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[Event Coverage] Bay Area S2ki Showoff 2015

Alrighty, finally got through to the photos from this past weekend’s Bay Area S2000 Showoff BBQ/Show. It’s not much but it kinda gives you guys an idea of what showed up to the meet. In total I think there were over thirty cars that came through but I only got shots of about fifteen or so. I do admit that I got side track quite a bit during the meet but it was well worth it catching up with some old friends. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Couple of Suzukas rocking them Enkei RPF1s.

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“Best Stance” award went to my old friend Kaan’s Sebring with WedsSport TC105N.

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Lovin’ the mixture of Spoon, J’s Racing, Amuse, etc. exterior.

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Another Sebring on less aggressive TC105N.

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Bryon’s super clean S2000CR.

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Not sure if this is a Club Racer, but either way it’s clean as fuck.

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RPF1s was a pretty popular wheel choice that day…

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I’m actually feelin’ this purple exterior. It’s very subtle and easy on the eyes.

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Favorite engine of the day is this Vortech powered beast.

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This was one of my personal favorites. I like em’ simple with legit wheels and killer drop.

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Vue showed up late, but I manage to get a shot off.

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Brandon from Sac came through in a fucking sexy ass Berlina.

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My buddy Chris keepin’ it classy and simple under the hood.

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Heard this thing was gonna put 400+ HP……..

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Paul Lee’s AP1. Known this dude for several years already and I love how the car has progressed… word on the streets is this thing is getting some force induction in the very near future. Can’t wait for that!

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RE30s and Spoon calipers are match made in heaven.

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Pretty unique color on these Work Emotion XD9.

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And lastly, the aforementioned trophies for the day. Congrats on everyone that won!

Bay Area S2ki Showoff: Hanzel Tango’s 無限 S2000

Subtle, unique….. exceptional. These are three words that comes to mind when I’m trying to describe this immaculate 無限 S2000. Of course if you’re in the show scene or frequent the S2000 forums, chances are you’ve seen this S2k yourself and had some contact with its owner, Hanzel Tango. Hanzel has been hitting the show scene pretty frequently the past year or so, and well he should! Cause his car is literally thousands of S2000 owners’ dream. This car is literally oozing Mugen products inside and out from the S1-R buckets to the full SS exterior and even the engine bay essentials. Just Mugen Mugen Mugen!

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But taking a step back from the car for a second, I just wanted to take the time to say thanks to Hanzel for putting together this event for the Bay Area S2k guys and even went out of his way to make a few trophies to make this meet really special. It’s really rare these days to see a guy who owns such an amazingly built car and yet, is truly down-to-earth and genuinely humble. A lot of times I feel like guys that are internet famous or knows they have nice builds are snobby and unapproachable, and I’m definitely not about that. So I salute you my friend!

But back to the car……. literally Mugen everything.

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I’ve actually shot a few photos of this beast several months back in another meet held by the Wekfest crew. ( That Mugenized S2k )

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I got to chat with Hanzel for a bit at the meet and there’s a few details that really makes this car stand out from other Mugen builds. First, he’s got NSX-spec rear MF10s all around the car; essentially a non-staggered setup.

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Next, the tucked engine bay.

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And lastly, widen OEM front fenders that makes the MF10s fit perfectly. It’s details like these that sets the “greats” apart from the rest.

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Stay tuned for more from the rest of the meet!

Bay Area S2ki Showoff: Rio Nice!

Churning out some more photos from this past weekend’s Bay Area S2ki meet tonight, and next up is this mint Rio Yellow S2000 with all the right parts. This is one of those cars that put the term “less is more” into real perspective. You take one quick look at this car and you can tell this was built for a dual purpose of track and street duties.

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One of the things I love most about this S2000 is the simplicity and functionality of the aftermarket parts chosen for this build. Everything you see is there for a functional purpose but at the same time delivers an aesthetically pleasing result inside and out.

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CE28s makes every car look amazing, especially with the right sizing. Also, a Voltex Type 2 rear wing is a definite MUST for track duties.

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Fittingly, this beautiful Rio took home the award for “Best Showoff” that day.

Bay Area S2ki Showoff: Circuit Spec Suzuka

So this past weekend the Bay Area S2ki guys had a little pot luck and get together at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, CA and being a long time S2000 owner myself, I felt an obligation and need to show up. And I’m glad I did.

I love this particular meet cause it was just so chill and relaxed and the fact that I saw a bunch of faces that I haven’t seen in ages was a huge plus. But besides the people, there were of course, the cars and a handful of them really caught my attention. One of those handful was this gorgeous Suzuka.

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Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to chat with the owner, but I was told this car was pushing 300+ HPs thanks to a Comptech supercharger.

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I’m lovin’ this Enkei RPF1 + CR Lip/splitter combo!

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Towards the back end, there’s the J’s Racing and Voltex treatment.

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Mugen Flavored Suzuka

I always seem to repeat this notion, but a lot of times keeping things simple goes a long ways. Case in point, this simple and gorgeous JDM Suzuka Blue S2000. With this car, you can literally count the aftermarket parts on one hand, but because these are well chosen parts (i.e. Mugen M7) it makes the car stand out from the rest.

Photos by Yoshitaka Kato via FLICKR

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Mine’s 2.8L R34 GTR: For Paul

It’s probably safe to say that this past weekend was a pretty emotional one with the opening of Furious 7. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you’d know the feels I’m referring to after you watch it. This past few days, whenever I hear Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, or watch clips of the movie my heart starts racing and emotions starts building. I guess I didn’t know how much these movies and Paul Walker really meant to me until I saw this 7th installment of the franchise and his real passion for cars really hits home for me because cars have been such a big part of my life as well. With that said, I think this 2.8L Mine’s tuned R34 is a perfect tribute to the type of car that Paul Walker lived for.

Photos via Yahoo Auctions

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Love the relatively subtle but effective exterior!

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Classic bronze CE28 looks absolutely fitting on this GTR.

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2.8L. HKS internals. HKS twin GT2530 turbochargers. 500HP.

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