#OldSmokeyF1 – THE VEGAS SPOTLIGHT

When it comes to the SEMA show, some builds always stand out above the rest, and becoming a social media superstar is something even someone popular can find overwhelming. Every year, I feel as though we always look back through past SEMA show coverage and find builds we missed, wondering, “Where was this located?” Thankfully, […]

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1972 Nissan Skyline to wow the crowds at SEMA.

There is one, sure-fire way to get the crowds to swarm your booth at SEMA, and that’s to make the center-piece one of the legends of the car culture. The Nissan Skyline transcends genres, and is known and respected by everyone in the car community. Enthusiasts old and young know about the Skyline name, and […]

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SEMA 2016 – A Little something for everyone

I’d always heard of SEMA. I’ve seen countless coverage, and had friends talk about SEMA. But I’d never ACTUALLY been to SEMA. It didn’t matter how much I’d heard or seen, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. Officially…..the show doesn’t start until Tuesday; but judging from what I’ve seen so far, I’m guessing prep […]

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THE UNICORN HAS LANDED

Welcome back to another year at SEMA. The automotive melting-pot always brings new, and exciting builds and products for the upcoming season, and sheds some light on what’s hot in the industry. The amount and variety of vehicles on display is staggering, and everything seems more impressive in the metal. With so much shock-value every […]

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SEMA 2016 – CATUNED BMW 2002

Every time I find my self walking the Las Vegas Convention center surrounded by some of the hottest builds of the year, I just cant believe it. It’s pretty awesome to have this be part of my job, and to do it with a great group of people really seals the deal. As the week […]

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NOT FOR THE PURIST AT HEART : CAYMAN GT

At the Charis Culture, we always love a unique build. When my friends over at Limitless Motorworks in Miami informed me that they would be building a Coyote powered Porsche Cayman, they immediately had my attention. I’ve known these guys for quite a while and spend a decent amount of time with them at Florida […]

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Das Renn Treffen : 2016

Rounding out the trilogy of events during the DRT weekend we find ourselves at “The Race Meeting” itself. Dmitry and I arrived very early to capture some of the setup. Sure enough there were already people waiting to get in. We parked near the entrance area on one of the side streets. It was a […]

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CARS AND COFFEE WITH MAGNUS WALKER

Last year we went to the greatest Porsche event in South Florida, Das Renn Treffen. We heard about it last minute through our friends at Parkhaus1. It was quite an experience. This year we wanted to be more involved so I reached out to the PR Agency, Daddy PR. This is when I found out […]

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TUNER EVOLUTION DAYTONA : 2016

I’ve been to a couple car shows in my time, as media or just a spectator. But this time around, Tuner Evolution was highly anticipated here in Florida. Everyone was looking forward to this event since the announcement that they were coming down to Daytona. The mere fact that it was their first time coming […]

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South Florida Toyota Lexus BBQ : 2016

The South Florida Automotive community is my home, and although some say it’s taken a turn for the worst, there are always groups of people who give back and invest their time and money (not only into their cars but also into the scene). That’s what this show was – the first Toyota/Lexus BBQ. While […]

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RIDES AND SMILES 2016 TRAILER

Thanks to a mistaken Cars & Coffee location last year, I found myself at The Creative Workshop. I met the owner Jason Wenig. We exchanged business cards and I sent him the photos I took of the C & C event. Jason liked the photos so much that he showed them to his friend Bill […]

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24 HOURS OF Daytona : Kicking off 2016

The Super Bowl of American Endurance Racing. Four hours… That’s the time it took to make my trek up from south Florida to Daytona for the Weathertech season opening 24 hours at Daytona. The anticipation made a four hour drive seem more like 40. Petrol heads understand: the journey to Daytona in late January is […]

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2015 Archive : Concours South Florida

In a park that’s damn near impossible to say, Topeekeegee Yugnee Park on a very cloudy day, actually the day following The Creative Workshop adventure I found myself surrounded by yet another smattering of rare and eclectic cars. As per usual I was about an hour early. I mean come on these are the lowest […]

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OUSCI 2015 : LAS VEGAS SHOOTOUT

So, around this time last year after a long week at SEMA, we caught a glimpse of the OPTIMA® Batteries shootout. We walked in as the event was coming to an end on Sunday evening. (This year we made an effort to make it part of our schedule.) I honestly don’t know how I made […]

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The Classic 24 at Daytona: A Trip Down Memory Lane

They say that you have to remember where you came from to know where you are going. That was clear as I pulled into Daytona International Speedway the morning of the HSR Classic 24 Hours at Daytona. I was, as Mr. McFly would say, transported back in time. This was my first time shooting Historics […]

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The Chevrolet SAMA LUNCHEON

Through our friends at The Creative Workshop, I was introduced to Bill Adam, famed Canadian racecar driver and president of SAMA. Bill invited Dmitry and myself to one of their luncheons where Chevrolet was presenting the 2016 Silverado & Colorado. This was an opportunity for Bill to meet us in person and to share some […]

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HONDAS SHINE IN LAS VEGAS : SEMA

This post highlights two, very special builds that were debuted at SEMA. These two hit a bit more on a personal level because I’m a big Honda guy, and these two builders are house-hold names in the Honda community. The first build I’ll talk about is the RCS Garage EM1 Civic SI owned by Mike […]

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