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Shutter Space at Randy Higbee Gallery Allows Toyo Tires to Combine Car Show and Photo Gallery

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Toyota Tundra at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

This big beast of a Toyota Tundra stood out as it was one of only a handful trucks at the event, let alone lifted trucks.

There are multitudes of popular hobbies that people spend their spare time doing. And while most people choose just one hobby to enjoy, there are plenty of hobbies that go well together. Hunting and fishing, off-roading and camping, and stamp and coin collecting to name just a few. Another pair of hobbies that seem to complement each other are photography and cars. It makes perfect sense, you build cars and attend car shows and meets, might as well meld that with photography.

Well known tire brand, Toyo Tires, realized this and decided to combine the two passions of many people into a one-of-a-kind event. The show, dubbed Shutter Space, was a car meet and automotive photo gallery combined into one event. Held at the Randy Higbee Gallery, in Costa Mesa, California, the event was sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street magazine. Over 250 cars and trucks made it out. There was everything in attendance from supercars to lifted trucks.

Factory Five Cobra at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

A gorgeous example of a Factory Five Cobra, featuring a K&N air filter over the velocity stacks.

Smart car at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Another unique vehicle, this Smart car drew quite a bit of attention throughout the day.

Toyo Tires BMW with nice rims at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Inside the gallery, Toyo had placed a couple very nice rides for people to drool over.

For the photo gallery portion, Toyo Tires held a contest for people to submit automotive themed photographs for a chance to be selected to have their photo displayed at the show. Fourteen finalists were chosen. When the dust had settled, the winning photograph was chosen. The photo was taken by Viet Nguyen, @photographybyv, of a fully custom 1974 Datsun Sunny pickup named Hakotora.

Vanderhall Motor Work 3 wheels car at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

This three-wheeled beauty comes from Vanderhall Motor Works. It features a carbon fiber body, aluminum frame, and 200 hp 1.4L engine.

GT-R with Advan GT wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

There were plenty of GT-Rs to go around. This one sat on a clean set of gold Advan GT wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires.

2006 Lancer Evo IX with a Voltex body kit at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Believe it or not, this 2006 Lancer Evo IX with a Voltex body kit wasn't the most outrageous body kit at the show.

You may recognize the truck, owned by Dominic Le of Chasing Js, as it has been featured on a number of websites and magazines, has won plenty of awards, and was also featured on a recent episode of Jay Leno's Garage. Now, a photo of Dominic's pickup has won its own award.

BMW M4 at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Tire companies have got to be loving the new tire stickers that companies are selling. Like the ones on this BMW M4.

BMW and Mini at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Just about every generation of BMW was there. Hey, who snuck that Mini in there?

BMW at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

You can't go wrong with a BMW that looks like this.

As the winner of the contest, Viet's photograph will be featured in an issue of Super Street magazine. He also won exclusive Toyo Tires and Crooks & Castles merchandise. Not bad for snapping a pic and submitting it online.

Mini Cooper at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Not bad for a Mini Cooper. This thing was actually pretty nice.

Treeline Outdoors tent at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

In case you want to go camping, but you don't want to pack a tent. This Treeline Outdoors tent is the perfect solution.

Mustangs in attendance at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

There were a few Mustangs in attendance. This one was the subject of one of the photos on display in the gallery.

The event seemed to be a huge hit with the crowds, many people saying they loved the idea of it and they look forward to more of these types of events in the future. Be sure to check back for future show announcements and to see if Toyo Tires will be holding another Shutter Space event in the future.

458 features a Misha body kit at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

No car meet would be complete without a few supercars. This 458 features a Misha body kit and gorgeous flat red paint.

Deep dish rear wheels at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

This is probably the angle that most people see as this thing blazes by them in a red blaze. Also, those deep dish rears look spectacular.

Battleship gray Audi at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Nice dumped Audi featuring battleship gray colors.

Liberty Walk Challenger with fender flared, deep-dish wheels at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

A fender flared, deep-dish, flat red Liberty Walk Challenger laying on the Southern California asphalt fits in well with supercars and imports of all generations.

Purple convertible M3 at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Purple wouldn't be our first choice for this convertible M3, but it actually looks pretty good.

8-series BMW at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Something insanely cool this way comes. But wait, where are the pop-up headlights on this 8-series BMW?

Red with gold wheels on a S2K at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Red with gold wheels seems to be an increasingly popular choice among enthusiasts. We can't really complain. This S2K looks killer.

Dumped, wide body wagon at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Dumped, wide body wagons are so incredibly beautiful.

green BMW 2002 at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Ahh a green BMW 2002. Such a refreshing color compared to the sea of red cars with gold wheels.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo in red and gold at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

The red and gold theme again. This time on a Lamborghini Gallardo A very popular choice for 2016.

Hillbank Motor Ford Focus ST at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

Hillbank Motorsports brought out a great looking Ford Focus ST. .

Super Street photo contest winner Viet Nguyen at Shutter Space Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California sponsored by Crooks & Castles and Super Street

This is the photo that won the photo contest. Viet Nguyen (@photographybyv) did a great job with it and will be able to see it in an upcoming issue of Super Street magazine.


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