Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Gentle Beast

 August 30, 2014 - Pasadena, CA - What's a good way to spend the long weekend holiday here in SoCal? How about doing a photo shoot of Boyce's The Gentle Beast from SoCalValley86. It's been awhile since the last time we shot his car, until he recently made changes to his hot lava FRS and equipped it with a Charge Speed Body kit and adding more power using a Jackson Racing  supercharger system. His build is not yet done and He is  currently awaiting for more parts to arrive so expect more soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the photos I took and hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

11 Years of Sideways

April 5, 2014 - Long Beach, CA - Chris Forsberg of Team Hankook Tire takes first place to start off the eleventh season of Formula Drift at the Streets of Long Beach with a leading championship points of 104.50. Kenneth Moen with Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX got second place with 84.50 points and last years champion Micheal Essa with Yokohama BMW M3 took third with 74 points.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Subies On A Sunday

Los Angeles, CA - January 5, 2014 - Start off the New Year right by having a photo shoot on the first Sunday of the year. I had the chance to shoot two clean WRX owned by Luis (blue) & Alex (white) near Dodger Stadium. Unfortunately, the roads to where the locations are were unforgiving, but that's what it's made for right?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thank You Speedhunters

I have always been a fan of Speedhunters and they have been an inspiration for me to take photos of cars. So I was really psyched when I found out that my photos have been selected for the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER How To Be The Speedhunter, The Flash Theme, The Photo Guide Theme, the 911 theme, fresh perspectives, depth of field theme, American theme, shutter speed theme, between the lines, its been awhile and a matter of composition I just want to say thank you to Speedhunters Paddy McGrath for the opportunity. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

R-Rydes Project Silver Bullet

December 16, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - Last weekend, I had the opportunity to do a photo session with team R-Rydes Giovannie Colon's Evo X Project Silver Bullet. Equipped with a C-West Cyber Aero parts and Victory Function's VF-01 fenders makes this a one of a kind machine which creates a very clean and aggressive look. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Big Smile

October 28, 2013 - What a way to start my Monday morning when I got a message from Randi Bentia of PASMAG for featuring me as Photographer Spotlight. A big thank you to Randi and the PASMAG team for this opportunity.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Formula Drift Ten Years After

October 12, 2013 - Irwindale, CA - After a decade, Formula Drift has gained enormous fans and there is no sign of slowing down of this action packed series. The packed grandstand show proof that every year the popularity of drifting is growing and new drivers are emerging every season.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday at Always Evolving Garage

September 7, 2013 - Valencia, CA - I Woke up early on a weekend to visit Always Evolving since they have a meet every first Saturday of the month. Upon arriving at the location, lo and behold I was impressed at the cars displayed. Always Evolving competes in the Pirelli World Challenge and most of the  services they offer are for high profile vehicles based on what I have seen. Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is also part of the Always Evolving team which is why a couple of cars displayed resembles some cars from the movie.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

86fest II, The Ultimate 86 Gathering

Photo: Jason Kusagaya
August 11, 2013 - Fontana, CA - 86Fest II is claimed to be the largest 86 gathering in North America and the organizers definitely delivered and showed the attendees that it's not just all talk. A large number of car enthusiast, from the Toyota classics and to the future classic FRS/BRZ swarmed the  lot of the  Auto Club Speedway  to share their ardor to other people. The event consists of vendors showcasing their latest products, appearances by pro drivers and on the other side of the lot is an auto-x. There was a bit of confusion for some attendees in regards to finding a parking spot as there was not enough sign which I'm sure that they will be able to plan it better on the next 86fest. Aside from that, congratulations to the 86fest team for a successful event.
A bit off topic here, I just want to share my story as recently, I have been going to a lot of local GT86 meets and there is one thing that I realized about Toyota owners and that is their admiration for the brand. I personally don't own a Toyota car but I would buy one in the future if given the chance, not just for its reliability or its value for money which most of us already know. But instead, it's the attachment between the owners and to their cars that I have observed which convinced me. A few months ago, I had the chance to meet Tada-San, the Chief Engineer of the Toyota GT 86 at a meet in Irvine, CA and he is such a down to earth person. These experiences of being able to meet a VIP means a lot as they represent the company and they showed that they do care to people who support their brand.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Santa Clarita Hot Import Car Show

August 3, 2013 - Valencia, CA - Living in the Santa Clarita area sure is a pain when most car events are held near downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach and Irvine. But after some years of attending car shows, this was the first time that I traveled less than an hour to attend an event, actually it only took me 5 minutes to get there from where I live. Upon arriving at the lot, I saw a lot of familiar cars displayed at the show like Team Emperor Motorsports, which showed their presence by having a large number of members exhibiting and a few but impressive cars from R-Rydes. Even though it was hard to take photos at the Xtreme Audio Creations booth as the cars were parked too close to each other, they showcased good quality cars especially the white Lexus IS. I am optimistic this won't be the last as the show has lots of potential considering this is the first Import car show in the city and hopefully the next one would be twice as good as this.