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YouTube Video’s?!?!

Yes, that’s right, I made 2 YouTube slide show video’s. I will say, it’s quite fun but the purpose of me doing this is kind of like having a “Set” in Flickr. I’m making these videos to group different events and or genres of images from my portfolio. For all you photographers reading this I’ll clue you in. I’ve been reading more and more about photography promotion and different ways to market your work. I’ve repeatedly stumbled across the idea of making YouTube slide shows, or even behind the scenes movies. After hearing this I began a search on YouTube, to my surprise I was a little late on this idea. Apparently every photographer and they’re mother read these articles years before I did!

So, that’s what I did. I made YouTube Slideshows…heres 2 and I hope you enjoy them! The image quality sucks on them, I have to figure out why…any ideas drop a comment!

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Quality over quanity…FCF!

This past Saturday marked the day Canibeat auto blog put east coast fitment on the map. They hosted an event at Princeton Airport called “First Class Fitment”. The whole purpose: Quality over Quantity, end of story. This show was the perfect example of the meaning behind that phrase.

For those of you in the tuning world, know that for years the west coast tuners have always been “one upping” east coast. They always bring something new to the table. Those of you not into “the game” it’s like Biggie and Tu-Pac, well minus the guns, and all the rivalry. This is more of a setting the mark higher and raising the bar type of thing. Not really a competition or rivalry but more of a bringing something more radical to the game.

Some background, a couple of months back Dave Tormey of Canibeat brought up a great idea. He mentioned having a meet of all the sickest cars in the surrounding area. Well this was talked about over Facebook and there was pretty much no backing out after opening that can of worms.

It started with a pre registration online. This show’s purpose was to showcase 75 quality cars from up and down the coast. From what I know a few hundred cars registered this event and then they were sorted out. Knowing that sorting was done by the guys at Canibeat I’m pretty positive everybody knew the selection of cars was proper and the spectators would not be let down.

Now we are fast-forwarding a couple of months ahead. Announcements were made and emails sent, who was selected to show. During this time a teaser pic was posted of the trophies. Friends from CCW sent these wheel faces. Then they were mounted on wooden stands. The categories were Best JDM, Best VIP, Best Euro, Best Fitment, and finally Best in Show.

Also we were informed that at this show will be a DJ, raffles, an artist, food, and free give-aways! So…ummm…what more could you ask for at a car show?

Well, the day arrives and we pull in to the show area. Wait…that wasn’t the show area…that was the spectator parking. Well we passed the spectator parking and wrapped around to the airplane hangers. We turned the corner and to my amazement cars were being directed every which way. It was a car “lowasis”. People were cleaning their rides and assembling tents and setting up their spots, all with small private airplanes taking off on a runway 150 yards from the entertainment! Amazing setting!

Within no time, the music fired up and so did the grills! There was so much activity going on. There was not one dull moment. After walking around outside the hangers it was time to go into the main hanger and check out even more cars. I can start naming all the people at this show but i would have a laundry list to type. I will say that i did enjoy shooting Miro’s slammed Honda S2000. It was sitting so pretty.

Through-out this show it was great to see the scene on the rise and just the culture of people who it attracts. One thing I loved was all of the people getting involved with exposure of media. There were people with cameras everywhere. There were people with small pocket video cameras, point and shoots, disposable, HD video cameras, camera phones, everywhere you turn there was a flash or the sound of a shutter.

Overall this event kicked ass. Best event I’ve been to all year. I give a big thanks to Canibeat for making this show happen. It was executed perfectly and I know that people are already waiting to see what next year will bring. Well here are some more pics from the event. If you’d like to see more photo coverage check my Flickr set here


Liberty VIP BBQ

Whats up everyone. Making a lot of changes to this website soon. I wanted to say this weekend was kick ass, aside from all the shooting I had a kick ass time at the Liberty VIP car club BBQ. Had a large turn out and there were awesome cars that came. From euro’s on air, to imports that were fitted perfectly. The amount of diversity was incredible at this BBQ. When do you get to see a RHD FD RX-7, RHD Silvia s-15, RHD New Accord Wagon (literally imported), and RHD Lex SC all in one place?!?! Ummm well other than Japan, if you had come out to the BBQ you would’ve seen it right there at FDR PARK! The people at the event were really awesome, met a lot of great people and had a great end to the weekend. Here’s some pics from the event. Don’t forget stop by the Flickr it’s always being updated!


Look at my TEE TEE!

Hey guys, this weekend was pretty crazy, tons of events went on from New Brunswick all the way to the super chill Liberty VIP BBQ. This past Saturday to kick off the week I shot a good friend JG’s Audi TT. This thing kick’s ass. ALL of this work that was done to this car was done by himself as well. Well here’s his extensive mod list. Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to check my Flickr for the rest of the pictures from this shoot.

MOD LIST:

Wheels
Keskin kt1s front 17×8.5 et 5mm overall rear 17×10 et 5mm overall

Tires
Falken 512 205 45 17 front 215 45 17 rear

Suspension
Bilstine pss9s modified for lower nuspeed 19mm rear sway

Interior
Stable energies 4 point roll bar
Vent mount boost gauge
Custom rear seat delete with remote battery located under cover
Ash tray deleted with custom 2 gauge pod aem wideband and aem tru boost

Exterior
Osir rear telson spoiler
Exhaust panel
Satin black deleted wipers
Custom heat displacement cutouts in hood

Engine
Scat rods
Apr hardware
+.oo1 calico coated rod bearings
Mahle motor sport 8.9 to 1 compression forged pistons with 20mm rist pins
Aeb large port head
Supertech single grove keeeper valves
Inconle exuasht valves and stainless intakes
Supetech hd valve springs
Rosten retainers
Cat 3651 cam set
Cat adustable timing gear
Kenetic t3 cast tubular exausht manifold
Garret gt3076 turbo .63 a/r exhaust
Custom 2.5 in intercooler piping
Garret 600hp fmic core
Custom 3 inch turbo back with magniflow mufler
Ross machine largeport short runner intake manifold
70mm drive by wire throttle body
Tial 38mm externally dumped waste gate
Tial alpha q bov
Uni 630cc base tune with seimens 630cc injectors
Stock fuel puump with wlboro 255lph inline pump


A GL-I Like

Well this past weekend was very hot, so that ment EXNAY for Englishtowns Waterfest, sorry. Well I went and shot a friend Donny’s VW GLI instead. Pretty pleased with the shoot. This car pretty much sets itself up in any background, but I liked the city urban look for it. Plus I really felt like shooting in Philly.

MOD LIST:
Unitronic Stage 2
FK Streetline Coilovers
OZ Pegasus FRONT 17×8.5 REAR 17×9.5
15mm Spacers
Falkin 512’s 205/45/17 in front and 215/45/17 in rear

….ONTO THE PICS!


New “I SCRAPE FRAME” Stickers

Here is a new idea i’ve been messing with and i’ve been trying to promote my photography using this website (zazzle.com) by making posters calendars and postcards and selling them. I recently realized i can make tons of products, one being 11″x3″ stickers like this


Blown Euros, or Slammed Euros…

Last year, The American Red Cross recognized BlownEuros as a leader in the community for donations to the Lower Bucks County homeless shelter in PA. As far as the blown euros show/meet, I love going to this event every year. It’s not only just tons of people sharing the same interest in cars, but its more a culture that so many chill people are a part of. Everything at this event is always thought out and always pulls together to turn out to be a great event for a couple hundred people. As for me and the stunnrstatus boys rolling through with imports we still received the same amount of attention and respect that any other euro car in there got. That says a lot for the groups of people who show at these events. Liberty VIP’s Lexus GS300 although not a euro made a huge statement with his crazy setup! The “stanced movement” made the show 10 times better. We all do know that the “euro boys” have been fitting, stancing, slamming, and rolling fenders etc…since the 60’s, but now this “movement” caught up to everyone else in the scene. Here are some pics. I hope you enjoy. You know the deal, check my flickr for more pictures coming soon


E36…Not just a chassis designation, a work of art

As we all know the E36 was ahead of its time when it was designed by our wonderful BMW engineers. Well you know that they did a great job when you see one of these on the road and you still do a double take. This weekend I did a small shoot with Matt Cook a fellow friend and co-worker. When he’s not riding his F4i, he’s dailying his E36 328i. We had been wanting to get some shots of his squeaky clean E36 and finally it happened. There aren’t many modifications done to this car, but the little touches here and there and its cleanliness are what makes this 15-year-old car still snap necks when driving by.

Well here’s the mods.

Body

OEM M3 front bumper
OEM M3 mirrors
OEM M3 rear bumper diffuser
Euro ellipsoid headlights w/ LED angel eyes and HID’s
HID foglights

Engine

95 M3 exhaust
95 M3 rear differential
Findanza 13lb. flywheel/Sachs M3 clutch
OBD1 intake manifold conversion

Interior

Z3 M short shifter kit
99 M3 steering wheel
Dove grey interior w/Vader seats up front and added head rests in backseats (used to be all black)

Suspension/Wheels

18 inch BMW M-Parallel’s
Solid control arm bushings
Turner motorsport swaybar kit (27mm front/24mm rear)
BMW oem X brace
H&R sport springs
Bilstein sport struts

Here’s the pic’s, to view more from the shoot check my Flickr in the BMW set.