A crowd of gawkers gathers around, pointing and taking photos. The vehicle is customized to an outrageous degree: extra-large chrome wheels, custom upholstery, a DVD player with TV screens installed throughout. You like toys, this is my toy. Steven has driven his Gucci Acura from Fremont for tonight's car show, Hot Import Nights, a noisy bazaar of import car-related everything -- audio and video systems, nitrous-oxide tanks, tires, coil-over kits, ram-air intakes, decals, pinup babes, hip-hop DJs and hundreds of customized cars from import clubs throughout California. He hasn't done much to the engine, but the electronics are something else entirely: "I had a different system in it last year -- it didn't turn out so good, so I got a new one in there," he admits. Now I got 10 TVs and six inchers, 5, watts. I'm thinking maybe three more TVs -- satellite TV, so if you're watching "Friends" at home, you can watch it in the car, too.
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By John Crudele. This is about models with names like Nicole, Sara, Caroline, Meghan and hundreds more who last week wore very tight dresses and high heels and talked about one of the roughly 1, cars at the New York International Auto Show. These are more than just a bunch of pretty faces. They are experts on their specific car — and are able to talk with any of the more than 1 million New York auto show attendees about chassis, thrust and any other auto part that is a double entendre. The women, as I said, are all well-equipped to talk cars — having gone to school on the technical stuff.
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I was never trying to be an import model. I just wanted so badly to be Sung Hi Lee. I was obsessed with her. I collected every single magazine and calendar that she appeared in.
Anaheim, The convention center was packed with young Asian American men, their hair spiked like Street Fighter characters and clothes spritzed with Cool Water cologne. At every turn, camera flashes popped at girls wearing cleavage-baring minidresses, sky-high heels and colored contact lenses as they posed next to cars that glimmered under display lights.