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Apr 30, 2014

Photography By: Zandro Zafra

Words By: Josh Wilson

Preservation of Beauty: Ryan Romaine’s Timeless Datsun 610 Bluebird-U SSS-E

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Being a vintage car owner myself, builds that pop up involving anything pre-80s always manage to grab my attention. When Cristian first showed me pictures of Ryan’s Datsun I was blown away because for one it was a chassis that you rarely see, but also that this was a car that had been preserved with exquisite precision. The model that spans across your screen is a 1974 Datsun 610 Bluebird-U SSS-E which Ryan and his wife have carefully nurtured back to its showroom condition and have also extensively documented this unique piece of vintage car history.

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Apr 24, 2014

Photography By: Aleksey Royt

Words By: Danny Rice

Beauty in Simplicity: Derek Lum’s Clean & Static Mazda RX-8

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In the last few years there has been an emphasis across all of the car scenes to “keep it clean,” which has manifested itself in the form of an OEM+ style of modification. Personally it’s a style I appreciate and attempt to emulate in my own vehicles because it’s how many think the vehicles should have looked from the factory. It’s amazing what a drop, wheels, badge-less grill, some OE Euro or JDM parts, a little bit of body work/shaving, and an interior swap will do for a vehicle. Sure there is a place for lip kits, over fenders, wings and custom fabrication, but something about an OEM+ modified car seems so… pure.

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Apr 18, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #5

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Cristian Loza here again with another installment of Web Picks. Not much more to say this go around other then this has got to be our best variety and quality to far. Back at it again with some badass Web Picks… enjoy! See you guys next weekend in Virginia Beach.

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Apr 9, 2014

Photography By: Patrick Lauder

Words By: Ethan Watson

Wallpaper Wednesday: David Do’s RX7

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This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday, we bring you David Do’s Mazda RX7 shot by Patrick Lauder.

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Apr 7, 2014

Photography By: Ignatius McCarthy

Words By: Andy Carter

Take Your Pick: Lucas Perez’s JDM Duo

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For many of us of the Millennial generation, our fascination with JDM automobile culture began with Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series for the Sony Playstation. My first exposure to the game was the third installment, and I remember first seeing the red Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex and having no doubt that it would be my starter car, owing much to the unapologetic 80′s styling cues . As we dived deeper in the game, our eyes were opened to dozens of cars whose manufacturers might have been familiar, but only as modes of reliable, safe, vanilla transportation.  Our parents, born into the era of the great American muscle car, remembered the Mustang and Camaro as the performance beasts that they were, but many had opted for more reliable Odysseys, Siennas, Accords and Camrys as their daily transportation and kid-haulers.  While the Japanese sports cars were far from unknown, their existence did not penetrate into the American consciousness the way that domestic muscle cars and Italian supercars had throughout the 80′s and 90′s.  And yet, our culture finds itself in the middle of an explosion of vintage JDM boom. Read More


Apr 6, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #4

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We are back at it again with the Fourth Installment of Web Picks! This go-round, I noticed there is an increase in newer event and shoot photography starting to pop up which can only mean that things are slowly starting to pick back up in the scene. We are currently looking for new bloggers and photographers for the site; if you are interested, get in contact with anyone on the current team and lets work together. Hope to see everyone as show season starts to pick up!

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Mar 10, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #3

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With the weather getting up to the mid 60s today I can only hope to designate last week’s snowfall as our last. But with the heightened weather temperatures it’s safe to say show season is right around the corner. We’re officially making Spring Fest 5 in Virginia Beach our first show of the season, and I personally can’t for things to pick back up as it gets closer. But for now I am back again with version three of Web Picks. I hope everyone can appreciate the variety. Enjoy!

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Mar 7, 2014

Photography By: SPHOTO

Words By: Josh Davis

Exclusive Executive: Justin Dixon’s 2008 K-Break Lexus LS460L

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The VIP movement isn’t something new to us anymore; they’ve definitely solidified their seats within our culture. With that comes the non-stop deliverance of top-tier style, execution, luxury, and groundbreaking modifications that many have turned out to be quite the sucker for, us included.
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Feb 16, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #2

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Another Winter 2014 week is in the books and I am back at it again with another version of Web Picks (#2). My primary goal with these segments is to give you guys a good variety in photo style and cars. Just like last week here are my favorite photos from around Flickr and the Internet.

I personally invite any of these talented photographers below to reach out to me and lets work together on some features! Keep up the good work everyone and as always just a friendly reminder to add your work to the Canibeat Flickr Pool. I am toying around with the idea of maybe opening this segment up to guests. If this interests you feel free to reach out as well.

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Feb 5, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #1

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From time to time I like to check out The Canibeat Flickr Group to see what photographers are up to and producing. Here are a few of my current favorite picks in a segment I like to call Around The Web… enjoy!

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