Yes, we went to SEMA 2014 this year and yes it was fucking insane!!! We worked our asses off to the point where we didn’t post shit for a week. We literally didn’t even have enough time to go to our own party we threw with Formula D and Super Street. While I’m sure you’re expecting to see car pictures with anything with SEMA in the title, that’s not what this post is going to be about.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the biggest smallest car show you’ve never heard of. The Japanese Classic Car show. While this show obviously doesn’t have a “big” name like Hot Import Nights or Dub what it does have is a loyal following that are 1000 times more die hard than any other car fan.
In our first story on Final Bout we showed you the details and the people that made this event so rad. Now it’s time for the good stuff, the driving.
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that we have bombarded your feed with copious amounts of #FinalBout photos. Sorry about that, it’s just that event was THAT fucking awesome!!!
There are very few car events that just so happen to combine the best of all automotive worlds, thankfully the Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast day is an event that does just that. From muscle cars, to drift cars, to pre-runner trucks it literally has it all. I like to think of it as a mini SEMA. Not only does this event cover everything but some of the best cars of Southern California make it out to this event, further legitimizing the event as whole. Last year marked the first Nitto…read more
Before we get into this post, let me start by explaining the historical significance of this build. When I first broke into the car scene I didn’t know shit about old school builds or any cars pre-1995 one man changed all that for me, and it just so happens that same dude has had the same project car since he was in High School. John Ho’s HachiRoku is the stuff that dreams are made of, this car wasn’t build to be the fastest or most crazy build, it was built…read more
In the car scene there are always “fads” and trends that come and go but one thing is for sure, lowering your car is always the first step to the world of anything car related.
In case you haven’t noticed, the grassroots drifting scene is bigger than it’s ever been. Just look at the sold out events like All Star Bash, Just Drift, Drift Day, and more that have a very small entry fee and the emphasis is more on fun than it is points.
Before I even get into the photos from this past weekend’s epic show in Long Beach I have to say that I’ve never been to a single show that had so many magazine worthy cars all in one place. You could literally do a feature on just about every car there. With that said, there were a TON of magazine cars in attendance so I jumped at the opportunity to get some pics of some of the best cars the west coast has to offer.
Some random images of our day with Scion Racing and Ken Gushi and their shakedown session at Irwindale Speedway before the start of the Formula D season.