It’s set in stone and there’s no point in sugar coating it–SOWO is dead, and new doors are being unlocked and opened to build the future for the next best euro event/gathering in the South East. We could analyze the factors as to why SOWO’s grave was dug out within the hills of beautiful Helen, Georgia, but instead we’ll eat the accusations, wash ‘em down with the facts, and appreciate the development and execution of an event that has brought thousands of enthusiasts happiness for the last nine years.
It has been a while since we’ve hooked you up with a Wallpaper Wednesday to make your desktops all nice and pretty. Today we present to you Nick Wochok’s static 2013 Honda Fit sport sitting nicely on Rotiform OZT wheels (17×9 +25 all the way around for those wondering). Canibeat photographer Jose Torres, was able to capture these fantastic photographs of this build in the making just for you guys! It’s always the little things that count and this Fit has some really nice mods already. Its S204 Front Lip, Mugen Rear Lip, Custom Side Splitters and Muteki SR48 Neochrome Lug Nuts all mend together very well. This isn’t the last time you will be seeing this Fit on Canibeat, but for now enjoy these desktop wallpapers!
Year after year I have to hand it to the Fresh Meet crew for blasting memorable events. Definitely one of the few events I will actually travel outside of Canada to visit. It’s comical how our American friends react once they hear that I am actually from Toronto, Canada and not from the Tri-state area. The first question they ask me is how long it takes to drive down, and once they hear about magical eight hour drive they raise their eyebrows in awe. The truth is… worthwhile events such as this one are really worth the drive.
My Fresh Meet Spring Bash experience began on Saturday after a long journey through New York and Pennsylvania. I was fortunate enough to have my cousin, Raff, come out with me for this one, which was a good thing as he kept me up from falling asleep behind the wheel. Needless to say we arrived at the hotel that the Fresh Meet crew was staying at, hung out with Rey Pegan, the owner of the event, for a bit, found a local coin op car wash to wash the Lexy after the long journey, then hit the hay. We didn’t get many hours of sleep as we were all up at 4:00am to hit the fairgrounds and prepare for the event. Upon arriving to the the fairgrounds, I setup my car and booth and began detailing. People started to roll in around 8 a.m., and as soon as I saw the long lineup of teams heading in for the event I already knew that it was going to be a massive day.
May 18, 2015
Photography By: Cameron Pickett
Words By: Mike Meszaros, Danny Rice
Have you ever sat back and thought about what YOU liked? If you ever take the time to do so, you may be shocked to realize that everyone outside of your mind has influenced you in one way or another. It’s not a bad thing, really, but it can lead to a lot of stereotypes being developed which can be a bad thing. Consider the word “stance”: now that I’ve said it, stop reading this article and think about how you define term “stance”. Are you done yet? I bet you had the same mental picture as I did: huge wheels, massive camber, and beat fenders. That is the common stereotype we all get from a “stance car” and even as I conducted the interview with Eduardo, the owner of the vehicle before you, my face cringed as he mentioned the very word “stance”. As we continued to talk, however, I really opened my mind and thought about all the right ways a stereotype can and be broken and Eduardo Pineda’s Subaru takes any negativity surrounding the word “stance” and makes the viewer reconsider their own prejudices.
Each year, an automotive event unlike anything else occurs around Lake Worthersee in Austria.
This year, Rotiform reached out to @AccuAir to be a part of something very special: a Prior Design widebody R8 that is themed based off the heralded Boss M1 livery. The R8 is equipped with AccuAir e-Level paired with HP Drivetech air struts built on Bilstein Clubsports and handles just as good as it looks. Rotiform also mounted up a set of custom @Cobraseats with Rotiform logo stitched to give it a personal touch.
To finish it off, Rotiform equipped the R8 with their new CCV’s.
20×9.5 in the front and 20×13 in the rear.
EVOLUTION is coming to San Francisco’s Pier 70 on Saturday, June 13th. Don’t miss the most anticipated and talked about event of the year. Anchoring the largest car show on the west coast will be dozens of vendors, MSTRSTAG Model Lounge, Evrystyle 1-on-1 dance battle, STP LA Graffiti Art Expo and DTF RC drift track and stage entertainment.
Formula Drift Long Beach is where you get to witness all of the hard work and training the drivers and teams have been doing all year long in preparation for the new season. New liveries, new cars, new builds, new everything and it’s very exciting. Aside from all the new happenings going on Long Beach is a fantastic location and track. The track is very tight and very fast, cars are pushing harder and harder on each run getting closer and closer to each and every wall. The fans are right there in the action, with great proximity seating you will practically be covered in rubber by the end of the day. There is always so much to do, even when cars aren’t skidding across the track. One could check out one of the many vendors occupying the paddocks, or even walk to the other side of the track and see all the cars in the Offset Kings Car Show. Fans can also see almost every car in the competition up close and personal. Most teams just park their cars right by their trailers and fans can walk right up to them, check them out, and meet the drivers most of the time. FD Long Beach is one hell of an event to kick off the Formula Drift season.
It’s that time of the year again! Ultimate Dubs, Water By The Bridge and Offset Kings are all behind us and both SOWO and Wekfest LA are right around corner. It’s show season time! Its been a bit since I’ve posted a Web Picks segment but I will try to post them more often this season. As always I hope you enjoy the good variety of styles of cars. If you are a photographer and want us to see your work post it on our Flickr Pool. See you all soon!
Since Canibeat started in 2009, there are always certain shows we make a top priority to cover each year. Water by the Bridge has been on that list for the last few years for us but has been a must-attend show for those in or around the Midwest and southern parts of the country for much longer. It’s so much more than a show, however; it’s a goal and a deadline for people to have their winter projects finished. Winter can be brutal but Water By The Bridge is always a beacon of hope that show season is upon us.
Water by the Bridge, hosted by Grossman Tuning, is held in downtown Louisville at Waterfront Park and is the official opener for the season in this part of the country. We hope you enjoy our coverage this year and stay tuned for more from around the country for 2015!
Offset Kings Long Beach is considered to be the first big car show of the year, and it takes place right in the middle of Formula Drift Long Beach,which is the first Formula Drift event of the year. Offset Kings also happens to be my favorite shows of the year. You get a chance to catch up with everyone and see how builds have dramatically progressed and changed since previous years. This is also where a lot of cars make their public debuts and shake up the car community. The location is great, nestled right up against the water, it makes for amazing weather, and of course being right in the middle of Formula Drift theres always something going on. Needless to say I look forward to this show every year, and this year did not disappoint.