SEMA was about .. umm .. a month ago and probably all motorheads has probably seen all the of it from online blogs, magazines, and features. This really isn’t a SEMA coverage since all of the people know that reads my junk, all 5 of you, all I post are random crap from things that I do. It’s been quite a while since I actually posted an actual full show coverage but who the hell cares. This is just a quick look of what I did and what I shot using a 8-15 f4L fisheye. Most won’t make sense since it’s stupid walking around with this lens but c’mon, shit looks better with a fisheye… for the most part.
The most hyped up car in the import industry right now, RWB built and owned by Mark Arcenal from Fatlace, Illest fame. Dubbed Pandora One, this car is worth all the hype. See it run on track events this coming season. It is a beaute. Very rock and roll especially the Illest studded front lip. Nice touch. I can forgo with the wheels tho and change it with the RWB SSRs.
Talk about something that’s overly done. I can live with the chrome paint. I think it’s a nice touch actually… but everything else is just not my cup-o-tea. Well, I get it. It’s a build by West Coast Customs and it’s the Tron car. LEDs on the wheel and on the seats, well, pretty much all over the car. I can think of a few other ways to make this look better and make it more Tron-ish. To each it’s own I guess. Still, it’s an R8 so hooozaaaah!
The Pike’s Peak Hill Climb record breaker, Monster Sport’s Suzuki SX4 driven by Monster Tajima. If you’re wondering why it’s called Tajima San is called Monster, you should see what he looks like.
Weird angle? yep.. mind you the camera is approximately a foot from her face, I think I was doing about 10mm on this shot hence the spherical look of the shot. Full Frame + Fisheye is not really the best thing, but it makes for an interesting shot. Yep those are my legs lol. The Wrecker Nicole Reckers… She’s family. Stay Black Sista’
I was just standing a mere 10 feet from the Hankook booth but I can get everything due to the fisheye awesomeness.. if you look closely Lisa is still looking thinking that I was shooting her but in reality, umm, I was, there’s nothing else interesting enough to shoot in this area.
On to the Eneos booth with Ms Cara Skye (More on her later). She an “A” in my book for being Aighttttt. Hehe she’s awesome sauce and she is one half of the girls representing the Eneos booth. And yes that’s our GTR in the background and Tim sweet talking that gentleman to buy more oil.
I believe this was towards the end of the SEMA week. Jen and Cara just chillin’ at the booth. Everyone is exhausted, everyone wants to get some sleep. I for one has about 5 hours of sleep in that week. Cara and I go to SEMA at 8:30-5 then drive back to the hotel that takes about an hour for 1 mile of driving, rest and get ready for an hour or two, the go out till 4 – 5 in the morning sleep for a bit and wake up at 7am. At least I do. Sleep was an option during SEMA week and an option I rarely took.
I have a few more shots that I need to post but I’m working on it little by little. These are the ones that stood out or that caught my eye quick enough before my attention went somewhere else.
SEMA was a lot of fun. From driving there with my Evo by myself, to partying till the sun comes up on the daily, no matter how exhausting it was and the lack of rest I got from doing and going absolutely everywhere it was still worth it. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones are always the best highlights of the trip. New cars, new products, and new projects comes as a mere second. Will I do it again next year? Hmm good question. I’ve been doing this trip for about 6-7 years now and this year might be the last time that I go all week. Maybe pop in and out for a few days next year and not do the whole week like the previous years. Depends on how busy I’ll be I suppose. But still, it’s a year away. I don’t plan that far ahead of time. We’ll see how it goes because by the next year, projects will be coming in and new cars and parts will need a new home and a booth for SEMA 2012. And who am I to refuse them of that privilege. FishEye OUT!