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Aug 21, 2014

Photography By: Louie Maximiano

Words By: Josh Davis

BBG Stateside: Mike Vo’s Lexus GS300

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Most people claim that growing up sucks, and the simple fact that nothing can be done about it can be quite frustrating. Albeit the claims are true, but it’s not bad when you keep your passions within the current instead of letting them fade like a trend. Especially when you have a family and a wife that supports your lifestyle and work it’s that much easier to over come any type of growing pain.

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Aug 2, 2014

Photography By: Ethan Watson

Words By: Ethan Watson

The Hard North: Formula Drift Round Five, Seattle, Washington

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After recently moving from the East Coast to the West I could not resist making it up to Seattle for FD Round Five. Following some haggling and acquiring my first FD media pass, I was incredibly stoked for this particular weekend in Washington.
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Jul 25, 2014

Photography By: Mark Anthony

Words By: Josh Davis

Premeditated Murder: Matt Ayvazian’s Fabulous Lexus LS430UL

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Emotion: the aspect of consciousness that’s affected by what one constantly endures—feelings. Emotion is an amazing aspect of our conscience, and it has a lot of influence on what we do while trekking through our lives. For Matt Ayvazian passion fueled determination, determination influenced execution, and the end result panned out to be one constant emotional state: satisfaction.

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Jul 16, 2014

Photography By: James Baxter

Words By: James Baxter

Bloodstained Ambition: Jose Ramos’ Widebody 350z

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I first spotted Jose’s 350z at Wekfest Long Beach earlier this year and it immediately caught my eye. The uniqueness of the build, the color, and how damn wide it was! I immediately started to follow Jose’s build very closely, admiring each and every detail put into it to make it truly one of a kind. After finding out Jose was a native of Southern California I had to ask him if he would give me the opportunity to shoot his build, and Jose couldn’t have been more humble in accepting.

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Jun 2, 2014

Photography By: James Baxter, Mark Anthony

Words By: James Baxter

WEKFEST LA 2014 (Long Beach, CA): Official Coverage

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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.

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May 19, 2014

Photography By: Ethan Watson, Faiz Rahman

Words By: Ethan Watson

Formula Drift Round 2 : Atlanta

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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.
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Apr 24, 2014

Photography By: Aleksey Royt

Words By: Danny Rice

Beauty in Simplicity: Derek Lum’s Clean & Static Mazda RX-8

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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.

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Mar 7, 2014

Photography By: SPHOTO

Words By: Josh Davis

Exclusive Executive: Justin Dixon’s 2008 K-Break Lexus LS460L

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The VIP movement isn’t something new to us anymore; they’ve definitely solidified their seats within our culture. With that comes the non-stop deliverance of top-tier style, execution, luxury, and groundbreaking modifications that many have turned out to be quite the sucker for, us included.
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Feb 16, 2014

Words By: Cristian Loza

Canibeat: Web Picks #2

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Another Winter 2014 week is in the books and I am back at it again with another version of Web Picks (#2). My primary goal with these segments is to give you guys a good variety in photo style and cars. Just like last week here are my favorite photos from around Flickr and the Internet.

I personally invite any of these talented photographers below to reach out to me and lets work together on some features! Keep up the good work everyone and as always just a friendly reminder to add your work to the Canibeat Flickr Pool. I am toying around with the idea of maybe opening this segment up to guests. If this interests you feel free to reach out as well.

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Jan 23, 2014

Photography By: Winston Jaury

Words By: Morgan Wilson

Baking Soda Armstrong: The White Toyota Aristo from Indonesia

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When it comes to cars it always hits home when someone gives it their all in a build. Whether they live next door, across the coast, or in this case across the globe in Indonesia, every person that allocates their time in order to put together a show-stopping whip deserves a round of applause. Many of us have been in our garages with busted knuckles and greasy wrenches, but not blowing the doors off of the scene we were attempting to when it came to our vehicles.

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