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.
Simple, luxurious, and low — the latest car to roll out of Dorbritz Designs, for an anonymous customer, ticks all the right boxes. These three words were key for the owner, as he describes himself as a simple guy with a taste for luxury. This makes the Lexus LS a perfect choice: mature sophistication without being overly extravagant.
Players Show, now in its 7th year of existence is tearing the UK car scene to bits. Ran by two crazy men Carl Taylor and Jamie Mctoldridge with a don’t care attitude. These two are no strangers to show scene with a successful event held at an airfield in Essex later on in the season this year they wanted to put another date in the dairy.
Players classics! Why classic may you ask… well I think this was all down to the location. Held at Goodwood motor circuit, which to give you a little insider opened in 1948, the first single seat race for Graham Hill and was the very place that ended Stirling Moss’s career. It is with out a doubt a very special place in the history of motorsport and it is the first time that cars of this culture have every parked up on the Goodwood grass.
Southern California photographer and videographer Sam Ipman recently just wrapped up a photoshoot with Daniel Leung’s static and daily driven Subaru WRX STI Hatchback. The two met up before hand to quickly plan the video and how things were going to go down and then they hit the streets of Los Angeles. Sam told us that “Daniel is a super chill guy from LA building his car with such a deep passion.” Enjoy this teaser video and expect the full photo feature and story to release soon.