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Nov 26, 2014

Photography By: Chris Sempek, Ed Whitbeck, JayCe Aldana

Words By: Danny Rice, Dave Tormey

First Class Fitment 2014: Official Coverage (Part One)

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All year, every year, we work our asses off to keep Canibeat alive and thriving. This is more than just a website; it’s our passion. Our staff of photographers and writers spend countless hours scouring the country for feature vehicles and show coverage while Roy & Cristian spend many late nights delivering merchandise, posts, and coverage to you, our faithful fans.

All of this hard work culminates in one final event each year in October. This isn’t just any event. To most, it may seem like another show or a mark on the calendar for the last day to have your show wheels on before going into “winter mode” but to us, it’s so much more. It’s our Homecoming. Our celebration. Our baby. Our heaving sigh of relief. Our toast to another successful year.

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Nov 23, 2014

Photography By: Ed Whitbeck

Words By: Aleksey Royt

A Homage to Simplicity: Dan Ho’s Porsche 911

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The Story Of A Boy, And His First Love.

The scene is post-World War II Germany, the economy lies in shambles and automakers found difficulty salvaging material to build automobiles. However, during the war, Volkswagen had manufactured roughly 52,000 Beetles (then called the Kubelwagen). Just a short time later in 1952, a Mr. Ferdinand Porsche would use the motor, transmission, and several suspension components from the now-legendary Beetle to create a work of art that would grace the walls and fantasies of petrol-heads everywhere for the next 60 years and beyond.

From its humble beginnings, Porsche has always held true to its a racing pedigree, even through today creating an almost expected heritage of the perfect sports car for the working man. A combination of the luxurious amenities you would find in an Mercedes combined with the gritty aggressive driving habits many MR2 lovers have come to love… Essentially, the perfect automobile.

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Nov 19, 2014

Photography By: Jose Torres

Words By: Jose Torres

Vintage With A Modern Touch: Adair Rolon’s 1971 Datsun 510

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Born in the late 1960’s and often called the “poor man’s BMW,” the Datsun 510 was inspired by the contemporary Euro-sedan. Made popular by its affordable performance combined with simple yet reliable mechanics, it’s no secret as to why it has remained popular over 40 years. But popularity does not cut it any longer; the vehicle industry has evolved into this technology monster we often depend on– ABS, power steering, Bluetooth, turn-by-turn directions, built-in music libraries among other perks, that are constantly polluting our senses.

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Oct 30, 2014

Videography By: Mike Koziel

Words By: Mike Koziel

Video: First Class Fitment 2014

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As a videographer, it takes more than the cars in attendance to consider a show/event “good”. Year after year, parking lots and convention centers become bland and repetitive. Without variety, what makes something unique?

Organized at Princeton Airport, First Class Fitment is a breath of fresh air. Multiple lots, garages, landing strips, and grass (underappreciated) give the words “car show” new life. It’s more than one of the last chances to see everyone from across the country I’ve come to know and love, instead it’s a chance to experience something so unique to the point that it’s truly like nothing else.

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Oct 27, 2014

Photography By: Benjamin Garcia

Words By: Aleksey Royt

Sweating the Small Stuff: Jessy Villaruz’s Immaculately Detailed Lexus LS430

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When doing things the “right way” there is a certain level of obsession that is required to reach a level where a build becomes more than just another car evolving into a show-stopper. Obsessively going over every detail whether you are into stance, horsepower or track ability is what makes a build stand out. I mean when was the last time you heard of someone cutting corners and succeeding in the long term with their overall build? There is never a suitable substitute for good old-fashioned patience and hard-work. This mindset can be applied to anything in your life whether it be financial success, dating, hobbies, and even our cars.

It takes a special type of person to rise to the occasion and dedicate themselves to doing things the “right way”, regardless of how many roadblocks they may hit or obstacles they may have to overcome. That “hard-work and elbow grease” type thinking is what led Jessy Villaruz to create the work of art you see sprawled across your screen this very moment. A combination of out of the box thinking and a lot of trial and error resulted in his truly unique VIP-inspired Lexus LS430.

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H2O International 2014 (Ocean City, MD): Coastal Highway Madness

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“You know… if you tell someone to ‘light ‘em up,’ and they actually do it, you get in just as much trouble as the person committing the act,” a cop politely explained to me as I sat on a curb, waiting for his fellow camber cops to quit hassling my buddy about his BRZ. The heightened level of police presence kept everyone on their toes with their heads on a swivel, but it did not, by any means, prevent the beloved annual H2oi getaway from being a very, very wild escape from reality.
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Oct 6, 2014

Photography By: Oscar Navarro

Words By: Preston Klemm

Kouki Cutter: Omar Cabrera’s 1995 Nissan 240 SX

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240s are a dime-a-dozen these days. I have one, you have one, your unemployed neighbor has one. Nissan 240s are the absolute antitheses of what some wish the modern car scene was–upscale, sophisticated, yacht-club-esque gatherings of high society, self-labeled “petrol heads.” If this car hurts your feelings then I have one word for you: good. 240s are thorns in the sides of every car enthusiast, young and old, who takes car modifying too seriously. Omar Carbrera’s S14 is a perfect example of garage built, hopes and dreams, started from the bottom, pure joy in ownership car culture. It’s lovely inside and out.

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Oct 2, 2014

Photography By: James Dorsey

Words By: James Dorsey

Random Beat: Rachel Clancy’s BMW E46 M3

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Introducing Rachel Clancy’s BMW E46 M3, a very recent build as of  H2oi 2014. Rachel’s M3 is rolling on BC Extreme Drop coilovers and Work Meister S1s (18×10 and 18×11) rebuilt by VR Wheels in California. “I chose Meisters because they are my favorite wheel. I wanted an aggressive but functional setup so I felt that was a happy medium,” Rachel proudly mentioned when asked about her choice of wheels. Her wheels are white with polished lips and a bit of red to compliment her stunning imola red interior.

When talking about the bags vs coils debate, Rachel tells us “I decided to go with the coils because I would never bag an m3 or sportier type car, it’s just my style.” When she first started the build her vision was a turboed M3, and the necessary mods to get there are next on her list! Keep your eyes out for this build as it progresses and enjoy this mini shoot conducted in downtown Annapolis, Maryland.

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Sep 19, 2014

Photography By: Chris Sempek

Words By: David Monzingo

A Community United: The 4uDrew Foundation’s S15 Silvia

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The automotive community can arguably be called one of the most tightly knit groups of people. As enthusiasts, we are like family. Yes, we have our disagreements and quarrels, but at the end of the day we all have one thing in common; passion.

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Sep 14, 2014

Photography By: SuperKamikazee

Random Beat: “Hey Mr. President”

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