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Veloster

It’s been a hectic and busy past month or so. So I thought I would share a few photos from June.

June started off with the birth of my nephew Landon.

Formula Drift continued to West Palm Beach for Round 3.

Visited Milwaukee for the first time to complete a photo shoot and video for DUB magazine and Toyo Tires with UFC star, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Unfortunately, he was injured after this shoot while in Brazil to promote his fight against Featherweight champ Jose Aldo. I really think he could of won that fight too, but he will be back soon and I have no doubt he will be wearing gold around his waist soon.

Shot Mark for an upcoming KW suspension campaign.

The annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) had me quite busy for the launch event for Forza Motorsport 5 on the new XBOX One console. All the hard work paid off and the event was well received. Looking forward to the release of this game. photo credit: John Park

The Illest OC opening was fresh and some of my pics were featured here on SneakerNews.com.

Then it was off to New Jersey and New York for Formula Drift Round 4: The Gauntlet. Daigo is on a roll and looks to defend his championship.

Visited the Hundreds LA to pay respect to the Jae Bueno, one of the best. He will be incredibly missed.

I had the opportunity to shoot the West Coast Dreamers, a basketball duo that is known for their high-flying skills on the court. Air Dogg and Young Hollywood were great to work with. Follow them on Instagram @westcoastdreamers

Took a beach day to meet with a client during the NSSA (surf competition) and catch up with some friends in Huntington Beach. If you haven’t checked out Livery Design Gruppe (LDG) you’re missing out. Some really cool things are in the works for the US Open. photo credit: LDG

For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and stress that goes along with building a project vehicle. Taking on a commitment such as this requires plenty of planning, organization and most of all patience. Many may think that getting a vehicle from a manufacturer is an easy undertaking, but far from it as it requires a solid proposal, marketing plan and rendering. Part of the planning process is done months in advance of receiving the vehicle and by the time the vehicle arrives the concept is set and for the most part you must stick the original plan of action under your contract. This year was my first year to work with Hyundai and I’m proud to be able to do so. My original plan for the vehicle was slightly changed due to the short time frame to complete the build, roughly 4 and half weeks. Luckily, I was able to count on multiple people and my sponsors to help make this project car come to life in such as short time frame and for that reason I wanted to showcase their products before anything else as it is what sets the vehicle apart.

From Top Left to Right

Lucas Oil and Lucas Oil Octane Booster
V-LEDs lights
KW Variant 3 Coilovers
ARK Performance Springs
Jon Sibal Rendering
Muteki Lug Nuts
Brembo Big Brake Kit w/ Custom Painted Caliper
Ray’s Gram Lights Xtreme57 Wheel – 19 x 9.5
Toyo Tires T1 Sport – 265/30R19
Alpine Electronics 12″ Subwoofer and 6.5″ Component Speaker
Takata DRIFT III Harnesses in Black
Recaro Cross Sportster Seat

(not shown custom metal fender flares, Whiteline sway bar and anti-lift kit, ARK Performance exhaust, Kinetik battery and power supply – more mods to come post-SEMA)

The JP Edition Veloster Turbo will be unveiled in the Hyundai Booth (#24387) on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 AM during SEMA.

For those that will not be at the show be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @john_pangilinan and with the hashtag #JPVeloster to see photos from the SEMA Show. More from behind the build to be showcased on this blog as well.