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

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.3: The VIPS

Some of these are less than traditional, but all have a VIP flavor!

Acura CL painted Laguna blue from a E46 M3, rocking BMW 7 Series wheels:Image

Non traditional wheel color choice, but it works on this stanced Acura RL:Image

Luxury Abstract wheels work wonders on this blacked out toucan-beaked Acura TL:Image

This mask was on the dash of the red-wheeled Acura TL above!Image

Good looking Honda Accord on some wheels I don’t know the name of:Image

Luxury Abstract mesh makes another appearance on this blacked out  Honda Accord:
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Black not your style? How about white on white like this Honda Accord?Image

The BMW 7 series wheels are very popular for VIP on a budget due to their availability and wide 19″ sizes, as shown in chrome on this Infiniti M45:Image

Some really nice custom work on the back bumper of this Infiniti M45:Image

Burgundy paint and bronze lips make this wheel choice pop on this G35:Image

Infiniti M45’s are a staple in the VIP ethos of tuning, and it’s not hard to see why!Image

G35’s are making their mark too, as this example on Weds Kranze Bazreia proves!Image

The lighting wasn’t very good in this shot, but BMW 7 series wheels make a third appearance. Check out the JDM front bumper on this Infiniti M45.Image

G37 looking aggressive!Image

Another Infiniti M45:Image

Another, with a ton of custom bodywork:Image

G37 coupe rolling through:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels work well on this Lexus GS300:Image

The blacked out accents make this Lexus GS430 look menacing:Image

Some rarely seen Work VS-MX on this Lexus SC300:Image

Simple styling and color matching sets this Lexus GS430 off!Image

BMW 7 series wheels on this Nissan 300ZX give it a little VIP style!Image

 

Still more to come from Import Alliance!

 

Greg Leone’s School Bus car hauler and Gymkhana Nissan S13

In response to Alex F’s comment asking for more info on the school bus converted car hauler in my post about Camouflaged cars, here ya go!

Does anyone remember Greg Leone from the MTV show “True Life: I’m a Street Racer”? Well this is his short bus…

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Link below is his twitter, with tons of pics on his build progress and fabrication work!

https://twitter.com/GregLeoneWMD

A pic of both car and bus in an earlier stage of their lives:

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An article from Fabrication life on Greg’s bus and Nissan S13:

http://fabricationlife.com/2011/wmd/

His facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greg-Leone/139611469479179

And a cool story from a guy who met Greg and “Pepper” as the bus is named:

http://asonguntothelord.blogspot.com/2013/03/pepper-saves-day-ephesians-210.html

And how about his car? This thing is sick! Luxury Abstract wheels, S15 front end conversion, military themed details, widebody fenders, cantilevered suspension and much more!

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Import Alliance Summer Meet 2012, part 4: Random Cool Stuff

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