Words by Tim Wong
HellaOccupyLittleTokyo was fun idea to surrounded an entire city block in Little Tokyo with modified cars. Since it was Sunday, parking was free all day so the event seemed like a pretty cool idea. All weekend, my sleeping schedule was pretty messed up so I was kind out of it. I didn’t bother to sleep Friday night so I was up watching the lunar eclipse Saturday morning at 4AM, rolled right out to Cars and Coffee Irvine around 6:30AM, and then AutoCon until 4PM which I got a good amount of coverage from. After ending some of the shots from Saturday, I crashed around 6PM thinking I’d get a full amount of sleep just time for HellaOccupyLittleTokyo; however, I woke up at 11PM and ended up just staying up and editing pictures some more. So by the time HellaOccupyLittleTokyo came around, I was already up and just headed out there.
I arrived around 5:40AM which was a bit later than I had planned, but there wasn’t as many people there as I had expected. There were maybe enough to fill up 2nd street.
I’ve seen that blue bug eyed Subaru Impreza WRX on several occasions. It looks very good with the matching blue Work Meisters.
VIP Lexus GS sitting at the end of the street.
Several of the cars representing Fatlace were already there early.
I very much like this shot because the buildings in the background highly reminds of the streets in Asia (mostly since it is Little Tokyo) which matches the cars nicely.
Over one 1st street, there was cars lining down the street too. They were mostly Euros.
2nd street was filling up nicely.
James Oliver’s Honda Prelude
A pretty nice Acura RSX aside from the dark green Volk CE28s. The weird dark green doesn’t flow too well with the vibrant red on the car.
I have seen this highly track designed several times at the Friday KINOD meets in Industry.
Right across the street was another Toyota MRS.
A pretty wicked Nissan 240sx with a aggressive widebody kit. Even though its clearly a work in progress, I like the raw potential in this car.
I was actually surprised to see an Acura Integra Type R there. Plus, it was also rocking a JDM front end. Nice and simple.
Some folks hanging out at Illest. The meet was a pretty cool idea, but several hours had passed and I got pretty bored because there wasn’t much to do. There was some pictures I saw from other people showing some other cars roll in and some Honda Ruckus fun. I don’t know what time they rolled in, but I think instead of going so early, I probably could have afforded to show up late in the morning and caught the festivities at its peak. I went home around 9AM or so and slept. This is it for the meet, but I will be uploading the rest of the pictures onto our Facebook page so be sure to check it out.