Today we leave our offices in Tampa, Florida and head to the west-coast for a week long working vacation which will take us to the annual SEMA show in LasVegas, some 2013 model road testing from Vegas to the Yosemite and a factory tour with the fine folks at Tesla Motors in beautiful San Francisco, California. […]
A guilty pleasure for any Nissan Motorsports enthusiast, the annual Z Nationals track day is one of the few times you will ever get to see all generations and all models of Nissan sports cars racing together […]
The production Lexus LFA features a new V10 engine and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body. CFRP materials account for 65 percent of the LFA’s body composition by mass. The LFA went into production in late 2010, with a projected run of 500 vehicles at the base price of US$375,000. A circuit-tuned variant debuted in 2012 with a base price of US$445,000, making it the most expensive Japanese road car ever built. […]
Southern California based product model Brooke Thompson has become one of our favorite SEMA “Boot Babes” to photograph and catch up with every year. Beautiful, well spoken and very knowledgeable about the products she is representing, Brooke is one of the best in the industry. […]
As has become an annual Autumn tradition around the Down Shift offices, recently we made our yearly trip up to Z1 Motorsports in the scenic foothills of northern Georgia (Metro Atlanta) to participate, photograph and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and activities afforded by this most spectacular annual Nissan enthusiast extravaganza. […]
Last Thursday we packed up our 2013 Mazda 6 road-test car (thanks Mazda) and headed north to the rolling hills of Northern Georgia to enjoy some cooler fall weather (yes, it’s still summer here in Florida) and the always amazing annual Nissan enthusiast extravaganza that is the Z1 Motorsports hosted Z Nationals car show and track-day. Today we’re sharing a few photos from the weekend with complete coverage to follow on Monday…but it just didn’t seem right sending everyone into the weekend without at least a few pics first! […]
One of the integral aspects of the SEMA mega-show is the volume of terrific product models that are employed to work the show.
Marking our first venture to the automotive after market wonderland that is SEMA, our staff and myself were to put it mildy surprised, amazed and captivated. The shows is as massive as it is inspiring and as […]