The roll in and set up for a car show is always interesting to see, you can see how a big convention center hall gets filled from side to side with cars and vendors. I am always thankful when a setup time for a car show isn’t before 9AM, so it seemed like today would go pretty smooth for our staging time…
Spotted some Honda hatches chilling in the parking lot before roll in.
This SPOON CRX is a work of art.
Slammed Odyssey from Vankulture.
While other people were rolling into the show, half the cars that we brought up had to burn gasoline because of 1/4 fire hazard rule….
Rocket Bunny FRS on CCW LM-5T and a S14 on Work Meisters rolling up together.
Jason Lau was nice enough to bring his slammed static IS300 to show with us.
Speed Element Subaru on Advan GT wheels.
That line to roll in..
Ryan is always down to show when he has the time, now his EVO is looking more colorful than ever.
Didn’t get to meet the owner of this IS300, but his friend Tim drove it out to show with us.
James Tran’s RSX Volk CE28s also showed with us.
Oh the perks of being bagged. No driveway is dangerous to us.
But hearing Jason’s IS300 scrape all the way to the staging area made me miss being static.
HOODRATstuff in the back.
Our two support vehicles.
The calm before the storm.
This AIMGAIN IS250c from Texas seems to be at all the California shows.
Cars are scattered everywhere during staging. It has to get ugly before it becomes beautiful.
A close up of the S14 earlier.
It was finally time for us to setup and good thing we’re veterans at this because we got out in 20 minutes.
Vinh’s Subie ready to sit pretty for the next 48 hours.
Vollkommen Design Subaru rolling into the venue.
Roll in for the show would last all the way to the evening.
We were finally off to go eat at Pepper Lunch and while waiting we discovered that Hayle and Rica were cousin’s cousin’s of another mother’s cousin’s uncle related. Amazing how they look so similar! Definitely related.
Everyone getting ready to devour their food.
Shavi got two plates that shows you how good it is or how small the portions are..
That’s when Jerald realized he fucked up. He ordered a bento box for some reason..
Hayle excited to try Pepper Lunch for the first time because of how much we hyped it up.
Finally got mine and I couldn’t wait for it to cook and ate most of it pretty rare.
There’s only one Pepper Lunch in the United States and it’s in Milpitas. They are also the only one in the world that has garlic butter.
Afterwards we got some Mexican ice cream and chamangos from there we decided to go back into SF to go check out Muir woods.
Trees are cool and trees are cooler when they’re super tall, but Muir woods wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. I’m actually not sure what I was expecting, probably the monkeys from Planet of the Apes to come out and try to kill us or something. At least it was free.
I would go here for portrait shoots, but no one was looking pretty today or wearing HOODRATstuff.
It’s fun to do bad things.
Oh hey, Hayle.
This will be good photoshop material.
Derek contemplating on what he should buy me for dinner.
Hayle thinking about what to eat next.
Shavi from Diamond Supply doing some Diamond Exploring.
When the crew pose on fleek.
The main reason I wanted to go to SF was to eat ice cream and we finally got it at Mitchell’s ice cream.
Dog backpacks, now that’s new.
Mitchell’s sells their own ice cream in half gallons. Pretty neat.
Hayle also approves or she got hit in the eye with something and she’s trying to get it out with her thumb.
Even when it was cold, people were still in line to get some ice cream here.
What is different about Mitchell’s is that they make you get a number and then they call you up to be serviced. Actually works a lot better than a line.
Hayle can’t wait to eat some of Kyren’s shoulder.
It was finally our time to shine and of course we tried all of the flavors.
I actually forgot what I got, but all the flavors there are really good and the consistency of the ice cream is superb.
We met up with Vinh and the rest of the group and drove up to the hills of Milpitas to do some HOODRATstuff and check out the view.
Check back tomorrow for coverage of Wekfest!