Time to get caught up…

With SEMA around the corner I figured now is as good as a time as any to post up some old content LOL! First off a big congrats to my friends Jay and Karen – they’re getting married!! For those that say “it’s about time” – I always say, somethings are worth the wait!

Be sure to peep out Jay’s FR-S madness here

Aside from that – some pics from the OC Autoshow…yeah, I went with some friends. Hell, it was free – tough to beat!

Some Audi RS7 goodness…yeah, obviously I’ve been paying more attention to the 4-door performance market LOL.
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The view most cars will see.
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BMW ///M6 Gran Coupe – Singapore Grey…hot.
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Mansory Veyron and Aventador Roadster in the Dupont Registry booth
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From C&C 10.14.13

First Ferrari F12 to show up at Cars & Coffee – in white too!! Awesome.
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Another angle…
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Caught a funny convo between some random kid and the kid that happened to be the son of the owner…”is that yours?!?!” SWAG on 100 for the passenger kid. LOL.
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The other kid – jaw still dropped.
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Lambo Newport Beach Event 10.14.13

LP560-4 Spyder…
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Oh my bad, that’s the UGR 1250-4 LOL!!!
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GMG’s GT2 – this car is setup for topspeed runs
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Safety first kids!
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Thats it for now! More “old” updates to come during SEMA week lol!!

Rancho Cucamonga Cars & Coffee

Every time I hear “Rancho Cucamonga” I can’t help but think of the movie “Next Friday” and the fact that it sounds CRAZY far (we pass it on the way to Vegas right?)- So when a buddy asked me if I wanted to roll to an upcoming Cars & Coffee there, I was hesitant at first. I’m literally 7 minutes from Cars & Coffee Irvine (which is why I can make it every Saturday) and this meet was on a Sunday about 50 minutes away. Time is precious (particularly when you have a new baby) but Jeffrey sold it to me as a way to really get some time behind the cars rather than just the quick jump to C&C.
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Yeah, seems even far on a map – I’ve got some GoPro footage I’ll put up later on my upcoming youtube channel LOL. Here’s a quick rolling shot of Jeffrey rocking the Vorsteiner 599-VX on our way to the “IE”.
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The event was put together by an F-Chat member who I assume was from the IE – I had never been to Victoria Gardens, an outdoor mall off of the 15 (pretty sure it was the 15 we exited lol) with a few decent size parking lots to accommodate an early AM car meet – the only caveat was that they asked everyone to leave by 10AM prior to the shops opening.

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Was a nice turnout, much more “cozy” than C&C – which we thought was cool, very grassroots and everyone was chill.
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I happened to park next to this sweet F40. The owner and I had actually met before thru a mutual friend, such an amazing car. He also recently picked up an F50 (WHAT!) so sick.
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Carseats have caught my eye as of lately (shocker LOL) – love the irony of the fire extinguishing system between the carseat and the driver seat…:) Safety first kids.
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Shot of Jeffrey’s 599-VX – Bianco Fuji baby…SO SICK.
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Very sweet white 16M with the CF sideskirt option exposed.
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Really cool looking Lotus 211 I believe?
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Front shot.
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Between the R8 and F40
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Something for everyone – AE86 and FR-S!
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Overall a cool little meet with some nice cars – CNC Exotics (Ontario?) hosted a mini-bbq which we swung by but I sincerely had to get home to the kid so didn’t stay too long. The next event is in Oct. sometime (I believe they’re doing this monthly) so if you happen to be in the IE on an early Sunday AM, might want to check this little gem out 😉

The mother of all C&C’s…Mansory Veyron Vincero, Singer 911, DMC Aventadors, Nissan Juke…

As all 3 readers of this blog know, I’ve been going to Cars & Coffee back when it was Crystal Cove – I’d have to say, this past Saturdays turnout has to be one of the, if not the best, most crowded, highest quality events since its inception. Either that or I was so mesmerized by the high profile cars, I didn’t notice any of the basic stuff in the lot 😉

I was up early than normal thanks to the new kid (Chase) – whom I lovingly call “The Hulk” since you don’t want to make him angry…but secretly, he’s always angry.

Making my way downtown, walking fast fast, faces pass…kidding (you guys remember that song? LOL)- As I walked the usual route towards the lot, I was stopped by the crowd surrounding this.
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Yep, we missed it a few weeks back at the Lambo NB event – but not this time. The Mansory Bugatti Veyron Vincero (say that 3 times fast) – fully shrouded in Carbon Fiber goodness.
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No detail spared…CF EVERYWHERE.
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There was a lot of drool on the floor to say the least.
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Truly bespoke, the interior would’ve had even Yeezus singing cuz I ain’t got the money on me right now.
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There were a total of 4 Bugatti’s that showed up – so everyone woke up in a new Bugatti last Saturday.
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Spencer Berke brought out Symbolic’s Veyron Vitesse – I remember Spence when he was just a kid taking pics of our Porsche’s back in the day. Hard worker, motivator and overall good person, nice to see guys like this do well for themselves.
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Next to the Bugs – Nissan 360 brought out a GTR and this little guy.
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Reminds me I need to upload the Pixar Motorama pics dammit!

2 yes TWO DMC Aventador’s leaving – AYE CARUMBA.
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At this point, I was pretty much spazzing out and couldn’t decide what to take pics of…case in point, my morning convo with RJ and Jon. LOL.
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I ran into Jon a few minutes later, here he is taking a pic of the Mansory Veyron Vincero.
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Peep this ultra slick Porsche 964 from the guys at Rotiform. Re-barreled BBS RS, custom paint – “Static” (a new word I learned since I’m getting old) = NO AIR, and some fine details like an OEM Porsche Motorsport steering wheel.
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STATIC. 🙂
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Around the corner, just an Aventador Roadster flanked by the guys at McLaren NB – man I love those OEM Dion wheels.
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Jon’s infamous Charger…1:1 – more on this later.
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Heading back towards the front, this unsuspecting old school Porsche was just chillin.
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Nothing crazy here right? People all gawking at the Bugatti’s.
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But for those in the know…
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It’s a freaking SINGER. I won’t go into the details, but for us bespoke/tuner enthusiasts – this is the end all.
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Devil is in the details – and this car has em all.
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Quilted engine carpet? CHECK.
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More info on what a Singer can be found here. To quote Ferris Bueller – It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

This guy was giving people rides around C&C in his Steam car – so cool!!
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After all this epicness, it was topped off by a cool Project my boy Pat had been working on for over a year now…he hit me up to meet him and Jon in the lot across the street.
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Jon’s diecast was finished!!!
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When Pat embarked on this, we saw all the prototype sketches, etc – but never were really sure it’d see the light of day.
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Best of all, there’s Jon’s website on the front windshield – and one of my older projects website on the BACK windshield!!! Time to update A-T!!!

Jon, the most humble guy I know – standing next to 1:1 and the new diecasts. Available in stores soon!!!
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It’s been an incredible week – first week of being a new Dad, lots of great cars at C&C and a good friends car becoming a die cast toy!, can’t ask for much more.

C&C 8.24.13

Officially the last Cars & Coffee for me before my son arrived! He was due on 8/24 but I had a conversation with him and explained I was VERY busy on Saturday so I needed him to wait until Sunday LOL…

Nice track prepped E92 ///M3
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Engine bay of the Marlboro themed McLaren MP4-12C from McLaren NPB
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A friend of mine just scooped this – a very cool 360 Spyder with 16M stripe, CF mirrors, OEM Race seats and monoblock wheels, exhaust is full capristo 3 and capristo test pipes.
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Nice CLS63 dumped on some Rotiforms I believe? Made me miss my CLS, he was putting a stroller into the trunk too – the irony!
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Mean 997.2 GT3
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I also hit the LTMW Liberty Walk meet but that will be posted on drivingline – be sure to check it out…

Oh and this guy came at 5:15AM on Sunday morning…he already listens to his Dad LOL!
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I thought I lost these…Koenigsegg CCX from May LOL.

I’m pretty notorious for taking pics and never posting them (apparently) so I’m sure nobody thought any different when a friend picked up a Koenigsegg and I never posted pics of it LOL. Same one you’ve seen at C&C etc, I had some “alone” time with it at the mancave earlier this year and honestly thought I had lost the pics somehow…anyways here they are.

If you’re reading my blog I’m sure you know what the Koenigsegg is so I won’t bore you with the basics.
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Takes that “scissor” door look to the next level. They actually open out then up, “gunslinger” style or dihedral synchro-helix actuation style to be exact LOL.
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Pretty much the only time you’ll see door warnings like this – watch that curb buddy!! LOL.
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No-nonsense doorsill, nice design though.
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Plush yet sporty and stable everywhere. Alcantara for days. Cockpit appears smaller than it actually is.
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Crazy beefy steering wheel…I’ve got big hands and it still felt thick…and you know what they say about big hands LOL. This post is going south quick.
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Koenig with his buddies. You may remember the others from my previous blogs.
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Top 3 interesting facts:
1. The top is removable and actually stows away in the front compartment.
2. Brakes are different brands front and rear.
3. I can palm a basketball.

Happy hump day LOL.

C&C 8.12.13

It’s the last C&C before Monterey (no C&C Monterey weekend) and traditionally it’s pretty light cars-wise, as a result so are my pics LOL…but hey, I’ve been updating more right? 🙂 Have a great week.

Caught this guy on the way out – believe that’s a DMC kit. If you can’t wait for the Aventador SV…
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Saudi Plates? Not sure to be honest, I’m sure this beast will be at Concorso.
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Been seeing less and less of these, particularly with the full track pack.
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Yep, that’s it! I’m on babywatch 2013 so I’ll post what I can LOL. 12 days!!!

The next best thing? Vorsteiner’s McLaren MP4-VX

Vorsteiner held a private pre-release party of their latest creation the McLaren MP4-VX at their Orange County studios last night and I had the opportunity to swing by and take a look. It’s always fun to go to these more cozy events because it’s usually a small group of people I actually know LOL. The usual suspects were there and it was good catching up with some old friends as well.
This was the first event I believe at their renovated studio which looks great – amazing aesthetic, but man they gotta fix that driveway LOL. Although they had valet, a few of us opted for the street because there was no way we’d make it without killing our front bumper…oh hey, maybe that’s part of the marketing plan, lose a bumper leaving and buy one available? (Kidding Peter)

They had 2 completed MP4-VX ready for the unveiling – Orange under this one.
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McLaren NB brought along a silver stock MP4-12C for comparison…
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and…there she is! Funny because the last time I was at an event and a car was unveiled this way I couldn’t take pics – it was my niece pulling the cover off of the pre-production Aventador (true story LOL).
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Say cheese!
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My buddy Jeffrey’s car was outside – white is right.
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Butterfly collar.
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Carbon undies.
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Feedback was great for the event and car itself, the most common comment was “mini-p1” which makes sense with all the P1 inspired design. Since only 375 examples of the mighty P1 will be available, this is your next best opportunity – albeit a much cheaper one as well.

Oh, obligatory photo of me in the P1 LOL.
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Have a great weekend – see, I’ve been posting more LOL.

C&C 8.3.13 + Lamborghini Newport Beach Show

Now that I’m at Defcon 3 (19 days till the boy is scheduled to arrive) you might notice more active and quicker posting LOL. Here’s a few notables from Saturdays action:

Clean 964 on BBS RS – looks excellent. Perfect height.
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Liberty Walk E92 ///M3 brought out by Chris from MFest. Thanks for introducing yourself! Amazing that we haven’t met before this.
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The feedback and popularity of this kit reminds me of the E46 PGT kit back in the day (so sad, I feel old) – really gives the ///M3 an aggressive rough look.
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Chris chucking up the deuces on the way out.
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At Lambo Newport Beach…

**NOTE** If you happen to know the foolios who burned out on Baker in the Camaro (barf already) and E60 ///M5 please tell them to punch themselves in the face. They’re going to stop this show because of you idiots.
If you happen to know the Post office guy who rev’d the entire crowd, buy him a beer. I wish I had video of that.

“If I had wings I would fly, let me contemplate…”
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BTTF – I rarely see these painted, pretty cool.
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Sinister black MP4-12C with the ultra light weight wheel option.
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Black Scuderia – lots of Ferrari’s at the Lambo meet, nice to see but makes sense because it wasn’t raining (inside joke – ROD)
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That’s it for now, I still have a bunch of content from the Pixar Motorama and some awesome Koenigsegg stuff that I hope to get up this week. Hope you guys have a great week.