{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade.

Page 1

Daily Driven

1964 cadillac coupe deville


Support our advertisers!

3


EDITOR ALEXIS SOLORZANO

PUBLISHER ADRIAN MIRABAL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR CLINTON ROWLEY

ADVERTISING MICHAEL JOHNSON NICHOLAS FORT

WRITERS MICHAEL JOHNSON

COVER PHOTO RICARDO AGUILAR

VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER RICARDO AGUILAR

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS YOLANDO STAMARIA

Thanks to our friends and family for all the support!

Advertising sales@vegasautomag.com Ideas editor@vegasautomag.com Rides rides@vegasautomag.com

@Vegasautomag

Vegas Automotive Magazine features information and content that is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Vegas Automotive Magazine assumes no responsibility for the advertisements within this publication. Although a sincere effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information published, Vegas Automotive Magazine cannot be held responsible for any consequences which arise due to error. Copyright Š 2018 by Vegas Automotive Magazine All rights reserved. Printed in the USA

W

e made it through the launch of our first issue! We considered it to be a great success. We cannot thank our supporters enough for the amazing encouragement we received. The goal of our magazine is to maintain a platform for all automotive enthusiasts to enjoy. We are so grateful that our readers/sponsors and advertisers were so receptive to our vision. With that being said, we will continue to strive for greatness and bring you the best content we can! We are starting off our first solo car cover with a bagged 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville! We hope you enjoy the diverse car selection we have to offer this issue. We go from a right hand drive Toyota Chaser to a Chrysler 300 on hydraulics and a little bit in between! Our goal is to include all types of cars and trucks for you to enjoy. In this issue, you can expect some awesome ride features, event recaps, product features and a special, lady owned, small business feature! Make sure you also check out the calendar of upcoming events and stay active in the local automotive scene. We will always provide interesting content for all to enjoy. Don’t forget, if you have ideas, email us and share them! Although we have a ton of leads for ride features and content, we are always trying to expand and plan for the future! Your feedback is appreciated! We have a few new advertisers/sponsors this issue. We REALLY appreciate them coming on board with us. We encourage everyone to support our sponsors any way you can. Without them, we would NOT be able to print this magazine. Support our advertisers and keep our magazine FREE! If you or someone you know would love to be a part of this growing publication, do not hesitate to reach out for advertising/sponsorship opportunities. We hope you all enjoy the second issue of Vegas Automotive Magazine!

Your Editor Alexis Solorzano


Contents 7 Event Schedule 8 Readers' rides! 9 LIKEWISE SHIFT KNOB FEATURE 10 PANCHO'S 2010 AUDI 13 Elite Tuner Recap 14 Josh's 2016 Chrysler 300 17 SMALL BUSINESS FEATURE

MARCH/APRIL 2018 >>>>>>ISSUE #2

18 James' 64 Cadillac Coupe Deville 22 23 THE RED CAR SHOW 24 A Date In The Dirt 28 Darian's 97 Toyota Chaser 30 Note from the Publisher 30.2 Car Meet Guidelines Submission to: Rides@vegasautomag.com

5


In The Community! Las Vegas Car Meets (Free) Every Wednesday Locations vary Follow @Lasvegascarmeets

Cars & Coffee Las Vegas (Free) Every Saturday Morning, 7am-10am Speed Vegas Race Track Follow @speedvegas

Espresso and Exotics (Free)

Second Sunday of every month 8am-11am Boca Park Espressosandexotics.com

Gears and Grinds (Free)

First & third Sunday of the month 8am-11am Baguette Cafe Gearsandgrindsvegas.com

6

Cars und Kaffee (Free)

Last Sunday of every month 8am-11am Vesta Coffee Roaster Follow @Carsundkaffee Village Square Car Show + Art Festival Third Thursday of the month 5:30pm-8:30pm 9400 W Sahara Ave Off-Road Motorsports Night Second Thursday of the month 7pm-10pm PKWY Flamingo 9820 W. Flamingo Rd

Having a local event? Submit your event to events@vegasautomag.com


Event Schedule

March/April 2018

Always verify event details prior to attending, details can change.

Date

March 2-4 March 3, 3pm-7pm March 7-11 March 16 March 17, 11am March 23-24, 6:30pm March 24-25 March 24, 11am-5pm March 31 April 6-8 April 6-8 April 7 April 7-8 April 13-15 April 14 April 20 April 22 April 23, 10am-2pm April 29 April 27-29 May 4-6 May 12 May 12 May 18-19

Event Name

Nascar Penzoil 400 LVVWC Presents VW March Meet The Mint 400 Legends Rally Night Swap Meet WHEELhouse Open House Monster Jam World Finals Spirit of the Streets, Vegas Drift Brochacho Fest Rat City Rukkus ($10-$25) Forbidden Fantasy Show N Shine NHRA Las Vegas Four Wide 3rd Annual Teen Challenge Charity Stance Wars + Sophistaced Euro RotorCon2018 Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Southwest Drift Series Round 1 Those Happy Days Car Show Las Vegas Cadillac Through the Years Mopars and Muscle Cars Holley LS Fest 360 Car Show, Cars and Stripes Rockin' Blues & BBQ Car Show Las Vegas Car Stars

Location

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunset Park Las Vegas, NV Rebar, 1225 S. Main St, LV 3111 S. Valley View Blvd #P102 Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bonnie Springs, NV Stratosphere Casino, Las Vegas Laughlin, Nevada Las Vegas Motor Speedway 750 S. 9th St, Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station, Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, Motor Speedway UMC Childrens Hospital Town Square, Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas Motors Speedway Craig Ranch Park, Las Vegas, NV Nostalgia Street Rods, Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience

Type

Nascar Car Meet Off-Road Racing Car Swap Meet Open House/Meet Monster Trucks Drift Event Festival/Show Show Show Drag Racing Charity Car Show Car Show Car Show Swap Meet Car Show/Festival Drift Event Car Show Car Show Car Show/Festival Car Show/Festival Car Show Car Show Car Show

Advertise your event with us!

7


Readers' rides!

8

@vegasautomag

Use#702VAMFAM


LIKEWISE SHIFT KNOB PRODUCT FEATURE & INSTALLATION

R

ecently, I ordered this shift knob setup up from Likewise, who is based out of Australia. I originally ordered it just after the holidays. What I didn’t see was that the adjustable stalk was on backorder for the color I had chosen (Tarmac Grey), so after the agonizing wait I had done to myself I received my shipment confirmation at the beginning of February. The package was delivered at my door only a week later, even though they are located on the other side of the globe. I ordered three different items from the down under. The piece de resistance being the “Neil Diamond” in the color “Golden Shower.” Next is the completely adjustable stalk dubbed “The Suzuka” in “Tarmac Grey.” In order to fit the new setup on my 2016 VW GTI I had to order an adapter because the 12mm stalk has no threads. The hardest part of the install was the removal of my over engineered stock shift knob. The Likewise setup was installed painlessly; the only tools needed were two hex keys. One to tighten the Euro Adapter to the stalk and the other to mount The Suzuka in my desired position.

1

2

PHOTOS & WORDS BY: CLINTON ROWLEY

I’ve driven with the shift knob setup for about two weeks now. The weight of the entire piece is hefty but not uncomfortably heavy. I effortlessly slide into the gears with two fingers due to the weight of the shift knob. I had it in for the Elite Tuner show on February 10th, and I got plenty of looks and compliments on it. Overall I’m completely satisfied with the purchase. From the quick shipping and easy install to the questions I get about it. Likewise has a range of knobs and extensions in plenty of colors. They often have limited run colors that sell out pretty quickly. If anyone is looking for a unique piece of flare on their ride they should definitely give them a look.

www.wearelikewise.com Instagram >>> @wearelikewise

3

4


PROJECT : CRUISE VEGAS PANCHO'S 2010 AUDI A4 AVANT STASIS SIGNATURE

SERIES

Images by Ricardo Aguilar Words by Adrian Mirabal

I M A F AD

N O G A W LY

B E ON 10


Instagram>>>>>>>> @fuckpancho

" I have been into cars since I was a kid. I started off with Hot Wheels, like any other kid. " MODIFICATIONS SUSPENSION

WHEELS & TIRES

-Accuair Suspension -19x8.5 (front) 19x9.5 (E-Level) (rear) 3 piece Niche Spyder A330 In brushed silver & polished lips -Continental Tires

EXTERIOR

-Avery Dennison (Radioactive Gloss Green) vinyl wrap -@BaloghBodyWorx front lip/sideskirts -Demon Eye Kit -Audi RS4 Wing

INTERIOR

-Audi S5 steering wheel -Factory but he keeps it clean doe

ENGINE

-Stasis Exhaust -Stasis Tune

11


>>>>>>>>>>>>A Hot Wheel Dream: Pancho's 2010 Audi A4 Avant

T

his car is pretty well known in our local car community! It is hard to miss with a wrap this color! On top of that, Pancho's Instagram name is @fuckpancho and that draws attention all on its own. It was awesome to see a modded "family wagon" still be able to rock those crisp, high end, body lines that Audi offers.

You can catch him going out for some Sushi, trying new restaurants and road tripping! The car lives up to the family wagon name with many road trips to Utah, Red Rock, Arizona and the beach in California! If you see him around be sure to say what's up! The car's nick name is Aurora. Pancho says he has plans to widebody the car and maybe Pancho was born and raised in California and change the wrap color. No matter what he does moved to Las Vegas in middle school. He is 23 years next, I am sure it will be just as clean! old and is currently enlisted in the United States Air Force as a security forces member (Military Police). He is married to Jennifer Saucedo-Soloria Thanks: and has a stepson, Elias. Pancho has been into cars since he was a child. He started off with Hot Wheels - @Miggz.s4 (Miguel Alejandro) for like any other kid and didn't get into real cars until getting me into Clean Culture Š� & high school when he bought his first car, a 1996 helping me get my car where it is today. BMW E46 323i. He immediately started modifying - How awesome for Pancho to give it and was addicted to the no sleep and long nights us a thanks! He says "Also thanks to working on his car. Pancho also says that watching @vegasautomag for giving me the the Fast & Furious movies inspired him to want opportunity to be in the magazine and to build fast cars! Fast & Furious + Hot Wheels, I it is awesome to see what you guys do" think a lot of us can relate! 12


Meet The Elite Elite Tuner Las Vegas By Michael Johnson

Photos by Yolando StaMaria

E

lite Tuner Car Shows are some of the largest events many of us in the car community impatiently wait for twice a year. Ranger Ramirez and Duy Nguyen come all the way from the east coast to bring this show to us. Months ahead of February 10th they put their street team to work, hyping up the Las Vegas Season Opener. With over 400 cars registered, it was obvious this show would be epic. Come show time the rides rolled in masses to the Silverton Casino parking lot until it was completely full from all four corners. People came from far and wide to represent, including teams from California, Utah, Arizona, Oregon and some even farther. Not only were the attendees putting on a show with their awesome rides, the sponsors also made a spectacle with their impressive displays including Voodoo Ride, Las Vegas Car Meets, Pasmag, R1 Concepts, Avanti Wheels, Vegas Paintless Dent Repair, Vegas Jax Wax, Vegas Valli Taqueria and more. Glistening wheels to drool over, every type of wash, wax and detailing product you could ever need, and more Bride, Sparco and Recaro backpacks than I’ve ever seen in my life! I tried to study every car in detail but there were so many to see that my eyes kept catching more! From mild to wild, the lengths at which vehicles were customized varied greatly. The love put in to each was all the same. People were proud of what they brought and it showed. It was great to see people complimenting all types of rides, stopping to take pictures and greeting strangers with a smile. The enthusiasm carried the show.

Then the real excitement began with front row seats to the twostep contest. I regret not bringing ear plugs for this part. Engulfed in a crowd, the cars went head to head competing for cleanest and loudest sounding exhaust system. There were some close calls between Jonathan Wei’s 1600HP GT-R and Allan Cabellero’s R32 Skyline, which demanded room with 10 foot flames shooting out the back. Robbie Phelps, in a seemingly unsuspecting Golf GTI, came all the way from Utah. Ultimately he became the victor, wowing the crowd with a vicious two-step that took home the award. Then came a friendly team vs team tug of war match in which the winning group would challenge another. After some smack talking and crowd cheering, Team Evade arose as the top contender. Finally, the most anticipated part of any show, the awards were announced. The judgments were dispersed with every level of competitor getting a taste of the winners circle that night and I think that was an integral part to making the event a feel good experience for all. Everyone has had good things to say about it and we await with angst the Elite Tuner Las Vegas Season Closer event September 9th.

13


LUXURY MEETS HYDRAULICS Josh Hoeppner's 2016 Chrysler 300 Images by Ricardo Aguilar Words by Adrian Mirabal


M

ost would take a look and assume this is either bagged or static, but they would be wrong! Josh Hoeppner’s 2016 Chrysler 300 is actually on Hydraulics! The set up on his car is flawless! He is running a Hydroholics 2 pump 4 dump system and is fully hard lined. The car is running three Kinetik HC 1800 batteries and a 36v Street Charger and Street Charger switchbox. All of this is so well put together that you would think the hydraulic setup came factory on this car! Josh is 30 years old, he was born and raised in Vegas and he is married with three daughters. He has been into cars since he can remember thanks to his dad. Where does someone get the urge to build something like this? Try working around some of the baddest cars in town everyday! Josh is the Head Honcho at WHEELhouse so it is only right for him to own something like this. He says getting the 300 was just a want! He wanted a luxury type car but knew that he wanted a domestic and not an import. He looks forward to work every day and considers it his own personal get away. Josh says one of his favorite things to do is make sure his shop is in top working order! We asked Josh what his favorite food was and ironically he didn’t have a specific favorite food but he told us that he HATED ketchup. It is a good thing he doesn’t own a RED car… All jokes aside, Josh enjoys a good gathering with friends, cruise nights and obviously building cars/trucks. Josh is tossing around the idea of letting this car go, but in "car guy" fashion, if it doesn't go, he has plans to do a motor build with cam, procharger etc and also some custom paint! Keep an eye out and you will see! Go follow him and his shop on Instagram to see what's next!

Instagram>>>>>>>> @odd_cylinder/@WHEELhouse702 Website>>>>>>>>www.WHEELhouse702.com

15


Modifications: K&N Intake Hydroholics 2 pump 4 dump hydraulic set up Full hard lined setup Three Kinetic HC1800 batteries 36v Street Charger Street Charger switchbox Staggered 22" Forged Curve Wheels Full 3" custom exhaust

"getting the 300 was just a want, I knew I wanted a domestic luxury car and not an import "

Thanks: ADK(After Dark Kreations) Rudy & Kris Hydroholics Cuve Wheels Nexen Tire Street Charger Kinetik Batteries My Wife!


BY: ALEXIS SOLORZANO SMALL BUSINESS FEATURE

www.garagegirlsjewelry.com

Use Discount Code:

VegasAutoMag

For 20% off your order!!

A

s a female automotive enthusiast, and Editor of this magazine, I love to get behind brands with a passion for supporting and uplifting the role of females in the automotive industry. Which is why, when I came across the brand Garage Girls, I was hooked. Garage Girls is a brand that sells jewelry and accessories that are automotive themed with a unique style. The brand was developed by Arianna Courte, she has been immersed in all things automotive since a young age. She started in drag racing and made her way into the drift scene. She now manages a Formula Drift team and heads a few small businesses. Arianna had been searching for jewelry & accessories for women that were into cars and other motorsports but found close to nothing. She did not think it was fair that guys had all the cool accessories being made. Being an entrepreneur with a love for the automotive community she took the opportunity create a brand that provides awesome products for women. The brand represents something bigger than stylish accessories; it represents the empowerment of women not only in the automotive community but everywhere. Most of her products are hand made by her. Her products range from turbo rings to charm bracelets with different automotive related charms, and so much more. I personally had the pleasure of adding the turbo ring and a piston necklace to my own stash of accessories! These products will most certainly not be my last from Garage Girls.

Turbo Rings

Fine sterling silver, hand made rings with a realistic shiny turbo set on top. Optional Swarovski Crystal (of your color choice) Women sizes 3-11mm bands.

Piston Necklaces

These come in plain or you can add Swarovski Crystals for a little girly touch! Each comes with a sterling silver 22 inch necklace. (All hypoallergenic)

17


FAMILY TRADITION James Sciara's 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville Images by Ricardo Aguilar Words by Alexis Solorzano

The Dark Night 18


Instagram>>>>>>>> @doughboyfreshlv

19


T

here is nothing more fitting than checking out James Sciara's 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville in the middle of Downtown Las Vegas! This car looks at home in front of what all of us locals know is the real downtown. As you can see in the photo on this page, this car roams the streets with elegance! As you can imagine, there has to be some story behind this build and we wanted to find out. So get to know a little about the owner and the car below! James is 35 years old. He was born in New York but moved to Las Vegas when he was 4 and has lived here ever since. His parents have owned a local pizzeria for over 30 years now (Enzo's Pizza & Ristorante) and he has been managing the business since high school. He remembers days where he had to ditch school to run the store because the cook had called out! James is engaged to the lovely Ashley Baxter, daughter of poker star, Billy Baxter. They have known each other since they were 4 years old but didn't start dating until they reconnected at their 10 year high school reunion and the rest is history! James has been into cars as long as he can remember. He bought his first car at age 15 before he even had his drivers license. He immediately found himself sending his car out to Audio Xcellence to get 3 12W6 subs and TV's in the headrest! After that he was hooked! After a long list of projects, he found himself with a car addiction with no cure! (We know the feeling) Although James has a few different cars today, this one holds some sentimental value as it has a little family history for him. Throughout his entire childhood, his grandma was a Caddy person. He remembers back in the day she would pick him and his brother up from school in her showroom condition 1976 Cadillac Coupe Deville! James says "This car was boss!". His Grandma always talked about her black on black 64 Coupe Deville that she totaled in a rain storm back east. It was one of her favorites! James Grandma passed away in 2008, she left her 76 Cadillac to his uncle. He tried to buy the car from him to keep it in the family but James said "He was a prick and sold it to some dealer off Boulder highway". In July, 2017 James decided to buy this 64 Coupe Deville. He remembered his Grandma wishing she still had hers and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to build a bad ass daily driver! (No garage queen here) His car is called The Dark Night. Overall, this car turns heads! With a full frame off restoration, LS1 engine, custom notched frame, C10 suspension conversion and so much more, James says he knows his Grandma would be proud of this car!

Video Alert Visit www.vegasautomag.com to see behind the scenes footage of this feature.

20


Specs 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville

-Full frame off restoration -LS1 Swap with 4l60e Transmission -Texas speed 228r cam -3200 stall -kkw 3 row aluminum radiator -Custom notched frame -C10 front suspension conversion -CPP front and rear disk brakes -Accuair suspension -Viair air compressors -Custom fuel cell -Intellitronix digital gauge cluster -Dakota digital air gauge -Sony bluetooth head unit -3 sets of JL c5 components -2 JL 13.5 w6 subwoofers -1 Memphis big bell 16-mch1300

"My grandma always talked about her 64 coupe deville and now i get to enjoy mine "

Thanks @airthdefined- The car frame/chassis was all built by the mad genius Zach Airth of Airth defined Las Vegas! @performancemoorsports- The air suspension and interio was done by Randy at Performance Motorsports. @exotix_mobile_finishes- The paint and body work was done by LP at Exotic Mobile Finishes Check out Enzos Pizza at 2724 N. Green Valley. James usually drives the Caddy and you can find it parked out front! Head in and have a slice, try a knot, have a beer and take a picture with the car!

21


By Clinton Rowley

+

S

ince you’re in the middle of our sophomore issue, you should know by now that we want to provide more than just reading material. We want to bring you an entire new perspective to Vegas' auto scene! The Vegas Auto Mag team has started a Youtube channel to cover everything from featured rides to car shows and shop tours. The plan is to showcase the very best that our beautiful city has to offer i.e. you, the readers and things you like! For those of you who haven’t seen any of our videos yet, we’ve also started vlogging. Mainly filming us bullshitting during photo shoots, meeting up with friends at meets, and showcasing fine automobiles. Our most recent video, which was filmed and edited by our very own Recardo Media, covers all of the things I mentioned. One of our very first episodes was of the crew cruising the valley looking for cars and trucks to film. We had a blast searching for a random vehicle and coming upon a bagged ’69 Suburban. The most exciting part however, was inviting you guys to meet up with us on the spot to shoot your ride and get to know you. We hopped on Instagram live and asked who wanted to meet up with us, a few people responded but only one got picked. That was Zay with his 5.0 Mustang. Go check out the video! The goal of our YouTube channel is to show not only the population of Las Vegas, but also the rest of the world that our scene is alive and well with plenty to offer. We would love to hear your opinions on the type of content you would like to see, so comment on the videos, shoot us a DM, or talk to us when you see us around town. Subscribe to our YouTube, follow us on Instagram and turn on post notifications because you never know when we will be looking to interview you and your whip. Be on the look out!

Ride Features - Behind The Scenes - Local Meets - Events Ride Hunting - Shop Features - Team Features - Much More!

22


THE RED CAR SHOW IMAGES & WORDS BY ADRIAN MIRABAL

I

t was just another weekend and we did not have any plans. I was on Facebook looking through the events when I came across a show called "Red Car Show". The main photo for the event was a lot full of nothing but RED cars! It was scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd. We decided we absolutely have to check this out! The show was held at Nostalgia Street Rods and hosted by Lugnut Productions. Big shout out to them for holding such a unique event. When we arrived, we saw a ton of cars coming and going from the lot. We were barely walking up and I already started snapping photos! Once we turned the corner to the main lot where the show was being held, all we saw was red! This show definitely lives up to its name! There was a full on stage where announcements for various activities were being made, music playing, vendors, a food truck and did we mention, tons of red cars! We walked around and checked out some of the vendors, wandered and admired some rides and just had a good time and relaxed! This show mainly featured hot rods, rat rods and classics. We would definitely recommend checking out this event to everyone. Las Vegas has a huge automotive scene, including a large hot rod following, let's take some time and enjoy it all!

Interested in having us feature your event? Email events@vegasautomag.com 23


A Date In The Dirt Couples that off-road together, stay together! Images by Clinton Rowley Words by Adrian Mirabal

24

Instagram>>>>>>>>@F1ruby_runner


W

ith so many awesome couples that share a passion for cars and trucks, I think we just might have to feature a couple every issue! We had so many people contact us after our Issue 1 Valentines feature! It is awesome to see the love for all things automotive start a new relationship or strengthen an existing one! Keep sharing your stories with us. Our goal with Vegas Auto Mag is to bring all types of automotive styles together in one publication and one place so it is really cool to see a couple share a common passion but with their own style to it. Paul, age 27, is seen below with his 2014 Ford F150 FX4 Prerunner and Melanie, age 28, with her 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU Willy's Wheeler Edition. Paul and Melanie met in a small town in California called Orland. He says there is not much to do there besides take what you have down to the lake and not get stuck. That was pretty much the main attraction. They were still in high school when they first met and Paul had a 1992 GMC Sierra with a 4" lift. At the time, Melanie was more into street racing but all it took was a little bit of offroading to get her into it as well! Paul says that every time it rained she would ask him if they can go out offroading and play in the mud. Fast forward to now and they have been married since 2011 with two dogs, a yellow lab named Karley and a black lab named Ruger. Paul has been stationed at Nellis Airforce base for the last 6 years as an Aircraft Maintainer and Melanie is a Dental Assistant. They both have more than capable off road vehicles and enjoy their time in the desert together. You can catch them flexing and rolling over some big rocks or hitting some high speed whoops, turns and a little jump here and there. These two do what makes them happy and you can tell!

Check out their rides on the next page!

>>>>

Instagram>>>>>>>>@jeep_nn_coal


Paul's 2014 Ford F150

Thanks Dirt King Fabrication Scorpion Motorsports Moore Racing Tech

Future Plans

" IT'S JUST AWESOME TO ME TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT I CAN WORK ON THAT ALLOWS ME TO SHOW MY UNIQUE STYLE "

Favorite Food

Specs Scorpion Motorsports frame cut bumpers Dirt King fabrication LT Kit, F 2.5 King Coilovers w/Res, R 2.5 King Piggyback Res Method Racing Wheels Bronze NVs 17x8.5 0 offset Toyo open country MT 37/12.5/17 AFE CAI/AFE Atlas exhaust UPR catchcan

Bigger shocks Bedcage Progressive leaf springs Mcneil Racing Fiberglass Bedsides Pasta!

ON3 Performance intercooler w/BOV SCT Livewire w/Unleashed tunes Mcneil Racing 4� flat top front fenders PTM Custom bedlined interior Custom painted emblems Rigid/rough country lighting Rear Bora 2" wheel spacers BakFlip Trifold bed cover


Melanie's 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Future Plans Regear Bigger tires Bigger lift

" MY FAVORITE THING TO DO IS GOING OUT IN THE DESERT FOR SOME SHOOTING OR JUST EXPLORING OFFROAD "

Favorite Food Fried chicken or chicken and pasta!

Specs 3in zone lift w/ Fox 2.0 w/res 2.0 Fox shocks with resi Custom no limit bumpers Smitty built tire carrier Smitty built high lift jack w/mount

Upgraded led headlights Hostile podium 17x9 -12 Toyo mt 35x12.5x17 Cut oem fenders Rigid lighting

27


Chasing His Dreams Darian Hosseini's 97 Right Hand Drive Toyota Chaser Images By Ricardo Aguilar Words By Clinton Rowley

Video Alert Visit www.vegasautomag.com to see behind the scenes footage of this feature.

T

here are only a few Toyota Chasers in the country and none of them are like this! Darian Hosseini, who is originally from Brazil, grew up in Oakland California and now calls Las Vegas his home. At the age of 23, he is currently training to be a commercial pilot. Add that to the fact he imported this car at such a young age, shows he is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his sky high dreams. His father used to restore classic Mercedes, and his uncle runs a dealership here in town called Dana Motors. So, I guess you could say he inherited the taste for gasoline from his family. He says that he has always been into JDM. Darian's first car was an' 84 Toyota AE86. We all know the AE86 is on almost every drift kids' most wanted list of cars. Darian says he can remember watching old drift videos and how much it made him want to get into drifting. His mother also owned a 1996 Toyota MarkII gx90 and that is the car that really got him into the X chassis. Working for his family's dealership, Darian slowly saved up enough money to buy and import his jzx100 in 2016. He says he loves to take his jzx100 Toyota Chaser out on long drives to nowhere. With the views we have in town, who could blame him! Darian is currently working on his college degree and will soon have the credentials to start flying. In his spare time, however, it's all about putting his car sideways and smoking tires on the track.

28


Thanks:

-TF works in Chicago(Nick) -Fortune Auto for the suspension -Alex at Samurai Alignment

" I JUST LIKE TAKING MY CAR OUT AND CRUISING AROUND TOWN "

Instagram>>>>>>>> @vegasjzx

MODIFICATIONS SUSPENSION

-Fortune Auto 510 series coilovers -KTS tension rods -KTS rear sub frame braces -Cusco front under brace -Cusco strut tower brace -Jzx1 10 tie rods -Ae111 outer tie rods -SerianNINE sub frame & diff bushings -SerialNINE front UCA -SerianNINE rear toe rod -SerialNINE rear LCA -SerialNINE rear traction rod -LCA extended +15mm -Moose knuckles -Super pro poly rack bushings -LS400 bbk -Stop tech rotors -Project Mu pads -SS brake lines

WHEELS & TIRES

ENGINE

-Nardi 350mm steering wheel -NRG hub and quick release -Bride ZETA III (Carbon Kevlar) -Bride seat rail

-1jz vvti -Garret GT3071r twin scroll turbo -Tial 44mm wastegate -HPI exhaust manifold -3.5� exhaust -Defi gauges boost, oil pressure, oil temp, -GREDDY intercooler -SARD fuel rail and water temp -LD performance AFR -Bosch 850cc injectors gauge -Dmax floor mats -SerialNine shift knob

-Origin carbon fiber roof wing -Origin carbon fiber trunk lip -Carbon fiber grill insert -Carbon fiber eye lids -Ganador mirrors

-URAS smoked corner lights -Chasing tails (coming from Japan) -CMW shadow kit (coming from Japan) -Dmax front fenders +15mm

-SSR Agle Minerva, 18x9.5 +30 with 215/35/18 Toyo Proxes T1 sport 18x11 +12 with 255/35/18 Toyo Proxes T1 sport -Work XT7 18x9.5 +20

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

-Aeromotive FPR -Power FC L Jetro -HKS oil cooler, Filter relocation -KoyoRad aluminum radiator -KTS aluminum radiator pipe kit

29


Note from the Publisher:

Thank you to all of our current sponsors and advertisers! Without you, this magazine is not possible.

I know all of you see the ads throughout the magazine. These are all paid advertisers. These brands are the reason there is a magazine. They are investing their money into us in order to reach you, the readers. We want to show them that we all appreciate this. Starting next issue we will have rewards programs in place so if you shop with an advertiser/ sponsor, save your receipt and you can use it to get free swag in the future! Keep an eye out! We also had quite a few people reach out about buying magazines for their shop etc. and to see how they can help. We understand advertising is not in everyone's budget or even in their marketing plans. We do offer lower level sponsorships. This is available for brands that want to collaborate, carry the magazine, and just support the automotive community. Be sure to hit us up and ask how to get involved. Please take a moment and go back through the ads and give them a follow on social media, see if you or someone you know may be able to use their services and let them know you learned about them in Vegas Automotive Magazine. Until next time!

-Adrian Mirabal

Thank you to our two new sponsors: Custom Shirt Printing NuWorldGraphicsLV.com 702-671-0000 Instagram: @nuworldgraphics

Instagram:@rtsauto702

Basic Car Meet Guidelines From Las Vegas Car Meets

#1 Roll Out!

If you are not early, you're late! When it comes to meets they typically have an agreement with the location for a certain window of time. Don't show up too early and don't stay too late. Pre meet with your club to avoid having to come and block off spots and cause commotion. A little planning goes a long ways.

#3 Don't Trash The Spot!

Unfortunately this is the most commonly overlooked rule! It is disrespectful to the hosts who took the time to facilitate the event and can absolutely lead to losing the location. Take a moment before you leave and ensure your area is picked up. Please do this one!!

#2 Have Respect!

People from all walks of life come to enjoy car meets. Each person is proud of what they have and no one should look down on someone or their ride. Sentimental value for our vehicles is easy enough to relate to so keep that in mind. Remember, you were once a new enthusiast and your ride was not where it is today.

#4 Don't be a burnout and burnout!

Don't be the one to ruin it. Lighting up those tires does not make you look as cool as you think. It is the single most immature, annoying and hazardous thing to do at a meet. Regardless of your abilities, it only takes one mistake on your part or a bystander for disaster to strike. There is a time and place for this and it is not in a local businesses parking lot.


Advertise your business with us! We offer advertising options for many budgets! Advertising services we offer: Magazine print/online Web banners Email campaigns Social media campaigns Title sponsorship: sponsored content, sponsored sections, spotlights, videos and events

Other services:

Photography Videography Advertisement design Social media management Basic Websites Email Setup Small business services & consulting

Email: sales@vegasautomag.com Call or text: 702-752-4459 Website: www.vegasautomag.com 31


32

Profile for Vegas Automotive Magazine

Vegas Automotive Magazine Issue 2: March/April 2018  

Vegas Automotive Magazine Issue 2 online! Visit www.vegasautomag.com to find our printed copies!

Vegas Automotive Magazine Issue 2: March/April 2018  

Vegas Automotive Magazine Issue 2 online! Visit www.vegasautomag.com to find our printed copies!

Advertisement