We recently attended The Pursuit 3: Presented by Longo Lexus which was held at Irwindale Speedway.
The Pursuit is an annual all Lexus meet and we supported by donating a $300 gift certificate towards wheel refinishing. This is enough to just about cover the cost of powdercoating or polishing on a full set of wheels.
I was talking with friends and potential customers all day so I didn't get a chance to snap pictures of all the cars there, but here's a few that I did capture.
Perfect example of a Japanese styled VIP car from Autofashion. Perfect fitment and wheel framing with the radiused quarter panel.
Milton's 350Z on Garson Deep Racing Ryugi that we recently did polished out to perfection.
Vertex USA brought out 3 great looking cars.
I liked this particular Lexus GS with a Car Make T&E kit.
Even though we were at a Lexus meet, it seems as if all makes were welcome. This Acura TSX belongs to a customer of ours. We re-lipped the rear wheels (and converted them to 20 hole for a cleaner look). With more of a drop and a painted lip, it would look excellent. I'm sure the owner has that on his list of things to do!
Walking around the meet put into perspective how many Lexus customers we've had! This Lexus IS350 with full OEM IS-F conversion belongs Mark Chen. We repaired the Volk Racing G2's and finished them off with a custom "Burning Black" powdercoat.
John Tao graced us with his new project car - an Infiniti Q45. He just recently purchased the car and already has it dropped on Powdered By Max coilovers with WheelFlip spec 19x12.5 rear / 19x11 front SSR Vienna Kreis. The wheels are custom sandwich mounted and even so, has a generous 6.5 inches of lip in the rear! He already has a few aftermarket suspension arms, but with a bit of massaging of those fenders, the wheels will tuck nicely under them.
That's a 275/30/19 stretched on the rear!
Vincent Shu's Lexus LS400 on re-lipped Kenstyle Locksmice Dukes.
Here you can see the owner in the background and his *future* wheels in the foreground. Vincent got incredibly lucky and won the WheelFlip raffle. We're already working on multiple sets of his so it worked very well in his favor and he's getting a huge discount!
As far as I know, this will be the first set of step lipped SSR Agle Strusse in the world. They are some of my favorite wheels so I set out to create a sick set for a sick car. Perhaps I should offer Omakase wheel building? I have already spec'd out wheel styles and specs for a few people so I wonder if others out there would be interested in such a service? :)
Our entire group already had our free In 'N Out meal as well as seconds and thirds - and before they were about to close down and leave, we were given 3 full boxes of cheeseburgers.
You can also see all the bags of Original Lays that got stacked up. To me, plain Lays are a last resort food.
Final shot of our small setup before teardown.
I got a chance to snap a couple of photos of Stephen Leung's sick Mitsubishi Evo X before we called it a day. As always, hit us up for unbeatable pricing on all Rays wheels!
It was a great event overall. See you next year and thanks to all of our current and future Lexus customers!