I’m a pretty unorganized person , for example, one time I booked a flight for the wrong week 3 months ahead and didn’t find out until I showed up to the airport and realized I was flying out 3 weeks later…… I don’t know how or why, but I thought the Petersen Japanese Car meetup was a week earlier than when it actually was.
Since I thought the meet was a week earlier than when it actually was, I washed my car a day and week too early….. I took a picture of my car fresh out of the car wash, I don’t go too crazy detailing, I usually take it to a DIY coin carwash place and spray down my car and dry with micro fiber towels, Costco micro fiber towels, only the best. What you can’t really see is the crazy amount of scratches I have underneath my bumper for scraping the hell out of it all over LA……I can’t image what my subframe looks like, I’m sure it’s beat to death now since I’ve been force to daily the car recently…
I meet up with my buddy Alvin and gave him this Spoon Reservoir cover I got from Japan. Honestly it looks a bit cheesy, something about that S in the spoon font….. This Evening he just got back from his first track day so he was super stoked.
The Car wash was Saturday night. Sunday rolled around, I woke up fucking early, picked up Alvin, and off to what I thought was gonna be a JDM car meet. Something was definitely going on at the Petersen since we got passed by a few cars on the road heading to the museum parking structure. I thought it was funny that the cars that passed us were non-Japanese cars like this Mustang……This mustang was actually in front of us getting into the parking structure and was driven by Automotive Designer, Henrik Fisker, ex-ceo of Fisker Automotive. This Mustang is a special edition designed by Fisker himself, I personally think it’s god awful ugly…..You can definitely bet after the show, I was waiting for this car to drive off and crash into something like most mustangs leaving car meets.
The meet is called the Petersen Breakfast cruise-in….. It is open to all makes and models. The Petersen provides free Coffee and Bagels to everyone that attends. There was a good representation of Porsche air-cooled goodness.
Alvin thought the color on this car was rad, he told me it reminds him of butter.
Some dude showed up in a bikini top Miata, of course I didn’t get a picture of it. The miata rocks a Maruha Timing cover, and a Kraftwerks SuperCharger. He told me it puts down 240whp. He tracks his car often and said his Tein EDFC active suspension system really helps rough tracks since the suspension auto adjusts itself to the condition while he is driving…. Suspension has sure come a long way.
Ferrari Testarossa goodness.
This Red and Black Ferrari Testarossa combo was pretty awesome.
Aston Martin DB7, these cars have aged well, it is still a stunner.
And where there is a Aston Martin DB7 there must be a Aston Martin DB8 near by!
I love how the weave of the carbon fiber meets in the middle.
I was not too sure what this was, I’m assuming it is some sort of rebodied Porsche…..
That is what gave me that clue. I’m sure someone can chime in and let me know what this is.
Lotus 7, Caterham, Kit car, one of the above…..My Friend Chris with the Lotus runs the same Toyo R888 on his car in what looks like the same width….I wonder if it’s a Lotus thing.
A Lamborghini Diablo VT showed up like a boss. Check out those exhaust pipes!
Another car that showed up like a boss was this Toyota Starlet. I got a soft spot for well done starlets. Even dudes in Ferraris were breaking their necks staring at this car.
Especially when they are rocking a 4AG that is carbed!
Clean Datsuns 240Z like this car are getting harder and harder to find.
All different types of cars showed up.
There was a whole crew of BMW Z8s that showed up. Seeing one BMW Z8 is a treat in the wild, but seeing a whole row of them in different colors was something else. There was probably 9+ BMW Z8 in attendance.
The reason for the large BMW Z8 turnout is because Henrik Fisker was in attendance, who also designed this car….All the owners got their cars signed.
Like this particular BMW Z8 that is an extremely rare Alpina version.
I’m liking that Silver on Red! Reminds me of a certain S2k 🙂
That guy with a grey cap is actually famous Youtubber Alejandro Salomon, aka Salomondrin. He’s an enthusists that drives and owns more than his fare share of exotic cars.
Like this Dodge Viper ACR!
I was really feeling the colors on this Ferrari, the blue calipers really stick out on this grey car and the HRE wheels really make it pop.
I’m a sucker for Red interiors, especially on white cars. This Mercedes Benz 250SE is a proper cruiser.
Voltex wings on Nissan GTRs, so right.
The interior of the Diablo VT is fresh as hell…..
I feel like I’m getting jaded living in SoCal. 2 hellcats, a BMW M5, and a Mercedes Benz GT roll in and I wasn’t even excited……..
The event is only a few hours long, so people started rolling out…….
After the morning meet, we hung out at our friend Chris’s house. He was assisting me correcting some fitment issues I had with my Ap2 taillights I installed years ago that was bothering me…..It is better now, but I feel like I need to find a better solution to make it even more flush. Chris is a Mechanical Engineer by trade and he makes his old Custom wings for the S2000. They are extremely secure and actually engineered and tested, unlike other brands…..*ahem battle aero*…… Check it out here
He also helped me put on my H Badge sticker I bought from Japan. It covers the holes in the trunk left by my old emblem. I’m really bad at putting on stickers, I always end up getting air bubbles in them one way or another. I think it looks great, very Porsche GT3RS-esque.