24k: Dan’s Acura NSX

One of the cars of Winnipeg that I was able to shoot was Dan’s red NSX on gold Regamasters. A pretty nice combination if you ask me…

Who would’ve thought cars like this could come out of Winnipeg? I know I sound like a hater because I know nothing about the car scene out East, except for in Toronto, but GG Winnipeg… GG.

Some quick shots while we were also shooting Benji’s TSX that you may remember from some of my pics at Driven. That’s coming soon… We were running tight on time because this was in between Ryan’s ceremony and dinner. We picked up some lunch at Moxies then headed out.

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We were at the Forks for our first location – it was hot and sunny as F, so consequently it was also busy as F. We didn’t get many pics here but it was a nice location. It was like the equivalent to our Eau Claire in Calgary. This was a quick shot as we were getting ready to leave.

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The gold wheels stand out anywhere… You got all the primary colors in one shot here lol

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Dan and Benji ahead of us while we were in our Town and Country lol.

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A closer look at the gold plating.

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Stanced nicely with a little poke in the rear.

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Stoptech BBK also in red behind the gold.

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One last roller… Unfortunately, I didn’t get as many shots as we were running out of time. A lot of the time was focused on getting shots of Benji’s car because that was what we had originally planned… Glad I got some shots of Dan’s NSX though.

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Just a little teaser of what’s to come. Some of you may have already seen the shot I posted on my Facebook page that shows Benji’s TSX a little more clearer… But for those of you that haven’t seen it, you’re going to want to check it out.

A Taste of Summer

So I finally had a reason to pick up the camera and take some shots – albeit, nothing spectacular since it was more a chill sesh, but still some content…

It was +27C today so we all decided to cruise in the evening to get some ice cream and then we randomly showed up at an S2000 meet. Pretty random, but the weather today was too amazing to just sit inside. It’s practically the first time since we’ve all just hung out and done something rather than work in the garage.

Anyway – just some random shots of this mid-week hang out.

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En route…

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Diana got a few random shots in. Looks like I’m about to pull the e-brake for a mad drift… Not.

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Met up at JC’s. Diana always has to photobomb shit.

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Rich’s car with the fresh VOLK/RAYS stickers applied on his LE37’s

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JC’s car with his new additions – Modellista front lip and Tom’s rear lip. The front part of the lip has a chrome addition that you can barely see but it’s dope.

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Punit’s Integra… His GS is going under the knife soon…

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One of my heap

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This shot turned out all polaroid and shit. Punit was on his phone the whole time – someone tell that guy to get bluetooth…

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JC rollin’

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Punit…

Sorry Rich – by the time I realized that I didn’t adjust my camera properly to get your wheels spinning, it was too late to get one of your car

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Diana got JC and a little bit of Rich in the side mirror…

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Prime parking for Village.

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This is the hipster hang out. Notice the bikes parked on the mid-left there…

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Gang signs and spoon licking. I’m not a huge fan of ice cream (despite my Gelato post yesterday) so I just came to hang.

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Bad pic cause of the shadows. But – note that couple on the right there – JC’s car was breaking their necks the whole damn time we were there. By the time we were ready to go, they practically pounced on him and asked him a bunch of questions. JC’s turn to shine was today.

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Another.

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I liked the shirt.

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Two people unimpressed in this pic… So we just left to go check out the S2000 meet…

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When we got there, we were greeted by Charleston (Justin’s dog)…

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It was a pretty small meet – probably just a little hang out. Whatever, it was good weather, so why not?

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We parked on the other side so we wouldn’t look like posers.

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More chillin’ pics

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Rich wanted a majestic shot. The sky helped…

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Diana wasn’t so majestic…

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Some quick shots of the S2000’s… Corey’s S2000 on bronze CE28’s

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Justin on Corey’s previous set of black TE37’s

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A few more shots of our cars

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Last one all to myself and JC photobombing.

Happy Tuesday!

Extras: Civic x NSX

Been a while since I had time to get on here again. Time is hard to come by nowadays… Anyway, I found a few more extras from Ben and Chris’s shoot where I took some shots of their cars together. Not a whole lot, but enough for some content πŸ™‚

I’ll hopefully have some updates on the FRS soon… I’m awaiting one more piece to the puzzle after almost 2 months of waiting… If I’m lucky, it’ll be here near the end of the week and I’ll be installing on the weekend! Until then, enjoy some shots of two of Victoria’s best together.

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Right Out of the Showroom: Ben’s Acura NSX

Numero Dos! Finally getting around to doing Ben’s NSX post… I know that Ben has been anxiously waiting for a photoshoot and to see the pictures. The pictures should already do all the talking, but let me reinforce them by saying that his NSX is hands down the cleanest and mintiest NSX I have ever seen. In fact, it is probably the most pristine car that I’ve ever shot – and that’s saying a lot. His car literally looks like it drove off the showroom floor that same day I shot it and that always makes for good photos.

The cars on the island are very different from the cars in Calgary in the sense that there is no need for 3M film to protect from rock chips, there’s no fear of damage from salt or snow. There’s an abundance of rain, but poses little threat to the condition of the car compared to snow and salt in other parts of Canada. It’s funny because when I saw the car and how pristine it was, I asked “is there 3M on this?!” and Jackie replied with “No! We don’t need that kind of stuff here!” like I was a fool for asking lol!

The NSX is a car that can turn heads with very little effort – whether you like cars, love cars, or know nothing about cars – the NSX carries almost the same presence of a Unicorn, if you will. Everyone knows what it is, but when you really see one, you can’t help but stare. Ben has built his NSX to really live up to that reputation and you’ll know what I mean as you scroll through the pictures. If you’ve ever seen his car in person, I’m sure you wouldn’t disagree either.

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You know the deal by now… A nice roller by the lake.
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This shot in particular was probably my favourite… The backdrop of the lake as well as the crows flying around even sitting on the bench make for a fitting scenery to match the Berlina Black paint.
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The front end of the NSX is still well beyond it’s time… It rivals many of today’s fronts by miles.
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The exterior of Ben’s NSX includes clean, aesthetic changes as well – His NSX is originally a ’91 but he’s done an ’02 front end conversion.
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The headlights are OEM 2002+ headlights… Again, still better than most headlights made today…
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The classic Volk GT-7 help make Ben’s NSX stand out from the rest. He actually plasti-dipped them before the shoot to replicate almost a matte mag blue versus the original gunmetal and chrome.
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We went on a mini touge run up Mt. Tolmie to get a good view of the Island from the top. Victoria is well-known for it’s beautiful views.
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A better look at the car as a whole – he’s also got 2002 sideskirts as well. They work well the Downforce lip and bumper.
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We walked to the top so that I could see – it’s quite the view too! I wish it was a little sunnier but the overcast worked well for the photoshoots. I think the last time I was in Victoria was almost 20 years ago…
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Inside Ben’s office sits a mint Spoon wheel bolted in with titanium bolts – which comes at no surprise…
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You can see that the center console of Ben’s NSX is extremely simple and clean. He installed an audio delete console and also installed a Bluetooth player that will play music off his phone.
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Another view of the absolutely mint headlights.
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The engine also looks like it’s barely seen the road. The engine work is minimal with a Taitec exhaust paired with Pride headers and test pipe and an HKS intake.
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Over all of it are GT-Spec strut bars.
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Another menacing view – my favourite… Especially when you’re driving in front.
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A view from the rear shows the Downforce rear as well. Another cool tidbit about Ben’s car is his license plate – he saw that someone was selling it in Vancouver and made the trip over and bought it right away. What luck…
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Ben purchased the NSX about 5 years ago – it has been through a few owners that have luckily kept it in the best condition possible and it has also always resided in Victoria. Keeping this close to home!
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Front and center!
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One more for good measure
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It’s hard to get a bad picture of Ben’s NSX. It’s just so damn clean that it would put most black cars to shame… Even my 2014 FRS is not as clean as this lol.
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Forgot to mention that Ben’s hood is also a Seibon NSX-R carbon hood painted to match the rest of the car.
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This photo spot in particular is probably familiar from Chris’s shoot but it worked so well for both of them. The scenery is amazing and I made sure to ask Jackie to bring me to all these spots, as Calgary offers nothing of the sort lol.
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Seeing double. It’s funny because when I ask people to set up for this type of shot, they are confused about what I’m doing until they see the final product.
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The black against the green… Awesome.
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And last one down low to show just how low the NSX sits. Thank you to Ben for allowing me to shoot your car and for also being a good sport for all the shots! Hopefully you all enjoyed this as much as I did shooting it!