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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 [...]

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 [...]

Suspicious Garage BBQ

By Lark Hensman

Photos by Hans Marquez and RJ Lane

This past Saturday Suspicious Garage hosted another annual BBQ in conjunction with the Elevens’ Paint & Fiber. It’s a gathering that happens towards the end of summer that many in the valley look forward to every year. It allows one to hang out with good friends, food, family, and cars. As the music from the DJ booth fills the parking lot you are able to mingle with a menagerie of people and check out the work that the boys have done over the years. Many of the cars that have been worked on over the past year show up to let everyone get a peek at the great work these two shops provide. This year Efrain from Suspicious added a little twist to the BBQ by setting up a full blown yard sale of car parts in the garage [...]

The Summer Kickback Dealer Showcase

By RJ Lane

Photos by Javier Contreras, Justin Manley, Lark Hensman, & RJ Lane

On a bright sunny day outside of LA, CA at Puente Hills Mitsubishi there was a car show for mostly import tuners presented by It’s JDM Yo and Prestige Marketing. Many vendors and clubs made it out including JDM Sport, Vapezen, Royal Origins. Sky Print Media, R-Rydes, and JDM Fresh. Here are the photo highlights from the event.

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