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Formula D 2014 Round 3: Miami Heat Results Jun03

Formula D 2014 Round...

Press release by: John Pangilinan Long Beach, Calif. – May 31, 2014 – Formula DRIFT entered Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time for Round 3: Miami Heat. Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR takes his second consecutive victory.Round 3:...

GM To Test Real Life Transformer Apr01

GM To Test Real Life Transformer

Does Technology significantly impact our entertainment or has our art finally paved the way for our future? It is an argument that has been talked about for decades. Here at State of Stance we believe that technology is a product of movies. Most of what we’ve come to know as advancements in technology have all been the inspiration of someone’s creative mind for a movie or entertainment program of sorts. It comes as no surprise that General Motors is attempting to create a real life transformer. Using Google’s self-driving platform General Motors hopes to test a prototype replicating “Bumble Bee” from the Transformers franchise....

Red Bull Global Rallycross | 2014 Season Feb07

Red Bull Global Rallycross | 2014 Season

Red Bull Global Rallycross Poised for Breakout 2014 Season Press Release by A Sobel Red Bull Global Rallycross enters the 2014 season, its fourth full year of competition, set for an incredible breakout year. With a radically improved calendar, factory-backed competition, and the introduction of title sponsor Red Bull, the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season will build on three years of solid foundations to produce incredible, high-flying competition. Coming off of a strong 2013 season finale on the Las Vegas Strip, Red Bull Global Rallycross will debut a number of new and exciting venues similar in scope to that event. The 10-race...

Strasse Wheels | 2013 In Review Feb03

Strasse Wheels | 2013 In Review

Strasse Wheels 2013 In Review Here’s a review of a few of 2013’s most popular vehicles showcasing Strasse Wheels with a variety of exotic and high performance projects. Strasse kicked off 2014 with a record start and have plenty of new wheel designs, feature cars and plenty more in store for all of our clients and fans.   ...

Formula Drift | 2014 Tickets on Sale Feb03

Formula Drift | 2014 Tickets on Sale

Formula Drift 2014 Tickets on Sale Words by: John Pangilinan Long Beach, Calif. – January 29, 2014 – Formula DRIFT kicks off the eleventh season of competition beginning with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 4-5. Tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased online via the Formula DRIFT website, www.formuladrift.com “This will be our seventh consecutive year drifting on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “With the new season brings new cars and new drivers to the Series and we are excited to kick off the action in April to another sell out...

Industry Leak | Joey Redmond’s Veloster Oct31

Industry Leak | Joey Redmond’s Veloster

Industry Leak Joey Redmond’s Veloster Photo by Trusted Source     Through a trusted source, we have received, on halloween conveniently enough, a photo of Joey Redmonds Matte Orange Hynudai Veloster SEMA Build. The Photo is as real as real gets and we are excited to see the car up close and personal next week at SEMA. Enjoy the teaser/leak, and hopefully it holds you all over until next weeks reveal.  

Road to SEMA Sep09

Road to SEMA

Road to SEMA Submission Contest     The Road to SEMA Contest is a user submission based contest in which fans enter their vehicles for review by the State of Stance staff. 8 vehicles will be chosen, photographed and featured by State of Stance. Features will be released 1 at a time in the 4 weeks leading up to the SEMA event. We encourage all of our fans to submit their vehicles. Winners will receive a State of Stance Swag Pack and be considered for Show Booth cars for the 2014 season. Submissions will open immediately. See below for contest rules.   Contest Rules  – Submissions can be made immediately to...

Nitto Tire to Sponsor King of the Hammer Feb14

Nitto Tire to Sponsor King of the Hammer

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...

Nurotag 2KXIII | The Series Dec12

Nurotag 2KXIII | The Series

Nurotag 2KXIII The Series Nurotag changed the scene earlier this year with their groundbreaking event style. Prescreening participant vehicles, limiting vehicles to only 100, and their innovative hashtag spectator voting. The success of the show has lead the way for the 2013 Nurotag Series, aka Nurotag 2KXIII. it will be a four event series with stops in Miami, Orlando, Virginia, & Chicago. State of Stance is joining the Nurotag team and will bring you coverage from each and every event. We are extremely excited about this series and can’t wait for the action to...

Staff Spotlight : Nelson Queralta Nov29

Staff Spotlight : Nelson Queralta

Staff Spotllight : Nelson Queralta Eyes of the Beholder   Words by Emil Garcia        Under normal circumstances more than one great thing does not come from a disbandment, however in this case two great things have come to light. Earlier this year we introduced Roly Dee as a new staff photographer and StanceTV producer. Today we have the lucky pleasure of introducing our new Director of Photography, Nelson Queralta. Nelson was once a part of the now extinct Smerk Films, and after all the members went their separate ways he continued to shoot under the NQPhoto Moniker. After landing a job the local Splashlight Studios, he dove head...

Formula D Irwindale | House of Drift ’12 Oct13

Formula D Irwindale | House of Drift ’12

Formula D Round 7 – Irwindale, The House of Drift. State of Stance is on Location to witness the gripping Title Fight. Come over and say hi to our staff in the pit area. If you are unable to attend you can always catch all of the action on Formula D’s Live Stream.

ALMS & Grand-Am Partner Up Sep07

ALMS & Grand-Am Partner Up

ALMS & Grand-Am Partner up A New Championship is Born Words by Emil Garcia Press Release via ALMS / Grand-Am In our beautiful country NASCAR has always reigned supreme. It was a simple concept; Americans did not want any form of racing that did not involve Carbureted Pushrod V8s. That was until 1998 when Don Panoz, Father of the legendary car builder Dan Panoz, Formed the American Le Mans Series. American Le Mans held its inaugural race, the 12 Hour Endurance, right here in Florida at Sebring International Raceway. The Series has come a long way, growing from an eight race calendar to as many as twelve until finally settling on ten....

Exotics & Espresso | Prestige Imports

Exotics & Espressos More than just Foldgers in your cup Photography by Emil Garcia & Nelson Queralta   In extravagant fashion, Prestige Imports the leading Lamborghini and Exotic Car dealer in South Florida, brings us another Exotics & Espresso event. Just like one would expect, an abundance of wealth is showcased for all to drool over. Some of the world’s finest cars driven and displayed like eye candy for enthusiast. We were on hand to snap some of the action along with a peek at Prestige Imports owner Brett David’s personal gold wrapped Aventador.  Enjoy! ...

Formula D Washington | Throwdown ’12 Jul21

Formula D Washington | Throwdown ’12

Formula D Round 5 – Throwndown is in full effect in Monroe, Washington. Many New Changes and Many new faces, this years battle in seattle should be very exciting. Make sure to catch all the action of todays festivies on Formula D’s Livestream

Changes in the Air Jul09

Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air Formula D Musical Chairs? In an interesting turn of events we find FormulaD Driver Joon Maeng without a seat for Seattle. Bergenholtz Racing issued an official statement yesterday afternoon stating they would be parting ways with Joon Maeng. “Effective immediately, Bergenholtz Racing and Joon Maeng have both decided to part ways. “Though we both gave our blood sweat and tears to achieve podiums, we still couldn’t get the formula right. In our quest to win, we realize that change must occur and sometimes that involves tough decisions. It is with great heart-felt regret that this has to happen but I believe it...

A Clean Car is A Happy Car Jun09

A Clean Car is A Happy Car

A Clean Car is A Happy Car Try Car Care Products for Free Shining Monkey car care is so confident that you will be amazed by their products that they want you to try them before you buy them. Risk Free and No Obligation!! Simply select the products you want to try down the list below. Try them out, If you love them, keep them and they will bill you. If you are not amazed by the results just let them know! Send them an email or give them a call and they will arrange for the return… no charge!! You will have 10 days to try them and let them know what you think. It’s that easy!! It is a limited time offer for click here and get...

Staff Spotlight: Roly Dee May14

Staff Spotlight: Rol...

Staff Spotlight: Roly Dee New Kid on the Block Words by Emil Garcia Roly Dee is a local photographer that has made quite a name for himself in the south florida automotive scene. Roly came up by shooting local drift events and cars, his work was noticed by other local photographers and they...

TunerLife Tour | Dallas Mar14

TunerLife Tour | Dallas

TunerLife Tour Dallas The Tour Continues The TunerLife Tour brought to you by UTI, Scion, State of Stance and EventWerks continues on to the next stop: Dallas, TX on April 14th 2012 Only a month away!!! REGISTER NOW!!! Its an ALL FREE event so REGISTER NOW!! Visit TunerLifeTour.com for registration and info. See you...

LowerWider Apparel | Pre-Sale Launch Mar01

LowerWider Apparel | Pre-Sale Launch

LowerWider Apparel | Pre-Sale Launch LowerWider Apparel by State of Stance Yes this is it, the official pre-sale launch of LowerWider Apparel, a clothing line by State of Stance. With high quality soft cotton tees, custom LW logo woven labels on the sleeve and top quality design printing. But get yours now!!! Pre-sale quantities are very limited!!! Visit our shop and get...

Its All In The Details Feb20

Its All In The Details

Its All In The Details Realizing Small Things Make Big Differences Photography by Hector Chacon There are different ways to build a car. You can prepare it to shred through cones at an autocross event, give it the corner balancing and power to weight of a perfect road course car, or throw on several coats of wax and tire shine and take it to every show you can drive (or trailer) it to. Then there is yet another way, however it is a path that is commonly over looked and that is precisely what Karl Izler has done with his MKVI GTI. He built it as VW should have from the factory, using tons of OEM parts and some quality aftermarket bits to...

Illest One Year Feb17

Illest One Year

Illest One Year Illest Celebrates One Year in Los Angeles Photography by Joseph Ginzburg Last month marked the one year anniversary of the Los Angeles Illest Boutiques opening. Over the last few years the Illest Clothing Line has done great things and made great accomplishments. Our very own Joe Ginzburg was there to cover the good times that were had by all that went to celebrate. The event was held in Pasadena, CA and the turn out was large. Amongst the crowd of Illest fans was Walker Wilkerson, Formula Drift driver for the Fatlace S13. Local DJ Resident SERTS spun ’till the we hours. ...

The Irwindale Flag at Half Mast Feb15

The Irwindale Flag at Half Mast

The Irwindale Flag at Half Mast Irwindale Cancels All 2012 Events Irwindale Speedway has been the home to many events for the past 12 years. One of the most recognized of those events being NASCAR, and of course our favorite being Formula Drift. Even our very own Editor-in-chief, Leo Diaz, has memories there; seeing history take place as the very first US D1 event was held there. Throughout the years the track has seen its series of rough patches, however this most recent rough patch has led the track owners to release a press release stating the current cancelation of all major motoring events for the 2012 calendar year. This may come as...

Saying goodbye to Dan Wheldon Oct17

Saying goodbye to Dan Wheldon

As the sun was high in the sky over Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar 300 went green sending out 34 drivers on a 300 mile journey to the checkered flag. Concerns circled throughout the paddocks as drivers debated the high bank of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, yet the race continued, but only to end in dismay. Dan Wheldon (33) was an English born two time Indianapolis 500 winner who was a high spirited, inspiring individual to all who met and knew him. Wheldon started at the back of the pack for the Indy 300 and by the eleventh lap had already made his way up to 24th position and inching closer up the grid when tragedy struck. Two...

Formula D LIVE STREAM Oct08

Formula D LIVE STREA...

We’re here at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA for Formula Drift Round 7. If you couldn’t make it out to this amazing event make sure to watch the live stream...

RECARO gets social Oct06

RECARO gets social

As many of you know, I am a RECARO fan and am even rocking a set in my personal vehicle. So when I got this press release I was very excited to share. It seems RECARO wants to touch base with thier fans and has gone social. They are doing a youtube channel and a facebook fan page…...

Mobil1 and XGames 17 Jun16

Mobil1 and XGames 17

Ever dreamed of being picked up at the airport by Ken Block in his Ford Fiesta Rally Car? Well make that dream into a reality by entering for a chance to win a trip to X Games 17 in the Mobil 1 Extended Performance X Games 17 Sweepstakes. The winner will also receive round trip airfare, five...

R8 Race Patrol! Jun09

R8 Race Patrol!

Regardless of how well the Audi R18 does at this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi will be guaranteed to lead a few laps thanks to its role as safety car provider. Source:...

An Era Ending Apr29

An Era Ending

  Its sad to say but our culture, due to outside factors, is slowing shrinking. A while back ago news of Signal Auto USA closing its doors and heading back to Japan weighed heavy on my heart. I am thankful that I was able to acquire some Signal Auto pieces for my build and will hold on to...

Panty Droppin’ Teaser Apr26

Panty Droppin’ Teaser

How did you spend your Sunday? Maybe you were celebrating Easter with your family? Or just stuffing your face full of peeps! What were we doing you might be wondering? We did a shoot of a “Panty Droppin'” Lexus LS430. Stay tuned for the full feature coming soon! Leo – Producer Chris “Squeek” – Photographer Frank – Equipment/Teaser shot...

RPM Miami Apr14

RPM Miami

RPM Miami – Que pasa USA meets 2F2F It seems as if the idea factory has been closed for some time now. So in the effort to continue to churn out recycled garbage, soap opera giant Telemundo has begun a bilingual series on their youth market sister channel Mun2.   Ok, so you say...

The Official Ferrari Opus Apr06

The Official Ferrari...

  The be all and end all of Ferrari books is here! The Official Ferrari Opus is a comprehensive book of all things Ferrari. Created in association with Kraken Opus, two exorbitantly priced versions include the Enzo Edition at $37,500 USD and the Enzo Diamante Edition at $275,000 USD. The...

State of Stance Goes Mobile Mar03

State of Stance Goes...

In our continuing efforts to make visiting stateofSTANCE.com as enjoyable as possible, we have added a mobile app. Now available for all iPhone, iPad, Droid and BlackBerry smart phones. Just visit our site from your mobile smart phone and add us to your home screen. Save us as SoS.com and...

The New StateofSTANCE.com Mar02

The New StateofSTANC...

Welcome to the new StateofSTANCE.com! Besides having a completely new graphic user interface, we have added and changed a lot of other features of the site. We will continue to add new things and reviving old options that might have been lost with the update. Here’s what’s...

House of Stance; a message from me. Jan18

House of Stance; a m...

Change is a fact of life, sometimes you see it coming and sometimes it smacks you in the face like an airbag. We face it in our work lives, in our personal lives, in our friendships and relationships, and the game is no different. It’s not stagnant, it continues to grow and change. As...

Creating Value, for what its worth… Dec29

Creating Value, for ...

Value… its a funny word. It has weight but is completely variable. So how does one define value? What one person finds valuable, another may not. In essance value is an opinion, a matter of prefernace. So I ask, “Does this blog have value?” In talking with freinds, fans,...

Super Sick Stanced Skyline! Nov17

Super Sick Stanced S...

Found this while rummaging through the internet. It’s not too often you see a 4-door C10 Skyline that looks soo amazing! [via...

Tuck&Poke | The Stance Lawyer Jul23

Tuck&Poke | The...

This is in as a reply to http://www.drivendaily.org/owners/helladumb/ To start off, my car has stretched tires and wheels that don’t fit so that there is no confusion. There are a few things about this post that I would like to address. I despise that people call it hellaflush. Hellaflush...

Tuck&Poke | The Stance Lawyer Jul23

Tuck&Poke |...

This is in as a reply to http://www.drivendaily.org/owners/helladumb/ To start off, my car has stretched tires and wheels that don’t fit so that there is no confusion. There are a few things about this post that I would like to address. I despise that people call it hellaflush. Hellaflush...

stateofSTANCE eStore! Jun19

stateofSTANCE eStore...

The stateofSTANCE eStore is here! We will be adding more merchandise by mid July. So keep checking back as things will start dropping very soon. Here on our Products Page you will be able to get your hands on limited edition production runs of Official SOS merchandise; stickers, clothing,...

SOS Gabe Jun19

SOS Gabe

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to everyone here on stateofSTANCE, my name is Gabe aka SOS_Gabe, and I am one of the SOS staff members and blog contributers. I will be bringing you the best in Japanese style, as well as interesting adventures we may come across. stateofSTANCE...

stateofSTANCE on twitter & facebook Jun16

stateofSTANCE on twi...

For all you social networking junkies, stateofSTANCE is on twitter and facebook. Follow us on twitter: stateofSTANCE on twitter Become our fan on facebook: stateofSTANCE Fan Page You’ll receive updates on blog posts, events, merchandise drops and much more!!! State of Stance Promote...

stateofSTANCE on twitter & facebook Jun16

stateofSTANCE on twi...

For all you social networking junkies, stateofSTANCE is on twitter and facebook. Follow us on twitter: stateofSTANCE on twitter Become our fan on facebook: stateofSTANCE Fan Page You’ll receive updates on blog posts, events, merchandise drops and much more!!! State of Stance Promote...

stateofSTANCE wants to Thank You! Jun01

stateofSTANCE wants ...

Florida, stand up and take a bow!!! With only 2 months lead time, we pulled together and showed that the East Coast can represent! I want to personally thank everyone that came to the event and made it amazing. It hasn’t been 48hours and I see that coverage is already viral on the...

Cars | Four Circles,...

Some say a single picture can speak a thousand words. This one picture does just that. Sergio Ramirez isn’t just part of the State of Stance staff, but he’s an enthusiast and part of the movement. Just one look at his stanced Audi A4 on CCWs and one thousand words come to mind....

Cars | Four Cir...

Some say a single picture can speak a thousand words. This one picture does just that. Sergio Ramirez isn’t just part of the State of Stance staff, but he’s an enthusiast and part of the movement. Just one look at his stanced Audi A4 on CCWs and one thousand words come to mind....

State of STANCE is here! Mar23

State of STANCE is h...

The long awaited and much anticipated State of STANCE is here. Feel free to surf around the site and come back often as we will be updating the site frequently. If you have any comments or questions, drop me a line to Leo@stateofstance.com. Keep our stance low and...