Now on its third year, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day has brought together car fanatics from across Southern California for a day under the sun, with a variety of cars and enthusiasts unparalleled by nearly any show. From classic Japanese coupes to vintage American Muscle, and from modern German performance to built 4×4 rigs, Auto Enthusiast Day has something to offer for everyone.
“Reinventing the wheel” is a bold statement, and few whom have made such a claim can take it at face value. However, the introduction of the three-piece wheel to the automotive aftermarket was pivotal in every measure. Its benefits range from aesthetics and function, to improved weight and modularity.
Last week, Andrew and I took a trip up to the new Hoonigan Industries Headquarters in Long Beach. Upon arriving, with plans to shoot Brian Scotto’s “Napalm Nova,” it was a pleasant surprise to see that Evan Brown had made the move to Los Angeles. After an afternoon of photos, just before the sun made its final descent behind the horizon, the Hoonigan gang did what they do best: burnous.
BMW’s recent unveiling of the E9 CSL Homage was met with mixed reviews, and the forward styling of the car has left fans of the marque debating its aesthetics ever since. Now, thanks to Khyzyl Saleem and his unbelievable talent, we’re able to see the Homage transformed. Race ready with the classic Motorsport livery, BBS centerlocks, wide arches, and a very pleasant update to the front end of the car, the CSL is back to its former glory.
“Like a lot of kids, I grew up with Lamborghini die-casts and posters of hyper cars,” Stephen Sayer tells me. I had asked how he found his love for cars: a question I ask nearly everyone in preparation for their article-to-be. The answers vary, with cliche answers shoe-horned in more often than not. Stories of Porsche posters run rampant, and if anyone’s counting, it’s the “childhood 911 on the wall” that’s to thank for 9 out of 10 car enthusiasts.