Life: Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar Launch Meet (Part 1)

Last month I checked out the Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar launch in Costa Mesa. It took place at Boden AutoHaus so they were plenty of stance cars on air there. I’m usually not a big fan of stance, regardless I wanted to check it out. They were some quality builds there I’ve only seen online prior. Sorry for lack of polarizer… the pictures are too damn reflective….

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First thing I saw was this Art car inspired Porsche 911

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Costa Mesa Police was there to keep things in order

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They were some S2000s there like this s2k running “Spoon inspired” body parts, like the top, bumper, fenders…. The quarter panels look legit though…. Sometimes I wonder if you spend this much on Shine goods, it’s not that much more for legit bumpers.

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I’ve seen this LTMW Audi R8 all over the interwebs. I must admit it looks better in person.

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Datsun roadster with an ITB Swapped Engine… Not sure what engine this is though

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Them Blue Velocity Stacks….

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Nice VIP Q45 from Central Pine

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Parked behind it was a White Q45 also from Central Pine

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I liked the white build much better

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This Evo with Painted blue calipers and Volk TE37SL caught my eye

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AWD cars were out in numbers

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This Evo X had all sorts of delicious goodies from ColtSpeed

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This Honda CRZ had a bunch needed bumper in power from Jackson Racing with this supercharger

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This widebody Pink STi had everyone’s attention….

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It’s so damn wide

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I am a big fan of this extremely clean Datsun 240z in what my friend calls, “Jizz White” with Gold Work Equip 03. Perfect execution

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You don’t see Bride Gias seats in Porsche 997s too often

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They were in this GMG Porsche 911

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The infamous Michael Mao was there in his NSX

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The RWB cars were out in full force

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The red on this cars in person is so deep, it’s glorious

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Some detail on the vents on the rear over fenders

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Early model Porsche 911 RWB’ed

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Very interesting Smart Car wtih a Voltex wing and coolers of some sort?

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Brand new 911 991 GT3 Cup car on display. I feel like this is what kind of cars we try to emulate….

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Behind it was this GT4 Clubsport

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Massive Motorsports-grade calipers

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Behind the Porsches was this b16 powered Mini Cooper

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and behind that Mini was this Mini Cooper truck

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Supposedly this has a K swap.

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Cars were coming and going all morning.

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I feel like SoCal has so many Evos, more than the parts of the country that could benefit from the AWD system.

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This guy rolled thru bumping music with his fluffy ass dog.

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They were a few NSX at this meet

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Internet famous Datsun Hako-truck

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Supercharged S2k

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This Prius had an insane System in the rear

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I don’t know if this is stock or not, but this ill fitting Carbon Fiber hood made this car seem cheap….

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The Jizz White 240z with a tan baseball glove interior

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Rocket bunny RX7

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I think I’ve heard of this group IacroPhobia in Beijing China….

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This car is what’s wrong with the scene today. All people want to do is build their car for the most attention as fast as possible with no thought put into it…… No attention to detail, no saving up for quality authentic parts, none of that.

Life: Weekend trip to SF/FatLace

This past weekend I took a trip up to San Francisco. I’m not a big fan of SF, something about that City creeps me out….. I prefer NYC over SF, maybe it’s the architecture? I can’t put my finger on it….Or maybe because this trip it was rainy and gloomy all weekend. Since I was in SF for the day, I decided to take advantage of it.

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I saw this interesting Motorcycle Shop in the city….Next to this Crepe and Salad bar.

Since my wife was busy doing something in the city so I took it upon myself to make the drive to FatLace HQ in San Mateo. I’ve seen many pictures of this place on Instgram, but nothing can compare to how infinitely cool this place is in person.

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I rang the bell and someone let me in. I checked out the few shirts they have, and the employee asked if I wanted a tour. I couldn’t say YES fast enough.

My pictures are blurry as shit this post, my battery on my Sony A7 died after 4 shots, I forgot to swap the batteries that were in the car.

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Once again sorry for the blurry ass pictures, most the pictures are iPhone…. Upon entrance to the Garage area I noticed two Initial D arcade machine. How cool is this, this is the definition of a man cave (as much as I hate that phrase). I would love to own one of these in my house.

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After the Initial D machine, my attention shifted to this PRISTINE Porsche 911 933. Hard to believe these things are upwards of 100k USD now, 10 years ago this was probably a 30-40k car…..Maybe if I stop messing around with crappy Hondas I’ll get into these things? Nahhhhhhh…..

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This AE86, I was told belongs to a 6 year old, Mark’s son…… It’s absolutely fresh, everything is done right. I’m so jealous….adopt me?

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Next to the AE86 is this Hakosuka. Two JDM Classic cars next to each other from Japan….. If I had a choice, I don’t know what which one I want…..White is THE color to get these in, the National Racing color of Japan.

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Just when it couldn’t get any better, tucked in the corner is his lift with a KEN MERI and Drifted out 240!

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Outside is their official RWB ramp truck

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I want to live here….

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If you are wondering what those lines are on the floor, this Garage is also a RC drift track on the weekends….

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Another drift car and their Shaved Ice serving VW VAN.

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Taking a cue from Nakai, they have a very RWB style Pool table….

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Another shot of the AE86

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Upstairs there is a small RC shop with an RC drift car track.

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The Track

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The ledge overlooking the RC track on the garage floor

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This post wouldn’t be complete without some S2k Content….It’s Silverstone too 🙂

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Upstairs there is also this room…..

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Outside the shop, there was a very “drift mode” 240sx chillen

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Nice Work VS-KF. I love the Japanese Inspired Styling

After leaving Fatlace, I walked down the street and couldn’t help to notice this car….

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A closer revealed a shop with some pretty interesting cars…

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like this BMW 2002

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Or this Impreza RS…..my wife used to own something like this years ago…. I chatted with the owner of the shop a bit, but didn’t want to impose too much by taking pictures…..

And that concludes my trip to SF!