Sep 30, 2013
Photography By: Tony Walls
Words By: Danny Rice
There are throngs of gearheads out there addicted to a make; those who would consider themselves “brand loyal” with an exclusive taste for Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, etc. Sure, they may be car enthusiasts who have an appreciation for all things automotive but they reserve their funds and driveways for the one make they love. Going a step further, there are those who are addicted to a specific model of a specific make and find themselves with multiple vehicles of the same model over the course of their lives or even at the same time. We all know that guy who wouldn’t even consider life without an M3 or Integra in the garage (running or not). You know, the people who have an EK hatch or Mustang for the track, another for daily driving, one more that’s “destined for greatness”, and another on jack-stands behind the garage as a parts donor. Whether it is multiple generations of the same model or just one specific chassis, these guys have a deep, unbreakable bond with their steed of choice.
Driving a slammed car daily isn’t something that’s done easily. It is a sacrifice that one must accept at a particular point in their car’s life. It could be when you first buy your car and know that it’s going to end up on the ground, or that first time you buy your coilovers, or even the day you just decide you no longer want any functionality left in your car. For Rickyy Bobby it started when he first bought his car, and it’s evident when seeing the history of cars he’s owned. Driving around with Rickyy I witnessed a radically different geography of the streets of Toronto, where a map was obsolete simply because maps do not describe the condition of the roads ahead. Rickyy, however, has a map in his head of which routes he has to take to navigate his car to his destination, or which roads no longer exist to him simply because his static chassis is millimeters from the ground. With harsh conditions all winter and construction happening nonstop during summer to fix the damaged roads this isn’t an easy task.
Aug 18, 2013
Photography By: Rodney Ty
Words By: Morgan Wilson
With the growing popularity of the VIP style scene in North America every enthusiast seems to try to push the envelope with more force than the next guy when it comes to modifying their car. What once started as simply working with a big body sedan with wheels and a drop to emulate the Yakuza mobsters’ ride of choice has now turned into an ever growing and ever changing canvas to work from with endless possibilities. Raymund Young at Royal Flush sculpted his masterpiece with detail that would make Picasso proud.
Aug 16, 2013
Photography By: Ed Whitbeck
Words By: Preston Klemm
The Audi B6 was the quintessential German sport-luxury platform of the past decade. The styling is iconic and elegant. Marc Davis has gone through four exterior colors, four suspension setups, and a handful of wheels in his seven years of ownership. His A4 has evolved over time into the simple yet striking machine you see here.
His name Jerald Yutadco, AKA JAYCRAY. Word of mouth is that he is the first to put an Acura RSX on bags. As of now he is running on UAS Air Suspension and sitting on Work Meister 3PC; 18×10.5 and 18.9.5. The RSX is a work in progress, and as of now he’s continuing toward his goals and expectations. We hope you enjoy the video!
None of my friends had ever been to VAG Fair before so this year we decided we should see what all the hype was about. I have to say Corey Sterling has organized an impressive gathering. VAG Fair, which takes place at the Fairgrounds of York Pa, is a relaxing weekend of camp fires, ice cold beer and European cars. Unique to most shows, camping at the show grounds is welcomed and it turned out to be a blast. Of course for those more inclined to sleep in a real bed, the Best Western and Holiday Inn are only a mile from the show and they provide nightlife for the weekend by hosting huge meets. There’s no doubt we’ll be heading back next year. Enjoy!
Your first car, that car that is usually one that you may not have gotten to exactly pick out yourself but still turns out to be one filled with memories. For a car enthusiast it’s our first hit of what will eventually become a life-long addiction; a life filled with a passion for anything on wheels. For Ricky Granado, he started with a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. Its looks were tolerable and its performance was lacking but it would last him through the ups and downs of his first years behind the wheel and would give him just a taste of what would come to fruition in the following years.
Aug 7, 2013
Words By: Cristian Loza, Josh Davis
2013 marked the 5th year anniversary for Wekfest, “the Superbowl” of car shows. The past two years we’ve attended as a brand Fort Mason in San Francisco was the official venue. After out growing Fort Mason this year marked the first year at the San Jose Convention Center (which is bigger by 40,000 square feet)! The new venue did not have the same feeling as being in San Francisco, but it was definitely a huge upgrade in size to accommodate the stampede of spectators that Wekfest is notorious for enduring.
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.