One of our missions here at nw-built is to provide the Pacific Northwest with an outlet where cars and people of all different types and color can join together in one place – in essence, bringing to light the diversity of our region. Last year we took it upon ourselves to fulfill that mission by hosting an event at Golden Gardens in Seattle, WA. It was a huge success being our first big event, and welcomed over 400 cars. Most importantly it showed that people and cars of all types can get together without all of the e-thuggery/flaming, to have a great time and enjoy the Pacific Northwest automotive scene & atmosphere.
Photos and Words by William Tanna.
Shooting and featuring a Honda is always a dangerous field to get in to. People usually look right past or have to make slanderous remarks of the car because of what it is. As car enthusiasts we should really learn to get over that wall, and really appreciate a car for how it is built and maintained. Jesse Nunley owns this Honda, and he has put probably more time into his car than most people. If you have built up your car as much as Jesse has, then you would understand the amount of time and hard work it takes to build a Honda like this. This was probably the most difficult shoot I did because of the color of the car and the time of day we shot at, but overall I had a lot of fun and it was great to meet Jesse.
Henderson Nguyen owns this beautiful 2002 S2000.. and went so far as to take the photo for us also! A lot has been done to the car in the past couple of months, with new additions like AP2 Headlights, Bumper, Lip, and Sideskirts.
Best of all, the car sits on Megan Track Coils and 18×9.5 +45F +30R wheels. Perfect rolling shot, beautiful car, and the rainy Pacific Northwest (yay). What’s not to like?
On January 28th, a bunch of local car enthusiasts got together at the local Triple XXX Rootbeer in Issaquah. Triple XXX has been well known for hosting all sorts of car meets – from Muscles, to Hot Rods, to Imports. Most importantly, it’s a great place to get together because of the great food and large venue to accommodate lots of cars.
Photos and Words by Andrew Kolstad
If history has taught us nothing else it has taught us that human beings will race anything. Chariots, lawnmowers, and even scooters can all be tweaked to go faster. I have to admit I chuckled the first time I heard about scooter racing. All snickering ceased when Brian Noji placed on the podium the first time I saw him race. He was the only scooter at a bike day and he placed in the top 3 for his engine size. That is no small feat if you realize he took a commuter mobile to a track with purpose built motorcycles.
Last Thursday marked the fourth “not so loko” Pacific Northwest StanceWorks meet. Much thanks to Paul Bruney organizing another cool event. The location this time was Juanita Park in Kirkland, WA – and while it wasn’t the greatest of locations for numerous reasons (parking, cops – see below), the overall meet had a laid back feeling and it was great to see old and new friends. Plus it was at the beach, and the sun stayed out all day.
Photos and words by Vinnie Nguyen
Today’s meet up at The Landing in Renton was pretty sweet. I borrowed a fisheye lens from a friend so I knew I was going to have some fun with it for today. Some of us had gotten there early, so we were able to see everyone as they rolled in one by one. As expected though, as more cars came through, the more agitated the security got. Surprisingly enough, they didn’t kick us out right away. They gave us a fair warning that if someone were to come through revving their engines and/or going past 10mph then they were going to kick us out. We were all poking fun at what the security guard said, “Yup! They’re going to kick us out!” was what you would hear a lot of the time when someone came rolling up.