May 12, 2014
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While shooting Austin Morris’s Ruckus a couple months ago he brought up his Passat project that was in the works. The plans he had in mind sounded extensive and daunting, but after long nights in the garage and some meticulous planning Austin Morris finally revealed his latest creation, and I’ll be honest… I didn’t quite expect this.
Each year as the bitter cold begins to retreat the folks at Grossman Tuning wrap up their plans for their Spring show-season opener, Water by the Bridge. What started as a small get together at their shop in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has become a must-attend for anyone in the MidWest and Southern U.S. The former “Grossman Tuning Show” has seen quite an exponential increase in attendance since its humble beginnings in the back parking lot of their shop.
To wrap up the month of April and kick off the new season on the East Coast Team Summospeed presented the fifth annual Springfest, hosted at a brand new location that really set the tone compared to previous years. This year Springfest laid claim to the Virginia Beach Convention center, which allowed the event to be broken up into an inside and outside portion. The weather that hit Virginia and the surrounding states the night before the show left minor concerns on how it would affect the attendance of participants. Thankfully everyone woke up to a cloudless sky on show day and Springfest 5 ended up being more than proper, providing a DJ, food, an on-site mobile dyno, vendors, and a diverse showcase of cars.
Needless to say Springfest was a great time prior to this year, but now with the new location the event has definitely become the show to attend if you want to start the season off the right way.
Apr 30, 2014
Photography By: Zandro Zafra
Words By: Josh Wilson
Being a vintage car owner myself, builds that pop up involving anything pre-80s always manage to grab my attention. When Cristian first showed me pictures of Ryan’s Datsun I was blown away because for one it was a chassis that you rarely see, but also that this was a car that had been preserved with exquisite precision. The model that spans across your screen is a 1974 Datsun 610 Bluebird-U SSS-E which Ryan and his wife have carefully nurtured back to its showroom condition and have also extensively documented this unique piece of vintage car history.
Apr 28, 2014
Photography By: Hunter Kelley
Words By: Jess Kang
When you have been actively involved in the automotive community for a few years you start to notice a commonality amongst most of the enthusiasts that make this culture. Back in the days of our childhoods we came to know what the definition of a car was thanks to our fathers. Whether it was spending the sun-kissed Saturday afternoons in the garage, fixing up an old Impala, or spending Sunday mornings in local classic car shows on the shoulders of our dads… most of us had our first experience of what we love today with the greatest male figure in our lives. For Nick Pederson those childhood memories didn’t exactly happen like a storybook. Veritably, it wasn’t until his early adulthood that his father began to show Nick the ropes around a car, and those moments were to never be taken for granted.
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.