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
Sep 7, 2012
The time finally rolled around, and our group from the Midwest were stoked. We managed to get our WekEast weekend started bright and early with a long train of cars caravanning together from the Chi to the Garden State. Our caravan of cars was so big, from all over Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, that we had to meet in Indiana as our first meeting point. Mind you, this is only group one. We had a second group leaving the next day as well.
Daily driven 300 plus miles a week and still kept fresh? Stephen Burke is doing something right. His 2005 Subaru STI was too good to pass up during our weekend out at Welcome to Atlanta and Import Alliance. The aggressive fitment paired with the flawless body shocked me when I learned this was no garage queen.
Winter in Montreal can be brutal. We’ve been known to brave -30°C (-22°F) temperatures with blistering winds and snow so icy it stings your eyes. This harsh world we live in is a perfect environment to test what Tyler Williams’ bagged 2011 Subaru STi is made of.
2011 has been a dynamic year for our scene. I’d like to think that if 2009 and 2010 were the years that the Stance scene exploded, this past year was its period of maturation. The builds are more complex, the projects are more varied, and each region (whether in the states or around the world) has developed its own unique style. Whether its the over-the-top VIP builds of Japan, the OEM+ Euro builds of the American Northeast, or the unbelievable Hondas of California, each of the major players have reached levels of style that haven’t really been explored in the import scene before. Additionally, as the scene has matured, many have been wise to explore the roots of lowliness in hot rods and rat rods, and even ventured outside our normal comfort zone into domestic pro-touring cars and West Coast low riders. All that to say, 2011 has been a year about promoting inclusion. Stance, it seems, has graduated from the bastard child of the forums, to an accepted (tolerated?) subset of modern automotive culture. It seems that even a seasoned track nut can finally look at a fitted car and admit that it at least looks cool.
On the way to the NW Toy Run I whipped out the cam to snap a couple pics of Abbitt Wilkerson rollin’ down the freeway. He’s on bags now, but still drives around slammed. Enjoy!
Sanford, FL. Saturday, November 5th, 10am. Cars are already lining up outside the parking areas at Route 46 Entertainment District for Simply Clean 3. Last year’s turnout left people parking in the surrounding streets and shopping centers, so everyone knew to get there early this time. My alarm goes off at 9, and I hit the snooze. I wake up a few hours later and don’t get to the show until after 1pm. Apparently, a lot of cars had already come and gone. Despite this, I still had to search the grassy field behind Route 46 for a decent parking spot.
When the organizers of Autocon approached us this year to ask if we’d be able to attend Autocon 2011, we promised we would. Since last year was such a huge success for them and we wanted to contribute to making the show even better. So this year, instead of just promising coverage, we have decided to show. It will be our first official west coast show that we will be attending as a major vendor. How can we forget about our west coast fans let alone resist a good children’s’ charity car event? It’s going to be one exciting event! Are YOU ready? Read More
I’ve been around the car scene for a while now and I can honestly say I’ve never felt more welcomed at a meet than Wrong Fitment Crew’s Summer’s End Meet. It was my first time at a Wrong Fitment Crew meet and it felt as if I had known everyone for years. Granted I do lurk the forums quite a bit, I never knew that a variety of car enthusiasts could get along so well. I guess if you look deeper into the whole reasoning behind the creation of Wrong Fitment Crew, you’d understand. It’s all about the love for, well, wrong fitment. It doesn’t matter what car you drive or the make(s) you prefer, it’s all love and everyone’s welcome. Read More