Nokturnal’s Yukon Denali w/ Rolls Royce front end

January 28th, 2007

Nokturnal Car Club is a car club that can usually be found at DUB and other similar shows in Southern California. This particular car was featured by Visionik Audio in their booth at the 2007 CES show. Visionik was advertising in PAS at the time, so I was sent out to the San Gabriel Valley to snap some photos of this unique car. Each door opened differently (Driver front door was Lambo style, Driver Rear was draw-bridge style, Passenger Front was normal, Passenger Rear was Suicide), and the front end features an authentic Rolls Royce grill and headlights. The interior had quilted suede, mink, and other lush fabrics, combined with a real hardwood floor and a 15″ screen integrated into the dash. Although this car isn’t everyone’s taste, it is very unique and has a ton of work into it.

Team Hybrid Scion xA Feature – Scion HQ

January 13th, 2007

For my first feature shoot of 2007, I was contacted by PAS Magazine to shoot the Team Hybrid Scion xA designed by David Huang. This car won the inaugural Scion Challenge at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas. I traveled to Torrance, CA to the Scion Corporate Headquarters to do the shoot. Unfortunately, I was limited on location as the car wasn’t street legal. Also, as with many show cars, the engine wasn’t running right at the time, so we weren’t able to get any rolling shots. I still feel the shoot came out good. PAS ran the car in their 2007 Buyers Guide.

Click the cover to get a glance at the layout.

Hillbank Motorsports shop tour – PAS Magazine

January 6th, 2007

My first shoot of 2007 was at Hillbank Motorsports / Superformance in Irvine, CA. While some of my shoots are from me sourcing the cars, this particular shoot was sourced from the sales department of PAS as Hillbank was a paying advertiser at the time. Hillbank produces replica Shelby Cobra kit cars for their buyers, with all manufacturing happening in house. I went to the facility and met with the staff, who gave me a tour of both their showroom and their warehouse. One of the biggest constraints of this shoot was that their showroom was very tight quarters, and the 1.6x crop factor on my 20D didn’t allow me to get the wider shots I would have preferred. Never the less, I’m happy with the way the shoot came out, and so was the client (PAS Magazine).

This spread ran in the July 2007 PAS Magazine. Click on the magazine for a preview of the spread.