SPOCOM 2012 Car and Lifestyle Show – Anaheim
We traveled to Anaheim and walked into one of the fastest growing car shows in the Pacific region. SPOCOM reaches out to the younger generation with a kick-ass car show and lifestyle event. Currently, they have three shows throughout the year — Honolulu, San Mateo, and Anaheim — with a new 2-day festival added in October 2012 for the Taiwan audience.
Founders Jeff Louie and Eugene Inose have a passion for cars and wanted to bring together a car show that also celebrates the lifestyle of the younger generation. The majority of the show attendees range from 18 to 35 year olds and evidently were having a good time checking out the rad cars, hot models, and custom car parts on display.
A majority of the 252 show entries are Japanese import cars (approximately 70 percent), but European and domestic cars are a growing representation. SPOCOM had their biggest Euro-car turnout this year.
If you are thinking about entering your car at one of the SPOCOM shows, get your entry in early. All 252 entries sold out quickly, with the extras put on a waiting list.
Below are video and photos captured at the show Saturday night followed by a slideshow at the end. Give a shout out to your favorite cars and models in the comments section below. Video was provided by our friends at R1 Concepts and Michael Dang for PVR Motorsports.
This green machine is a 1989 Nissan Silvia with a turbocharged Toyota 2JZ engine owned by Forrest Wang who races Formula Drift Pro-Am class. Forrest uses all 650-hp to run the Pro-Am circuit so he can qualify for his Formula Drift license. So watch out for Forrest when he goes up against eBay Motors Formula Drift driver Tony Brakohiapa.
Nathan built this 2003 Ford Focus for show and dedicated it to his late brother, Justin. Engine is the only thing on the car left in stock form. This car has a long list of customizations that is longer than Father Time’s beard. Air lift suspension can raise the car almost 4 inches. JC Autostyles (Rosemead, Calif.) did all the custom fiberglass interior panels and exterior body kit. In the rear cargo compartment is a PC-based gaming system and a rockin’ sound system to back it up.