WekFest San Francisco
Fort Mason, SF
Photography by Michael Alvarado
Last month an impressive list of vendors and sponsors teamed up with Weksos Industries to bring WesFest SF. One stop on the Wekfest Tour, this location proved to be perfect. Thousands gathered to take a look at top notch cars and snag up cool merchandise from local vendors. It was def one for the record books.
We look forward to the rest of the WekFest Tour as they will be making a stop in our backyard. We are very excited!
For more info please visit WekFest.com and don’t forget to keep checkin back with us for more news and coverage from the tour.
Here are some...
The Legend Behind the Racekor
Photography by Steven Martinez
There are cars and then there are cars. What I mean, simply put is that there are cars that you see on the road and say; “Oh cool.” Then there are cars that you see and the image is branded into your memory banks with a glowing red prod that says WTF!
Flat black, sitting on flat black CCW Classics, staring at you with big bug eyes, just waiting for you to dare it to do something… This is that prod wielding car; a car that defies all tuning styles and themes to truly transcend the aura of a driver… a driver known simply as Manny.
Manny Collazo, one...
Drift These Curves
Photography by Frank Leon
Sometimes my job can be very difficult. Many weekends away from the comfort of my home, stuck in airport terminals, driving crappy rental cars, and eating stale “continental breakfasts”.
Those however are sacrifices that must be made, in return I get to hang in the paddock of many racetracks, see some of the coolest cars, photograph umbrella girls, and occasionally have phone conversations with Playboy models. I know it’s a rough life, but someone has to do it…
Along this journey I happen to come across Denise Bortnak, known in the industry as DenniiB. Dennii is quite the...
Last Chance | Holiday Gift Ideas
From Stocking Stuffers to Neck Breakers
Santa’s helpers want to help you look for some last minute gift ideas for that special enthusiast in your life. Or maybe you’re just looking for some last minute gift ideas for yourself. Well look no further; here are some great gifts for all types of budges that you can still get and put a smile on the special someone or even your own face.
GoPro LCD BacPac
GoPro has a full LCD screen with speaker and volume control that will let you use your GoPro live, play back your videos on location and can frame up shots. Believe me; it’s more helpful than you think. I...
SoS Edition EK
Armando’s EK Sporting SoS Edition CCWs
Photography by Adam Frandsen
I remember the day like it was yesterday. Dan invited the State of Stance staff for a private tour of the CCW facility. After the tour, we proceeded to sit down and discuss a few ideas. One of which was State of Stance edition finishes for the LM wheel series. Two finishes where finalized that day, SoS Florida Teal and SoS Prima Donna.
The SoS Florida Teal was the 1st one we debuted. So it’s a given that I was uber excited to see the finish rolling around on the streets. One of the owners of this limited State of Stance finish is Armando.
Photos by Tony Mo Photography
Simply Clean has to be one of my top 3 favorite events in Florida.
The, location, the people behind it, the attendees, the cars… all great and when rolled into one place, all make for an amazing event.
It truly is one of those events that I feel will become an annual tradition.
Here are some more pics from the event.
Photos by: Austin Carmody
The 3rd annual Simply Clean event took place this past weekend at Route46. Route46 has played host to a basket of automotive events, but none like Simply Clean. As the sun started to crack over the Florida sky, Nik and his staff where already hard at work to ensure that this 3rd annual event was more organized and more streamlined than last year. From everything I heard, his plan was a success.
The event saw a numerous attendance and large support from the automotive community, manufactures and vendors such as Titan Motorsports, CCW, Discount Tire Co., “WE”, State of Stance, ILDS, SSP Vinyl, HighwayStar...
It seems that no matter how many times I see white on white, I always smile. Maybe it’s the bias side of me, since I used to own a white delSol on white wheels; or maybe its the fact that white on white is just timeless and clean. Either way, when I first saw these pics from our friend Ross of ILoveDrivingSlow, I smiled.
Xavier Suarez from Tampa has worked hard to get this Civic Si sitting just how he imagined it should. CCW came through with crisp clean white classics and fully polished lips. Well done Xavier, well...
This car, owned by SoS fan Navith Sokasaim, sits ust right on a crazy wide set of fully polished CCW LM20s. The CCWs are dresse with gold plated ARP bolts and are in 9.5″ & 11″ widths front & rear respectivley. Ground clearance is bearley existnat thanks to BC Racing...
I had the opportunity to cover this event along with Frank and the whole time all I could think about is how uncomfortable wet socks are. Even with soaked socks and wet shoes, the NSCRA staff and the girls from the Jessica Barton Model Lounge put forth a great effort to make the best of a wet situation.
Next time, I’m bringing an extra pair of socks and some swim trunks. I would suggest you all do the...
As most of you know the NSCRA is a South Florida based Sport Compact Drag Racing Sanction hosting all their events in Palm Beach; founded by two ex-racers committed to bringing life back into what once was the heart of our import automotive community. The downfall sometimes to always being in FL is that our summers are known for rainstorms to appear on clear sunny days; drenching everything in its path.
This Saturday at Palm Beach International Raceway was no different; what started out to be a great Saturday at the track, soon tuned into people taking cover in the nearest tent and hoping it didn’t blow away...
Our friend Mike Alvarado aka JDMike of TokenPhoto was kind enough to shoot these pics at a local SCCA event while doing some work on some of the TOP1 diffusers in action.
TOP 1 USA is an an upcoming areo company offering race ready canards, winglets, front, side and rear diffusers for many...
Shortly after the release of our SoS Edition CCW wheel finish. I came acorss this gorgeous AP2 S2000 on S2ki. I’m absolutley in love with the way the teal looks on the white and the fitment is on point.
It was also quite the head-turner at the East Coast Honda Meet this past weekend. I...
It was a hot day with on-track temps reaching a blazing 102 degrees. But that only means one thing; A lot of cars and half naked women!
NSCRA returns to Palm Beach International Raceway for its Round 2 event featuring some of the world’s fastest sport compacts and the debut of the...
The NSCRA has teamed up with State of Stance to bring you Round 2 on May 22nd.
State of Stance will be coordinating and operating the NSCRA Car show, Flawless Expo.
Is your car built Flawless? Then bring it down to PBIR and show it off, there will be high end awards with specialty awards sponsored by State of Stance and CCW.
Gates open: 8am
Tech open: 9am
Qualifying round 1: 10am
Qualifying round 2: 12am
Eliminations round 1: 2pm
Car show registration: 9am
Car show judging: 9am-5pm
Car show presentation: 5:30pm
Live music by DJ Rincon, entertainment by Krush Models, Jessica barton’s Model Lounge
Saturday April 16th the expo hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds opened its doors to one of the first indoor events of the year. Roll in for the event was early, and by the scheduled show start time of 2pm the 88,000 sq/ft venue had filled nicely with everything from Supras to some of the...
Words by Leo Diaz
Photos by JoseSanLuis
Armando contacted us here at SoS regarding the RPM Event that State of Stance and Simply Clean are promting for this upcoming weekend. After some emails back and forth, I cought a glimpse of his GLI and asked him for more pictures… and he delivered. Beautifully shot by JoseSanLuis this prestine GLI shows what its like to be clean in the the dirty south.
Sitting on fully polished CCW LM20s the stance is on point. Clean and polished against the rough and rugged backdrop. Well done...
Here is the final and much anticipated part to the Formula D – Las Vegas series…Part 3 – The Goods / Action Shots. Hope that you enjoy them!
I would like to thank:
Josh S. (HellaCaliJosh)
Geoff Pitts from Thunder Drift in Nor Cal (www.thunderdrift.com)
Andrew Bohan from...
Events | Formula D – Las Vegas :: In The Pits
Words and Photos by: Frank Leon
Although I had a media pass and had access to any location that I could wander into, the great thing about this event is that you didn’t need a special pass to get into the pit area. The layout was awesome,...
JDM Styles | One SUPRA-sized Build
Words by: Leo Diaz
Photos by: FAL Photography & Squeek Studios
As State of Stance continues to grow you will start to see more and more features on the site. These features will range from full race cars with sik track stance all the way to complete street cars with sik hardpark’d stance. Rest assured that we will only bring you features of cars that will make you want to just stare at the pictures over and over again.
This car is one of those cars; sitting right in the middle of the spectrum. Not quite a full race car, but far from a daily driver. This 1997 15th Anniversary Edition Toyota Supra is a...
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....
I came across this S2000 while surfing through the S2k forums and I absolutely fell in love. CCW’s are always a win in my book and this AP pulled of the perfect stance! The custom ordered CCW LM20′s are in brushed gold and in crazy 18×10 & 18×11.5....