Jan 6, 2014
Photography By: Steven Santiago
Words By: Morgan Wilson
Hyundai has always been considered, with lack of better words, an underdog in the car scene. The heavy hitters in the European and Japanese game have solidified their position at the top. Lately we’re beginning to see more builds involving cars South of the DMZ, with Hyundai and Kia trying to give the top dogs a run for their money. These manufacturers have been raising the bar with their production vehicles each and every year, and with the few models that they produce there are people that have really begun to take interest in tuning them for both form and function.
Let’s face it the car scene as a whole utilizes and relies heavily on the Internet for just about anything and everything. Whether you’re looking up prices for parts, checking out the latest builds, or just keeping in contact with your friends we’re a well-connected community because of the Internet. If there is any one area that, for the most part, stays away from the Internet it’d be safe to say it’s Texas. Every year the Lone Star State comes out hard, revealing builds that have been kept under the radar to be premiered at the state’s biggest and most anticipated event; WEKFEST Texas. Just like previous years all Texans were patiently awaiting the announcement of this year’s date and location. Last year WEKFEST was hosted in Austin, and this year in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. With that said here’s a look back at WEKFEST Texas 2013… enjoy! See you guys in February for WEKFEST Hawaii.
It feels just like yesterday that my friends and I made the epic drive across the Sunshine state for Fixx Fest 9. Each year the show continues to change and Fixx Fest 10 was no different. Hosted by Uro Tuning the show was once again held at the Bradenton Motor complex in Bradenton, Florida. The Volkswagen and Audi categories were stacked full of Florida’s finest rides ready to enjoy the perfect November weather. All day long spectators could enjoy the show and shine portion of the event or watch some of the fastest VAG cars go down the quarter mile stripe.
Forge Motorsports impressed the crowd with their TT and once again USP had their GLI ripping up the stripe. The crowd has plenty of vendors to choose from including Dubkorps, Uro Tuning, and also I love Driving Slow. The show ended with awards and then a cruise to the Post Card Inn located in St. Petersburg, Florida for an after party. Canibeat was lucky enough to be on hand for the fun and would like to thank Uro Tuning for the great time! We hope you enjoy our coverage.
Dec 1, 2013
Another year, another First Class Fitment gone by. We spend an entire year looking forward to a day that seems to go by faster than every other day of the year and this year was no different. Before sunrise to after sunset, the staff works hard at Princeton Airport for arguably one of the most unique, quality events on the show calendar. Sure, we may be a little biased about our own show but we keep trying to raise the bar each and every year and continue to see attendance grow and some of the best vehicles from across the country come through our gates.
Dec 1, 2013
Photography By: Jose Torres
Words By: Morgan Wilson
In the fall of 2011 Kristin Andrus was in the process of parting out her Genesis coupe when she bought this Z4 of the same body style. Everyone remembers the iconic clownshoe car predecessor being the Z3 ///M and the successor is equally mean when unleashed. She got it for a killer deal, but a few things had to be done to get it to her liking. She is a big fan of EDM music so a complete revamp of the car’s audio system was in store before any wrenches were turned. Catronix in Indiana helped install the sub and speakers to get this thing knocking like a cop with a search warrant. There are eight other speakers besides the the sub woofer.
So lets be honest here, when it comes to Central Florida the car show/meet scene has been weak. Typically you will have to travel to Miami or Tampa to catch a really good meet, that was until Simply Clean was created. Simply Clean, it’s a motto and a lifestyle, it is a method of keeping your car minimal when it comes to modifications but always remembering to keep it clean. The Simply Clean crew has always always went with the slogan, “It’s not a competition.” So if its all about clean and not about winning the show, then what is the big deal? The big deal is Simply Clean has grown from a small parking lot meet in Orlando to a true, legitimate show in Daytona Florida. The man at the head of the movement Nickoli Chin along with his masterminds have done a successful job of orchestrating this event since its inception back in 2010 and this year was bigger and better then ever.
Not too long ago did Dave Perez dream of owning an older Volkswagen with the intention on having something that screamed OEM+, but was also fun to drive on a daily basis. He contacted Mike London and then bought this beauty from him so that he had a gorgeous template to work with. He purchased it recently and unfortunately show season for 2013 has already come and gone, leaving him in the building mindset that fall and wintertime brings. Perez told me that the car had been previously built by Bynum Builds along with help by Mr. London.
Let me keep this short and sweet, if you missed any of the Simply Clean 5 weekend well sorry about your luck! The weekend, yes it is turning into a weekend instead of a day was jam packed full of the cleanest cars from Florida, Georgia, New York, and where ever else people decided to make the journey from. Friday night was the official kick off to the festivities and once again CCW opened their doors and factory to host the Simply Clean 5 “Pre-Meet.” Both inside and out was covered with a ton of clean cars, and regardless if they were rocking CCWs or not everyone was welcome to check out the fun! Factory tours and good times were on all night long and if you were hungry, well a stop by the Taco truck outside would curb your appetite. That’s enough of that check out the pictures!
The BMW 2002 is elementary yet stunning, a design that breathed life back into the struggling Bavarian Automaker which eventually led to ever-popular 3 Series. It’s a chassis that has also granted freedom to the car enthusiast that have owned them for over four decades. Concourse, Motorsports and even the Stance communities have become fond of this surprisingly nimble and stimulating chassis when choosing a project for their next build no matter its eventual purpose.
Oct 23, 2013
Photography By: Jeremy Alan Glover
Words By: Morgan Wilson
Having owned three Volkswagens it’s to no surprise that this will be my favorite write up to date since joining the Canibeat team. There comes a point in every car enthusiast’s life when they have to make the decision on which route they will take in purchasing a car and building it. Some go JDM, some go Euro, some go VIP, some choose a little bit of everything in between. The Volkswagen scene consists of die hard fans that love nothing more than putting their best work out there and making a name for themselves with hours of blood, sweat, and tears in the garage and behind the wrench. The options appear to be endless when constructing a vehicle from square one, but standing out is a task all on its own and if you don’t go above and beyond the call of duty you will be overlooked.