“Executive.” When you hear this word, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a suit and tie or private jets; maybe shiny watches or dress socks? Well if it is, you’re wrong. Regardless of what your parents tell you, or what the school says, or even what Websters defines because Jason’s 2006 GS300 is Executive.
From dusk till dawn Kenny captured the very first car at the airport to the very last and nearly everything in between. Between the soundtrack and the time lapse segments, we think Kenny did an amazing job of capturing the cars, the people, and the overall feel of First Class Fitment 2011!
I hate that minivans have the stigma that they do. While they admittedly won’t win any awards around the track, they are the perfect vehicle for someone looking for serious utility without the drawbacks of larger SUVs. And one only has to look back to the 1970′s to see the awesome styling possibilities with these big wagons. Owner Donald James saw the potential in his 2005 Odyssey and went all out with a classic VIP build, blending traditional Japanese cues with a mostly untouched USDM platform. Read More
Nov 2, 2011
Words By: Dave Tormey
There were planes taking off, helicopters landing, guys wrenching away in their hangars, and it was the perfect fall day for First Class Fitment 2011! Open to all makes and models the Princeton Airport in Princeton, New Jersey was host once again to one of the most diverse gatherings of cars on the East Coast. With no parking spots painted on the ground, and a limited space at the small private airport (which celebrated its 125th Anniversary earlier this year) most would drive by and never think to host such an event at this venue… however that is the beauty of it all! While most events are tailored to one specific make or model, First Class Fitment brings together people from all corners of the car community with one common interest, fitment.
Without further ado we present First Class Fitment 2011!
Oct 25, 2011
Photography By: Quan Duong
Words By: Danny Rice
Lexus has long been a brand known for its lines, curves, and class. The ride is as smooth as a sip from a $200 bottle of bourbon and yet it maintains a certain level of sportiness that puts a pleasurable grin on your face as your foot pushes the gas pedal closer to the floor. From the IS to the GS to the SC, Lexus has seamlessly integrated posh amenities into its elegant interior to match the innovative and beautiful exterior. There are not many cars or brands with such a rich, consistent tradition of excellence both inside and out and that’s why Lexus appeals so much to the VIP crowd and their passion for flashin’…
Oct 25, 2011
Videography By: Daniel Phan aka 4MATIONMEDIA
While we are working on finishing up our photo coverage of First Class Fitment 2011, our friend Daniel Phan aka 4MATIONMEDIA just dropped this dope video covering the entire event from beginning to end! Dan did a great job of capturing the people and just the overall laidback feel of the event! He even snuck in a few short interviews with some members of the CiB team. Check it out and share it… Part 1 of our photo coverage coming tonight!
JD Lazaro of TWreck Films just dropped the first of many video’s covering First Class Fitment 2011, keep an eye out for the official Canibeat video coverage and more over the next few weeks!
As I work through the early morning hours of the night taking care of last minute preparations for First Class Fitment 2011, I remember why I love what we do, it’s not the cars it’s the people. It’s the people we meet and the friendships we make that really keep this scene alive. Last week our community lost Liberty VIP member Brendan Kennedy to a tragic motorcycle accident.
Please follow the jump for more photos, and how you can help out!
The world of VIP is generally reserved for the more seasoned members of the import scene. Not only is the price of entry considerably higher, aftermarket pieces are priced with exclusivity in mind; this genre is the textbook example of the idiom “You’ve got to pay to play.” Rules, however, are meant to be broken, and usually are. Andre Pham started this VIP GS300 when he was 18, an age when most of us were trying to cut 15 year old Civic springs and morph Home Depot garden accessories into aero pieces. The youngest member of Liberty VIP, Andre is self-made man, building his Lexus with a combination of hard work, quality parts, and some generous help from the gents of Liberty. Read More
It’s been a while since the guys at LTBMW put on an event so what better way to end the summer by having one right? Plenty of BMW’s showed up as usual just like any LTBMW meet. It could be considered one of the largest California or even west coast gatherings of BMW’s (the largest being the annual Bimmerfest). This event wasn’t just all about Bimmers though as not only did other Euros show up but there was even a strong showing from the JDM and VIP scenes. It just goes to show that true car enthusiasts can except all kinds of cars and makes. Read More