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The Tirebird

There is no question: BFGoodrich® Radial T/As and classic American muscle cars go together like bacon and eggs. This storied tire was the first performance radial tire built in North America, and it has proven itself over the decades on countless vehicles. But back in the early ‘70s, when the Radial T/A was still in testing, BFGoodrich came up with an audacious plan to prove its tire’s mettle: put it on a racecar, compete against cars running on purpose-built racing tires, and win. 

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The Tirebird program was the result: an agreement with Titus/Godsall Racing to build three Pontiac Firebirds for the 1970 SCCA Trans-Am road racing series, and race them with Radial T/A tires. The “Tirebird” name was a no-brainer, and the racecars were fairly successful in their debut, chalking up a third place win at a four-hour endurance race at Mosport Park (now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park).

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T/G Racing took the Tirebirds to Watkins Glen International soon after for an SCCA event, and the team took home class wins on the Saturday and Sunday races. With those wins, the Radial T/A proved a street tire could hold its own on the track, and BFGoodrich had T/G Racing build an additional six promotional cars to tout the tire’s success in dealer showrooms. 

Of the original six promotional cars, only one is known to remain in existence. Incidentally, Bruce Johnson, the man who has come to own this rare piece of BFGoodrich history, is a man who has had a lifetime of Firebird fandom. In fact, the reason Johnson came to own this Tirebird is the fact that he grew up reading about the Tirebird in Popular Hot Rodding:

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In 2017, I was looking through online auctions and noticed a dark blue 1971 Trans Am for sale in California. The ad was so compelling and so well written, I realized this had to be the car that I saw in Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding magazines as a kid. I kept bidding until I won the car.

Since acquiring the Tirebird, Johnson has meticulously tracked down and collected the history of his particular vehicle, as well as the Tirebird racing program: 

Six promotional/show cars were built by the Titus/Godsall (T/G) Racing team.  There were all new showroom cars bought from Royal Pontiac in Los Angeles. According to T/G Racing crew chief Doug Innes, T/G Racing bought the six Trans Ams and took them to their shop for conversion. The cars were stripped of their interiors and insulation, which were crated and stored. The interiors were included with each car when they were sold once the 12 month promotion was completed.  

T/G Racing installed a race seat, fire extinguisher, a mock fuel cell cover in the trunk, and a fuel filler on the quarter panel. Lightweight tubing was installed as a roll cage. Minilite wheels were installed — obviously with BFGoodrich® Radial T/As mounted on each wheel. Hood pins and rear window bracing was also installed.

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They were all equipped with the HO 455 engine and a M21 4 speed transmission. On completion, the cars were painted a medium blue to match the #92 race car. The graphics were done all by hand, based on a BFG design. It is still one of the most recognized race cars ever!

When complete, BFG picked up the cars and distributed them to their zones for promotional purposes.  Most cars were used by dealers on their showroom floors to attract customers.  At the conclusion of the racing season, the cars were either sold to the public or destroyed. To date, only two cars are believed to have been sold.  My car is one of them and the last known to exist.

The Tirebird show cars were more show than go — “No one could ever confuse them with a real race car,” as Doug Innes said — but nevertheless, they were a priceless part of BFGoodrich’s promotional strategy.

Once the year-long promotion ended, Tom Senter — an editor for Popular Hot Rodding, a well-known engine builder, and a Dry Lakes Hall of Famer — purchased the show car that would come into Johnson’s possession. Senter paid $1700 for the car, which came with all the original interior pieces and a wrecked engine. “A yippahoo salesman had taken a client for a ride in the car, and there was no oil in the pan at the time. Not one drop,” Senter would relate in a 1975 Car Craft article.

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Senter had plans to tear out all the faux-racing accoutrements and install a new Super Duty 455 engine. However, the direction of his build pivoted once he was unable to acquire the engine:

He decided to build the first pro-touring car by installing an LS6 454 from Berger Chevrolet and repainted it Ferrari Fly Yellow. The car had only 16,000 miles when he purchased it. This swap was featured in several car magazines. Unfortunately, Tom passed away of cancer in the 1970s.  After Tom died, the Tirebird was briefly owned for a couple  of years by Tom's close friend before it was sold to a Fresno real estate agent who took out the M21 and installed a Turbo 400 so his daughter could drive it to high school. After a year or so, he sold the car to Fresno area almond farmer, Tom Gejeian, in 1983 who drove it sparingly. 

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In 2004, John Motroni saw the car advertised in Goodguys magazine by Tom Gejeian. The ad stated that a ’71 Trans Am with an “L56” engine was for sale. Knowing that looked odd, John called only to find out it was in fact the Tirebird with a Berger LS6 engine that was featured in several car magazines and known as the Trans Rat. Gejeian was able to supply John with  copies of all the car’s magazine articles and other documents. John rebuilt the engine, brakes, and suspension. He replaced the fading  and chipping 1972 yellow paint job with dark blue metallic and meticulously maintained the car before selling it in 2017 to me.

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Since owning the Tirebird, Johnson has restored the car to the original livery of the #92 race car with the correct blue color and white graphics. From reading about the Tirebird to owning one, Johnson has brought his passion full circle.

 


 

For a more in-depth oral history of the Tirebird and the T/G Racing program, visit bfgtirebird.com.

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Nancy’s 2017 Subaru Outback

Editor’s note: Although Nancy Vu dated a gearhead for over a decade before marrying him, she didn’t have a deep interest in cars until a major life milestone forced her to reconsider her transportation: motherhood. A minivan was out of the question, which is how she decided on her 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited.

 


 

My husband purchased used cars left and right over the 10 years of our dating days. I loved that feeling of acceleration, the sound of the air being sucked into the intake system, or even better, that feeling of my belly being sucked into the turbo charger when he took me for a spin in his yellow Mitsubishi 3000GT. But I was really never into cars until I bought my very own, brand new, Subaru with my hard earned money. 

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I had been driving a 2007 Lexus GS450h when I was pregnant. Although I loved the luxury of it, I knew it was time for me to upgrade and get a Mom Mobile. I went with the Outback because — let’s be real — my first big girl purchase was not going to be a minivan. I wanted a car that would take me on adventures to faraway places, so, I needed a car that’s quiet and comfortable on the freeway, and has plenty of room for passengers and stuff. 

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I love that my Outback isn’t your average Mom Mobile. It serves well as a daily driver, has great safety features for my new baby, ample cargo space, excellent visibility, standard all-wheel drive, and exceptional off-road capabilities. 

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Part of that was adding BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. They’re the most important component on your car. At first, I was a bit concerned that a tire with such an aggressive tread would produce too much noise. Surprisingly, it’s much quieter, and it rides nicely on the highway and on dirt roads. 

 




See more of Nancy’s Outback at @khoancy. You can find a full list of modifications below.

 




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Current Mods:

Exterior:

  • 2015-2017 Subaru Outback/Legacy JDM grill
  • 2015-2017 Subaru Outback/Legacy wheel arch
  • USDM Subaru window visor
  • Yellow fog light cover from Lamin-X
  • Black RallyArmor mudflaps
  • HELLA Supertone Horn Kit
  • GrimmSpeed front license plate relocation kit
  • Yakima LoadWarrior
  • Yakima LoadWarrior Extension
  • ARB Awning 2000
  • LP Adventure 2” lift kit
  • LP Adventure big bumper guard
  • LP Adventure skid plate

Wheels:

  • Motegi Racing MR118 (matte black; size 17x8”; 5x114.3 bolt pattern; 45 offset; 72.6 bore)
  • BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 (245/65R17)
  • Gorilla tuner series lug nuts

Interior:

  • Footwell Illumination kit
  • LED interior lights

Hitch:

  • CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch

Upcoming Mods:

Upcoming:

  • WaterPORT Day Tank 3.8 Gallon Portable Self-Pressurized Water System Bundle
  • LED reverse spotlights
  • LED bar
  • LED front lights
  • WILCOOff-road Hitchgate Solo Standard High-Clearance 
  • WILCOHitchgate Dual Rotopax Mounting Kit 
  • Full size spare tire
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Philip’s 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Editor’s note: The Jeep Renegade is not the first vehicle that comes to mind when off-roading is a priority. But for Philip, making the uncommon choice is a regular occurrence, and so far, Mavis the Trailhawk has more than proven her worth.

 


 

My love of everything on wheels came from my father, a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the United States from Holland. Jim Storm was a master mechanic who loved cars, motorcycles, and had a taste for adventure. When he and my mother met, he was driving a ’56 Berkeley. I am not sure to this day which one she fell in love with first.  Not unlike a stray dog, unique automobiles always seemed to follow him home. As a boy, I remember the cool night air slipping by as we roamed the countryside in exotic-sounding machines — at least to a young boy in West Texas — like Lancia, Fiat, and Volkswagen.

One of those strays was a Saab 96 that became my first car, followed by a Ford Ranchero. I remember my Father saying, No son of mine is ever going to become a mechanic. So what did I do? I became a mechanic, working for my father for many years at the local Ford dealership. In 1982, the dealership acquired the AMC/Renault /Jeep line, and I moved to the new shop. I spent the next 22 years as an ASE-certified Master Tech with the Jeep line as it transitioned from AMC/Renault to Chrysler, then to Daimler.

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My children were raised in the car culture as well. Weekends were spent polishing up our 1982 Mustang GT for car shows or drag races. Not to mention going to the local dirt track or camping in our 1971 VW Campmobile. Jeep has always been a staple in our lives. We have owned five over the years, not including the two my oldest daughter has owned. We went overlanding in those Jeeps before overlanding was even a lifestyle. Something about the smell of dirt in the air and the mystery of an unexplored road always beckoned.

Just a small side note: lack of Jeep did not equal lack of exploring. A Ford Escort may not have been a good choice for roads meant only for high clearance vehicles, but curiosity called and who am I to resist?

In 2015, my wife Kay and I were looking at trading in our 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She saw a commercial for the new Jeep Renegade, and it was love at first sight. It really appealed to her sense of adventure and free-spirited nature. Neither of us has ever been accused of being conventional. We’ve always steered towards the less traveled path in most aspects of life, including vehicle choices.

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I was in the market for a Trailhawk, but at that time, they were few and far between. In July 2015, we settled on a Commando Green 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude FWD, which Kay promptly named Olive. We quickly found others who had fallen in love with this unique new Jeep and joined the Jeep Renegade life and Renegade Owners of Texas Facebook groups.

The first thing that we knew needed to happen was an upgrade to the tires. Exploring the back roads of West Texas is a prickly business: just about everything has thorns. No one was sure that the BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 (225/65/17) would fit a Renegade FWD without any rub. We took a chance, ordered the tires, and they fit perfectly. A few Facebook posts later, the word was out in the Renegade community, and soon many others were sporting the KO2. Olive and those tires took us many places that everyone told us a FWD should not go, including Wolf Caves and Hidden Falls off-road parks.

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One Saturday in December 2016, we found a 2016 Omaha Orange Trailhawk that called our name. We traded the faithful Olive for Mavis. Mavis had new KO2 combat boots the following Monday morning. We learned long ago that if you want to take the road less traveled, you need to start with reliable shoes. Mavis was the first Renegade to earn a Jeep Badge of Honor on Black Gap Road in Big Bend National Park. Apart from the KO2s, she was totally stock. She took us down everything that Big Bend had to offer.

As most Jeepers will tell you, Jeep stands for “Just Empty Every Pocket,” so the modifications come one piece at a time. Next, Mavis got some steel underpants in the form of a Valkyrie Off Road Gear carrier bearing skid plate. Then we added the 1.5“Teraflex lift, followed by Auxbeam F 16 LED headlight and DRL bulbs. Moving from a Grand Cherokee to the Renegade left us a little short on storage for camping gear, so we added an Apex roof basket and crossbars. The fuel tank in the Renegade is a bit limited for the expanses of Texas, so the addition of a 2.5-gallon FuelpaX helped with that. Add in a Midland 75-822 CB radio, and we were ready to meet our fellow Renegade enthusiasts in Moab, Utah.

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In March 2018, Jeep Renegade Life hosted the first annual national Renegade meet-up in Moab. Jeepnanigans 2018 was a huge success. Thirty Renegades from across the country — ranging from heavily modified to totally stock — made the show. Fins & Things added a second Badge of Honor to our collection with hopefully many more to come. Jeepnanigans 2019 is already on the books for May 2019, and we can’t wait to reconnect with the friends we made. I have been so impressed with the capabilities of the Renegade Trailhawk. For under $30,000, you can purchase a fully loaded 4x4 that will comfortably take you where your curiosity leads.

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Next up for modifications will be the Valkyrie Off Road Gear ditch light brackets and Auxbeam LED pod lights. The list of soon to be added mods is long and distinguished, including Rocky Road Outfitters Super Sliders, Valkyrie Off Road rear differential skidplate, and Eibach Pro Lift springs for an extra 1” of lift. More and more aftermarket companies are starting to come on board as the Renegade proves itself. And when it comes time to re-shoe Mavis, I sure hope the new KM3 will come in her size. By the way, this in no way includes the list must-haves for my wife and her 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4x4. A GoFundMe page may be in order!

Some say, Why would you choose a Renegade if you want to off-road? I say, Why not? For my wife and I, it has always been about the journey, not the destination, with the former being the worthier part. We choose to make that journey in something that is less than commonplace. We have always tried to let two favorite quotes be our travel guides:

“Not all those who wander are lost” —J.R.R. Tolkien

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” —Robert Frost.

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As retirement approaches, we look forward to many more explorations not cut short by deadlines or schedules, and we hope that you too find your own less traveled path.

 


 

See what Mavis can do on Instagram at @mavismayhem and @pstorm1.

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Skyler’s 1973 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

Editor’s note: Here's some good, old American muscle for your Independence Day. Skyler Guzman’s Camaro has plenty of attitude. Between meaty Radial T/As, black wheels, and a matte charcoal wrap, this split-bumper muscle car is a mean, monochrome machine.

 


 

My senior year of high school, my dad and I agreed that we would start a restoration project. We wanted it to be a mix between a hot rod and a daily driver that we could both autocross and take to car shows.

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Choosing the ‘73 Camaro was a no brainer, since we both are familiar with first and second gen Camaros. My father and I have worked on this car since 2015, and we’re still making minor tweaks to make the car look and perform better. What I enjoy the most about this car is knowing that it was all done by hand in our garage. 

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The car is powered by a 350 small-block Chevy crate engine, paired up with a manual Tremec 5-speed transmission. The car also has a roll bar, Wildwood disc brakes, Second Skin sound deadener, Hotchkiss subframe connectors, Global West extended tubular control arms, Recaro seats, a 3M matte charcoal wrap, and a set of BFGoodrich® Radial T/As.

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Having Radial T/As allows the car to have a mixture of modern day performance, as well as having that classic American muscle car look. The wheels that rubber rides on are actually the original wheels that came with the vehicle in 1973. My dad powder-coated them last year for the blacked out look. 

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My dad and I share this car, and we drive it all around the Bay Area. We also took the car to Hot August Nights in 2017, and taking the car on the road from Reno to Virginia City was an awesome test for the suspension and the changes we made.

 


 

For more on Skyler’s Camaro, follow him on Instagram at @z_twenty_hate.

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Daniel's 2006 Nissan 350Z

Editor’s note: Daniel Spielman has a garage full of enthusiast vehicles, including a 2016 Subaru WRX STI and a 2018 BMW M3. However, his Nissan 350Z was the vehicle that got him hooked up with Team Hybrid.

 


 

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From a young age, I've been obsessed with cars, and I've wanted the 350Z since they showed off the concept car at the LA Auto Show. I purchased my car new, off the lot, in 2007. When I started building my Z, I realized I needed help with the direction of the build, as well as some connections in the industry. I started researching prominent car clubs, and I got hooked up with Team Hybrid. 

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For this car, I’ve taken a lot of inspiration and advice from my team and friends with the same car. I’ve modified all aspects of the vehicle: motor, forced induction, suspension, body kit, etc. At one point, I had three different turbo kits because I couldn’t decide what type of power I wanted to make with the car. I’m currently riding on BFGoodrich® g-Force Sport COMP-2s (265/35/19 in the front & 285/35/19 rear) because I wanted the best performance rubber available for the street.

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There’s always room for improvement, but the reactions to my car have been positive all around. I still need a tune for flex fuel, plus upgrade the fuel pump. I also want to work on adding more to the interior.

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After doing all the work on this car, I just love pressing on the gas and feeling the power from the turbos. Nothing compares.

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I’d love to thank my father, who recently passed away, for all his support and encouraging my passion for cars. I probably would have given up on building this car if it wasn’t for him. I’d also like to thank Team Hybrid, without which I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish my goals for the car. Specifically, I’d like to thank our founder and president James Lin, the Hybrid management/family for their guidance and leadership the past 9 years I've been a member, plus being such a positive influence on the import tuner community, and the beautiful Hybrid Hunnyz. Lastly, plenty of Hybrid Luv to our team title sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires, Meguiar's, K&N Filters, AMSOIL, Whiteline, Password:JDM, NRG Innovations, Mishimoto and Optima Batteries. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a legendary team.

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Photographs courtesy of Paul Delapena.

See more Team Hybrid builds here, and follow Dan’s Instagram at @danspielman for more car enthusiast content. 

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Grant’s 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 4x4

Editor’s note: Grant Wilson’s automotive interests run the gamut. He built the world’s first V8-powered Exomotive Exocet. He also started OffroadSubaru.com and built — in his estimation — “the most badass 2015 Outback” with custom steel bumpers and swing out. He also fabricated an entire aluminum flatbed for his Tacoma to fit a Four Wheel Camper like a glove. And now, he builds badass vans.

 


 

I have been fixing, building, and modifying stuff since I was 13. I just enjoy building things, and after GoPeds and other scooters, stuff just gets bigger and more expensive. 

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I went with a Sprinter because it is the only real option if you want a newer van that is 4x4. The Quigley 4x4 Ford Transit option is overpriced and just as mediocre as the factory option, so it was a no brainer to just get something with a full warranty.  My local dealer also would not service the Quigley, so that pretty much solidified the decision. 

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I love my van for the fact that I can use it to get to killer camp spots and not have to set up a whole bunch of stuff. With two large dogs and a wife, the space is great, and the ease of everything is awesome. As for modifications, I have done a ton. I did a full buildout of the interior with aluminum framing I welded, then I filled it in with painted birch. There’s a Dometic CFX75DZ fridge on custom slides that is  integrated into the cabinets, a Trail Kitchens van kitchen, a 30-gallon water system with hot water heater, Blue Ridge Overland Gear interior accessories, Flarespace Rear sleeping flares to run a bed side to side, a Fiamma awning, and a Maxxair fan for living amenities.

On the outside and for power, I’ve got full Aluminess bumpers with a Warn Zeon 10s Platinum winch, BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2s (285/75/16), 300 watts of solar, 200Ah of batteries, a DC to DC charger, a diesel air heater, an air compressor, tank and horns. I chose KO2s for my van because I have a history of killing tires. I have cut through Coopers, Atturos, Falkens, etc. BFGs are the only tires I have owned that I didn’t destroy, so I decided to go back with them, and couldn’t be happier.  

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My end goal with this build is just to be able to get to as many killer camp spots as possible.

 


 

See these killer camp spots from Grant’s eyes — plus more details on the van — on Instagram at @sprincentvango.

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In Focus: Ernesto Araiza // Mad Media

Editor’s note: If we’re honest with ourselves, we all want visual proof when we really send it. All the better to brag, share, and marvel at the things we do. We’re celebrating that with In Focus, a series with the pro photographers and videographers that document the off-road world.

First up, we have Ernesto Araiza of Mad Media.

 


 

Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get involved in the off-road world?

I’m from Ensenada, Baja California, where off-roading is pretty much the sport that defines the city. Before I was born, my family was already involved in racing, so they raised me with this passion for off-road racing. 

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How does one become an off-road photographer? How did you get your start?

I started taking photos just as another fan, but it didn’t take long to realize that this could be an actual job that would open doors for me and allow me to make a living off of racing. I started practicing and learning the rules and fundamentals of photography. Today, everyone is a photographer with apps like Instagram, but once you master the rules — and with a little bit of talent — anyone can become a professional off-road photographer.

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Is this the dream job?

I mean, the dream job for me would be to actually go racing and get paid, but since that’s off the table I think this job is really a dream come true.

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What IS Mad Media?

Mad Media is my second family, and it’s a group of incredible, talented people that shares a common passion to create beautiful content and unique media. You could say that we consider off-roading our blank canvas. 

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What do you feel is important about the work you do? Why do you do it?

Like any other form of art — like music, painting, or architecture — I express myself through my work. I want to show how beautiful off-road and motorsports are. I grew up watching Baja races, and I want people to appreciate what we have and how unique this sport is. I also have say that this is a job that doesn’t feel like it most of the time, so it’s worth doing it.

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Are there any projects, videos, or personalities that really stand out as personal favorites? Or most memorable moments?

Some of the personalities I’ve had the pleasure to work with are the legends: drivers like Larry Ragland, Walker Evans, Larry Roeseler, and Ivan Stewart. They were my favorites when I was a kid, so working with them and getting to know them is just fantastic. I have so many memorable moments, from spending good times with my friends at Mad Media, to traveling the world shooting some of the biggest events like the Dakar Rally.

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What makes for a good photo or a good video?

The most expensive your camera is, the better the photos! Just kidding. Like any other job, there are rules that you need to learn. Once you master them, you can make good things happen. In my case as still photographer, things like light, composition, timing, location, and camera settings are the main concerns when shooting good photos. 

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What's your top tip for budding photographers who want to capture this scene? Or for people who just want to take better pictures of their adventures?

If you want to go pro, grab a book and start studying. If you just want to improve a little bit, just take a moment to see your surroundings. If you're taking a photo of something you like, what if you move to the other side to see a different angle of the same object? You might be surprised at how much a photo of the same subject changes with just a subtle camera angle shift.

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Catch Ernesto’s work on Instagram at @araiza11, and make sure you keep an eye on Mad Media’s channels.

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Devin’s 2012 Hyundai Veloster

Editor’s note: Devin Klem grew up helping pick out wheels for his dad’s old Audi, going to car shows with his brother, and collecting Hot Wheels. Needless to say, Devin was destined to be a car guy. But it was an unfortunate set of circumstances that led him to his current — and favorite — ride. Now, he wouldn’t give up his 2012 Hyundai Veloster for anything.

 


 

My dad and brother sparked my interest in cars. When I was growing up, they were into the scene, so I just became a part of the loop. I went to shows with them and even helped pick out wheels on my dad’s old Audi. As for my brother, he would take me to events and drive me around. I had a bunch of Hot Wheels, too. It’s too bad I opened them all. 

I had a 2004 Volvo C70 in high school, and I didn’t do much to it besides keep it alive as much as I could. One day, it died, and I had to limp it to a dealership. I hadn’t done any research, but I needed a cheap and reliable car, quickly because I had just graduated high school and was about to start college.

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I had a choice between my Veloster, a Mazda 3 sedan with hail damage, or a Mitsubishi Mirage. It was kind of a rushed decision, I know I made the best one given my choices. I’m glad I have my Veloster, and I wouldn’t give her up for anything.

I love everything about my car. I don’t think one thing tops another — everything gets equal love because it all works together. So far, I have just been keeping it healthy, changing fluids regularly, and spark plugs every so often. I lowered the car on Eibach springs, changed over to yellow Koni adjustable shocks and struts, added a rear torsion bar, an oil catch can, a 60mm throttle body upgrade, and a K&N Typhoon short ram intake. I upgraded my brakes to ceramic pads and larger rotors, and I also upgraded the brake lines to steel braided lines, since the passenger side line was rubbing away.

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I also decided on BFGoodrich® g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires because I knew I wanted a semi-sticky tire, but nothing that would wear out quickly or cost a fortune. The salesman at my local tire shop told me about track days in Mitsubishi Evos and Mustang GTs, about how they hooked up well and lasted a while. I was sold.

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Driving on these tires feels amazing in any condition. I can place the vehicle however I want in a turn, and the tires have responded really well even as they wore down. When summer came around, they got real sticky and it felt amazing. I was doing things in the car that I didn’t even know the car could do.

Right now, I just love going on road trips and going on spirited drives on twisty backroads late at night. I just love being in my car at all times — I never have a bad time when I’m driving. 

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The end goal isn’t a crazy build like most. I have realized that this car isn’t a very good platform for anything substantial in power, so this will end up being my daily driver and I will build something else later. However, I’ll continue caring for and modifying small things to keep it forever. I hope to get over 300 thousand miles out of the car.

 


 

See more of Devin’s Veloster — and other car content — on Instagram at @blue__veloster

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