Extreme Autofest: San Diego, Part Three

by Matt Willis

Photos credit: Tim Wong, Matt Willis

By mid-afternoon, Tim and I felt we had pretty much cycled the whole show enough. We did a few more laps around the show just to scope things out…maybe find some hidden treasures, and visited some local owners and also checked out the model booth later on.

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Various acts were performing on stage throughout the day…nothing too explosive though…

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Spotted this U2 360 shirt from about a mile away…just my nature I suppose…

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Cool little widebody CRZ. Good to see some new ones out there…

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Loved this older off-white 911 Carrera. Porsche’s are really hard to ID by year because…well…they all look the same. But I want to say its a 78+ just because of the tail light design. The kit and aero makes it even harder to tell…

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I thought this was cool, mainly because you’d only see it on a Porsche or a similar car with wide enough fenders.

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…the interior…

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…and the motor. Love the flat ITB collar…

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Here’s another angle…

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This NA1 NSX was very well done.

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First thing that came to mind when I saw this:

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Seacrest County Speed Enforcement…

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…Something I just don’t really understand yet. The car is nice but I thought the little mannequin dudes were quite creepy.

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I liked this simple black CRX.

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Then we went over and checked out some Ruckus’ on display.

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Love both of these hatchbacks, which I repeatedly see at socal events. Both of them are so timeless and I think do a great job of representing an era.

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My ideal engine bay. Looks like it’s out of a Spoon catalog. Even has the Del Sol air cleaner tube for the B16A, rather than trying to shove the 58mm SOHC one on the bigger B-series throttle. It does need an LS/TypeR throttle though to fix the loop-back cable…

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Paid a visit to local SD Team Showpow, who had several cars on display…

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Eddy’s 4-door…

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Peng’s Accord..

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Eddy locked inside the Showpow display…or outside it, rather…

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Jason’s Accord coupe…

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Not a Showpow car but it was parked directly behind them…interesting theme, but a lot going on elsewhere in the bay. One of the best Milano Red paint jobs I’ve ever seen too…

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One of my favorite cars at EAF was this battleship gray EG6. So many subtle things that made this car great. The low-profile aero on the hood and fenders, the molded-in ducts through the fog-light holes, a 5-lug conversion with fitted Spoon brake calipers, and I just loved the dump-tube exhaust and bare interior.

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I’ll wrap up part three there. I will post the final part this weekend. Stay tuned and thanks for reading! Meanwhile…here are a couple shots we grabbed of Raichelle Viado at the NOS model booth…

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Thanks!

– Matt

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