Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How To Right a Wrong

When it comes to modifying a car, there is a set way that people seem to think cars should and should not be built. As fads come and go, this mentality of right and wrong within the masses shifts from one presently hip thing to do and on to the next.

Because of this conformist nature that exists within the car scene, most gatherings and events are filled with a sea of cars done up the same way... There may be different sects or brand owners that will feel differently than others, but for the most part this uniformity exists across the board. I personally try my hardest to break free of this, and build cars that stir the pot, or incorporate things from several facets of car culture worldwide. And I love to see others push the limits on what is right or wrong, and do outlandish things with their cars. Anything to stir the pot, and create a sense of individualism.

It is because of this that I have come to love this car... It isn't sitting on the most expensive wheels, it isn't the craziest car, the fastest, or the most hellahyphyflush. It is simple, but at the same time over the top. Refined to the casual observer, but to anyone who knows the car or sees it in action, it is a menace of the streets.

It's basic upgrades consist of Bilstein coilovers, a rollbar, Buddy club buckets, a Supersprint exhaust, Some VMR wheels, and a few simple cosmetic touches. That coupled with the fact that the car is completely gutted out from the front seats back, and the Supersprint exhaust was hacked up and turned into a straightpipe completely changes the dynamic of the car.

This is in essence, everything that you shouldn't do to an M3. It's loud, void of the majority of the luxury it once had, and just about everything done to it would be more at home on a 240 or a honda. But perhaps everything that's "wrong" with this car is exactly what makes it so right.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Junky Lexus Featured on Stance Nation

Not sure why it is that people like this car. It's beat up, used, abused, and driven into the ground... Come to think of it, that's probably why people like this car. Check out my pictures and car in the feature on Stance Nation:

Stuntin' is a habit

Another IND project car I had the pleasure of shooting... All that can really be said is, it must be nice.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Funky Calamari

Phil's E36 project sittin' pretty on Leon Hardiritt Ritter's... Can't wait to see more of this thing.

The Champ is Here

Being an automotive photographer is always a mix of business and pleasure, but every now and then you get to shoot something so amazing that it reminds you of how much you love your job.

When IND put this car together for a Customer it was love at first sight for me, so getting to show it to the rest of the world that didn't get to see it in person was something that I was glad to be on board for.

This car will be seeing a print feature in the near future, but for the time being, have a look at the Speedhunters feature:

Chicago Style

Street cars, track cars, daily drivers... Whatever you want to call them, we've got plenty of them.

Stay Classy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Raising Arizona

No matter how many times I visit, and no matter how much I love Chicago, thoughts of the wonderful sights and sounds of my previous home of Tucson never subside... Here's a little random selection of images from previous trips to Arizona so you can get a taste.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another IND Customer Hits the Track

Made another trip out to Autobahn to snap some shots of one of IND's customer's cars along with the other sights of the day... Keith, the owner of this E90 M3 clearly went for a clean and understated look aesthetically, but the Alcon brakes lead you to believe that he doesn't drive it in an understated manner.

For more pictures you can check out the feature on IND Style.