This past weekend the BKG cruised to Shoreline Park in Long Beach, CA for the 3rd annual XS Carnight Show and Shine. There is no better way to start the show season off than at this show. Each year it gets better and better, and this year definitely tops the charts with some of the craziest and sickest builds we have seen.
We rolled in to the venue and were assigned our usual parking right on the water. The weather was a prime overcast, perfect for shooting. After staging our cars and getting everything setup, we went and had a club lunch to pass the time before the show started.
To the side of the entrance was the main stage, surrounded by an array of RWB Porsche's. Each with unique colors and details, it was truly a sight to behold.
The first and probably my favorite piece of artistry in this area and possibly any area, was the Wagner Tuning Ford Stepside. Everything about this truck was perfection. From the amazing patina and powdercoated frame rails, to the air ride and deep wheels, there was not a detail missed. Even after all of these aspects, the one thing that sets this truck apart from the rest, and by far the coolest part is none of these things...
The guys over at Wagner went to the next level and stuffed a brand new V-6 Ecoboost engine in there. Huge things coming from this shop, it's no surprise that it took home a top 30 award.
This immaculate classic nissan skyline was definitely not your every day street build, this beast has some serious hours put in to creating one of the sickest skyline builds that I have seen.
As you approach the lighthouse, you find a group of cars overlooking the edge of the hill at the top of the park. 3 Point Social Club has a Collection of Classic Mercedes Benz builds that will literally take your breathe away.
There's always one that stands out different from the rest. The 72 250c makes its own statement being the only two door in the group. It has its own unique body lines as well as seamless front to rear windows. All tied together with a flossy black interior.
Going down the hill to the back side of the park you find a variety of different japanese builds. A bagged Miata and turbo Supra were among the top builds as you wrap around the back.
Continuing around the path you approach the far most corner of the park along the edge of the harbor, where you find the BKG posted up.
Nick and Dylan spent the last two days prior to XS finishing the installation of the Icewagn turbo setup. After countless hours the car was finally running, driving and ready to go. Everything seemed fine on the way to the show.
Continuing around the pathway down the final stretch find another selection of cars ranging from stanced cars, to mini trucks, all the way up to super cars.
The 90's were being represented hard by many Japanese makes. A widebody Rx-7 posted up right by the end as well as a clean NSX were among them.
Overall I would say that XS Carnight 3.0 was a huge success, and in many ways surpassed previous years. If you havent had a chance to make it out to this show yet, we very highly recommend it. We have shown only a fraction of the cars at the show, and there were hundreds of other awesome cars and we wish that we could show them all.
Tyler Martin - BKG Cofounder/Photographer/Designer/Writer