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Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event

The love of cars and photography meld in Costa Mesa, CA

Rodrez
Jul 14, 2016
Photographer: Sam Du

Few things combine as seamlessly as modified cars and photography. Whether you’re talking about a high-dollar, calculated, professional shoot or an impromptu snap or two at your local gas station, the photo/vehicle connection has never faltered. Throw in a nation of Instagram zombies and way too many native photo-altering filters and it’s apparent that everyone loves shooting or browsing through images of their car, their friends cars or anything that might offer a bit of inspiration.

Toyo Tires knows this all too well and the group set out to bring photogs and viewers together to take part in their inaugural Shutter Space Car Show and Automotive Gallery. Call it a photo gallery with a side of cars, or perhaps a car event with a touch of display photos - we like to call it a great opportunity to hang out with like-minded enthusiasts for an afternoon in the sun.

The basis for the photo portion of the Shutter Space event revolved around a contest that encouraged fans and aspiring photogs to submit their best image to be judged on: 1) representation of the Toyo Tires’ brand and lifestyle, 2) Artistic composition and technical aspect, and 3) Originality. The fourteen finalists were to have their images displayed in the gallery at the Toyo event. When the dust settled and the judges made their final decision, it was Viet Nguyen (@photographybyv) earning top honors with some serious competition that made the entire affair a legitimate battle. Viet took home some exclusive Toyo Tires/Crooks & Castles merchandise and his winning photo will also grace the pages of Super Street in the very near future.

We’re looking forward to the next Shutter Space event as this concept is simple, draws in plenty of potential talent and, most importantly, brings out some great builds that everyone can check out absolutely free.

Check out our Facebook Live broadcast from the event

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Bisimoto, a name synonymous with Honda performance and FWD drag racing, has spent the last few years concentrating on another passion - the Porsche chassis. In between building multiple cars for SEMA each year that range from Honda to Hyundai and of course, a few Porsches thrown into the mix as well, he’s developed a number of parts that have trickled down to the public. His latest project is this BR911, a 3.6L Steve McQueen tribute car that features an array of modern technology packed into a classic 1980 backdated chassis.

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A glimpse of Viet Nguyen’s winning photo of Dominic Le’s Hakotora, an incredible build that we featured in print earlier this year

Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event rwb porsche rear wing Photo 5/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event Rwb Porsche Rear Wing
Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event grey rwb porsche rear Photo 6/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event Grey Rwb Porsche Rear

Bulging fenders, massive rear wing, ultra-aggressive wheels/tires and an almost non-existent gap between the front splitter and mother earth - RWB builds, though not nearly as rare as they once were, always draw a crowd.

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The Honda presence was almost non-existent at Shutter Space, but that didn’t stop @ns2kx from bringing out his white on white flagship to display.

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Just your average Lamborghini Huracan cruising by. Nothing to see here folks…

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If this Spoon-themed Porsche duo did not show up to a Socal event, we would start to worry. These guys are everywhere and people can’t get enough of the juxtaposition of that vinyl wrap.

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Speaking of polar opposites, this Factory Five roadster parked next to a heavily modded Smartcar was as odd as it was intriguing.

Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event vanderhall three wheeler Photo 12/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event Vanderhall Three Wheeler

Powered by the same turbo 1.4L that you’ll find under the hood of a Chevy Sonic, this 1,500lbs, front-wheel drive, “Crystal Cove Edition” three-wheeler is hand-built and available through Utah’s Vanderhall Motor works for a cool 77K.

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Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event bmw wagon jsp fab Photo 38/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event Bmw Wagon Jsp Fab
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Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event bmw m3 sedan rear Photo 58/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event Bmw M3 Sedan Rear
Toyo tires inaugural shutter space event r35 rotirform wheels Photo 68/94   |   Toyo Tires Inaugural Shutter Space Event R35 Rotirform Wheels
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