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Dec 27, 2015

SEMA 2015 JDM Show Cars

Las Vegas, NV / www.wheelsandheelsmag.com

At the SEMA 2015 show, Japanese modified cars were a genre by themselves.  Among the big brothers of American domestic and European luxury performance, Japanese shone at the highly articulated modifications and exotic appearances.

You would find most of these show cars in the car manufacturers as well as wheels companies and various aftermarket parts companies as well.

Dec 21, 2015

#SEMA 2015 Extreme Performance Cars That Drew Huge Interests From Attendees

Las Vegas, NV / www.wheelsandheelsmag.com / W&HM Staff

One of the key show car attractions at the SEMA show is the extreme performance cars that people don't see everyday or even once in their life.

Some of the cars that are so customized and made that simply is the once in a life time chance to see them in person.

The highly articulated GTR from the Savini Wheels was brought in from Japan and had only a very limited appearance on the west coast.  '

We believe that these are 3D printed wrap that fit to the car piece by piece.  It's such a work of art that it is hard not to say wow and have your fingers reach out and feel it.  Overall, it's a very good year for the extreme performance cars for this year's SEMA show.

#SEMA 2015 Hot Rods Show Cars - Very Popular Show Attractions

Las Vegas, NV / www.wheelsandheelsmagcom / W&HM Staff

Hot rod and classics is as prevalent as Americana culture in across the states.  Different regions have different takes on their approaches to the ultimate car status.

At the SEMA 2015 show, there were plenty of hot rod cars that were at display. Checking out these cars would bring memories of classic South-based themes in The Dukes of Hazzard, or 70's Easy Rider era.

These could be simply the coolest hot rods that you would find intriguing and want to find out how they did it, and the fine craftsmanship and love given to these pristine works of art.

#SEMA 2015 KIA Debuting Blue KIA Optima Convertible 2016

Las Vegas, NV / www.wheelsandheelsmag.com
KIA has brought in their cool new cars to the SEMA show 2015.  The car that caught everybody's attention was the first time debut car, KIA Optima Convertible.  The beautifully tinted blue exterior paint color accented by the creamy white interior, bought the dreamy atmosphere immediately to the persons in the car.

Across the KIA booth, the theme was the well-traveled cars with a map to show the characteristic of each places that they visited.  The KIA has done a great job at the SEMA show 2015, and hit big with the crowd!

Dec 8, 2015

#Nurotag Car Show Los Angeles 2015 at Eibach Springs Headquarter in Corona by Clinton Lum @calibre68

www.wheelsandheelsmag.com / W&HM Staff ** Note: if your car is in this coverage, please email us at info@wheelsandheelsmag.com so that we can provide proper credit(s) to you.

Nurotag car show Los Angeles was a quiet storm that was gathering at the Eibach Headquarter in Corona. Nurotag LA has been a car owners' gathering place for sharing and relaxation.  On the same day with several other car shows, Nurotag was a local success and attracted dozens of car owners and fans to the famous Eibach parking lot.  From the line up of the cars, it showed a great potential for a bigger car show and more involvements to the future shows!

Our sage contributing Photographer, Clinton Lum, has brought us the wide coverage of some of the coolest cars and mods for all here.  He actually went from on show in the northern part of Los Angeles to the far out Corona in San Bernardino county.  We salute our hard working and car loving sage photographer!

Dec 6, 2015

#Autocon Winter Toy Drive 2015 A Highly Successful Car Show / Meet

Autocon Winter Drive Hit if Out of The Ballpark Again in 2015!

www.wheelsandheelsmag.com / W&HM Staff
When it comes to car show event organization, Autocon has a strong reputation of having massive resources of outlandish cars, and big leverage with key vendors, as well as salivating attendance turn out.  It's simply because of their high standards and deep dedication of making an car show event the best!

At the Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, where the legendary horse race tracks are, and Seabiscuit won his title, its parking lot is full of show cars that are SEMA-blue-ribboned, and extremely rare cars that you won't see in any streets that you've been to.  There were majestic Mercedez Benz AMG cars as well as rows and rows of Lamborghini, plus the once-in-a-blue-moon appearance of a Pagani.  Together with other greatly and beautifully modified cars at the huge parking lot, Autocon Winter Drive event turned out to be a huge car show success.

At the event, there was also a force-be-with-everybody appearance of the highly acclaimed Star Wars costumed personnel, who was orchestrated by the award winning movie team.  They definitely brought a lot of fanfare to the show and added much fun.

And our cover models, Arley Elizabeth and Nicole Marie Reckers were also at the show working hard and hot!  Their Christmas themed flannel shirt is perfect for their Nitty app booth.  Nitto Tire also brought in great fresh blood to their big booth at the show and showed some golden hair holiday spirit.

Overall, this is a huge car show in a car meet charity event size.  From the top car showing to the great support from the vendors, and most importantly huge turned out and big donations, all made this Autocon Winter Drive event a break out and highly successful event of the year!  Great job to the Autocon Team and all the participants!

Dec 4, 2015

#SEMA 2015 Show Trucks With Articulated Paints and Wraps

Las Vegas, NV / wheelsandheelsmag.com / Py Pai
There were no shortage of show trucks in the big SEMA show 2015.  However, a new trend emerged from the past focus on the parts upgrades and replacements.  Here there were a lot more articulated exterior paint arts that were done on the body as well as a symbol of off road / lifestyle trucking community support.

We saw a lot of car wraps that are simply a work of art, as well as the paint jobs that are strong projections of lifestyles either in a direct way or a poetic depiction.  Here a few samples from the show.  There will be more show car coverage on the way as well!

#SEMA 2015 Urban Trucks and SUVs Scream Loud and Powerful

Las vegas, NV / W&HM
There were a lot of show heavy duty SUVs and trucks that are meant to show their prowess and unique purposes than the every day use.  Of course there are accessories that are not practical to work commute or adventures.  However their showmanship is totally in their appearance.  Meanwhile, there are more business-meaning installations here.  The extra strengths of the armored guard from USSV is impressive and obvious for the purpose of its build.  The strengths of the protection and security provided by the products is evident in their presence.  

Dec 2, 2015

Clinton Lum Brought Us The Mitsufest & Redline Time Attack Racing Shots @calibre68

www.wheelsandheelsmag.com / W&HM Staff

Our sage contributing photographer Clinton Lum has brought us the cool shots of the Mitsufest / Redline Time Attack racing shots on the vast Autoclub Speedway, Fontana, CA.  As the natural of the racing, Redline Time Attack in conjunction with Mitsufest, provided a great venue for car racing enthusiasts to have a safe and defined tracks to test out their skills and push their cars' limits.

At the course, you would see a lot more diverse selections of cars on the track.  They are mostly from the JDM domain for sure, but also the European performance were popular there.

The soft sun and gentle breezes made the racing a fun activity together with the Mitsufest car show.  You can also find the Mitsufest show coverage here.

** Note: if your car is in this coverage, please email us at info@wheelsandheelsmag.com so that we can provide proper credit(s) to you.

Dec 1, 2015

Cool Nissfest Race Track Car Shots by Clinton Lum @calibre68

www.wheelsandheelsmag.com / Photos by Clinton Lum, Lumdigital

Our sage contributor Clinton Lum withstood the relentless Santa Ana wind and long track walks and brought back some cool shots of the racing cars at the Nissfest 2015, Fontana, CA.  Nissfest is the first year in the making, and is conjoined with Redline Time Attack on their venues.

At the track you can see all types of fast cars whizzing by, including many GT-R (of course), Lamborghini, S2K, Lotus, BMW, and more.  It's definitely a fun day at the tack, together with the Nissfest expo show.  Here are some captures that Clinton has brought back for us...

#SEMA 2015 Off Road Truck Highlights @SEMAShow

Off Road Trucking is Taking Off, So in SEMA 2015 as Well

wheelsandheelsmag.com / Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

Off road trucking has been a big hit in the US car market.  Many of the car makers are trying to capture this uptick trend with varying offerings.  At the same time, aftermarket accessories and customization manufacturers are eager to provide their products to fulfill this strong demand.

At SEMA 2015, many of the off road aftermarket product companies sent in their highly customized cars to show off their various add-ons or upgrades for specific needs and wants of the market.  

King Shocks is long known for their sturdy and powerful shock offerings to off road trucks and buggies.  The vehicles that they brought in demonstrated how various configurations and applications of their shocks in them.  

There were also urban trucks and SUVs that are accessorized by the leading brands of the off road customization companies.  From LED light bars, to fog and flood lights, to the front bumpers integrated with the XHD systems.  It provided a great chance fro the SEMA attendees a great chance to see what are new in the market and talk to the product specialists about their needs.

Here are some cool trucks and buggies to check out from the SEMA 2015 show:

Nov 21, 2015

Progressive International Motorcycle Show Long Beach 2015 Highlights @motorcycleshows

Highlights of Motorcycles and Models at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Long Beach 2015

Long Beach, CA / W&HM Staff
To say the least that this is the biggest motorcycle show in the southern California region, Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) Long Beach is the one that motorcycle enthusiasts and communities to gather and directly connect to the manufacturers.  IMS 2015 Long Beach is geared to be a fun, informational, and first-hands-on experience for many bike lovers and their families to spend a good day at the Long Beach Convention Center.

All the major motorcycle manufacturers have their prominent presence at various spots in the convention hall.  The hall was filled end to end with all the shiny and sleek displays of their latest and greatest and most popular as well as some conceptual motorcycles in display.

This year, we see a lot of reaching-to-new-consumer styles of entry level motorcycles at the show.  The key is to encourage more young and future motorcycle drivers to join the community.

We also heard some really impressive and inspiring stories from bike owners, including Terry Borden from AdventureTrio.com, who traveled up and down the America (especially in south America) on his BMW motorcyce together with his wife and his son.  Definitely check out their web site to see all the fun adventures that they have embarked.  We will have more detailed recounts from him later in a future article of the IMS 2015 coverage.

Many motorcycles are brand new models or upgrades that the general public cannot order yet. That also includes accessories and gears.  Arai's latest helmet (shown below) is one of the lightest helmets that we have lifted and it's definitely very good good for rider's delicate necks.  These will be available soon for the holiday we heard.


Overall, Progressive International Motorcycle Show Long Beach 2015 has a great start and many motorcycles and gears to see and touch.  Definitely it's a great weekend spending time for the motorcycle lovers and families alike!

Nov 20, 2015

Hollywood, Anime, and Steampunk Jazz Up LA Autoshow 2015 @LAAutoShow

Imaginations of Hollywood, Anime, and Steampunk Trimmed Up LA Autoshow 2015 Fanciful Cars

Los Angeles, CA / Py Pai

After many exhausting press conferences of new car debuts and innovative concepts introduced, it's refreshing to see some of the ingenious fun cars being displayed at the LA Autoshow 2015.

There is plenty of media coverage of all the new cars and next year's upgrades in the news.  We decided to eat the dessert first before the main course.  Here we are introducing the fun-size and cool-tech futuristic rides, or retro nostalgia, that drew imaginations from Hollywood, anime as well as steampunk, at this year's LA Autoshow.

International car manufacturers turned out to have more fun in this aspect of the car line up than the domestic American big brothers.  Fiat has a 500e "Stormtrooper" concept car at the back of their display space.  then Toyota really hit it big with the "Back to The Future" Mirai that looks super futuristic.  However, being Japanese, Toyota augmented the word "futuristic" with their tint of anime culture influence.  Their single-person single-person car, i-ROAD, is a fully functional almost miniature car compared to the other day-to-day cars that they display at the show.
Then at the Aftermarket hall, someone brought in the steampunk style shiny chrome cars that conjures the good old fashion of the impossible dream cars.
Check them out in more details in the full article here...

Nov 18, 2015

Big Highlight of LA Autoshow 2015 @LAAutoShow

 The First Highlight of Brand New Cars, Cool Cars and One of a Kind Cars in LA Autoshow 2015

Los Angeles, CA / Py Pai
This year's LA Autoshow is an exciting event.  Even though there were not a slew of debuts of new models at the show, there were plenty interesting cars that would make you feel that you want a new car next year!

There were several themes of cars that showcased in this year's LA Autoshow.  One of them is electrical vehicles.  Even though the leading runner of this car technology, namely Tesla, is not here in the LA Autoshow this year, there were many electrical cars that were introduced, or highlighted at the show.  This reflects the market desire of greener and less-petro consumption at the consumer's minds.  Audi introduced the line of e-tron series at the show and gathered a lot of interests.  Mainly it's one of the few luxury European brands that offer this technologies to the market.

Alfa Romeo has greatly expanded their display space and brought in several retro and new cars for their show space.  The sheer beauty of those retro classic cars would conjure one's yearning for more humanistic designs than today's engineering driven curves and lines.

Besides the bread and butter car models, there were many showy concept cars as well as unique race cars in display at the show.  These cars are like the rocketeer suites for a fanciful teenage boys in the 50's.  It's a wow moment for adults at the car show, wondering when we can get those cars in our garages.  One of them is a small package of single seater, Toyota i-ROAD, that sure can fit into today's urban lifestyles.  With the increasing population densities in various metropolitan cities, this could definitely be the envy of one's neighbors.

In the aftermarket hall, even though many were still setting their booths, you can already see a lot hot cars, like really unique hot cars.  One of them is the Savini's 3d-printed wrap of a GTR in the back of the aftermarket section.  "Do Not Touch" sign still did not persuade a lot of people to reach out and touch that one-of-the-kind car skins.

Overall, this year's LA Autoshow has been a fun and great success.  After the first day press conference chairs removed, there will be a lot more cars showing on the floor.  We can predict that it will be a great time for anyone to go to the show, either learn something, or making their minds of buying something.

Here is a big summary pictorial highlight of the press day one coverage.  More to come in the future!

Nov 16, 2015

SEMA 2015 Top Wheel Companies: FondMetal Wheels, Motiv Luxury Wheels, and Center Line Alloy Wheels

Most Impressive Wheels Companies, FondMetal, Motiv, Center Line Wheels at SEMA 2015 Show

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai
There were many wheel companies in the South Hall of SEMA 2015.  However, a true gem is actually outside the gigantic hall, shining bright and strong, literally.  Fondmetal, Motiv, Center Line and Gear wheels were right at the side of Performance Pavilion showroom by the South Hall.

The cul de sac corner space gave these companies a wonderful chance to show case their products in a very cozy and immersive manner.  Attendees were feeling at ease and welcomed by the set up as well as the great personnel that they had there.

It did not come as easy as it seemed on the contrary.  The original allocation of the space was spread out near by the drive way and streets of the front door of SEMA.  With brilliant team recognized the problem of security and marketing challenges, they worked it out with the show organizer and got this wonderful lot for the grand display of their wheels, cars, and team.

We totally salute to the great team that saw the difficult situations, mitigated the risks and shined at the final set up.  That's one of the essence of a great team!  Our hats off to the team all!

Here is a quick recap of the three wheels display that we captured during our multiple visits.

BTW, they had the one of the best of the show promotional team at the event.  We could not thank them enough for giving us the exclusive access for the coverage opportunities.  They totally rock!

Nov 15, 2015

SEMA 2015 Wheels Coverage: Asanti Wheels, K2 Wheels, and More!

Asanti K2 and More Wheel Companies
Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai
Asanti set up a huge tent outside the convention halls right by the drift track.  The big tent showcased some of the most eye-arresting wheel designs and innovative engineering in the SEMA 2015 show.

Also, K2 Wheels gave a strong performance to their trucks and off roads a sturdy support both visually and structurally.

And there are more to show in this article!

#SEMA 2015 Vintage Head Turning Customized Car

Not Just For The Show, The Souped Up Hot Rod Car That Made Heads Turned and Scratched

wheelsandheelsmag.com / Las Vegas, NV / W&HM

Many of the show cars at the SEMA 2015 were invited to the show to attract the attendees to come to the display space.  There are obvious radical designs and works done to these cars, that spell the artistry of the customization culture all around the country.  It's an honor to be invited to the show this  year, especially the show car space was reduced to accommodate the ever growing vendors to the show, which is a good thing.  This made these vintage show cars even more precious and more demanding.

The hot rod culture is prevailing all around the country.  From the deep Americana revisions to the west coast unconventional designs.  Many showed their owner's inclinations of modification aesthetics and powerful showing of their hard work.  Here is one example from Premier Performance Products Distributor that truly made us stopped and looked and checked it out in and out...

Nov 14, 2015

SEMA 2015 Wheels Coverage: 2Crave, Heavy Hitters, and Big Bang

2Crave Brought Their High-Style Designs to the SEMA 2015 Show
Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

2Crave is well known for their strong design images from their wheels and their branding.  Each time you visit their booth, you would immediately impacted by their high aesthetics and dramatic displays.

At the SEMA 2015 show, Big Bang wheels brand are interlaced with the strong visuals on their cool wheel display.  The articulated and elegant curves and lines showed the company's commitments to the strong designs and market demands.

Unique Exhibit of Savini Wheels in #SEMA 2015 @saviniwheels

The Top Wheel Company, Savini Wheels, Brought in Unique and Strong Products to SEMA 2015

Las Vegas, NV / W&HM

This year, Savini Wheels had a marvelous booth in the SEMA 2015 show.  The company is reknown for their unique and strong design and articulated execution of their productions and products.  At the show, they introduced a new off-road wheel line, GRID, that is addressing the red hot off road market.

Surveying the display of their various wheel designs, you would immediately immerse yourself in the wonderland of the high lifestyle car customization.

It's always the case that Savini has some of the most outlandish cars at any car shows.  They are well known for their unique selections of show cars, and how much impacts they bring to the car community.

This time, Savini had a GTR in a highly articulated chrome style finish body directly shipped from Japan!!  This GTR is a super famous car in Japan as well as in the world.  We were totally impressed for sure, and so were the crowd fully wow'd by the awesomeness of the car!

Here are some of the highlighted wheels that were at the show.  You can visit their web site to see the full line of their products: http://saviniwheels.com/

Nov 13, 2015

SEMA 2015 Wheels Coverage: Konig Wheels, Sevizia Wheels, SOTA Off Road and Concept One

Impressive Wheels From Konig, Sevizia, SOTA and Concept One, in their own styles
Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

At the SEMA 2015 South Hall, there were plenty of wheels manufacturers. Here we got a chance to survey more wheels companies.  These are some of the top lines in the industry and have a long history with their customers.

Konig, Sevizia, SOTA (formerly BMF), and Concept One all had a wonderful displays, and we got some glimpses of them to bring back to you here.

Nov 12, 2015

SEMA 2015 Wheels Coverage: The Wheel Group, Mayhem Offroad, Kraze Wheels, and F1R

The Enhanced Off Road Experience, Higher Luxury Lifestyles and Racing Fast Performance From Top Wheels Companies

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

At the SEMA 2015, Off road sports have shown their strengths in various areas.  One of them is in the Wheels Section of the South Hall.

The Wheel Group, including Mayhem Off Road had their wheels at the show to demonstrate the enhanced strengths and looks for the truck and off road vehicle lovers.

Also there are luxury lines from Kraze Wheels to augment lifestyles with definitive edgy and clean designs to elevate one's car status.

Plus F1R Wheels brought in the performance line to add more oomphs to the fast cars and tuner enthusiasts.

Nov 11, 2015

SEMA 2015 Wheels Coverage: Velocity Wheels and D Centi Wheels

The unmistakable emerald city in the SEMA 2015 South Hall, Velocity Wheels always make a huge impression on attendees with their huge display, cool lines of wheels, as well as posh cars and hot models.

Velocity Wheels and D Centi Wheels Always Make Huge Displays at SEMA Show, Again in 2015

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

This year, Velocity Wheel has much to show in the SEMA 2015 show, and their coolest lines of big wheels were shown here in the full article.  Velocity has multiple brands of wheels under this grand brand.  Many different styles suit various lifestyles how people love their rides to be in.  From luxury, to performance, to muscles, their wheels maintain a sense of sleekness and sturdiness to the core.

The D Centi Wheels line targetted for the international markets, have their signature finish and manufactured exclusively by the company itself.  We salute to this production and brand combination that don't exist much anymore.

Here is more detailed coverage of the Velocity Wheels and D Centi Wheels at SEMA 2015.

Nov 10, 2015

SEMA 2015 Enkei Wheels Advanti DST Wheels

Wheel Company Highlights of SEMA 2015 Part 2 - Enkei Wheels and DST Wheels

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

Enkei Wheels is a big Japanese aftermarket custom wheels company.  They specialize in the lightweight racing and performance wheels as well as off road market needs. The futuristic designs reflect the rigid engineering disciplines and strong zen-like designs.

Stylish CEC Wheels at #SEMA 2015 @CECWheels

The Long History of CEC Wheels Demonstrated Their Stylish Wheel Lines at SEMA 2015 Show

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai
CEC Wheels is always a major company to show at SEMA shows.  In the vast South Hall, they always come up with ingenious booth displays that would blow the water out of competitions.

This year, they brought in their strong new designs of their made-in-Germany high end wheels as captured here.  CEC has been in the business for more than 25 years.  Their great business relationships with the major European car manufacturers have put them in a great position to produce high performance and tight engineering products all along.  Here are some 19" - 24" samples from the CEC Wheels display at the SEMA 2015 Show.

Nov 8, 2015

Highlights of #SEMA 2015 Wheels Company Products and Displays @Semashow

Entering SEMA 2015 South Hall is like going to a Disneyland if you are a big wheels fan.  There are so many companies vying for your glimpses and close inspections and hopefully to win your business.

We have brought you some of the exciting new products as well as amazing companies to you.  Here is a highlight of our coverage that will run in the next several days.

SEMA Show is a Gigantic Showroom for Wheels Lovers and Lifestyle Extenders!

Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai

Wheels Industry has always been a great supporter and sponsors of the SEMA show with a long history.  Every year that we have covered so far, it always has the prime and prominent venue space, the South Hall, for the best of the best.  

In the sprawling theoretically 10 football field size first floor exhibit space, it was packed back to back with many of the industry named brands, including 2Crave, Ace. Advanti, American Force, CEC, Concept One, Enkei, Giovanna, Konig, Kraze, MKW, Rucci, Savini, Strada, TWG, Velocity, and many others

On top of all these, there are many more companies displayed outside the convention hall, as well as the Performance Pavilion too, including Asanti, Center Line, FondMetal, Gear, Haas, Motiv, and more.

Oct 23, 2015

#FormulaDrift 2015 Final Fight Season Finale - Final Competition Between Gushi and Aasbo by N. Devera

Continuation of the 2015 Formula Drift Final Fight Competition.

Irwindale, CA / Photos by N. Devera

Here is a quick capture series of the tight and exciting competition between the final two Formula Drift 2015 drivers, Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi, for the champion!

Our contributing photographer N DeVera has captured the true essence of the final fight and the excitements of it.

Oct 17, 2015

Formula Drift 2015 Season Winners and Ceremony, With 2015 Winning Hankook Driver Fredric Aasbro Photos by N. DeVera

Formula Drift 2015 Season Winners

Irwindale, CA / Photos by N. DeVera, Text by W&HM and Formula Drift Press Release

The fiercely competed season 2015 finally came to the final end.  The winning drivers and teams celebrated their hard earned trophies and honors.  Here are the complete lists of this seasons' winners:

(Source: Formula Drift Press Release)

Round 7: Final Fight Event Results

1. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion tC Winner
2. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S 2nd Place
3. Wang, Forrest Get Nuts Lab Nissan S15 3rd Place
4. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance / Car Crafters Ford Mustang 4th Place
5. Whiddett, Mike Red Bull / Mobil 1 / Mazda "Radbul" 5th Place
6. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 6th Place
7. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX 7th Place
8. Ng, Charles Maxxis / Sparkplugs.com / Speedhunters Infiniti G37 8th Place
9. Field, Matt CX Racing / Yokohama Nissan S14 9th Place
10. DeNofa, Chelsea BC Racing / GT Radial BMW 3-Series 10th Place
11. Foust, Tanner Rockstar Energy / Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat 15th Place
12. Tuerck, Ryan Retaks / Maxxis / Nameless Performance Scion FR-S 12th Place
13. Yokoi, Masashi D-Max Nissan S15 Silvia 13th Place
14. Essa, Michael SLP Performance / Yokohama Chevy Camaro 14th Place
15. Saito, Daigo Achilles Radial Nissan GT-R 15th Place
16. Mordaunt, Pat DriftPaddock.com / Falken Tire Nissan 350Z 16th Place

Oct 12, 2015

2015 Formula Drift Final Fight Irwindale Pit Coverage of Pro Drift Cars Part 3

 2015 Formula Drift Pro Drivers' Cars continued....

2015 Formula Drift Final Fight Irwindale Pit Coverage of Pro Drift Cars Part 2

 2015 Formula Drift Pro Drivers' Cars Continued ...

2015 Formula Drift Final Fight Irwindale Pit Coverage of Pro Drift Cars Part 1

Various Drift Car in The Pit Stop for Tune Ups at The Formula Drift Irwindale, Final Fight Event, 2015

Irwindale, CA / Py Pai
At the Formula Drift events, one of the key attractions is to see the drift cars up close and also opportunities to meet the hero drift driver themselves!  At the Final Fight event in Irwindale, the challenges in drifting has increased dramatically due to the slight changes of the course.  Many of the competition cars were banged up because those unexpected or unfamiliar curves and turns.  We have gathered here some of the drift cars for a close inspection and show the muscles and powers inside these impressive and swift monsters!

Sep 20, 2015

W&HM PIcks of Awesome Cars in Subiefest 2015

Fontana, CA / W&HM
We went through the main venue to seek out some of the best worked, best upgraded, and best decorated cars in the Subiefest event.  Here are our top picks!! Great job guys!!

Sep 13, 2015

W&HM Top Picks from 2015 Corros Y Corridos Car Show

The Loud and Hot Car Show of Corros Y Corridos 2015 in Ontario California

Ontario, CA / W&HM
It's a very hot day, especially in the Inland Empire region where the desert meets mountains forming a perfect heat trap from the west or the east or the north or simply from the sky.  At whopping 'bout 100F degrees, The car show that showed a great community of the Hispanic as well as other car lovers to show their support to their cars, sponsors, and the cause. The car show is called "Carros Y Corridos".  Even though the ticket price for spectators, especially at door, is generally higher than the average big car shows, there were still sizable people and families showed up to support the show, and enjoyed the great performances of various highly notable bands.

During the show, we did our evaluation, and picked

Aug 27, 2015

A Truly Beautifully Beat Up Vintage Mazda Cappela RE at Auto Enthusiast Day

 It Is So Bad That It Is Truly Beautiful!  The Vintage Beat Up Mazda Capella RE at Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day 2015

Anaheim, CA / W&HM
We've seen vintage cars, and we've even seen beat up vintage cars.  However, this one really topped the beat up department by far.  Everything you see looks original, or to the point of like original.  This really "seasoned" vintage Mazda Capella RE is so rusty and the rubber is so worn that you would worry how it got here.  None the less, the owner had done

NEW!! Wheels and Heels Magazine Launched Brand New Car Show "TOP PICK" Car Seal

We Launched The Brand New "TOP PICK" Car Show Show Car Seal of Approval!!

Los Angeles, CA / Py Pai
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new class of coverage of show cars in car shows and events.  Wheels and Heels Magazine TOP PICK show car seal is designated to the cars that truly catch our eyes and worth our camera doing more investigation.  This is a way to say "Great Job!!  Well Done!!" to the dedicated owners of these amazing cars at the car shows.

We care for all makes and models of cars.  However, we are particularly drawn to the cars that have unique characteristics, especially,

  • Unique looks and styling
  • Creative parts and upgrades
  • Highly customized works 
  • Sophisticated and elaborate paint arts
  • Cars that have been featured in the magazine before
These are the awesome cars that we want to show to our readers how amazing they are!  It is also a big nod to the owners for their great job and efforts and investments and sponsorship!

During the evaluation process at car shows, if we find cars that we are interested we would usually hand out a sheet to the owner for more information.  If the information is returned timely, it would raise the chance to be our "TOP PICK" and featured here!  So if you get a "W&HM TOP PICK" Request for Info sheet, please fill it out soonest you can and return to us or email back to us.  
May the best and most beautiful and the most mods win!!

Jul 27, 2015

EAF/SD 2015 Car Coverage Part 3 - Justin Goen Rally Race Car

 San Diego, CA / W&HM Staff - In this article, we have the special focus on the unique rally car by Justin Goen.  Rally cars are a rarity in Extreme Autofest car shows.  Of all the venues of EAF that we have covered, there have been a few cases that we had the chance to see a rally car.  However, they were usually brought out by vendors or companies that support the motorsport.  Justin has given us a taste of his highly modified and awesomely equipped ride.  The immaculate look of the car really stood out in the sea of import tuners and custom vintage.

Extreme Autofest Car Show San Diego 2015 Car Coverage Part 2 - Nokturnal Car Club Cars

 San Diego, CA / W&HM Staff - Nokurnal is the top car club that has outlandish car modifications, especially on the exterior and car parts, with special attention to the details and the appearances.  Whenever you go into their car club section in a car show, you would be dazzled by

Extreme Autofest Car Show San Diego 2015 Car Coverage Part 1

Extreme Autofest San Diego 2015 Car Show Cars

San Diego, CA / W&HM - Decorative arts are one form of expression that many of the lowrider and custom car owners love to boast of.  Many times, the art works on the hood or side door panels, or trunk piece, are telling a story, or designate a cultural pattern, or simply a show of artistic force.  This is such a unique genre that none of the the other peer community can compare.  We always have

Jul 7, 2015

Hot Tuner Cars at Hot Import Nights Anaheim July 4th 2015 Part 6 @HotImportNights

Anaheim, CA / W&HM Staff
(Part 6) The Hot Import Nights at OC, brought the cool tuner cars to the Anaheim Angel Stadium parking lot.  There were many unique looking, custom modified and simply awesomely wrapped rides across the parking rows.  They also provided the perfect backdrop for the models to shoot with as well.  This July 4th weekend has been a fun and festive weekend with this wonderful car show!