Continuamos con la cobertura de nuestro segundo Concurso de Customs, que tuvo como tema “Pick Ups”; esta vez toca el turno a la categoría Repaint, que como su nombre indica requiere que el custom sea repintado y permite además cambio de llantas, detallado general, alterar la altura del coche y modificaciones menores a la carrocería para la colocación de accesorios.
Moving on with the coverage of our second custom contest, which had “Pick Ups” as a theme, this time it’s the Repaint class, which, as its name implies, requires the custom to be completely refinished and also allows wheelswapping, general detailing, altering the car’s ride height and minimal modifications in order to accommodate accessories.
Como se señala en nuestro reglamento, todas las categorías se juecearon siempre bajo el principio de que los customs presentados debían apegarse al tema del concurso. Dicho esto, los dejamos con los autos participantes y sus customizadores; más abajo podrán encontrar a los ganadores de los tres primeros lugares, con una pequeña sesión de fotos de cada uno, y comentarios de nuestros jueces acerca de por qué ganaron.
As stated in our rulebook, every class was judged under the principle that the participating customs had to stick to the contest’s theme. Having said that, we leave you with the entries for this class and their customizers. Down bellow you’ll find the winners of the first three places, with a small photoshoot of each, as well as commentary from our judges regarding why they won.
Juan Daniel Villanueva
Yami “Panda” Flores
Y ahora, los ganadores de la categoría Repaint.
And now, the winners of the Repaint class.
Yami “Panda” Flores
Judges comment: Yami reached the podium with an excelent representation of how an used and abused Apache should look like after sixty years. The attention to details like the mexican blanket on the seats, broken glass or the dirty wheels, not to mention the paint with different tones, and the rusty spots that were carefully placed put the truck ahead of mot of the others, but a big hole without cracks on the backlight, that was supposed to be a stone hit -a detail that Yami usually gets right- and the fact that the doors always found their way to the floor, made it miss the first place.
Judges comment: Despite the fact of being not much more than a paint job, the Custom Brothers’ Ford came to second place with an amazing paint job and the correct wheel choice that fit the truck like a glove, showing that you don’t really need to reinvent a car in order to have an amazing custom. Opening up the rear window would have put them in the Modified class, where it would have faced fiercest competition.
Judges comment: The Custom Brothers took the class with a Datsun streeter that made us all fell in love. The tow hook, decals and the excellent paint job found their way home right at the Datsun, wich, we have to say, didn’t have anything out of place… maybe the Rotiform decal, a brand that isn’t related at all with the old japanese car scene, but we’ll let it trough.
Agradecemos a todos los participantes de esta concurrida categoría y felicitamos a los ganadores. En los próximos días les traeremos la cobertura de la siguiente categoría, Modified. ¡Pendientes!
Our deepest thanks to everyone that participated in this very busy class, and congratulations to the winners. In the next few days we’ll have the coverage of the next class, Modified. Stay around!