FDLB | The Energy
Beyond the Track
Photography by Frank Leon
For those of you that don’t get so excited by the smell of burning rubber and the symphony of highly tuned engines chasing each other, Formula D has something for you too. Fatlace hosts a car show, Slammed Society, at each of the Formula D series events. Plus there are venders and manufactures lining the inner sections of the tracks with smiling models to greet you and tell you all about their products.
So make sure you come out to the next event and enjoy a little bit of everything.
Small World, Big Build
Photography and words by Nelson Queralta
My photographic collaborations here at State of Stance usually come as assignments. When shooting a feature I initially see the car, then start to get an idea on where I want to shoot it. At the same time I get in contact with the owner, which most of the time I end up meeting for the first time the day of the shoot. Car owners are awesome; they’re always willing to help so the shoot goes smoothly, whether it’s driving to a remote location or moving the car around multiple times to get the right angle. Knowing this, I always plan everything out before so I can be the...
Formula D | Long Back 2013
Another Season Begins
Photography by Nelson Queralta
Another year of Formula D is here. As the qualifying rounds started, there were a few changes for the 2013 season. For starters, all drivers got two runs to make qualifying. The first run was your qualifying run. However, if a driver did not make the Top 16, they were given a second run to make the Top 32.
There were some surprises though as Nate Hamilton and Corey Hosford did not make qualifying. In addition Walker Wilkerson did not pass tech.
There was some excitement in qualifying as Justin Pawlak had a bad wreck. The car was repaired and he did make Top...
Passing the Passion to the Future
Planting the Seed Now for a Future Scene
Photography by Rolando Diaz
The one thing that bothers me the most about our scene today is the division. It seems like only a few years ago when we started State of Stance, we tried our best to break down all the walls and represent a global automotive culture. One in which everyone’s individual state of stance was appreciated. Where hardparked stance cars and track stance cars park side by side, where JDM elitist and Muscle car guys share tuning tips.
Still, years later, we still seeing these dividing walls amongst our culture. Yet there is still hope. Ron Hughes...
Audi Sweeps at Sebring
Corvette wins for first time in 12 Hours since 2009
Photography by Emil Garcia and Rolando Diaz
Words by ALMS PR
SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2013) – Audi Sport extended its remarkable run at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis won the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida in their No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro – the first hybrid car to win at Sebring and in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Treluyer drove a storming final two stints. He took fuel with 20 minutes left but maintained his lead over teammate Tom...
Driver Project: Corey Hosford
Behind the KSport 350Z
Videogrpahy by RolyDee
Drivers, they are more than the pilot of a four wheeled rocket-ship. One of our favorite drivers is Corey Hosford of KSport. Corey standing a shadowing 6’3” tall is “The Boss” as his teammates like to call him. He entered the world of pro-amateur drifting for the first time earlier last year and shocked the drift community as he quickly made his way to the podium. He earned three podium finishes out of only 5 events.
Residing in Gilbert, AZ he is quite the local hero and friend to many. When he’s not sliding the KSport 350Z in the Formula D Professional...
Videography by Cinemotive
Prestige Imports was kind enough to give us some personal time with the Pagani Huayra, of which we released a feature and a video some time ago. Cinemotive was also on hand to grab some one-on-one with this gorgeous machine and once again produced a gem....
Old School Swag
Down South E30
Photography by Nelson Queralta
Words by Emil Garcia
Every now and the phone rings and on the other end is a request that we cannot turn down. This was the case with Guillermo Rodriguez’s 1991 BMW 325i , after hearing that the car was complete we headed over to make sure we got first crack at it.
Guillermo has been a part of the local drift scene since his days with his original E30 and S.N.S Gang. As usual life happened and people went on to do their separate things. Guillermo however never lost the urge to build, after finishing a Subaru build with his father, he took to a new E30.
In the eyes of the...
A Happy Case of the Blues
Videography by Rolando Diaz
Most of you have already seen our original feature and our follow up feature of Jorge Alvarez’s Honda Accord that just keeps getting better and better each time we see it. So if you love the car, here is a video tribute to his...
Godzilla’s Dark Side
Strasse Forged GT-R
Photography by Raymond Niece
Words by Leo Diaz
Godzilla, in direct translation means “Giant Monster”. To most, the word conjures up images of the world wide pop culture creature first seen emerging on Japan’s coast in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s 1954’s film self-titled Godzilla. To other is can only mean one thing; the giant monster of the automotive scene, the Nissan Skyline GT-R.
This dark horse you see here is a meaner version of the arch nemesis of Mothra. It is a twisted version of Nissan’s flagship performance vehicle. While Nissan exported the Japan-only built car mainly to Hong...
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
Grand-Am Gives the Green Light for 2013
Photography by Emil Garcia
Words By Leo Diaz
Another automotive year commences with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. This year 50,000 spectators flooded the speedway stands and campgrounds to witness Juan Pablo Montoya and his No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates – BMW Riley bring home a triumph in the 2013 Grand-Am opener.
This was the 51st Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. For Ganassi Racing, it is the team’s fifth victory in the 24 hour event, and fifth in the last eight years; adding another Gold...
Bulls on Parade
Video by LouLaVie TV
Most of you saw our post on the Miami debut of the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. Click here to see the article. Our good friends at IntoMota were on hand and shot this video of the fun day with...
Mile High M3
Strasse Forged M3
Words by Emil Garcia
Photography by Chris Carrillo
We here at SoS are all about working with locals. We share a town and a passion, why not help each other to reach common goals? The guys over at Strasse Forged contacted us with a feature that we could not pass up on showing to all of our loyal readers.
The beauty shown here is a 2013 BMW M3, it wears Strasse Forged’s R10 (F:19×9/R:19×10). The wheels have Titanium brushed centers, with fully polished lips.
Do not let the nice stance fool you, This “beemer” is outfitted with almost every Active Autowerks bolt on you can think of....
Nitto Tire to Sponsor King of the Hammer
The Toughest 4×4 Race in SoCal
Words by Sinan Kanatsiz
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. Returns for Second Consecutive Year
for King of the Hammers Off-Road Challenge
and Sponsor of Six Teams Vying for 4×4 Championship
Cypress, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2013 – Nitto Tire returns again this year as Presenting Sponsor and sponsor of six topnotch off-road racing teams for the grueling seventh running of the Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire on Fri., Feb. 8, 2013. The tough 4×4 race will be the culmination of this years week-long event billed as the most impressive to date...
Photography by Jerome Rens
Words by Sergio Ramirez
If I had to sit down and count the number of people I would trust with certain aspects of my life, I would have a very short list of people, and believe it or not, it would be an even smaller list if I was to think of those I’d trust with putting their hands on my car. My car is an expression of who I am, what I am capable of, and my vision/taste.
I’ve had an ongoing friendship with Albert Alonso, owner of Art99erformance in Spain, and let me tell you, if there was one person I would have 100% certainty would do quality work on my car, it would be...
See you There!
Video released by Vossen Wheels
Nurotag rolls in to the Miami Marlins Park (Center Field Garage) on February 23rd with the kickoff of the NRTG2KXIII series. Along with the revolutionary car show, NRTG2KXIII will showcase the nurotag lifestyle through a variety of additional exhibits. nurotag will host an art exhibit by four up-and-coming artists accompanied by a variety of hand-picked local DJs, the nurotag “@tag” car will be on display and attendees are invited to experience the nurotag lounge presented by Red Bull, Vossen Wheels, Klutch Republic and IntoMota, along with other vendor showcases.
USP Festival of Power | Feb 16
4th Annual GTG Event
USP Motorsports will be hosting their 4th Annual GTG Event on February 16th. The event starts at 10Am and is for all Euro make vehicles. There will be prizes for Best of Show and a Dyno Shootout.
As in the past, there will be raffles and giveaways going on throughout the event. Don’t forget to bring your appetite as there will also be BBQ for all that attend.
Don’t miss this year’s event!
Below is the flyer with all the info you need to...
Aventador LP700-4 Takes Miami
Lamborghini Debuts Roadster with Bull Parade
Photography By Emil Garcia
There are some cities that are meant for open top cars. Miami is one of those cities, so it was of no surprise when Automobili Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann decided to unveil the latest and greatest Aventador LP700-4 Roadster on the streets of Miami.
This open top version of the already mind blowing coupe’ is as sexy as cars can come. Powered by a 6.5L V12, it puts down a heart stopping 700HP. The roadster has a top speed of 217MPH which was evident in the airport runs.
Airport run? Yes, after parading 50 Bulls through the streets...
Exotics & Espressos
Prestige Imports Monthly Brunch
Photography & Words by Emil Garcia
Prestige Imports hosted their monthly Exotics & Espressos event this past Saturday and regardless of the weather the event went on without a hitch. The gloomy day did not discourage people from coming out to admire this month’s selection of exotics at the Epicure market.
As usual the gold Aventador was in attendance and as always it garnered most of the attention. A crowd gathered as the exotics were pulled into the parking lot, playing a symphony of cylinders.
Prestige Imports also debuted PROJECT:S8, Brett David’s personal car...