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Autocon LA 2018: Subie vs. Evo

The AWD army takeover

May 9, 2018

Autocon's SoCal tour stop brought with it a solid variety of cars to fill one of the massive Los Angeles Convention Center halls, but there was one group of cars that unapologetically dominated the majority of square footage at this year's event.

If you attended or have seen coverage of previous AutoCon events then you're already aware of the types of vehicles included, like European, domestic, supercars, hypercars, trucks, and more that join the predominately import-centric show. At this particular event, however, you were destined to run into a Subaru or Evo in just about every row, sometimes those rows being constructed almost entirely of STI, Forester, and various Evo generations.

Aggressive aero and wheel fitments were applied to most of the cars in attendance and it shouldn't come as any surprise Volk Racing's classic TE37 filled the arches of many. Throughout the morning, we didn't come across any extreme camber Subies or Evos, which is a win in our book.

In part 1 of our coverage, we gave you an overview of the entire show, but in this part we want to spotlight the Subies and Evos of Autocon L.A. 2018.

Autocon la 2018 mitsubishi evo Photo 2/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Mitsubishi Evo
Autocon la 2018 evo turbo Photo 3/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Evo Turbo

You've seen Vick Chandra's '06 Evo before in the pages of SS but at that time it was black. Still sporting an aggressive combination that includes a C-West bumper, Varis fenders and Voltex over fenders, the car now sports a matte white vinyl wrap and some additional changes under the hood.

Autocon la 2018 subaru forester Photo 4/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Subaru Forester
Autocon la 2018 subaru forester Photo 5/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Subaru Forester

We're suckers for Forester builds but don't often see them in this type of condition.

Autocon la 2018 jdm california forester Photo 6/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Jdm California Forester

Typically battered and seemingly uncared for, this duo looked to be in pristine condition.

Autocon la 2018 red volk te377s Photo 7/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Red Volk Te377s

Kelvin's Evo IX has been everywhere over the past few years, including landing on the cover of SS in 2016. The Do-Luck and Voltex aero combo slathered in Grigio Telesto grey offers stark contrast to the bright red TE37SL wheels.

Autocon la 2018 sti hatch Photo 8/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Sti Hatch
Autocon la 2018 subaru hatch Photo 9/36   |   Autocon La 2018 Subaru Hatch

Once silver in another life, Edwin Caballero's '14 STI underwent a transformation and now wears a whole new look that includes fresh paint, a wider fender treatment at all four corners and a set of Work rollers.

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