Aug 6, 2013
Photography By: Christian Williams
Words By: Preston Klemm
I first met Mike at a local get-together on a summer night last year in Melbourne, Florida. After a few short greetings we were heckling one another and joking like longtime friends. Mike’s car has gone through many changes in a short time span, but Mike has not. He is the same jovial and social guy who is part of this car scene for the right reasons – it’s about the people we befriend more than the cars they drive.
Josh Joyce’s Willy’s Rat Rod is a controversial culmination of master craftsmanship fueled by an attitude of not giving a f***. He went into this build doing whatever he wanted how he wanted. His goal was to build something outlandish with the parts he had laying around. Pairing a Willys truck with a VW turbo diesel and then throwing tractor tires on it wouldnt sound like a typical build for anyone. However, Josh Joyce’s erratic persona drives his willingness to shock and constantly blow minds; and this car is nothing out of the ordinary for his life. People are shocked by the work and the style, but positivity always illuminates onlookers’ smiles.
Enjoy this video that showcases the dire insanity of Josh Joyce’s Willys.
Marking its third season this past June 29, 2013, Eurokracy Montréal is the go-to European automotive event in Canada. Eurokracy Montréal is a day-long showcase of the baddest rides in North America focusing on quality. Competitions like a full NHRA ¼ mile drag, burnout, show & shine and a world’s first low-car competition titled “The Neckbreaker” presented by AccuAir Suspension had the thousands of spectators pumped from morning until night.
This was the 3rd year that Stancewars held their show at Bellevue Community College’s parking structure. The parking structure has an amazing view of the Seattle Skyline and with perfect weather one couldn’t ask for a better show. This was my first time attending the show and I was thoroughly impressed with the selection of cars that were in attendance. The top floor consisted of some of the vendors and the Top 100, which were cars that were carefully selected by the staff and the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer! The lower levels consisted of general entry cars and there were a huge variety of cars from people all around the PNW. This is not a show to be missed, make sure and check it out next year and enjoy our coverage!
Enjoyment and memories. While cars are originally why we all got into the “scene” as it’s called these days, the real reason we all manage to weather the storm of drama is because of the people we meet and the memories that are made over the years. For most, we countdown months, weeks and days to meets like Import Alliance, Southern Worthersee, H2O International, Wekfest and tons of others because of the friends we will reunite with and laughs that will be shared with them.
The NSX. The Crown Jewel when it comes to production performance in the Honda community. Sam Ip Media was lucky enough to catch Michael Mao’s Super Street Featured Acura NSX carving up the mountains recently. So sit back, turn the volume up and take in the intoxicating sound of a legend that has been lost to a world of bottom-lines and environmentalists.
Make sure to follow Canibeat.com to catch the upcoming photo feature on this stunning beauty.
The second annual European automotive show, Eurohangar, was once again a hit. Hosted during the last weekend in June in Holland, Michigan, the show’s location was beautiful. We started out at the pre-meet on Friday night then ended at the show on Saturday. If you missed out this year, be sure to look into going next year! Enjoy our video event coverage by Ethan Watson & Aaron Meeuwsen!
With features, you always have two types. First, you have the ones that are built in a short amount of time, lots of money thrown at them but lack any depth once you get past the mod-list. Others are created by the average guy in his garage, learning from each task he works to tackle. They are builds that take more than just months, as some span over years. Every year they push the bar higher than the previous, and slowly their creations become a part of their identity and family. Cars like Zach Werkheiser’s MK2 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe are why we pour through build threads, they give you motivation and confidence to go out and pick up a wrench or paint gun to make a build that you can truly call your own.
Form versus function. Show versus go. Boxers versus briefs. Many car enthusiasts today are passionate about their chosen path of vehicle customization. Perhaps passionate is putting it lightly. Internet blogs and forums are loaded with each faction discounting and admonishing the other. We at Canibeat appreciate both aspects of current car culture; neither is wrong nor better than the other. Accordingly, we happily introduce Chris Rios’s Honda S2000.
Porsche is widely known for its sports car offerings and world-class Cayenne SUV. The Panamera, however, is regarded as the black sheep of the otherwise attractive family. The round rear hatch and awkward proportions made it an easy target for journalists to criticize. That didn’t stop AMS Autowerks’ Diogo from undertaking the seemingly uphill task of perfecting the German design.