Last weekend was the Big Socal Euro Gathering 2011 that was being held in San Diego at the Qualcomm Stadium. It was a 2.5 hour trip for me, but being in a caravan made the trip a little more enjoyable. If I was to sum up the event, the main photo above sums it up pretty well. All Euro makes were in attendance. From timeless classics to modern JDM, a wide variety of cars showed up. Read More
Ryan Deguzman’s 1993 Mazda FD RX7 is one of those cars that I never get tired of looking at. Every time I see it at a show or in his garage I always notice something new that makes me think “wow!” It demands respect of everyone in our community not simply because his mod list is a mile long (you’ll see), but because of the quality of his build and how everything fits together properly.
Ask the people who know me and they’ll tell you I’m a scene guy. I love the car scene. The lifestyle, culture, people and everything else that the car scene provides is what got me into automotive photography, not just the cars themselves. So given that, I spontaneously decided to venture out to the east coast for Import Alliance 2011 summer meet after hearing just how big the turn out would be. All I can say is, I was very pleasantly surprised and shocked at what the east coast had to offer. Read More
Jul 21, 2011
Words By: Cristian Loza
Since 2006 car enthusiasts from all over have traveled to Nashville, Tennessee for what has now become the largest all import meet in the entire country. It seems like just yesterday that I attended my first Import Alliance in 2007 and I was instantly hooked! Nothing beats being around people who share the same passion as you do and tons of quality cars all around you for an entire weekend. I noticed a lot more variety in cars this year and it made for a more amazing experience. We will let the pictures do the talking. A big thank you goes out Don, Omari & the entire Import Alliance staff for letting us be a part of this amazing event they have created. Thanks for the good memories and we will defiantly be back next year! Enjoy everyone.
It’s the middle of winter right now in Australia, but that will never stop enthusiasts from getting together. Canibeat affiliate photographer Jordan Donnelly has returned home from his quick tour of the land down under, and these shots came from a weekend meet in his last few days in Sydney. Local parts supplier, JDM Yard, hosted the event with a little help from JDM Style Tuning and THE-LOWDOWN.com. Despite the cold temperature and bitter wind, the sun was shining and a huge crowd of quality cars turned up.
Jun 30, 2011
Photography by Orlando Echeverria for Canibeat.com
Some of you might remember our friend Orlando’s last rig shot of Zane Miller’s 2.5RS, well last week he dusted off his rig and went back to Miller MotorSports Track in Tooele, UT to shoot the Miller’s GT40! Of course this isn’t just any old GT40, it happens to be the Heritage livery edition which commemorates Ford’s 1968 and 1969 in the the JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil-sponsored Le Mans-winning Ford GT racer!
As a photographer myself and someone who enjoys doing rig work, I always enjoy Orlando’s rig shots and this has to be one of my new favorites! Check out his site where you can find some behind the scenes shots and more of his amazing work!
Jun 28, 2011
Photography & Words by John Zhang for Canibeat.com
Everyone would agree that it’s always better late than never right? Yes, that’s right, we did attend Wekfest Los Angeles in Long Beach, however, due to time constraints and scheduling, all the photographers that attended were not able to get their coverage out until now. This will be part one of what’s to come in the near future. Anyway, just like Wekfest San Francisco this year, the turn out was huge and the quality of cars was amazing. So enough with the text, we’ll let the photos do the talking.
Jun 24, 2011
Photography by Jeffery Chin
Canibeat started with just a few friends who shared a passion for cars and quality photography. Just like many of you, we spent our free time surfing forums and checking out our favorite photographers on Flickr. Although we have grown away from our days of posting random finds and moved more towards exclusive features from our great team of exclusive Canibeat photographers, we will always have a place to showcase photos and videos from other up and coming photographers and videographers! With that said it has been a while since I have posted one of my “Random Pic(k)’s” so in the middle of working on some new features I wanted to showcase some work from Jeffrey Chin, a talented young photographer from Alberta, Canada.
Jun 16, 2011
Photography & Words by John Zhang for Canibeat.com
I was generously invited a few weeks ago to the HRE Wheels Open House event. Shooting higher end cars is a rare occurrence for me so I took it as a great opportunity to shoot some nicely modified cars. The turn out was great and the quality of cars was even better. The front, side, and back lots of HRE headquarters were filled with amazing automobile machinery including the inside of the warehouse. Talk about a turnout, I was just amazed throughout the day!
Photo by Julian Morales
What we have here is a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo twin turbo tuned by SP Engineering that’s making 655hp. It’s sporting a fresh set of Work Equips custom built from Japan in 18×8.5 (front) and 19X13 (rear). The photoshoot setup was in house at SP Engineering using a light painting method with an AB B800 modeling light on and barebulb and vagabondII for equitment. Enjoy guys.