As most of you know i’ve been blogging for a while. Here on this site and on it’s JDM yo (when it first started), It’s sister site DTM yo but i just got tired of it all for a while and stopped. Sure i got a little encouragement from good friends “do some work!” But in the end i get lazy and lose the motivation.
I started updating this site again after the blog bug bit again and got some good results. Which i appreciate all the long time followers it really means a lot.
So with that said im working on a new project .. NO not another car project LOL but ANOTHER blog. One more generalized to car and lifestyle. I sometimes feel limited to what i can update because of the name of the blog. JDM, DTM, Lexus and just wanted to broaden the range. I’m a fan of all cars and don’t want to be restricted. I know technically it’s my blog and i should be able to write or cover what i want but i guess it’s just me.
i’ll still throw some things on here from time to time just cause it’s the OG blog and i want to keep it alive but i’ll mainly be putting my attention on www.localcarmotion.com
Just started putting up my weekend adventure to Wekfest III in SF. So check it out and let me know what you guys think.
Dang i’ve been seeing all the coverage from Wekfest IIIon all the other sites and they’re quick. I’m in the process of moving so bare with me guys. We’re barely on day 2 of the trip. LOL.
Day 2 saturday! We’ll obviously we’re not at the car show coverage since the shows was on Sunday, but i wanted to take you through my days in SF. I already told you about the drive up and the mishap with the car so we’ll move forward. Sunday was pretty chill. Everyone i knew had hotels that were pretty far from me so me and Kathy ended up chillen locally at the warf since i wanted to stay by the venue. Which was blocks away and blocks away from the Pier 39.
First stop was Boudin’s cause you really can’t go to SF without having the clam chowder specially since it was hella cold and STILL raining and walking to the warf.. mann. Alaskan air or something was blowing but definitely needed something hot. Apparently by the 2nd picture everyone else wanted clam chowder and some of the famous sourdough.
After was some time at the delicious food spot we went to check thing out around the Warf we ended up at The Wax Museum which was VERY interesting. I dunno how some of these figures are suppose to look like celebrities and history figures. I went through a ton of pictures and picked one that actually was decent. Check it out below and you be the judge. Other then the wax museum and walking around checking the local stores and seeing the sites we ended up back at the hotel to see if anyone was near by .
-which no one was 😦 –
I’ll let the the pictures and inserts fill ya in. check it out .
The walk in rain and cold all worth it for this!!! Yumm
Rain cold and there was stll SO many people still walking around enjoying the food and the sites. Crazy i tell you CRAZY!
DOPEST candystore i’ve been in OMG. it looked like Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
The Wax Museum , best picture out of a A Lot .. they looked better in person.
Kathy’s contribution and attempt at being a Photographer. haha i don’t know why she thought was hilarious but eh..
Here’s her debut me taking a piss haha.
Nights falling and the Next day is the show!!!! Got to watch the Dunk contest which was AMAZING!!!! Glad i didn’t forget about it and was way better then last year. Double dunk and a leap over a car! WIN written all over it! No one else around the area and Early roll in ended up just relaxing. Couldn’t wait for the show.. super excited!!!
SUNDAY sneak peak preview!!!!!! WEKFEST III roll in.
I don’t even know where to start because it was just such a mission to get to SF. I was able to get of work early and the plan was to leave by 2pm Friday but there were speed bumps cause from previous trips North have never been easy. So 2pm was suppose to be take off time and it was already 3:30p and no sign of my co-pilot aka gf. Then, the distress call.. she ran outta gas rushing to get to my house but didn’t quiet make it. Had to go get her and put some gas in her car. We drop off the car and it’s now 4pm, leave time? Eh wasn’t too bad .. thought alright, coo. Lets go!
Gas up before hitting the road and SF bound!!! Next speed bump was a loose power cable in the trunk where the battery is. Which flipped a relay off in the trunk!! And having no access to my trunk but my key remote had bad news written all over it. No key hole because there’s a reverse camera in it’s place, which also cancelled out the manual lever by the seat. Rear seats don’t go down on the IS300 and the ski boot isn’t accessible from the inside. So what to do? Sat there with no power no jumper cables and no local friends in the area. Called a few people for suggestions and they all weren’t possible without jumper cables and help. So all i had was a Home Depot near by and being frustrated isn’t a good thing. Ended up popping a hole in the trunk and opening it manually .. Isn’t bad cause it’s not visible but Oh hurt so bad to cut the metal. It’s now bout 6:30 and raining GREAT!! But the car was running and I was determined not to miss this show! Here’s the first part of the adventure for Friday i’ll continue with Saturdays part of the trip next. Stay tuned
Gas Station where the cars power cable flipped the relay 😦
SF Bound !! but now it’s raining hard and traffic!! FAIL FAIL FAIL haha. Wekfest or Bust!
8 hrs later with torrential rains and traffic … The Bay Bridge!! we’ve arrived!
Local SF Gas station for some gas and Car’s running like a champ !
View from the room next morning..
Rain just wont go away and it’s FREEZING!!
Ready for day 2 of this adventure!! It’s raining and we’re still going out to explore and have some clam chowder! HKS umbrella ready to go!
On that note. follow up for Saturdays fun.
The event coverage is coming soon and it was a hell of a trip. Stay tuned for the coverage coming up and it’s gonna be doozy.
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I’ve been in the industry quite sometime time now. Worked at a body shops, CF manufacturer , bodykit distributer, Japanese suspension company, built show cars and have had some covers and features all over the world with my ride. I hope to share some of my views and knowledge with the rest of the world.
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