Offset Kings Long Beach is considered to be the first big car show of the year, and it takes place right in the middle of Formula Drift Long Beach,which is the first Formula Drift event of the year. Offset Kings also happens to be my favorite shows of the year. You get a chance to catch up with everyone and see how builds have dramatically progressed and changed since previous years. This is also where a lot of cars make their public debuts and shake up the car community. The location is great, nestled right up against the water, it makes for amazing weather, and of course being right in the middle of Formula Drift theres always something going on. Needless to say I look forward to this show every year, and this year did not disappoint.
Think back: what was the first car that made you stop and admire its beauty? Could it have been the subtle curvature of the 1970’s Porsche 911 or was it something simpler like the sensation of a WRX rumbling its way down the avenue? For myself, it started with the Lamborghini Countach S, with its quintessential 80’s straight-line styling and hole-shot style wheels. There was something about the way it looked; as if it was flying through traffic, even when standing utterly still or hanging above my bed at the young age of 3. I have been fortunate enough to see and experience a handful and every time it brings me to a place of pure automotive bliss. Not the elitist lifestyle I see woven into the culture today, but the feeling of admiration and marvel in not just the artistic machine in front of me but all automotive artwork in its purest. This is how Dillon feels about the Acura RSX, Honda’s last Integra and the muse to his love of all things automotive.
Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada presents Gary Allen and his Porsche 911. He talks about 1982 Super Carrera and the idea behind the vintage racing.
Apr 1, 2015
Photography By: Micheal Evans, Chris Sloanes
Words By: Danny Rice
If you are a Euro car enthusiast, the coverage you’re about to scroll through is something you more than likely look forward to every year (I know I do). If you are not a Euro enthusiast, whether by choice or if you haven’t been exposed yet, you’re about to be.
Mar 23, 2015
Photography By: Raymond Neice
Words By: Josh Wilson
Life. It’s hectic, busy and finding a free moment to tackle a hefty project can be immensely challenging. So when a customer came in needing some assistance in creating the Nissan GTR that was glimmering in their dreams at night, the professionals at Exclusive Motoring out of Miami, FL came to the rescue.
I’ll admit it: I have been on a big body kick for a while now, just ask Jeremy Whittle and Austin Morris. In just the last couple of months, I’ve had the pleasure to snap photos of both, thus confirming that the BMW 740il is on top of my big body style list.
To add to our official EuroTripper 3 event coverage, we bring you Cole Young’s EuroTripper 3 video. EuroTripper is located at Jet Blue Park in Ft.Myers, Florida. This european auto show features a diverse crowd of modified cars, and great group of people. The show’s focus is on benefiting a local animal shelter, Brooke’s Legacy. If you missed out this year, it’s certainly worth putting on the calendar for next year! Enjoy the video.
Mar 3, 2015
Photography By: Ethan Watson
Words By: Mike Meszaros, Ethan Watson
For most of us in the U.S., February is a time of shoveling snow and doing our best to stay warm. Our cars are usually in winter mode or hibernating until spring, either undergoing changes or collecting dust while the snow slowly melts. Paul Barney on the other hand is a busy man in February. For the third year in a row, he has organized Euro Tripper, a European auto show in Ft.Myers, Florida. Though this year brought big changes for Euro Tripper the main focus is still on benefiting Brooke’s Legacy, a local animal rescue.
I first met Jimmy after the Formula Drift at Irwindale last year. But I had no idea he was guarding a big, beautiful secret. After the event I joined a couple of friends and the guys from Borla Exhaust to go-karting on a slick track because we had to get drifting out of our system. Jimmy met us there, rolling up in his daily NA Miata. While waiting on line for go-karts, my friend, Daniel Covarrubias, kept telling me that I had to see the project car Jimmy had at home. The more Daniel talked about the car the more embarrassed the humble Jimmy became. It was really quite funny. After a while Jimmy agreed to let me see the car next time I was in the area, insisting it was “nothing special.” My interest was piqued and I had to see what my friend Daniel was buzzing about. So a few weeks later I made it to Jimmy’s place. He seemed very nervous and told me he couldn’t show me the car because he had debeaded one of his tires and didn’t want me to see the car until everything was perfect. I was disappointed but still interested. Three weeks later I was back and this time Jimmy was ready to show me what he had been so embarrassed about. I couldn’t believe how wide the car was and the way it sat was just mind blowing. I loved it. I told him I had to get this car in front of my lens and shoot it as soon as possible. Jimmy said no one had ever featured his car and couldn’t tell if I was joking or not. After some reassurance and a couple weeks time we finally agreed on a time.
In the early 1960’s, Honda released the S600 Sports Coupe; a predecessor to a car that would today become legendary in it’s own right as one of the purest sports cars ever released by an equally legendary manufacturer. The turn of the millennium was a special time for fans of Honda performance. We were introduced to the first Civic Si to be sold in America featuring a twin-cam engine. The NSX had just arrived with it’s second generation chassis. Limited quantities of the first-ever Type R to be offered in America were now available. Honda’s continued success in the automotive sub-culture and its reemergence in Formula One reflected its dedication to motor sports and producing performance-minded vehicles, if only for a few more years. And as a tribute to this storied history, the Honda S2000 was unleashed upon the masses.