Another Friday has come upon us and here on Canibeat that means another awesome photographer has provided us with some rolling shots for our weekly #PictureMeRollin post. This week’s submission comes from Taylor Robinson. A handful of shots he took of his buddy Brandon’s S2k sitting on a staggered set of Work VSXX wheels measuring 18″x9″ in the front and 10″ in the back! Looks great Brandon!
The Lone Star State is known for doing things BIG! This week’s #PMR comes from one of our favorite Texas photographers, Erik Marroquin. He’s done a couple features for us so far, and we are looking forward to working with him a lot more in the future. This time around, Erik sent us some photos he took of Geno’s ’04 WRX on Image BBM’s! Thanks for the snaps Erik!
If you can remember back to November of last year, the winter months were rolling in, and some of our most prized possessions were beginning to be tucked away into our garages. When we featured Scotty Ramos’ gorgeous Infiniti G35x, we were nothing but impressed; the car was flawless. Well, here we are a little over 6 months later, and after countless hours of bodywork, and meticulous planning, Scotty’s G35x emerges again, and we are floored!
There’s something to be said about being able to turn an otherwise unnoticed daily driven grocery getter into a head-turning masterpiece at a car show. Ryan Knittel has achieved just that with his 2004 Subaru WRX wagon. What started off as a simple car purchase with a short list of future modifications, turned into a full-blown build with quite an exhausted list of “goodies”.
Southern California photographer and videographer Sam Ipman recently just wrapped up a photoshoot with Daniel Leung’s static and daily driven Subaru WRX STI Hatchback. The two met up before hand to quickly plan the video and how things were going to go down and then they hit the streets of Los Angeles. Sam told us that “Daniel is a super chill guy from LA building his car with such a deep passion.” Enjoy this teaser video and expect the full photo feature and story to release soon.
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!
“Aysuus,” the front of Jesse Gallegos’ Nissan S13 says it all. Filipino for “Wow!”, Aysuus is exactly how I felt when I first saw Jesse’s Silvia.
This is what surprise looks like. When Bryan Rizzo purchased a bone stock Mitsubishi Evo and brought it home, no one expected it to evolve into what it has become today.
May 22, 2013
Photography By: Numata Eddie Prophecy
Words By: Matthew Squeaky Clean M
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.
“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.