Down South in the magical city of Miami it’s easy to get caught up in the lavish atmosphere, beautiful beaches, women, exotic rides, and making sure you’re always bringin’ your best. For Jose Diaz the intentions were there, and once a little bit of inspiration came along after moving to Miami from New York his EK Civic took form to something worthy of surpassing Miami’s standards.
I believe it was probably 2008 or 2009 when I first saw the Swang and Bang Nissans out of Texas. At that time, I remember being completely blown away by the look of those cars, bewildered at how they could even move, being so low to the ground and having such aggressive, wide wheels. 5 years later, with the proliferation of high-tech air suspensions in the scene, much of the original shock and awe of an aggressively stanced car has been replaced with concessions to everyday livability and comfort. Seeing this 350Z crawl around the pitted streets of downtown Macon, GA for this shoot however, brought it all back. Read More
Most enthusiasts in our community will agree that believe that WekFest Long Beach is the first real big show of the season; a place for many to unveil their projects, their changes… everything. People spend months and months preparing for this show, and drive from other states just to attend. #WekfestPrep takes over social media in the weeks prior as many scramble to finish their builds. Ultimately, however, Wekfest is all about enjoying the day, hanging out with friends, gazing on the completed builds, and enjoying the amazing weather right in beautiful Long Beach, California.
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.
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday showcases Mason Gavin’s Bagged E46 on CCW LM5T’s, shot by our very own David Monzingo.
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.
May 12, 2014
Photography By: Antoine J Brumfield
Words By: Josh Davis
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.
While shooting Austin Morris’s Ruckus a couple months ago he brought up his Passat project that was in the works. The plans he had in mind sounded extensive and daunting, but after long nights in the garage and some meticulous planning Austin Morris finally revealed his latest creation, and I’ll be honest… I didn’t quite expect this.
Apr 28, 2014
Photography By: Hunter Kelley
Words By: Jess Kang
When you have been actively involved in the automotive community for a few years you start to notice a commonality amongst most of the enthusiasts that make this culture. Back in the days of our childhoods we came to know what the definition of a car was thanks to our fathers. Whether it was spending the sun-kissed Saturday afternoons in the garage, fixing up an old Impala, or spending Sunday mornings in local classic car shows on the shoulders of our dads… most of us had our first experience of what we love today with the greatest male figure in our lives. For Nick Pederson those childhood memories didn’t exactly happen like a storybook. Veritably, it wasn’t until his early adulthood that his father began to show Nick the ropes around a car, and those moments were to never be taken for granted.
Apr 24, 2014
Photography By: Aleksey Royt
Words By: Danny Rice
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.