CaniBeat had two great posts from the Rebuilding Japan from Los Angeles Meet and I felt compelled to post a few shots from there. Why? Well because the event was for a great cause and because CaniBeat has amazing photographers that require me to have tissues on hand every time I venture over there. Also, because I can! So suck it!
Let’s kick this bitch off with a sweet little Mazda2 sporting 5AD wheels and a kit that I have seen before but can’t put my finger on. Help…
Ooooh, what do we have here?
Absolute seks, that is what we have here. Absolute seks.
Ruckii for days!
A fan favourite Element. I love this thing.
Alpha Squad xB’s. Looking good!
Oh. My word. How did this get in here?
I’ll drop things off with the pièce de résistance.
Hubba-Hubba. Not only does this look like a fantastic job at getting this Jimmy on the ground, the body on this thing is immaculate. If you do not like the whole mini truck thing, you have to at least appreciate how great the body looks. Most Jimmies I have seen are beat to holy hell and this one looks brand new. Nicely done sir.
If I am reading the photographer’s notes correctly, this is an ’07 Mazda Demio Sport with an ’11 Mazda2 Touring conversion. I tried researching what exactly is the difference and all I can tell (this is just what I can see), the bumpers and headlights are different between the two cars. Either way, this little Demio sporting JLine 5RL2′s looks really good.
As I sit here rocking out to copious amounts of Katy Perry and A Day to Remember, I am wondering what to post for tomorrow, well today. I could scour the prodigious expanse of my hard drive for something or search the interwebs for hours on end. I do both quite a bit though, I need friends :( . So here I am, sitting here and wondering how to become a reality TV star, when something happens. The interwebs alerts me to the existence of something so amazing that I nearly drop my tea. My imaginary tea. My imaginary winter spice tea. It could have been so good. Jerks.
It went like this: I was just sitting down to write the next post and really did not have a damn thing in mind and then I head over to one of my normal forum haunts and this is the second thread on the queue. Just like that. Plus the tea.
Holy Balls. Holy Balls.
Holy Balls. Holy Balls. Holy Balls.
Alright. so I think you can understand my astonishment and severe lack of any self-control right now (seriously, I would have totally dropped that imaginary tea). So I decide that I need more, I need to know more! I head over the most likely source for something like this, AutoBlog. They always have the good shit.
And AutoBlog had the good shit, some seriously good shit. Better shit than I had imagined. Like, mad good shit yo. Okay, enough of the good shit. Stop it.
This monster is called a “Mazda 2 Evil Track” and it sure as hell looks like it lives up to its namesake. This car would make Ferrari’s pee themselves and Corvettes run head-long into brick. I love it!
Mazda brought this along with a bunch of track prepped and street prepped vehicles to SEMA this year (I will be posting more on SEMA in coming days/weeks).
I am just going to quote the press release here because it gives you all the info you need to know about this hellion.
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2010 – Mazda’s product lineup of sedans, sports cars and crossovers offers consumers and exciting choice for their transportation needs; a choice that offers the Soul of a Sports Car in every vehicle. Showcasing the depth and breadth of the brand, Mazda will display a slew of products, each one demonstrating Mazda’s aftermarket capability and potential.
“The versatility of Mazda vehicles is extraordinary. With just minor modifications to a stock Mazda, it can be ready for the track or a car show,” said Derek Jenkins, director design, MNAO. “Our SEMA cars demonstrate this ability; taking a vehicle from the dealership and making it a truly unique piece.”
The newest member to the product lineup is the MAZDA2. With great styling, superb fuel economy and an affordable price tag, the 2011 MAZDA2 subcompact sedan is Zoom-Zoom in its most concentrated form. MAZDA2 is a car that only the engineers at Mazda could have created. It was designed and engineered from scratch to be a pure Mazda, offering the sort of driving experience that could only come from the company that developed the timeless MX-5 two-seat roadster, and it brings a combination of athletic design and dynamic performance to the subcompact class. Mazda Design Americas took two MAZDA2s and created a street car and a track car.
MAZDA Evil Track
The MAZDA2 Evil Track car was envisioned as a fully equipped car for series racing, and all required safety equipment to meet SCCA and NASA competition regulations. This iteration was inspired by the MAZDA2 Evil concept which debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2009. The MAZDA2 Evil Track car has an enhanced motorsport aesthetic achieved through Mazda race-inspired graphics and colors.
MAZDA2 Evil Track car is equipped with a Mazda Design aero body kit, including side skirts, front and rear air-dam and carbon fiber rear deck spoiler. Modifications include H&R race suspension and coil over kit, AWR full custom safety cage, Sparco Circuit pro seat, steering wheel, safety harness and fire system, AIM MXL Pista data acquisition system, race-tuned Magna-flow exhaust, 949 6UL 15×9 lightweight wheels and 225/45/15 Hoosier race tires.
I really like what I see there. This a fully track prepped and spec’d out ride. Imagine if this thing makes it into any scope of production? If I had the money, I’d be predisposed to pick one up right away. Seriously. I am sure that you noticed the street car that is also mentioned in there. Of course you did, you are OMGP readers for goodness sake. You guys know your business. Maybe.
This is the “Mazda 2 Street” and I must say that I am very much in love with this pseudo-beast. I could do without that awkward two-tone, but I can let that slide because it looks so damn happy.
Here is the “Mazda 2 Street” info from Mazda:
The Mazda2 Street is a streetwise, urban sport inspired version of the highly successful Mazda2.
This new tougher street version is reinforced visually by using smaller diameter light weight 949 6UL 15×9 wheels and wide profile Toyo Proxes RA-1 R-compound tires. The aesthetic enhanced through the use of a light gray, superfine metallic body color and matte graphic accents.
My only gripe about this whole situation, I wish these could have been the two door Mazda 2′s. They look much sexier, but sadly the States does not get them. Damn you Europeans and your fantastic assortment of automobiles! *sad face*
Go to AutoBlog and check out more about this whole line of track beasts that Mazda has trucked to SEMA ’10. I will be keeping a close eye on this!
Today I bring you even moar from the NYIAS. If you were wondering why I don’t have a lot of pics it is because I went straight from New Orleans to the Auto Show. So I did not have much space left on my memory card after so many pics in NOLA. I had to constantly delete pics and hope the ones I was keeping were in focus and good. Some still sucked though, :(.
I shall start things off with a little wine. Toss on some Luther Vandross maybe even eat a little cheese. Now we’re in the mood for some Mazda pics…
Mazda 2, aawwwww yeah!
I think Mazda had these modified 2′s at the show last year or I have just seen pics of them before. They seem so familiar, anyone know for sure if they were at NYIAS last year?
Anyway, I really like the modified 2′s Mazda brought out. They are pretty well done and feature tasteful mods. Even the stickers on these things look decent.
I dig on this colour combo.
Surfboards in New York City. I guess that works?
Right next to the 2′s Mazda had this little vending machine set up full of energy drinks. All you had to do was give them your email and name and you get this sweet coupon. I was in it purely for the coupon but I had an overwhelming urge to use the coupon to get a free energy drink.
So I walked up to this machine, wading through the guidos and tool bags, all in pursuit of sweet Mazda deliciousness. As you can see I was not the first person the get a drink. The machine is running low.
It’s like a little energy drink theme park!
I got one and was more excited than I have ever been before. I mean look at it! it’s freaking zoom-zoom concentrated! ZOOM-ZOOM CONCENTRATED!!
Oh EM Gee!! After reading this label I was about to crap my pants with excitement. I cracked open the can and smelt a smell that rivals Mentos, the fresh maker. I started rising the can up so I could taste the zoom-zoom bliss. I brought the can to my lips, took a sip and…
it tasted like shit.
Back to the cars.
This was my favourite of the modified 2′s. Very simple and clean.
We now move to Chevrolet.
Alain Menu’s Chevy Cruze from the WTCC. Why am I posting this? Look at it, it’s gorgeous!
If you say hella flush, I’ll smack you. Right after I snapped this pic, some brat-nosed kids hoped over the barrier and walked up to the car. Their parents, nowhere I could see. Freaking retards having kids. I am a firm believer that people need to apply for a license before they are allowed to procreate. Seriously.
Back to this sex machine. Dat ass! Haha.
I am very intrigued to see what the Volt brings to the table. It is slated to release within the year I believe. If this thing does not live up to expectations, Chevy is fucked.
I tell you what, the Volt definitely isn’t bad looking.
Okay so this was hilarious. The spokeswoman for Chevy was talking about the Cruze, doing her whole thang. Of course no one really gives a shit about the Cruze and no one was listening to her. Well just one person was… Do you see that little kid to the bottom right of the glass? Yeah, he was the only person paying any attention to her. Once the woman realized this, she did her whole shpeal the kid. Once people started noticing this happening, they started paying attention. Haha, I was laughing my ass off along with a lot of other people and the spokeswoman’s colleagues.
Look at the kid hanging on her every word. I kind of felt bad for the lady, but oh well.
Only reason I took a pic of this is because I haven’t seen one of these DUB xB toys in a ong while. I have a couple but I bought them three or four years ago. Throwback!
I pity the fool that decided it was a good idea to remake The A-Team.
I really don’t like the newly bloated SUV they call the Legacy but I did like this display. You can’t deny the ruggedness of a Subaru.
Why don’t I have any STi pics? Because the STi’s were also swarmed by tools and douche bags that thought they were the shit. There were also a shit ton of little kids slobbering over everything and wipng their boogers on the top mount. I did snap this…
This parent of the century was swinging his daughter from a leash. Yes, the kid was on a leash and not just that, the moron was swinging the kid around! I couldn’t snap a pic of the kid in flight, but you can clearly see that this guy was working on his parenting trophy. Why are people so stupid?
Downstairs at the Javits Center there was an electric test course of sorts. They had a couple cars there including a GMC Arcadia.
Th!nk City, never heard of them but it’s a neat little car.
I’ll end things with the electric cars going warp speed. Stay tuned for tomorrow for the final installment of NYIAS sugah.