First Class Fitment (FCF) has consistently curated diverse and unique cars from the Northeast ranging from American, European and Japanese origins. This year, despite the morning dampness, the turnout met everyone’s expectation. Fitment like many things within modding of cars has changed. While there are some wild style oni camber around, fitment has taken something of a refined interpretation. Clean fenders, less stretch, an ability to calculate wheel specs and a bit more rubber are all part of the new formula.
Our friends from FOCAM all the way from Tokyo were also on hand to capture the moments.
Krispy doing krispy things.
Getting there early, Edwin and I were able to catch glimpses of what cars were rolling in and already we knew the show would be great as usual. While photographing, it wasn’t hard capturing the diversity of cars that were in the show.
Is tape really a necessity? I guess it is especially if you just got your front end painted.
Regiment Zero roll-in with the usual suspects. Always clean and always loud.
Although we are primarily focused on Japanese cars, we love cars from all origins include these beautiful BMWs. This E30 with the UK Compomotives was immaculate. And of course the unmistakable E28 big body by Dominant Engineering. The countless other late-model M’s were also present with styling throwbacks.
Cambered GC & GD. I wonder how many times they have had to swap out their axles.
The venue was already getting packed.
The first car which we were looking forward to seeing was Chris’ Model T. To some it is blasphemy but to me, I’m surprised that it wasn’t done earlier. As we explore our automotive hobby we tend to dabble with different makes and models that span both time and location. In Chris’ case, his taste in cars has some diversity. While many people may say that TE37’s are uninspired and lacks creativity, in our view it is the ultimate wheel. Evident by this pairing of the ultra-modern, rare-spec set with this chopped, channeled and louvered Model T, the touring evolution wheel literally can go on any car and it is as momentous as its inception in 1996 as it is today.
Some of the other American rides were this Turbo LS C10. The patina top with the immaculate paint makes for an interesting juxtaposition.
The triple R34 GTRs was one of our favorite sections. The owners found inspiration from NISMO, having literally most of the catalog for their GTR.
Javier, Mr.Hday himself with a clean CYM FD3S with an OG CWest aero. This was easily ones of our favorites from that day.
Aum brought out his perfect white SC with a shaved bay. Right next to it was his brother with a wild Z33 with a collection of rare bits. As far as styles go, these two brothers can’t be any more different.
The other SC with the Panamera bumper was looking fresh with VIP styling cues. Green is slowly becoming my top car colors.
If you couldn’t decide between Bape or KAWS, why not do both? Cool custom collab on the LB 335
DC2 type R’s done three different ways. I’m still partial to the USDM fronts but the Mugen aero is a close favorite.
The EF is slowly becoming a modern classic. This is the epitome of a period correct EF.
The other car that was a favorite was this STi with the ubiquitous 2JZ
Speaking of Subies, these were some of our favorites. Long live the Fozzie!
This RCF was looking perfect on those Advan GT.
And of course, Bassem’s RCF.
Tough Club came in strong with the flagship Z33, ZN6 and BNR32. The AE86 and HCR32 was missing this time around.
As the AP1 and AP2 platforms have significantly gone down in price, enthusiasts have been picking them up for their timeless looks.
What do all of these have in common?
White! It will always be a popular color but whats your favorite white paint code?
Z33 comes in pairs.
Our buddy Jared from Boston with the LegSport additions.
Super wide UCF21 on Ordens. You’ll see more of this in our coverage of Black VIP car show.
Inferno and bronze go so well together.
Although I’m still trying to like the R35 these examples inches me closer.
Then you have your modded exotic. I wonder when the over fender fad will go away and all you’d have are a bunch of cars with messed up quarter panels and regretful owners.
Super wide Jag.
Although the two-wheel division didn’t come out as it did in previous years, these were our favorites. Check out the paint on this one!
Sunset scenes from the tarmac have always been the cherry on top but this year the public didn’t have the same access as we did in the past but as always a few tried to make the most of it.
And that concludes our top picks of cars at FCF. As the Fall season approaches and Winter around the corner, some of the cars will go into hibernation while orders will undergo a renewal. What will you be doing with your ride in the coming months?