You know what’s nice? Having a nice peaceful meet where everyone just chills out and isn’t on high alert for dumb things. Bill had a great idea of organizing an invite-only meet to keep things under control and mutual and it worked out amazingly. I think this is what I’ve been longing for… I had been making myself believe that the bigger the meets, the better – and in some ways they are – we’ve gone through this rollercoaster ride of small meets to big meets to them dying out again, and last year we had finally gotten back to a super meet again and it was exciting. Whenever you’re at the peak of something, you always forget about the bad apples…
It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized it wasn’t about bringing out the entire city to a meet – it’s about bringing out the people that really understand what a car meet is. It’s a meet – not a show or rev competition. Good people, good cars, and a good time. I’ll call it the unofficial “3G meet” because that’s all we really need. Do we need 5G? Sure, but right now there’s highly researched evidence that it causes COVID and Autism so we’ll stick with what we know.
I mentioned yesterday a few times that it’s sad that it has to come to this, but as I was editing photos and just seeing the quality of cars and knowing the face behind most of them – it’s not sad. It’s actually pretty nice, and it was the calmest meet I’ve had in a long time – it brought me inner peace. LOL
Anyway, looks like this is how we’ll progress from now on. Random spots, random times, invite-only. Here’s some quick snaps… I haven’t busted my camera out for a loooooong time. I got most of the cars throughout the afternoon… If I didn’t, you know the reason…
Ryan’s S2000 on Mugen MF10s
Corey’s S2000 on CE28’s
Jason Divina’s Boost Blue FK8 on TE37SL’s. My first time seeing this in person since he put the new wheels on. The guy traded in his black FK8 just for a boost blue one… LOL
Alex Yoon in his newly acquired 3-series wagon on TE37’s
You might recall photoshoots of this guy over the years when Jimmy had it… Still looks fantastic in Alex’s hands.
Adrian’s EJ1 looking real clean
Bronze CE28’s. He said they were dirty so I stayed a little further away 🙂
Paul even came out in his aired out Accord wagon. Literally the only one I’ve ever seen still. Such a great classic.
Jay’s MK4 Jetta aired out on Revolve wheels.
Andrew Kwong’s (AKA my PC GOD/Creator) IS-F with his freshly kitted and painted Aimgain kit. The lines are subtle and blend in extremely well with the stock body lines – in person it looks fantastic. Sitting on the highly underrated Leon Hardiritt Jagers. God, I want to do a VIP build again…
Spencer Hogg’s Tacoma – he’s been decking this thing out weekly, it seems with his youtube video uploads. Digging the new Morimoto headlights on this.
Mike Salek’s new Dodge Viper. This brings me back to my childhood – Ricky used to be obsessed with these things and even to this day, it hasn’t aged one bit.
Still fits in with the cars of today…
Danny’s new M2 – still in a fairly stock form currently. Looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
A wild mini Cooper appears… I’m not sure who the owner is… But it goes to show you that new faces can come and fit in as long as they’re cool LOL
This thing was bad ass – Brandon Line’s MK4 sitting way down low on Work VS-XX’s. I really love the mix of Euro and JDM flavours whenever it happens.
Hella dope. Jason McWang’s MK3.
Another one of my favourites as you may know from some of my meet coverage over the past little bit…
It just sits so perfectly…
And that fitment on Watanabes…
Here’s a wallpaper for you too.
Awesome spread on the dash too. I love how some guys come to a meet, park and set up like they’re at a show. Minimal display but awesome to just walk around and check out.
Jack Connelly’s fairly new Soarer. I see he’s often acquiring all these bad ass JDM classics and fixing them up and this is one of them.
He even cleaned the barrels for me *heart eyes* lol
Mitchell Simon’s GX81. Mitchell has been a longtime supporter of these meets and keeping them cool. Glad to see him coming out 🙂
I wish I had time to build something like this… Ughhh
I guess these classic guys roll in 3’s – A Ken Meri Skyline in extremely pristine condition. FUUUU so good.
This guy wins for cleanest wheels award. Either they’re brand spanking new or he just knows how to clean his wheels… God damn – even the lug nuts are perfect.
PSA for the Subie at Driven that one year that didn’t clean their wheels – come ask this guy. Yes, it’s still something people talk about. No, I won’t let it go.
I would literally eat off of this.
Also took me a while to get this shot of his – what I assume to be – air freshener. The windows were open and it was just flailing around and I must have looked like a perv trying to capture it… But worth it.
Jon’s Mini Cooper sitting on BBS’s. Jon also always comes out to our meets and chills – he’s been a day 1 guy.
Golf R sitting on RE30’s. More Euro/JDM interracial.
Justine Lalicon’s 3-series from Redline Sorority.
Bill eventually showed up in his S15. I know he’s been enjoying driving this thing way too much cause I never see his Focus anymore. Maybe he sold it? LOL jk
Cholo’s Varis FK8. I’m just going to call it that because I know he just got this baller shipment of Varis stuff that I’m pretty sure will debut next year…
I’m going to steal his hood one day too.
I was able to park beside him too – one step closer to stealing the hood. It’s also a nice contrast between Varis and Mugen.
My turd. Whatever.
You don’t see many of these anymore… I still see the rare TRD factory kitted one from time to time and I still want one…
Rich’s IS – I know he’s been actively attending meets and trying to get out as much as he can. He does a lot of the legwork in getting people out 🙂
JC’s IS – as you can clearly tell, his car is missing a layer of CarPro Reload.
Jack’s LS-swapped Silvia on Nismo LMGT4’s – still my favourite combo. 5-spoke concave ftw.
Gran Turismo hood livery…
Martin’s E90 in a chameleon-esque wrap
Random shot I thought was cool…
Jonathan’s S2000 on TE37’s.
Levi’s monster truck GT-R on TE37’s. I know he’s been working hard on trying to get this back to spec and spending a shitload on seals and other random things people don’t see. It was nice to actually see this in person finally – other than his lifted coils – it looks fantastic.
Suyang’s RE-kitted RX7. Another one of my dream cars that I’ll probably never own…
His new RE carbon tail lights.
One more shot…
Sue’s Thunderbird. Always nice to have the T-bird out.
Justin’s new S3 on BBS’s. Super clean and simple. I’m actually surprised it’s not slammed to an undriveable (to me) height LOL
Gerald’s FK8 on 19″ TE37’s
Jacob’s 2-series – I think he sold his Advan’s, so he’s rolling on stockies right now.
Stewie’s FK8 on OG TE37’s and a V-mount Voltex wing. Still probably the only GT wing that looks good on this chassis.
Jonathan’s 3-series coupe on TE37’s
Pat’s Altezza/IS. Recently painted his wheels white for the classic white on black.
Josh’s EG – still one of the best in the game…
Jonathan Gheron’s super clean S3.
Soapherith’s Golf R in a beautiful deep blue
Shawn’s immaculate 370Z. I also still want one of these… I have too much wantsssss
Errol’s FK8 sitting so high he can park above the parking block and you can still probably fist the space under it. Amazing.
Rev’s bagged STI Sedan on ZE40’s.
Eric’s S15 still looking like it hasn’t aged one bit.
Perfect fitment on the SSR’s.
Even R8’s show up!
Jeevs’ EK on MF10’s
Front end shot of Eric’s S15
Bill came over to park beside Eric to have the two S15’s together. Same but different.
Shaylee’s S13 sitting arguably lower than Eric? lol
Mugen rear. Ft Spencer’s Tacoma tail light.
My last shot before I left for the day – super clean Varis Evo X on aggressive TE37’s. Really loved this build. Super clean.