About a year ago I met David and Yogi at the StanceWars car show in Bellevue, WA. After including their Benz in my StanceWars 2012 video, they came to me asking to feature their car in a video to show friends and sponsors. Later that year we met up in a warehouse a friend of mine owns and began shooting with the available light. For months the content sat unedited until I finally sat down and figured it had been long enough. I’m glad to show off David and Yogi’s sweet ride, and hope to be doing more features in the future!
Honda’s these days are a dime a dozen. Yet the differences, and availabilities (or lack thereof) in the States, has left many owners with a few options; if a certain model wasn’t offered in the country, they could either import one, or transform an existing trim level and bring it up to the desired specs. In Teddy’s case, the latter was chosen. With a passion for Honda and their vast array of interchangeable parts, it wasn’t long before Teddy’s Civic began to take shape. With it’s fair share of rare parts and a 1.8L pushing just over 220whp, Teddy explains to us that at this phase in the car’s build, he couldn’t be any happier.
The BMW 2002 is elementary yet stunning, a design that breathed life back into the struggling Bavarian Automaker which eventually led to ever-popular 3 Series. It’s a chassis that has also granted freedom to the car enthusiast that have owned them for over four decades. Concourse, Motorsports and even the Stance communities have become fond of this surprisingly nimble and stimulating chassis when choosing a project for their next build no matter its eventual purpose.
I finally had a chance to make it out to Canibeat’s First Class Fitment hosted at Princeton Airport in NJ and I must say I was completely blown away by the superior level of cars that attended. The show hosted some mint condition nostalgic JDM and Euro cars achieving very proper stance, as well as some freshly modified cars laying frame while obtaining immaculate pain jobs paired with very aggressive fitments. All and all the show brought together a great vibe that kept spectators enthused for hours on end. I had an amazing time with the CIB crew and cant wait for 2014! Hope you guys enjoy.
After attending First Class Fitment for the past 3 years, our good friend Dzemo Halilovic aka PhotoDH decided to make a film documenting this years event. It’s not always easy to capture the vibe and atmosphere of an event but with the help of a few friends Dzemo really did an amazing job capturing this years event from beginning to end!
Dzemo said… “The quality of cars, the weather, the atmosphere was all just perfect! Having the Audi TT win “Best of Air” certainty placed the icing on the cake! Special thanks to Stan Furman Production, Kenan Krijestorac and Nick Sarantinos for making it possible!”
I know I’m not alone when I share the belief that cars have brought strangers together and turned them into the best of friends. There’s just something about sharing a passion and lifestyle with people that truly understand. As a community, we dive into this lifestyle and we build so much anticipation to get even more of it. H2Oi is a beautiful, chaotic hub of immersion and anxious anticipation. Created around the Volkswagen/Audi scene and now attracting even more enthusiasts, H2Oi sweeps into Ocean City every year almost overnight and provides us a world of automotive expression. The whole experience at H2Oi is unreal as slammed cars drive by in every direction, every second. The community takes over the city’s streets and we come together in parking lots, hotels, condos, beaches, and restuarants. It’s exciting to be a part of this immersion. Along with the insanity and constant burnouts, we also get a chance to cruise, relax, and enjoy the getaway. The time spent at H2Oi feels so good because we really look forward to it every year. We utilize social media to hype it up and we see everyone on Instagram talking about it. H2Oi is such a popular event because the craziness runs wild in the streets, but the passion and friendship can be felt everywhere. The timeless memories can never be forgotten, and I’m honored I can capture such a unique staple in the automotive world with this video.
The level of H2O hype continues to shatter all previous years as each new September rolls around. Along with that hype, comes preparation. All of you who frequent Instagram have witnessed the phenomenon of “#h20prep”. If you were curious enough to search that hash tag in the weeks counting down to h2o this year, you would have seen people literally building cars. Not just swapping wheels or getting last minute coilovers on, but bodywork, interiors, full re-sprays, and shaving bays. This continued all the way up to mere days before departure for Ocean city. The amount of work that people attempted to complete (and in most cases completed), in the weeks before H2O is mind blowing. With that being said, I felt it was only appropriate to start off this year’s video with a tribute to the amount of work all of you performed, with the vision of your completed project making its appearance on Coastal Highway. I had the privilege of arriving on Tuesday and watching the madness unfold as cars poured into Ocean City. I sat in a lawn chair by the 62nd street Bridge one day late in the week to watch cars arriving. The expressions on people’s faces as they roll onto the strip for the first time is priceless, we all know that feeling. With the Cars and Cameras opening party, air affair, and a hundred other themed meets, there was never a dull moment at H2O. Only 51 more weeks until next year.
Sam Ip and Karl Johnston are at it again and this time, Karl’s S2000 is sporting a fresh new color as well as a new set of shoes. When Karl first looked into switching up the color of his car, the ever-so-famous, Laguna Seca Blue, was on the top of the list. That is, until he saw this beautiful RWB Porsche blue! Karl said, “IF the color is changing, so are the wheels!” And that they did, to a staggered set of Work VS-XX’s; 18″x9.5″ in the front, and 18″x10.5″ in the rear! Sam Ip hooked us up with a beautiful video of Karl’s refreshed S2000 and we couldn’t be more excited, check it out!
Matt’s pride and joy. A lot of time and thought was invested into every little addition made to this elegant MKIII VW Scirocco, especially the bright blue Bentley seats and matching head liner. During the shoot Matt provided some enlightenment by comparing his visualization process for the Scirocco to the construction of a well planned video. Through certain angles the unique lines of the Scirocco become easily admirable. I hope this film provokes you to agree.
Elkhart Lake’s Road America has been named by many one of the best road courses in the United States. This video highlights the American Le Mans Series and our experiences at the track. For all of us, this particular weekend is one of the most anticipated of the year, and it never disappoints. Good conversation amongst friends, the combining roar of both domestic and European machines, and the familiar smell of food on the grill and campfires make for an incredible weekend in Elkhart Lake! Enjoy!