Supras In Vegas Part 2 : The Meet


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The crowd was listening patiently as Miguel organized the caravan leads and groups. Lots of cars and lots of people.

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We couldn’t have everybody leaving at the same time, or there would be utter chaos in the streets! All the group leaders went off and started getting ready. I told Javi that I’d be at the other end of the garage shooting the cars exiting. I had a little bit of time since we were in Group 5.

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Before Supras started pouring out of the exit ramp, I ran to the opposite end to set up in front of the first group.

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I had the staircase and the inside garage.

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Luckily, I had two cameras.

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I set up one camera for indoor shooting and the other for outdoor where I was leaning over the staircase railing.

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Dangerous, yes. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Of course I was running back and forth between my two shoot locations swapping out cameras.

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The things you do when you’re just one photographer! Hopefully next year I’ll have more crew available!

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After what seemed like twenty minutes, I hear a honk and “STEVE!” It was Javi. My ride was here, and it was about to get awesome. I grabbed all my gear and jumped in the passenger seat. Off we went right into a line of Supras heading down the ramp. The sounds of 2Js ripping through the streets echoing off the Luxor towers – it was beautiful. Javi brought us up to the strip and smashed the gas. I was blown away. Not only did Javi’s car look fantastic, it also performed fantastically. I didn’t realize he had a 1JZ in there! I believe it was 267hp, but with the power to weight ratio, this car flew! Once we slowed down, I quickly spun around and stuck my torso out my window to take a shot of the FSR MKIV right behind us. Lovely.

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We took off with the caravan behind us.

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I was shooting what I could as we zipped through traffic. I had a pretty good hold on the seat and roof, so I was braced rather well (when there were no bumps in the road that is).