Sema: Suit and Tie edition

“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.

The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.

RVIP Chrysler 300C

The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis (2)

Another Genesis sedan.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis

Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.

RVIP Infiniti M45 (2)

Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?

RVIP Infiniti M45

The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.

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A little more traditional style here!

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Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.

RVIP Lexus LS430

The new Lexus LS.

RVIP Lexus

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Been a long time coming: SEMA 2014

I’ve been out of this site for a long time, but I’m planning to get back into it again. I went to the Sema show and it was an  increbile fulfillment of a childhood dream. I will be back! Here are some highlights of the show.

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Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Inspired by a thread over on vwvortex.com I present Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Toyota pick up on Fuchs wheels:

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Ford Ranger on Mustang wheels:Image

Ford Fusion on Bentley wheels:Image

BMW E36 on X5 wheels:Image

First Gen Camaro on Corvette ZR1 wheels:Image

Chrysler Aries K with SRT4 wheels:Image

Mitsubishi Lancer OZ wheels on a Mitsubishi Colt:Image

Crown Vic wheels on Ford Ranger:Image

 

 

Honda Civic with Jeep Cherokee wheels? Why not?!Image

C4  Corvette sawblades on Chevy BlazerImage

Chrysler 300C

Kicking things off with a VIP style Chrysler 300C on Weds Kranze BazeriaImage

Next up, a “dub style” variant:

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Is there anything that a clean mesh wheel doesn’t look good on?Image

Marching to the beat of a different drum: A road race prepped Chrysler 300C!Image

Sometimes VIP can take on  a different look:

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Gangster whitewalls on a flat black Chrysler 300C? Oh yeah!Image

Believe it or not, but this picture is several years old, before many people were really doing anything with this platform.

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How about that fitment? Hellaflush Chrysler 300C!Image

Two tone working well on this one:

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This is proof-positive that ANYTHING can be fast, even a gigantic luxo-barge can pull tires with enough power and grip!

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How the Japanese do Chrysler 300C:

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SRT-10 Ram wheels on this Chrysler 300C:

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Slammed Chrysler 300C:

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Hellaflush, slammed, deep dish wheels, what more can you ask for? Platinum VIP x Liberty Walk, click the link for more info:

http://www.stancenation.com/2012/12/23/platinum-vip-x-liberty-walk-japan-slammed-chrysler-300/

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