Stunning Duo Blonde Anya Benton and Brunette Thamilla Silva for Spearmint Rhino at Autocon 2016 Show @Abenton1

Spearmint Rhino Girls blonde Anya Benton and brunette Thamilla Silva in tight black uniform at 2016 Autocon LA car show

The highly popular duo models from Spearmint Rhino were chic and dazzling at the Autocon LA 2016 car show

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The highly glamorous models, Anya Benton and Thamilla Silva, were totally dazzling all around the Autocon LA 2016 car show.

The dynamic duo from Spearmint Rhino and Kandyshop Bikinis were the ones of the most eye catching models at the show.

Not only car owners love to have them by their cars, the attendees would come and do selfies with them, plus the security event joined in and had a photo op.

Both Anya and Thamilla have been hardworking all around many car shows and car meets.  In this short 3 months since we first me them, they have been virtually all the car shows that we've been covering.  Now that says a lot of their dedication!

Grogeous Blonde Ashley Twomey at Autocon LA 2016 for Concept One and Klutch Wheels @ashley2me @concept1wheels @klutchwheels #acla2016

W&HM blond cover model Ashley Twomey in short black dress at Autocon 2016 car show

Our beautiful blond cover model Ashley Twomey, brought her sunniness to the big LA Convention Center, in the Autocon LA 2016 car show at Concept One Wheels and Klutch Wheels

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The forever gorgeous and smart cover model Ashley Twomey, at the Concept One and Klutch wheels booth, brightened up the somewhat dark convention center.

Ashley Twomey has been busy with all the touring and promotional works going. It's so great to see her at the Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach just a week earlier, and here again at the Concept One and Klutch wheels in Autocon!

On top of that, we are really happy that we got to connect Ashley with the companies for this opportunity.  That's why we only feature and recommend awesome and professional models from our Magazine! :-)

W&HM Wheels and Heels Magazine Print Issue #34 with Jess Harbour is Available!

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We are very excited to announce that the long waited W&HM / Wheels and Heels Magazine Print Issue 34 is out!

We have cover models Jess Harbour and Nicole Marie Reckers, together with feature models Ashley Wilke, Charise Jeanine, Shelly Hays, and Antoinette Marie in highly glossy editorial glamour pictorials.

Car show coverage has many southern California local car shows, including Concept One block party, Spec-D Tuning Spring Show Off 2, Lifestyle Show Off and Tuner Evolution / Ace Wheels car show.

You can order the print issue without registering.  Only the digital version would need you to have an account so that they can distribute to your library after your purchase.  Thank you for all your support!

Definitely take a free preview of the magazine in the following link.

Wheels and Heels Magazine Issue 34 - Jess Harbour
W&HM / Wheels and Heels Magazine
Issue 34 with cover model Jess Harbour
and Nicole Marie Reckers, with feature
models, Ashley Wilke, Charise Jeanine,

Antoinette Marie, and Shelly Hays.
 Car show coverage includes major and
local car shows in southern California region.
 This issue is full of top…

BIG Summary Highlight of Autocon Los Angeles 2016 #acla2016

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This year's Autocon LA show has come to one of the biggest venues in the west coast, Los Angeles Convention Center.  It signifies an important achievement as well as cemented a status establishment, as one of the top premier car show event in southern California.

With the big convention center exhibit space at LACC, came the plenty of space that many cars and vendors can enjoy.  The show attendees can roam around easily and have superfluous room to take pictures or even form a long line (sometimes a swamp) for model autographs and show swags.

The show is a non-traditional 9 hours event, which gave plenty of time for the early afternoon risers or the late night chillers to soak in the atmosphere of cars and models.

As a great tradition, Autocon always have some of the most exotic and elaborate cars at the show.  Either it's the exterior wrap/paint jobs, or the interior casa modifications, to the muscle upgrading as well as fluid and electrical lines pimping, they were all impressive and admired.


And talking about the models, Autocon has brought out some of the top guns as their official models, including Tianna Gregory, Janey B, Sydney Maler, Runa Lucienne, and Nicole Leigh.  Merely a chance to meet these amazing models personally for a selfie, is worth all the efforts and time and money of this trip to the Autocon show.
 
 
On the vendor side of promotional activities, we have many our cover models at the show!  Annelise Marie and Ashley Twomey at the Concetp One and Klutch Wheels were simply the darlings of the show. Franchesca DC was the center of the attention where Bloque Diamond wheels was at.  Stance Wheels had our gorgeous Jessica Weaver busy with photographers and videographers, and cell-phone-ographers, or simply naked-eye-ographers.  Also our feature models Iona for the Al & Ed's Autosound, took the top honor of the most beautifully leggy model of the show.  They all were the cream of the crop in Autocon!
  
  
There was a center stage at the back of the convention center, which featured some of the sickest rides from the show.  Autocon is totally suitable for the import car lovers, as the stage showcased the cars in all glorious views, plus the interview of the car owners and builders.  They told great stories about how to worked on their cars, or sometimes how they build their own personal empire!

Overall, we love this year's Autocon LA!  It's spacious, the cars were awesomely modified and upgraded.  The display is pristine and well set up.  There were our cover and feature models in the show, plus other great models too, and the atmosphere is always casual friendly.  We totally look forward to the next year's as one of our key events to bring back to you all!

Many More SEMA Models 2015 with JDM Sport Girls @JDMSport

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JDM Sport Team is always the main stay of many major car shows, especially in the so-Cal region. If you do a JDM Sport search on the web site, (here we did it for you...)

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=jdm+sport

you would find pages and pages of the coverage from all types of events!

We observe their growth and their transformation as well as their breakthrough, it's simply a great success story that can be pinned on many people's wall.

Here at the SEMA 2015 we have the coverage of their huge line up of models already, and here are more!  What can we say, their modeling team is a genius touch.

From the trajectory of their presence in the 2016 shows, we can see that it will be full steam ahead together with other creative teams as well!  Definitely look out for them when you go to a car show!  They will be uprising you and maybe even overwhelming you with their so-many models in front of you!  Take lots of pictures for sure!!

 
 

The Ultra Glam Spearmint Rhino / Kandyshop Bikinis Girls with JDM Sport at #Socialseasonopener @jdmsport @kandyshopxxx

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The Spearmint Rhino / Kandyshop Bikinis girls are now really famous in the car show world, especially in the so-Cal region.  They have popped up in every car shows that we attended, and we are sure that there many more that we did not go.

We are deeply impressed by the relentless drive and dedications despite the relentless tough weather conditions.  It does not matter if it's super hot under the California sun in this show, Clean Culture x The Car Lab, #socialseasonopener at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, or to the wet and windy and cold Formula Drift just a couple of weeks ago.

This level of commitment could only come from truly professional models and highly effective management.  Our hats off to all of them!

The great relation between Spearmint Rhino / Kandyshop Bikinis with JDM Sport has helped to make this all come to fruition.  We can definitely say that this is a very beautiful relationship that we love to see many years to come!

Feature Model Amber Rayn Looking Hot and Tall at #SocialSeasonOpener

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Amber Rayn at the Stance Wheels booth stood hot and tall under the intense sun, at the Clean Culture x The Car Lab's #Socialseasonopener car show / meet.

The open air parking lot of Santa Anita park was a big oven and Amber prevailed through the show.  She always looks refreshing and sweet, and ready for photo ops at any time!

We sure will see her a lot in future car shows!  Definitely stay tuned!

A Plus Presences of Ashley Twomey and Ashley Wilke at Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach 2016 @Ashley2me @Ashwilke

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Our cover model Ashley Twomey and feature model Ashley Wilke, were the prime stars at the Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach Lifestyle Expo, on our book!

The Grand Prix Lifestyle Expo is not the same as the other car shows that you usually witness throughout our coverage.

It's a highly full family event, accommodating to multi-generations so all the promotional activities are well within the fun and happy and more child friendly.

This is totally awesome, as it provides a safe and exciting environment for kids to start their racing learning stage and adults reaffirm their love for formula one motorsports.

At the hosting company Toyota's prime showcase space, Ashley Twomey in her bright red shirt with black sleek pants getting attendees know more about the various offerings from Toyota, as well as signing up for more future  updates.

Then at the Traxxas booth at inside the convention center, feature model Ashley Wilke did her very thematic uniform for the RC mobile toys / tools company, Traxxas.

In her black and bling and checkered skirt, Ashley looks very glamorous and awesome!  Ashley has been busy with her event schedule all over the country.

We for sure will see her in various channels across many motorsports events and promotions.

Through out the following few days, we will highlight the great promotional models that were at the Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach 2016 and bring you more great pictorial coverage!

For now, please click the following link to see more of these two awesome Ashley's!!

Hot And Chaotic Car Show Meet at Clean Culture x The Car Lab Social Opener 2016

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At the Clean Culture x The Car Lab joint car show / car meet event at the Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, it was a scene that is very different than all the other shows in the so-Cal scene.  The sun striking heat seemed to have impaled some kind of trance into people who ran the show as well as the crowds inside the show.  What we have witnessed is a semi-organized gathering with so many not-sure-if-sanctioned activities going around.  It's indeed, a different show.

To start off, simply the entrance was pretty chaotic, according to several people and vendors that we interviewed.  There were no assigned space and based on the first come first served spots allocation.  This put vendors into all across the big parking lot, making them more like other car club tents at the show.
The ticket price varies depending on when you come in, where you came in, as well as who's in charge.  We got dropped off at the gate, and were asked for $15 entrance fee and were given a flyer as proof.  Fair enough.  

Then right by us, there was a group of people who also joined in at the entrance.  When asked, they said that they already paid but no flyer in hand, and simply passed the check.  

Then at the mid-show, we were walking out the event, the checker just let people in without even asking for entrance fees or a flyer.  That did infuriate us, as you can see why... That's a fail we can solidly say...

We walked through the car show venue, which is Santa Anita Park's Gate 5 parking lot.  It has a good size of space that can host a lot of cars.  The lot has been constantly filling and we see cars come in and out among crowds.  It's a pretty active traffic scene that is not usual in other shows.

We asked how people thought about the show, and almost unanimously, they said that it is smaller than they expected.  We thought they are pretty decent in the turn out.  Guess they have seen bigger showing in other events from the same organizations.

 Luckily we still managed to find several our great vendor friends as well as our cover model Arley Elizabeth, and feature models Amber Rayn and Bee.  That's a great relief after a long walking around in the show.

Also the JDM Sport team brought out many models as usual.  They also teamed up with Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino girls to have the more than 60% of the model presence all under one tent, literally.  That's staggering and great support to the show!

While we kept walking to explore more awesome cars at the show, you can hear some revving and then skidding, and all kinds of noises at the venue.  It turned out that people were doing impromptu burnouts.

Whenever there was a car that was firing up their engine, huge crowd would rush to the spot and witness the great action there.  From what we saw, it's does not seem to be a controlled environment for the car lovers to show off their rides' powers.

 The smoke coming out of the burnout was so thick that it rivaled a professional drift car in competition.  The amount of rubber that it generated on the ground could be collected to be a heap...

This is definitely one of the things that we did not see in other shows.  We are not sure what the protocols or local ordinances dictating the actions here.  However, we do hope that there were more cautions and security of these activities, just for the safety of the bystanders.

On the other hand, we do say that the fans got an earful, a lungful, and an eyeful of excitements from the showing-offs.
Overall, this is a good show despite some operational issues and concerns.  We believe this is the first time that they attended the southern California region for the show.  It's a good turn out and we do see a good future maybe next year.

And we want to thank all the promotional talents who showed up at the 90+ degrees weather and endured the relentless sun and heat.

We look forward to hopefully seeing Clean Culture x The Car Lab doing again next year at the same spot!

Now click the link below to see more photos of the models and cars!

Big Highlight of Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach 2016 Lifestyle Expo, Where the Family Fun Is!

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It's a perfect day at the 2016 Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach, especially for the Lifestyle Expo inside the Long Beach Convention Center and around.

We were very happy to see many Grand Prix models, including our cover model Ashley Twomey (left), as well as feature model Ashley Wilke, plus the Miss Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach 2016 Winner, 1st Runner-up, and 2nd Runner-up, and of course, many vendor promotional models.

Inside the Grand Prix Lifestyle Expo, there were also many vendors, displaying their wares, from the gigantic manufacturers like Toyota (of course!), and Chevrolet, Honda, Mazda, and tire companies like Pirelli, Continental, Firestone, and more.

There were also well known companies like the fine toy maker TAMIYA, Hot Wheels, Traxxas, to the everything goes, like jewelry, massage chairs, casino, and many other very much lifestyle offerings.

Well these are just inside the huge Long Beach Convention Center exhibit space, and then there are outside sunny areas, that have much more presence with souvenirs, merchandise, drinks, lots of beers, as well as carnival style food vendors.  The big row of fair foods were in full display and are one of the top highlights of the attendees' mind!
  
Back in the Lifestyle Expo, there were many people at the venue.  It was like a very family friendly setting.  You could see dads showing their kids either 5 years old or 15 years old, all enjoyed the moments of admiring the race car, and how they look and how they were built.  You could also hear children crying just wanting to stay a bit longer, or playing with the toy race cars a bit more.  

Also couples young and old and seniors found a good time at the Expo, exploring the different sides of the event.  It's a great opportunity to show the female companions how a racing car world could be both glamour and intense.  Overall, this is a great event for both 5  years old to 95 years old.  Toyota Grand Prix organization has made an excellent example of a full family participating event with fun and excitements!
 
Now click the blow link to see the full highlight of total 35 photos from the Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach 2016 Lifestyle Expo!!

Autocon is Coming to Town, in One Week at Los Angeles Convention Center! @autoconevents

Autocon is coming!!  The great sought after car show is coming to the big Los Angeles Convention Center!  It's only one week from today so if you haven't gotten your tickets, we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible.  For more information, you can check it out here:

http://www.autoconevents.com/autocon-los-angeles-2016/

In the meantime, enjoy all our coverage links from the past, from the year 1 of Autocon!!  As you can see from these highlight photos as well as the coverage from each link, it is guaranteed a great time at Autocon!

2010 First Ever Autocon: 

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search/label/2010Autocon

  

2011 Autocon in Irvine

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=autocon+2011

 

2012 Autocon in Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=autocon+2012

 

2013 Autocon in Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=autocon+2013

 

2014 Autocon in Pomona Fairplex


http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=autocon+2014


 
 
 

2015 Autocon in Pomona Fairplex (by Clinton Lum)

http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search/label/2015%20Autocon

 
 
 

2016 Autocon at the Los Angeles Convention Center!!

See you there!!

Erica Law for BlackVue and Many Other Cool Models at FDLB 2016 @ericalaw22

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We haven't seen Erica Law for a while and it's great to see her again at the Formula Drift Long Beach 2016 in the hosting vendor booth, Blackvue!

Erica is always so sweet and warm to our camera.  The many times that we shot her at various events, she gave flawless performances to let us bring awesome pictures back to share with all.

This time at the Formula Drift event, it was rainy and wet and cold.  Still Erica braved the severe condition and put up a great smile with her ultra low cut dress, looking every bit of classy and sexy!

Now that the car show is kicked wide open, we would expect to see her a lot more in the future.  Erica Law fans, definitely stay tuned for more!!

We also met up several other cool promotional models at the event and they all were super sweet and nice and friendly.  That's the beauty of car show events!!

Double Cover Models, Arley Elizabeth and Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles at Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach @arrrrlz

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Arley Elizabeth and Nicole Marie Reckers, our two cover models, were the two awesome dynamic duo models in Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach at the Achilles Tire pit area for two freezing and rainy days.

Something Nicole did really impressed us in a subtle way.  And any want-to-be-a-professional-model models should take notes from our observation here...

Nicole Marie Reckers, always a true dedicated top model at any car shows, withstood the cold and wet weather from Friday on.  On the second day, she had a running nose and definitely under the weather we can tell.

However, you could not tell that from all the photos that we took of her... We mean, we took pictures of her and Arley in multiple times.  Nicole never complained, nor showed any signs of fatigue or even unpleasantness.  She's all smily and sunny, even though she was probably suffering inside...

In the same circumstances, we are pretty sure that 30% of models would just bail, and said they are sick.  Another 30% would probably stayed inside and bundled up with jackets and blankets.  Then the rest may just come out but with a tired face or simply not to the task.

Nicole has none of those.  She's just as bright and happy as we have always seen her!  Nicole Marie Reckers is a total trooper!  And we can definitely say the same to Arley Elizabeth as well, as we have witnessed her professionalism in many + numerous + many many occasions!

Gorgeous Nexen Tire Models Jess Harbour, Erica Nagashima, and Kay Vee at Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach @JessHarbour @EricaNagashima

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Nexen Tire has done an incredible job at the Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach, season opener.  They brought the ultra awesome, super gorgeous, and totally cover model Jess Harbour, together with forever beautiful Erica Nagashima, as well as refreshing new face Kay Vee to the event.

From the umbrella girls point of view, Nexen Tire models can totally rival the legendary Hankook team, by the number, by the star power, as well as by their confirms.  We totally tip our hats to the great job they have done!

Big Highlight Summary of Formula Drift 2016 Models!

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Models at Formula Drift events are the cream of the crop, which goes without saying.  They are the best of the best, rivaling the caliber shown in the SEMA shows.

Many of our Wheels and Heels Magazine cover models as well as feature models could be easily found among various top name brands, including Constance Nunes for Nitto Tires, Arley Elizabeth, Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles, as well as Jess Harbour for Nexen, Jessica Weaver for Naked Sushi, and Dennii for GT Radial, L'Amour Niggle for McLeod, and Bianca Stam for Spocom.  There might be some that we did not find since this is such a big show and the weather was not quite the kind that people want to come out and run around...
 Talking about weather, this was on everybody's mind and top of the chatter box topics.  It rained on the first day of the event, which has caused so much damages and concerns that the official organization had to make cancel the qualifying rounds and settled for the standings from the last year.

Luckily, the main event day, was blessed with just sporadic flash showers.  the rain was not huge that put the tracks on the slippery condition again.

Across the overcast sky throughout the event, there was actually one moment that the sun made a strong effort to peek through the thick clouds, and gave us a wonderful and beautiful lighting condition.

Bet you don't know that rainy day is pretty much as bad as a super hot day for models.  Both have humidity problem which cause the models' hairs to go frizzy.

However, we witnessed these awesome models in their full strength and combating cold and wetness.  They still brave the uncomfortable micro weather condition, and gave everybody a very memorable picture to take home to put on the social media.

 Among many friendly and familiar faces, we also made some new acquaintances who are super awesome to say the least.  It's a refreshing new air breathed to the highly competitive industry.

Especially, we met the new Hankook girls (Sarah Top was with Hankook last year already), and the Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino girls are totally awesome.

Not only the Kandy Shop Bikinis / Spearmint Rhino girls are like super models, they worked harder than any other models else at the show.  They came in early, they leave late, they walked all over the venue, they were super friendly to the show attendees, and media folks, as well as fellow models.  They were definitely the sunshine of the show that we can prove.

 It's an exciting combination of the top models that we have gratefully worked with in the past, as well as the great models that we have covered many times, plus the new faces that we can tell who have great career future in the industry,

Formula Drift event time again and again, is definitely a major event that models are vying for a great exposure to the promotional world as well as a great resume item for sure.

We want to thank the Formula Drift Team that gave us the great opportunity to bring you the top quality work capturing the greatness of these models in their awesome appearances.

 We here at,  Wheels and Heels Magazine, have been covering the Formula Drift events in southern California since 2009.  These 8 years going, including this year, have been nothing but the great reward to us.

We have met many amazing promotional personalities, fellow media-family members, as well as great vendors and companies.  And of course, the exposure to the drifting world is unparalleled than anything else that we have participated in other areas.

We came from zero knowledge of the drifting activities and events, to the day that we could talk about the drivers and their achievements, as well as greatly appreciate all types of drifting movements across the community, or even to the entertainment realm.

Thank you The Formula Drift Team!

Here is a big summary of the great model photos that we captured from the Formula Drift 2016 Long Beach, the season opener.  The cars and drifting portions will come soon as we are still processing the thousands of photos that we gathered.

Click the link here to see more awesome photos, (in the company alphabetical order)!

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