Photography by Frank Leon & Michael Alvarado
Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA as the rest of the world knows it. Once again we attended SEMA and much to our surprise there was a resurgence of enthusiasm in the air. The past couple years at SEMA had been good, but it did not have that “WOW” factor, maybe it had something to do with a harsh economy or whatever.
This year there were so many manufacture builds that they overflowed into the outside parking and show areas, and not just slapped together garage builds, we saw a lot of quality built vehicles. There was also a continued growth...
Formula D Irwindale
Release by John Pangilinan
Photography by Emil Garcia
Daigo Saito is Victorious at Round 7: Title Fight and is Crowned the 2012 Formula DRIFT Champion
Long Beach, Calif. – October 13, 2012 – Formula DRIFT returned to Irwindale Speedway for the 2012 season finale. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes the event victory and wins the 2012 Formula DRIFT Championship.
Round 7: Title Fight at Irwindale Speedway showcased drifting in its finest form. For the first time in Formula DRIFT and Irwindale Speedway history the event sold out before the gates opened to the public.
The Scion FRS
Photography by Nelson Queralta
The Scion FRS has a great sports heritage going all the way back to 1965. They took no shortcut to continue that heritage with the release of the rear wheel drive Scion FRS.
We were able to get our hands on one recently equipped with ISS Forged wheels and wasted no time getting it into the studio.
I really do like the lines of the car and the weight and balance truly make this a really fun car to drive.
With a plethora of aftermarket companies already offering parts for the FRS, we are really excited to see what other tuners will build for this year’s SEMA...
12 Hours of Sebring
Endurance in our backyard
Photogrpahy by Emil Garcia
Peugeot, Peugeot. That’s was the shadow that was cast over the Audi Sport team at this year’s American Le Mans season opener. Peugeot has taken the opening win for the previous 2 years and with Peugeots departure from the American Le Mans series this year, Audi was sure to be winner right?
Temperatures holding steady in the mid 80s, Friday’s qualifying sessions sorted the pack. With Audi Sport Team Joest taking 1, 2, and 3 in qualifying it was a safe bet to say that an Audi would cross the finish line on the podium. The LMP1 class battled hard throughout the...
From Puerto Rico with Love
Photography by Andy Ramirez
On thanksgiving, we gave you sneak peek at the Corsa Brother’s ’95 Tercel.
One thing we love seeing on State of Stance is builds that bring people together. This is one of those. Two brothers, Eric and Omar, aka the Corsa Brothers, put some serious brotherly love into this car and it is nothing short of an eye catcher.
A true daily driver, this little Toyo has heart. Attackworks widened the rear fenders to hug the rear fitment just right and some custom suspension trickery ensures that this is the lowest static Tercel on the island.
Due to its daily driver...
When Formula D came to Florida we wanted to go all out seeing as it was on our home turf. We enlisted the help of as much media personnel as John P. would let me. I called my friend Mikey Bajer, a film student, to come shoot a great video for us. Although he has never shot an automotive event before and the last drift event he attended was 7 years ago (Falken Drift Showoff at Homestead) after seeing some of his work I felt as if he was up to the challenge and would produce an amazing video. David Atash and Brian Clementi were also more than ready to run back and forth between the pro cars right before they take off to get some astounding...
Here are some shots from Day 1 (Friday) of Formula Drift Round 2 in Atlanta. Friday was the day for Pro Am Practice, Qualifying and Competition with some Pro practice and Qualifying mixed in. It was great to see all of the Florida drivers out there kicking butt…hell, 10 out of the 16 drivers that qualified in Pro Am and 2 of the 3 winners of the competition were Florida drivers. Really goes to show that Florida is making a name for itself and I can’t wait to see what happens next round on our own turf. See you at Palm Beach International Raceway guys!
(Click images or check out the gallery for better quality. For some reason the...
This entire royal wedding buzz has me going crazy. Royalty this, royalty that, but what is royalty if you are not rolling around in true VIP fashion?
This stunning build by Nax Whitmore is the answer. This is VIP! This is royalty! This is how I’d roll if the world was looking at me.
We arrived at the shoot and set up, then Nax told me he was going to air down the car. I was like what? I though he was already aired out… Then he procedded to say, “but just a little cause my lip touches the floor if I go all the way down…” SIK!
No stone has been unturned on this most gorgeous peice of art.
State of Stance Presents: Tandemonium
Hosted by Drift Sessions
We took a few Hero HDs that GoPro provided us at SEMA to Drift Session’s Tandemonium on December 5th to really test them out. This was our first attempt at using the GoPros to film an actual automotive event and it...
At the Geneva Auto Show Subaru displayed their new sports car that shares the same chasis as the Toyota FT-86.
Although announced as a “rear-wheel-drive sports car” many rumors say that it will be All-Wheel-Drive (following suit with all other Subarus) and the rumor fires up...
Words by: Leo Diaz
Photos by: Frank Leon
Some of the State of Stance staff was on hand to help Jackie Ling and Preston Li of Urbanracer.com put together the opening event of the Scion tCruise. Mike Kennedy and Sue Swanson of Toyota’s Scion division conceived this tCruise Tour to...
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...
We are less than 3 days from the event and things are looking crazy!
If you pre-registered, please read the email you received with parking information very carefully. It has all the information you need to know regarding arrival time and parking.
As many of you are already aware, we have a...