Illest Pop-Up & Car Meet 2021 Photos…


It seems that these days during these strange times, I’m either at the shop, at home, or at Rodeo Public Market for a car meet. Admittedly, I don’t get out as much these days for obvious reasons, but whenever there is something going on that is car-related down in Stanton, California, I’ll try to be there for it. It’s just a good central location to see some car stuff where my friends and I can meet up for a little bit to shoot the shit. I’m always looking for good content as well for the Vlogs and the car meets that are hosted there usually offer some pretty decent builds. Variety is also good too so you’ll see a little bit of everything at the Brekkie gatherings. While I was at the last event, my buddy Mark invited me to the Illest Pop-Up and Car Meet. They were set to drop some new merchandise and wanted to have a car meet at Rodeo Public Market since everyone was already pretty familiar with the locale. I hit up Der to see if he wanted to meet me there before we came back to the shop to work on his Civic and he had a roll of film to finish off anyway. We didn’t stay very long since Der was waiting for someone to drop off some parts he had purchased at the shop but I did manage to get some photos and video in the brief time we were there. Unlike the Brekkie meets which happen in the early mornings, this event was held during the late afternoon so it provided some pretty great lighting for photos. The new Vlog episode which includes content from this meet drops this Thursday 2/18 so come back for that. It’s a pretty great episode, if you enjoy our usual content, and the visual style of the channel is changing as well so it’d be cool to hear some feedback on it from you guys. Below are the photos of some of the cars that caught my eye. Thanks to Mark for the invite and you guys for giving these photos a look…

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Brian and Julia’s family hauler stopped by the meet for a quick bite and some car talk with friends…

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Finally got to see the new Volk Racing 21C wheels on Jonny Grunwald’s TCP Magic widebody FD RX-7…

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I’ve been wanting to see these wheels for a while now ever since photos first surfaced of them online. The face is very much inspired by the classic Volk CV-Pro but modernized now with Rays’ signature bronze finish and a deep step-lip…

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Grunwald is actually the first to have a set of these in North America. I can’t wait to see how they look when he tears off the blue vinyl wrap and the RX-7 reverts back to its original white form…

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Daniel Song’s ’72 Datsun 240Z wearing ZG flares, a Type 1 front lip, and staggered Volk Racing TE37V…

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DJ Inch’s bagged Mercedes S124 wagon on BBS wheels…

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Allen Lugue’s gold Run Free AE86 GT-S on silver RS Watanabe wheels…

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Andy’s 1JZ-GTE swapped IS300 bagged and seated on Work VS-KF wheels…

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Ron from AR Motorwerkz’s 991 C4S on custom BBS LM-R wheels…

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Rob from Crooks & Castles’ Lamborghini Murcielago looking great on custom 3-piece BBS LM…

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Been a while since I’ve seen a Rocket Bunny NSX out and about so I was surprised to see this gray one posted right in front of Rodeo Public Market…

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Tommy’s insanely detailed and immaculate ASM-themed Honda S2000 CR build. If you know Tommy, you know his attention to even the smallest of details and his willingness to go all-out on every one of his personal projects…

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I’d like to have him over at the shop one of these days to really go over all the details of this S2000 and showcase the quality of the full catalog of ASM components on Tommy’s CR…

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Brandon’s FK8 Civic Type R featuring a brand new set of bronze Advan TC4 wheels, a Mugen front lip, Mugen sides, and Mugen taillights, though you can’t see them here obviously. Only thing he’s missing is the Mugen rear wing…

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Parked right behind Brandon’s red CTR was Benjamin’s white FK8 R wearing an EVS front lip and a set of refinished “Matte Mag Blue” Desmond Regamaster EVO II wheels…

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Jaycray sold his Lexus LC500 during quarantine and decided to leap at the opportunity to own an Indy Yellow Pearl Acura NSX…

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You have undoubtedly seen Mark’s twin-turbocharged Super Trofeo-kitted Lamborghini Huracan by now, being that it has become one of the more recognized builds out here in Southern California the last few years…

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BBS LM-R wheels on the Huracan with a custom brushed metal finish with a dark tint…

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Just imagine pulling up behind this thing and seeing all the titanium pipes through the rear bumper…

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The Leen Customs Kei truck/van on tiny Hayashi Street wheels…

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Every time I stop by Rodeo Public Market, I always seem to come across at least one of these slammed vintage Mercs in the lot….

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One more shot of Benjamin’s FK8 since I was trying to figure out how to capture the dark blue hue of his Regamaster wheels correctly without them looking black from a distance…

That’s all for today. There’s a new episode of the Vlog premiering this Thursday evening at 7PM PST! Tune in live and chat with us. It’s a ton of fun just shooting the shit with other car enthusiasts from all over the world. Thanks for looking and chat with you all then!…

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2 comments

  1. It is truly refreshing to be able to reconnect with your photo documenting again.

    I dunno, it just feels like they are able to capture the moment that much more especially whenever you feel like looking back.

    Thanks Joey!

  2. salut

    tres bon boulot continuez comme sa ne laché rien

    je suis toutes les videos sur YT

    Merci joey et l’equipe

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