"Almost Famous" / Founded 2010 / East Coast / Stayin' Classy

Posts tagged “lowered

Jap + Euro = Neck Breakers

Before the winter ruins the good moods of everyone, I wanted to take this shoot of my friend Andy’s R32 & Brendan’s STI.

I would have to say these two cars are one of the nicest rides in Orange County!


EVENT COVERAGE: The Honda Day Mega Post

Honda Day 2011 went off without a hitch however, it has been a tradition for the past like two years to have it rain at the end of the day. For me personally, having Honda Day cancelled last week was surely a blessing in disguise. With having prior obligations on August 14th, making it to Honda Day was impossible so i was hoping it would be pushed to next Sunday, and it was!

Honda Day started for me at 2:45am on Sunday morning. With normal people still out or at least getting in from the bar, club, or party, Honda Enthusiasts are waking up at this time in order to get into Raceway Park. With all the intentions of going to bed early, it simply didn’t happen. Last minute car preparation and helping a friend fix her flat tire at a local shopping center kept me up most of the night which is not a bad thing by any means. Having my phone fully charged with a flurry of text messages and BBM’s is how i got my wake up call instead of my usual standard issue bedside clock.

With a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other, I set out to meet some people on a Garden State Parkway rest stop scheduled for a 4:30am roll out to Honda Day 2011.  With over 30 or so cars at the rest stop and no one on the parkway at that time of night, we arrived at Exit 123 in record time.  A stop to the local Wawa was in order since with is less than a half a mile from the track, and we were greeted by many other enthusiasts with the same intentions as us of getting there early. Arrival to the gates of the racetrack was surely one to remember.  It’s still pitch black outside and there were hundreds of cars lining up for Honda Day already.  With over 2 hours to kill before the gates opened it was a time for people to catch up on some sleep or walk around check out some cars and talk to some people. Pretty sure I forgot some pictures so I will add as the day goes on.So now we present to you some pics of Honda Day!! Enjoy!

High Resolution Pictures (Click Click)

A Properly Done BMW

With a racing heritage and long historical past, BMW has been an iconic symbol in the automotive world in which many manufacturers strive for. The distinctive “double-kidney” grill is one of the features that adorns every BMW that has rolled off the factory line since the introduction of the first “real” BMW the 303.

Ever since going to Waterfest 17 at Englishtown, we have had a European car fetish.  It is always good to drift away from the Japanese car scene for a while and see how others do things. It gives you a fresh perspective and maybe you can incorporate some of these styles into your own car/build.  You don’t have to send us an email telling us that we are featuring another E46, we just couldn’t help ourselves because this car is so immaculate in person we had to feature it.

This particular BMW can been seen cruising the streets of Orange County, NY  where its owner Rob Moskowitz resides.  This 3 Series is equipped with an Vorsteiner V-CSL front bumper, a functional static drop,  and a nice set of properly fitted wheels with no ridiculous stretch or camber. Every now and then when we shoot cars for features their are some cars with minor blemishes  such as door dings and wavy paint that is not picked up by the camera lens. For being a daily driver, this car is in excellent condition with no imperfections that where stated previously.

Our staff runs on 3 hours of sleep and lots of coffee so we can’t remember if this car is for sale.  However if you’re looking for a clean BMW that runs flawlessly shoot us a line and we will contact Rob M and ask him he’s looking to get rid of it.

High Resolution Gallery (Clicky)

Never CONTENT (kuh n-tent)

con·tent 2  (kuh n-tent) adj. Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied. 

This is one word that auto enthusiasts are not familiar with. Endless amounts of time and money are spent on cars to get them to the next level. An Euphoric feeling engulfs you when new parts, wheel set-ups, etc are installed and this is why owners are never satisfied with their creations.

Cruising the streets of Orange County New York you will find Dorvan Robinson’s ’02 WRX Impreza.  With its Sonic Yellow coat and zero offset wheels this car breaks necks constantly.  This daily driven machine is not Dorvan’s first creation.  Having always been a fan of the sedan he started off with a ’95 Honda Accord. With a 5 lug swap, lowered with wheels. Dorvan grew tired of Honda’s wanted to try out something new, a ’02 Subaru WRX adorned in Aspen White with an 06-07 front end conversion. After, Mr. Robinson decided that he was not done with Hondas, He then picked up another Accord  and installed an JDM H22 swap that surprised alot of would be street racers.  This car however didn’t make it out of an accident where Dorvan walked away unscathed.

While looking around online for a new daily driver, Dorvan came across another WRX . This one was sourced from the great state of Vermont with only 52,000 original miles.  In order to differentiate himself from fellow Subie owners, Dorvan decided to run fender flares to accommodate the zero offest wheels coupled with 255 rubber.

Dorvan mustered up the courage to cut up his perfect rust free quarters to make a new home for the flares. But like they say, without risk there is no reward. An Impreza RS hood (no scoop), canards, and a menacing front mount finish off the front end of this car. STI Brembos were installed and are called upon frequently for high speed runs and mountain driving. The interior amenities have a minimalist approach.  Gutted rear seats and a boost gauge is all you will find inside, but this owner wouldn’t have it any other way.   With 2 Hondas and 2 Subarus of the same variety, you can see why this article is named “Never Content”.