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May 27, 2014

Photography By: Matthew Makarucha

Words By: Matthew Makarucha, Shawn Baker, Josh Davis

Carlisle Performance & Style (Carlisle, PA)

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Carlisle Performance & Style: a festival that celebrates the ever-changing trends entailed to the motorsports lifestyle. During the second weekend of May you will find the Carlisle Fairgrounds populated with some of the freshest builds the East Coast has to offer.

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May 22, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #6

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Wow… what a fun and crazy last few weeks it’s been, and show season has only just started. Spring Fest was such a fun and huge success for us. Our own home state showed us nothing but mad love, and the quality of builds surpassed all of our expectations. I had a chance to go down to Helen, Georgia for SOWO (Southern Worthersee) this past weekend and let me just say it was the most fun I’ve had at any car event ever. I made the trip purely for pleasure and had a blast! I miss it so much already but am already looking forward to Wekfest LA in two weeks. You know the drill, I am back again with this edition of Web Picks. Check out some amazing photos from Garrett Church/GrcExposures, Incognito Media, Jan Glovac Photography, Zandbox Photo, David Schiffner, Richard Benson, Andy aka Sharkix, and Grant Young Photography. Enjoy!

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May 19, 2014

Photography By: Ethan Watson, Faiz Rahman

Words By: Ethan Watson

Formula Drift Round 2 : Atlanta

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Two years ago I was introduced to my first Formula Drift event in Atlanta.  It was an absolute blast and every year since, I’ve always been stoked to go back. This year was no exception.
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May 12, 2014

Photography By: Antoine J Brumfield

Words By: Josh Davis

Law of Attraction: Everett Scott’s Laguna Blue S2000

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It’s said that if you want something bad enough you’ll get it, that the law of attraction will work in mysterious ways ultimately granting you your wish if you can fork up the patience. I believe this to be quite a plausible factor of life, and for this particular 24-year-old Windy City native he finally got what he had been dreaming about for so many years.
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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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