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.
Aug 18, 2013
Photography By: Rodney Ty
Words By: Morgan Wilson
With the growing popularity of the VIP style scene in North America every enthusiast seems to try to push the envelope with more force than the next guy when it comes to modifying their car. What once started as simply working with a big body sedan with wheels and a drop to emulate the Yakuza mobsters’ ride of choice has now turned into an ever growing and ever changing canvas to work from with endless possibilities. Raymund Young at Royal Flush sculpted his masterpiece with detail that would make Picasso proud.
Aug 16, 2013
Photography By: Ed Whitbeck
Words By: Preston Klemm
The Audi B6 was the quintessential German sport-luxury platform of the past decade. The styling is iconic and elegant. Marc Davis has gone through four exterior colors, four suspension setups, and a handful of wheels in his seven years of ownership. His A4 has evolved over time into the simple yet striking machine you see here.
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!
Your first car, that car that is usually one that you may not have gotten to exactly pick out yourself but still turns out to be one filled with memories. For a car enthusiast it’s our first hit of what will eventually become a life-long addiction; a life filled with a passion for anything on wheels. For Ricky Granado, he started with a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. Its looks were tolerable and its performance was lacking but it would last him through the ups and downs of his first years behind the wheel and would give him just a taste of what would come to fruition in the following years.
Alright, so we see a lot of Impreza’s in the modified scene, but it’s not too common to come across a clean, slammed Subaru Forester on a nice set of wheels. Robbie Erickson’s Forester is much more than just your daily grocery-getting wagon, no, this car is bound to stop you in your tracks when you see it rolling by. These shots, sent in by Connor Limbocker capture Robbie’s Forester in motion, rolling on a set of Watercooled IND cc10′s, measuring 18″x9.5″ all the way around! Thanks for the awesome pictures guys!
To be completely honest, when I first heard about Zane Godwin’s idea to start a boutique wheel business out of Atlanta, I had my doubts. Zane was a mutual friend of Anthony Hancock, and I was introduced to Zane in 2012, about the time that he and KJ were in the early stages of designing the company’s first wheel, the BR7. I was certainly impressed by the engineering put into what they had so far, but I wasn’t sure how a few Atlanta S2000 guys were going to capture any significant portion of the luxury 3-piece wheel market. In a time where replicas have replicas, a person’s wheel selection is as much about brand recognition and the quality behind that brand, than it is about the exact design or specs of the wheels. And there are no shortage of great brands putting out amazing, original wheels these days. Carving a niche into a crowded luxury market is never going to be easy, especially with a product that costs thousands of dollars. I figured that the only way Brada could become anything was if Zane injected every bit of himself and his passion into the company. After our conversation, I’m 100% convinced that he has done just that.
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.
Aug 7, 2013
Words By: Cristian Loza, Josh Davis
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.
Aug 6, 2013
Photography By: Christian Williams
Words By: Preston Klemm
I first met Mike at a local get-together on a summer night last year in Melbourne, Florida. After a few short greetings we were heckling one another and joking like longtime friends. Mike’s car has gone through many changes in a short time span, but Mike has not. He is the same jovial and social guy who is part of this car scene for the right reasons – it’s about the people we befriend more than the cars they drive.