Mark Bello and his Scion tC have had quite the relationship; a love/hate to put in simply. A relationship that has gone from near separation and abandonment, to now a tight bond, and being an inspiration to other local car enthusiasts; not only to build a car for themselves, but to also enjoy every aspect of it from start to finish. Hailing from Carnation, Washington, Mark has helped paved the way for his local car scene to be inspired and embrace the culture surrounding their passionate hobby of automobiles.
The man simply known as “Eastcoaststeeze” has been in the game for a while now. Last time we saw him, his gorgeous R32 graced our site with some well thought-out modifications that kept the purists happy, while also surprising its onlookers with some body work that was not-so immediately noticeable.
Nov 7, 2013
Photography By: Kevin Choi
Words By: Morgan Wilson
Brenden Ramos always had a thing for cars growing up. He was surrounded with Euros in his early teens due to the fact that his Dad drove an E36 M3 that originally sparked Brenden’s interest in performance. He always wanted something quick and aggressive, yet clean and refined at the same time without having to go overboard with cosmetic additions. One day his Dad brought home an E92 of the same model as its predecessor and Brenden knew that going fast was right up his alley.
Sep 6, 2013
Words By: Dave Tormey
We are happy to announce that pre-registration for First Class Fitment 2013 is now open on the new FirstClassFitment.com! Pre-registration will be open until 9/30/13 and ALL cars that wish to be in the designated show area must pre-register! Whether you plan on showing your car or just coming out to spectate be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page!
Sep 2, 2013
Words By: Jess Kang, Josh Davis
A year went by as the east coast prepared for an event that would change the course of our automotive culture and history. The tri-state generation had yet to prove and showcase their knowledge, hard work, and their way of life. When the announcement was made that Weksos USA was hosting a show right in the center of the North East people flooded with excitement and anticipation, eager to finally climb up as underdogs to the west, and come up as kings of the east.
Derek Buehler and John Quay are among the lowest Static E36’s, with front lips gliding mere millimeters over the beaten roads we have all come to expect in the Tristate area. They aren’t afraid to drive them either. Derek managed to survive the minefield that is Center City Philadelphia on his trip up from Maryland for the Shrink all the Cars meet back in April. John didn’t hesitate to hop in, throw the top down and drive from his home in Central PA down to Maryland for us to shoot the film you see before you. We had a blast and the Baltimore suburbs of Columbia provided for a perfect backdrop. Enjoy!
A hidden gem is often an overlooked object, that once found, surprises many people. For Jason Lau and his 2005 Lexus IS300, “hidden gem” is only the beginning to their story. From blending in to the popular crowd, and then quietly emerging with a slew of JDM parts from a Toyota Altezza, Jason has transformed a somewhat ordinary Lexus into something special.
This week’s #PMR comes all the way from Hawaii! Allen has done a wonderful job with this big-bodied Lexus LS460, we are speechless! A big shoutout to Derrick Mance for taking these incredible shots! Thanks for the submission guys!
Another Friday has come upon us and here on Canibeat that means another awesome photographer has provided us with some rolling shots for our weekly #PictureMeRollin post. This week’s submission comes from Taylor Robinson. A handful of shots he took of his buddy Brandon’s S2k sitting on a staggered set of Work VSXX wheels measuring 18″x9″ in the front and 10″ in the back! Looks great Brandon!
I flew down to LA and spent the weekend with my buddy Matthew Ramos from Panda Feet Productions. It was great getting to chill with some of the Canibeat crew again and checking out the LA area together. Matthew and I double teamed each car with 5Dmk2s and a variety of lenses and tools. We had a great time and can’t wait for the next. Enjoy! – Loren