle but I’m also shooting photos of it with a tripod and all. So I go “nah man, he’s over there eating a hot dog or whatever.”

He responds; “Oh cool, so like, are you shooting for anyone or are you just an Instagram photographer?”

Me: “Uh, nah, I’m just an Instagram photographer I guess.”

He goes “Nice man, well let me give you my card.”

He turns his backpack around to the front and pulls out a lighter and hands it to me…

“Yeah, you can keep the lighter TOO.”

And I guess his business card is this Bic lighter that he put his Instagram user handle on with a vinyl decal.

Strange, but, I can’t knock that hustle I guess.

Thanks, from one “Instagram Photographer” to another.

I was so perplexed by the whole thing that I didn’t even get a chance to take an exterior photo of Jeremy’s Prelude…

Anyways, moving on…

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Jeremy’s engine bay looks pretty amazing with all the ARC parts in the bay, some universal, some meant for the car, and some retrofitted for the H22A…

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Besides all the Abbey Road Company parts, Allgier’s H22A is also highlighted by an old Jackson Racing supercharger which Jeremy has cleaned-up and made like-new….

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Look at all the titanium hardware just on the valve cover alone, along with the ARC wire cover and oil cap…

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This ARC exhaust manifold shield is actually for a Mitsubishi 4G63 motor which Jeremy had fitted to his set-up…

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Another angle of the motor from the supercharger side, with the ARC Induction Box in the distance…

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The interior of Jeremy’s Prelude equipped with AEM electronics and a KEY!S Racing steering wheel. Nice touch with the titanium coffee mug in the center console as well. Talk about details…

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Mode Parfume Phantom GaMu aero kit on this Lexus 2GS built by Autofashion USA and Buddha Concept Designs running Project Mu big brakes front and back along with Work Meister S1 wheels…

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K-Break GS from Endless Projects crew bagged on Airrunner suspension and Work Emitz wheels…

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Lloyd Morales’ Vertex Lang Kouki S14 earning extra brownie points with the Ganador Super Mirrors…

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The front end of Dylan Coleman’s E36 BMW powered by a Nissan RB26 motor with Turbonetics turbo upgrade…

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Liberty Walk R35 GTR on Rotiform wheels produced by LTMW…

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LTMW also helped put this Ferrari F430 Liberty Walk together…

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Pandem widebody E36 BMW M3 coupe on BBS LM…

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Another look at Formula D driver Chris Forsberg’s custom widebody Datsun 240Z on SSR wheels…

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Nice set-up under the hood with the RB25DET engine swap featuring a machined billet valve cover…

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Noel Barnum’s Varis Arising Scion FR-S on his freshly mounted concave bronze Volk TE37 wheels. He actually acquired a set of TE37 Saga wheels as well and they are currently for sale…

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Will’s Pandem BMW E46 M3 from IDL Design USA sitting really nice airred-out on polished Work Meister S1…

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Strasse Sport’s Porsche 991 GT3 in Oslo Blue on fully-polished center-lock Rotiform LSR…

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Hubert Barnum’s JZA80 Supra Turbo on powdercoasted black CCW wheels…

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Jaycray’s Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F on Work Meister L1 wheels and Airlift Performance suspension…

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Aeroflow Dynamics’ widebody Subaru WRX on custom Work VS-XX wheels…

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James Lam’s Porsche 997 on HRE wheels representing IDL Design USA…

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Marshall from Raceworz’ turbocharged DC5 RSX utilizing a Sheepeybuilt manifold and Precision turbocharger…

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Jay’s supercharged Honda S2000 with some custom fabricated pieces from ASC Speed Metal. Outside the AP2 wears J’s front fenders, rear over fenders, and an INGS+1 front bumper…

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RHD-converted Honda Civic coupe on air from Team Elevate…

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The blue engine bay hosts a turbocharged single-cam engine with a coil-over-plug set-up and Golden Eagle intake manifold…

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Rob Kothenbeutel’s Varis Super Taikyu Mitsubishi Evolution eventually won Best of Show at Spocom Anaheim as expected..

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Here’s a look inside the engine bay of Rob’s Evo. I had a chance to shoot some more detail shots of this build after the show. I’m sure you’ll see those some day once I find the time to go through them…

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JZA80 Supra from Auto Concept Elite rocking an extremely rare Top Secret “Final Evolution” kit, which was originally created for the TS8012V project from Top Secret, which hosted a V12 engine swap…

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The U.S. variation of it doesn’t run the V12 set-up however, but hosts a 2JZ-GTE set-up which hosts a catalog of HKS upgrades…

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Nemos-Garage Honda Civic with Japanese FD2R conversion and FEEL’S Twin Cam aero…

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Sprintex supercharged Scion FR-S wearing a complete Vlene widebody kit from Japan…

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This 4-door Integra featured a custom-fitted M&M Honda Hyper Widebody kit which is typically meant for the DC2 coupe chassis…

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Ming’s Mode Parfume GaMu Lexus LS460L on RVL forged wheels…

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Rodney’s Mode Parfume GaMu Toyota Prius on SSR Professor wheels and Airrunner suspension…

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Al’s widebody Lexus 3GS on AG wheels…

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Wrapping-up Spocom Anaheim 2017 coverage with this Junction Produce LS430 on WEDS Kranze Bazreias displayed at the Autofashion USA booth…

That’s all folks. Thanks for looking!…

One thought

  1. “Jaycray’s Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F on Work Meister L1 wheels and Airlift Performance suspension…”

    That’s not correct. It is an RC350 F Sport. Big difference. I hope he hasn’t telling people that it’s an RCF. lol

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