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Canibeat's First Class Fitment 2013

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 RX-7 FD 13B Tucked Engine Bay


Article and Photography by Tyrone Roberts.

Canibeat has done it again with their 4th annual gathering in Princeton, New Jersey. The Princeton Airport has opened their arms to the Canibeat crew time and time again, allowing them to host one of most well-known events on the East Coast for the past three years. As always, this show is impressive, creating an event not just for your specific type of enthusiast, but also for all walks, no matter what the scene. There is no war over EURO versus JDM versus American—everyone is united by a similar passion to build the cleanest cars around.

Canibeat was founded back in 2009, with a mission to showcase some of the best and hottest cars in the modified scene. "Canibeat” was originally a funny phrase, which the founders, Cristian Loza and Roy Jang, would say when they observed a gorgeous girl walking around a car show. Eventually, the expression referred to cars and a well-respected automotive blog was soon born, highlighting the best of the best.


Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Signage

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Staff Shot

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Dumped Honda EE Wagon

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Subaru GD WRX vs Mazda RX-7 FD


"Selecting specific cars to the show was not an easy job for the Canibeat crew . . . Not including any of the other Euro cars, there were 400 Volkswagens registered for Canibeat to choose from, and only a handful were selected," exclaimed Dave Tormey.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Nissan G Stanced vs Dumped VW Jetta

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Evo 8 Pearlescent Candy Copper

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Candy Copper Evo 8 Front End

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Silver Audi S4

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Dumped Stanced Subaru WRX

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Subaru WRX Engine Bay Shot

First Class Fitment 2013 Acura Honda RSX Endless

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Helicopter Lexus IS vs Honda Civic

First Class Fitment 2013 Honda Civic


Enthusiasts often think of stanced cars or form over function when referring to Canibeat. The staff did an amazing job selecting which cars to show, changing things up a bit and adding more variety for the audience. To top all the amazing builds and works of art present, the venue was an active airfield—something that definitely sets this event apart from others.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Interior Shot 2

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Unlike Mitsubishi Evo

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Honda Civic Sedan vs Subaru WRX STi

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Mercedes Benz 6.3 C63 vs Subaru GD

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Honda Acura NSX Widebody Matte Purple


Check out the Empire Garage NSX. Shaida Abbas, the owner, is disabled, but nothing has stopped him from pursuing his passion. He has a modified setup on the driver’s side that actually enables him to shift.


Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Porsches & Girls


Semi-twin Porsches, along with two stunning models. It was not long before they stole the show.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Porsche Lineup

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 BMW E36 Chassis

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Bagged Wagon

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 dATSUN


Despite the gloomy weather, you can always count on a JDM legend built from the bottom up to brighten the day. (Recognize this car from SNTRL's Import Expo?)


First Class Fitment 2013 Nissan RB

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Interior Shot

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment Simpson Helmet

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Rocket Bunny Scion FRS

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Liberty VIP Lexus GS400


Check out Chané Pham’s beautiful Lexus GS. She really knows how to show her vision. After building her first Lexus IS, Chané was inspired by Andre Pham, her older brother. She sold the IS and immediately started working on her new Lexus GS. Chané and Andre are currently well-known members of Liberty VIP.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Lexus GS Engine Bay

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Widebody


Voltex’s kit gives this wagon an astonishingly aggressive look!


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography jSUTAI bOOTH


Jsutai Automotive Designs representing hard at their booth as always with the famous Jsutai Themed M3. Their designing team is a great group of innovative artists and automotive enthusiasts that creates tasteful designs for the automotive community.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Jsutai BBS Wheels

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Interior Shot

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Bagged C63 AMG Mercedes Benz


This bagged C63 was a first for most of those attending the show.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Porsche Turbo vs Mazda RX7 FD vs BMW E36 M3

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Honda S2000 matte yellow wrap widebody

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Strasse Fordged Wheels Brembo Calipers

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Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Nissan R33 Skyline


The one and only R33 Skyline at the show.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Honda Civic Hatch vs VW GTI

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Honda Civic Hatch VTEC Sammy EF8 Boss

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Honda Civic Hatch with LS Swap 4 Flaco

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Ruckus Meet


Ruckhouse came up from Orlando, Florida, with a bang! Seeing the attention to detail on these scooters is really impressive. Some go as far as full motor swaps, boosting the top speed for better highway rides (but with less gas mileage). Guess you have to pay to play. A great many modification options are available for these scooters.


Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Pickup with Ruckuses

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 fALKEN SLAMMED RADIO FLYER

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Gas Tanks in Trunk

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Showstopper E30 BMW M3


The "Best In Show” trophy should’ve been called "The Show Stopper.” This M was built from the ground up, incorporating fitment, a motor swap, and many interior and exterior modifications. It was finished the night before the show!


First Class Fitment 2013 BMW 2002 Wobbie

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Audi RS 4 Off Duty Dangerous Toys

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography BMW E92 M3 ESS Tuning Supercharged


M power! Three supercharged BMWs, no big deal.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography FutureWalk


Futurework Entertainment was one of two DJs that put on a great show. They also helped put the spotlight on some local upcoming rappers.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Porsche Turbo Rolling out

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 EVO8 Voltex aMSAutowerks

Tyrone Roberts Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 BMW E30 with swap


The sight of flawless cars, plans, helicopters, and jets was really exciting. It was also a great setting for some remarkable content after the beautiful sunset.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography RavSpec Booth


The RavSpec booth showing off their long line of modified JDM and VIP cars.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography S2000 White Matte

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography S2000 Rear End

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Drift RC

Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Canibeat Crew


After a long day of walking around, we finally had some time to hang out with the Canibeat crew. Canibeat looks for individuals who set the bar high regarding a unique build, which has made their story a success.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Trophies


Winners of the show were excited to receive their custom trophies.


Canibeat First Class Fitment 2013 Tyrone Roberts Photography Custom Trophies


This custom-made trophy featured all air-ride copper tubing. It actually has air flowing through the tubing, as indicated on the pressure gauge.


First Class Fitment 2013 Lineup Photograph


It was a pleasure to attend the Canibeat show. After hearing from others about how breathtaking it is every year to see the unique builds and custom work, we knew we had to attend. The character of this venue and awesome selection of cars separates Canibeat from some of the other shows. Not many airports are willing to leave the runway as this one did, and Canibeat’s policy of Quality > Quantity is an ideal that we at Revvolution can appreciate. We are already looking forward to the 5th annual show!


First Class Fitment 2013 Dumped Mazda RX7 FD

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Tyrone Roberts Jr (TRphotography)

Photographer based in NYC, framing the modified lifestyle. Also know for shooting studio portrait work. My love for modified cars is ever lasting. From Exotics to Hondas. If I'm not shooting it, I'm driving it!

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iMPREZiONS10/24/2013

Good stuff Tyrone!

Cristian Loza10/23/2013

Great coverage Tyrone! Thanks for coming out. - Canibeat.com

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ROCKYSDS10/23/2013

Great coverage Tyrone! Despite the weather it looked like a killer turnout. Awesome work.