For eighteen years the Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club have been holding an annual meet of all things Toyota. Hundreds of Toyota owners and fans made the journey out to the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach to view the wide range of vehicles displayed. Just like the previous years I have attended Toyotafest didn’t disappoint. As I made the drive to the event I couldn’t help but wonder what I would come across this year.
As the show season kicks off again this year, we all have our favorite events to look forward to months ahead. On my personal list of favorite shows is Springfest, an annual gathering presented by Virginia Beach’s Sumospeed crew. Every year the event grows larger and larger and the venue stays packed throughout the whole day. Every kind of car is welcome and there is a range of class entries for all kinds to enter. Stanced cars fitted on air and proper wheels were once again the popular favorites but a variety of muscle cars, exotics, and classics were proudly shining in attendance as well. We braved a handful of heavy downpours during the day, but once the sun came back out and dried the rain we got back to enjoying one of the biggest car show spectacles ever seen in Virginia Beach. Hope you guys enjoy the video!
For those of you who have not heard First Class Fitment 2013 will be held on Saturday October 19, 2013 at Princeton Airport in New Jersey. This will be our 4th year doing the event and we could not be more thrilled. We have created an official Facebook Group for the event and ask everyone who’s thinking of attending the event to join. Stay tuned for more FCF13 news as we get closer and closer to the event.
“So Sam, tell me… how would you describe your car?”
“Ummmm… A horribly obnoxious frame-on-the-ground static daily driver”
Over the years of my automotive adventures between writing, photographing, and attending events all over the states, I have met and befriended incredibly talented and skilled enthusiasts; and the occasional crazy cool kids. Sam Sapula is without a doubt one of those oddballs that you just cant help but buddy up with, and his STI is a car that is as maniacal as it is astounding. Talent, skill and straight up lunacy is what makes both Sam and his car impressively unique and quite truthfully, a reflection of each other.
May 9, 2013
Words By: Cristian Loza
We are excited to announce that Holly Lee will be our official booth model for Wekfest LA. For those that do not know the show is on Saturday, May 25th 2013 at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach.
Since 2010 LTMW (formerly LTBMW) has been hosting annual meets at their shop. My first experience with their meet was last year where I arrived very late. Majority of the cars were gone but the ones that remained were of high quality. It was then that I knew I had to make it on time to the next one. When I arrived to LTMW I was glad I didn’t miss it. This meet had not only surpassed my expectations with the cars that attended but also surprised me with the variety as well.
We were supposed to be over Hondas by now. At least, that’s what they told us. We’ve no doubt heard it all, lame riffs on “wrong wheel drive”, tired “rice-burner” cliches, and “tin-can” jabs. But as we’ve grown up, we’ve evolved. Our Civics have been replaced with Accords, S2000s, and Elements. Our lifestyles have changed, but we’ve all found models that suited our needs or wants within the Honda brand. Read More
This past weekend was the start of the show season in Southern California. Formula Drift had their first round of 2013 in Long Beach, CA and on Saturday, Fatlace organized the Slammed Society car show, which brings together the best of the best in Socal. The Formula Drift series already brings huge crowds of fans, but once you add the Slammed Society Show, it really just makes the day much better. At half time, I tried to enter the car show area but it was impossible to do so with the sheer massive amount of people thinking the same thing as me. Nevertheless, we were able to grab a few shots. I look forward to the next round of Formula Drift and the Slammed Society car shows. Enjoy guys!
The 1960’s and 70’s brought us the muscle car era which led to a whole new way to describe the automobile. Words like “mean” and “tough” began to roll off the tongue when describing these menaces to society. That “tough” look still lives on today and has even reached outside of the muscle car genre to give influence to top-notch builds like Dallas Webb’s stunning Volkswagen Beetle.
For as long as I can remember, Hondas don’t always have the best rep. Clear tails, non-matching body panels and exhaust canisters bigger than a toddler could be to blame but every once in-awhile comes along a Honda that makes you shut your trap; one that actually gives Hondas enthusiasts a good name. They come boasting a quality mod list and a look that has you doing a double-take. This Honda S2000, owned by Karl Perez, is a prime example of how you piece together an automobile that doesn’t embarrass a whole brand and group of enthusiasts, so whip out your pens and pencils and take note.