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Jun 12, 2013

Photography By: Louis Ruff

Words By: Louis Ruff

PLAYERS 2013 (UK): Official Coverage

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Players Show, now in its 7th year of existence is tearing the UK car scene to bits. Ran by two crazy men Carl Taylor and Jamie Mctoldridge with a don’t care attitude. These two are no strangers to show scene with a successful event held at an airfield in Essex later on in the season this year they wanted to put another date in the dairy.

Players classics! Why classic may you ask… well I think this was all down to the location. Held at Goodwood motor circuit, which to give you a little insider opened in 1948, the first single seat race for Graham Hill and was the very place that ended Stirling Moss’s career. It is with out a doubt a very special place in the history of motorsport and it is the first time that cars of this culture have every parked up on the Goodwood grass.

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Jun 9, 2013

Photography By: Ethan Watson

Words By: Ethan Watson

Old’sCool : Trio of Slammed Mercedes-Benz

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Besides all owning slammed Mercedes, Luke Smith, Ashton Lafleur and Junior Sanchez all have one thing in common- From start to finish of our shoot, they seemed to have a better time than anyone I’ve had the pleasure of shooting before. It’s not that most are unhappy or anything, but this bunch keeps it lively in any situation. These cars are not here because of how clean they are, or how much money has gone into building a set of wheels, but because they’re old and f***ing cool.
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Jun 5, 2013

Videography By: Sean Dougherty

Words By: David Monzingo

…And Beyond: Scott Ramos’ Infiniti G35x (Part II: film)

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!

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Jun 2, 2013

Photography By: Sean Bradford

Words By: Sean Bradford, Cristian Loza

WEKFEST LA 2013 (Long Beach, CA): Part 2

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Coming from Maryland, I don’t have the luxury of attending these kinds of things on a whim. It’s a very expensive planned mini vacation, but once again Weksos Industries delivered. WFLA is held at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. It’s right on the water with a spectacular view the marina and downtown, not to mention some damn good landscaping too! This is why I love this event so much. It’s not just a car show; it’s an experience. The amount of new friendships and people brought together by the WekFest Tour is probably more that anyone could possibly comprehend. Don’t get me wrong – the cars are top notch and I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t my #1 reason for going, but it just never ceases to amaze me how much more WekFest brings to the table. To make a long story short, if you haven’t been to Wekfest, make sure you hit up one of their events near you. With 6 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Japan, Texas, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Its worth the drive (or flight in my case!). Enjoy the pictures!

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Jun 1, 2013

Photography By: DJ Murdok Photos

Words By: Jordan Adkins

WEKFEST LA 2013 (Long Beach, CA): Part 1

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The Wekfest events are synonymous with quality builds and great vibes. Originally native to Northern California they have since branched out and have been holding Wekfest LA for a few years now. Like the previous year, skies were clear and made for a great day to come out and enjoy the event. Enjoy our massive coverage of this great event.

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May 24, 2013

Photography By: Connor Limbocker

Words By: David Monzingo

#PictureMeRollin: Taylor Benton’s Mazda3

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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!

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May 22, 2013

Photography By: Numata Eddie Prophecy

Words By: Matthew Makarucha

USDMJam 2013 (Japan): Official Coverage

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USDM?  What is it?  What does it mean?  Simply, “United States Domestic Market.” United States domestic market (USDM) is a term used chiefly by automotive enthusiasts to describe the US economic market for automobiles and parts. A similar automotive enthusiast term, Japan Domestic Market (JDM) is used to designate Japanese-market for automobiles and parts. To Japanese automotive enthusiasts, however, their desire is for parts that are only available in United States or Canada, such as different body pieces, motors, or entire model lines.  Basically our unwanted parts are their treasure, just like their unwanted parts become our treasure. The mastermind behind the USDMjam event is Tetsuya Yamaguchi, owner of the famous Yamazstore located in the Tsu City, Mie Prefecture of Japan. Yamazstore is the flagship store for any USDM enthusiast in Japan who is into body parts, engines, front end conversions, paint, accessories and other USDM goodies. Tetsuya san has been giving back to the USDM community by throwing these events for the USDM fans, where they can come and hang out and enjoy their works of pride. Please check out our take on this special Japanese event and we hope you get a feel for the USDM Japanese culture.

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May 16, 2013

Photography By: Jordan Adkins, Landon Brown

Words By: Jordan Adkins

A Look Back At: Toyotafest (TORC) 2013 (Long Beach, California)

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For eighteen years the Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club have been holding an annual meet of all things Toyota. Hundreds of Toyota owners and fans made the journey out to the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach to view the wide range of vehicles displayed. Just like the previous years I have attended Toyotafest didn’t disappoint. As I made the drive to the event I couldn’t help but wonder what I would come across this year.

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May 10, 2013

Photography By: Quan Duong

Words By: Jess Kang

Purple Pavement Eater: Sam Sapula’s 2007 Subaru WRX STI

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“So Sam, tell me… how would you describe your car?”

“Ummmm… A horribly obnoxious frame-on-the-ground static daily driver”

Over the years of my automotive adventures between writing, photographing, and attending events all over the states, I have met and befriended incredibly talented and skilled enthusiasts; and the occasional crazy cool kids. Sam Sapula is without a doubt one of those oddballs that you just cant help but buddy up with, and his STI is a car that is as maniacal as it is astounding. Talent, skill and straight up lunacy is what makes both Sam and his car impressively unique and quite truthfully, a reflection of each other.

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May 5, 2013

Photography By: Viet Dang, Joey Newcombe

Words By: Viet Dang, Ethan Watson

V2LAB Presents: Mystery Meet 2 (Orlando, FL)

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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.

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