Hey readers of FittedLife, just like to say a little bit about myself. My name is Nghia Nguyen, but some call me Tom to make it easier. I’m 18 years old and a passionate car enthusiast based in Australia, Sydney. I grew up loving cars after picking it up from my dad. As I’m constantly surrounded by cars and others photographing car events, I picked up the hobby of doing it as well. I’ve just started and am still learning. However it’ll be more enjoyable as I’ve been given the great opportunity to be a part of FittedLife. Shooting for FL, I’ll be able to learn more about photography. Hope you guys like my photos and it’d be great to hear if you guys have any tips or suggestions, thanks.
My ever first car event was set up by Nissansilvia.com located at Olympic park. Probably for anyone including me, I was more than excited to go having my camera ready to snap whichever car showed up. Arriving at the destination it seemed that there wasn’t really a turn out…actually, even though it was my first, it was kind of dismal to say the least, at the most around twenty made it. Yes, my hopes went rock bottom and now reading about meet ups coming up on forums, it didn’t excite me as much as it did.
Eventually I came past that and attended an event that did spark everything back up again. With the opening of the Autotechnik shop, my brother insisted we go, as they were expecting an enormous crowd. Arriving early to grab a spot, we waited and at first it started slow. The shop itself wasn’t all too big, but it did sell some really nice parts on display. In a matter of 20 minutes arriving, wave after wave of cars rolled in…a bit too quick. Before we knew it, the cars were everywhere. Not only did the meet take up the whole grass area, it stretched down the whole street and into some of the other car parks!
The level of quality and cars were nothing less than spectacular. It was great to see these money loaded garage beauties at the meet for everyone to admire on. Peter from Bodyform came out with two very sexy RX-7′s both sporting the same body kit, but with slightly different inserts and paintjobs. Probably the best highlight for me was observing a Honda Civic, stripped to bear, having a K20A transplant, big brakes, slicks, and one heck of an engine bay. On the side, there were RC drift cars and a BBQ was even held. Everyone seemed to be easy going and open about talking about cars and for me, it was the definition of how a meet up is supposed to be.
I applaud Autotechnik and all the other car groups for organising an event like this and hope to see more of these around. In the end, the event deserved a 5 star for me. A grin never left my face from the moment I stepped inside and even after I left.
:. Nghia Nguyen