Played Out 2013



-July 30, 2013-

Played Out 2013

Mike Burroughs

The second annual Played Out Show, hosted by our friends at Players and Rotiform, gave us Southern Californians a Saturday morning of good friends, great weather, and best of all, killer cars. The parking lot was filled to the brim as friends, crews, and companies came to show their support. The event, hosted at Don the Beachcomber in Sunset Beach, was home to several build unveilings, as well as the announcement of a few new Rotiform wheels, giving the small show some serious clout.

Played Out Rotiform SJC Alex Yoshioka E36

Seemingly every familiar face from SoCal made an appearance. Alex Yoshioka brought out his E36, which recently received quite the upgrade: a set of Rotiform SJCs. Fully polished against his deep black paint, our own Jeremy Whittle put it best: "He's got the color scheme right." Nicul Harkison's Volkswagen CC made an appearance and was looking as good as ever. Both cars sparkled under the summer sun as it dipped and dodged behind the morning cloud layer.

Played Out Players Rotiform SJC VW Passat CC

One of the most noteworthy events of the weekend was the unveiling of Rotiform's newest wheel, the WRW. Seen here on Jason Whipple's CLS55 AMG sedan, the style fits perfectly as it hints between the classic MAE Benz wheels and something a bit more universal. The thick, chunky face gives an obvious air of luxury styling, while the inboard spoke milling and stepped lips keep up with the sportiness of the AMG namesake. However, it's far from limited to just the Benz audience.

Played Out Rotiform Benz WRW Players Played Out WRW Wheels

The WRW also made an appearance on Abbitt Wilkerson's recently-completed Subaru Legacy. The WRWs, Air Lift suspension, and of course, a full color-change to white, keep in line with what Abbitt is known best for. It's no WRX, but we're eager to see what continues to come of Abbitt's latest creation.

Played Out Walker Wilkerson Subaru Rotiform WRW Abbit Wilkerson Played Out

EZ-Ups and awnings were popped up to offer shade to friends, both human and canine - as Rotiform and Orbit can attest, no true car show is complete without a few dogs to join in. Burgers were grilled, drinks were had, and plenty of shop talk went around. We even spotted some new Lowly Gentlemen apparel. (Thanks Edris!)

Played Out StanceWorks Shirt Played out rotiform shirts wheels

Todd Nakanishi brought his Scion xB, which he's upgraded with a set of VIP Modulars since we last featured his car. His styling is love-hate, but that's inarguably what makes his car so special. The loud paint, the unique styling, and the subtle nuances among the vibrance - Todd's car winds up stealing our attention each and every time. However, Todd's xB was only half of a pair -  contrary to the shaved, smoothed, and wild nature of Todd's xB is a gorgeous white example, perched on top of a beautiful set of TMBs.

Played out dapper Scion xb played out scion rotiform tmb

Also unveiled at the show is the all-new Rotiform SCR, an obviously Porsche-inspired wheel that has found its way on to Andy Reimann's Porsche 964. The SCR harks to the classic Porsche winter wheel, improving upon the design by refining the shapes and lines that comprise it, as well as transforming it into a 3-piece beauty. The result is a very OEM-plus styled wheel. We're eager to see this design make its way on to several vintage cars. Andy's Porsche was one of four that comprised the newly-founded 964 club that stole the show - and we're hoping to share more soon.

played out porsche 964 rotiform

Overall, Played Out was a success, nailing the vibe of small beach-side Saturday morning show to a tee. The quality of cars, people, and the event itself stand above countless others. We're already eager for next year.

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  • ioncelfals

    sometimes i get the feeling that, for some gentlemen, cars are like fashion items for women. when the trend wears out, i`ll just throw this purse in the closet and get a new one, that matches my shoes.
    so i guess rotiform is the new trend, that matches shiny paint job.. for cars that act as purses or shoes for their owners

  • http://www.stanceworks.com/ Mike_StanceWorks

    While I think your comment has a negative connotation, which I disagree with, I don’t think your sentiment is wrong.I also don’t think that there’s anything wrong with cars being “fashion items” for men. Some people enjoy cars for their performance, others enjoy them for their stunning aesthetics. There are plenty of cars for everyone, so I think it’s a bit silly to condemn others for having alternative interests.

  • http://www.theawfilms.com/ Abbitt Wilkerson

    Thanks for pics Mike. Good to see you guys!

  • VIPStancE

    That porsche

  • E21 Guy

    Beautifully photographed as usual.

  • Andre_Miata

    @Mike_StanceWorks Do you have any other photos of this event? Always enjoyable photos, but always would enjoy more. 
     
    Thanks, Andre’

  • BrianMR

    Does anyone know what fender mirrors are on Todd Nakanishi’s mint green xB? Building a 510 and I like the small low look of his classic bullet style mirror.

  • GhiaNut

    @BrianMR Hi there, those are most likely some form or knock off of Talbot Mirrors.  OG Talbots come with a green dot usually. They are german made and are priced from 150-200+ for a single mirror.  You can, however, find cheap knock offs for much much less.

  • Greg Fisher

    I agree with Mike that for some people the aesthetics and the build is the thrill. However I’ll agree with you that sometimes in the car scene but especially the fitment scene there seems to be too much lust over labels on a car instead of appreciating the overall build and once a new label becomes popular you have to have it on your car to get noticed. (This is a massive generalization but I’ve been seeing it more and more lately.) 
     
    So ya that porsche is sex.

  • kev025

    That’s a tough one. I think you are correct for some builds but I also think you have the crowd that is constantly looking for something different, whether it’s searching for an older wheel, an engine swap, a body mod, or updating to a new wheel design. Keeping it fresh is important and I can see how something like a wheel change could be interpreted as a “just the latest trend” change. It’s hard to ignore when a new wheel comes out especially when it looks as good as a Rotiform (can also be said of a BBS). Car builds are very much like fashion trends but where do you draw the line as to one who is constantly keeping a fresh look or one who is being perceived as someone who only keeps swapping things out to stay up with the latest trend.

  • klasky

    The word, “Players” shows up spelled incorrectly on the browser tab. Just so you guys know.

  • rocky1off

    @Mike_StanceWorks
     We have what is known as free will, to express ourselves as we choose. There is no right and no wrong. Even the Manufacturer is designing a car
    the way their designers think it should look, but that doesn’t make it so. If someone doesn’t like your freedom of expression, they he can buy a car
    and express their freedom of design and expression as you did, and then someone can comment on why their car doesn’t look right. And then it starts
    over again……

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