#10 - May 2018

#10 - May 2018

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Nothing like waking up to expect a glorious sunrise only to have May Gray sock your dreams. But, the burn off around 10AM wasn’t too shabby. However, when you have a seven story parking garage left unattended and you kindly ask the purveyors (The Platform in Culver City to be a bit more specific) of such a prime piece of west-LA real estate to host a show, you jump when they say yes. You also find a few of the most detailed, DIY, historically significant and fun memories of true Japanese tuning culture. Rywire firing up the beast of their exquisite Honda S2000 Mugen beauty. Big Mike turning up in his right-hand drive TE27 Corolla, which sat very pretty next to one of the most detailed Toyota Supra builds we’ve ever encountered (owned by Enrique Munoz). But we couldn’t have ignored a legend lurking among the streets of LA, an R32 Skyline Tommy Kaira fresh from Japan and the newest series at Donut Media, Miracle Whips, our friends at Top Rank Importers brought the heat! Heeding to a last minute request, Johnson Mac brought his track spec RX-7 rotary magic. (photos: Andrew Maness)

#9 - April 2018

#9 - April 2018

Mornings aren’t all they are cracked up to be. So, when we approached the team at The Container Yard in downtown Los Angeles, we proposed filling their street art laced courtyard with a variety of water-cooled German Performance vehicles… and a few other marques to keep things interesting. Alex Bernstein hustled his ass over in his time attack built BMW 135i with 400hp and a “shit load” of exceptional performance parts hiding under the stock looking car. Jeff Meier cruised into the show with an exceptional, rare and a new collector favorite 1994 Porsche 928 GTS in Guards Red. Eddie Padilla showcased his labor of love cruising into the show in his 1971 BMW 200 Alpina Tribute restomod. (Photos: Gilles Uzan and Leo Mayorquin)

#8 - March 2018

#8 - March 2018

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Morning fog breaks free and emerging from it, wild examples of paint an livery design that sets the tone for the day’s event – Wild Things. Held at the iconic Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California, Auto Conduct’s eighth self-produced pop-up car show brought together another diverse field of feature cars each representing vastly unique takes on paint and graphic design expression. Benton Performance brought out their Porsche 356 Panamericana race car.  Dominic Le cruised up from Orange County to showcase his home garage built titanium laced candy apple red Datsun 240Z. Coby Gerwitz laid his stunning panel paint scheme 1965 Ford Econoline Van, dubbed “VanGo”, Jay Adriano Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 graced in the unique musings of “Itasha-Style” livery. Essentially the clashing of Japanese Anime stories lines and characters for exceptional custom cars. of 1954 Chevy 210 custom chop top built by Jack Fields of Kraftsman Autoworks.

While spectators adjusted their eyes to the field of feature cars, Corsa Lusso was on hand brewing fresh hot coffee simultaneously chowing down some original Randy’s Donuts walking the lot, enjoying the collection at the Automobile Driving Museum and even a few cars to take a spin around the block in style. (Photos: Leo Mayorquin)

#7 - February 2018

#7 - February 2018

El Gallo - courtesy of Tommy Kendall 

2018 is here and Auto Conduct is back in the swing of things. A few months off helped us get a bit more organized and ready to bring on all new experiences for the new show season.

We felt it was appropriate to pay homage to the site that helped us start it all – Alana’s Coffee Roasters in Mar Vista, California. This time, we’d change things up a bit. Bring a Food Truck, add a few surprises and see how many people we could pack into one of our favorite venues.

#6 - November 2017

#6 - November 2017

First Annual - Wags, Wheels & Waffles Charity Event

A huge thank you to our sponsors - Platform LA, Hayden Wine Bar LA, Ollie, Volkswagen, Maeday Rescue and A Purposeful Rescue. Thanks to all of you, 10 dogs found forever homes right before the holidays! 

Special thank you to our showcase vehicles:

Volkswagen - 2018 Tiguan SEL with a host of brand new pet accessories launched at our event

Tactical 511 - 2018 Ford Raptor Tactical Build

Kolab Agency - SCCA Rally Spec Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Bernie Chacon - 2017 Toyota Tacoma Adventure Vehicle (@milkteacoma)

Luftgekuhlt - Luft Auto 2 Porsche Safari Project - Driven by Patrick Long

Iliya Bridan - Lifted Alfa Romeo GTV

Raz Krog - Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen Coupe

Land Rover NA - 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE

Troy T Designs - Honda Pioneer 1000 Custom Side-x-Side

Read Kerlin - Land Rover Defender D90 w/ Canoe

#5 - October 2017

Taking the plunge in June to throw our very first car show, we didn’t know exactly everything we’d be getting into. Since that time we’ve been able to grow professionally and up the ante at each new event.

When we reached out to Sci Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in Downtown Los Angeles, we were operating on a hope and a prayer that they’d let us set up car show. Not only in our normal “pop-up” fashion but our good friends at Macallan Distillery and The Wheelhouse LA also wanted to come out share some of their delicious beverages with our attendees. How could we say no? Sci Arc didn’t either.

Sci Arc is an innovative school located in the heart of Los Angeles with a rather impressive sculpture in their parking lot. Aptly named, “League of Shadows”, the structure offered the perfect backdrop to our sunset staged event. Our curated field of showcase vehicles were chosen to offer the right amount of contrast to the emerging shadows of downtown Los Angeles.

This now leaves us with the task of raising the bar even more. Luckily, we’ll have our first charity event under our belt. Not to mention a special curated display during the Prestone 90th Anniversary Rally event taking place November 28th at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Did we also mention we’ll be working with a certain men’s style destination to help assemble a unique automotive display? Yeah, we’ll be busy for the rest of the year.

Don’t worry though. We’ll be back in full force putting on exceptional pop-up events at special locations starting February 2018.

#4 - September 2017

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Four events in and we are attracting even more unique venues, cars and owners. This month we set our sights on Culver City, CA at the Platform LA. To be more specific, the rooftop of their parking garage that overlooks the entire Los Angeles valley. To the West, Santa Monica, just slightly North East you can see the Hollywood sign and due east is the Downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Not to mention partnering with Blue Bottle Coffee for free cold brew and those lucky early birds with custom orders made the trip wroth while for many. If you stayed long enough, you even had the chance to enjoy brunch with The Cannibal Restaurant who whipped up a custom muddled strawberry and tequila cocktail to get a jump start on the day. Juice Served Here stepped up and offered discounts ALL DAY for those who needed to scratch the shopping itch on the Platform property. 

Our theme this month was “Dawn of an Era”, vehicles that shift the perception of performance. That could apply to past, present and even the future. So we curated a few oldies but goodies, an Audi URQuattro and a BMW M3 E30, along with a few forward thinking tuners, Unplugged Performance’s fully custom Tesla Model S and Zelectric’s fully restored and converted classic EV Bug. Check out our live recorded podcast for interviews with each feature car owner.

A few unexpected surprises turned up as well, such as, Rod Emory and his Porsche 356 Coupe, Derick Whitacre’s “Punk Rock” Porsche 911 Turbo and even a crew of stanced W124 Mercedes Wagons rolled in deep and snapping necks.

Up next is DTLA again and this time we’re pulling out all the stops. October will be forever known as our FINAL SHOW… for our first “season” that is. Keep an eye on Instagram (@autoconduct) for all the details and previews of our feature cars.

A little hint as to what we are cooking up… “Shadow and Light”.

#3 -      August 2017

#3 - August 2017

Humans are, by nature, a creature of habit. Knowing this, we decided to forego hosting an early morning show, switch it up and throw a night event at Alana's Coffee Roasters in Mar Vista, CA. 

While the location may be familiar to those who attended our inaugural event, the feature cars were all new and Alana's took on a new personality when the sun sank beyond the horizon and the lights came on. 

Who the hell wants to get up at 5AM anyway to drive across town to see some cars for a few hours anyway? We certainly didn't want to. Plus, too often we see night events lacking three essential components. One, good lighting. Two, a backdrop you actually want to capture. Lastly, eliminating the probability of showboats testing their undeveloped car control skills.

Our first Evening Conduct event certainly won't be our last. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we're excited to bring a new flavor to the weekend evening automotive gathering.

Feature Cars:
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT - Takeshi T.

1929 Ford Hot Rod - Mark J.

1972 Citroen DS - Marc M. 

2001 Porsche 911 C2 w/ LS7 V8 Swap - Nick F. & Rick L.

Photography - 
Leonard Mayoquin @CNCPics | Manuel Carrillo III @mc3films | Zack Williams @zackjwilliams

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#2 -             July 2017

#2 - July 2017

 

This month we doubled in size. Roughly 40 cars set up shop and over 100 people came out to enjoy a warm late morning in July to hang in DTLA.

The idAgency, an automotive PR firm that represents some of the most iconic tier one suppliers (Pirelli, Brembo, Momo, Borla, and more), let us host our event at their headquarters in the heart of the LA Arts District. Luckily for us their neighbors, Wheelhouse LA, happen to make some pretty killer coffee and biked some over for everyone to enjoy. 

We stepped up our game this month and pulled some wonderful vehicles to showcase. Attendees had the chance to see some pretty rare and well crafted machines including, a Repsol livery 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale HF, a 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, a 1990 Honda Civic Si JDM parts heaven, a killer 1969 Chevy C/20 custom bike hauler pickup truck (complete with a custom bike) thanks to Spirit Lake Cycles and Borla even brought out their monstrous 650hp supercharged 2017 Camaro SS.

A few surprises even turned out including one of the most stunning VW Karman Ghias from the famous Der Kleilner Panzers (DKP) VW Club, Fifteen52 brought a few air cooled friends, Benton Motorsports brought out their 912 targa rally madness and even Automobile Magazine and Jalopnik attended to check out the eclectic scene. 

Huge thank you to our photographer, Leonard Mayorquin of CNC Pics for capturing the scene.

 Photo by: Leonard Mayorquin @cncpics

Photo by: Leonard Mayorquin @cncpics

#1 -            June 2017

#1 - June 2017

We did it! We successfully launched our first pop-up car meet June 25, 2017. We brought you five killer feature cars, each with a unique ownership experience and story to share with everybody in attendance. Not to mention the brilliant coffee roasting talents at Alana’s Coffee Roasters in Mar Vista, California.

If you missed it, don’ worry. We have your back. You can check out all the feature cars and plenty of car that decided to pop in and surprised everybody who came out, including us!

We’ll share even more feature car stories over the coming weeks as we build up to our next event in Downtown Los Angeles later in July. You can follow all of our automotive, and sometimes two wheeled, adventures through our social media account - @autoconduct.

See you at the next event!

Thank you to the journalists and photographers who turned up to cover the event and shared photos with us to feature here one our site. 

Photographer - Outlet /  Instagram Account: 

Andrew Maness - @theroadlessdriven

Manuel Carillo III - MC3 Films YouTube / @mc3films

Leonard Mayorquin - CNCPics / @cncpics

Jonathan Harper - @jbh1126

Feature Cars:

Eric S. - 1969 Volkswagen Fastback

Bryan C. - 1997 Porsche GT2 Evo 1

Anthony R. - 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder

Matt J. - 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback GT350R Tribute Race Car

Rob C. - 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 


Photo Gallery Shot By: Andrew Maness / The Road Less Driven

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Photo Gallery Shot By: Leonard Mayorquin / CNC Pics

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Photo Gallery Shot By: Manuel Carillo III / MC3 Films

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Photo Gallery Shot By: Jonathan Harper / @jbh1126

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