The Scion FR-S has truly been the hottest car in scene right now. And anyone can tell just by the amount of involvement various groups have had putting on FR-S themed events such as this. The high participation and involvement of the community attending these events is also evident of the interest in this car.
“There is no doubt that the Scion FR-S is going to be the dominant and prominent cars [sic] at SEMA this year, and I’ll go out on a limb and say the same will happen again at the 2013 SEMA Show.”
– Neil Tjin
President at Tjin Edition
(Sept. 25, 2012)
Neil could not have been more right in his prediction. The SEMA show is always a really, really, really big show. To put things into context, the SEMA show brings all parts of the auto industry, domestic and international; buyers and exhibitors; styling and performance to tools and accessories, anything you can think of it’s probably there; and then some! Now spread that out through the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, which consists of 3 halls, with one having a second floor, and then the entire outside parking lot. Yup, it’s big.
There’s no surprise on why the Scion FR-S was awarded the hottest sports compact vehicle this year. With a show that big you’d be sure to see all sorts of vehicles, well this year you still could have, but there was not a single area of the convention center that you couldn’t take a few steps and spot a Scion FR-S (or Subaru BRZ). It was almost maddening, maybe even giving some a sense of hysteria!
But all is good, let’s take a look at some of the different FR-S builds at the show. And a few other stand outs.
Motions: M.Montenegro, A.Gomez, M.Ishida
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Montenegro
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Oh my!
Standing here, watching all the Scions go by.
Waiting for their chance to enter and see,
Scion cars and scary monsters for free!
This is the 9th straight year that Scion has come through to really show their appreciation to all the Scion Owners. At least 3,000 Scions filled with more than 10,000 Scion Owners and their guests all gathered at Knott’s Scary Farm for a free event and entry to the the 40th Halloween Haunt. All for just owning a Scion and providing a toy donation for Toys for Tots. A good cause and a good event from a good automotive brand.
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, K.Kuramoto, A.Kuramoto
I got up early this morning specifically to get started and cram this write up in before Scion Night tomorrow, and I’ll be honest with you…I’m pretty tried right now. But its a good kind of tired because I’m really motivated to do this, plus it makes me remember the kind of tired I felt on Sunday after the walk. It was the type of tired you feel after a job well done, after knowing you accomplished something good…
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Ishida
Whether in the parking lot chillin’ or on the track tossing it around, its just looked cool. That line can be said about either the Scion FR-S or 86Fest from this past weekend. MotorMavens’ Antonio Alvendia and his crew put together a nice blend of car show and track day festivities at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It was a perfect celebration for the whole 86 platform (AE86/FRS/BRZ).
Snaps: J.Alba, J.Rodriguez, M.Montenegro
Blurbs: M.Vasquez, J.Pagtalunan
For the first feature here at Scion Evolution we wanted to make sure we kicked it off with a ride that would really catch people’s interest – a true showstopper. We decided to go with one of Scion Evolution SoCal’s top show cars, Manny’s 2007 Scion tC.
Come join US at 86Fest held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Sunday October 7th! It’s going to be a dope day of fun and excitement. Experience this event that will be talked about for years.
Do you remember Scion’s first Scion Exposed in El Toro? Rest assure, 86Fest will be the largest event for all enthusiasts.
It’s open to all but please RSVP at www.86fest.com!
The newly designed 86 platform (Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ in the USA) has received international acclaim as the second coming of the legendary AE86. We honor the rich heritage of the original AE86 and celebrate the new 86 platform by inviting all car enthusiasts to 86FEST.
86FEST is the ultimate gathering of Scion FRS, Toyota AE86, and Subaru BRZ enthusiasts. Auto Club Speedway will serve as the destination for the inaugural 86FEST on Sunday, October 7th, 2012.
The meet will run from 10am-5pm, but drivers should arrive promptly at 7am for drivers meeting.
86FEST features the following:
- FRS/BRZ/AE86 Professional Photoshoot
- Timed Autocross presented by Falken Tires
- Roval Course SpeedVentures Track Day
- OEM Audio Plus Sound Demos
- Vendor Village
- Raffle with Thousands of Dollars in Performance Parts
- 86FEST Swapmeet presented by Club4AG
- Food Truck Corral
We welcome drivers of all skill levels to participate in the 86FEST Autocross and Track Experience, and all makes of cars are encouraged to participate in the driving events.
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Ishida, D.Huang
Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, kicked off our 2nd meet & greet since the new changes, but it was the first one where we stepped away from hosting it at the usually homebase location. And I have to say, having it at a new and different place was very refreshing! And everyone clearly had a lot of fun!
The food trucks were great and there were a lot of them! A lot of credit has to be given to Glenn from Norwalk DinDinAGoGo who just recently started up this event at Golf N Stuff on Friday nights. It was perfect for them and for our club.
Snaps: J.Alba, J.Rodriguez, M.Montenegro
Blurbs: J.Alba, J.Pagtalunan
As if spending a day shooting event coverage at Auto Gallery wasn’t enough, SE SoCal Member and DaYUUM Contributor, Jae-Money, met up with a few other SE Members the very next day to do an impromptu photoshoot in Downtown LA.
Jae, Manny, Max, Nick, Johnny, and a couple models (and a very chill boyfriend, haha!) found some nice spot at the Art District and then down by the LA riverbed. From graffiti wall art to the LA skyline, these guys came away with some awesome shots. A lot of the credit has to go to Max on this one; he has a really good eye for spots to shoot at.
A quick recap
Actually, we never really left, but the club has clearly taken a dip in visibility in the whole Scion/car scene recently. Gone are the days of being the majority Scion group at car shows, the days of 100+ members together at any given meet.
There are a few of us still around, still hanging out at our usual meet and greets. We still do this because as members of Scion Evolution we have developed a family like bond that has gone beyond our common interest in our cars. And now as a family, with old school experiences and infusions of new school ideas, we are determined to make Scion Evolution prominent once again!
Before we begin this new chapter, we feel that it is important to never forget our roots. And what better way than with a recap of Scion Evolution, coming full circle from the beginning with the founders to now? It will be a good piece of information for new members as well as a refresher for current members.
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