Yup, she’s the owner of the Supra. “Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?”
The owner modified his E30 M3 with the mindset of keeping the beauty of the OEM design. Enthusiasts will appreciate the selection of mods but to others, it’s just another BMW.
Lately, I have experienced a rekindling of fondness for the Lexus IS300, partly because of the car pictured below. I first came across the car while it was being worked on at Garage Life. Pictures of the car surfaced afterward as the owner brought it to a few events.
I don’t know if the car does any track duty but regardless, I like the track inspired build. The canards, splitter, and over fenders make it very agressive. The red stripe across the license plate is a unique touch that mimics those in Japan.
Some might think the wing is overkill but I like it! I think it ties the whole car together and frankly, the car would be incomplete without it.
I still want a IS300 but the practical side of me wishes it got better MPG. It’s worth a reconsideration when my commute isn’t so bad.
I’m surprised to hear the separate of Hyundai and Rhys Millen Motorsport by the end of the competition year. Rhys Millen has heavily campaigned for Hyundai in various motorsport series, notably Formula D, Global RallyCross, and Pikes Peak. His efforts surely have gained exposure and elevated the popularity of the car manufacturer with the audience. He has injected a “coolness” factor into the Hyundai image.
Rhys has run a fairly successful program, especially with his recent Formula D win and record breaking time at Pikes Peak. Therefore, it’s unlikely that the termination is due to his poor performance. Even though Rhys has seen on-track success, he’s not very popular off-track. He lacks the charisma that other drivers have in order to build his brand. Maybe this led to poor transition of motorsport exposure to actual showroom sales? After all, motorsport enthusiasts represent a niche audience.
But it doesn’t seem like Hyundai is pulling entirely out of motorsports. There are talks that they are considering a return to FIA World Rally Championship. Perhaps Hyundai feels like they have achieved sufficient exposure in North America and is now concentrating on the European market?
I wonder what’s to become of RMR and the competition vehicles. Will the machines be retired or will he continue running them next year? Seems like a waste if they are to be put away for storage especially the new Genesis Coupe chassis that was completed this year.
I enjoyed Spocom last year and was looking forward to attending this year again. The show itself wasn’t very big but there was a nice, diverse collection of cars. It wasn’t took crowded either which is a plus. I hate going to a show where I could barely move around, let alone take pictures.
Upon entering, I saw Viet Nguyen’s Infiniti FX35 in the TWC area. I remember this car was all the craze years back. It would Best of Show at every event it entered. Last I read, around 2~3 years ago, the owner retired the car from the show circuit but it looks like the car has made it’s return. The greatest never wants to quit, right?
Another car that I was surprised to see in the TWC lineup was David Huang’s IS300. Much like the FX35, this car is legendary. From the bells and whistles of the 1000 hp 2JZ swap to the Maziora paint, this car has got it all.
I haven’t heard or seen much from TWC lately but it seems like the group is making a comeback. I remember when the group primarily consisted of BMW’s, especially E46′s. I would go to their website to check out their members’ cars. I didn’t even have my driver’s license back then.
This is my first time checking out the FR-S in the flesh and I’m impressed. When I walked up next to it, I was amazed at how low the car was. The engine sat tucked in the bay. It was very cool to see that the engineers designed the car with performance and driving balance in mind.
An E36 M3 fully tat’ed up.
I feel like more people are getting into the E30 M3. Instead of being owned by old, white folks, the car is gaining popularity with the younger crowd and many coming from owning newer E46 and E9x M3′s. It’s cool to see less traditional paths taken in modifying these cars.
Veilside NSX. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one.
This is the car that I was hoping to see. Can’t get enough of this car….
Those in the stance game are always pushing the boundaries. It’s amazing how people can run such crazy setups.
Different color on this 370z. I like it.
Evo IX or Evo X?
Funny license plate. Only Canto’s would understand.
This NSX has been gaining attention lately.
That’s it for Spocom 2012. Didn’t take too many shots because there are already dozens of blogs out there doing coverage. Just took what appealed to me. I think the show still has room to grow in the current venue. Some area were sparse, especially towards the back but I would take quality over quantity any day.