For those of you who have not heard First Class Fitment 2013 will be held on Saturday October 19, 2013 at Princeton Airport in New Jersey. This will be our 4th year doing the event and we could not be more thrilled. We have created an official Facebook Group for the event and ask everyone who’s thinking of attending the event to join. Stay tuned for more FCF13 news as we get closer and closer to the event.
May 9, 2013
Words By: Cristian Loza
We are excited to announce that Holly Lee will be our official booth model for Wekfest LA. For those that do not know the show is on Saturday, May 25th 2013 at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach.
The end of April is an exciting time for automotive enthusiasts in the Southeast. Builds from winter start to emerge and shows begin to pop up almost every weekend. For some, this last weekend in April may be their first car show ever, while others have been in the game longer than they’ve had a license to drive. Experience has taught us which car shows to not miss because of the quality and which ones to go to just to have a good time. Import Alliance Atlanta and Southrn Fresh’s Welcome to Atlanta pre-meet are perfect examples of when those two factors come together.
Since 2010 LTMW (formerly LTBMW) has been hosting annual meets at their shop. My first experience with their meet was last year where I arrived very late. Majority of the cars were gone but the ones that remained were of high quality. It was then that I knew I had to make it on time to the next one. When I arrived to LTMW I was glad I didn’t miss it. This meet had not only surpassed my expectations with the cars that attended but also surprised me with the variety as well.
Just last month was Version Two Laboratories’ (V2LAB) Mystery Meat 2 in Orlando . You are probably wondering what the ‘Mystery’ part is all about. It literally means you do not know what to expect. One could walk down the streets of Downtown Orlando and could run into anything from raised Donks on 26s, track monsters, and VIP’d out rides. To say the very least we saw it all that day.
HONDA DAY events cater to the vast Honda enthusiasts gathered together to celebrate anything Honda. Honda Day comprises of two events; one on April 13 and 14th at Atco Raceway in New Jersey, and one on August 10th and 11th in Englishtown, New Jersey. This was my first time attending Honda Day, and I was really overwhelmed at the amount of people that were in attendance last weekend at Atco. I’ve been thinking of visiting the E-Town event since I was told that the English Town event packs even more spectators and vehicles. Would be interesting to see. Originally I did not attend the event with the intention to provide coverage, however as I walked and checked out the vehicles that were present, I naturally wanted to capture the imagery and lifestyle and share it with our viewers and followers. I managed to snag my buddy’s Canon T3, a far cry from my usual gear, however it did surprisingly well! Special thanks to Jason Cao for letting me use his camera, and the whole PSI crew out of Rochester, NY who I drove up with. Also helping me with this one was Hieuy Truong from AZN photography in Rochester who assisted by providing some juicy wide angle shots to give us a different perspective.
This past weekend was the start of the show season in Southern California. Formula Drift had their first round of 2013 in Long Beach, CA and on Saturday, Fatlace organized the Slammed Society car show, which brings together the best of the best in Socal. The Formula Drift series already brings huge crowds of fans, but once you add the Slammed Society Show, it really just makes the day much better. At half time, I tried to enter the car show area but it was impossible to do so with the sheer massive amount of people thinking the same thing as me. Nevertheless, we were able to grab a few shots. I look forward to the next round of Formula Drift and the Slammed Society car shows. Enjoy guys!
We all know that Philadelphia is known for it’s famous cheesesteak sandwiches, but up until the weekend I went to check out the Fresh Meet Events & Tuner Evolution Spring Bash, I was a cheeseteak novice. Now, the purpose of my trip wasn’t just to finally taste a Philly cheesesteak, but to hang out with the guys of LowLifeStyle x JunkStyles crew (both from PA) and to see what’s happening with the East Coast for 2013.
Apr 1, 2013
Photography By: David Monzingo
Words By: Danny Rice
Every year, there’s a mad scramble to get your car done before the first show of the year. Sure, you had MONTHS to prepare but it always seems like the week before the show, you are scrambling around, calling parts stores, turning wrenches for hours, freaking out over tracking numbers and generally stressing out about getting your car finalized. All winter you’ve been stockpiling parts for forced induction, calculating offsets, scouring the forums, getting things painted and dreaming of the reveal for the world to see. Whether your plans are secret or you’ve had everyone AND their mom over to help you, nothing compares to rolling that car out of the garage completed and giving it one final wash before you put your hard work (and blown paychecks) on display.
During my time in China, I have seen cars ranging from ridiculous to ABSOLUTELY absurd… and not in a good way. I was relieved when one day as I was walking on my school campus and a Mini Clubman S passed me… I noticed it was not at stock height and definitely was not on stock wheels. So then it all began; I chased the car down needing to talk to the owner. He must have thought I was a little crazy, being out of breath, using my broken Chinese I said, “我喜欢你的车！” (I like your car!). He told me he spoke a little English but it was so rare that a foreigner was into cars – especially a girl. We then spoke about his car, which is on air and Rotiform NUEs, I expressed to him how I had not seen many nice cars around China, much less Beijing. He was shocked and told me there are quite a lot of car enthusiasts in Beijing.