Motion Auto Show & Expo 2011: Part One
Motion Auto Show is very similar to the Spocom show because it was actually part of Spocom until they broke away and made their own show this year. I had never been to the Long Beach convention center so I wasn’t sure what expect. I was pretty much picturing a smaller version of Spocom.
I found the show to be rather small when I first walked it. Everything was really space out which is good for photographers to get some flexibility in their shots while at the small making less room for actual content. There was a pretty even mix of cars, vendors, and models. One thing I found they did excellently well was that they put the stages at opposite ends of the exhibit which draws the crowds to each end instead of in the center. This makes people walk through the show more and keeps music as relatively appropriate levels. I often find multiple DJs in close proximity trying to have a volume war which is incredibly annoying. Another thing they did well was keeping the models circulating around, instead having one massive model booth.
The turn out was pretty good. An appropriate crowd size for the size of the show.
They had a line of up of cars outside the show. They weren’t just some random cars they didn’t know where to put either, they were some seriously nice stuff outside.
We saw a couple of these at the Spocom show a couple weeks ago.
Honda Civic EK Hatch with a front end conversion. I personally don’t like it even if they are done “correctly.” I don’t think the lines of the conversion flow with the Civic’s curvilinear body style.
This black Nissan GTR R35 was just looked spectacular on these super concave wheels.
Some people like big engines and others like big turbos.
This guy has it all. V10 Twin Turbo. “Come at me bro”
…or maybe you were looking at the model…Lola Danielle
There were a couple of nicely done up BMWs in a crowd more BMWs.
One things I’ve always said about car shows is they line up of similar cars together whether it may because the owners/team requested it that way or the show did. Honestly, everyone tries so hard to stand out from the crowd, so why would be want to be in the crowd. If you have a line of cars that all looked about the same, its really boring aka the “Car Show Syndrome.”
Ruckus’ are no different. Each one alone have tons of modifications like exhausts, reupholstered seats, custom paint/vinyl themes, wheels, and all sorts of things that make them really cool; however, they looks about the same in the line up.
Look at that dish.
Couple of cars we saw last week at the Nisei show
A lovely pair of the Fairlady Zs. From old to new.
Notice the Japanese Classic Car Show tent behind it. I will mostly definitely try to make it out to that this year which is on September 10 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. So if you like old classic stuff, be sure to check it out.
A serious pet peeve of mine at shows is the “stand back” lines people set up. I understand you don’t want your paint scratched and all that, but lines make it really difficult to take decent pictures.
Falken Tires had a nice line up of cars they sponsored. Most of which have been seen at quite a lot of shows.
Definitely, more cars to be seen tomorrow.