2015 AutoCon x Purist Group Winter Drive
Photos: John Zhang / 1013MM
Whether it’s officially organized or a casual gathering, automotive enthusiasts in Southern California are seemingly always close in proximity to a car show. Hosted by AutoCon Events and Purist Group, the Third Annual Winter Drive combined a car show with a charity event to raise donations for charity organizations within the community. Not only assembling an impressive list of unique cars but also over $250,000 worth of toys, this event had something for everyone.
Copper-coated Forgiato F.Classico wheels fill the Liberty Walk widened fenders on this Lamborghini Huracan from RDBLA.
Bulletproof Automotive brought two widebody BMWs exemplifying the transformations they are capable of creating. The first was this Varis/VRS widebody F82 M4 with Volk Racing G25 wheels. The completely custom interior played off the Bavarian manufacturer’s signature colors, all the way down to the buckles on the Bulletproof/Willans racing harnesses.
The second, also Varis/VRS widebody kitted, was this grey E89 Z4. The unique windshield and tonneau cover draw attention to the convertible, which is equipped with its own set of Volk Racing G25 wheels.
AutoFashion’s Rocket Bunny NA1 Acura NSX displayed the rare body kit with a set of bronze Volk Racing TE37 wheels.
This enclosed trailer with removable walls/roof may seem like it would be expensive, however it’s pocket change in comparison to its cargo. With only 26 road-going variants produced, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is not only a very rare supercar, but very valuable.
R34 GTRs are near impossible to register legally in the state of California, so it’s surprising to see this black example with Volk Racing TE37 wheels from Manji Garage.
This Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo from O’Gara Motorsport looked more ready to attack pavement in the Blancpain Series than to be stagnant in this show.
Custom RWB badged fifteen52 wheels match the glossy exterior of this white Rauh Welt widebody Porsche 964.
No stranger to an automotive event, Magnus Walker had his custom “277” Porsche in attendance.
The fifteen52 Outlaw wheel was designed directly for the “Urban Outlaw” himself, so it looks right at home wrapped in Hoosier slicks on his Porsche.
No turbo(s) here. This JZA80 Supra with a Ridox front bumper and custom widened rear arches gets its power from an ITB-equipped N/A 2JZ.
The bronze SSR Professor SP1 wheels complete the Toyota’s subtle exterior.
Restored classics like this vintage Porsche 911T showcased the diverse entrants of this event.
From its flashy design and paint to its powerful V12 engine, the limited Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce envelops everything Lamborghini stands for into one chassis.
DTM Autobody brought this Varis widebody R35 GTR with Volk Racing TE37 wheels that had been dirtied courtesy of the Nissan’s OEM Brembo brake setup.
This S2000 from Limitless is one of just a few J’s Racing GT widebody equipped cars in the United States.
A ProjectMu big brake kit brings the car to a stop, while the Volk Racing ZE40 wheels provide an aggressive addition to the cars exterior.
Vorsteiner’s GTRS4 widebody kit adds even more aggressive lines to the performance exterior of this F82 M4.
The Rotiform BUC wheels allowed for custom specs to match the widened fenders.
A pair of Rauh-Welt 993 Porsches continued the 911’s presence at this event.
Their 3-tier wings modeled after the “Rotana” RWB Porsche in Japan.
This example of Rauh-Welt’s Backdate kit combines the typical rivet-on fender extensions with a retro pre-‘73 RSR-style front-end including the long-nose hood.
This drift-ready FC RX-7 looked ready for sideways excitement, with its widened body and stripped interior.
Bagged on color-matched Forgestar CF10 wheels, this Porsche Cayman features a lip kit and Cup-style wing.