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The Captain
09-17-2007, 07:41 PM
Gonna cry in my corn flakes. I only got third place this year. Short of having Carlos Sainz in the car I don't know what else I can do. :( :( :(

NDMstang65
09-17-2007, 07:46 PM
More chrome and lights...

:(

extremeskillz
09-17-2007, 08:30 PM
Thats the problem with Nopi or any high end competition, they all like riced out cars instead of clean jdm cars such as yours. Maybe you should chrome out the engine :hehe:

Mr. Babb
09-17-2007, 09:13 PM
well at least one c-techer won something. LOL Nopi sucks they were supposed to start the awards at 5:00 and they didn't start till 7:00. any way congrats John on the win and thanks Ben (donteatbugs) for the strut bar

vip09
09-17-2007, 09:32 PM
Neons, huge audio system in custom fiberglass enclosure, chromed out engine bay, and lots of TV's. This will ensure victory.

If I were the judge, you'd be #1.

Cavanagh
09-17-2007, 09:56 PM
Neons, tv's, no engine upgrades, expect CAI and exhaust. and alot of bodykit peices should get you 1st.

Sean
09-17-2007, 11:14 PM
From what I know about NOPI, think about what it represents. Its a myriad of vendors, a bevy of ricers, and a slew of kids who lack any concept of what your car represents.

Its a vendor show, its a money generator. If they gave you first, they would be slapping their vendors in the face, who have products on the 1st and 2nd place cars. Consider yourself lucky.

If you want to win car shows, you need to pick the right show that your car qualifies in. Being clean, pristine, rare...

and edit, yes, congrats on 3rd!

trumanpriest
09-17-2007, 11:22 PM
Great job on third place!

The Captain
09-17-2007, 11:47 PM
Next on my "upgrade" list. .

Fast and Furious decal for the doors
Type R badge (sorry Honda owners)
Chrome spinners(24" min.)
Fuzzy dash
Remove airbag/replace with TV
Pink seat belts
Cessna 152 wing
"powered by(duh)Toyota" decal
remove chargecooler/replace with another TV
'DUB' sticker
headlight strobes

Doesn't really matter. I had a great time and a lot of people would walk by, turn back and check it out. It's nice having a little vindication for the hard work. It was great having some C'techers there too. I'm gonna do it next year so everyone start planning. Like to see more of you folks out here, because that's what it's all about.

andy
09-17-2007, 11:53 PM
well at least it was fun hanging with you guys.

Cavanagh
09-18-2007, 12:07 AM
remove chargecooler/replace with another TV

:laugh: thats awesome on third though, what beat you out? im guessing 7th gens, since most people I seem to know only know of celicas as the 7th gens. Neh, great job anywho, were there lotsa celicas there?

The Captain
09-18-2007, 12:15 AM
Not many Celi's period.

Looks like I'm selling my car. Gonna buy this Celica instead. . .

What do you think?

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/7/2/1/NOPI07015a.jpg

bloodredgt
09-18-2007, 12:16 AM
Great job man! Congratz!

Sean
09-18-2007, 12:22 AM
I think the ultimate answer... is to get a herd of clean celica's going, and change the way people think and judge at the event :)

donteatbugs
09-18-2007, 12:45 AM
i only found one thing wrong with your car john. the right side taillights are dimmer than the left. other than that im making a picture thread. i was just happy to have a nice, shaddy place to sleep and park my car by a winner.

Cavanagh
09-18-2007, 12:46 AM
Not many Celi's period.

Looks like I'm selling my car. Gonna buy this Celica instead. . .

What do you think?

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/7/2/1/NOPI07015a.jpg
...:squint: speachless.

The Captain
09-18-2007, 01:19 AM
It's time I got in touch with my feminine side :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

extremeskillz
09-18-2007, 01:47 AM
I think the ultimate answer... is to get a herd of clean celica's going, and change the way people think and judge at the event :)

That would be crazy. Imagine all celica boards at Nopi?

Mr Celica
09-18-2007, 02:40 AM
i'd go.

"heres my bone stock gt-s, bitch. but it has a shiny paint job!"

congrats on 3rd, nonetheless. its hard to do. your car is amazing and it deserves better, but those people don't know shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. i saw a celica at HIN that had tvs under neath the windshield. on the outside. where the fuckin wiper blades go. wtf? there was like 6 of them... ok...

you need like 4 12" subs, about 15 amps, 25 tvs, 3 nitrous bottles, 3 seperate batteries running the 50 neon tubes and strobes throughout the car, and gull wing doors. FIRST!

and oh ya change the color of the car to like lime green with fire engine red accents.

1990CelicaGT-S
09-18-2007, 03:45 AM
Congrats on third! Placing that high is quite an honor. What made first and second place?

The Captain
09-18-2007, 09:56 AM
I have no idea who placed above me. I've actually gotten 1st place the last few years with one 2nd place at this show, so I guess I shouldn't complain. It must have been some bling 7th gens.

donteatbugs
09-18-2007, 10:06 AM
i know it wasnt any other 5th gen.....

donteatbugs
09-19-2007, 02:44 AM
fresh air roof scoop, hatch visor, vent shades, oz rally wheels, and a picture of your car flying through the air and no 7th gen could touch you

or japaneese letteringon the side

G.W
09-19-2007, 02:49 AM
Not many Celi's period.

Looks like I'm selling my car. Gonna buy this Celica instead. . .

What do you think?

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/7/2/1/NOPI07015a.jpg


I just threw up :eekwtf:

1990CelicaGT-S
09-19-2007, 04:21 AM
Was it the same color as that car?

donteatbugs
09-19-2007, 10:04 AM
my underwear?

The Captain
09-19-2007, 12:26 PM
When did you start wearing underwear?

donteatbugs
09-19-2007, 11:08 PM
they are kt's

Wicked Toys
09-20-2007, 04:46 PM
Damn you should have definately placed 1st.

I came in 2nd at the previous Nopi event prior to Atlanta.

Of course I got beat by this flashy 7th Gen. But like ya said ya had a good time as well as I did. There is always next year.

It was nice to educate some people, had like 10 people tell me toyota never made a turbo celica lol.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082026_54_full.jpg

The Captain
09-21-2007, 09:29 PM
To quote the governor of California, I'll be back.

KoreanJoey
09-22-2007, 10:37 AM
It's time I got in touch with my feminine side :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

Next after the pink celica could be a vibrator...

Blackcloud
09-22-2007, 03:16 PM
you have to be riced teh fuck out with stupid ass mods to win at nopi

extremeskillz
09-22-2007, 04:09 PM
Next after the pink celica could be a vibrator...

....in the driver seat :hehe:

Trance4c
09-22-2007, 04:17 PM
You know what I think? Stop whining...

I use to go to NOPI yearly.. I've never won anything and I have a pretty damn clean, unique celica that is also a swap with loads of mods.

Also goes to show how they don't necessarily give the flashy stuff awards, I've never gotten a trophy or placed.

Have you seen some of the other makes and models that won this year? I would have to say that they are not your flashy cars either, from Focus to 240, they were all nice cars, not riced out buckets you seem to believe get the attention of Nopi judges.

Lastly - its an old Celica.. good luck! Do you even think most of them know what they are looking at? You have to keep it in perspective, and only Sean is right.. the only way to get any of them noticed, is to have a HUGE group. Just cause your a needle in a hay stack, doesn't mean jack and I don't think you give the judges enough credit. Besides, clean and tasteful is just that.. which isn't your opinion.

Good luck next year, I might possibly go.. never know.

vms4evr
09-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Not many Celi's period.

Looks like I'm selling my car. Gonna buy this Celica instead. . .

What do you think?

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/7/2/1/NOPI07015a.jpg

Ricer Barbie!!! :D
Unless you're a ditzzy blonde teenage girl I'd suggest you pass on it :hehe: