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Mar 17, 2016

Phil Manzak's Futuristic Modified 90 Mazda MX5 - Import Face Off 2016 Fontana Show Car

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We always love a well presentation of one's beloved ride.  Not only the basics of clean and shiny essentials, we totally love when the owner put out a plaque showing what he/she has done to the car, and attribute to the proper sponsors and supporters.  It shows the love and pride that the owner has on his/her beloved.

Here is one example, Phil Manzak has put together a well presented show kit of his MX5.  It's not super flashy that may turn people off; it's clean, concise, and to the point presentation that totally attracted us to pay much more attention to it.  Great job our friend!!

Mar 16, 2016

Brent Nicolet's Organic Green Scion - 2016 Import Face Off Fontana Show Car

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Car paint or car wrap are so common now that it's becoming a form of expression at the import car show world.

Here, Brent has his car decorated with the green/black design that is both organic and modern.  This guy knows his design stuffs.  Throughout the exterior and interior of the car, the dominating green on black design theme flows seamlessly inside and out.  We say good job, thumb up!!

Mar 15, 2016

Jonathan Evangelista's Beat Up But Going Strong Modified Miata Import Face-Off Fontana 2016 Show Car

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At the first glance,  you may pass this cool red Miata at a distance.  Then you noticed there is a rack LED light on top of the windshield, seemingly suitable to Australian Kangaroo Adventure.  That is very unusual to say the least.

Then we swing over to the interior view, and found more intriguing mods.  The panel, the stick as well as the steering wheel, all looked very personalized and cool.  Then checking out the exterior, we knew that this car is not sitting garage long.  It is a beast ready to get out any time, and is not afraid of going places, easy or rough.  We can tell that this car is well loved, and conversely the car brought a lot of love to the owner as well!

Mar 14, 2016

S-DUB-20's Mister Two from Noble Savage at Import Face-Off Fontana 2016 Show Car

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The shiny and reflective green MR2 at the Import Face Off Fontana show looked super delicious.  The ever changing paint colors are like gecko switching colors at different lighting.

The sleek modifications and upgrades and add-ons make this modern MR2 an instant hit with the show goers!

Mar 13, 2016

Big Fun Block Car Party at Concept One and Klutch Wheels Open House Sales Event

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It was a bright sunny and cloudy day, which is perfect for a car meet event.  Well, any day with a big sale of cool wheels is a perfect day!

Concept One Wheels and Klutch Wheels banded to have a ultra relaxing and easy-peasy fun car meet with their mega wheels on sale.

The eye-popping sale prices are simply breathtaking and made anyone spotted them had the urge to grab one, or actually 4 of them at once!

Of course, besides the super sale opportunities, there were a lot more activities in this car meet.  Many vendors showed up at the event, including JDM Sport, Extreme Autofest, Simple LA, Race Wars LA, and very interestingly Spearmint Rhino girls and team doing the charity raffle, with the leading lady Lillie Suzanne and other cool talents.

We met up the marketing head of Concept One, Edgar, and he described it as a car block party.  And he is thinking of expanding it bigger next year too!  We sure are happy to hear that!

The majority of the show presence, of course, were the chic cars, and their owners and fans.  The lot and overflow lot, and more lots were full of JDM and exotic cars.  There were several very eye-catching cars that simply shouting at you visually that you could not do anything else but stopped and look at them, closely, and very closely.  We will have the winning show cars in our evaluation to be shown individually in the following articles.  Definitely Stay tuned!

Overall, this is an awesome and relaxing car meet block party, and definitely a great sale event for the Concept One Wheels and Klutch Wheels!  Great job and we totally look forward to the next year's bigger event!

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Mar 12, 2016

LA SR20 Tepa Swaps Nissan/Datsun at Import Face-Off 2016 Fontana Show Car

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We were not sure if this is a Datsun or Nissan.  It's so old school that it must come from the past.  However, everything is so well modified both outside and inside, it could be the modern mod platform.

Nonetheless, the incredible JDM machine has so many upgrades, modifications, tricks, and gears that it feels like a brand new pick up.  There are many tubes and wires and pipes, and ropes, and tanks, dials and carbon fiber pieces, as well as the impeccable paint job.  We can simply say kudos my friend!  Great job!!!

The Joker In Magic at Import Face-Off 2016 Fontana Show Car

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At the Import Face Off, a major car show together with racing event across the country, many import modified cars showed up in their glorious costume and new organs.

Here we have the wonderful and thoughtful Nissan powerhouse dressed in full Joker thematic colors, blue and green.  The meticulous details added to the engine cover, as well as the coordinated colors totally demonstrated the spirit of the famous villain's fun and expressive side!

Mar 4, 2016

Lifestyle Show Off 2 - Final Thought of a Wonderful Show Well Executed

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We had a marvelous time at the Lifestyle Show Off 2 in the Yanks Air Museum parking lot.  This is like the canary of the car show season, signaling a great season that is coming.  We've seen many cool cars that showed up their support to the show.  We see a great community coming together in a proportionally strong way.  The relaxing atmosphere, juxtaposed with fierce sound off competitions made it all friendly and fun.


We sure look forward to the season to be kicked wide open soon, starting this weekend's back-to-back car shows and then following non-stop weekends of car shows and more car shows.

We sincerely thank and congratulate the team that put together this show for a greater community of car lovers and car families to have the opportunity to build the centrifugal force to the common dedication to car and the modified culture.

We look forward to the next year's event again soon!!

2016 Lifestyle Show Off Race Car

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It's refreshing to see an off road car in a car show.  They always have a distinct look and fancy modifications especially to the engine and the structure, as well as the vital dashboard of the car.

At the Lifestyle Show Off 2 show, this showcase car was prominently displayed at the event, and attracted many show attendees' attentions.  it would be super fun to see if in action someday!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Kyle Dickason's 2011 Subaru WRX STi Modified With Complete Specs

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This is a very cool modified Subaru WRX STi car by Kyle Dickason.  Everything about this car shows the love of the modification works that has been done on it.

Starting the distinct exterior paint and art choices to the neatly arranged yet power-enhanced engine department, as well as the interior and electrical system, all are simply work of art.  Our hats off to the fantastic work of this awesome ride!

2016 Lifestyle Show Off Chino - Suzuki Bike, Modified

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At car show, it's not just cars that are getting all the attention and love.  There are motorcycles that would gain as much respect from the community as their four-wheels peers.

At the Lifestyle Show Off 2 car show, a Suzuki highly articulated bike was on display.  A closer look at the bike, we found that the works that the owner has done is no less than a full car modification process would be.  If you go through the photos, you would probably be thrilled to be on this ride as well.

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Joshua Sanchez's 2005 Honda 2K

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At the Lifestyle Show Off 2 show, there is a car truly brought the lifestyle to the letter.

Joshua Sanchez has his Honda 2K car pimped to the modern sense, with a clean style and significant motifs adorning the car.

From the skateboard hung on the hood and the trunk lid, we immediately knew that Joshua is an avid wheeled-sports lover.  Then the car logo to the wheels and spike nuts and custom interior and acoustic are more proofs of his passion for the car.  Great job man!!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Manuel Perez 1983 Toyota Supra

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We encountered a really sleek and vintage and classic Toyota Supra 1983 edition owned by Manuel Perez at the Lifestyle Show Off 2 car show.

The red body and white front bender and hood, make the car look like a transforming robot.

The impressive care given to the car is very detailed.  From the exterior condition to the inside jobs and under the hood works, we can only speak highly of Manuel's efforts and care.  Bravo!  Bravo!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Jonathan Hong's White 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX

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At the Lifestyle Show Off 2 car show in Chino, Jonathan Hong has brought his 2003 white Subaru Impreza WRX to the show.

Judging from the specs of the car and its mods, lots of sweat and money have gone into it and it definitely shows.

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Subaru Impreza WRX Silver

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Subaru car owners are the mos dedicated car lovers that we have seen across the different genres and makes of cars.

We often see them in car shows, in car meets, in car shops, and even on streets.  The level of their love to make their rides awesome and chick is pretty unparalleled.

We have a Subaru Impreza WRX in Silver showing off its mods and add-ons at the Lifestyle Show Off 2 car show.  Here are more evidences of this love of car crafts and arts.

Mar 2, 2016

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Sound Off Competitions

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One of the import car show attractions is revving sound off competition.  With varying classes of engine capacities, car owners were vying for a place to be able to claim to their own spot in the competition.

Different engine capacities would generate different styles and volumes of the exhaust noises.  At the competitions, there were some like whimper cries, and some were like machine gun dotting directly to your ears, making your ears unbearably itchy.  Definitely an experience!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Mitsubishi MR

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This sweet "Wifey Sponsored" mod car is the key theme of this wonderfully and cool import car.

The owner had the engine efficiency chart prominently displayed by the modified engine's compartment.  This is definitely a great car that deserves a lot closer looking at!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - American Muscle Chevrolet Camaro Black

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Even though the Lifestyle Show Off is considered an import modified JDM car show, still there were super cool American domestic showed up, with a full force!

The black Chevrolet Camaro is akin to an SR-72 Blackbird on the ground, which is very suitable to the hosting venue, Yanks Air Museum in Chino!

Lifestyle Show Off - Dirtest but Coolest Outdoor Car with Tent

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Show cars are usually polished and shiny. The only exception is a car that went through mud and terrains, and brought back with its bragging rights.

This Subaru has faithfully brought that experience to the show, together with its tented upstairs and a complete bath of mud dirt.  This is totally awesome and a photo-perfect vacation picture in action!

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - Armando Gutierrez's Awesome EVO with Klutch Wheels

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At the Lifestyle Show Off Chino show, this Klutch Wheels' show car with a detailed wrap of super heroes and action comics.

There is a new trend that more fancy wrap would show up on cars, especially show cars in car shows.  We are very happy to see this trend as this is a great form of self-expressions or a way to promote the sponsors.

The owner of this awesomely wrapped car is  Armando Gutierrez, who has done a lot to his awesome EVO, and this time with the intricate super hero wrap!

Mar 1, 2016

Lifestyle Show Off 2016 - 2005 Subaru WRX STi

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We always applaud great modifications in artistic form, and more so with a plaque proudly showing what the owner has done and who are the contributing forces to make the ride even more enjoyable or braggable!