Thursday, December 29, 2011

Japan Trip - Yokohama pt.1

to say that Mooneyes knows how to throw a car show is a HUGE understatement. The Mooneyes Rod & Custom Show in Yokohama is by far one of the best shows I've ever been to. Not sure if it's because it was my first show over seas or the people I hung out with or the amazing cars... I think a little bit of all that!
it was amazing to watch the "Next Movie" 62 Impala cruise into the show hammered on the ground. Keiji aka Hong Kong is a bad ass.. More on his Impala on soon!
I can't explain how awesome it felt to see people wearing Deadend gear!
On set-up day it was cool to watch how detailed the Japanese are.
Not paint.. Crazy stuff!
It was good to see familiar/Salinas faces in Japan showing off their talent.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas List

Never done this before, but if you feel obligated to get me a Christmas gift (or for my upcoming Birthday) feel free to get me anything off this list. Thanks!
A EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM (Wide angle lens for my Canon)
Been a fan of The Hundreds Footwear for a few years. My current favorite shoe is their Johnson Low (black leather)
An Acapulco Gold New Era hat (size 7 3/4)
Some money for a tattoo from Abraham Ortega (don't think he does gift certificates) would be nice.
A GoPro HD HERO2 set for filming.
Any Rod Powell Original piece of art!
Some Tribal Gear (This Flaks Hoodie is nice)
A gas card to any gas station since I drive so much!
A 1977 - 1979 Lincoln Continental (prefer black but will accept white or tan) And of course I accept cash! Thanks for reading! -Juan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Japan Trip - Nagoya

I have been wanting to take a trip to Japan for a few years now. This year it finally happened! The fellas at Local Hero Japan picked me up from the airport in Nagoya and took me to a few shops before we headed to Yokohama for the 20th Annual Mooneyes Hot rod & Custom Show..
Our first stop was Nico's shop..
The next morning Nico's wife made us a very delicious Japanese breakfast.
There are a lot of cool tunnels in Nagoya, and the roads are smooth (good for scrapin)
One of the shops we visited in Nagoya was Paradise Road, I had the pleasure of shooting Junichi's "Galaxian." As soon as we were done shooting Junichi took us to eat some very good (and cheap) sushi
They kept having me try different stuff. I think I liked every single thing I tried.
Junichi's 63 Impala is not your average Japanese daily driver...
We ended our stay in Nagoya by driving down with Nico in his 39 Master Deluxe to Yokohama... More photos soon... -Juan