Archive for September, 2012

CHADBEE PHOTOGRAPHY: NOPI Nationals 2012….is it back?!?

It was my day off….I’m not sure why I even grabbed my camera bag on the way out the door this morning. Regardless I had it in case I got bored or wanted to snap a few photos for friends. I ended up walking around for most of the day camera in hand but not doing much with it, you’re lucky you are getting this many photos.

Over all, I really really enjoyed this event. It wasn’t the same cookie cutter stanced Civic/240’s over and over and over again. It was very refreshing to see a clean Honda with quality parts then 10 feet away a fully restored classic muscle car then 10 feet away from that an over the top mini truck with paint work that had to cost more than my entire camera equipment collection. Yeah there were cars there that most people would consider “rice”, but there were also 9 second Mustangs, and exotic cars from Lamborghini and Bentley. I have never been to an event with as much automotive variety as NOPI…and that is why I had such a good time today. I love standing there in awe wondering why/how/when this grotesque widebody vader body kit was grafted onto that Cavalier…then turning around to see a badass Viper rippin’ it down the 1/4 mile strip. I won’t be able to make it out tomorrow because of a magazine photoshoot but I strongly urge people to suck it up and go out to NOPI tomorrow, you will enjoy it.



A few weeks ago I met up with SPOHN to do a photoshoot of his car now that it has returned from the paint and body shop with some new exterior upgrades. I think the car looks just stunning and I can’t wait to see it back on track!

Here is a full mod list on this purpose built Z:

Engine & Drivetrain:
Stillen Gen3 intakes
GTM Test Pipes
Greddy TI-C exhaust
GTM 34 Row Oil Cooler
Stillen Power Steering Cooler
OS Giken LSD
Z1 SS Clutch Line
AEM Oil Pressure Gauge
AEM Water Temp Gauge
Clutch Spring (softer)
Throttle Body Heater Delete

Wheel & Suspension:
AME Tracer TM O2’s Gun Black 19×9.5 +22 19×10.5 +22
AD 08’s 275/35 305/30
Stance GR+ Coilovers (true type)
Hotchkis Sways
SPC Front Camber
SPL Camber Arms
SPL Toe Arms
SPL Traction Arms
Ichiba 10mm Spacers (rear)

AP BBK 6 Piston
Two Pc Slotted Rotors
Carbotech XP 10/8
SS Brake Lines
Stillen Brake Duct Cooling Kit

Exterior/ Interior:
180 Custom Headlights (matte black housing and GM shrouds)
Forged Performance CNC Shift Knob
Hood Shocks
Blacked Out Tail Lights
APR GTC 200 Wing
Carbon Signal Hood Vents
Stillen Front Fascia
Shine Auto Side Skirts
Amuse Rep Rear
4 Pt Roll Cage
APR GT3 Mirrors
APR Gurney Flap
Recaro Profi Seats
Schroth 5pt Harness


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Assaultech Performance’s 664hp G35 Sedan

A few weeks ago I headed over to Birmingham, AL to shoot the Assaultech G35 Sedan for a blog feature on This four door beast is built and tuned by Forged Performance and puts down a very impressive, and tire demolishing 664whp. I won’t bore you with a long story about how sick this car is, lets get to the good stuff.

Mod list:

664rwhp @ 20psi on C16 on a Dyno Dynamics
Forged S1 Shortblock
JWT C2 Cams
Greddy Tuner Twin Turbo Kit
4 Axis PnP Head Done @ Forged
Custom 3″ Dual Exhaust w/ HKS Carbon/Ti Mufflers (EVAP Removed)
Greddy Oil Catch Can
Stillen Oil Cooler
Koyo Radiator w/ FAL Fans & Shroud
Painted timing cover
Cosworth Polished Intake Manifold
HKS 1000cc Injectors
HKS EVC-S Boost Controller
HKS Knock-Amp
CJM Stage 2 Twin Pump Assembly w/ RFS
HKS F-CON ECU (all sensors as well)
Defi BF Gauges (custom center mount)
Stillen Engine Damper Brace

KW V3 Coilovers (Corner Balanced)
SPC Front Camber Kit
SPC Rear Camber/Toe Kit
Stillen Strut Bars
Stillen Front & Rear Sway Bars

DSS Stage 5 Axles
Quaife LSD
Carbonetics Triple Disc Clutch
Stillen Short Throw Shifter
Forged Shift Knob

Rotora 6 Piston 355MM Slotted Front BBK
Rotora 4 Piston 355MM Slotted Rear BBK

Volk GT-V 19×8.5/9.5 +35/+36 – RMC Finish
Kics Project 10mm Spacer (Front)
BF Goodrich G-Force KDW 245/35/19 Front
BF Goodrich G-Force KDW 275/35/19 Front

Status Ring GT – Black Leather
Buddy Club Low Down Seat Rails
NRG Short Hub & 2.5 Quick Release (Black)
Sparco L505 Steering Wheel
Pioneer Double Din w/ Nav
Viper Smart Start / Alarm

Custom headlights
KuRookie Front Bumper
Nisrookie Side Skirts
BAUSAuto Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
ViS Racing K2 Trunk
03-04 Rear Bumper w/ Stillen Rear Lip
Painted door handles & trim
Clear Side Markers
Painted grille








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