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Aug 21, 2013

Photography By: Kevin Chow

Words By: Josh Wilson

Vintage Auto Salon 2013 (San Leandro, California)


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.

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Aug 15, 2013

Videography By: Sam Ip

Words By: Sam Ip

JayCray’s Bagged Acura RSX (Video)

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!

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Aug 15, 2013

Photography By: Jared Houston

Words By: Mike Meszaros

JDM Parts & Pride: Chico Luna’s Honda Civic Hatchback


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.

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Aug 10, 2013

Photography By: Rodney Ty

Words By: Josh Wilson

A Devil in the Streets: Kevin Yeung’s Mean Datsun Z


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.

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Aug 8, 2013

Photography By: Matt Makarucha, Patrick McCue

Words By: Danny Rice, Matt Makarucha

A look back at: ImportAlliance Summer Meet 2013 (Kentucky Speedway)


Summer will always have its staples: defining characteristics. For most people it’s cookouts, lake trips, the sound of cicadas, the smell of the grill, and the sound of laughs around a campfire with friends. It’s a magical time of year filled with good times had in the great outdoors.

For those with an affinity for the automotive, however, summer is defined by the sounds of exhaust notes, road trips and cruises to meets or shows, chilling in parking lots with friends, and late nights in garages arguing function versus form while shaving bays with your buddies. It’s the best few months of the year for every car enthusiast and the community they call home.

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Aug 7, 2013

Photography By: Kevin Chow, DJ Murdok Photos, Cristian Loza

Words By: Cristian Loza, Josh Davis

Wekfest San Jose 2013: Official Coverage


2013 marked the 5th year anniversary for Wekfest, “the Superbowl” of car shows. The past two years we’ve attended as a brand Fort Mason in San Francisco was the official venue. After out growing Fort Mason this year marked the first year at the San Jose Convention Center (which is bigger by 40,000 square feet)! The new venue did not have the same feeling as being in San Francisco, but it was definitely a huge upgrade in size to accommodate the stampede of spectators that Wekfest is notorious for enduring.

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Jul 29, 2013

Videography By: Loren Haleston

Words By: Loren Haleston

StanceWars 2013 (Bellevue, WA): Video


For the 3rd year StanceWars has brought together slammed, flush and fitted cars together from the Pacific Northwest . The top 100 cars showcased on the rooftop of this VIP style event provides enthusiasts with a first hand experience to witness the finest cars in the area. Whether your into JDM, Euro, Static or Air everyone seemed to find a car they could connect with. This show is growing every year, so if you wanna make that top 100 you better spin those coils down and polish those fenders. We at Canibeat had I great time covering the event, enjoy the video!

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Jul 28, 2013

Photography By: David Monzingo

Words By: David Monzingo

Laid Back: Matt Cain’s ’02 Subaru WRX


Many times, we hear of car builds that seem to magically happen over the winter months, and their first reveal comes at the season opening car show. For Matt Cain, this process of creation didn’t just happen over night; no, it’s taken place over several years. With a handful of phases that the car has gone through, Matt tells us that he is finally satisfied with the end (or hopefully just current) result. The time it takes to come to completion depends on whom you ask, and for Matt, he strongly believes in taking the time to do it right, and we agree!

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Jul 22, 2013

Photography By: David Monzingo

Words By: David Monzingo

Hometown Hero: Kyle Gessler’s Honda Civic


Being heavily involved in the European car scene, I was always inclined to think of Honda’s as a rival to my Volkswagen. As I’ve grown up, I have come to appreciate all the hard work that guys just like me put into their cars. Since then, I can honestly say that I have warmed up to the sight of a clean Honda rolling down the street and after seeing Kyle Gessler’s Civic in person for the first time, it has definitely got to be one of my favorites!

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Jul 17, 2013

Photography By: Mark Anthony

Words By: Mark Anthony

Illest Orange County Presents: Slammed Sundays


Doesn’t get better then this – Sunday, cars, food & a newly opened Illest store. The day was filled with chill vibes and good food from the Dogzilla food truck. The meet was hosted by Royal Origin x Illest OC, the turn out was great. Parking was difficult but people managed to find spots. It was a car show held on the streets, and everyone was welcomed. I can’t wait for the next one!

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