Nopi Nationals 2006

Decided to dig through the archives and post some old stuff for awhile. Enjoy!DSCN0340

Honda Civic with old school hood graphics at their finest.

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Nissan S13 looking quite period correct for its time.

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This wild Honda Civic drove in pulling a trailer. I can’t imagine what this must have been like to drive at full chat.

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Lexus GS headlights on a VW Beetle with some “interesting” bodywork. 2006, folks.

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This Civic blew me away in 2006 and it is still breaking necks today. I should do a feature on it sometime as the craftsmanship is amazing.

Altima Convertible

Nissan Altima convertible… ooookkkkaaayyyy…

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This Audi was one of the rare cars actually on point.

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This Supra was another. Rear fitment is a little off but other wise pretty well done.

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The Fuzion Tires chop top Jeep Wrangler on some import-tuner style wheels in a eye-catching grape purple paint job.

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I thought this was the cleanest car at Nopi. A Saturn SL2, which had every inch gone over and either upgraded, or refinished to an exceptional level of quality.

Skyline

I didn’t even know how awesome this was, only that I’d never seen a Skyline like this KPGC10 before.

Solstice

NOS sponsored Pontiac Solstice.

R33

Another well done contestant, a gorgeous R33 Skyline on gold BBS wheels.

IS300

Widebodys were everywhere and rarely looked truly “right”, like shown on this Lexus IS300.

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Boser hoods were still all the rage in the euro circles, like this MK3 Jetta demonstrates.

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Pontiac Firebird on Corvette wheels was a bit of a fish out of water among all the imports.

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R32 Skyline on Nismo wheels and wearing a RB Motoring banner. Wonder what happened to this car after Motorex went under?

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GM brought a bunch of modded vehicles every year. In 2006 this banana yellow Pontiac G6 was one of them *shudder*.

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Speaking of shuddering, how many of you would daily this wild Lexus?

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Push me-pull you Acura Integra… Integra’s?

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Nissan Sentra with chameleon paint and a Pulsar GTI-R hood.

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I still think this was a game changer in the Lexus SC game. NOS sponsored drift style, don’t know if it ever competed or was just a show pony.

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Daihatsu pickup. Ridiculous is about the only word I can think of to describe this.

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Last but not least. I believe this was packing decent firepower underhood but some questionable graphics on the exterior.

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Sema: Acura and Honda

This year the domestics were definitely more prevalent than the imports. That being said, Acuras and Hondas:

I was really surprised to see this clean JDM swapped Acura Integra on beautiful Mugen MF10 wheels and powered by an equally gorgeous gold-plated ITB shod K swap.

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I should have taken more pics of this quarter mile monster.  RAcura Integra (4)

The aero on this thing!

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Look! Time travel is possible! It has to be, cause this looks like it came straight from 1999.

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Another top notch build in the Toyo Tires treadpass, a widebody NSX.

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Another shot of the wild Variant Factory NSX.

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This color combo is becoming more common but NSX’s arent!

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Check the details of the rolling stock!

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This one has a bit of a mid 2000’s vibe.

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The Rocket Bunny Acura NSX did not get a good spot in the show and seemed very overlooked. Unfortunate but oh well, what can you do?

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The engine bay setup was pretty on this beast.

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Why no headlights? Because race car!

RAcura RSX

Got camber?

RHonda Accord

Another track prepped machine.

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A few from the Honda Fit showcase.

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Spoon Sports livery looks good on every Honda!

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The wild widebody of the Tjin Edition Honda Fit!  RHonda Fit (10) RHonda Fit (12)

Honda Fit with matching Honda Grom!

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Bisimoto built Fit packing big turbo power!

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Color matched graphics and wheels.  RHonda S2000 (1)

Not something you see everyday, an Amuse kitted S2k.

RHonda S2000 (2) RHonda S2000 (3) RHonda S2000 (4)

 

Sema day four highlights:

Day four was the shortest for me, I regret that I only discovered Toyo Tires awesome treadpass as I was leaving as it may have had the sum total of the coolest metal at the event. Enjoy day four:

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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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Import Alliance 4-16-2010

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Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.4: Cool stuff

So I’m way behind posting up general pics, so enjoy a random mix of cool cars that showed up!

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Cool wheels that work on everything v.7: Buick GNX/ Pontiac Trans Am GTA

These wheels came factory on the Buick GNX, as well as a slightly different version on the the third gen Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA.

These are one-off 18″ versions of the GNX wheels on a GNX.Image

Volvo 240DL on GNX wheelsImage

First Gen Camaro on GNX wheelsImage

 

 

Pontiac GTO on GNX wheelsImage

5th gen F-body Chevy Camaro on GNX wheelsImage

It’s hard to tell, but apparently this Acura Integra is on GTA wheelsImage

Firebird Trans Am on GTA Trans Am wheelsImage

C4 Corvette on GTA wheelsImage

Wish there had been better pics of this Chevy Corvair on GTA wheels.Image

BMW’s bolt pattern is almost identical to GM’s, so here is a BMW 318 on GTA wheels.Image

How unusual is this? A tastefully modified S-body Blazer on Trans Am GTA wheels!Image

Battleship Grey

I’ve noticed this color growing in popularity over the recent years, and it looks good on a variety of cars as you can see!

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