Who started it all, which really broke the mold to make motor performance one of the most addicting things a man or women could do? Who set the stage for an aftermarket industry to produce car parts? Who gave you that long bench seat that you used for other then intended purposes in high school? Well some may argue that it was Honda after the production of the Civic of 1979, but let’s look further back then when our older brother or sister first popped out your mother.
That’s right I’m talking early 60s and 50s, talking about SS Camaro, and matching number GTOS, were talking about those motors that made your heart jump out of your chest when they lopped at the line. Those motors that could mistake a stock car for a massage parlor as each stroke of the pistons and rod sent shock waves through the air that could be felt outside the car.
From North Augusta, SC Scott Weaver brings us a nasty mix with his bagged thumper, a Fully restored Oldsmobile with a bored out 455 breathing on Edelbrock aluminum heads and sitting on clouds with a dual tank Air ride system. What better way to display then to lay frame knowing your sitting on 450 horses of pure American muscle being transferred through a 2speed power glide that’s snapping at a 3.73 ratio dif. The sound that leaves the Flow master tips funneled from the Hooker headers is as graceful as a heavy metal jam but there is some sort of piece that one finds listening to each lope.
Scott tells us that he was fortunate to have come across this car last year after meeting Mick Howard at extreme Auto gallery in Marshall, MO. A big shout out to Howard coming from a small race shop in Wichita, KS for the nice laundry lists for the build of this motor. Scott’s car is a part of history, not because of it being his car but what it stands for what came out the development of car of its time.
The Weekend was JAM packed with Action as Drivers from all over the World took to the track. This past weekend marks the 10th season Formula Drift and Global Time Attack has been hosting their events in Hotlanta.
While the event was going Kyle Mohan and Joon Maeng were more than welcoming letting us hang out with them at their booths. Both of them finish in the Sweet 16 at Road Atlanta. The 2012 Formula Drift Champion Daigo Saito proved why he was the champion taking first place in the Road to the Championship.
Here’s a quick snippet if you missed some of it.
Now onto the Slammed Society show and some sexy ladies
The Slammed Society show put on by Fatlace took place this year after being cancelled last year with a lot of great entries. A huge showing by Insane Stance and Offset represented very well along with other local team like Team Kaizen International, InfinitiATL and Dynasty Car Club and other out of town cars. Although the turn out was great there was some rain and the judging for some categories seemed out of place being that it’s a slammed show. A good time was had by all otherwise seeing the different builds out there and the work being put in.
Photos by Hawaiian Brian and Cereal2k
When I first saw Jeff’s Evo I was completely speechless. This was definitely one of the cleanest and best put together cars I had ever seen.
While trying to write this feature I kept thinking about how much controversy there will be around it. For most people a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a thoroughbred rally star that should be smashing its way up Pikes Peak, not airing out in a parking lot. I used to be of this school of thought, until I saw Jeff’s car.
This car blends function and form perfectly. Yes I said it, perfectly. The custom purple paint changes up the look without being overly flashy. Meanwhile the aggressive Canards and Varis kit add a more aggressive look to the bumper and skirts, while an APR carbon splitter keeps the front down low. Out back an OEM diffuser and shaved trunk round off this car’s beyond aggressive look.
Jeff’s Evo gets low courtesy of K-Sport coilovers with a bag on coil setup, allowing him to air down at shows and meets while letting him avoid all of the nasty dips and bumps on LA roads, which he has to with this car being daily driven. Let that sink in for a second, Jeff drives this every single day all around LA. Not bad right?
This Evo isn’t all show though, with an ETS front mount and AMS turboback exhaust keeping the intake charge cool and making sure the exhaust gas has somewhere to go. A Cobb Accessport ties together all the engine modifications making sure boost and air/fuel ratio stay where they need to be.
Now for the wheels and brake setup. Jeff’s car rolls around on Varrstoen VS3s in 18×10.5 with massive Brembo Stage 1 calipers and drilled rotors peeking out from behind the wheels. Seriously these brakes are huge and fit the car great while continuing the aggressive track-inspired theme.
I didn’t have too much of an opportunity to discuss Jeff’s future plans for this car but definitely pay attention to this build, definitely big things coming.
Why have a Mitsubishi Day?? Because it’s Awesome.
The crowd was filled at the Mitsubishi Dealership in Fairfax, VA with mostly Evo’s which shouldn’t be surprise. The aggressive look plus the power to match just makes for one beautiful ride.
Very rarely if ever do we ever see a modified 4th gen Eclipse but when this black one rolled up our mouths drop. The amount of effort put into this ride built the reputation of the Eclipse it once had.
Please check out more of A.M.T Up Photography here.
With the last set of Rotary’s coming to an end next month we take a look at one that has been UNLEASHED in the streets on Charlotte, NC.
Classy does it. Yeah that’s got to be the best way to describe Lee Vermont. There are those that go all out and still just don’t really meet that mark and then there are those like Lee Vermont that just seem to do it right with the subtle mods that make you drop your jaw.
Another Action Packed ImportAlliance Event down in the books. This year’s ImportAlliance’s second event kicked off in HOTlanta. Continue Reading
When I first met Edward at the beginning of this school year the car was relatively stock, a couple visual mods but nothing to make the car stand out, H&R lowering springs and OEM shocks from his canyon running days on Glendora Mountain Road. After getting to college however he put those days behind him and decided to turn this ordinary sedan into something more. Something mature and refined, and that he definitely did.
Around 11:30 am the city of Centreville, VA was filled with hundreds of modified vehicles. The whole lot was filled and turned out better the previous show with it now being shared the same day of H20i but still being held back because the CPT show was being held. Continue Reading
WELCOME TO ATLANTA!!! This yearly pre-meet before ImportAlliance was held at Mainstream Performance held by SouthrnFresh.
2013 spring import alliance
We take ourselves back to the Philippine Islands this time for Hot Import Nights the most Iconic Import show around the world.
Yesterday night I went out to shoot Tyler’s S4. Despite it being in the mid 30s and my camera not wanting to cooperate because of the cold we still managed to grab some shots of this sick car. Tyler’s S4 is sitting at a functional height with great fitment, which he needs to put down those 400 or so horses to all four tires.
Now last I checked the saying goes “save the best for last” well what better way to introduce the ride of Alex Gallardo, last of the alphabet and first across the line would be the theme of this heart fluttering 350Z.
Hondas, HONDAS EVERYWHERE!!! Honda Day is BACK!!
Welcome to Subic Bay Auto Show. Yes were in the Philippines now thanks to my cousin Maky Meru.