Not too long ago did Dave Perez dream of owning an older Volkswagen with the intention on having something that screamed OEM+, but was also fun to drive on a daily basis. He contacted Mike London and then bought this beauty from him so that he had a gorgeous template to work with. He purchased it recently and unfortunately show season for 2013 has already come and gone, leaving him in the building mindset that fall and wintertime brings. Perez told me that the car had been previously built by Bynum Builds along with help by Mr. London.
Let me keep this short and sweet, if you missed any of the Simply Clean 5 weekend well sorry about your luck! The weekend, yes it is turning into a weekend instead of a day was jam packed full of the cleanest cars from Florida, Georgia, New York, and where ever else people decided to make the journey from. Friday night was the official kick off to the festivities and once again CCW opened their doors and factory to host the Simply Clean 5 “Pre-Meet.” Both inside and out was covered with a ton of clean cars, and regardless if they were rocking CCWs or not everyone was welcome to check out the fun! Factory tours and good times were on all night long and if you were hungry, well a stop by the Taco truck outside would curb your appetite. That’s enough of that check out the pictures!
The original VW Beetle is the great-grandfather of import car culture in America. Just as Honda and Toyota found customers looking for more efficient vehicles in the 1970s, and Nissan’s 240Z won fans that preferred a lower cost option to contemporary European sports coupes, the German’s VW Beetle found foothold in 1950’s America as consumers looked for a cheaper alternative to the pricier domestic competition.
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!”
Oct 23, 2013
Photography By: Jeremy Alan Glover
Words By: Morgan Wilson
Having owned three Volkswagens it’s to no surprise that this will be my favorite write up to date since joining the Canibeat team. There comes a point in every car enthusiast’s life when they have to make the decision on which route they will take in purchasing a car and building it. Some go JDM, some go Euro, some go VIP, some choose a little bit of everything in between. The Volkswagen scene consists of die hard fans that love nothing more than putting their best work out there and making a name for themselves with hours of blood, sweat, and tears in the garage and behind the wrench. The options appear to be endless when constructing a vehicle from square one, but standing out is a task all on its own and if you don’t go above and beyond the call of duty you will be overlooked.
Oct 17, 2013
Words By: Dave Tormey, Cristian Loza
It’s that time of year again and First Class Fitment 2013 is just 2 days away! In order to ensure that things run smoothly the day of the event every show car and Ruckus is assigned a wave number and roll-in time. Show car roll-in will be between the hours of 8:00am – 10:30am. Below is a list of all of the roll in times as well as answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Oct 8, 2013
Words By: Danny Rice, Christian Williams
H2Oi is so much more than a car show and over the years, it has developed more and more facets and dimensions to where it’s hardly even a show anymore; it’s THE social event of the year.
Trends are both made and broken in Ocean City. Like a runway at a Paris Fashion Show, Coastal Highway becomes the stage where the latest and greatest trends and ideas are put on display. As the week progresses, one of your favorite looks or wheels can become one of your least favorite after seeing so many of the same sets of wheels or themes cruising up and down the strip. At the same time, you can develop a love for a look or theme that you never thought of before or didn’t think you’d like until it’s on display in front of you.
From “played” to “revolutionary”, The Strip is a magical place where heroes and villains are made or broken and where trends, wheels, and ideas go to rise in popularity or find their final resting place. This is true for any and all makes and models as you see the Euro and JDM scenes swapping ideas and perfecting them on similar chassis with different badges. It’s not out of the ordinary to see the same set of wheels ten times in one day with ten different finishes.
If there’s one thing H2Oi teaches you, it’s this: keep an open mind, open eyes, and current license, insurance and registration…
I know I’m not alone when I share the belief that cars have brought strangers together and turned them into the best of friends. There’s just something about sharing a passion and lifestyle with people that truly understand. As a community, we dive into this lifestyle and we build so much anticipation to get even more of it. H2Oi is a beautiful, chaotic hub of immersion and anxious anticipation. Created around the Volkswagen/Audi scene and now attracting even more enthusiasts, H2Oi sweeps into Ocean City every year almost overnight and provides us a world of automotive expression. The whole experience at H2Oi is unreal as slammed cars drive by in every direction, every second. The community takes over the city’s streets and we come together in parking lots, hotels, condos, beaches, and restuarants. It’s exciting to be a part of this immersion. Along with the insanity and constant burnouts, we also get a chance to cruise, relax, and enjoy the getaway. The time spent at H2Oi feels so good because we really look forward to it every year. We utilize social media to hype it up and we see everyone on Instagram talking about it. H2Oi is such a popular event because the craziness runs wild in the streets, but the passion and friendship can be felt everywhere. The timeless memories can never be forgotten, and I’m honored I can capture such a unique staple in the automotive world with this video.