COVERAGE> HIN LA & Wekfest Hawaii Live Blogging

HIN Hot Import Nights Los Angeles Convention Center 2011 Nissan Bluebird SSS

There were so many great automotive events going on this weekend! As usual, the MotorMavens Crew had to split up in order to check out the best cars at each event. In Southern California, Tamer Omran, Antonio Alvendia and I attended the Hot Import Nights event at the LA Convention Center. Meanwhile, Seattle-based MotorMavens Crew member Raymond Vazquez flew out to Hawaii to take photos at Wekfest Hawaii!

We’ve been live blogging photos from the actual events, using our iPhones and various lens adapters – both our Olloclips and our Owle Bubos. If you have an iPhone, join @MOTORMAVENS on Instagram to see our photo feed in real time! If you’re on a Droid or a non-smartphone, you can still follow @MOTORMAVENS on Twitter or Tumblr.

Up above, the Los Angeles crew got excited when we saw this Japanese imported right hand drive Nissan Bluebird SSS (the Japanese equivalent of a Datsun 610) at HIN LA. More on this car in a future MotorMavens post. A quick photo post wouldn’t do this car justice, so we figured we should give you a full feature on the vehicle!

HIN Hot Import Nights 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center Yuta Akaishi Heartbreaker 240z SSR Koyo Radiator

Okay, let’s see. Which heartbreaker did you notice first – Yuta Akaishi‘s super low front end or Miss Michelle Sanchez‘s infamous rear end?

HIN Hot Import Nights 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center Yuta Akaishi Heartbreaker 240z SSR Koyo Radiator

Okay fine, here’s another close up photo of Yuta’s 240Z, with his awesome SSR Mk-III shank wheels!

HIN Hot Import Nights 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center Big Mike Antonio Alvendia

While waiting in line to buy a drink at the concession stands (thanks for the drinks, Clark Ishihara!), we ran into our boy Big Mike, who you may know from The Chronicles, Super Street Magazine, or Honda Tuning. Big Mike was apparently participating in No Shave November, and Antonio was laughing at him because he thought Big Mike looked like a captain of a ship of something – he was just missing a peacoat, a gold rope chain with an anchor on it, and a corn cob pipe! We didn’t have one of those captain’s hats around, so Antonio threw his famous green Kangol on Mike’s head for the photo instead. Haha – you would never even think this dude was Filipino!

HIN Hot Import Nights 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center ProMax Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640

There were several exotic cars floating around at HIN, but this Lamborghini Murcielago from Promax really caught our eyes. A lot of people unfortunately modify Lambos distastefully, so it was nice to see a clean, tasteful car like this one. Again, we’ll be publishing more photos of this car soon.

We published A LOT more car photos (and photos of girls) from both HIN and Wekfest Hawaii on Instagram and Tumblr. Make sure to FOLLOW @MOTORMAVENS to see our updates in real time! We’re still posting more photos from both shows, so if you missed going to these events yourselves, you can see some of our favorite cars in attendance!

:: Mike Kim

MotorMavens Readers' Blog

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5 Responses to “COVERAGE> HIN LA & Wekfest Hawaii Live Blogging”

  1. Universal Magnetic says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMichelle Sanchez.

  2. NuggetG60YorkshireUK says:

    nice.. i think i’m torn between two loves, firstly Yuta Akaishi‘s super low front end and Miss Sanchez‘s ever so peachy rear end.. (don’t want to cause offence, but she is very pretty).. choices, if only! – but seriously though, i really like how this car looks. i’d love to know what kind of sound it produces, nice rim choice too.

  3. @NuggetG60YorkshireUK: HAHA! I think I’d be offended if you DIDN’T like Michelle’s peachy rear! haha! I’m sure there are videos of Yuta’s infamous Z on the internet somewhere… that car has been posted on pretty much every car website around! (but MotorMavens was first) :D

  4. Stuart says:

    Wow! I am really amazed with this lovely picture. Car shows are very interesting.

  5. Big Mike says:

    Hahahahaha

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