Chances are unless you have been living under a rock for the last 4 years, you have heard of StickyDilJoe and The Chronicles. For almost half a decade now they have been producing some of the most beautiful images, and most hilarious write ups we’ve ever read. This past weekend The Chronicles celebrated it’s 4 year anniversary the way any public figure should, with it’s friends, fans, and readers. Though most of us were busy shooting our latest feature, we were fortunate enough to have Max make it out to represent us and grab some absolutely gorgeous footage from the show.
This article also marks the first time a staff member other than Alex has contributed to the writing process of an article. That being said, we hope you enjoy the new and fresh perspective from our photographer Max Montague, as well as the old school writing styles of Alex Royt.
I (Max M.) started religiously following Joey Lee’s site stickydiljoe.com (aka The Chronicles) after I got my Honda Fit in 2010 (my first Honda) and still check it nearly every day for updates. I can honestly say his site was my biggest inspiration to get into automotive photography and to tell you I was ‘excited’ to attend The Chronicles 4 Year Anniversary Meet is a bit of an understatement. What lay before me as I trotted through those Eibach gates was really a great selection of the best Japanese cars Southern California has to offer.
We’ve been spotting this wide body FR-S all over the place lately, and we were definitely envious of Max getting to spot this monster in person. Scrolling through his shots this was one of the few cars that really stood out and made us drool. We can’t wait to see this car in person for ourselves, you best believe it’ll get swarmed with cameras.
Of course you can’t say “wow-factor” without mentioning Super Street magazine cover honoree Michael Mao, and his boosted NSX. With a mean and aggressive stance, and those gorgeous 24k gold dipped wheels to match this car has been put on a pedestal by many enthusiasts, and it’s a well deserved honor. We can’t wait to get ahold of Michael’s car for a feature in November!
Marcus Cooke’s 2005 G35 Sedan wasn’t something I expected to see at a meet for a Honda-focused site but I think we’re all glad he made an appearance and his win for Best Engine Bay we clearly well-deserved. Squatted over 19” SSR Professor SP1’s and with a full polish or chrome on everything under the hood this G is a sight to behold.
While the 240SX is one of the most popularly modified cars of our day, it’s pretty rare that I get to see one in such an unabused state, not to mention one rolling on giant Weds Kranze LXZ’s and sporting the often-coveted Ganador mirrors and extremely popular Kouki front end.
We had some pretty high expectations coming into this show and we must say they were completely exceeded by the quality and number of cars in attendance. The best part wasn’t the crazy show cars or all the free swag Max had snagged up, but also that fans of the site got to mingle and share in their passion no matter what they drove up to the show in.
- Story by Alex Royt & Max Montague
- Photos by Max Montague
- Edited by Alex Royt