Supras In Vegas Part 2 : The Meet

Jet lag is horrible. I’m usually pretty good on little to no sleep before a long day. I’ve done it countless times before, but jet lag really messes with the sleep schedule, and I had to be up at 4:45am.

Since I was already awake, I figured I’d get on the computer and knock out some edits. After a few hours, I was tired again, so I went back to sleep. This is where I got in trouble. I slept in and now breakfast was out of the question. I had to get down to the garage and get some shots in while the space was still (hopefully) empty. I woke up my boys Steve and Harrison, and we headed to the garage.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5321

As I reached the top of the staircase leading to the second floor of the garage, I felt a smile form from ear to ear. What had once contained maybe five Supras had become a Toyota dealership that wet dreams are made of.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5312

I have never experienced such a sight before. Every space in the Supra corner had a car in it – the majority of them backed in, of course, and each one was more immaculate than the next.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5274

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5282

MKI – MKIV were present in various colors and trim levels. From bone stock to completely modified, there was a style available for everyone.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5286

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5288

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5289

I made my rounds and tried not to get too overwhelmed. People were still showing up trying to find parking. The smells and sounds were just fantastic.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5320

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5331

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5340

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5352

2Js idling, loud exhaust notes, the sound of blowoff valves, the occasional way-too-sensitive car alarm – all of it played like a symphony throughout the garage. The scent of freshly burnt rubber filled the area, along with the aroma of high octane burning. All of this before 10am.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5345

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5349

Since I was crammed into the back “seat” of Steve’s car. There was no way I was going to miss out on seeing these things in action, so Steve asked if anyone would let me ride along with them.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5304

That’s when Javi stepped up and said that I could ride with him.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5290

I was elated. No back “seat” for me! When I asked him which car was his, he pointed to this 1982 Celica Supra. I looked at it and then back at him. I was like, “Are you kidding me?! I get to ride in that?!” He just smiled. I was beyond overjoyed. I had fallen in love with this car when I first got up the staircase! It has such a distinct look. I could tell there was something special about it when I first saw it.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5359

After a while, Miguel started to corral everyone into the corner to go over the logistics of the scenic drive.

silv-day-2-nurgemedia-5353