Those of you who have been in the car scene long enough may remember when Hot Import Nights and Nopi first had a very underground and grassroots feel to it. Many will attest to the fact that those days are gone and many car shows have tried to reproduce events of that sort of caliber, but have failed. Even HIN has tried to make a comeback in the past couple of years, but in my opinion, has not been able to recapture that raw essence of a car show. The essence I'm referring to is very simple actually, a car show (for the most part) just for the cars. Although car shows are not underground anymore, there are still quality shows out there. Nisei Showoff Car Show is one of the better quality car shows that still exists and if I were to say that a fledgling Autocon car show is comparable to a Nisei Showoff Car Show, I would quite frankly be lying. However, I can say that Autocon has been able to capture some of that raw essence that has been lost throughout the years with car shows becoming more mainstream. Read More
Last month I started an epic trip I called Project XXIV, which consisted of a road trip across the united states. Last about 24 days and stretching more then 15000 kilometers, the quest was to capture all the automotive stuff I could find. Surfing on Facebook I found the Royal Flush crew, based in California, a crew well known in the VIP/stance and fitment scene with so many crazy rides. I finally got the chance to meet a small part of the crew for a photoshoot on a Saturday night. After being kicked out of our first spot we decided to report the video the day after, with even less cars this time. Nothing was really planned for the video but it all worked out and turned out good in the end. I had some great times and I hope one day I will be able to go back there for more crazy camber action.
We all remember that first car that got us into the scene; that one that got us into spinning wrenches on our new baby making sure we could roll into the local meet with some pride. We spent hours sweating, scratching our heads and cussing as we worked to take that blank canvas of a chassis and turn it into something that would break necks no matter where we went. For some of us, we moved on to another project or maybe just upgraded to something that fit our specific style or taste as the rest stuck to our chassis to meet our goals. Read More
This week we bring you a wallpaper of the Jotech Motorsports Lamborghini “Verde Ithica” Green widebody GT-R, photographed by the talented Mr. Dale Martin. Jotech contracted HRE wheels to build a one off custom set of their 593RS wheels to fill the wide body arches on this GT-R, and Dale snapped this photo while shooting the car recently for HRE with Pepper Yandell. Dale is a Texas based photographer known for his amazing retouching skills, and this photo is just another example of one of his surreal edits! If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you are interested in having your car featured here on Canibeat leave a comment below!
May 2, 2012
Photography By: William Stern
This week I am excited to share three beautiful photos with you taken by the talented Mr. William Stern. Unless you have been living under a rock the past couple years, odds are you have found yourself admiring one of the many well executed cars sporting ADV.1's stunning wheels. Well Will is the official photographer for ADV.1 Wheels and the man behind many of the stunning photos you see on their website, catalog, and Facebook page every day. So when he offered to share some of his photos here on Canibeat I couldn't resist posting a few of my personal favorites in high-res for everyone to enjoy! This first car is ADV.1 wheels owner, Jordan Swerdloff's, latest project f430 Novitec! Read More
Every time there's a LTBMW car meet, it's pretty much a known fact that it will be big. If you are familiar with Bimmerfest then think of a LTBMW meets just as you would a mini Bimmerfest with plenty of fine BMWs. There were even cars from Norcal and Arizona that made the journey out just for the meet. This time the meet evolved a little and turned out to be similar to a car show. Mackin, HRE Wheels, KW Suspensions, Redbull, Attic clothing, and a few others came out with booths and show cars. I've been to every LTBMW meet and I can truly say that if you want a good taste of Socal's BMW scene, then you should attend one and experience it for yourself. Read More
Porsche is a brand that people dream about owning from when they are little kids pushing around their hot-wheels to when they are adults pushing around wheels of their own. Their philosophy when it comes to building a performance influenced chassis, has remained true to its original form for the most part, has managed to last decades and has done all this while succeeding even with all the changes that have come, technology wise, through the years. Read More
Over the past couple of years, Wekfest has become one of the most popular car show tours in the country. What some of you don't know is that the first Wekfest event was held in San Francisco in a parking garage. As the years have gone by and the show has expanded to other parts of the country, the San Francisco event has remained the largest and most anticipated event of the year! This year was bigger and better than ever before with a variety of cars from all parts of the spectrum including, stanced cars, track-ready, domestics, and everything in between. Nothing was left behind, which is why people from all over the world travel to California to attend this event. We had friends from the Midwest, East Coast, Canada, and even Japan fly in. I personally drove 7 hours to be at this show and by the time the show started, I was running on less than 16 hours of sleep in 3 days. Although I was lacking in sleep, my coverage wasn't. Read More
This week we bring you two exotic from our friend and photographer Julian Morales. Julian is the shop photographer for a SP Engineering, well known performance shop based out of Southern California which caters to high-end exotic cars. This shot is of shop owner, Alex Shen's R34 GT-R and SP Engineerings brand new project McLaren MP4-12c! Read More
"This Year was a memorable one to me, it was the most difficult, life changing that I have had in a long time. I learned to strive to keep on going, no matter how many hits you take, keep on going. This is a film reel of my year 2011. Not Made for publicity, numbers, or fame. Done to show the path and journey of my year."