Adventures with Big Abe — R1 Concepts Meet

Words by Gilbert

I had heard about the R1 Concepts event from a couple fellow photographers in the scene and I was kinda hesitant on attending the event, mostly because it was last minute on my schedule and I had other events that day, but I’m kinda glad i did go. Got to hang out with Big Abe for a bit of adventuring, good company.

Abe was rocking his latest bling, the R1 Concepts brake rotor + caliper

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Once again, that thing is legit. The weight is just massive.

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Even Amber was having a bit of difficulty lifting it, probably because it was still chained to Abe…

Eventually, I saw the “Big Abe” special at Klouds Vapor that happened to have a booth there that day. Definitely something to check out.

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As per the usual, I try to include some model coverage at these events so check out the hotties in no particular order.

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SpoCom 2013 Model Coverage

Words by Gilbert.

SpoCom is still one of the major popular shows to attend in so cal and this year was a great example of that. Plenty of models to go around, lots of cars with some fun and interesting builds, and did I mention there were lots of models? The event also caters to the Dancers as they have contests every year which you get the local dance crews to perform on stage and see what they’re capable of. I used to be more into that kind of stuff when America’s Best Dance Crew was still around but as of late, I haven’t had much interest in it, but it’s nice to see that there’s still nice competition going around.

Eva Skye & Jeri Lee

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Shauvon Pham

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Xena Kai

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Hayle Cayaga

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Marissa Masuno

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Arley Elizabeth

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Erica Law

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Elizabeth Tran

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Tara Patrick

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Suemomo

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Sandra Wong

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Amy Ames

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Ellie Roxx

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Noemii

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Lovely Raichelle

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Beckie Joon

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Dianna Lushus

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Christine Zegers

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Arika Sato

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Jay Ferrer

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Janis Wong

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Jenna Lane

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Regina Mei

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Maureen Chen

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Danielle Lo

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Brittani Paige

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Jenn Q

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Dannie Riel

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Extreme AutoFest 2013 Season Opener: Anaheim

Words by Gilbert.

This past Saturday kicked off the season opener for Extreme Autofest’s Car Show Tour in sunny Anaheim, CA. When I said sunny, I meant, fairly warm, upper 80s and 90s degree sunny so it was a fairly hot day to be running around outdoors for a car show. The usual setup at Autofest is there was one side that covered a lot of the Lowrider lifestyle and the other side was more of what you would see in the JDM/USDM/DTM tuner lifestyles. Megan Racing was also around to provide a Driftkhana course for some small scale drifting action throughout the day.  On the Lowrider side, there was the usual stunt driving and car bouncing/jumping contests as well. My usual coverage is just of the lovely models that attend these events and maybe some shenanigans with Big Abe.

Adventures with Big Abe

The models in the themed Heroes and Villains Lounge were running a bit late so Abe was probably playing Candy Crush on his phone trying to get that high score going.
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Lily Zenna Wang was probably one of the first models to show up to the show, her outfit was Catwoman, and again, Abe was still on that Candy Crush.
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Christina May was also setting up but also got dragged into the game with Abe, probably comparing high scores.
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Lily needed a little help with her costume so Will Curry of Extreme Autofest was more than happy to oblige.
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Wandering around, I spotted Ellie Roxx from Limitless Society
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Now with the show getting under way, Abe finally put down his game and started pointing out “Dat Ass” on Charmaine Glock
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Shortly after the show started, Abe started photo-bombing the models’ photos, although I managed to get this one before he was fully ready.
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Did I mention it was a hot day? Even Kuya Protection needs a breather.
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The Model Coverage

Arley Elizabeth
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Ashley Clark as Wonder Woman
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April Garcia as Pink Ranger
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Lily Wang as Catwoman
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Lyna Ly Sparks as Supergirl
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Serena for Guppy’s
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Serena & Candace for Guppy’s
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Diana Ochoa as Lara Croft
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Mango as Mango
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Christina May
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Sandra Wong as Robin
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Amanda Kerr & Ashley Clark as Wonder Woman
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Elizabeth Tran as Green Lantern
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April Garcia as Iron Man and Jenna Lane
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Amy Ames of Limitless Society
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Ellie Roxx of Limitless Society
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Hayle Cayaga as Random Asian Girl
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Dany Sem of Limitless Society
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Aila Elyzze for Dayuum!
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Raichelle Viado as Wonder Woman
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Mila DeGuzman as Sailor Mars
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Kristin Barcelona as Robin
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Lilianne Nguyen
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Lovely Raichelle as Baby Doll
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Janis True as Zorro
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Janis True and Sandra Wong
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Ashley Vee
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Eliza Tee
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Alexia Cortez as White Queen
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Arika Sato
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Holly Lee
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Ryan Oso pauses for a quick photo
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Brittani Paige as Batman
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Mila DeGuzman as Misty
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Janey B
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Regina Meii
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Jenny Nguyen for JDM Sport

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Complete Gallery

Adventures with Big Abe – Formula D Tech Day + Model Meet & Greet

Words and Photos by Gilbert.

Formula D in conjunction with Source Interlink Media (Import Tuner, Super Street, etc) hosted a Tech Day Meet where they had the Formula D cars come into the facility for inspections and what not and people were allowed to catch a glimpse of the cars up close while they aren’t shredding tires on the streets. There was a big turnout as it doubled as a local car meet which followed the Popular Cars & Coffee meets that happen every Saturday morning down in Irvine as well.  In addition, there were several models in attendance signing calenders and cover issues of various magazines as well.

Holly Lee

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Melyssa Grace

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Janey B

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Sandra Wong

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Amy Fay made a rare appearance

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Even Big Mike was signing a few magazines for fans

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Arley Elizabeth was also in attendance

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Big Abe’s adventure started with running into Arley Elizabeth and being greeted with a swift kick which caught me by surprise

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But the biggest highlight I saw of the day was Abe managed to get not 1 but 2 models to Autograph his neck. I thought that was kinda cool.

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Adventures with Big Abe – HIN Fontana featuring YoZilla!

Words and Photos by Gilbert.

With the 2013 Show season in full swing, this was the first event where almost the entire Its JDM Yo!!! Crew was out and about getting coverage and showing their cars. The event was a good starting point to set the rest of the year in motion with the new builds, new models, new crews coming out in attendance.

Mike Mao's NSX
Sam Ip's Civic
Keychain's Accord
Eulysis S2000
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Ellisone's VIP-Style XB

Some Adventures with Big Abe

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Big Abe Hanging out with It’s JDM Yo!!!’s mascot YoZilla
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Abe gets all the Hotties like Trinity Dang
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Also he likes to mess around with models by giving them dirty looks for fun. Ashley Malia got a taste of this.

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