Go To Work
Photography by Nelson Queralta
Words by Emil Garcia
Have you ever been driving through a neighborhood and you see a car that makes you slow down and take a long look? of course you have, its happened to all of us. Rick Alvarez happens to own ”that car”.
Residing in Hialeah, FL, Rick has always been a part of the local scene. From Civics to 240sx’s to S2000′s Rick has dipped his hand in pretty much anything significant over the past couple years. Flash Forward through his line-up of vehicles and we land on his current project, a 1998 Infitini Q45.
Like every other car build, this...
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.
Because Beards Are Awesome
Photography by Nelson Queralta
BeardLife (in case you don’t know) is a blog dedicated to beards, cars, drifting, and culture. As bearded brethren, I have personally been a fan of the blog and movement for several years now. The proprietor, known to friends as BG, is an automotive junkie like the rest of us; spending more time at the track than anywhere else.
Over the years we talked at events and meets and I have always been interested in his drifting projects. Most recently his LS powered FC. While he modestly states that the car is not yet ready or up to his standards, for me it is perfect the...
WORKing It Out
NYPD Roadside Service
Photography by Edward Perez
As a photographer I am always looking to find the next feature. This one came courtesy of New York’s finest. I had recently moved to NY when I spotted Leo Garcia’s Accord pulled over by NYPD.
I pulled along the side of the road and creeped up on the passenger window. While the officer wrote up his ticket, he and I exchanged a few words and business cards.
After some time of communicating he mentioned the car was ready to shoot and we coordinated. So I want to thank the boys in blue for finding this feature for me…...
On any given Sunday you can find me scouring the web in search of something to share with all of you. Sometimes I find an amazing picture, sometimes I find an impressive build, and then sometimes I just find something that reminds me of my friends.
Today is one of those days. This past week...
If I told you I knew of a car that had a license plate reading “TOO SICK”, your first question would almost always be “Well…is it?” Well, yes, it absolutely is, and then some. Peter Dimitrov’s IS250 is a clean and proper demonstration of what can be done with this chassis with some well thought out planning, and hard earned cash. Thats not all though, he moves quick, he’s only owned this car for 6 months and has done work.
Riding static on BC Coilovers and 20x9F and 20x10R +22 Work VS-XX wheels.
Tanabe exhaust with SP2 tips custom fitted, and the GFX rear lip.
Vertex front lip and Vertex...
Words by Leo Diaz
Photos by Henry Z. De Kuyper, Super Street
I have to say that this car really is one of a kind. I met Gabe early this year. He was more than willing to help with State of Stance and within no time was part of our staff. Getting to know him is part of appreciating his car. A graduate of the University of Miami’s engineering program (all about the U!), he has accepted a job as a Design Engineer for Honda Motor Co. in Ohio. Because of this move he has to say goodbye to his beloved purple people eater to get his career started. I will say though, that he did give me a sneak-peek at his next build and believe you me, it will...
Words By: Leo Diaz
Photos By: Raphael Velez
The DC chassis is by far my favorite Integra body of all time. And the 4 door DB has always had a corner of my heart. When I heard that the guys at VelocityShop had to JDM front’ed 4 door DBs, my interest was instantly attained. It turns out that both of these cars go well beyond all the mother land facelifts and laundry list of brand names. Both of these cars boast serious under hood goodness. Both of the two most popular routes for tuning, either boost or K swap, are displayed in these shop cars.
Sporting a K swap, fully polished Work wheels and a tuner’s wish list of parts, Avi...
Just one shot to help your Thursday go by just a little faster.
Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss stares back at you.” If that is so, then this 240 is staring back at me, ’cause I have been staring at this car for hours! Its...