If you were enthused with cars growing up in the early half of the 90′s, then chances are good that you had a period of your life where your favorite car had an Italian heritage, a dozen cylinders and doors that reached for the sky. There’s a whole lot more to the exotic sports car world these days, but the Lamborghini Festival of Houston proves that a raging bull can still break necks and draw crowds.
Today on Kicking It, I’m reintroducing a face from the drift community that briefly cameo’d in a post last year, Joshua Steele of NEVRSLO Motorsports. If you remember, I encountered Josh for the first time at Round 5 of 2012′s Lone Star Drift Pro Am series. Last we met, Josh was tearing up Gulf Greyhound Park in his ubermachine to close out the series with style. When all the smoke cleared, Mr.NEVRSLO had earned one of three coveted pro licenses for Formula D.
It’s always a good idea when planning anything to factor in Murphy’s Law. In fact, in the 27 years of being on this wonderful little dirt ball, it’s probably one of the most sage pieces of advice that I personally adhere to (That and not being a douche). With that in mind, when a friend from New Orleans offered to have me tag along with him to Austin’s IKKiCON during the last weekend of the year, I jumped at it.
Me and the lovely Lana Marie have been trying to schedule a shoot for quite some time now. Finally we both found ourselves on the cold, dark streets of Austin. Fortunately she was armed to the teeth with blades and guns and I had plenty of heavy glass to bludgeon evil doers with. A special shout out goes to Joey Lopez, Nacho Likes, and Hai Ngyuen for their help with this.
In the early 2000′s, import car culture was exploding after the phenomenon that was The Fast and the Furious movie. Hot Import Nights was the car show at the center of all the flash and ran hand in hand with it in all its loud eccentricity. But as with all trends, car styling and its enthusiasm shifted in an entirely different direction, and the Hot Import Nights lost a bit of its momentum in recent years. However, this past Saturday marked Hot Import Night’s first return to Houston, Texas in 3 years. In high school I had fond memories of Hot Import Nights being everything dreams were made of, so there was no stopping me from making it out for the show’s rebirth.
Nov 17-18 outside Hermann Square at City Hall.
I’ve been attending a lot of car events lately, but heck, Autorama is the car show of car shows; it’s a king sized event that spans days. However, I think it’s been getting pretty typical of me to take pictures of cars, so I thought this time I should substitute for pretty ladies instead. No objections, I trust.
Round 5 of the Lonestar Drift Series was the end of this year’s season and would serve as the culmination of the point race for guys striving to get their Formula D licenses. With the recent SEMA announcement of a long awaited Texas stop for the next season of Formula D, things were getting big!
There are essentially three types of automotive bloggers: the consumer reporter, the sports journalist, and the hobbyist. I suppose you could apply the distinctions to anything of interest, but it’s an especially strong case in the world of car enthusiasts. While StrangeRhythms isn’t strictly a car blog, it is a blog about what the authors find interesting, whatever that may be. In my case, I like cars. This probably isn’t surprising you.
The 2012 All Team Bash was originally to take place on October 21st at Bear Creek Park, as it had in previous years, but a recent change of policy (and pricing) nearly had the massive Texas car meet canceled. Luckily, some bright minds saved everything and decided to bring the event together with Import Face Off’s yearly drag racing competition at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. The weather was fantastic, the turnout was huge and the cars were fast.