Origin Story + Project Dad Bod 001
Since Importfest, CSCS's Season Finale was the next automotive adventure in Ontario for the SupaDonk. I was told about it by a couple local car bros about the event. I was told it's going to be a big one to end the year.
The drive out to Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga was very nice considering we got to get away from GTA's potholes.
NextMod brought out a full crew of sick builds again, always is a pleasure to photograph their cars.
PFAFF was there as well with their fleet of exotic supercars. Got to see me some MF-10's too, that made me feel good :)
Not quite a full event coverage. Just blabbing from a general admission's perspective. I think next year I'll probably try and score me a media pass. Afterall, nothing beats shooting on track.
I had the pleasure to shoot ImportFest for Drive Marketing Group and SuperStreet just two weeks after moving to Toronto. A good way to start off my adventures on the East Coast? I THINK SO!!
It was my first time doing anything car related on this side of Canada. I arrived at the venue early and got to meet a handful of car owners who were more than friendly. NextMod represented hard with their crew of excellent builds. Black Chrome NSX (NA2) was hella sex. Was good time had? I THINK SO. ;)
The Gentle Rain.
That's the name RWB Canada Number Twelve is given. Name by a man no other than Rauh Welt Begriff's Nakai-San himself.
Retro is the game with this particular Porsche. On this 911, you won't be seeing any giant spoilers or crazy aero. Instead, it is suited to a subtle ducktail, a chill-ass front bumper and bam, wiide fenders.
I was lucky enough to be invited to capture photos of this day with 888 Racing + R&P Motorsports. The size and beauty of this course had blown me away from the moment I ventured out to midfield. Changes in elevation mean disappearing track. Super cool.
Ever since the first time I saw a set of bronze TE's on a BMW, wayyy the F back, I knew deep in my heart that there are ways for Euro's to be cool.
Thankfully, there are a handful of other people who shared the same view as me. My homie Andy and his build is one prime example. :p
Not too long ago I was hired to shoot some product photos for a local tuner, HPA Motorsport, their new K04 Hybrid Turbo upgrade kit for VW and Audi 2.0T’s.
Marcel (owner of HPA) had specifically requested that he wanted details of the turbo and other components captured, in order for them to provide their dealers with proper representation to their products. Simply put, I was left alone in their giant meeting/board room with all the parts and my gear. Fun? Very much so. :)
All in all, it was a pleasure working with car part manufacturers and I’m pleased to help them represent their products as best as I could. Definitely looking forward to doing more work like this!
On our last trip to Tokyo, the wife and I decided that we should take half a day to visit Spoon Sports and grab some sweet shots.
A 15 min walk from Ogikubo Station [荻窪駅] sits Spoon Sports, whose friendly staffs kindly told us they're just an office, and that Type One (their workshop) is another 10 min walk down the same road.
Having visited Spoon Sports and Type One many years ago with A&J (aj-racing.com), I knew where I was going and we quickly found our destination.
A blue and yellow NSX-R greets us right at the second-floor entrance. At this point I already need new underpants, but I kept my cool :p I told the gentleman wrenching under a Honda Jazz that I'm le Canadian and asked if it's cool for me to photograph literally everything in the shop. He nodded yes so out comes the 5D.
Aside from the NA2 Race car, Spoon has recently posted up their Race S2K up for sale and I could spot the car sitting in the corner. One of the techs had just pulled an engine out of a DC5 and was working around there so I didn't want to disturb his work by getting too close.
A super clean, white S600 also sits in the middle of the shop. I drooled all over it for a bit until my wife pointed out that there's another one sitting up above us, and that she likes the other one more (it's Mint colored).
Anyway, enjoy the photos! :)