Larry's 1970 Nissan Datsun 240Z | Speedhunters
If automotive photography is your cup of tea, you've probably heard of Larry Chen. Notably known for his editorial work at Speedhunters, his photography work speaks for itself. Aside from speed hunting, Larry has also created a monster with his 1970 Nissan Datsun 240Z. Straying away from the norm, he was able to bring his vision to life- his interpretation of the modern day Z
SSWorxs | Modesto, California
Hidden in the outskirts of Northern California's Bay Area, a local speed shop SSWorxs, calls the city of Modesto home. Don't be turned away due the size of the shop- SSworxs produces nothing less than quality. From minor maintenance to full custom fabrication, this shop does it all.
Irving's 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE MKVI | Dapper Barbershop
Everyone has their own style when it comes to anything. Although there is never a wrong way to do something, everyone can always agree on when a build is done with excellence. As the same with barbering, Irv has created his own mark in the craft with his shop Dapper Barbershop in San Jose, CA. His sense of style and art translates to his passion for cars where he builds as clean as his cuts.
5th Annual Shukai Show 2017 | Japantown San Jose
There are only 3 Japantowns remaining in the United States. Luckily for us, we have one right in our backyard in San Jose. Although rather seen as huge car show, Shukai has deeper roots. The idea of Shukai is to provide awareness to Japantown and give the community a way to appreciate the historic site. What's even more special is that the City of San Jose and San Jose Japantown Business Association are in full support of the event. Huge shoutout for Cary, the Wheels N' Meals team, and Headliners for coordinating an awesome event!
Anthony's 2003 Infiniti M45 (Y34) | RAREbreed
The Infiniti M45 or Y34 amongst enthusiasts is the luxury model from Infiniti. The Y34 is a land yacht- the sheer size and length of this car is backed up by the 4.5L V8 to create the ultimate luxury machine. Adding flavor to the already tasteful platform was a no brainer- the end product is what you see today.
Shaun's 2011 Hyundai Genesis Prada | PURE VIP
Shaun from PURE VIP took his build in a direction that no one else would dare. Being a non traditional platform to modify, this Hyundai built the way it is, is a real neck breaker. Equipped with an eye catching paint job, insanely wide fenders, and negative double digit wheel offsets, Shaun sought to build the best VIP style car with the most non traditional platform.
Black VIP West | VIP Style Show
Luxury cars, rare body kits, and aggressive wheels are all signs of one thing- VIP Style Cars. This form of styling originated in Japan and as you can probably guess, also where the demon camber trend has its roots. The Black VIP recently just hosted an all VIP car show, and we were lucky enough to be in the area to capture what went down.
Chris's 2014 Infiniti Q50 | PURE VIP
Every new platform that gets introduced to the market all have one thing in common- scarce to none aftermarket support. Although one could simply wait for the industry to catch up, others turn to custom fabrication. Chris Cu is the latter. Coming from a Nissan 370Z, Chris knew exactly what he wanted to achieve with his Q50- and exactly how to do it.
Kevin's 2011 Audi Q5 | World's Lowest Q5
When the thought of modifying cars comes to mind, the usual "sport car" comes to mind- the typical coupe or sedan that is deemed "sporty". What does not come to mind is modifying a SUV. With zero to none aftermarket support, modifying the Audi Q5 to taste is a daunting task. However, with the right mindset and skill, Kevin was able to create this frame banging work of art.
Stancenation Socal 2017 | Anaheim, CA
Stancenation finally landed in Southern California. Now that Japan, Florida, and Texas each have shows, California was long due for one. With quality builds all over the golden state, this was a chance to compete with the best of the best to see who was the King of California builds. Huge shoutout to Elvis and the Stancenation Team for putting on a successful show! Maybe next year there will be one in Northern California!
Spocom SF 2017 | Alameda Point Airstrip
The Spocom tour finally made its way to the Bay Area. Luckily for us, we were able to provide official media coverage for the event. The show took place at the perfect location at the old Naval Base in Alameda, California. It was a huge turnout and a great way to celebrate the end of this year's season. Thanks to the Spocom Team for having us!
Therdee's 1996 Acura NSX | United Imports
The 90's era was full of greatness- especially for the automotive world. Legendary names such as the Skyline, Supra, RX-7, and the NSX were at their prime. In the year 1990, Acura shook the world with it's rendition of a supercar- cue the Acura NSX. With Ferrari in its crosshairs, Acura sought to engineer a performance oriented beast that had better reliability and a lower price point than its counterpart.
Jeff's 1998 Nissan S14 Kouki | S-Chassis
The Nissan 240SX will forever be known as a drift car. Although Nissan probably didn't plan it that way, its legacy lives on sliding through corners. With so many of these cars used in drifting as well as its age, coming across a good condition that hasn't been beaten to the ground is rare. However, when you do across a clean 240, you'll notice that it's more than a drift car.
Jon's 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 Sedan | JDM Legend
There are certain cars in the world that immediately catch your eye. While the most obvious Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren are frequently seen in upscale areas that of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, there are other notable cars that are known to make heads turn. The Nissan Skyline lineup is that car. Aside from being a 100% performance oriented race car, the mere fact of getting one State side is a rare feat. Due to the recent 25th birthday of the R32 and R33 models, more and more Skylines are appearing. But how many R32 Sedans have you seen?
Jimmy's 2009 Lexus IS250 | Kakurabu
The Lexus IS was the first sport-inspired model of the Lexus lineup. With the perfect combination of sport and luxury, it's as if Lexus begged the aftermarket community to take it to another level. While a common car that you see in your local grocery store parking lot, it can be transformed to an eye catching beauty.
Tom's 2007 Aimgain Lexus GS350 | SpeedImage USA
When an individual is looking for a VIP platform, it's safe to say that Lexus is the first on the list. With the ever growing community of Lexus owners, finding a way to stand out from the crowd is tough, but not impossible. With the perfect combination of personal styling, sky's the limit with this platform. For Tom, he got his inspiration from the VIP Gurus of Japan and added his own twist to create what you see here.