SEMA- Behind the Scenes

As you guys may know, my Hakosuka is being featured in the Eneos booth at this year’s SEMA convention. I arrived early  yesterday (Halloween) to help situate the car.  These are some of my highlights just from the Central Hall.  Keep in mind there were many more builds I would like to share, but they were covered up or debuting through a press event later today.

On a side note, I wanted to use a wider angle lens, but unfortunately forgot that and my CP filter in the hotel.  Luckily the day before the show is just setup/last minute staging and no crowds. I was able to pretty much step back a bit and shoot without worrying about people being in the shot.  Tons more photos to follow over the next several days.  Enjoy these previews for now.

CLICK on the photo for the high res version.

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The above two RWB tandem looked almost identical, but note that they are two different builds.  RWB was EVERYWHERE and they still catch my attention 

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“Enhanced Body” RCF.  Tons of cool carbon fiber and this was repainted to Lexus’ Ultra Sonic Blue.

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Brian Redman/Ronnie Peterson 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL

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The above 930 turbo was amazing. I kept on coming back to take closer looks at this car.

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Very cool 1949 Ford F1 Road Racer with Compound Turbo 1200hp at the Autometer booth.

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Fish’s RWB 964 at the airlift booth. 

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Bagged e30 M3.

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I met up with Big Mike and checked out the debut of his 1992 Prelude. The color and details were amazing. I loved the widebody that was custom made for this car.

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Chris Forsberg’s Datsun S30 with the Carbon Signal Moonbeam Kit

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Umbrella Auto Design debuted their menacing widebody R8.

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Season Closer Meet

Hope to see eeryone at our season closer event in a few weeks.  Details on our facebook event page.

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Chen Huang’s 2000 Acura Integra Type R

Congrats to Chen for making the current issue of Super Street Magazine. Chen met up with me a few months ago in Chicago. After some coffee and what not, we drove to the city to get the feature done.  I would have loved to have gone to Chen’s backyard (Iowa) for the shoot, but unfortunately my schedule was tight. Luckily, Chen is a very laid back and flexible.  As you’ll come to find out, he’ll go just about anywhere with his Type R.

I was actually surprised Chen’s car was published so quickly.  Usually when I shoot a car, it takes 6 months+ to get published due to the amount of planning that goes into an issue.  Sam Du (editor of Super Street), really loved Chen’s car and wanted it for the 20th anniversary issue. I had only a few weeks to complete my editing, but luckily I was able to get it done on time.  Pick up an issue today to get more details on this incredible build, written by Joey Lee from the Chronicles.

Here are some bonus shots from the feature.  Click on each image for a higher res version.

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FNL Saturdays- August 20, 2016

Our next BIG meet is coming up soon! Click here for more info.

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Everett Scott’s S2000

I met up a few weeks ago and took a few shots of Everett Scott’s S2000. He’s been through many transformations, but you can’t beat this look with the Volk TE37v’s. Click on the photo for a higher res image.

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