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!
We are happy to announce that pre-registration for First Class Fitment 2012 is now open on the new FirstClassFitment.com! Pre-registration will be open until 9/30/11 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!
I was fortunate enough to hang with the rest of the Canibeat crew way out in Long Beach California this last weekend and it was a blast. The tandem Canibeat X Hellflush car show brought out some awesome looking cars in a great location along with some chill people. I especially enjoyed the live music and DJ battles perched right next to the beautiful Queen Mary. After shooting all day and getting sun burnt this show will be something I definitely look forward to next year. – LORENinHD
Here’s a shoot I did a while back featuring the first two Benz I have ever shot. Both of them belong to the same owner who couldn’t decide which Benz or color he liked better. So he bought both. And to top them both off he got HRE wheels for them at almost the same ride heights. No matter which car he chose, it would always be the right choice for him. Must be nice! Read More
Those of you who have been in the car scene long enough may remember when Hot Import Nights and Nopi first had a very underground and grassroots feel to it. Many will attest to the fact that those days are gone and many car shows have tried to reproduce events of that sort of caliber, but have failed. Even HIN has tried to make a comeback in the past couple of years, but in my opinion, has not been able to recapture that raw essence of a car show. The essence I’m referring to is very simple actually, a car show (for the most part) just for the cars. Although car shows are not underground anymore, there are still quality shows out there. Nisei Showoff Car Show is one of the better quality car shows that still exists and if I were to say that a fledgling Autocon car show is comparable to a Nisei Showoff Car Show, I would quite frankly be lying. However, I can say that Autocon has been able to capture some of that raw essence that has been lost throughout the years with car shows becoming more mainstream. Read More
After two successful years of hosting First Class Fitment we are happy to announce that we will be continuing this Fall tradition with the 3rd Annual First Class Fitment show at the Princeton Airport in Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, October 13th! Follow the link below for additional details on this years event!
I know what you’re probably thinking, oh here we go again, more BMW shoots from John. I do know that I shoot a lot of BMWs and thats where a big portion of my work comes from, but I try to make the best of each shoot. So in this Random Beat, I bring you five of my latest BMW shoots. Enjoy! Read More
It’s been a while since we have posted a Wallpaper Wednesday feature so I thought we would share these rolling shots of Jason’s 535i rolling taken by out friend Matt Magnino while we work on finishing our coverage of Round 4 of Formula Drift!