Sorry for the long pauses between blog posts, I’m crazy busy as life goes on. A few months ago I checked out Import Showoff Little Tokyo…. Import Showoff used to be the premiere car show/meet in SoCal…. but man has times changed, and have changed for the worst! People used to mark this event down on their calendar as THE show to go to, but now it’s only a shadow of its former self. The lot was small, the attendance was low, the car variety was…. minuscule, and the quality of cars itself was to be desired.
Just because you have a car and access to a vinyl machine, putting anime stickers on your car doesn’t make it awesome. Something about the Itasha execution in Japan is vastly different than what people in the USA are doing, maybe something lost in the interpretation? maybe it’s the USDM style of Itasha? I don’t know. Kind of like how some people interpret VIP cars here in the states is so far removed from the Japanese style, VIP-ing a Lexus IS, Honda Civics, and other small cars….. IT NEEDS TO BE A FULL SIZE SEDAN PEOPLE….. went off topic, /end rant.
Probably won’t come back next year, not much to see, would rather eat at Marugame Udon down the street.
This Mercedes caught my eye. I’m a big fan of the burple color of the car, it really pops in the SoCal sun. Stance is great, wheels look rad, I’m definitely feeling the late 80s-90s vibe coming off of this car.
I’m not too knowledgable with Mercedes cars if you can forgive me, so I don’t know exactly what model this is, but man this oozes style. I can totally see Don Johnson with an all white blazer exiting this car after doing lines of coke….
But forreal I’m an S2k guy and what does an S2k guy wanna see…. They wanna see this beauty.
Moses’s NFR Ap2. Side note, I legit thought his name was Nalgas, and when I went to search for nalgas on google, I just saw a bunch of pictures of butts….. Real reason I wanted to check out this car was to check out the ASM BBS clear ways wheels on this car. I think the only set in the USA?
Probably the reason why these might be the only set in the USA is because they’re like ￥120,000- a pop. Yes, per wheel, so 480,000yen total or like $4528 with current exchange rate for the whole set, and of course you have to get it shipped here from Japan…. I mean it’s not terrible if you’re used to German car E88 BBS wheel prices, but a few more grand more expensive than some Volk wheels or even when they re-released, the Mugen MF10s…..
He also has the ASM Wing/Trunk Combo…. The GT-09 trunk + wing. It’s a trunk with the bottom of the wing stands molded into the dry carbon trunk… pretty neat. I remember looking this up on the ASM website awhile back something like 910,000 yen or $8,394.84 with nowadays terrible exchange rate. Of course you have to find a way to bring it back from Japan. Pretty cool seeing it in person! I can’t imagine ASM having that many units left for sale….
He’s also rocking the ASM dry CF bonnet. The dry carbon version of the hood I used to have. Side note, this hood is made by the same people that make the Mugen hood in Saitama, a company called CHALLENGE. That’s why the rain duct setup is similar to the Mugen hood.