For some, we are raised to eat, sleep and breathe a select manufacture. Usually a father, relative or family friend raise us with this, mashing our heads full of knowledge and breaking down each generation. For Al Ramiscal, it was all about Toyotas from the young age of four when he began to spend time with his uncle who was infected with a love for 72-74 Corollas aka Mangos. From this moment on, Al too would be entranced with the Corolla chassis back in its glory days before its demise to the bland economic sedan it is today.
Another Level is one of the biggest shows in the Midwest (and outgrowing itself every year). Not only a car show, it is and always has been an event that dedicates the proceeds of the show to charitable foundations. Each year since its inception in 2008 the group works together and choose two charities to donate to. This year Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue and Northern Illinois Food Bank are the benefiting charities.
Any car enthusiast knows that when it comes to vintage cars, no matter their country of origin, that California is home to some of the cleanest and most quality builds out there. In a region that a vintage car laughs at the idea of a harsh winter, these relics are in a safe haven to be preserved and enjoyed on a frequent basis. On August 10th, Kevin Chow made it out to the Vintage Auto Salon for Canibeat and as always found some beautiful examples of Vintage JDM chassis. Make sure to sit back, relax and absorb these stunning rarities of years past.
Doesn’t get better then this – Sunday, cars, food & a newly opened Illest store. The day was filled with chill vibes and good food from the Dogzilla food truck. The meet was hosted by Royal Origin x Illest OC, the turn out was great. Parking was difficult but people managed to find spots. It was a car show held on the streets, and everyone was welcomed. I can’t wait for the next one!
This was the 3rd year that Stancewars held their show at Bellevue Community College’s parking structure. The parking structure has an amazing view of the Seattle Skyline and with perfect weather one couldn’t ask for a better show. This was my first time attending the show and I was thoroughly impressed with the selection of cars that were in attendance. The top floor consisted of some of the vendors and the Top 100, which were cars that were carefully selected by the staff and the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer! The lower levels consisted of general entry cars and there were a huge variety of cars from people all around the PNW. This is not a show to be missed, make sure and check it out next year and enjoy our coverage!
I flew down to LA and spent the weekend with my buddy Matthew Ramos from Panda Feet Productions. It was great getting to chill with some of the Canibeat crew again and checking out the LA area together. Matthew and I double teamed each car with 5Dmk2s and a variety of lenses and tools. We had a great time and can’t wait for the next. Enjoy! – Loren
Coming from Maryland, I don’t have the luxury of attending these kinds of things on a whim. It’s a very expensive planned mini vacation, but once again Weksos Industries delivered. WFLA is held at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. It’s right on the water with a spectacular view the marina and downtown, not to mention some damn good landscaping too! This is why I love this event so much. It’s not just a car show; it’s an experience. The amount of new friendships and people brought together by the WekFest Tour is probably more that anyone could possibly comprehend. Don’t get me wrong – the cars are top notch and I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t my #1 reason for going, but it just never ceases to amaze me how much more WekFest brings to the table. To make a long story short, if you haven’t been to Wekfest, make sure you hit up one of their events near you. With 6 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Japan, Texas, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Its worth the drive (or flight in my case!). Enjoy the pictures!
The Wekfest events are synonymous with quality builds and great vibes. Originally native to Northern California they have since branched out and have been holding Wekfest LA for a few years now. Like the previous year, skies were clear and made for a great day to come out and enjoy the event. Enjoy our massive coverage of this great event.
The Carlisle “Custom Compact” event grew to its height in popularity in the mid-2000′s, when out of control crowds caused management to ship the event out of town. After a few years at different venues, the creators returned the show back to its rightful place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, and the Performance & Style event was born. It’s been a few years since then, and the event seems to grow a bit larger each and every year. While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this show, event managers have reached out to some of the region’s most renowned car builders and lifestyle companies to help keep featured aspects of the event true to the ever-evolving car scene.
As the show season kicks off again this year, we all have our favorite events to look forward to months ahead. On my personal list of favorite shows is Springfest, an annual gathering presented by Virginia Beach’s Sumospeed crew. Every year the event grows larger and larger and the venue stays packed throughout the whole day. Every kind of car is welcome and there is a range of class entries for all kinds to enter. Stanced cars fitted on air and proper wheels were once again the popular favorites but a variety of muscle cars, exotics, and classics were proudly shining in attendance as well. We braved a handful of heavy downpours during the day, but once the sun came back out and dried the rain we got back to enjoying one of the biggest car show spectacles ever seen in Virginia Beach. Hope you guys enjoy the video!