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Mar 20, 2012

Videography By: Ethan Watson

Words By: Ethan Watson

Tom Byrne’s Simple Honda S2000 (Video)

For me and my experience, I’ve always been more of a euro automotive guy. It’s that combination of engineering and class that just makes that side of the scene usually more appealing. It’s a mind set that simplicity can go a long way, and you don’t need a mass amount of body work and chrome dipped parts to make a car stand out. Tom Byrne I can safely say, understands this concept of simplicity.

When Tom told me he first bought an S2000 I had mixed feelings. After drifting the stock car out of a chic-fil-a however, my mixed feelings had dispersed. I was hooked. Laughing at the Vtec kick, we started to discuss plans for the new Honda in his life. Me of course concerned he would be going fast and the furious rice status on us. Luckily, that was not the case at all. With simplicity in mind, and months of dedication and work on polishing wheels and saving for hard tops and engine work, I proudly present Tom’s Honda S2000 Video.

Mar 16, 2012

Photography By: John Zhang

Words By: John Zhang

LTBMW Car Meet 3/10/12


Every time there’s a LTBMW car meet, it’s pretty much a known fact that it will be big. If you are familiar with Bimmerfest then think of a LTBMW meets just as you would a mini Bimmerfest with plenty of fine BMWs. There were even cars from Norcal and Arizona that made the journey out just for the meet. This time the meet evolved a little and turned out to be similar to a car show. Mackin, HRE Wheels, KW Suspensions, Redbull, Attic clothing, and a few others came out with booths and show cars. I’ve been to every LTBMW meet and I can truly say that if you want a good taste of Socal’s BMW scene, then you should attend one and experience it for yourself. Read More

Mar 14, 2012

Photography By: Arthur Leytman

[Wallpaper Wednesdays]: Liberty VIP x D2 Forged at First Class Fitment


This week we bring you a shot from our friend Arthur Leytman of Ian from Liberty VIP’s G37 at First Class Fitment 2011! Ian’s G37 is sitting pretty on a set of D2Forged Wheels and looks right at home with with the airplane in the background. Keep an eye out for more information about First Class Fitment 2012 coming soon!

Mar 10, 2012

Photography By: John Zhang

Words By: John Zhang

Daily Dosage: David’s BMW 3-Series


If you’ve been to San Francisco then you’d know that it’s not exactly a city that is lowered car friendly. I know that I personally would never drive my own car up there. However, David decided to go against the norm and lower his BMW 325i and not long after that first drop, he completely changed the look of his stock BMW all together. This is David’s daily driven BMW. Read More

Mar 7, 2012

Photography By: Mike Hyatt

Words By: Josh Wilson

Lurking Monster in the Night: Diogo’s AMS Autowerks GT2


Porsche is a brand that people dream about owning from when they are little kids pushing around their hot-wheels to when they are adults pushing around wheels of their own. Their philosophy when it comes to building a performance influenced chassis, has remained true to its original form for the most part, has managed to last decades and has done all this while succeeding even with all the changes that have come, technology wise, through the years.

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Mar 5, 2012

Photography By: John Zhang

Videography By: Kenny Cano

Words By: John Zhang

LTBMW Meet: 3.10.12

It’s always great when I have the chance to team up with a fellow Canibeat member. Around 7 months ago I received a call from Kenny Cano telling me he was going to be in Southern California soon and he wanted to shoot alongside me. He would do the video while I would do the photos. Sure enough a month after that we met up at LTBMW and did a full day shoot. Now fast forward to February 2012, the video is finally edited and the photos are now released. Coincidentally, LTBMW is having a meet on March 10 and everyone is invited. So if you are interested, check out the rest of the post for more information.

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Feb 29, 2012

Photography By: John Zhang

Words By: John Zhang

Wekfest IV: San Francisco, CA (2.19.12) Part 3


Over the past couple of years, Wekfest has become one of the most popular car show tours in the country.  What some of you don’t know is that the first Wekfest event was held in San Francisco in a parking garage.  As the years have gone by and the show has expanded to other parts of the country, the San Francisco event has remained the largest and most anticipated event of the year!  This year was bigger and better than ever before with a variety of cars from all parts of the spectrum including, stanced cars, track-ready, domestics, and everything in between.  Nothing was left behind, which is why people from all over the world travel to California to attend this event. We had friends from the Midwest, East Coast, Canada, and even Japan fly in. I personally drove 7 hours to be at this show and by the time the show started, I was running on less than 16 hours of sleep in 3 days.  Although I was lacking in sleep, my coverage wasn’t. Read More

Feb 22, 2012

Photography By: Ethan Watson, Joey Newcombe, Corbin Watson

Words By: Ethan Watson

Auto Combine 2012 Official Coverage (Green Cove Springs, FL)

Auto Combine 2012

For a first time ever show, I had very low expectations for The Auto Combine. However, Funk Fashion and Spring Rates did an amazing job putting the event together and this has easily been one of my favorite shows I have ever been to. Hosted in Green Cove Springs, Florida, the weather and location were on point. If you didn’t make it this year, I hope it happens again next year for more to enjoy!

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Feb 15, 2012

Photography By: Brendan Lester, Pat Lauder

[Wallpaper Wednesdays]: FD & CRZ


This week we bring you two very different cars… A never before seen shot of our friend Eric Nomm’s FD RX-7 at First Class Fitment 2010, and some of our favorite shots from our recent feature on Rod Baluyot’s bagged CRZ!

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Feb 9, 2012

Photography By: John Zhang

Words By: John Zhang

Elegant Stance: Ferrari California on HRE Wheels

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted and some of you may think I died or something along those lines, but no worries, I’m back and I’ve brought along with me a pretty unique feature that we all don’t see that often. First off I want to thank all the supporters of Canibeat and those who appreciate my photography efforts. I never knew that many of you would recognize my work when we posted a status on our Facebook fan page asking who your favorite photographers were. Truth be told, while reading the responses, I was truly overwhelm with joy when I read my name. I felt that this feature would be a perfect come back post. Read More