While Southern California didn't get its usual sunny and 70s for it, AutoCon still managed to attract a multitude of people to its once-a-year event. According to Autocon President and Co-Founder Justin Fong, approximately 8,250 heads rolled through the rows of cars at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.
"Something fresh that we brought out this year was our new and improved 'Drive-Up' main stage, which allows for the best AutoCon featured vehicles to be displayed on-stage in front of a live audience," says Justin. "The vehicle owner is then given the opportunity to talk about their story behind the project. Our idea was to create a unique, fun and engaging experience for our attendees."
Like anything mainstream, there are trends, and a popular one this year seemed to be the style Nakai brought from Japan - RWB. One particular Porsche that seemed to stand out was none other than Darren Yoo's. "AutoCon is always cool," Darren tells us. "I was able to park in the same spot I parked my Nissan GT-R last year. I liked how they set up the stage to show different types of builds. My only complaint was the audio sucked and I couldn't hear what the commentator was saying."
Before we moved on, we asked Darren about his car. "I've been wanting to build an RWB Porsche since 2008, which was the first time I saw it. I thought about the Lexus RCF Rocket Bunny for a second, but RWB made more sense to me. Plus getting to know the Phaze2 guys and seeing some of the Honda builds, I wanted to incorporate that into my RWB build."
AutoCon consistently brings the best cars from California. Justin says, "We have some exciting projects that we are currently working on, but can't disclose just yet. Let's just say AutoCon LA 2016 is going to be an event that you don't want to miss!"