Stance of the Union – Sacramento, CA
I decided about 11pm the night before on whether I was going to be able to go to this event or not. I really wanted to have my car there to show support for one of our original members and a member of Stanceworks, Ben Terry. I even gave VIP’d Out, James Church, a call the day before to figure out a way for him to drive my car to this event. Then I found out that Brokey33, Josh was driving up here from So Cal to be here. I decided then and there that I personally needed to be there. If Josh can pull this off, no excuse for me not to be there as well.
As usual, James and his VIP’d Out krew was gracious enough to let me park with them. I met up with them at James’ house at 630AM and already we were over 20 cars deep to roll over. Just the thought on how big this caravan was a good omen on how this event was going to turnout.
Josh and his wife are troopers. Josh drove this car AS-IS. There were no adjustments on height or camber on the drive from Riverside, CA to San Francisco, CA then to Sacramento, CA. To most people, like myself, I use my Air Sus to my advantage and drive at a “driveable” height. They even drove thru San Francisco city streets with this setup. I gotta hand it to them, that’s insane but so sick. Talk about “breaking necks”, this was the car to do that with it’s current stance . One more thing that you had to see in person to appreciate was the custom LED taillights that Josh took months to create. It was just amazing. I even contemplating breaking up my Junction Produce setup just to get a set of taillights made.
James from VIP’d Out once again came out to show the extreme side of a VIP car build. All day everyone was crowding around this car just gawking. Being the car stuck between this car and Josh’s car made it very uncomfortable. Those 2 cars are so damn sick.
We have quite a few members from Sacramento. GS300tom, N1smo240, and others. When we rolled up they were all ready situated at one parking spot. They were gracious enough to allow the staff to move them to a different spot where we could try to put a few of the VIP Cars together. It was great to meet all of you, I am sorry I didn’t spend more time to talk to you guys. Thank you so much for sporting our stickers and can’t wait to see the cars again.
I remember reading on Twitter from VIP Modular Wheels (@VIPMODULAR) about an Audi RS4 they were going to bring up for this event. This car was going to come up with a set of wheels that had a 24k Gold finish. I was very curious to see how this was going to turn out. When I finally saw it in person, I was pretty amazed. The setup that it had, with the Black on Gold wheels was extremely clean. I gotta admit, it has me thinking again, I need new wheels.
A few cars showed up towards the end of roll-in, Sean from JDM Palace and a White 2nd gen GS that was sitting proper. Sean brought out his blacked out LS430. Such a mean look with the all black theme. The White GS, I didn’t get the owner’s name. James spoke to him and he was new to the VIP game. From what I remember, it was less than 60days or so into owning this car. So far so good.
Overall it was a great show. Gotta thank everyone who came out to chill and support us. One of the funniest parts of the event was the ONE time I need to go away to use the restroom, my car alarm decides to just go off. I was told that since there was no way to turn off my alarm since I was away, everyone around the car started to make their alarms go off. Thanks for making me feel like I am not the only dork to leave their alarm on. If I missed your car, I do apologize. I’ll get it next time.
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