Driving a slammed car daily isn’t something that’s done easily. It is a sacrifice that one must accept at a particular point in their car’s life. It could be when you first buy your car and know that it’s going to end up on the ground, or that first time you buy your coilovers, or even the day you just decide you no longer want any functionality left in your car. For Rickyy Bobby it started when he first bought his car, and it’s evident when seeing the history of cars he’s owned. Driving around with Rickyy I witnessed a radically different geography of the streets of Toronto, where a map was obsolete simply because maps do not describe the condition of the roads ahead. Rickyy, however, has a map in his head of which routes he has to take to navigate his car to his destination, or which roads no longer exist to him simply because his static chassis is millimeters from the ground. With harsh conditions all winter and construction happening nonstop during summer to fix the damaged roads this isn’t an easy task.
For some, we are raised to eat, sleep and breathe a select manufacture. Usually a father, relative or family friend raise us with this, mashing our heads full of knowledge and breaking down each generation. For Al Ramiscal, it was all about Toyotas from the young age of four when he began to spend time with his uncle who was infected with a love for 72-74 Corollas aka Mangos. From this moment on, Al too would be entranced with the Corolla chassis back in its glory days before its demise to the bland economic sedan it is today.
Sep 2, 2013
Words By: Jess Kang, Josh Davis
A year went by as the east coast prepared for an event that would change the course of our automotive culture and history. The tri-state generation had yet to prove and showcase their knowledge, hard work, and their way of life. When the announcement was made that Weksos USA was hosting a show right in the center of the North East people flooded with excitement and anticipation, eager to finally climb up as underdogs to the west, and come up as kings of the east.
Newton’s first law of motion states that an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force. When Kirk first acquired his STI, the gears quickly began to turn, and have yet to be stopped. This STI has gone through it’s fair share of phases, and Kirk’s current look is sure to please.
When you think of getting a new car, thoughts of parking in the nose bleed section and punching someone’s lights out if they dare scratch or ding your new pride and joy come to mind. But then there are those who have an itch, one they can only try to contain which usually is a losing battle. Soon after they are changing out parts and modifying their new chassis to reflect their own tastes and personality. James Schwartz is one of those with that inability to just leave a car alone and when the keys to his FR-S fell into his hands, ideas were already formulating like a mad scientist.
Another Level is one of the biggest shows in the Midwest (and outgrowing itself every year). Not only a car show, it is and always has been an event that dedicates the proceeds of the show to charitable foundations. Each year since its inception in 2008 the group works together and choose two charities to donate to. This year Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue and Northern Illinois Food Bank are the benefiting charities.
Any car enthusiast knows that when it comes to vintage cars, no matter their country of origin, that California is home to some of the cleanest and most quality builds out there. In a region that a vintage car laughs at the idea of a harsh winter, these relics are in a safe haven to be preserved and enjoyed on a frequent basis. On August 10th, Kevin Chow made it out to the Vintage Auto Salon for Canibeat and as always found some beautiful examples of Vintage JDM chassis. Make sure to sit back, relax and absorb these stunning rarities of years past.
His name Jerald Yutadco, AKA JAYCRAY. Word of mouth is that he is the first to put an Acura RSX on bags. As of now he is running on UAS Air Suspension and sitting on Work Meister 3PC; 18×10.5 and 18.9.5. The RSX is a work in progress, and as of now he’s continuing toward his goals and expectations. We hope you enjoy the video!
Pride. It’s something we all have. We all make choices, and sometimes those choices are less than favorable. When Chico Luna decided to work a deal to trade his BMW E46 for the Honda Civic you see before you, it was an exciting moment. Shortly after, though, Chico began running into problems. Horrible suspension and a damaged engine left Chico out of a ride and also with some hurt pride. After weighing his options and laying out the project before him Chico decided he would not be detoured, instead he would push forward and build this car into what HE wanted. Notice the caps? That’s right you are looking at Luna’s own personal daily/track car and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
When it comes to a build, we all find our own inspiration whether it be a person, idea or tangible object. What we learn and experience festers in our brain, and grows from a single thought to a whole build. On the way we learn new skills, make new friends and create a car that we can truly be proud of even though, as we all know, will never actually be “done”. For Kevin Yeung, he became addicted all due to an arcade game that featured a monster Midnight Blue “Devil Z” which started him on the path to creating a devil all his own.