This past Sunday, the ModBargains/ModAuto team rolled out for the 2015 Big SoCal Euro gathering – one of the biggest carshows on the West Coast, this very eclectic and diverse event was expected to draw more than 3,000 vehicles – packed into the massive parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium. The event is also set at a time of day ideal for photos – since the show officially is open to the public from 2pm-8pm, this means that we have the very rare opportunity to shoot some of these gorgeous cars in some of the best light of the day.
SoCal Euro brings out anyone and everyone with a European car, from economy vehicles to the super exotic. We took so many photos there was wayyyyy too much to pack into a single post, so we’ve broken it up to give you a look at the Cars of SoCal Euro 2015, separated by make. We’ll start with the most German of German vehicles – Porsche.This Porsche 981 Cayman looks awesome wearing a Targa Tropy MEGARUN wrap rolling on a handsome set of HRE FF01 Flow Form Wheels (finished in tarmac black) was a real standout, even among more exotic cars.
This Tweety-Bird-Yellow 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S looks awesome rolling of a set of HRE Performance Wheels – leave it to HRE to make a set of beautiful yet retro mesh style wheels. Over at Solo-Werks booth, this handsome black Porsche 996 was sitting low on a set of custom Solo-Werks Coilovers for Porsche 996, the stance of the car really makes the “Gumball Rally” aesthetic the car has going on, and the lettering on the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires makes for an excellent accent. A lot of people don’t really care for the runny-egg headlights of the 996, and this simple tint treatment made WORLDS of difference in sexing up the Porsche 996‘s front end (in our opinion at least).This matte black 991 looked ready to tear up Palomar, but we weren’t sure what has been done to it.
We found this handsome silver Porsche 996 GT2 chilling over with the Targa Trophy crowd.
Over at Akrapovic, they were showcasing their new Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for Porsche 991 Turbo, but this sleek 991 GT3 is the embodiment of sex on wheels, with its voluptuous fenders sporting a host of DTM racecar-style vents.
Wearing a set of HRE Performance Wheels, @itswhitenoise broke necks for the duration of the show.Voluptuous is certainly the right word for the GT3’s bulging fenders.
We pressed on and headed over to Toyo Tires, where we were greeted by a host of Porsche P-Cars.
Our friends from GMG Racing made a strong showing as well with a fleet of Porsche, Audi, BMW and Lamborghini race cars.
During roll in, we got some great shots of some beautiful Porsches.
In case you couldn’t tell, this is the latest Porsche 911 GT3.
This Svelte black 997.1 Porsche 911 GT3 rolled in, making quite the impression despite is very subdued exterior. Except the wing. The wing is about as subtle as a brick to the face, and it’s supposed to be that way to keep the back end planted. The drag racing during the show kept everyone interested and had the sounds of horsepower filling the air all afternoon.Everywhere you turned, there were awesome vehicles- it’s a bit disorienting to try and see it all.
This Vorsteiner’d out example really stood out with its black-and-white look.
Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoyed the photo gallery as much as we enjoyed walking the show and taking the photos.
As we do every year, we all had a blast connecting with all of you out there in the real world and seeing – and HEARING your builds first hand always blows us away. If you’re in SoCal and you call yourself an enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to make it out to SoCal Euro.
If you’re interested in modifying your Porsche or have a question about how to mod it – from what offset wheels you should run to power options for your engine – we invite you to talk to the experienced, Friendly and enthusiastic Mod Experts at ModBargains – call 714-582-3330 today or email [email protected]
Story & Photos by Nicholas Gregson