Apr 1, 2013
Photography By: David Monzingo
Words By: Danny Rice
Every year, there’s a mad scramble to get your car done before the first show of the year. Sure, you had MONTHS to prepare but it always seems like the week before the show, you are scrambling around, calling parts stores, turning wrenches for hours, freaking out over tracking numbers and generally stressing out about getting your car finalized. All winter you’ve been stockpiling parts for forced induction, calculating offsets, scouring the forums, getting things painted and dreaming of the reveal for the world to see. Whether your plans are secret or you’ve had everyone AND their mom over to help you, nothing compares to rolling that car out of the garage completed and giving it one final wash before you put your hard work (and blown paychecks) on display. Read More
As always, we like to mix things up a little bit and provide our loyal followers with something fresh and exciting to look at or read about. In this week's installment of #PictureMeRollin we bring to you a couple photos from Alex Martinez, a photographer out of Colorado who shot this beautiful 1930 Ford Model A, owned by Andy Crutcher. We hope you enjoy the pics as much as we do! Enjoy your weekend! Read More
Every year, the show season for automotive culture takes place from early spring and well into the summer, with eager enthusiasts and professionals alike prepared to showcase their time, money and effort. As the leaves changes colors and the season come to an end, there is one show that truly marks the closure of another year: the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, also simply known as the SEMA Show. Read More
My experience in the automotive community has taught me, if nothing else, that taste is both completely subjective and often deeply rooted in an owner's psyche. Each of has our own favorite brand, and an idea of what are acceptable modifications within the confines of what we deem appropriate. While there are certainly those that jump ship on occasion, forsaking their last love for new opportunities in power or style, most people know what they love, and love what they know. And in that mindset, Mitchell Donat knew that when he purchased his car, he wanted to go the JDM route, and to build a car for speed. Obviously, things didn't quite work out that way. Read More
As a kid everything in life is always “bigger is better”. Our toys had flashy colors and lights and at car shows it was more of what caught our eye rather than the quality or rarity of the car itself. As we grow older though our tastes change and we start to notice the small things. Custom fabbed pieces, perfectly lined up trim, and small details that set a car above the rest due to the quality of the build not because it looks like a Fast and Furious prop car. Read More
No one can put up a good argument about the awesome aesthetics of classic muscle. The raw lines, their boldness and ability to inspire and intimidate are second to no other form of vehicle. Unfortunately, anyone who has ever owned a classic will tell you that what’s made up in substance and raw power is usually lost in reliability and comfort. Just as there is no substitute for true muscle, there is no substitute for modern technology and comfort. As we found out during our close inspection with the Stevens & Brennan Automotive Mustang, there is no reason why we can’t have the best of both worlds. Read More
When you go to the carnival or fair as a little tyke, you walk into the entrance, and as you pass the gate you become over-welmed with the pure craziness going on; well Sema has become a car enthusiast's dream carnival. As Matt and I walked into the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we saw rows upon rows of cars, trucks and everything to make them perform even better than they did off the assembly line. The 2011 Sema was Matt and I's first, and words cannot describe how huge Sema truly is. Read More
Normally you see a multitude of imports not only on Canibeat, but on pretty much every site you come across these days. No matter where in the globe the chassis calls home, they rarely wear a badge from the states. Philip’s Mustang Cobra isn’t your typical pony-car though as it features something that you usually come across in the import world – an air suspension. That set up leaves it in a position that most of the muscle cars rarely see; sitting in the crossfire between the never ending domestic versus import war. Read More
This car show is probably not something that our readers are used to seeing on Canibeat, but I bet most of you can appreciate the quality builds from this event. The West Coast Nationals has been held every Fall in the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA for the last 25 years. There were over 3,500 Hot Rods, Customs & Classic cars in attendance at the fairgrounds. That's more cars than you can see in one day! That is why the event is held over a 3 day period (from August 26t hthrough the 28th) and has kepy people coming back over the years. This was my 3rd time attending this event and I will continue to attend these events because you simply don't see this much quality workmanship at your everyday show these days. I look forward to them every year! If you are in Northern California be sure and check out the next Good Guys show on November 12th and 13th later this year. Read More
Jun 30, 2011
Photography by Orlando Echeverria for Canibeat.com
Some of you might remember our friend Orlando's last rig shot of Zane Miller's 2.5RS, well last week he dusted off his rig and went back to Miller MotorSports Track in Tooele, UT to shoot the Miller's GT40! Of course this isn't just any old GT40, it happens to be the Heritage livery edition which commemorates Ford's 1968 and 1969 in the the JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil-sponsored Le Mans-winning Ford GT racer!
As a photographer myself and someone who enjoys doing rig work, I always enjoy Orlando's rig shots and this has to be one of my new favorites! Check out his site where you can find some behind the scenes shots and more of his amazing work!