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Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series begins 2018 campaign in Phoenix.

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) kicked off its season at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler under a perfect Arizona spring afternoon, with racers battling under the sunset and well into the night. This event was the first organized off-road racing event I’ve attended, let alone photographed, so I had high anticipation for experiencing short course racing in person. I did not expect to have the kind of thrilling and adrenaline pumping time I did while shooting. Having trucks and buggies fly by you (literally) at insane speeds while being peppered with huge chunks of dirt made shooting this event both exciting and a little painful, but so worth it. There were nine different classes of racers that showed up to the track that evening to battle it out till the finish. From youngsters driving modified karts, the production UTV class, Pro Lite Unlimited trucks, Pro 2 Unlimited (which saw crossover athletes Brian [...]

After a lot of planning and coordinating Eddies (@Majestik_Unicorn) fully rebuilt Nissan GTR is now done and unveiled at The Sema Show. Every body panel has been replaced with a true molded widebody design by Kreme Developments, Brand new wrap with the help from Colorbomb Arizona, New wheels from Rohana Wheels, Brand new R888s from Toyo. This beautiful beast stole the show this year at the Rohana booth, stopping everyone in their tracks to walk around the car and take photos. This car has one huge transformation.

 

With it only being my second time at SEMA, the show can be daunting in more ways than one. With my nerves calm and my head cooled this time around, the show can still be overwhelming. The venue is large and the builds even more so. There really is something for everyone here. Whether it’s large obnoxious trucks, derelict hot rods, glass-flared supercars, or smooth muscle cars the car in the next booth will always be bigger and badder. The detail in some of the builds features are the result of thousands of man hours and one off parts, and quite frankly it’s all a little too much at times. So how does one find grounding in such a sky-high atmosphere? Well… As they say, the devil is in the details.

SEMA is known to feature some pretty radical products from various vendors over the years; it’s the place everyone comes to showcase anything new and interesting in the automotive world. While there are literal miles upon miles of products and tech, few things seldom change the game so to speak, but Accuair came strong this game with a potential game-changing product. Enough that SEMA awarded it Best Engineered New Product for 2017.

In collaboration between Accuair and WABCO a new product called the ENDO-CVT is introduced. CVT, or Compressor, Valve, Tank is a totally self-contained unit marketed for any automotive application using an air compressor. If your car has air rid, then this is a big deal. Not only is the self-contained unit compact, but is also claimed as the quietest, most efficient, and moisture free air compressor that the market has ever seen. Accuair claim this compressor does the work of two industry standard [...]

For a while now, fundamental turbo design has been pretty stagnant.  To get more power you need a larger turbo, which in turn creates unwanted turbo lag.  A larger turbo means larger piping is required… So on and so forth.  Well… Turbo By Garret has dropped a BRAND new turbo design where less is more.  Allow me to introduce you to the Garrett New G Series!

Hot Import Nights

Israel Soto

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Hot Import Nights Saturday June 3rd 2017 hosted at West World Scottsdale Arizona.  Roll-in times for the show were said to be around noon that Saturday, but I showed up a bit before noon and was welcomed by an already long line to be let into the  venue.

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