Our Buddy Marc D. visited the VIP Auto Fashion Show in Anaheim, and came away with a new dissappreciation for the tastes of the moneyed class. Promoters promised a lineup that included "ultimate dream-cars, concept vehicles, celebrity rides and industry exhibits" as well as "celebrity poker players." (Good gracious! Keep the million-dollar cars, we'd rather have Gus Hansen sign our forehead with a Sharpie.) Anyway, check out Marc's blow-by-blow of his trip to said blizzard of bling after the jump.
Thought I would send some pics from the Anaheim VIP Auto Fashion Show I went to this past Saturday.
Walking into the convention center, we were immediately flanked by an Enzo Ferrari and a Porsche Carrera GT1. A Saleen S7 was straight ahead. Off to the left was a row of Lamborghinis, followed by some Ferraris. Sensory overload had already set in. We started walking off to the left down the Ferrari row, only to behold perhaps the most under-appreciated car at the show; a mint condition 1963 Ferrari GTO SWB. Casually sitting in between a 360 Modena and a white cloth curtain wall of a vendor booth, it was probably the most expensive car at the show by a long-shot.
Another impressive highlight at the show was the Cizeta; a limited production super car with a 16 cylinder (!) 64 valve motor. That in itself should be impressive, but the fact the the motor was mounted transversly, IN THE REAR kinda overshadowed that. WTF. Honestly. Plenty of audio retardity, which I will never understand. DUB magazine really wants to convince everyone that having 30 TVs in the car is an indication of success. Whatever.
Lexani made the leap to assinine with its display of a 30" wheel. The sheer idiocy of this of this was seconded only to the brand new Rolls-Royce behind it with the 4 million dollar diamond-encrusted wheels. Yikes.
Some interesting imports were hidden from view also. A nice R32 Skyline and an R34 that was waaaaay too ridiculous for human comprehension. It had a 4" inlet and outlet from the intercooler; NOS for good measure, and a single turbo bigger than my head.
There was one SUV so packed with consumer electronics, I had to take a picture knowing that no person would ever believe me, and no amount of hand gestures could convey it properly.
All in all the show wasn't bad, but I have definately decided that rappers and rich people are not very bright.
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