Category: TRAVEL



As promised in a previous post, the RDBLA visit. We all got our favourite YouTube or Instagram channels, right? One of my favs is RDBLA, it’s one of the shops who create the sickets car builds out there! No half work, no kid stance but proper work and a perfect stance as it should be. They inspired me so much when it comes to modifying cars and work ethic.

If you were wondering where “RDBLA” stands for: Repair, Design, Build, Los Angeles. The name says it all!

My 7 series has probably the most RDB feeling over it as you can see, all black and slammed to the floor.

When we visited the shop, the guys were eating in the back as it was mid-day but they were so kind to come out and take a picture with us. I can imagine it gets bored going on picture every time some fans come over and getting out for a photo so I really appreciate it!

And for those who say their shop is not the cleanest, you’re totally right and that’s probably why they get so much work done and keep building cars. Did U ever built a project car or ripped a car in parts in just a few days and got it back together only a few days after? If not, you’ll probably never going to understand the “mess” in the workshop.

I bought another RDBLA T-shirt and we got going, thanks for having us and keep doing what you do Vic & Mano! Ps: have mercy with Moses!

Go and give them a follow on Youtube (they’re almost at 200.000 subs) & Instagram!

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Back in Belgium and back to work! While I was cleaning up my portable hard disk with all the images from the Las Vegas and LA trip, I encountered these photos, too good not to share – right? When you’re out with 6 people on a trip and doing a show report of Sema Show and shooting from everybody’s Instagram/blog, you’ll end up with shooting so much that you just forgot about some pictures.

I would be a fool not to grab some pictures of the Deckorate decks in Vegas!

Just a random jackpot in the Palazzo hotel! Win a Bmw 750i!

Beautiful scenery at the Mirago hotel! Those colors made me do it!

It was a white shoe day! We didn’t care!

Sunset in the Las Vegas desert, it doesn’t got much better then this folks, I can tell you that!

Hotels, hotels, hotels and some more hotels, here’s the MGM Grand!

An empty car parking, I took a picture of it, here it is.

Friday night after the Sema Show is always cool, you’ll see much show cars at the strip. This was one of them, sickest police car imitation you’ll ever see! High Mad Max feeling!

The Strip is always full of traffic and red lights, you think it would get bored after a week but I didn’t care, just enjoy the scenery!

Santa Monica pier! An amusement park on the beach, in the sea, because they can!

Fairfax Avenue, the place to be when you’re a hypebeast (which I’m not).

Supreme and palmtrees, works well together!

Overview at Griffith Park – Los Angeles, I like that!

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When I saw this screen just next to my bed, I knew it was going to be another long day! Getting up at 5am sucks! Like bigtime!

Today on the menu, roadtrip from Vegas to Los Angeles and back! Having a short to-do list in LA and of course grabbing some pictures!

Nothing better as seeing the sun rise over the desert while driving to LA! This makes up pretty good for the getting up early part.

Our other friends from Belgium joined too for the little roadtrip!

But first, fuel and Red Bull!

And like half of the gas station candy department! Rip diet!

Missing Bentley & Tesla by seeing how happy this dog was in the back of this truck on the freeway!

First stop, Santa Monica pier! Time for a proper breakfast as in chili cheese fries and an all American hot-dog!

Tasted better as it looks! I swear!

Loving those typical USA branded candy vending stands! They just scream ‘America’ so much!

As you guys know, I’m a big fan of RDBLA so a little visit was obligated! I’ll do a seperate blogpost of the shop very soon! Pretty cool to see this again in real life! Be sure to watch their videos on Youtube!

And on the way to our next stop we obviously had to do some (more) pictures as the ladies never have photos enough for the Gram!

Next stop, the Griffith overview point, the most amazing view ever which you will have over Los Angeles. Little downside was the smog and some irritating people (and a full parking lot, which wasn’t full)

Little drive over Rodeo Drive and back to Vegas! The longest day ever! An almost 1.000km trip!

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Jup, another day in Las Vegas, another day full of possibilities in this beautiful place!

As we got 6 people which love to put their Instagram game high up there, we decided to go the desert for a full on photoshoot! These are some behind the scenes drone shots! Absolute fun!

And yes, that’s Jim in his T-rex costume! Why? Well because we can and it actually looks very cool and funny – Ha!

This burger was actually my breakfast, #becauselasvegas! Bacon and blue cheese for the win!

A little trip to the old part of Las Vegas to show the Las Vegas virgins everything around Vegas, even this part!

Not my most favourite part of whole Sin City but if you’re here you definitely need to see it for sure!

Back to Sema Show it is! Final day at the show and the Sema Cruise. All the cars roll out of the halls and it’s very cool to see and hear them.

I actually have way to many photos from the Sema Cruise… You can check them out very soon at the Automotive Tuner page!

This Huracan was a twin turbo equipped beast! My absolute dreamcar! Always told myself I will own one like these before I’m 40. Got 8 years to go – ultimate motivation right there!

With Sema Show done, it’s time for some more sightseeing and shopping! To be continued! Of to Los Angeles tomorrow!

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Fi-nal-ly, the best week of the whole year is here! A whole week with this view on the other side of the window. After travelling 24 hours from Belgium to Las Vegas, Nevada over a little pit-stop in Atlanta we arrived at the city that never sleeps!

As all the travelling demands a lot of energy we decided to recover a bit at the pool the next day and that’s pretty much what we did. Heated water, much sun, a good beat on the background and some cocktails, to be honest, I had worse days in my life.

Sun is out, shopping is on!

Of course some sneaker hunting had to be done! Having my eyes on some Off-White Nikes which I want, more on that later this week – I promise!

And of course this is what Las Vegas is all about for me, the Sema Show! The best, the biggest, the sickest carshow in the world! 10th year for me being here and I know why! With the E30 freshly bought, it’s time to get my head filled with ideas again. Beside that, this is the place to be to catch some beautiful photographs of the most amazing project cars in the world!

And beside amazing projects, you’ll see a lot of cool stuff like this burned down Mercedes with some fancy wheels on for showcase – marketing done right!

Stay tuned for more stories from Sin City folks! And for those car people, go check out part 1 on the Sema Show at

Ps: we’re staying at this Vdara hotel!

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