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RICK ROSS TAPOUT TRIBUTE BIKE 2009 SEMA SHOW KILLER KREATIONS DUB SHOW MIAMI & LOS ANGELES D-DAY COVERAGE


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2010

CAR CULTURE

WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE

GOING DEEPER WITH THE MIAMI HEAVYWEIGHT

SNOOP DOGG TAPOUT TRIBUTE BIKE 2009 SEMA SHOW KILLER KREATIONS DUB SHOW MIAMI & LOS ANGELES D-DAY COVERAGE


DUB MAGAZINE ISSUE 64 JAN/FEB 2010 CONTENTS

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KILLER KREATIONS

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INTAKE FRESH

• ONYX RANGE ROVER VOGUE BODY KIT • VORSTEINER BR9 EDITION BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT

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VOLUME

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GREEN STREETS

• REALM FLAT LFT12-D4F SUBWOOFER • ROCKFORD FOSGATE IBEAM IB-200 • KICKER COMPVX SUBWOOFER • MB QUART RLP SUBWOOFER

• NISSAN LAND GLIDER CONCEPT • INFINITI M35 HYBRID • VOLKSWAGEN L1 CONCEPT

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40 ON LOCATION • DUB SHOW MIAMI • D-DAY


EDITOR’S NOTES It’s a new year and with it comes new goals, new hopes, and a sense that things can only get better as the seemingly darker end of the first decade vanishes from the rear view mirror. With every new year comes the hope for greater things, but Snoop Dogg doesn’t have to hope because his new year is sure to be filled with heaps of success. Fresh off the release of his tenth album, the Doggfather is taking his career to new heights with his new Creative Chairman position at the resurrected Priority Records. When he’s not busy at work, check out how he plays, driving around some truly bespoke rides. Success isn’t only reserved for Snoop in the coming year; the “Boss Man” Rick Ross is taking charge with his new record label, Maybach Music Group and new rap group, Triple Cs. As one of hip-hop’s elite, Ross’ near future holds two new albums, one being a collabo effort with fellow lyricist Birdman. With huge success comes some sizeable rewards, and Ross is no stranger to gifting himself with fine vehicles and custom cycles, which is why his garage is filled with auto brands we could only dream of driving like his Aston Martin Vanquish S, RollsRoyce Phantom, Maybach 57 S and Bentley Continental GT. And speaking of a Bentley, feast your eyes on the menacing 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed from Street Concepts Elite. Nicknamed the “Dark Knight,” the British import features a matte-black exterior fitted with an exclusive widebody Premier 4509 body kit and adorned with carbon fiber accents. It’s enough to make Bruce Wayne want to trade in his Batmobile. It’s always good to come off the Christmas season doing something charitable, which is why you should purchase $10-raffle tickets to win the stunning TapouT “Simply Believe” Mask tribute bike that AKA Custom Cycles built to commemorate the loss of an amazing person. All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish and TPOA Children’s Charitable Foundations. Thanks to Killer Kreations owner Fred Scicoli, the images on the bike jump right at you. But then again, all the bikes he pens with his artistic magic do just that. Read his feature to know more about upand-coming Picasso of cycles. Don’t forget to see how it all went down at the 2009 SEMA show in Sin City this past November, as well as the Miami and L.A. D-Day shows! Since you’ll want to be riding around in something fly, we’ve also included the 2010 Wheel and Tire Guide. Browse though all the new wheel designs to see which one you’ll want turn heads with. Here’s wishing all of our readers and fans a Happy New Year! Enjoy 64.

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DWIGHT HOWARD’S KNIGHT XV

Dwight Howard’s Knight XV is HUGE! I can just imagine how it turns heads when he drives it; I’ve never seen anything like it. The photo in Issue 63 with it next to an H2 really shows how big the Knight XV is. How does it compare to the H1? That thing must be a terror on the petrol, how much gas does it thing suck up? Bruce G. Via e-mail You’re right, Bruce, the Knight XV Howard has is one monstrous beast. The H2 looks tiny, miniscule, laughably petite next to the Knight XV. Part of the reason for its massiveness is that the Knight XV is built to withstand, well, just about anything. It has a 40 gallon tank that’s necesary for the 10,000 pound vehicle to get around, but it’s also E85 flex-fuel capable so it might not be that bad on fuel cost. Check them out at www.conquestvehicles.com

TOPO: THE WIDEBODY KING

THE PLATINUM GAME Good look on the Platinum Motorsport spread! I like the whole story being like a Chess game. These guys are definitely focused and making moves. Owning their own business like that right out of high school and being only in their mid-20s is just crazy to me! Sounds like they owe much of their success to their father for first starting the business and giving them something to work with, as well as giving the bros inspiration to do better. Manut Gill Via e-mail Thanks for the thumbs up on the Platinum Motorsport spread, Manut! We’re always trying to switch things up a bit and the whole Chess theme for their feature was the perfect fit. The Keshishyan Brothers approach business in a well thought out and well calculated way, just as in a perfect game of chess. They do have their father to thank for all that they have since he was the one who introduced them to the automotive industry. Theirs is truly an American Dream success story that should inspire us all to follow our dreams to the limits!

D-DAY: BACK IN FULL EFFECT I’ve been a fan of DUB since the Sprewell issue and remember when you guys first had D-Day. When I heard that it was coming back this year, I immediately called the old crew and we got our tix! It was an awesome show and all I can say is to bring it back next year! I think outdoor events are just better for car shows, but maybe bring it a little closer to L.A. because the drive to San Bernardino is kinda far. J. Herderson Via e-mail

Thanks for profiling the man behind the widebody phenomenon. I always hear of Topo and his widebody Challengers and Chargers, but never really knew much about him until I read your cover feature on him in Issue 63. He sounds like a pretty down-to-earth dude who’s really humble despite all his recent success. The way he styled the widebody on the Camaro is perfect; he made an already good ride even better. How much does he charge to do a custom build like that, and how do you get in touch with him? Btw, I like the way you did the cover with the Camaro only and D. Howard on the other side! Spyder404 Via e-mail Thanks for dropping a line to us Spyder404! Topo is is definitely a humble and talented automotive trendsetter, which made it a no brainer to feature him and his lastest creation on the cover. Topo’s a busy man, but if you want to get in touch with the widebody king, send him an e-mail at maffia. customs@gmail.com. As far as pricing goes, you’d have to contact him to find that out since almost all his projects are one-off builds. One thing for sure is you’ll be getting your money’s worth!

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Thanks for being with us since the beginning, J, and we’re glad you had a great time at D-Day. This year’s D-Day was a huge success and we definitely plan on bringing it back next year! We got a load of awesome feedback on the show and the distance was the only thing people weren’t digging. Yeah, the drive to San Bernardino is pretty rough, but we wanted to bring it back to where the show first started! We’re deep into the planning stage for next year’s DUB Show Tour and D-Day events and all the latest information can be found at www.dubshowtour.com

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Fresh off releasing their conversion kit for the Range Rover Sport, Irish tuner Onyx has added the Range Rover Vogue body kit to their lineup. It features flowing bodylines and an array of high quality solid carbon fiber attachments. Included in the kit are 22-inch TPM edition wheels. As far as under the hood enhancements go, Onyx gave the Range Rover 50 more horsepower in diesel models and almost 80 horsepower in supercharged ones. The interior of the vehicle also underwent an Onyx makeover with full perforated buffalo hide leather from top to bottom, including all seats, door cards, the center console and logoed headrests. Onyx has also added their own carbon fiber interior package with upgrades like door handles and heater vent surrounds. Starting this year, both Onyx’s Range Rover Sport and Vogue conversions will fit the new 2010 models with some minor cosmetic adjustments to differ the old from new. They are also working on a Porsche Cayenne 957 kit, which will be ready mid-February.

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on the road. A full-length side skirt matches the new lower stance of the BR9 front bumper, too. Also sitting lower than the original factory bumper is the BR9 carbon fiber rear bumper at 35mm, accentuating its new aggressive sports car-like stance. The BR9 lightweight rear bumper houses a racy integrated carbon fiber rear diffuser with built in dual racing fins that sits in between the oval tail pipes. An elegant, yet functional, carbon fiber deck lid spoiler attachment completes the enhancements to the rear of the

Bentley. All of the carbon fiber aero components are individually handmade by master trained technicians and can be ordered in a choice of glossy or matte finish carbon fiber. A set of 22-inch Vorsteiner V-101 forged aluminum Monoblock mesh wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires are optional. The wheels can be custom-painted or powder coated to the customers desired finish specifications.


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REALM’s new flat subwoofer is the newest addition to its product line designed to provide maximum low bass extension when regular woofers can’t be fit into an application. The flat 12-inch subwoofer (LFT12-D4F) offers the deep bass sound of a full-sized low

frequency transducer in a compact design. Less than half the depth of a typical subwoofer in its class, the LFT12-D4F has a mounting depth of only 2.87” and handles 600-Watts max and 300-Watts RMS power through dual 4-ohm voice coils. REALM flat subwoofer is ideal for installations underneath or behind a seat or in a small trunk. The LFT12D4F will retail for $299.99 and be available late-Spring.

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NISSAN LAND GLIDER ELECTRIC TWO-SEATER CONCEPT Unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan Land Glider concept is an electric twoseater that is designed to lean as much as 17 degrees when turning corners, similar to a motorcycle. The concept’s power source is from two electric motors in the rear that use lithium-ion batteries mounted under the floor. The car also features a car-robotics style crash avoidance system that’ll steer it automatically away from other vehicles or obstacles. Interior configuration has passengers sitting in a line, one right behind the other, not next to each

other as in traditional two-seaters. It’s a concept, but Nissan hints that this two-seat electric car “should not be regarded as a mere design study,” but there’s no immediate plans for commercial production.

THE ALGAEUS The first algae-fueled vehicle called the Algaeus made its way across America back in September 2009 as a publicity stunt for the film Fuel. The car is actually a converted plugin Prius outfitted with a nickelmetal hydride battery and filled with a blend of 5 percent algae and 95 percent gasoline from Sapphire Energy. It took 10 days to go from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Although a 5 percent blend of algae doesn’t exactly signal the start of an algae revolution, but it does mean that progress is being made on fuel with great potential

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INFINITI BRINGING M35 HYBRID INTO PRODUCTION Infiniti will be launching its 2012 M35 hybrid sometime in 2011 and is the company’s first hybrid in its 20-year existence, as well as the cleanest and most economical car in Infiniti’s history. Realizing the high performance/low emissions promise of the recent Infiniti Essence concept car, the M35 Hybrid has been designed and engineered to add to, not take away from, the driving experience, a key part of any Infiniti’s appeal. The M35 Hybrid is based on the all-new M, which itself picks up styling cues from Essence that made its debut at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.

Infiniti’s hybrid system is a single electric motor/twin clutch arrangement. Innovatively, the first clutch is installed between the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 and the electric motor. The M Hybrid can also run solely on its electric motor in certain driving conditions, furthering fuel efficiency and optimizing energy usage across the widest possible range of driving conditions. Details of driving range, performance and transmission will be released later.

VOLKSWAGEN L1 CONCEPT and the road trip allowed skeptics to see the progress in action. The main point of the Algaeus is to show the ability of algae to be used in a standard engine. Sapphire Energy plans to produce two million gallons of algae fuel per year for the next two years with hopes of it becoming cost-competitive in the next few years at $60 to $80 a barrel. The company intends to create a 10 percent algae blend for its future commercial products.  Sapphire is also producing one million gallons of algae-based jet fuel this year.

Touted as “the most fuelefficient automobile in the world,” Volkswagen’s L1 concept uses only 1-liter of gasoline to drive 62 miles, which is about 230 miles per gallon. The tiny engine will only get the car up to about 75 mph and, as such, VW doesn’t expect to sell a lot of them. Safety concerns might also keep the car from being a best seller, as well as the limited interior that has the single passenger sitting behind the driver, like in a small airplane. But, since it does have four wheels, it will have to meet all of the normal

safety regulations for cars. VW will continue to release details on the car, but they are pretty sure that it will be produced by 2010.


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lace both a sleek, modern new car and a custom old school in front of Snoop, and hands down, he’ll pick the old school. But you can’t be mad at the Doggfather for passing up on a new ride. “That’s my nature; that’s me,” he says about his preference. “I’m a ’70s baby, and I’m inspired by my generation ’cause when I was a kid that’s all I saw and it stayed in my mind—that’s what I get down with. These new sh*t don’t move me ’cause they ain’t gonna be here long since it changes all the time. Old stuff gets stuck and you can’t change it.” While his garage does include several new

rides, it’s his old schools that get his heart pumping. The 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, aka Snoop’s Lakers ride, that we first shot in Issue 54 now shows off his favorite NBA team on the outside with a custom mural. “I call it the ‘never-seen-it’ ’cause you ain’t never seen one like this before,” Snoop explains. “The mural on the front got all the greats from the Lakers’ organization, starting off with my main man, (RIP) Chick Hearn, Magic, Kareem, Kobe, and the greatest Lakers of all…me; why not.” Besides the mural done by Taz Rock, Snoop upgraded the car to bleed purple and gold with a custom interior,

sound system enclosure in the trunk and even the hydraulic switches got the Lakers treatment. “I bought the car in Vancouver when I was doing a video,” he continues. “It was all white, but I brought it back and had it whipped, dipped and flipped, so I could hit the strip. An old school car makes more noise when you hear it hitting the street opposed to a new car. If you have an old school car that looks good and a new school car, more people are gonna ask you about the old school one ’cause you’ll see five or six people with that new car.” Besides his revamped Lakers ride, Snoop also

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digs his 1967 Fleetwood Cadillac “Snoopdeville” with the chandelier light that turns on when you open the front doors. The exterior features a oneof-a-kind paint job with Snoop’s name so you know who you’ll be riding with, as well as gold and platinum gold leafing done by Mike Lamberson, which Mike calls “Dragon Lines.” There’s also a mural on the trunk with Snoop’s portrait along with his two sons. “The mural is called ‘Me and my doggs,’” Snoop explains. “It symbolizes me and my sons and all of us being together. It’s a sweet car.” It rides on 16-inch Dayton 100-spoke wire wheels and Vogue tires. But his Cadillac isn’t the only thing that’s sweet for Snoop; his career is probably even sweeter now since he’s recently been named Creative Chairman of the resurrected Priority Records, by parent company EMI Music. Along with the new position, he’s released his tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland, on the famed West Coast label. Snoop will also act as executive producer for a number of new releases in celebration of the label’s 25th anniversary. “The first thing I want to accomplish is to execute my record and make sure it comes out with a bang—sounds good, feels good—because that’s the beginning,” he says. “If I start with my record, it’s like a foundation. It’ll be the bar and the standards we reaching for; once I do that, we can go back and open the vault for all the great music that we created for the West Coast.” In the near future, Snoop hopes to re-release those records and put out compilations to mix old music with the new. In a press release, Snoop said that the partnership was a great feeling. “It’s a new partnership, a new Priority Records, and a new Snoop Dogg: the Creative Chairman…the Boss Dogg…the Dogg Father. The business model Snoop’s 1967 Fleetwood Cadillac “Snoopdeville” is dedicated to his sons, who are featured on the car’s trunk mural. The chandelier light turns on when you open the front doors and hits the streets on 16-inch Dayton 100-spoke wire wheels and Vogue tires.

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we’ve developed will bring the musical heritage of groups like N.W.A. to the forefront,” he goes on to say. In terms of his latest release, he describes it as being “the most potent dose of Snoop Dogg yet!” With epic collabs with music’s finest like The Dream, Brandy, Soulja Boy, R. Kelly, Pharrell and more, the new album will definitely feel good, according to Snoop. “It’s all about a party expression and celebrating what’s going on good in your life…feeling really good in my life right now.” Snoop actually handpicked every collabo on the album. “I always do my part first and then listen back and say, ‘Who’d make it sound dope,’ then I reach out. I’m like, ‘Nephew, it’s your uncle Snoop. I gotta heater right now. Can you get down with me?’ and they’re like, “Man, send it to me unc. I’m with it.’ Then that’s it!” Taking about six months to make, Snoop acknowledges that this album is a bit more mature than his previous ones, but it still depicts the same old Snoop everybody has come to love and adore. The first half of the album is geared with gritty tracks reminiscent of Snoop’s

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The 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, aka Snoop’s Lakers ride, that we first shot in Issue 54 and now features a Laker greats mural on the hood. Besides the mural done by Taz Rock, Snoop upgraded the car to bleed purple and gold with a custom interior, sound system enclosure in the trunk and even the hydraulic switches got the Lakers treatment.

earlier days, while the second half gets the party started. “When I first started to put together this record, I had a lot of malice in my heart—just focusing on making hardcore gangsta music… my mood later lightened and I wanted to make some music that just felt good to me and to the ladies.” The established West Coast rapper has successfully fused electro-hop with his classic old-school gangsta sound that keeps fans intrigued and wanting more from the Doggfather. So far, his favorite song on the album is the first song “I Wanna Rock,” for it’s “old school with a

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new twist” qualities. For the new year, expect to see Snoop traveling around the world with DJ Quik, promoting Malice N Wonderland. The most anticipated stop on his tour is merely going overseas to feel the love of international fans. “Those fans don’t get to see you as much, so basically they embrace you a little bit more,” he says. But besides his tour, Snoop will also be working on an upcoming collabo album, Blaze!, with fellow West Coast rapper B-Real. Having been the good friends since they’ve been in the rap game, a collabo project was inevitable for the two

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lyricists. While neither has gone “full speed” on the album, Snoop expects to once the tour is done. With a prosperous 2010 ahead of him, Snoop isn’t showing signs of slowing down and doesn’t let the industry dictate his career moves because he loves what he does. “I don’t stop and look at my place [within the industry] ’cause I’m still playing the game,” he explains. “I don’t take time to look at the stats of what I’ve done; I’m too busy trying to create more. [This is] a profession I chose because I was born to do it. I wouldn’t want to do nothing else ’cause I love every damn minute of it.”

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WORDS: DEANNE DeLUNA PHOTOS: MIKE KUCZYNSKI

Artist Fred Sicoli put a lot of man-hours in making the “Horror” bike look this good. It’s a 2006 GSXR 1000 that’s owned by Mike Kuczynski and features a Voo Doo Industries exhaust, chrome accents, Airide suspension that slams it to the ground, Xtreme Machine 300 rear wheel kit and headlights painted “Candy Green” by Sicoli. Kuczynski, a huge fan of old horror movies, wanted the bike theme to match his tattoos of horror characters.

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ne look at the artwork/airbrushing that Fred Sicoli does and for sure you’ll be blown away at the amazing talent he has. The intricate detail and precise airbrush work he puts into all of his designs is almost unreal, as they seem to pop up from their medium in a 3D way. In one word, they are killer; probably one reason why he named his shop Killer Kreations based out of South Philadelphia. The self-taught artist is blazing the airbrush scene with his superior talents and quickly growing into a hot commodity within the aftermarket/ customization scene. Known for his street bike works of art, Sicoli, 35, and his team at Killer Kreations will tackle any truck, rod or chopper that drives through the studio. They’ll also lay their magic on all types of helmets, surfboards, skateboards, snowboards,

and canvases, as well as airbrush murals on thee walls of homes and restaurants. All work done at ith Killer Kreations is produced by Sicoli himself, with work taking as little as 2-3 weeks or as long as 8-10 weeks, depending on the type of project. Having worked on so many projects to date, his most favorite one has to be the green “Horror” bike that features villainous characterss . ut “The colors and the way the characters came out d are amazing,” he describes. “It’s so different and unique; definitely not something you’d normallyy st see on the street.” While he hasn’t met his most challenging request concerning artwork yet, he considers the TapouT “Mask” memorial bike to me be his hardest project to date because of the time o constraints he faced to finish it. “It was given to me last minute, and I had to have it completely done to show at the 2009 SEMA Show. It was a


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The “Pirate” bike is a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 built by DVC Roofing and owned by Sicoli’s good friend Dave Marchese. The bike is fully chromed-out and features oneoff chrome “Pirate” rims by Xtreme Machine, a Brock’s Performance exhaust, 18-inch extended swing arm, “Candy Red” painted headlight, and an Airide suspension.

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doesn’t get excited for his automotive work as much is because he doesn’t get to keep any of it. “You put all this time and devotion into it just to see it drive away. I wish I could keep all my pieces of art work, but can’t. It’s a much better feeling with canvas paintings since I can always have them there if I want.” As his reputation expands and his client Rolodex increases, Sicoli wants to grow Killer Kreations as a world renowned shop and become a well recognized artist. “Painters all over make things look good and not many people know who we are,” he says. “I don’t want to be in the background anymore. I want to become the first airbrush guy to have his first TV show. I have a ton of ideas and it’s only a matter of time until they become reality.”

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very stressful f l project.” j ” With an interest in art brewing since he was a boy, Sicoli, has more than 15 years of airbrushing experience. He always knew his future would involve art and right after high school began his first artistic business venture doing screen printing and tees. “It didn’t go so well like I thought it was going to be, so my father suggested that I try doing automotive stuff and artwork for cars,” he describes about how he got into his current specialty. “One of my dad’s friends had a motorcycle and I painted it. Everybody loved how it turned out, and I made a lot of money on it. I decided to continue it and just started getting bigger customers from there.” Growing into the notable entity that Killer Kreations has become over the past year took some time for Sicoli, who faced a couple of challenges in his career and personal life. “There was a real rough period for a while—my mom passed away and then I lost my previous place to a flood,” he says. “I was driving around in a van for two years doing work out of it. I was literally

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going i from f spot to spot.”” It wasn’t ’ untilil two years ago that Sicoli’s luck had changed and he got back on his feet. Now, he has a TV show in the works, is booked months in advance for his work, has several employees working for him and is expanding the business to include various mediums of art, including his own clothing line. “We’re trying to reach out to TLC,” he explains about the show. “It’s not going to be about bikes or cars, but more about the artwork, what we do at the shop and our lives. We have a bunch of characters working here, and the clients that come in have stories behind them.” Some interesting story he mentioned was of a war veteran who wanted his prosthetic leg airbrushed. While Sicoli’s main work at the moment involves bikes and other automotive-related things, he’d like to transition into doing more canvas and illustration work since that’s where his artistic roots lie. “I like doing bikes, but I’m getting older and they take up a lot of work,” he says. “The project has to be really intensive for me to get excited about it.” The reason he

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“The painting of Charles really captures him in his true essence.” —Skrape

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n March, 11, 2009, the world lost a remarkable person. The tragic car accident that took the life of TapouT co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. devastated family, friends and fans, custom bike builder, Jason Peterson from AKA Custom Cycles, being one of them. “We’re a big fan of TapouT, MMA and UFC in general, and when we heard about him passing, we wanted to do something to commemorate his memory,” Peterson says. In August, he approached TapouT about building a bike in Mask’s memory, in which Punkass gave him the green light after he saw renderings Peterson’s wife, Meredith, designed. Choosing to name it “Believe” after Mask’s personal motto “Simply Believe,” Peterson chose the 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa as the project bike because it provided a large canvas to work with and outfitted the ‘Busa with various aftermarket and custom fabricated parts to make it unlike any other bike you’d normally see on the streets. To add greater detail to the bike, Peterson contacted Fred Sicoli of Killer Kreations Inc. to do the artwork and really make the bike come alive. “I loved doing this bike,” Sicoli says. “It meant something to me, not just because of the paint job, but because of the dedication that [the TapouT crew] had to their friendship and their devotion to build something out of nothing. So, I put everything I had into that paint job because it reminded me of the struggle that we have here at the shop everyday. It gave me hope that we can do this…like Mask said, ‘Simply Believe.’” Taking 400-hundred man hours to build, the tribute bike was unveiled at the 2009 SEMA show at DUB LIVE! and will be on display at the 2010 DUB Show Tour and be raffled off in August, with

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“We had Jason (the builder) watch some videos of Charles so he could truly get an understanding of who Charles really was to use for some inspiration for building the bike.” —Punkass all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish and TPOA Children’s Charitable Foundations. “Donating the money toward a children’s charity would be something that Mask would have liked,” Peterson comments.

To purchase raffle tickets for $10 or more information contact Jason at AKA Custom Cycles, (520) 248-0856, e-mail jpeterson@akacustomcycles.com or visit www.akacustomcycles.com.


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Built by Meredith and Jason Peterson of AKA Custom Cycles, Tucson AZ Killer Kreation Inc. custom paint Ride Wright 18X3.5 front and 18X8.5 rear wheels Gregg’s Customs single-sided swingarm and rear wheel center cap Metzler 130/60R18 front and 240/40R18 rear tires STX front Wave rotors Galfer Steel braided brakelines and pads Ransom Machine Works hand levers, handle bars and gauge bezel STM Inc. grips Roland Sands Designs triple tree R.I.S. Designs clutch cover, stator cover and tank cover Vortex adjustable rear sets and lowering links VooDoo Industries exhaust Myrtle West adjustable kickstand DynoJet Power Commander V Euro Effects HID and LED light kits HotBodies Racing air scoops and undertail kit P&L Upholstery custom seats


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e’re in Miami B*tch! On Saturday, September 26th, thousands flocked to the Miami Beach Convention Center, to check out one of the most anticipated DUB stops of the year. Nick Cannon flew in to host the festivities and gathering of the area’s hottest whips, toys, music and people on the planet! Exclusive Motoring was also on hand showcasing some of their latest celebrity-owned vehicles, as well as MC&A Customs, which is one of Miami’s premier one-stop shops. This year Bowtie South showed up like never before with their mega truck, classic cars and never before

seen chopper that had everyone buzzing. Arctic Customs featured the new DUB, Asanti, and Rockstar wheels, as well as some of their sickest whips sitting on big 24s, 26s, 28s, and 30s! Will Castro and the Unique Autosports South team brought out a fleet of vehicles and a pair of Diddy’s Jeeps to impress the fans. While the cars and shops provided tons of great eye candy, the concert stage provided pure musical entertainment from the likes of Tracee, DJ GQ, Tausha, Amore, J-LP, Rydaznrtist, Brisco, Pleasure P, Triple C and “The Boss” Rick Ross! Ace Hood even jumped on stage for a special appearance!

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BEST IN SHOW WINNERS BEST OF SHOW 1ST PLACE ($2000): DENNIS DELPHUS BEST OF SHOW 2ND PLACE ($1000): PAUL IRESON BEST OF SHOW 3RD PLACE ($500): JOSEPH DELEO CLUB 1ST PLACE: HI PROFILE CLUB 2ND PLACE: SWERVE KINGZ CLUB 3RD PLACE: STRAIGHT PIMPIN LOWRIDER 1ST ($1000): LARGE - BOWTIE CONNECTIONS LOWRIDER 2ND ($500): CARLOS CRUZ 25TH STREET RIDERS LOWRIDER 3RD ($250): CLAUDIA MOLINA MOTORCYCLE 1ST PLACE : JOSE VASQUEZ - CYCLE WORKS MIAMI MOTORCYCLE 2ND PLACE : JERRY NUNEZ - BOW TIE CUSTOMS MOTORCYCLE 3RD PLACE ($250): JUAN PERITA DUB VEHICLE SOUND SYSTEM: JIMMY CORDIVI - HI PROFILE DRESSED DUB VEHICLE ON PIRELLI TIRES: TERRY ELLIOT

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SPORT-COMPACT SOUND SYSTEM: JAMES TURNER SPORT-COMPACT DRESSED ON PIRELLI TIRES: CARLOS ANDRADE RETAIL SHOP BOOTH: EXCLUSIVE RETAIL SHOP VEHICLE: MC&A CELEBRITY CAR: AKON SPYKER 4-DOOR: ERIC OSCEOLA - SWERVE KINGS 2-DOOR: DENNIS DELPHUS CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE: SAM NEHME - BMS LUXURY SPORTS CAR: MC&A LUXURY: EXCLUSIVE SUV WILD: JIMMY CORDIVI - HI PROFILE SUV MILD: EXCLUSIVE FULLSIZE TRUCK: ERNIE BARRIOS - ACE CUSTOMS MINITRUCK/SUV: JUSTIN WARD - NOKTURNAL FULL SIZE CAR WILD: AVIER PEREZ - ECR FULL SIZE CAR MILD: CHUCHI - ECR EXOTIC: EXCLUSIVE’S SPYKER MERCEDES: JOSEPH DELEO

OLD SCHOOL: LEE FALSTROM - THE SHOP LLC LEXUS: MC&A BMW: MC&A CHEVY: CARLOS CRUZ - 25TH STREET RIDER FORD: JAMES TURNER SCION: EXCLUSIVE CHRYSLER: ROLANDO TOSTE DODGE: ALEXANDER WASHINGTON - SWERVE KINGS DOMESTIC WILD: NURSET HODZIC DOMESTIC MILD: LINDSAY DIAZ - STREET STYLEZ IMPORT WILD: PAUL IRESON IMPORT MILD: CHRIS CARILLO - HI PROFILE UNDERCARRIAGE: DENNIS DELPHUS PAINTED GRAPHICS: JERRY NUNEZ - BOW TIE CUSTOMS ENGINE: LARGE - BOWTIE CONNECTIONS INTERIOR: CASINO WILLIAMS PAINT: XAVIER RUIZ - ECR DISPLAY: PAUL IRESON


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or D-Day’s comeback show, the weather in So. Cal was beautiful - a perfect setting for the outdoor event that was held on Sunday, October 18 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. It was literally the ultimate automotive festival as over 13,000 people showed up to see more than 1,600 custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and everything in between, as well as more than 100 vendor booths, and some amazing performances. Nick Cannon, DJ Felli Fel and 99.1 KGGI hosted all the day’s festivities. The concert stage was rocking with performances by Pink Dollaz, Swag, Da Gogettas, Down AKA Kilo, Sen Dog, The Literates, Rydaznrtist, MC Magic, Ya Boy, Mack 10, WC, Dorrough, Paul Wall and Twista. More than 40 of the nation’s largest car clubs competed to take home prizes totaling more than $25,000! The huge cash purse drew in competitors of all kinds, which in turn led to one of the So-Cal’s biggest automotive lifestyle shows ever! The Monster Zone was packed all day long providing Monster Energy beverages and a sneak taste of the new DUB Edition Monster Energy drink! The Kawasaki Street Bike Team, including Rickey Gadson, Jason Britton, Kane ‘Insane’ Friesen, and the lovely Monster Girls made The Monster Zone one of the busiest sections of the show! Joining the street bike exhibition was The Famous Stars and Straps riders J-Beats, Warren Jamez, and Famous Crow who all made stuntin’ look easy. Across the way, the riders stunted in the air and amazed the crowd at the Boost Mobile FreestyleMX arena. The RMD Group boasted Topo’s own widebody Charger and owner Ralph Houlgin’s stacked Audi R8 and Impala, while Uniq Motorsports from Arizona featured an impressive line up of exotics worth more than a million dollars! Legendary graffiti artist OG Abel showcased his latest pieces, his clothing line and a live mural demonstration. A new and instantly popular attraction for D-Day was the Bully Expo, which allowed spectators to get up close and personal with the award-winning bullies from Cosa Nostra Bullyz, Shot Call Kennels and Atomic Dogg Magazine.

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• VESTAX SPIN • CASIO EXILM EX-G1 • GOD OF WAR III

• BEER SHOWCASE • BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY

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DUB REPORT 64

Company Information DUB Magazine® is now published 6 times per year. Subscriptions are now $20.00 for 6 issues. DUB® is the Original Automotive Lifestyles Magazine™ and is published by DUB Publishing, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA. DUB® Magazine was established in the year 2000. To place an ad in DUB Magazine, please contact the Ad Sales department at (626) 336-3821 The 8th annual DUB Show Tour Custom Auto Show & Concert features the nation’s best custom cars and also features an all-star line-up of performers. For more information, visit www.dubshowtour.com DUB® is also a design, marketing and promotions team, responsible for the development and marketing of many licensed automotive goods, collectibles, and apparel, as well as our sponsor’s key products. Contact: marketing@dubmagazine.com

Get the word out and get free stuff! For more info, email: john@dubmagazine.com Bring on the Letters! We’re now accepting letters to DUB Magazine. Send your rants or raves to intake@dubmagazine.com. Your letter may end up in an issue of DUB!

National & International Newsstand Distribution: Curtis Circulation Company Promotional Printing: Smart Levels: (800) 465-1746 www.smartlevels.com All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without written permission. This book is purchased with the understanding that the information presented is from many varied sources from which there can be no warranty or responsibility by the publisher, as to accuracy or completeness.

©Copyright 2010 DUB Publishing, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • PRINTED IN THE USA

New season. New rules. New Rides. As the DUB Show Tour continues to grow and expand so does the demand for different categories in the competition. This year we are opening up the classes and revising our judging criteria to field an even larger arena for competitors to compete in. As the demand for more classes change the scope of the DUB Show Tour, the editorial focus of the magazine shifts to encompass these changes as well. In both print and online, we’ll be adding even more features showcasing truly unique creations and looking into the lives of the nations top builders, car clubs, show competitors and enthusiasts. Let us know what you think, or if you are the next person we should be featuring in DUB Magazine! Drop us a line at intake@dubmagazine.com. * All locations are subject to change. Make sure you check with dubshowtour.com often to stay informed on the tour’s happenings. Also, friend us up on Myspace.com/dub and Facebook/dubmagazine

“DUB” (ISSN 1536-3562) is published bi-monthly (6 times annually) by DUB Publishing, Inc., 16815 E. Johnson Drive, City of Industry, CA 91745-2417. Subscription rate is $20.00 for 6 issues. Periodical Postage is paid at City of Industry, CA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to DUB, P.O. Box 469065, Escondido, CA 92046-9095.

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CASIO EXILIM EX-G1 WWW.CASIO.COM

Casio’s new EX-G1 is the first shock-resistant, waterproof and dustproof camera in the company’s new EXILIM G brand of digital cameras. The EX-G1 is designed with shockresistant elements throughout the camera, both inside and out, creating a smart look in a slimline camera with functional beauty. In addition to capturing high-resolution 12.1-megapixel images, the EX-G1 also features modes like interval shooting and multi-image capture, which utilize the camera’s endurance qualities. The interval

shooting function can automatically take still photos or movies at fixed intervals, enabling users to capture great shots while engaged in active sports, p , such as snowboardingg or cycling. y g SRP is $299. MSRP

JABRA STONE WWW.JABRASTONE.COM

The Jabra Stone is a cutting-edge Bluetooth headset with superior design and sound quality. TheStone curves around the back of your ear and fits into the included charger to create a solid stone-like shape. It also features Noise Blackout

Extreme technology that uses dual mics to reduce background noise, soft rubber padding for added comfort, and touch volume controls. The only downfall about the Stone is its high price of $130.

VESTAX SPIN WWW.VESTAX.COM

Whether you’re a pro or just getting your feet wet in the DJ world, the new all-in-one bundle of digital DJ hardware Spin will take your spinning experience to new heights. From Vestax and algoriddim (a leader in next-generation music software for the Mac), the Spin DJ controller delivers Mac users of all levels the experience of mixing, scratching and playing their music like a turntable DJ. djay 3 seamlessly integrates with the user’s iTunes library

and transforms the Mac into a complete DJ setup, while Vestax’s hardware replicates the control and physical sensation of mixing and scratching on actual records. It easily connects to any Mac via USB. The user can then control djay 3 using two high resolution touch-sensitive jog wheels for scratching and remixing like on an analog turntable. Spin is now available exclusively in Apple stores within the USA and Canada for $249.

BOWERS AND WILKINS ZEPPELIN MINI WWW.BOWERS-WILKINS.COM

The Zeppelin Mini attains the same high standard of sound quality, and delivers astounding clean volume potential, deep-bass impact and extension for such a diminutive package, as the regular-sized Zeppelin that redefined what could be expected from a one-piece iPod speaker system. Like its larger sibling, the Zeppelin Mini incorporates multiple Bowers & Wilkins core technologies to achieve unprecedented performance exemplified by the Mini’s use of two newly developed, fullrange, 3-inch fiber-glass drivers whose uniquely slotted cone and very long-throw “motor” deliver unprecedented range and dynamics for so compact a transducer. Its two leading-edge Class-D amplifiers ensure plenty of power (18 watts each) from ultra-compact, nearly coldrunning circuitry. It’s also fully certified by Apple as “Made for iPod” and “Works With iPhone.” MSRP is $399.

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GOD OF WAR III

DANTE’S INFERNO

PUBLISHER: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT DEVELOPER: SCE STUDIOS SANTA MONICA PLATFORM: PLAYSTATION 3 | WWW.WWW.GODOFWAR.COM

As the third and last installment in the God of War series, God of War III takes place right where the second installment left off, with Kratos upon Gaia’s back eager to exact vengeance on the gods and make them suffer. The whereabouts of the Blade of Olympus is unknown, even though Kratos had been wielding the blade at the end of God of War II. The single-player game allows you to take on the role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he scales through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the

dark depths of Hell to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, and an array of new weapons and magic for this iteration of the trilogy, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus. Enhancements from the previous two games include dynamic lighting effects, a robust weapon system, and world-changing scenarios that will truly bring unmistakable realism to Kratos’ fateful quest.

R.U.S.E. PUBLISHER: EUGEN SYSTEMS DEVELOPER: UBISOFT PLATFORM: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC | RUSE.US.UBICOM

R.U.S.E. takes place within the World War II time period., with a campaign that will take place in several major battle eras of the war, including North Africa, Italy, France, Holland, the Ardennes, and Germany. The game’s campaign takes place from the point of view of Major Joseph Sheridan of the United States Army.

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R.U.S.E is set to refresh the strategy genre of gaming, introducing deception techniques that will let you bluff your enemy to lead your nation’s army to victory. Camouflage your troops, lure your opponent with decoy units, sabotage his logistics: strategy is intuitive and deep at the same time.

PUBLISHER: ELECTRONIC ARTS DEVELOPER: VISCERAL GAMES PLATFORM: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3 | WWW.WWW.DANTESINFERNO.COM

Based on the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, you get to control Dante, a veteran of the Crusades, who chases his beloved Beatrice and frees her soul from Lucifer in this third-person Hack and Slash game. As his pursuit takes him through the 9 Circles of the Inferno to Beatrice, he will battle monsters and face his sins, his family past and his war crimes. To find his love

Beatrice, Dante must pass all nine “Circles of Hell.” Having journeyed through all of Hell, confronted his past and atoned for his sins, Dante must now face the most evil entity in the history of the universe, Satan, the giant, three-headed ruler of Hell. Only by defeating the Prince of Darkness himself can Dante save Beatrice, and his own soul.


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ast rhymes, harmonious choruses and a gangster attitude made Bone Thugs-N-Harmony a sensational hit back when they first exploded on the rap scene in 1994. The Ohio-based rappers had memorable hits, such as “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “For the Love of Money” and the genre-crossing “The Crossroads,” which they won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have had the privilege of being the only artists who have worked with hip-hop legends Eazy-E, 2Pac, Big Pun, and The Notorious B.I.G. while they were still alive. However, the group has had their fair share of hardships; Flesh-N-Bone’s incarceration and Bizzy Bone’s expulsion. Now all original five members are back once again to make up for lost times with their new album, Uni5: The World’s Enemy. Doing an album 20 years after having everybody together, what’s that feeling like? Wish Bone: It’s an amazing feeling. God has blessed us with longevity, and we’re back in the game working on the next project, bringing a lot of new energy; it’s Bone Thugs reinvented once again. Glad the fans and everybody are anyticipating and looking forward to what we have to present. Do you guys still have something to prove after 20 years in the business? Layzie Bone: Not to prove, we still have something to give to the game. We love music and love pleasing our fans because it’s in our hearts. We proved anything that can be proven in a rap game with our blessing of longevity and we’re still here. You know, Bizzy is back with the group and Flesh is home from prison, so we’ve been keeping it moving despite the adversities we’ve faced. We’re still here because we love it.

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of hard work for us to get all the way back on the same page with so much time away. The chemistry has always been there, but it was more of a challenge than any other album we’ve ever done because of the time span we’ve spent apart from each other. Us recording together is the easy part, the hard part was getting to know each other like when were young. Took a lot of thought and calculations to bring our thoughts and heads together to come up with the exact message we wanted to say and bring. What about this album is going to relate to kids today, or the new generation of hip-hop fans? Layzie Bone: I mean back then, we were dealing with gang violence and pretty much everything that’s pertaining to now. We might be more mature, but by us having children and raising ourselves allows us to relate to what pressures these kids are going through. We keep it real like we always do and tell it like it is. Real recognizes real, so if you’re really going through a struggle, we talk about that; if you trying to recognize your goals, we talk about that; if you’re an asshole, we talk about that. We hit on evey topic and no stone unturned. No the matter age, there’s something you can relate to from Bone ’cuase we’re real. What’s it like to be part of the group again, Flesh? Flesh-N-Bone: Wow, it was like a breath of fresh air, new life, to be born again and then some to be out of prison. My thing is to never have to experience anything like that again. I’m happy to be here and contribute to the group to make our lives even more successful. I have a lot of aspirations and a lot of goals now that I’m back to raise the bar to whatever type of level I can to keep this movement alive. Personally for me, I’m back and I do have a lot to prove, and I’m going to prove it.


BEER

According to Wikipedia, beer is the world’s oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Give your traditional beer a rest and try some of these new selections that might just be your new favorite beer!

MICHELOB SAMPLER PACK WWW.MICHELOB.COM

Getting out of your beer rut is easy with Michelob’s Sampler Pack, which provides drinkers the chance to try out some of its various beer flavors, including Michelob Rye P.A. (a robust ale with distinct bitterness, perfectly balanced by complex malt flavors and the spiciness of rye); Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat (an unfiltered wheat beer that is lightly hopped and fermented using a unique yeast strain to create characteristic banana and clove aromas); Michelob Pale Ale (a dry hopped to produce a delicious floral and citrus nose); and Michelob Porter (features bold coffee and chocolate tones with subtle notes of raspberry and pine). Every sampler pack includes a flighting sheet with tasting notes and a summary of each

beer’s ingredients to reveal how the brewmasters’ recipes impact the colors, aromas and flavors found among the different styles. The Michelob Fall/Winter Sampler Pack is available at club, grocery and convenience stores nationwide from September 14 through February 2010 in 24-packs (six of each beer) and 12-packs (three of each beer).

SHOCK TOP BELGIAN WHITE WWW.ANHEUSER-BUSCH.COM

Introduced originally as seasonal beer Spring Heat Spiced Wheat in 2006, it became a yearround beer as “Shock Top” in 2007. The Belgianstyle wheat ale is brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels and coriander that gives off a refreshing taste.

BUDWEISER AMERICAN ALE WWW.BUDAMERICANALE.COM

Budweiser American Ale has a robust taste that’s full-bodied, but not too heavy or too bitter. Carefully brewed with the highest quality of American ingredients, this rich, amber-colored, all-malt ale delivers a satisfying bold taste with a bright hoppy finish. It’s an ale that’s distinctly American in character with its balanced and fullbodied nature that itsn’t overpowering, complete with a savory finish.

STELLA ARTOIS PREMIUM LAGER WWW.STELLAARTOIS.COM

First brewed as a Christmas beer in Leuven, Belgium, Stella Artois is brewed to perfection using the original Stella Artois yeast and the celebrated Saaz hops the mad the first batch a success. Stella Artois is still brewed using natural ingredients in the same processes of mixing and fermentation used in the old days. It’s the optimum premium lager, with its full flavor and clean, crisp taste.

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SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIAS WWW.SAMUELADAMS.COM

Classified as the “world’s strongest beer,” Samuel Adams Utopias must also be the most expensive, retailing for a suggested retail price of $150. The rich, dark, uncarbonated beer is and definitely not for the weak. It’s brewed in small batches, blended, and aged in the Barrel Room at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery for up to 16 years, where only 53 barrels live. Because of its higher alcohol, it cannot be sold legally in 13 states. The limited edition 2009 batch of Utopias is bottled in numbered, ceramic brew kettle-shaped decanters.


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iami’s big boss is more than living up to his title. With a larger than life attitude, Rick Ross has taken the music industry by storm in 2009 by dropping two highly successful albums, as well as starting his own record label, Maybach Music, which he hopes to grow into one of rap’s most prolific labels. Ross is no stranger to the pages of DUB. In fact, the last time we spoke to the Boss, he was in the midst of promoting his sophomore venture, Trilla, and riding around town in his (then) signature car, the white-on-white Bimmer. Having outgrown the Bimmer (Ross says that it just became too known for him to ride in since he was often “harassed” in it), he’s moved on to bigger and better things like his Rolls-Royce Phantom and Maybach. “I’m a Maybach man,” Ross answers when asked which of the two luxurious and high-end vehicles he liked most. Using the Phantom more when he likes to be chauffeured around, Ross prefers the Maybach when he feels like flaunting. But these are merely two vehicles out of a collection of about 20 rides, not including his bike collection. “I couldn’t even name them all,” Ross says. “I usually keep like seven or eight at the house and the others come out of the garage whenever we’re ready to play with them.” There is one car in particular Ross has his mind on. “I gotta ’78 Thunderbird that I haven’t even driven yet,” he admits when asked which car is his most fav from his arsenal. “I can’t wait to really play with it a little bit; been out on the road and it was barely completed a while back. She’s waiting on me.” Quite satisfied with what he currently owns – everything from a Bentley GT, Corvette, Murcielago and Aston Martin – Ross hasn’t really seen anything on the market he lusts after. “Who knows though, I might wake up one day and go f*ck with something…you never know.” Ross might be nonchalant about his car collection, but when it comes to his career, it’s all business. Ever since he first appeared on the scene with his 2006 debut album, Port of Miami, Ross hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. The Carol City, Florida native has risen through the ranks of hip-hop with chart-topping hits like “The Boss” and “Here I Am,” both off his 2008 Trilla album. Now Ross is sharing the love and his success with his Triple C’s venture. Comprised of himself, Young Breed, Gunplay and Torch, Triple C’s is a collective effort to showcase Ross’ long time friends and their lyrical talents. “The team Triple C has been together for more than 10 years. From day one, in all of my projects, Triple C’s was on my albums. It’s only right,

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ROSS’ ONE-OFF THREE-WHEEL CHOPPER WAS A GIFT FOR HIMSELF ON THE SUCCESS OF HIS DEEPER THAN RAP ALBUM AND SHOWS OFF WHO’S THE BOSS WITH TWO FULL-SIZED CAR TIRES IN THE REAR AND A CUSTOM-BUILT MOTOR CHROMED OUT WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND DUAL EXHAUST.

the time’s right,” Ross declares. “Now it’s just all about building a brand and taking it worldwide. We put lightning in a bottle and put all our potent music together on [Customs Cars & Cycles]. We got a huge street following and now we’re taking it to that next level of bringing the product to the masses.” Ross describes the sound on the album as “raw, edgy street music,” with notable collaborations from big names like Game, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Bun B and Akon. Besides Ross’ Triple C’s project, he’s also still promoting his Deeper Than Rap album that was released back in March 2009. Growing to be his favorite so far, Ross describes the album as an “emotional roller coaster ride.” “I did some peak anthems, street songs, controversial ones and then turned around and gave them beautiful ones like the one with John Legend [“Magnificent”].

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I gave both sides of the equation on this joint,” he says. “There’s so much energy in the album; it has a much faster pace and is mosdef a party-street record…that’s what makes it my favorite so far. I’m making the best music of my career. For everybody that got the album, I’m sure they enjoyed it cause it was critically acclaimed, and for the hip-hop lovers that don’t have it, you’re missing out on a vital piece for your collection.” For the album, Ross collaborated with the industry’s best, including Kanye West, Nas, Robin Thicke, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, T-Pain, and Lil Wayne. “Whenever you can collaborate with an artist that you were a fan of before you became an artist is always big,” Ross admits. “Working with all of them was a great experience that’s opened up doors for my creativity.” Ross’ enhanced creativity already has him thinking ahead to his next album due out sometime this year, where he takes it back to his roots by calling it Teflon Don, his first rap name before he took on the moniker of Freeway Ricky Ross. “It’s going to eclipse all my other projects,” Ross says. Originally a nickname for the infamous John Gotti, Ross rapped under the name in the early-’90s and later changed to Rick Ross sometime in ’98. But Teflon Don isn’t the only thing he has coming out in 2010. Ross has been busy recording tracks with Birdman to drop a collabo album, titled H. “We just feed the streets. Me being a fan of the hustle – the grind, [Birdman and I] have the same attitude and hunger coming from streets. He feels the same about me, you already know. We just went in the studio for the hood,” Ross says. “He gave me a lot of good advice for things that will help me be a better executive. We cooked up loads of tracks that we want to put out as a treat this summer.” The duo has also leaked a few things on the Web to give fans a taste of what’s to come.


TOP: THE 2009 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SILVER/ 22-INCH FORGIATO FIORE WHEELS WITH 3.5-INCH LIP WRAPPED IN TOYO TIRES. BOTTOM: THE 2008 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO ROADSTER HAS BEEN LEFT UNTOUCHED, EXCEPT FOR ITS EXCLUSIVE WHITE AND BLUE INTERIOR.


ROSS’ 2008 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM FEATURES AN IMPRESSIVE SOUND SYSTEM FROM MEMPHIS CAR AUDIO, WHILE HIS 2007 MAYBACH 57 S GENTLY SITS ON 24INCH FORGIATO FIORE WITH BLACK CENTERS WITH TOYO 275/30R24 TIRES. HIS 2006 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH S RIDES ON 20-INCH GIOVANNA GFG MULSANNE CHROME WHEELS WITH CONTINENTAL CONTISPORT CONTACT 2 GIOVANNA EDITION TIRES AND HAS A PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM.

While Ross will never let go of his place in front of a mic, he’s gladly embracing his role behind the scenes as the CEO of his Maybach Music Group imprint. “I feel like being the boss that I am, it was a natural progression going into ownership of my own label,” he says. “It was years in the making and called it Maybach Music because of the quality of sound we’re making.” As a fan of all musical genres, Ross plans to incorporate various types of artists on his label besides the usual hip-hop act. “Look out for Masspike Miles, an R&B sensation out of Boston, as well as my new Reggae act that’s on fire by the name of Magazeen. I look for that passion for the music in my artists.” Ross also practices what he preaches, having an intense passion for both music and the business that he can’t choose which one he likes best. “They both go hand-in-hand and have perks. You gotta handle the biz, but you also have to love performing, being in the studio and being creative. They both give me that natural high.” While Ross is still growing as a businessman, artist and “Boss” man, he’s sticking to the same formula he started out with. “Everybody evolves,” he says. “Me, I’m just tapping into different things musically. I’m getting better at doing other things, too, so I’m far from my peak. Right now, music and business is all that matters to me.”

THE WD CORP/MOTORING DIVISION WWW.THEWDCORP.COM WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEWDCORP INFO@THEWDCORP.COM TOYO TIRES WWW.TOYO.COM FORGIATO WWW.FORGIATO.COM

MEMPHIS CAR AUDIO WWW.MEMPHISCARAUDIO.COM GFG FORGED MODULAR WHEELS WWW.WTWCORP.COM/GFGWHEELS.HTML CONTINENTAL TIRE WWW.CONTINENTALTIRE.COM

ROSS WITH FELLOW TRIPLE C’S MEMBERS ON HIS HAYABUSA THAT’S LOWERED WITH A PERFORMANCE EXHAUST AND TRIBAL DESIGN ON FRONT FENDERS.

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ndustry veteran n Shawn Williams is a firm firm believer that a car purchased directly from the dealership is not truly finished until it has been modified—even if that car is a $200,000 Bentley. Case in point is his 2008 Continental GT Speed, which is already Bentley’s improved and modified version of its venerable Continental GT. With a top speed of 202 mph, the GT Speed’s performance features more torque and power and is complemented with tighter handling and improved agility. Behind the 20-inch multi-spoke alloy sports wheels, stopping power is provided via optional $16,500-carbonceramic brakes, which handily decelerates it from three-digit speeds. Aesthetically, only subtle nuances separate the GT Speed from the GT, mainly by way of the iconic, and now dark, chromed upper and lower front grille, the rear lower bumper valance and the lowered stance from the sports suspension. The interior is based on the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted Mulliner Driving Specification, which contributes to the overall driving experience of the GT Speed. So why change anything on an already near perfect machine? For Shawn Williams, it’s second nature. His life and business is based in and

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around all things automotive automotive. It’s no surprise that his inspiration was drawn from his shop, Street Concepts Elite (SCE), when he was commissioned by a customer in the Middle East to outfit a white Continental GT Speed with the exclusive Premier 4509 Limited wide body styling package. Upon completion of the job, he was blown away by “the beauty and aggressive stance of the newly transformed GT Speed” and set out to do his own version. The process started with a vision in his head that made its way into several different digital renderings before he was finally satisfied with every line and accent of the vehicle. “All black everything” á la Jay-Z (with a hint of carbon fiber and red) was the end result. With No.18 out of 100 Premier 4509 Limited kits in hand, the project was under way. The installed wide body styling package, combined with a BASF matte-black paint scheme and blacked-out taillights and headlamps, transformed the mildly understated and powerful GT Speed into a menacing, yet elegant, street machine. The carbon fiber accents further accentuate the widened, flowing lines of the GT Speed, as well as the carbon fiber framed all-black Strut grille. To complete the look, one-off 22-inch Nutek 505 wheels paired with Pirelli P-Zero Nero


“PEOPLE GO CRAZY OVER THE PREMIER 4509 KIT...”

SPECIALLY MADE 22-INCH NUTEK 505 WHEELS WITH MATTE-BLACK CENTERS AND GLOSS-BLACK LIPS ARE WRAPPED IN PIRELLI P-ZERO NERO 265/30R22 FRONT AND 315/25R22 REAR TIRES.

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tires were chosen to fit the new wide body of the GT Speed and encompass the massive brake system. A combination of gloss-black outer lips, matteblack centers, with red flange accents to match the red “Bentley” calipers, were matched to fill the fenders justly. Performance wise, the GT Speed is already a beast, but to help it breathe easier and sound a tone meaner, a Fabspeed stainless steel mid exhaust was added and was then tuned by the automotive tech wizards at Singh Autosport to allow performance to be pushed to maximum potential! Inside looks as luxurious and as a Bentley should to the untrained eye. But, what was already a custom handcrafted interior was changed to suit Shawn’s taste. It was refitted with black Alcantara seat inserts and arm rests with custom MA Carbon interior and a top-notch MA Carbon/ Alcantara steering wheel. In all, more than $135,000 was added in aftermarket parts and customization. Dubbed “Dark Knight” for obvious reasons, Shawn first unveiled his SCE built project at this past SEMA Show and received tremendous praise. “People go crazy over the Premier 4509 kit and always ask me if it’s a prototype or which celebrity owns the car, the response is just phenomenal!” The same reactions were also shown at the 2009 L.A. Autoshow where it was also showcased. He goes on to say, “It’s one of the more practical and every-daydriver wide body applications on the market and not the show-car body kits that you can’t really drive on. I had several legitimate offers to purchase the car during the L.A. Autoshow and am seriously considering the options. I just want to enjoy it for a while longer before moving on to my next project.”

NUTEK WHEELS WWW.NUTEKWHEELS.COM PIRELLI TIRES WWW.US.PIRELLI.COM STRUT WWW.STRUTWEAR.COM SINGH AUTOSPORT WWW.SINGHAUTOSPORT.COM FABSPEED MOTORSPORTS WWW.FABSPEED.COM

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STREET CONCEPTS ELITE WWW.STREETCONCEPTSELITE.COM

MACARBON WWW.MACARBON.COM

PREMIER 4509 WWW.PREMIER4509.COM

ICON MEDIA, INC. WWW.ICON-MEDIA.COM

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he 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas proved that the automotive seen isn’t going anywhere. DUB was on hand for all the action with our massive array of eye candy at the DUB LIVE! located outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as a TIS/Dropstars booth inside the show. DUB LIVE! featured a wide variety of lust-worthy vehicles, including the special DUB Edition Ford Taurus SHO and the one-of-a-kind TapouT memorial bike for Mask, which was unveiled at the display. Pioneer Pro DJ sponsored the tunes in the booth that provided a musical show with plasma screens and video mixer where DJs worked their magic. Silver Star Co. brought out some MMA fighters for autographs while DUB’s Monster Energy drink was the talk of the town at the show. Inside, the TIS/Dropstars booth debuted its latest wheel styles, relaunched TIS Modular and introduced Dropstars off-road wheels. Nick Cannon visited the booth to show DUB some love, while Criss Angel raved about his Campagna Motors T-Rex 14-R, which he received during SEMA. But SEMA isn’t always about the cars…it’s about the parties, too! DUB sponsored a media appreciation party at Blush inside the Wynn Las Vegas on Tuesday November 3, while the big bash was the next day. The talk of SEMA was all about the DUB Expo ’09 at Privee Nig Nightclub in Planet Hollywood.

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1. Air Runner’s Toyota Vellfire wrapped with red leather at DUB Live! 2. Forgiato’s color-matched LP650-4 Roadster 3. DUB Live! at SEMA 4. Nick Cannon and the DUB Edition Ford Taurus SHO 5. Airbrushed Lambo by Cory Sinclair 6. Front and center DUB Edition Ford Taurus SHO 7. Falken Tire’s and Autofashion’s Ford Flex 8. Forgiato’s wide body, flatsilver Camaro at DUB Live! 9. Pioneer DJ DVDJ Unique (Video Assassins Crew) 10. Lexani’s and Asanti’s amazing wheel showcase 11. Chop at DUB Live! enjoying the Monster DUB Energy drink 12. Topo’s cover feature wide body Camaro 13. Skrape unveiled the Mask Tribute Bike at DUB Live! 14. Street Concepts Elite Continental GT Speed at Nutek Wheels 15. Travis Pastrana greeted fans 16. The Pagani Zonda F at Pirelli

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The 2009 DUB Expo was at Prive Nightclub in Planet Hollywood and hosted by Nick Cannon with Pioneer Pro DJs Kris P and DVDJ Unique. DUB Awards were presented to Exclusive Motoring from Miami, Spade Kreations from Cincinnati, Platinum Motorsport from Los Angeles, CHOP the King of Cars and King of the Widebody, Topo.

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2010

PRESENTED BY

WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE

“MONEY, IT’S GOTTA BE THE SHOES.” -MARS BLACKMON

PHONE: 877.624.2662 SITE: WWW.AICONAWHEELS.COM

AICONA LUXURY WHEELS

PHONE: 866.MKW.WHEEL SITE: WWW.MKWALLOY.COM

AVENUE

NAME: A536 SIZES: 20, 22

PHONE: 866.MKW.WHEEL SITE: WWW.MKWALLOY.COM

BAZO BLACK ICE ALLOYS

NAME: BS-4 SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: ALC 31 SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: B401 SIZES: 22

PHONE: 888.360.6888 SITE: WWW.BLACKICEALLOYS.NET

PHONE: 877.624.2662 SITE: WWW.AICONAWHEELS.COM

AICONA LUXURY WHEELS BAZO

PHONE: 866.MKW.WHEEL SITE: WWW.MKWALLOY.COM

AVENUE

NAME: AZ-708 SIZES: 20, 22

BLACK ICE ALLOYS

NAME: VB8 - MAYHEM SIZES: 16, 17, 18, 20

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.ASANTIWHEELS.COM

ASANTI WHEELS BLACK DI FORZA

AZARI WHEELS BLACK DI FORZA

NAME: B402 SIZES: 22

PHONE: 909.476.6418 SITE: WWW.GAZARIOWHEELS.NET

AZARI WHEELS

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

NAME: BS-2 SIZES: 19, 20

NAME: A601 SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: AF167 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.ASANTIWHEELS.COM PHONE: 909.476.6418 SITE: WWW.GAZARIOWHEELS.NET

NAME: AZ-285 SIZES: 20, 22

ASANTI WHEELS

NAME: AF162 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

NAME: ALC 37 SIZES: 22

PHONE: 866.MKW.WHEEL SITE: WWW.MKWALLOY.COM

size and one-two-or three-piece construction. To help with this, several of the manufacturers offer custom wheel builders on their websites so that you can design your own wheel combination to give you an idea of how your custom wheel would look on your car. We teamed up with the car detailing masters at Detailing.com to bring you the latest and greatest wheel and tire offerings for 2010. Make sure you check out their site for the best detailing products to use to keep your ride show ready all season long, as well as the best products to keep your wheels and tires looking brand new.

PHONE: 888.360.6888 SITE: WWW.BLACKICEALLOYS.NET

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he simple statement made famous by Spike Lee’s alter-ego in early Air Jordan commercials holds true for cars as well – the right set of wheels and tires can make it look, perform and represent your individualism better. With today’s manufacturers pushing the limits of design and technology, the availability of the perfect combination of wheels and tires has never been better. So whether you push a Scion tC, Ford F-150 or Lamborghini Gallardo your choices are virtually limitless. With that said, the only real problem you’ll have is making a decision – chrome, color-matched, color-way combinations, lip stripe or no lip stripe,

NAME: VB10 - NOCTURNO SIZES: 22, 24

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DUB MAG 42 PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

PHONE: 626.813.2500 SITE: WWW.DIABLOUSA.COM

BOYD FORGED

DIABLO WHEELS

DUIOR WHEELS

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DROPSTARS.COM

DONZ PRO SERIES

NAME: DF318 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

DROPSTARS MODULAR

NAME: FERRIGNO SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 NAME: ANGEL SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: DM10 SIZES: 18 - 28

PHONE: 718.978.6722 :: 909.595.1341 SITE: WWW.RENNENINTERNATIONAL.COM

NAME: DM08 SIZES: 18 - 28

NAME: BF-2 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

NAME: BONNANO SIZES: 20, 22

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DUIORWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

PHONE: 626.813.2500 SITE: WWW.DIABLOUSA.COM

BOYD FORGED

DIABLO WHEELS

DUIOR WHEELS PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DROPSTARS.COM

DONZ FORGED SERIES

NAME: BIG HOMIE WITH SHOOZ SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26

DROPSTARS MODULAR

NAME: DC28 SIZES: 20, 22, 24 NAME: ELITE SIZES: 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 718.978.6722 :: 909.595.1341 SITE: WWW.RENNENINTERNATIONAL.COM

NAME: DS10 SIZES: 18 - 28 NAME: BF-1 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DUIORWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 866.604.8700 SITE: WWW.BLAQUEDIAMOND.COM

BLAQUE DIAMOND

DUB PHONE: 661.250.3000 SITE: WWW.DEMODACONCEPT.COM

DEMODA CONCEPT

DOLCE WHEELS

NAME: BIG HOMIE WITH SHOOZ - CUSTOM SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DROPSTARS.COM

DROPSTARS

NAME: DC30 SIZES: 20, 22 NAME: MAESTRO SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 877.449.4335 SITE: WWW.WTDUS.COM

NAME: DS08 SIZES: 18 - 28 NAME: SPYDER SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.493.7891 SITE: WWW.MHTWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 866.604.8700 SITE: WWW.BLAQUEDIAMOND.COM

BLAQUE DIAMOND

PHONE: 661.250.3000 SITE: WWW.DEMODACONCEPT.COM

DEMODA CONCEPT

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DROPSTARS.COM

DROPSTARS NAME: VANQUISH SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 877.449.4335 SITE: WWW.WTDUS.COM

DOLCE WHEELS NAME: TIGHT SIZES: 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.493.7891 SITE: WWW.MHTWHEELS.COM

DUB

2010 WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE

NAME: DF319 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26


NAME: CALIFORNIA SIZES: 20, 22

D’VINCI WHEELS

ESTRELLA WHEELS

FORZA FORGED WHEELS NAME: FRZ-551 SIZES: 18 - 26

FORGIATO

GAZARIO LUXURY ALLOY WHEELS PHONE: 909.476.6418 SITE: WWW.GAZARIOWHEELS.NET NAME: 720 SIZES: 20, 22

GINO WHEELS

PHONE: 323.266.0999 SITE: WWW.GINOWHEELS.COM

NAME: 498 SIZES: 20, 22, 24

NAME: SICILY SIZES: 20, 22

GREED WHEELS

PHONE: 909.444.7974 :: 718.739.7507 SITE: WWW.ESTRELLAWHEELS.COM

ESTRELLA WHEELS PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.FORGIATO.COM

FORGIATO

GREED WHEELS

PHONE: 626.813.2500 SITE: WWW.GIANNAWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.307.8708 SITE: WWW.WTWCORP.COM

NAME: EDGE SIZES: 20, 22

GIANNA WHEELS

PHONE: 626.813.2500 SITE: WWW.GIANNAWHEELS.COM

GIOVANNA DBLG SERIES

NAME: CUOMO SIZES: 20, 22 NAME: ENVY SIZES: 18, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.307.8708 SITE: WWW.WTWCORP.COM

GIANNA WHEELS NAME: BLITZ SIZES: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26

NAME: TRIFOLIO SIZES: 19 - 30

GIOVANNA DBLG SERIES

PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.FORGIATO.COM NAME: QUINTO SIZES: 19 - 30

NAME: GEMINI SIZES: 20, 22, 24

NAME: CANELLI SIZES: 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 877.735.2822 SITE: WWW.GREEDWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 909.444.7974 :: 718.739.7507 SITE: WWW.ESTRELLAWHEELS.COM NAME: HYDRA SIZES: 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 877.735.2822 SITE: WWW.GREEDWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.307.8708 SITE: WWW.WTWCORP.COM NAME: GIRA SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

GIOVANNA FORGED

PHONE: 626.443.4000 SITE: WWW.DVINCIUSA.COM

NAME: 497 SIZES: 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 786.227.5371 SITE: WWW.FORZAFORGED.COM

PHONE: 909.476.6418 SITE: WWW.GAZARIOWHEELS.NET

PHONE: 323.266.0999 SITE: WWW.GINOWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 626.443.4000 SITE: WWW.DVINCIUSA.COM

D’VINCI WHEELS

GAZARIO LUXURY ALLOY WHEELS NAME: 710 SIZES: 20, 22, 24

GINO WHEELS PHONE: 786.227.5371 SITE: WWW.FORZAFORGED.COM

FORZA FORGED WHEELS NAME: FRZ-950 SIZES: 18 - 26

PHONE: 800.307.8708 SITE: WWW.WTWCORP.COM NAME: PAZZO SIZES: 18, 20, 22

GIOVANNA FORGED

PRESENTED BY

NAME: TRAPP SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

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DUB MAG 44 PHONE: 818.897.4177 SITE: WWW.HIPNOTICWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.KINESISMOTORSPORTS.COM

HIPNOTIC WHEELS

KINESIS WHEELS

MONOLEGGERA

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.LEXANI.COM

MODULAR SOCIETY

NAME: AGUZZO SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22

LEXANI WHEELS

NAME: METHOD SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24 NAME: K108 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

NAME: LSS-55 SIZES: 20, 22

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.MODULARSOCIETY.COM

NAME: LT-706 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

NAME: DIVA SIZES: 22, 24, 26

NAME: GENERATE 5 / GENERATE 7 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.MONOLEGGERA.COM

PHONE: 818.897.4177 SITE: WWW.HIPNOTICWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.KINESISMOTORSPORTS.COM

HIPNOTIC WHEELS

KINESIS WHEELS

MONOLEGGERA PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.LEXANI.COM

MODULAR SOCIETY

NAME: SM-3 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

LEXANI WHEELS

NAME: WL21 SIZES: 18, 20, 22 NAME: K29 SIZES: 18, 19, 20

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.MODULARSOCIETY.COM

NAME: KM775 ROCKSTAR SIZES: 18, 20, 22 NAME: ROXSTAR SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.MONOLEGGERA.COM

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

HELO WHEELS

MONO DI FORZA PHONE: 909.980.4870 SITE: WWW.AKAMOTORINGUS.COM

FIERRO WHEELS

LORENZO WHEELS

NAME: SM-4 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

KMC WHEELS

NAME: WL026 SIZES: 19, 20, 22 NAME: TRANSFORMER SIZES: 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

NAME: KM669 SIZES: 20, 22, 24 NAME: HE849 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

HELO WHEELS

PHONE: 909.980.4870 SITE: WWW.AKAMOTORINGUS.COM

JAAGRUTI WHEELS

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

KMC WHEELS NAME: J-78 SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.WHEELPROS.COM

LORENZO WHEELS NAME: HE866 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

MONO DI FORZA

2010 WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE

NAME: SPACCO SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22


PHONE: 909.444.7974 :: 718.739.7507 SITE: WWW.ONYXWHEEL.COM

ONYX LUXURY COLLECTION

SAF WHEELS

PHONE: 330.799.9274 SITE: WWW.PLAYERWHEELGROUP.COM

PLAYER WHEELS

ROCKSTARR WHEELS

NAME: ALLURE SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 909.595.1341 :: 718.978.6722 SITE: WWW.RENNENINTERNATIONAL.COM

RENNEN MODULAR

NAME: 615 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

NAME: 779 SIZES: 22, 24

NAME: R7 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 954.935.5536 SITE: WWW.STARRWHEELGROUP.COM

NAME: RS1 SIZES: 18, 20, 22

NAME: 904 SIZES: 22, 24

NAME: 620 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 909.937.3377 SITE: WWW.SAFFORGED.COM

PHONE: 909.444.7974 :: 718.739.7507 SITE: WWW.ONYXWHEEL.COM

ONYX LUXURY COLLECTION

SAF WHEELS

PHONE: 330.799.9274 SITE: WWW.PLAYERWHEELGROUP.COM

PLAYER WHEELS

ROCKSTARR WHEELS

NAME: R942 SIZES: 20

PHONE: 909.595.1341 :: 718.978.6722 SITE: WWW.RENNENINTERNATIONAL.COM

RENNEN LUXURY

NAME: ANTICO SIZES: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 NAME: 148 SIZES: 18, 20

PHONE: 954.935.5536 SITE: WWW.STARRWHEELGROUP.COM

NAME: R96 SIZES: 22, 24

NAME: 903 SIZES: 20, 22

PHONE: 909.937.3377 SITE: WWW.SAFFORGED.COM

PHONE: 714.921.5272 SITE: WWW.NUTEKWHEELS.COM

NUTEK WHEELS

RUFF RACING PHONE: 888.766.9995 SITE: WWW.PETROLWHEELS.COM

PETROL WHEELS

REVENTON

NAME: R941 SIZES: 20

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.ROLLINGBIGPOWER.COM

RBP WHEELS

NAME: VENDUTO SIZES: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 NAME: FAUST SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.FORGIATO.COM

NAME: R95 SIZES: 20 NAME: NUTEK SERIES 520 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.804.7156 SITE: WWW.STATUSWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 714.921.5272 SITE: WWW.NUTEKWHEELS.COM

NUTEK WHEELS

PHONE: 888.766.9995 SITE: WWW.PETROLWHEELS.COM

PETROL WHEELS

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.ROLLINGBIGPOWER.COM

RBP WHEELS NAME: SEVILLE SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 818.771.9779 SITE: WWW.FORGIATO.COM

REVENTON NAME: NUTEK SERIES 515 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.804.7156 SITE: WWW.STATUSWHEELS.COM

RUFF RACING

PRESENTED BY

NAME: ENVY SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

45 DUB MAG JAN / FEB 2010


JAN / FEB 2010

DUB MAG 46

STARR WHEELS

PHONE: 954.935.5536 SITE: WWW.STARRWHEELGROUP.COM

STRADA WHEELS

PHONE: 888.4.STRADA SITE: WWW.STRADAWHEELS.COM

TIS WHEELS

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.TISWHEELS.COM NAME: TIS16 SIZES: 18 - 28

NAME: TIS17 SIZES: 18 - 28

DROPSTARS OFFROAD

NAME: DS11 SIZES: 18 - 28

NAME: VTJ SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26

VELLANO FORGED SERIES

NAME: VTK SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 909.923.6861 SITE: WWW.VELLANOWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.DROPSTARS.COM

PHONE: 954.935.5536 SITE: WWW.STARRWHEELGROUP.COM

STARR WHEELS

PHONE: 888.4.STRADA SITE: WWW.STRADAWHEELS.COM

STRADA WHEELS

NAME: TIS15 SIZES: 18 - 28

PHONE: 909.923.6861 SITE: WWW.VELLANOWHEELS.COM

NAME: DIABLO SIZES: 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.TISWHEELS.COM

TIS WHEELS

NAME: ESCOBAR SIZES: 20, 22, 24 NAME: CORONA SIZES: 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.TISWHEELS.COM

NAME: TIS16 SIZES: 18 - 28 NAME: 664 SIZES: 17, 18, 20

TIS OFFROAD

NAME: ST-15 SIZES: 20, 22 NAME: 663 SIZES: 17, 18, 20

VELLANO FORGED SERIES

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

SAVINI FORGED

VCT WHEELS PHONE: 800.804.7156 SITE: WWW.STATUSWHEELS.COM

STATUS WHEELS

TIS MODULAR

NAME: ABRUZZI SIZES: 17, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.SYMBOLICWHEELS.COM

SYMBOLIC WHEELS

NAME: TIS15 SIZES: 18 - 28 NAME: KNIGHT-6 S817 SIZES: 22, 24

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.TISMODULAR.COM

NAME: SC-10 SIZES: 20, 22 NAME: SV32S X.L.T. SERIES SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 877.943.3575 SITE: WWW.VCT-WHEELS.COM

PHONE: 866.779.4646 SITE: WWW.SAVINIFORGED.COM

SAVINI FORGED

PHONE: 800.804.7156 SITE: WWW.STATUSWHEELS.COM

STATUS WHEELS

PHONE: 800.833.9700 SITE: WWW.SYMBOLICWHEELS.COM

SYMBOLIC WHEELS NAME: KNIGHT-5 S816 SIZES: 20, 22

PHONE: 800.959.1969 SITE: WWW.TISMODULAR.COM

TIS MODULAR NAME: SV31S X.L.T. SERIES SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24

PHONE: 877.943.3575 SITE: WWW.VCT-WHEELS.COM

VCT WHEELS

2010 WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE


PHONE: 877.735.2822 SITE: WWW.VONMAXWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 800.601.7615 SITE: WWW.VORSTEINER.COM

PHONE: 866.992.8630 SITE: WWW.VERSANTEWHEELS.COM

VERSANTE WHEELS

VON MAX LUXURY ALLOYS

VORSTEINER

ZOE FORGED NAME: V-102 SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

PHONE: 888.463.7778 SITE: WWW.VOSSENWHEELS.COM

NAME: MAIA SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: VM7 SIZES: 18, 20

VOSSEN MONOBLOCK WHEELS

NAME: VVS-085 SIZES: 19, 20, 22

NAME: 220 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

NAME: VVS-083 SIZES: 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 888.500.1505 SITE: WWW.ZOEWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 877.735.2822 SITE: WWW.VONMAXWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 866.992.8630 SITE: WWW.VERSANTEWHEELS.COM

VERSANTE WHEELS

VON MAX LUXURY ALLOYS

PHONE: 800.601.7615 SITE: WWW.VORSTEINER.COM

ZOE DESIGN

VORSTEINER

NAME: Z28 SIZES: 18, 19, 20 NAME: V-303 SERIES SIZES: 19, 20, 21, 22

PHONE: 888.463.7778 SITE: WWW.VOSSENWHEELS.COM

NAME: VF-063 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24 NAME: VM5 SIZES: 20, 22

VOSSEN MONOBLOCK WHEELS

NAME: 600 SERIES 61 SIZES: 20, 22

NAME: 212 SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 888.500.1505 SITE: WWW.ZOEWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 888.360.6888 SITE: WWW.VERDECUSTOMWHEELS.COM

VERDE CUSTOM WHEELS

ZINIK WHEELS PHONE: 800.633.3936 SITE: WWW.VISIONWHEEL.COM

MILANNI WHEELS

VOSSEN FORGED

NAME: Z27 SIZES: 18, 19, 20

PHONE: 909.590.8828 SITE: WWW.AMERIANEAGLEWHEEL.COM

BOSS MODULAR

NAME: VF-051 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 NAME: ZS-1 SIZES: 18, 19, 20, 22

PHONE: 888.463.7778 SITE: WWW.VOSSENWHEELS.COM

NAME: SAINT SIZES: 22 NAME: V30-JAGGEDGE SIZES: 18, 20, 22

PHONE: 866.779.4645 SITE: WWW.ZINIKWHEELS.COM

PHONE: 888.360.6888 SITE: WWW.VERDECUSTOMWHEELS.COM

VERDE CUSTOM WHEELS

PHONE: 800.633.3936 SITE: WWW.VISIONWHEEL.COM

VISION WHEELS

PHONE: 909.590.8828 SITE: WWW.AMERIANEAGLEWHEEL.COM

VOODOO NAME: MORGANA SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26

PHONE: 888.463.7778 SITE: WWW.VOSSENWHEELS.COM

VOSSEN FORGED NAME: V31-ALLUSION SIZES: 22, 24

PHONE: 866.779.4645 SITE: WWW.ZINIKWHEELS.COM

ZINIK WHEELS

PRESENTED BY

NAME: ZF-120 SIZES: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

47 DUB MAG JAN / FEB 2010


2010

WHEEL & TIRE GUIDE

EXTREMECONTACT DW

CONTICROSSCONTACT UHP

COOPER ZEON RS3

COOPER ZEON XST

UHP PASSENGER CAR Enhanced performance in dry conditions; improved water evacuation for outstanding wet handling; reduced distortion for enhanced energy delivery, lower rolling resistance and improved treadlife; and consumer friendly indicators alert drivers to tire’s performance level in Dry and Wet conditions. • Available in 16”-21”

LT & SUV PERFORMANCE For high -peed road use; short braking distance through bionic contour; high cornering stability and large safety reserves; outstanding handling and driving enjoyment; and excellent protection against aquaplaning. • Available in 16”-24”

UHP PASSENGER CAR A new race-inspired, non-directional, asymmetric max-performance tire for the Ford Mustang. It’s road proven and provides unrivaled grip, leaving your ride beyond speechless. • Available in 18” & 20”

ALL SEASON LT & SUV A new all-season premium sport truck tire with more than just impressive looks. Performance-inspired lower profile, wide stance and excellent grip are raising a few eyebrows. Available in 15”-18” & 22”-24”

CONTINENTAL TIRES | 800.847.3349 | WWW.CONTINENTALTIRES.COM

COOPER TIRES | 800.854.6288 | WWW.COOPERTIRE.COM

FK 452

WILDPEAK A/T

EXCLAIM UHP

GRABBER UHP

UHP PASSENGER CAR The FK452 truly defines the UHP tire with five linear ribs and three-dimensional rounded tread blocks offering a precise handling response; phase-shifted random pitch variation noise absorption feature; and excellent handling and quick response particularly for larger diameter applications. Available in 16”-22” & 24”

ALL PURPOSE A/T Aggressive stance for maximum traction, featuring a symmetric five-rib pattern and rigid block design that allows for exceptional on-road response and optimized off-road handling, and fourwide aggressive multi-angled grooves allow for maximum water, mud and snow evacuation. • Available in 15”-18” & 20”

UHP ALL-SEASON PASSENGER This tire features a silica compound for remarkable traction and mileage; innovative double-V tread pattern; wide and solid shoulder lugs and high-tech contour; and improved force distribution for excellent handling. • Available in 15”-21”, 22” & 24”

UHP LT & SUV Has a V-shaped tread pattern with grooves from center to shoulder and Silica Tread; advanced sound technology and continuously varying groove angles; and promotes even wear and extended tread life. • Available in 15”-20”, 22”-24”

FALKEN TIRE | 800.723.2553 | WWW.FALKENTIRE.COM

GENERAL TIRES | 800.847.3349 | WWW.GENERALTIRE.COM

EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC

EAGLE F1 ALL SEASON

VENTUS ST

VENTUS V4ES

UHP PASSENGER CAR Asymmetric tread design that features an outer tread zone for commanding dry grip and a water-shedding inner zone to aid wet traction, and next generation polymer tread compound and Active CornerGrip technology for enhanced wet traction and stability while cornering. • Available in 17”-20”

UHP ALL SEASON Features a high-performance zone to help provide confident handling and dry grip, along with an all-season zone that helps provide enhanced traction on wet and snow-covered roads, as well as TredLock Technology to help provide biting edges for enhanced wet traction and lock together for confident grip in turns. • Available in 17”-19”

LT & SUV An All-Season tire specifically for the high-performance SUV and light truck market; a controlled footprint shape ensures maximum contact, with remarkable performance in all weather conditions; and buyers should expect outstanding performance, minimal treadwear, long tread life and a quiet ride. • Available in 17”, 18”, 20”, 22”, 24”, & 26”

UHP PASSENGER CAR Technological advances in profile design, construction, tread pattern, and compound have been applied in one UHP summer tire that provides competitive wet dry handling in all weather conditions, along with cutting edge appearance. • Available in 15”-20”, 22” & 24”

GOODYEAR TIRES | 330.796.2121 | WWW.GOODYEARTIRES.COM JAN / FEB 2010

DUB MAG 48

HANKOOK TIRE | 800.HANKOOK | WWW.HANKOOKTIREUSA.COM


PRESENTED BY

TRAIL GRAPPLER M/T

INVO

N7000

N3000

LT & SUV Aggressive and quiet for off-road performance, the sidewall combines a 3-ply high turn-up construction with a thick rubber compound that helps prevent punctures. For on-road comfort, engineers used advanced sound analysis equipment to reduce the noise levels associated with off-road tires. • Available in 16”-18”, 20” 22”, & 24”

UHP PASSENGER CAR State-of-the-art computer engineering and digital audio testing equipment produced a tread pattern that reduces perceived road noise, provides excellent comfort, and delivers exceptional traction in both dry and wet conditions. • Available in 17”-22”, & 24”

UHP PASSENGER CAR & ALL SEASON This tire provides all-weather traction while minimizing compromises in dry and wet road handling to complement the performance of sports cars, coupes and sedans that require year-round traction. • Available in 16”-20”, & 24”

UHP PASSENGER CAR The V-shape aqua tread is a new tire concept for high-speed driving that’s designed to be suitable for luxurious sport cars with high performance and comfortable driving at high-speed conditions and is guaranteed with excellent drainage on the rainy road. • Available in 15”-20”, 22”, & 24”

NITTO TIRE USA INC. | 714.252.0007 | WWW.NITTOTIRE.COM

NEXEN TIRES | 909.923.4011 | WWW.NEXENTIREUSA.COM

SCORPION ZERO ASIMMETRICO

P ZERO NERO

PROXES ST II

PROXES 4

LT & SUV Manufactured using Pirelli’s revolutionary Modular Integrated Robotized System, it’s developed for the most powerful light trucks and SUV’s; increases safety margins and enhanced driving pleasure; and increases the level of grip, providing greater directionality and immediate response when cornering. Available in 17”-30”

UHP PASSENGER CAR The ultimate summer low-profile tire designed for the UHP market; a combination of enhanced driving enjoyment, precise cornering, excellent grip-even at the limit, and high resistance to aquaplaning; is specifically designed for “soft” and “hard” turning; and is ideal for tire and wheel conversions. • Available in 17”-23”

HP, SUV, & ST Advanced tread elements of the Toyo Proxes ST II deliver the perfect balance of style and performance with a luxurious image, superb, handling, confident allseason performance and consistent wear. Toyo’s Silent Wall technology provides an unparalleled noise reduction. • Available in 16”-20”, 22”-24”, & 26”

UHP PASSENGER CAR & ALL SEASON The low-profile features a W-shaped unidirectional tread design, which is both attractive and has aggressive grip. Steering response is improved by using a hard, bead filler compound, and Tmode design technology, a Toyo exclusive, results in a smooth, quiet ride. • Available in 15”-20”, 22”, 24”, 26” 28”, & 30”

PIRELLI TIRE NORTH AMERICA | 800-PIRELLI | WWW.US.PIRELLI.COM

TOYO TIRES | 800.678.3250 | WWW.TOYOTIRES.COM

CUSTOM BUILT RADIAL 20” WHITE/GOLD CUSTOM BUILT SUV

ULTRAC SESSANTA

ULTRAC SUV SESSANTA

LT & SUV This tyre features Vogue’s exclusive Warranty, 80,000-mile expectancy on “S” speed-rated radials, 60,000-mile expectancy on “H” & “V” speed-rated radials, as well as high-tensile steel belts/polyester body plies, road hazard assistance, and quality assurance. • Available in 20”

UHP PASSENGER CAR Vredesteins ace in the UHP segment with Giugiaro Design has provided a design that focuses on the art of performance. The tread construction, shape, and contours are optimized for every size using a mathematical formula based on design parameters. • Available in 17”-20”, & 22”

UHP LT & SUV An uncompromising SUV tire based on the strong points of the Ultrac Sessanta, the SUV version is equipped with an extra wide tread. This ensures better road holding and greater stability while maintaining a high level of comfort. • Available in 17”-20”, & 22”

LT & SUV This tyre features “S” speed-rated performance; 40,000-mileage expectancy; quality assurance; road hazard assistance; and road delay assistance. • Available in 20”, & 22”

VOGUE TYRE | 800.323.1466 | WWW.VOGUETYRE.COM

VREDESTEIN TIRES NORTH AMERICA | 800.221.3422 | WWW.VREDESTEIN.COM JAN / FEB 2010

DUB MAG 49


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