After missing many of the previous H2Oi weekends in Ocean City, Maryland, I finally got my act together and ventured out with some close friends to experience the event. Upon arriving, we witnessed the madness already beginning. Ocean City quickly became a giant party in every direction. The whole weekend filled the streets with Volkswagens and many other fitted cars. Parking lots turned into huge meets and sidewalks became front row seats to the streets’ craziness.
After getting settled in, cruising around with everyone, and finding food at my new favorite restaurant, Big Pecker’s, night came, and we were quickly drenched in Ocean City’s infamous rain. However, It passed overnight and cleared up just in time allowing for a beautiful Sunday show at the campground. I’ve learned that H2O is a huge event. Cars are literally everywhere, but that’s why it is such a great event. This will be a memorable experience that goes beyond that of a typical car show. I got to see some familiar faces and also meet many new friends. H2O weekend is something I’m already looking forward to next year.
It’s not everyday that we get to see pictures of a Porsche thrown onto our desks; especially one with a matte paint job. Now, we know what you’re thinking, but bare with us, this is not your ordinary off the showroom floor Porsche, it’s got a lot to show, and we’re here to tell you all about it.
Sep 17, 2012
Photography By: Eric Rojas
Words By: Jess Kang
When the 3rd generation of the Nissan Cube was first introduced to the North American markets, there were reviews on both the simplicity and complexity of the car and it’s intriguing design. With asymmetrical lines and it’s boxy yet curved contour, this new and innovative formation swept the hearts of many, including Jose Perez residing in beautiful Puerto Rico. Upon his first appearance on Canibeat earlier this year in January (Rollin’ the Dice: Jose Lopez’s Nissan Cube), his impressive new set up is one we are excited to gamble on once more.
Deep in the city of Philadelphia, amongst the beat up taxi cabs, boring economy cars, and speeding limousines, there came a candy purple xB from New Jersey. Darren Balico’s little box attracted all sorts of attention in Center City. Everyone, from businessmen in tinted Town Cars to late night crowds looking for the next party, took notice of the gleaming purple box everywhere it went. Every person walking the streets seemed to have a compliment, some even stopped to ask if it was for sale.
Down the strips of San Gabriel Valley, South California, are three friends that share a bond as close as brotherhood. Through their long years of friendship that started from walking the distance, to now sharing a love for both particularity and commonality of cars, they have been faced with challenges, accidents, and failure. Undeniably, these unfortunate situations have gotten many to give up and lose motivation for the hobby they spend days and nights over, but with the support of each other, these three friends have risen and conquered their ideas to reality. But even as people grow together, their individuality shines through any pressure to conform.
“There is not only one “right” way your car should look, the important thing is that you create the look of your car base on your own taste or style.” – Rodney Ty
As Nissan Z owners, they have each put their personal concepts into their cars, while still maintaining a lineage that senses union and kinship.
Sep 4, 2012
If you had asked any one of us three years ago what events we thought we would be attending in 2012, we probably would have guessed Import Alliance, Eibach, and Wekfest… and for the most part we would have been right. What I don’t think any of us could have ever imagined was traveling to California this summer to co-host our own event!
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!
Every person involved with the automotive scene constantly dreams about their current or next build. The long hours of scanning forums, catalogs, and magazines to discover exactly what you want for your project. Whether it’s finding rare parts, or visualizing that perfect look, we all think about our perfect build. Well Jay Speed is no different when it comes to his 2003 RSX Type-S.
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
For every car group there are a handful of cars that people feel represent the “glory days”. For the Muscle Car crowd the late 60’s to early 70’s brought them healthy V8 beasts with titles and badges like RT, SS, GT or Judge slapped on them. It was Detroit Muscle or time for you to move on to a station wagon.