Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Gang Goes Retro – Radwood Makes its East Coast Debut

Two weeks ago the City of Brotherly Love took a jump to the left, step to the right, and then fell right through a time warp. Just a stone’s throw away from Gritty’s icy lair in the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia Navy Yard was the site for the inaugural East Coast Radwood car show, an event teeming with the sights and sounds of the 80s and 90s. IMG_6445 IMG_6546 Radwood started in LA and is a celebration of all things from 1980-1999 with a … Continue Reading ››

Low Style Heroes Brings Japanese Style Stateside

In the preliminary hours of a drift event, burnt rubber, race fuel, and the chatter among drivers, are all sights, sounds, and smells familiar to a seasoned grassroots drifter. Pair that with the sound of wrenching through their last-minute prep on their low, loud, and heavily-stickered Japanese rides with mountainous terrain and cramped paddocks, you’d think you were at a race track in Japan. However, last week, I was nowhere near Japan. In fact, I was over 6,700 miles away in the mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia. But for many, myself included, it would’ve been tough to tell the difference. [caption id="attachment_11239" … Continue Reading ››

Gas and Grease – The 2017 Philly Cheesesteak Run

The section of I95 between Baltimore and Philadelphia might seem like drab and uninspired stretch of pavement for the millions of commuters and travelers getting from point A to point B. However, it  serves as the main artery for bringing together people every year in a celebrated event to scarf down the savory staple of Philadelphia’s culinary prowess, the cheesesteak. It’s not just any group of people, but rather an extensive faction of gear-heads piloting the best vehicles that Germany, England, Japan, and America have to offer to satisfy their craving for speed and the fine mixture of cheese wiz … Continue Reading ››

First State Drift: The Season Opener

Preparation - something done to get ready for an event or undertaking. Following the success of the first sanctioned drift event, both for the FSD crew and for the state of Delaware, I, and a lot of people, were eager to attend the next one. Despite my poor preparation skills, I arrived at the track, located in north Dover, around 9am. It was one of the smoothest run mornings I’ve seen for a drifting organization. Driver registration and admittance, technical inspections, and the driver’s meeting were all tightly controlled and relatively on time – which, honestly, rarely happens. Keep in mind … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Lifestyle: Automotive Photography with Your Phone

When I was asked to write an article on “how to take photos of your car with your phone,” I cringed, a lot.  I’ve spent the better part of my life taking photographs with cameras that were just that, cameras.  They serve one purpose, to create images, and they are good at it.  Through college my fellow photography students scoffed at the idea that a camera within a phone could come anywhere close to the professional-grade cameras we used to create “art.”  Those days weren’t that long ago, but it’s time to face the facts: cell phone cameras … Continue Reading ››