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Shige!

The whole month of december was pretty busy with family and friends for the holidays. I still had time to do a few photo-shoots for friends. First in the month was Mike Bonnani’s Evo IX, and his wifes 350Z daily driver. It was more of a test shoot really, and the results were decent. Mike owns Double Down Motorsports and pilots a 350Z in Redline Time Attack. It is in for a facelift/motor refresh at the moment, so we shot his daily drivers for fun.

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Meanwhile, another local 240 guy informed me he was moving back to japan. So I needed to shoot his car before it was shipped out in January. Anyways, Shige is a really cool guy, he has the same exact birthday as me, even the same year! and his first name is part of my middle name (Shigeyuki!) hahahaha! totally random facts, but its rare to meet someone with the same exact birthday. Shige used to own a blue 180sx with KA conversion, because it was “rare” in Japan! it was super clean and had 18×9.5 work emotions all around if i recall correctly back in 2005. So back then, Shige was BOSS! It unfortunately got totaled in an accident, and started this build.

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Lennon Franz of DorkiDori Clothing has been a local veteran for a while. I think he’s had 3 or more 240’s since I’ve known him. This one is definitely the best of the three. He informed me he needed pics for his sponsors, so we snapped a few. (parking garages are not my fave, but are easy for last minute/anytime of day type shots) side note: I just realized I don’t have any of his images uploaded, will update later or just reshoot in the future.

lennon

That about sums December up! It was decent.

brentonho - May 31, 2009 - 10:32 am

LOL, send me your email and which pic you want full res. i’ll hook you up shige! =P

"SHIGE" haru - May 31, 2009 - 9:48 am

Wow, amazing pics at your blog!! And, thank you so much for your photoshoot!!! I will print out big picture and hook on the wall soon!!!
Thanks again!! Domo-arigato!! Xie-Xie!!
I dont know my Chinese is correct…anyway,Japanese is right…haha

Red Bull World Drift Challenge

This weekend, I shot the first round of Redbull’s World Drift Challenge which was hosted by Formula D. It was two days of epic drifting, one of the largest tracks ever (100+mph entries), first day was full of crashes during ProAm Qualifying and 2nd day was the main event. There were 32 drivers from 12 nations across the world, so it wasn’t your run of the mill drift day. While the event was nothing short of amazing, we had burning tires in the air with a mix of million dollar homes, thanks to California’s never ending fire problem, definitely not the healthiest place to be, but I don’t think there was anywhere else I’d want to be. Let me first off say that it was just amazing to hear/see Mad Mike’s quad rotor FD, and Ueo’s GANGSTER entries. seriously Ueo vs Dai Yoshihara was an amazing tandem battle. anyways, heres a few pics from my flickr.

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