After being started as a small shop get together in 2005 by Grossman Tuning, Water by the Bridge 2009 marked the progress of the event as a whole. Wanting the show to be a place for Euro enthusiasts of all types, Grossman started to set up the show. After getting approval for one of the sickest places around, Water by the Bridge was set to be held at the gorgeous Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky. Each year, more people came. In 2012, about 200-250 cars showed up, but that’s nothing close to what 2013 had to offer. Apparently word had gotten out; Water by the Bridge was the place to be in 2013.
It’s a subtle, yet distinguished platform. The BMW M5 is a refined gentleman’s car with a flare of exuberance and vigor. My long time friend Kirill knows these qualities oh so well, and he has managed to take the M5 to a crazier level. Sporting a fresh matte silver wrap, the M5′s presence is overwhelming and profund. The car fits 20×11 and 20×12 DPE CS5 wheels while dropped on H&R springs. The V10′s scream is amplified beautifully with the addition of the Tubi exhaust and RPI intake. With the carbon accents, dark wheel faces, and body color that reminds you of a beckoning storm, Kirill’s M5 is sinister and threatening. The finesse of the luxury and class still remain, however, and this car is an artisitc fusion of grim, obnoxious force and tasteful, aesthetic elegance. Kirill has named this machine Emma, and she is an exquisite machine.
Southern Worthersee is one of those truly magnificent times we think about all year long. Even after the show’s over and we start the trip back home, we immediately get excited for the next year’s event. Sowo stands alone and unique among all the other shows. Helen, Georgia, a scenic, captivating Bavarian inspired small town graciously hosts the weekend’s event and welcomes Volkswagen, Audi, and many other car enthusiasts from all over the states. I prepared for the trip down south from Virginia Beach with a convoy of friends and set out to film this spectacular show.
It’s official, Southern Worthersee now rivals H20 International for the best Volkswagen/Audi show on the east coast. 2013 was noticeably larger than any previous year. There were more people, cars, burnouts, and cops than ever before. Thankfully Helen, Georgia still welcomes the stance crowd with open arms. The level of craftsmanship and style was, as always, unbelievable. The amount of money, time, and effort put into these cars is staggering. In addition, it never ceases to amaze me how far people come for this show. Some of the license plates this weekend included Utah, Toranto, and Mexico. They make our humble trip from Philly seem like a breeze. I had a blast providing this coverage and I hope you all enjoy! Hope you enjoy the video.
As the show season kicks off again this year, we all have our favorite events to look forward to months ahead. On my personal list of favorite shows is Springfest, an annual gathering presented by Virginia Beach’s Sumospeed crew. Every year the event grows larger and larger and the venue stays packed throughout the whole day. Every kind of car is welcome and there is a range of class entries for all kinds to enter. Stanced cars fitted on air and proper wheels were once again the popular favorites but a variety of muscle cars, exotics, and classics were proudly shining in attendance as well. We braved a handful of heavy downpours during the day, but once the sun came back out and dried the rain we got back to enjoying one of the biggest car show spectacles ever seen in Virginia Beach. Hope you guys enjoy the video!
I took a drive up to Golden Gardens (Seattle, WA) with Fellow Canibeat Photographer Ignatius McCarthy a few weeks ago for this meet which was put on by Mike Tolliver @ Stancewars and NW-Built. The meet accommodated 3,000 people and hundreds of cars. Here is just a slice of what went on. Enjoy guys!
Wow! There have been a lot of quality builds that have been spawning out of Hawaii as of late and this 2010 Genesis 3.8L is no exception. This beauty belonging to Jon Macapagal and was previously featured on Canibeat prior to him obtaining this rare set of Gram lights you see here with CRAZY specs (19×9 -10 f & 19×10 -20 rear). The previous feature was shot by our own Anthony Lezada when Jon still lived in California, prior to being stationed in Hawaii. Check it out here.
Awesome rides and a great turnout on a beautiful day in Hawaii was certainly a dream come true. First was our exclusive coverage of Wekfest Hawaii 2013, and now to further enhance your experience of the event and add to our coverage we bring you the official video. Put together by the creative team at Project-Definition this video showcases some of the hottest rides in our coverage. Check it out to get a better feel for what the Hawaii scene brings to the world. Enjoy this Canibeat Hawaii video feature!
This year at Canibeat, we really want to bring you guys more content from our friends overseas. CrispyClean hails from Bangkok, Thailand and show us what they have to offer from their side of the world. Like every crew, they came from humble beginnings as a group of friends who love cars and enjoy customizing them. They started getting known around their scene for giving their cars distinctive personalities and developing one of a kind cars.
A ‘Wild Card’ feature for Performance VW Magazine – This one-off feature looks at a group of PVW regulars, that ventured across to Porsche ownership. PVW Magazine got over their insane levels of jealousy and decided to get together 10 of them and find out what it is about Porsches that people are going crazy for.