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Los Angeles Auto Show 12.06.09

December 11th, 2009 by john

 If you live in the Southern California area and have yet to visit the LA Auto Show 2009, you’re missing out! Last day of the show is Sunday December 13th. If you haven’t gone out yet, its a great way to spend the day checking out your favorite cars now and future!

  

The biggest theme this year has been the concept of going green. Fact of the matter is.. in my opinion I think Hydrogen Fuel Cell is the way to go. The Honda FCX Clarity which has been sold in only in the cities of Santa Monica and Irvine, CA has really come up with a great car with zero emissions. Another great car we spotted was the new Mazda “2” that has yet to be released. I love this little car! I really hope they make a “Speed2”!

  

Most of you have seen the new Chevy Camaro.. but the Concept “Chroma” model on the left looks really sharp! The silver Camaro on the right is the Jay Leno Edition is doing the same with less. They took out the V8 425 HP engine and swapped it out with a V6 3.6 direct injected twin turbo that produces the same 425HP as the V8!

  

Speaking of USDMs, Dodge had an outrageous booth of Vipers on display. 5 Vipers were parked with a video of a Viper attacking the infamous “Green Hell” – Nüburgring race track. Hits close to heart, cause I was there earlier this year with our driver Carl who was competing in the 24 hour race there. 7.22.1 is pretty damn fast. 

  

Of all the booths and displays, the Scion booth was clearly a showcase. As always, Scion creates a huge impact, especially amongst the youth group with their shoe-store like setup. One of the most famous Scions would most likely be Tanner Foust’s Formula Drift Rockstar Scion TC. Found his race suit, but found it odd that he is actually the same height as Vaughn Gitten Jr. hmmmmm…  

  

Here she is.. the beauty.. from Scion to Lexus… Toyota has hit a winner. The Lexus LF-A is an amazingly beautiful with a 5.2 V10 that will have you screaming to 60 in only 3.7 seconds after spending $375,000 on this car, I’d be screaming too! Maybe for less I might consider the new R8 Spyder. Part of the fun of going to the Auto Show is dreaming like you’re shopping!

 

Possibly a Rolls Royce Phantom. Interior is nicer than most homes. Never-mind… I found it! The one I want. 2010 Porsche GT3 RS. Done and done! Now with a 3.8 liter 450hp naturally aspirated flat six, this car has much motor under its stunning exterior. And at $132,800 compared to the $375,000 LF-A.. I still have some cash left in my wallet to pick up a few more McRibs!

If you’re planning to head out to the Auto Sow this weekend, park at the Convention center parking lot for $12 and there is a discount for entry tickets at:

http://www.laautoshow.com/DiscountCoupon.html

Just print it and bring it with you for a $10 entry with coupon!

-John

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CTO x McRib Bash 12.05.09

December 7th, 2009 by john

So randomely, I was having a conversation with Justin, and we were talking about how good McRibs are. I had just admitted for the past 3 days, I’ve had McRibs.. They are so nostalgic and take me to a better time when I’m enjoying them. The official flyer was awesome, thanks Logan!

Taizo was one of the first to arrive, and so he made the call to McDonald’s, “Hi, I need to order 40 McRibs and 10 orders of fries, Thanks… I’ll be there in 10 minutes”

10 Minutes later, the bossman at McDonald’s was filling up this box with our order. Thanks McDonald’s for bringing the McRib back!

This is our order… made a nice McRib pyramid. As time went by, the party started to fill in. Here are pics of each individual enjoying the McRib:

        

From Left to Right: CTO John, Ines, Taizo, Taizo, MF Charles, Matt (Fox Sports), Dennis (Customer).

       

From Left to Right: CTO Mom, Jack (azndoc), Jack (azndoc), Aaron (dousan), Rebecca, Brian Harte (BH), Tire Delivery Guy.

      

From Left to Right: Danny (Pink Godzira), CTO Oscar, Chris (Flybert), CTO Charlie, Allen making a double McRib, Allen (http://www.4rtofclean.com), 40 McRibs massacred.

Thank you guys for coming out. This was a really fun time! Best party of 2009!!!

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Just Drift / CHP Toy Drive 11/28 & 11/29

December 3rd, 2009 by john

  

For the love of charity! Just Drift along with the California Highway Patrol have come up with a fun way to help give a meaningful holiday for those kids in need. The annual JD / CHP Toy Drive at Willow Springs Balcony course is a great way for drivers to come drive at a discount when donating a toy to the CHP. $75 a day!

  

Speaking of the CHP, how often is it you see them enjoying the view of drifters sliding sideways in front of them? They had the best seat in the house. For me… it was freezing!!!! So I set up camp inside the trailer. :)

  

City Tire’s mobile setup.. without tent, because the wind was blowing so hard. Here is Oscar at work on some tires with our Hunter TC3500 tire changer.

  

Often times, people ask if we do more than tires, and the answer is YES! Tires, Wheels, Suspension, Alignments, Shocks/Struts, Coilovers etc etc etc… Good thing, because our friend Chris with a new Hyundai Genesis coupe had a bit of a mishap on Sunday. His wheel came flying off his car on the track. He ended up breaking all his wheel studs and bending 2 rear arms.

  

 After a quick trip to AutoZone, we put his new wheel studs in and was able to hammer the 2 bent arms straight so that he can make it home safe on his donut spare.

  

 Just Drift driver Chris “Flybert” Mendoza showing his skill all day at the Toy Drive. Also this red S14 with an OPEN DIFF.. was just murdering it.

  

Whoa! Cone killer!! A great way to learn or just get better in skill overall is to join the JD Drift clinic. They have beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinics to suit all driver levels. Many drivers who start off doing donuts and figure 8s in the morning, are able to drive the intermediate and advance courses by the end of the day.

Thanks to Just Drift and the California Highway Patrol for having us out there!

www.justdrift.com

They do have Toy Drive #2 coming up the weekend of December 19th and 20th so please don’t forget to sign up!

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