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”.
Mahalo! When you hear or think of Hawaii you usually think of a tropical vacation, palm trees, beautiful beaches, coconuts, hula dancing, or whatever your imagination comes up with. However since I can remember, Hawaii was hardly been known for bad ass cars! Within the past years ‘til this day, Hawaii has been on the rise in the car game and is finally being recognized as a key player in the import/euro tuning industry. After all there is more to Hawaii than just grass huts and beaches. Every so often, we get sick builds getting up on the major car sites coming out from the islands. Recently all the so called big dogs in the industry are now coming down to host bomb ass car shows to show the whole world what Hawaii has to offer! Read More
Jun 15, 2013
Photography By: Ethan Watson
Words By: David Monzingo
#PictureMeRollin is back this week with our very own Ethan Watson providing us with this week’s transmission. Rion Morse’s bagged and boosted e30 is just spectacular and the pictures speak for themselves! Thanks Ethan and Rion!
I flew down to LA and spent the weekend with my buddy Matthew Ramos from Panda Feet Productions. It was great getting to chill with some of the Canibeat crew again and checking out the LA area together. Matthew and I double teamed each car with 5Dmk2s and a variety of lenses and tools. We had a great time and can’t wait for the next. Enjoy! – Loren
Players Show, now in its 7th year of existence is tearing the UK car scene to bits. Ran by two crazy men Carl Taylor and Jamie Mctoldridge with a don’t care attitude. These two are no strangers to show scene with a successful event held at an airfield in Essex later on in the season this year they wanted to put another date in the dairy.
Players classics! Why classic may you ask… well I think this was all down to the location. Held at Goodwood motor circuit, which to give you a little insider opened in 1948, the first single seat race for Graham Hill and was the very place that ended Stirling Moss’s career. It is with out a doubt a very special place in the history of motorsport and it is the first time that cars of this culture have every parked up on the Goodwood grass.
Southern California photographer and videographer Sam Ipman recently just wrapped up a photoshoot with Daniel Leung’s static and daily driven Subaru WRX STI Wagon. 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.
We all know the masterminds at Rotiform Brian and Jason are always up to something. Whether it be a beautiful teal Porsche to roll around Worthersee with or a new set of wheels with zero lip on them, the creative minds at the Cali based wheel company never let their wheels stop turning. So needless to say when they prepared themselves to build something clean, simple, and unique for the Meca of all shows SEMA, let’s say they had it all figured out. Enter the 2012 Beetle stage left and stage right enter Jason and Brian to start creating this master piece. First off, without the whole Rotiform shop involved as well as some UK help Jason tells us this build wouldn’t be possible. The guys had a short time span to get this vehicle completed, making sure that it just wasn’t a factory car with a drop and wheels on it. Rotiform wanted to add their unique touch to this Bug and make sure it left an impression.
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.
Coming from Maryland, I don’t have the luxury of attending these kinds of things on a whim. It’s a very expensive planned mini vacation, but once again Weksos Industries delivered. WFLA is held at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. It’s right on the water with a spectacular view the marina and downtown, not to mention some damn good landscaping too! This is why I love this event so much. It’s not just a car show; it’s an experience. The amount of new friendships and people brought together by the WekFest Tour is probably more that anyone could possibly comprehend. Don’t get me wrong – the cars are top notch and I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t my #1 reason for going, but it just never ceases to amaze me how much more WekFest brings to the table. To make a long story short, if you haven’t been to Wekfest, make sure you hit up one of their events near you. With 6 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Japan, Texas, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Its worth the drive (or flight in my case!). Enjoy the pictures!