illmotion Sunday School Show and Shine IX – Part 1

Is this a god damn record for having a post up the same day of the show literally after everyone’s had dinner?! I think so… But also because I can’t really do anything except sit in front of the TV or computer anyway. I know, I know – some of you are all like “why does he have to talk about this for car show coverage?” and although it’s not something worth bragging about, it’s a good reason for explaining the future posts for the coverage of the show.

I got “snipped” on Thursday. 3 days before Sunday School. 4 days earlier than the doctor prescribed to be walking around taking pictures of all your cars. Did I plan it that way? No. Was I bummed about it? A little – ONLY because I take a lot of pride in getting good coverage for the show. I enjoy walking around and looking at all the hard work that you guys have to offer. Now, I could’ve just said “fuck it” and went and took pictures of all the cars by myself like I usually do but the direct result of that would be balls the size of melons and you guys sure as shit ain’t worth fucking melon balls. Instead – JC graciously offered to do the coverage for me with a 30 second tutorial of how to do it. I took the liberty of taking pics of whatever I could within walking distance, but once I remembered the words “melon balls”, I said NOPE and that was that. Anyway, maybe a little TMI but I just wanted to give a shout out to JC for doing that for me LOL!

Anyway, this post will be for the pre-show content  and a little of what I could get of roll-in. If you’re looking for your car here, you likely won’t find it unless I happened to capture you driving by… So, sorry I made you read a story of my balls first… I won’t get into details about the show until I start the coverage… Think of this as foreplay. I’ll try to get the first batch up tomorrow.

Met up with the gang at Spec R at 830AM to gather the things and roll out together. Parked next to Joe’s CTR.

Inside the shop was Daniel from Haute AG’s track-prepped M3 sitting front and center of the shop. I decided to snap some pics of it while the morning sun hit it… It’s been a long time since I last shot it – and it’s changed completely since I have.

The livery around the car is inspired by Yokohama/Advan and there are a plethora of “race car” mods on this but it comes together all so well.

Even the windows have the slider piece. A car that would be a real pain in the ass to drive daily…

Yokohama AD08R. Still the most aesthetically pleasing tire to look at IMO. Nice to see it on display.

Back to Daniel’s M3 – a headlight scoop for the engine bay…

However, the M3 is merely just a shell right now with no heart underneath… Not sure on the plans of it but I’m looking forward to whatever is next.

Out back, Joe and Trung were checking tire pressures on Trung’s Voltex S2000…

Sans Joe… lol

Signed Voltex canard by Mr. Voltex himself…

Trung switched over to Advan GT’s to be in the Yoko booth as well… As nice as the Advan GT/Yoko AD08R combo is – it’s hard to deny that the AD08R looks good on pretty much any wheel.

Some other gems in the shop… As it’s shared by Haute AG/Spec R/Alpine Autoworks. A rare Porsche 914…

I think this is Levi’s old EK but I’m not sure if it’s still his or if it’s sold… It’s my first time seeing it in person and I dig the colour!

Right beside it is an FC on mag blue TE37’s

Inside the EK… All gutted with a cross bar…

A work in progress…

Sitting on bronze Mugen MF10’s… Such a great combo.

Another Porsche hiding in the corner…

FD RX7…

I can’t remember but I think this FC was LS-swapped the last time I saw it…

A very rare TRD widebody Supra…

Out front – both of Trung’s cars ready to roll…

Once we got there, the boys went to work on setting up the tents. I basically watched because… Well… Melon balls…

James from Yokohama taking out a display AD08R…

Yokohama welcome mat… I need this for the garage hahaha

As always, the team gets blessed with fantastic weather. There hasn’t been a year with bad weather once – in fact – it’s always super sunny with no wind so everyone just gets farmer tans and sun burns…

I enjoy this view in the early morning… It’s really serene and calming and the skyscrapers add a nice ambiance to it all…

Skittles…

Starting with the roll in shots now… Slammed Civic Si coupe. This gen was a pretty rare gen to see an Si coupe around here. The revision in the headlights are the selling point for me on this gen…

Only one of many lineups during roll-in today… I’d like to add as well that the guys have pretty much mastered the art of roll-in now. I recall in our first few years, there were still some trips and falls during roll-in but man, these guys have it down to the T. Walkie Talkies and everything… It was rare to see it backed up for longer than a few seconds.

STI hatch on Gram Lights

R32 Skyline with a few bolt-on flares, canards and what looks to be a Varis GT wing.

A clean example of a Genesis…

Blue-wrapped BMW 328i on ESR wheels…

See… That morning light though…

Pretty clean Nissan Cima… Don’t see these around too often…

Noel’s S14 from Drift Squad on Work VS-KF’s… Still looks great after all these years…

Part of the Legit Society crew rolling in… These guys are mainly made up of cars from Edmonton with a few here I believe, and they always come in with heavy hitters. I think I might have said this in previous posts but they are all literally Varis/Voltex’d out… Very good examples of strong and true JDM builds.

A new one that I don’t recall ever seeing from them was this Mugen Fit. I have a soft spot for this gen because Diana had one years ago on purple Meisters and Spoon springs and it was clean as fuck. Whenever I see a cleanly modded GE8, I can’t help but admire…

BTS… Does it mean what I think it means? Cause Aria would love the shit out of this car lol.

This bad ass car. I’m going to call it Mater because that’s what it reminds me of and I don’t know anything about trucks… And I’m honestly not trying to offend the owner cause I think it’s cool as hell.

@lsfodirty’s Mode Parfume LS430. I absolutely love how this looks – for a while – he was running stock aero and it looked great but the Mode Parfume just completely changed how it looks.

A little bit of a better shot – he’s also on Alfred’s old Weds Kranze Cerberus III’s that were on his Infiniti M35 years ago… It is truly an underrated wheel and I think because it’s got more ‘wild-styling’ that people tend not to go that route. That’s fair, but if you have the balls to cop ’em and rock ’em well, they are money. I believe he’s also static…

Also – I’m sorry if I don’t know some of your names – I do better by Instagram handles only because I’m exposed to it literally everyday hahaha. If I don’t know your name, I’ll try my best to at least use your username…

A pair of VIP GS300’s…

Ending the roll in with Jesse’s Supra from Lowcals…

I really wish I could’ve gotten more for roll-in, but between this and setting up cars and all the chaos that is roll-in, this was all I could get… Part 2 show coverage coming soon…

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