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
After a long winter, and countless hours spent tearing the car apart, and putting it all back together again, Scotty Ramos is back with one of our favorite contributing photographers, Sean Dougherty, to bring us the video portion of “…And Beyond (Part II)”. With a whole new look on this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind AWD sedan, Sean gives us a first-hand peak at what Scotty’s been up to over the past couple of months including a whole new paint job and some flawless body work in the rear quarters! Lets just say, you won’t be disappointed!
May 24, 2013
Photography By: Connor Limbocker
Words By: David Monzingo
So, most of us know the silly Mazda memes “At first I was like ____, and then I was like ____!” Well, Taylor Benton’s slammed Mazda3 is anything but silly, this car is sweet and didn’t make me smile, but it made my jaw drop. This thing is stunning, and the pictures that Connor Limbocker sent to us are nothing shy of awesome either! I can honestly say, Mazda has always been an underdog in the car scene, but when done right, they look down-right awesome! Thanks for the pictures guys!
Well, I’m not sure about you folks, but it has been a very wet April. That’s not to say we can’t take some awesome rollers of some serious cars though! This week’s #PMR comes from Khoa Nguyen who shot Rami Qasem’s S2k. Rami is currently sitting on a staggered set of CCW’s, 18″ in diameter, a healthy 10″ in the front and 11.5″ in the rear! Despite the weather, this thing still looks good moving! Thanks for the shots Khoa!
In this week’s #PMR, Ejay Marte shows us two shots he snapped of Dan Rama’s Civic EG hatch. Now, the first thing I noticed when Ejay sent these pictures over was the almost insane amount of camber in the back, and my initial thoughts were confirmed when I found out that the Exedium rear camber kit had been modified to exceed the previously limited max camber allowance. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the wheel specs, which come out to be 16″x9″ all the way around, but with a staggered offset at +18et in the front, but a -12et in the rear…and now that modified camber kit makes complete sense! Read More
Feb 23, 2013
Photography By: Aaron Boost, SPhoto Hi
Words By: Matthew Makarucha
Mahalo! It’s the second year that WEKFEST came out to Hawaii to hold down another show! Crowds gathered to witness this spectacular event. New cars, as well as special guest models such as Eva Skye, Ashley Kim, Beckie Joon, & Amy Fay were specially flown in for this amazing event. The local crews lined up next to one another, to enjoy and participate in their local car scene and be a part of the custom car culture phenomenon that continues to dominate and sweep across Hawaii. Clean and hella aggressive builds were showcased to leave everyone in awe.
Our friend Dzemo (pronounced Jaymo) is the owner of this beautiful Audi TT and a wedding photographer and videographer by trade. So after filming wedding after wedding this past wedding season, he decided to mix it up and shoot a quick automotive video. So with the help of his close friend Stas Furman they put together this cool short film documenting a day in NYC with the TT. It’s been exactly 4 years today since Dzemo purchased his TT and we couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate the occasion!