On Thursday Matt Haugen from Street Standard stopped by the Car Street Journal conference room at Sema. Matt has been attending Sema for 8 years, and for 7 of those years he has had one of his cars in the Sema show. Matt got into working on cars with his dad when he was young. Helping work on Hot Rods and such at home. Matt’s first Sema he brought his Toyota Tundra. Years later Matt was thinking about starting his own business and build some bad-ass cars. With the help from Cory Hosford, they came up with Street Standard. Street Standard is a car performance go to shop. They can get anything from body kits from Liberty Walk and Rocket Bunny down to Wilwood Brakes. Matt has 2 personal cars here at Sema this year. Which are a 1 of 1 Liberty Walk Lamborghini and a Rocket Bunny Nissan 350z.
Go Fast Entertainment Presents Drag and Drift Series
By Nicole James
Last Friday, fans could enjoy the sweet smell of burning rubber and race gas as drifters came from all over the valley to get sideways on the Main course at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Hosted by Go Fast Entertainment, drifters were given an ample amount of time to perfect their skills and practice in a fun and safe environment.
With the gates opening up at 4:30pm, and the track hot at 6:00pm, drivers could choose to do drifting only for $50, drag only for $30, or a combo for $70. Spectators were $15.
“Overall it was a great turnout. It has been a while since I have seen that many cars drifting. Which is great to see! It looked like everyone has been improving. I noticed a huge improvement with [...]
Long Beach marks the beginning of another season for Formula Drift, with over 10 years under their belt and more drivers running higher horsepower vehicles, this season promises to be faster and more exciting than ever before.
One of the biggest changes that was made for this 2014 season is the qualifying format which now requires every driver to run twice as opposed to last year where the top 16 qualifying drivers would only be required to run once. Additionally, the judging criteria was adjusted to allow for less ‘zeroes’ in the event of ‘corrections and straightening’ which now only cause point deductions. One of the most criticized changes this season was the removal of the consolation battle for 3rd place which is now decided by points.
This car has appeared on countless threads, posts, pages, and forms; and is what many consider to be the ‘King Z.’ This Z has risen above the rest and caught our attention with its impressive list of modifications and awards. Mick Australian Harris is the proud owner of this gorgeous 2003 Nissan 350Z.
Harris began his build with the simple intention of just replacing the wheels, but this quickly escalated into much more than a simple change in the appearance. Harris told CSJ he picked the Z because he loved the car when it first came out in 2003. This Z is garage built and includes the following modifications: