Apr 24, 2014
Photography By: Aleksey Royt
Words By: Danny Rice
In the last few years there has been an emphasis across all of the car scenes to “keep it clean,” which has manifested itself in the form of an OEM+ style of modification. Personally it’s a style I appreciate and attempt to emulate in my own vehicles because it’s how many think the vehicles should have looked from the factory. It’s amazing what a drop, wheels, badge-less grill, some OE Euro or JDM parts, a little bit of body work/shaving, and an interior swap will do for a vehicle. Sure there is a place for lip kits, over fenders, wings and custom fabrication, but something about an OEM+ modified car seems so… pure.
For this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday post, Photographer Ed Whitbeck has shared his recent shoot of Tyler Hayes’ bagged STi. The car is dropped on Airlift Slam Series Struts with Accuair managment. The wheels are a stunning set of Brada BR10s with gold hardware wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 rubber.
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Apr 22, 2014
Photography By: James Baxter
Words By: James Baxter, Josh Davis
This year’s Formula Drift season kicked off with a bang on the streets of Long Beach, California. Returning competitors were looking to start their season off with a podium, and rookies were looking to make their mark. This may be the first stop on the Formula Drift schedule but it is by no means the easiest. The course at Long Beach is tight and unforgiving, one mistake will put you into a wall at high speeds. Personally this is one of my favorite tracks, with loads of close tandems and wall taps the energy and excitement is explosive. This year wasn’t any different — great battles and numerous crashes, among other things, that provided a great taste of what the rest of the 2014 season will bring.
Cristian Loza here again with another installment of Web Picks. Not much more to say this go around other then this has got to be our best variety and quality to far. Back at it again with some badass Web Picks… enjoy! See you guys next weekend in Virginia Beach.
Having the chance to grow up around motorcycles and more specifically Harley-Davidsons, I’ve managed to get the gist of your typical Harley – chrome, flames and HD plastered on every surface. Now I know this doesn’t include every Harley on the roads these days but finding one is kind of like coming across a Honda owned by someone that has seen The Fast and The Furious a few too many times. Everywhere. But every once in a while I manage to stumble upon a Harley that makes me do a double-take, leaves me thinking now that is how a bike should look. Matt Waln’s take on Harley Davidson’s Sportster 883 makes you dream of a world where this would be your typical bike… but then again Matt doesn’t do typical.
Apr 12, 2014
Photography By: Lunchbox PhotoWorks
Words By: Josh Wilson
Finding that model that you become entranced with is a lot like finding your first love; the obsessing, the heavy-petting, and the heartache when you’re apart. For some they take years to find their true love while others are lucky enough to find their automotive match in their early years. Jim Spear found himself in high school when he found his, a ’56 Ford F100, and the clean lines and voluptuous fenders left him pining for one of his own.
South Florida is spoiled. Every time I visit the weather is incredible, the people are in great moods, and there is always something interesting being built. This past trip I came across Alex Bukalo and his impeccable BMW E36 M3.
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday, we bring you David Do’s Mazda RX7 shot by Patrick Lauder.
Apr 9, 2014
Photography By: James Baxter, Benjamin Garcia
Words By: James Baxter
Slammed Society: Offset Kings kicks off the beginning of show season for most in Southern California, and what better way to kick off the show season than a car show combined with Formula Drift. Long Beach, California is the first stop on the Slammed Society schedule along with Formula Drift, and this location has always been a great time through out the years. This is where you get to see all the cars that have undergone huge changes throughout the winter months for the first time, and after walking around the show for a while what better way to take a break than taking a seat and watching a little Formula Drift live.
For many of us of the Millennial generation, our fascination with JDM automobile culture began with Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series for the Sony Playstation. My first exposure to the game was the third installment, and I remember first seeing the red Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex and having no doubt that it would be my starter car, owing much to the unapologetic 80′s styling cues . As we dived deeper in the game, our eyes were opened to dozens of cars whose manufacturers might have been familiar, but only as modes of reliable, safe, vanilla transportation. Our parents, born into the era of the great American muscle car, remembered the Mustang and Camaro as the performance beasts that they were, but many had opted for more reliable Odysseys, Siennas, Accords and Camrys as their daily transportation and kid-haulers. While the Japanese sports cars were far from unknown, their existence did not penetrate into the American consciousness the way that domestic muscle cars and Italian supercars had throughout the 80′s and 90′s. And yet, our culture finds itself in the middle of an explosion of vintage JDM boom. Read More