As a videographer, it takes more than the cars in attendance to consider a show/event “good”. Year after year, parking lots and convention centers become bland and repetitive. Without variety, what makes something unique?
Organized at Princeton Airport, First Class Fitment is a breath of fresh air. Multiple lots, garages, landing strips, and grass (underappreciated) give the words “car show” new life. It’s more than one of the last chances to see everyone from across the country I’ve come to know and love, instead it’s a chance to experience something so unique to the point that it’s truly like nothing else.
Now in its 5th year First Class Fitment has become a Fall tradition known for its unique venue, laid back environment, and variety of quality cars! We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Princeton Airport on Saturday, October 18th.
Dec 1, 2013
Another year, another First Class Fitment gone by. We spend an entire year looking forward to a day that seems to go by faster than every other day of the year and this year was no different. Before sunrise to after sunset, the staff works hard at Princeton Airport for arguably one of the most unique, quality events on the show calendar. Sure, we may be a little biased about our own show but we keep trying to raise the bar each and every year and continue to see attendance grow and some of the best vehicles from across the country come through our gates.
I finally had a chance to make it out to Canibeat’s First Class Fitment hosted at Princeton Airport in NJ and I must say I was completely blown away by the superior level of cars that attended. The show hosted some mint condition nostalgic JDM and Euro cars achieving very proper stance, as well as some freshly modified cars laying frame while obtaining immaculate pain jobs paired with very aggressive fitments. All and all the show brought together a great vibe that kept spectators enthused for hours on end. I had an amazing time with the CIB crew and cant wait for 2014! Hope you guys enjoy.
After attending First Class Fitment for the past 3 years, our good friend Dzemo Halilovic aka PhotoDH decided to make a film documenting this years event. It’s not always easy to capture the vibe and atmosphere of an event but with the help of a few friends Dzemo really did an amazing job capturing this years event from beginning to end!
Dzemo said… “The quality of cars, the weather, the atmosphere was all just perfect! Having the Audi TT win “Best of Air” certainty placed the icing on the cake! Special thanks to Stan Furman Production, Kenan Krijestorac and Nick Sarantinos for making it possible!”
When it comes down to it, we all have an unrelenting passion for the automotive scene. Whether it be old American muscle, mid-90’s tuners, or the retro JDM cars that have become so desirable; cars are our passion. Coming from different backgrounds, we all seem to share a similar story. We dip our toes, and suddenly become immersed; spending countless hours of something we always complain about not having enough of. We meet locals at car gatherings, and soon enough, we find ourselves rolling amongst a pack of cars to the most anticipated car show of the season. For Dan and his Polo GTI, the story began with a local group of mates, and what is now know as Establishment | Three.Six.Five.
The end of April is an exciting time for automotive enthusiasts in the Southeast. Builds from winter start to emerge and shows begin to pop up almost every weekend. For some, this last weekend in April may be their first car show ever, while others have been in the game longer than they’ve had a license to drive. Experience has taught us which car shows to not miss because of the quality and which ones to go to just to have a good time. Import Alliance Atlanta and Southrn Fresh’s Welcome to Atlanta pre-meet are perfect examples of when those two factors come together.
Nov 14, 2012
For the third year in a row, our annual First Class Fitment meet at Princeton Airport has been a successful bookend to the East Coast show circuit. The event is organized as an invitational showcase for the best examples of the fitment scene on this side of the Mississippi, and the key draw for this show has always been a concentrated diversity that simply doesn’t exist in other events. First Class Fitment is a manifestation of Canibeat’s commitment to bringing our readers the largest variety of cars in our community crammed into a single day of food, music, friends, and feature-worthy cars
Generally females serve two different roles in the car scene: one being the half-naked girls sprawled across hoods usually with a swarm of guys drooling over them; the other, the girls that are dragged along with the guys that are normally bored out of their minds and have their eyes glued to their phones for entertainment waiting for the pain to stop. Recently though, a third group has started to crop up. These girls spin wrenches and build cars of their own and manage to keep up with all the boys. A prime example of this faction is Enisa Galvea and her MK4 Volkswagen Jetta which do a damn good job of showing that the girls can play too.
Hindsight is always 20/20 and at some point all of us have probably looked back at a decision we have made or a part we have purchased for a current or past car and wondered “What was I thinking?” We live, we learn, and life goes on… While some of us continue to learn by trial and error, others seem to have a vision. After taking ques from from past and present builds, countless hours of research, and sifting through photos they know exactly what they want and what they have to do to achieve the end result before they even start wrenchin’. Or in Jason Marabito’s case, long before he even purchased his new daily driver!