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Tread in Pink

By Nicole James

Photos By Hans Marquez and Joe Lombrana

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning over at Local Motors. The sun felt warm, the aroma of sweet flowers filled the air , and the rumble of exhaust filled everyone’s ears. It was CSJ’s first ever Tread in Pink all lady’s car show.

Roll-in started at 9am with all makes and models coming in from all over the state. Some participants came to the show all the way from Prescott and some from Tucson. Each participant received a pink carnation which many displayed on their engine bay. The DJ’s music was loud and created a fun environment for everyone. Spectators walked up and down the rows of cars and could be seen laughing and enjoying themselves. Local Motors [...]

A Man with a Vision: Carlos Molina

By Nicole James

Photos Provided by Carlos Molina

As children, we have all at one time wanted to be a race car driver, but how many of us dreamed of making the cars we now drool over as adults? Carlos Molina is the founder of Projekt Cars. Projekt Cars is a marketing company which helps other companies gain exposure for their products. Projekt Cars has a lot of diversity in project vehicles they build which range from BMWs to Jeeps and Tundras, and have built over 100 vehicles for SEMA booths.

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“As early as pre-school I exhibited an affinity for automobiles and automotive design.” Molina Said. “It was then that I explained to my parents my desire to become a scientist so I could [...]

By Nicole James

With well over 90 cars in attendance, Pizza and Pistons Part 3 was a huge success!  “HIN was nothing compared to this!  This is awesome!  There are way more cars and its free,” one of the spectators said last night at the show.  Cars began rolling in around 6:30PM and kept coming.  At one point the line to get in was out onto the street.  The parking lot was packed and cars began lining up and down the aisles.  The DJ was playing some great music and spectators could be seen dancing around and enjoying themselves in the great atmosphere at Humble Pie.  The restaurant was packed but the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Several vendors were at the show and raffle tickets were available with winners receiving Free Detailing from D&D Customs, Stickers from Beyond Limitz Design, JDM Fresh air freshener kits, [...]

What was HOT at Hot Import Nights

By Nicole James

Photos by Hans Marquez, Joe Lombrana, Lark Hensman, and Justin Manley

Cars began pulling into the Phoenix Convention Center around 11 Am Saturday morning for HIN – Hot Import Nights. The whole center was buzzing with pre show activities like vendors setting up booths, and drivers polishing up their cars before the public laid eyes on them, and before the cars were judged.

At 5 Pm the public was let into the building were they could look at all the amazing cars. DJ’s were playing music while models walked around posing with different cars and dancing on stage. Dev made an appearance at the show preforming several of her songs.

“This has definitely been one of my favorite HIN’s I’ve been at in a long time.” Said Alex Lopez, owner of Skyprint Media. [...]

Metro Meltdown hosted by Desert Street Scene

By Nicole James

Photos by

Hans Marquez, Joe Lombrana, Jake Hensman, and Eric Skaggs

Located at Metrocenter Mall next to the Castles and Coasters amusement park was the Metro Meltdown hosted by Desert Street Scene. It was their first event with high hopes of many more to come. Among the car groups to show up was JDM Fresh, Car Street Journal, Lowballers, Stang up Fam, Fresh Grocery Getters, Stoopidlow, Team Aftermath, AZlancers, Roundbutt vs Squarebutt, Team Swat, NvUS, Tymeless Autosports, Pf. Club, AzDimes, Team sr20, Team Kaotik, Team Rev-up, Southwest Challengers, AZ Maxima, Swift, AZExiled, and Tokyo Tacos. Winners of Different categories were unannounced to the public, however sources say drivers where given trophies if they won and will have photos up on Desert Street Scenes’ website. In the meantime, check out CSJ’s awesome photos from the event!

 

KSportUSA and Bondurant School Car Show, Go Kart Racing, and Drift Exhibition

By Nicole James

Photos by

Hans Marquez, Joe Lombrana, and RJ Lane

Many car enthusiasts have been to what is now called The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, formerly known as Firebird International Raceway, but how many of us have been over to The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving within the complex? Sure, we have all seen the Bondurant cars, but today the school was open to the public.

With about two and a half weeks’ notice and information only spread on Facebook and by word of mouth among the car community, this KSport and Bondurant event had a great turn out on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon.  Admission was free, and car enthusiasts were able to park their cars on the Bondurant Schools Main Skid Pad. For $20 per race, people [...]

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