2014 Rewind- Offset Kings Chicago (Part 2 of 5)

Part 2 of 5, more of the roll-in and right when we opened up the doors.

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2014 Rewind- Offset Kings Chicago (Part 1 of 5)

Yesterday I was on the phone with Felix from Fatace to discuss our next collab show. I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so I went on the blog to re-live last year’s event. After going through a few of the pages I realized that I never posted up our photos! Anyways, sorry for the delay and enjoy the shots taken by Greg Szoda of Glock Photo.  There are a ton of shots, so we’ll post these up as a 5 part series. I don’t really have too much time to do much of a write up this time around, but I want to say thanks to our great group of volunteers and the supporters of the event. We have something big planned for this year, so be on the look out for an announcement soon.

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RWB Meeting- Roppongi, Tokyo

A few weeks ago I met up with my good friend Michael Braeuner before he left for Japan. He wanted a few pointers on how to use his newly aquired  DSLR.  I gave him a quick tutorial on how to properly expose photos, and how to use his camera timer in conjunction with a tripod. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I’m happy to say that his shots came out really nice. We’ll have more shots of the Tokyo Auto Salon later on from Mike, but for now here are some pics from Mike’s first stop in Japan- The annual RWB pre-TAS meet. Enjoy the pics-

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Team Proceed

Now that the January issue of Super Street has passed, I thought I should release some additional pics of Team Proceed that did not make the magazine.  What you guys don’t know is that this shoot was insane. It was nice to take an editorial approach for once and leave my lighting at home. However, this was probably the most tiring feature I’ve done to date. The shoot started around 7pm, and I didn’t get home until 6am the next day. The goal was to chronicle the team on a typical night out, and we did exactly that except for some small hiccups.  So without further ado, here are the pics.  Be sure to check out superstreet.com in a few months as they’ll most likely post up the original article.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

We all decided to meet at Leigh’s place.  I think a few of the guys were unsure if they would be able to clear Leigh’s steep driveway, so Josh decided to setup some last minute cleaning across the street.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Chob’s Aristo and Ilia’s Cressida.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Leigh’s supra was parked inside as we discussed the plans for the evening.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Ilia with a very rare car wash.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

We brought all the cars across the street for final adjustments.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Petrol stop before the cruise to the city.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Jos A. Banks… the official outfitter of Team Proceed.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Virtually no lighting outside, so I needed to crank up my ISO to around 2000 or so to get these rollers.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

There were a ton of these confused looks as I tried to explain what I was looking for with hand movements.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Josh’s 180sx on the Eisenhower expressway.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Once we arrived in the city, we ran into some bad luck. Luckily Josh was able to call a homie for a new tie rod.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Chob’s Aristo with the brilliant proceed livery.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

The back of Chob’s bride seat lit up courtesy of a cell phone flash light.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Simba’s car staged for some solo shots. Loving the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” hood.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Aggressive SSR Vienna Courage- just one of the many wheels Simba has in rotation.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Leigh’s Mk3 Supra- “The good side.”

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Rear angle of Ilia’s Cressida on Work XT7’s and Advan T6’s.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Josh’s 180sx

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Great attention to detail with Proceed’s “rose” livery.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Gotta give Ilia props on the “art direction” of this shot.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

We moved locations to this spot after Josh installed his new tie rod.

Team Proceed for Super Street Magazine

Last but not least, one of the final shots that night…

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Rocket Bunny FD

Here is a teaser pic from the current issue of  Super Street Magazine. Check out the feature at your local newsstands for more details and pics of this incredible FD build. We’ll release more after the current issue passes.

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