2m Autowerks Xmas Toy Drive, Julian

 

This last Saturday (12/17/16) consisted of an adventurous Christmas donation event for Rady’s Children’s Hospital hosted by 2m Autowerks. Many toys were donated at 2m; the initial meetup located off of Commerce Avenue. As steaming coffee was provided along with sweet frosted donuts from Dunkin’s, people gathered in the small lot chattering excitedly about BMW’s and their plans for theirs. It was soon time to Caravan to Julian. Engines roared to life as people hastily rushed to the front of the car line. Having brought the only JDM vehicle (my partner in crime), the 2-4-oh, I made sure to stay towards the rear. We were off! BMW’s blazed through the streets, a few other makes and models coursed through such as a Mustang, Camaro and even a smart car… Here’s a small view of the event through my eyes…

After taking a pause at Dudley’s Bakery where more photography took place and the meeting of new people, the drive ensued through Julian and around Lake Cuyamaca. Spits of ice and snow dotted the brown grasses and rocky cliff sides along the roads as flocks of scavenging turkeys scurried for cover. Luckily it was my slow car that encountered a pair of deer crossing the road as I hurried to catch up with the line of cars who had sped through the same large turn just moments before. The drive ended back in San Diego at Ballast Point Brewery off of Old Grove Road. Once there, a much needed Wahoo White with a Mai Tai shot was happily enjoyed. ‘Twas a successful toy drive with 2m and the chill bimmer crowd this Christmas season! How did you donate this year?

Cars & Coffee: Porsche Day, La Jolla

Today (June 25, 2016) was Cars and Coffee Porsche Day at the Lot in La Jolla. Despite driving down Fay Avenue somewhat out of place in the 240, on lookers gawked; eyes hungrily scanning for even greater uniqueness. Both young and old lined the sidewalk in huddles of bound energy amidst the street parked Porsches. Upon reaching the front of the chic Mediterranean restaurant and outdoor patio, it was apparent that the camera was going to be an issue… Here is just a peak at CnC La Jolla through my eyes  as I sadly made the rookie mistake of not bringing a back up battery!

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There will be another CnC La Jolla next month; I have provided a link to their event page. Look out for their updates! Will definitely be returning for more!http://carsandcoffeelajolla.com/

SoCal Euro 2015, Qualcomm Stadium SD

Sunday September 6th was the day of SoCal Euro 2015! A vendor car show designated for enthusiasts of European cars as well as the vendors appealing to these makes and models. There were plenty of bimmers, imports trickled throughout the parking lot… and what most came for; clean exotics that don’t need much else other then their presence… and perhaps a quick rev ear job! Here are some images of SoCal Euro through my eyes:

Hot Import Nights; Del Mar Fairgrounds

This evening (4/4/15) was full of rave music, shiny polished machinery and many young people holding up facades as they continue to try to be the next coolest figure in the car scene. Hot Import Nights is a car show and event held all over the country. It was the first year that HIN was held here at SD’s very own Del Mar Fairgrounds. I met and networked with a lot of new chill car “peeps” in the process of photographing these sweet rides. So here are just a few of the awesome builds from my eyes:

You can check out HIN’s scheduled future venue dates here; http://www.hotimportnights.com/