Sep 25, 2013
Photography By: Sam Ip
Words By: Ethan Watson
This week we bring you Derek Lum’s Mazda RX-8, shot by Sam IP.
Sometimes, it takes more than just buying parts and slapping them on the car to make things work out. More often than not, some unexpected hurdles have to be overcome. For Jose, making things work for his RSX was more than just simply bolting things on, but after some trial and error, Jose’s Acura transformed from a boring base model, to a stunning Type S with attitude. Read More
Sep 20, 2013
Photography By: Christian Williams
Words By: Mike Meszaros
Very few things really get to me anymore. I typically like to kick back and have a good time, especially when I attend a car get together. I have found though, as I get a little older and start to appreciate the work put into a car that one thing really bugs me. When scrolling through a car blog it is easy to see a car that has the set it and forget it rule done; the owner slapped a set of coil overs on the car and threw some wheels on and BOOM! Instant fame, instant feature and plastered all over the internet. Well in this case, Michael Wood has seemingly been overlooked. Canibeat decided that this was not going to happen any long, so without further adieu here is Mr. Wood’s beautiful GTI.
Sep 18, 2013
Photography By: Mark Anthony
Words By: Ethan Watson
This week we bring Mark Arsenal’s RWB Porsche into the spotlight, shot by Mark Anthony.
When it comes to building a car; actually putting some blood, sweat and tears into it, cars like Christine’s 280z really hit home. This Datsun is far beyond a simple drop and some fitted wheels. Can you say “Two and a half years in the making” and “work in progress”? Well, that’s exactly how Christine described this gorgeous piece of automotive legendry. With the Z being over 30 years old, starting from ground zero is an understatement; let’s try 6 feet under.
This week we bring you an awesome couple of shots by Quan Duong of Kevin Parsons’ STI.
Driving a slammed car daily isn’t something that’s done easily. It is a sacrifice that one must accept at a particular point in their car’s life. It could be when you first buy your car and know that it’s going to end up on the ground, or that first time you buy your coilovers, or even the day you just decide you no longer want any functionality left in your car. For Rickyy Bobby it started when he first bought his car, and it’s evident when seeing the history of cars he’s owned. Driving around with Rickyy I witnessed a radically different geography of the streets of Toronto, where a map was obsolete simply because maps do not describe the condition of the roads ahead. Rickyy, however, has a map in his head of which routes he has to take to navigate his car to his destination, or which roads no longer exist to him simply because his static chassis is millimeters from the ground. With harsh conditions all winter and construction happening nonstop during summer to fix the damaged roads this isn’t an easy task.
For some, we are raised to eat, sleep and breathe a select manufacture. Usually a father, relative or family friend raise us with this, mashing our heads full of knowledge and breaking down each generation. For Al Ramiscal, it was all about Toyotas from the young age of four when he began to spend time with his uncle who was infected with a love for 72-74 Corollas aka Mangos. From this moment on, Al too would be entranced with the Corolla chassis back in its glory days before its demise to the bland economic sedan it is today.
Sep 6, 2013
Words By: Dave Tormey
We are happy to announce that pre-registration for First Class Fitment 2013 is now open on the new FirstClassFitment.com! Pre-registration will be open until 9/30/13 and ALL cars that wish to be in the designated show area must pre-register! Whether you plan on showing your car or just coming out to spectate be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page!
Wrong Fitment Crew’s annual meet was held this past Saturday in Oceanside at SAE Motorsports. We had great weather; it was pretty hot but had some cloud coverage made things bearable. I remember back in January of 2010 when I attended the first big WFC meet at Venice Beach and it wasn’t anywhere near as large as it has grown to be today. I really enjoy these events for many reasons but first of all it has to be the people. The WFC is simply a fun group of people, there is no way you can hang out with them and not have fun. I usually find myself catching up with people I haven’t seen since the last SoCal evnt, talking about our latest car mods or about what’s going on with my kids and family. It’s not just about the cars but more about the relationships.