White sandy beaches, cool blue water and palm trees. Is that what comes to mind when we mention the words “Long Beach?” You won’t technically see any of those with the exception of palm trees in our latest blog roll of pictures but you will see a lot of unique rides. Our second year in a row visiting Auto Con and it doesn’t let us down. See why in the photos that follow below.
Ever wondered what it is like being inside the Museum of the Year? Wonder no more. A few weeks ago I visited the Los Angeles area and I just happen to have had the Petersen Automotive Museum on my bucket list. Touring this Automotive facility since it’s makeover not too long ago has been magnificent. Going through each level (there are three levels); car by car (there are hundreds of them) was like walking through a never ending gear head dream. Before I lay out all the pictures on one post I’ll show them a few pictures at a time. The Car eye candy preview starts here!
1982 Ferrari 308 GTSI – Can you believe Tom Selleck was able to fit in to this car?
1967 Toyota 2000GT – The word “Classic” is an understatement to the fire starter that is the “86”.
#95 Lightning McQueen – If you have not seen the “Cars” animated movie then go see it now!
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider – Put together Le Mans and Ferrari together and you have gotten a winner in the North American Racing Team.
1992 Jaguar XJ220 – Known as the “World’s Fastest Cat.”
1994 Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport Le Mans – Your modern day Bugatti of today started with this one from Ettore Bugatti.
It’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun is shining bright so does that mean drift off-season has ended? We don’t really get a winter in Houston so 80 degrees in February feels natural to us but that does not mean we have to like it right? Anyways any temperature higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit normally signals as a siren call to all drifters here in the Lone Star State. Unlike other events that are in the competitive drifting category IAS Performance and Texas Tires And Parts has put together an event so that drifters of all kinds can get seat time, have some good ole’ fun and maybe attract new drift fans in to this sport.
TX86DAY is a wrap! We had over 100 86′, BRZ, FRS drivers plus special guest Formula Drift veteran Taka Aono at this event. We also had over 20 media outlets doing their photo and video thing. The success of this event has spawned major feedback from fans and drivers to do this event again next year. We agree with the positive feedback and look forward to event bigger plans for our TX86DAY in 2017!
With collaboration of Strange Rhythms we were able to bring you our coverage of TX86DAY. I will continue to do my best to have all of the media outlets out at our event as much as possible. I enjoy giving the new and current media outlets the support and shine as much as I like to cover the event my self. See everyone again next year and watch out for even more media support at our events in the near future!
It has been two weeks since Round 3 of Lone Star Drift at Gulf Greyhound Park but I have now recovered from the Texas heat to give you 181 damn good drift pictures. I have been doing drift photography since … Continue reading →
1000 cars jam packed in downtown, isn’t it awesome? Party on Canal Street with the hottest and baddest modified cars. Bigger and better is how we do it in Houston. The night before the infamous WekFest Car Show. This is what happens when the hottest rides from in and out of town arrive at one address for some Chinese food from the Rice Box food truck!
This past Saturday we were invited out to the Grand Opening of Sparky’s Speed Shop in Taylor, Texas. The city of Taylor is a small town of 13,575 people located outside of Austin, Texas. Sparky’s Speed Shop is owned and operated by Josh Mcguire. Josh is a Professional Formula Drift Driver who has won drifting awards such as Sonoma Drift and Lone Star Drift. Enjoy the pictures below from the event!
P.S. If you happen to live or be around Austin or Taylor, Texas please do drop by check out their facility for any of your automotive needs and tell them Auto Essence & NonStopTuning sent ya!
Sparky’s Speed Shop
203 Washburn Street
Taylor, TX 76574
Despite unpredictable weather conditions during Round 3 nicknamed, “Game of Cones,” the drifting continued as all competitors braved the storm through out the weekend. The event concluded as Kevin Williams grabbed 1st place in Pro-Am and Shaun St. Pierre won … Continue reading →