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2009-05-05 Extreme Autofest with D1 GP

GOZIGEN-USA2009-05-05

One day before the Dai’s Driving Academy, May 2nd, I have been walking between show cars at Angel Stadium with pen and clip board.

I had participated Extreme Autofest with D1 Grand Prix as a judge(!!) of the car show.

I was in charge of Honda and Acura class and judged about 50 show cars.

f:id:GOZIGEN-USA:20090502064335j:image:leftAll kind of show cars gathered in Extreme Autofest, not only sports compact cars. DUB style, Low-riders, VIP, Spo-com, JDM, etc, etc. Even in Honda class, there are many of low-rider Accords, Civics, not only traditional performance modified cars. I was wondering how I can compare clean Integra with full of authentic JDM parts and fully modified low-rider Accord…. They are both great, but the tastes are totally different. Lucky, Extreme Autofest got many Hondas & Acuras to divide into 3 classes.

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Honda/Acura Show (Low-rider, DUB style cars)

Honda/Acura Street (Spo-com, Performance modified car)

JDM (all JDM conversion cars, not only Honda/Acura)



f:id:GOZIGEN-USA:20090502040013j:image:leftIt was a fresh experience judging the cars and talking with car owners. Especially, Low-rider Hondas are totally different from Hondas I usually deal with.

Edging on the head cover, air brush painting on valve cover, glass radiator pipe...full of show feature, but see the radiator. It's FUEDYNE!! – a famous race radiator company.

I felt hot passion from all car owners. This guy shows his love to his Civic on the T-shirt!

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It was long day...just for judging. I didn't have time to see drift competition during the day... But, I had to be serious as same as the owners of the cars. Everyone is so so serious.

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This team built a cage(!!) for showing the Panda Integra, not Panda Trueno...

f:id:GOZIGEN-USA:20090502083508j:image:left This is the trophy everybody fight for!! 5ZIGEN model Jeniffer and a new girl from International Allstars (sorry! I forgot her name) handed prizes to winners of every class. Thank you for your hard work!



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Next Extreme Autofest will be RENO, NV. Please visit their website for the detail. http://www.extremeautofest.com/