On Standing Downwind of a Tire Fire (or autoerotic asphyxiation) on 3314 2008

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Don’t pretty much all mobile organisms with a lick of sense, particularly those that respire, flee toxic plumes of rubber smoke? Such thoughts raced through my head as a whirling wall of tire smoke, car exhaust and track funk engulfed me, obscuring drift cars, mere feet away, careening sideways around Irwindale Speedway.

Import Scene: Hi-Octane, Multi-Culti, Custom-Car Culture Cluster#%$! on 3314 2008

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When it comes to Asian fusion, Wolfgang Puck has nothing on the import scene. By which I mean the custom car culture mash-up of Japanese cool, cars and motor sports, homegrown hip-hop and throbbing speed metal, drift cars and drag racing, tricked-out spokesmodels and homeboy car clubs, crotch rockets and rice burners, wide-body show cars, rampant commercialism, cosmetic body kits, pumping adrenaline and raging testosterone.

Who’s the Tuners, G? on 3313 2008

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This is the vid I’d figured would lead the import scene coverage. Josh Payton, who was responsible for anything you liked about how the Underground site looked, shot some of the HIN footage. Josh focused largely on the spokesmodels, in keeping with the general spirit of the event.

Paloma Apartments (Historic) on 3311 2008

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Circa 1913

This historic Ocean Front Walk apartment building, once known as Paloma Apartments, is now home to Venice Phoenix House rehabilitation center.

503 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

C.A.V.E. Gallery on 3311 2008

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507 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 428.6387

C.A.V.E. Gallery
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Sponto Gallery on 3311 2008

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7 Dudley Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 399-2078

Sponto
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This eclectic gallery, in the tiny storefront space once occupied by seminal Beat scene hang Venice West Cafe, hosts 7 Dudley Cinema’s regular screenings of experiment films, art films and documentaries. Sponto is both a quintessential and essential Venice venue.

Life On Venice: This Year’s Sneer on 3311 2008

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Bassist, board store, sneer.

Digital photograph

April 19, 2008
Mollusk
Venice, California

White Boxes on 329 2008

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Circa 19TK

Austere white volumes reflect on Eastern Canal.

Eastern Canal
Venice, California

Japaned Craftsman on 329 2008

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Circa 190TK

Nice craftsman residence (duplex) with Japanese lines.

Wavecrest Place
Venice, California

Wavecrest Craftsman on 329 2008

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Circa 190TK

Beautiful brick and shingle craftsman beach home on quiet walk street.

Wavecrest Place
Venice, California

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