We had the pleasure of attending Bimmerfest 2018 which took place at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California. We met up with Arsh, owner of a 435i on our Vertini RF1.1 in Brushed Candy Blue built by Unleashed Motorsports, Robin and his M4 on our RF1.2 and a couple of other BMWs at 7:00AM in the morning to caravan from LTMW to the event. We arrived at the event at 8:30AM to setup the booth and lined up the cars. We were fortunate to have Jack with his Gray wrapped M4 on our Vertini RF1.6 and Tommy with his Brushed Purple wrapped F10 5-Series on our Vertini RF1.5 to booth with us.
We collaborated with our sister company, Stance Wheels to bring our fans the best of the best. We were also graced with a total of 4 beautiful models (2 from Stance Wheels and 2 from Vertini). The turnout was massive, with over 400+ cars at the event; there was always something to do and something to see. Overall we had a wonderful time meeting our fans and customers.
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The beast known as the Shelby GT500 first unveiled in 2011 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car produces a whopping 662 horsepower from the factory and can do 0-60 under 4 seconds! With this much power, you would definitely want to take full advantage of your modifications. That is why Martin Echiveste, owner of this beautiful Red 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 went with our lightweight and durable Vertini RF1.1 in the sexy Brushed Titanium Finish.
Martin chose this car because it has been one of his dream cars. He decided to up the size to fill in the fender gaps by going with 20×9 in the front with 285/35/20 and 20×10.5 in the back with 315/35/20 tires and is lowered on Eibach Sport Springs with BIlstein Struts, truthfully the perfect combination for look and performance!
Besides the look and trim, Martin also added some power mods such as bolt ons, Full Exhaust, 3.73 Gears and Tune. He calls his car a “Street Beast” and is on the quest to push over 1,000 horsepowers. This is definitely an iconic vehicle from Ford as it is a limited production.
With great power, comes great responsibility. The third generation Dodge Challenger was released in 2008. The car is a big hit as it incorporates the classic American Muscle car design cues throughout. The Challenger is based off the LC platform which is a shortened version of the LX platform (Chargers).
Tod, the owner of this unique 2016 Dodge Challenger went with our Vertini RF1.4 in the Brushed Candy with Chrome Lip finish. The sizing he went with is 20×9 +20 for the fronts and 20×10.5 +25 in the back for a mid-conservative setup. To finish things off, the car is lowered on Eibach springs.
What makes Tod’s Challenger so unique are the modifications that are done to his vehicle. In the front of the vehicle, there is Carbon Creations Carbon Fiber Hood along with the APR Carbon Fiber Splitter. In the back there is the Duckbill spoiler. For sound and performance Tod went with Corsa Cat-Back and K&N Intake.
Autocon can be seen as a gathering of car enthusiasts rather than a car show. Several communities of all different make and models gather under one roof to display their life’s work. Infiniti, BMW, Benz, Honda, Subaru, almost any make you can think of, it’s there at Autocon. For Autocon 2018, we brought out our latest wheel line up to show. We also had the pleasure to be joined by Sepan and his one of a kind Infiniti Q60RS. We arrived at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, to setup at 8:00 AM.
To say that Sepan’s Q60RS is all show and no go would be a complete lie. We can’t disclose what’s done or how much power he’s pushing but let us tell you this, GTRs will tremble. The Q60RS is one of a kind as it is the world’s first Q60 to feature Infiniti’s Black-S front bumper. This bumper was not a bolt on piece purchased from the dealer, as the Black-S is not even available, but the bumper itself was molded by Sepan himself. His choice of sporting our RF1.3 in the Gloss Black Tinted Face was no mistake as it fits in with his theme. Sepan is a man with attention to detail, you can instantly tell that by just looking at his car. Everything done to it has a purpose and was not just done just because he wanted to say it’s modified.
Rare cars and one of a kind cars were seen all-over the convention. You can tell that these cars were built with passion and love for the automotive culture. LTMW also made an appearance with a couple of their sexy builds.
We also met up with Nick, owner of this one of a kind Challenger with a wide body kit sporting our Vertini RF1.3. Nick is running a unique sport/race theme on his Challenger, something you don’t see too often. With the addition of his rear wing spoiler, the car kind of reminded us of the Plymouth Superbird! His RF1.3 set is custom coated Brushed Bronze and is 22” all around.
We also can’t forget about Al & Ed’s Dodge Charger with our 22” Full Slate Gray Dynasty Wheels. The sound system is killer, something you would have to hear in person. Of course this is expected with the work coming from Al & Eds.
A lot of beautiful builds throughout the show, definitely something worth checking out for you guys who have never been to Autocon!
The Ford Mustang is the epitome of the American Sports Car. Stylish, powerful and sporty, the Mustang offers everything you can expect from an All-American vehicle. Sean is the owner of the Black 2016 Mustang GT California Special Edition shown here. The California Edition comes with a different upper and lower grill, as well as a pedestal spoiler and a larger front splitter. He tells us that when he first moved to the United States in 2004, he saw a Blue Mustang GT rolling by and he instantly fell in love. Since then it was his life mission to get into a Manual Transmission Mustang GT.
When Sean was in the market for wheels, he knew he needed a specific fitment for his vehicle since he won’t be lowering it due to the bad roads in his area. He chose to go with our Vertini RF1.6 because they were Rotary Forged and it offers a wide variety of widths and customizable offsets. The Vertini RF1.6 is offered in 20×9, 20×10, 20×10.5 and 20×11 widths and offset range is from 15 to 45. Sean went with the 20×9 +30 for the fronts with 275/35/20 and 20×10.5 +45 in the back with 315/35/20.
Sean enjoys his Mustang very much as it’s a wonderful Grand Tourer. He plans on doing some exhaust work as well as Ford Performance Track Handling Package in the future.
The A4 has been Audi’s pride and joy as it is their top seller. With over 5 generations on the line, Audi knows how to build a fantastic platform as it is stylish and an affordable luxury vehicle. Their more recent platform the B8, was released in 2008 and later facelifted in late 2012 and was called the B8.5. Alex Surti is the owner of this 2014 B8.5 Audi A4 S-Line. Surti has always been a fan of Audi vehicles because of their styling and interior design, it his stepping stone dream car.
Alex’s A4 is running our Vertini RF1.1 in the Brushed Silver Finish. With an aggressive fitment of 20×10 +40 all around, he needed a 255/30/20 tire to stretch enough for fender clearance. His goal was to have the wheels sit in line with the fenders while having ZERO poke, and he achieved it! Alex picked the RF1.1 wheels because of its 10-spoke design. He especially loves the details on the spokes.
On top of our RF1.1 wheels, Alex equipped his B8.5 A4 with the RS4 Honey comb grill to give it that racer look as well as Carbon Fiber splitters around the entire car. His A4 is currently lowered on Solowerks coilovers as well. Overall, Alex is very happy with the execution as it is sitting very elegantly and classy, but at the same time aggressive.
The Honda Accord has always been America’s go to for a reliable and fuel efficient family sedan. One reason it dominates the aftermarket scene has to be because of its design. Compared to many of its family sedan competitors, the Accord stands out with its distinctive body lines and fashionable standard features it offers.
Joseph Sosa is the proud owner of this 2014 Honda Accord Sport. Sosa had previously owned a 1993 Lexus SC300 but gave up the rear wheel drive lifestyle because he fell in love with the Accord’s styling and the great MPG it offered.
Joseph wanted an aggressive yet functional setup for his Accord is it is on air suspension. He ended up with our Vertini RF1.1 20×10 squared setup in the elegant Brushed Silver Finish. Joseph picked up the set of RF1.1 from his local dealer, Wheel Warehouse in Orange, California. He told us as soon as he walked into the shop, his eyes immediately laid on the RF1.1 and he fell in love. The brilliant Brushed Silver finish had caught his attention.
Joseph tells us that he plans on wrapping the car in the future along with adding a kit. We look forward to seeing more from him!