Remember when riding on dubs was a big deal? Like, a BIG deal. Like rap video, big deal? [Man, I miss the 90's.]
There was a time when putting 20 inch wheels on your car set your build apart. You were stepping up your custom car game to the next level, that
Dust, dirt, and a whole lot of mud; that's exactly how one could describe the 'Mud, Sweat, and Beers' event that took place this past July 29th, in Blackfoot, Idaho. The first time event drew in hundreds of spectators and participants from all over the state. As soon as you
With summer coming to an end, or perhaps with the school starting at the end of the month, this month’s turnout for Houston’s Coffee and Cars was the biggest one yet. Initially, I was a bit worried about the attendance as rain was in the forecast, but fortunately, that rain didn't
Roars of revving engines echoing down the street. A warm breeze cutting through the summer night. Fluorescent light spilling across a blacktop parking lot. Three of us standing beside an Acura parked at Kim's Teahouse in Houston, Texas.
It all felt so familiar, I could hear Nelly's "Hot in Herre" playing
Sydney Olympic Park held host to this year's Meguiar’s MotorEx event over the weekend of 22-23rd July. In recent years, MotorEx has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious car show of its kind in Australia. Spekture writer and photographer Blake Curtis made it out to the
August 20, 2016, My family and I found ourselves out and about Houston when we made a stop at a ramen shop for dinner. While eating, I noticed a small group of people enjoying their ramen in cosplay. I love cosplay, so being curious I made my way over and
In my never-ending quest for more conventions to attend this year, I discovered Anime Austin. This was the first time I had heard of this convention, which is focused on anime and Japanese pop culture. After coming across this exciting discovery, I hit up their website to find more info
Over the holiday weekend, Houston Coffee & Cars returned to Memorial City Mall parking lot for this month’s gathering. With holidays, you never know how that could change the size as some people travel. I wasn’t sure if it would be bigger or smaller, or maybe no change at all.
The car scene in Houston is as diverse as its population. One weekend you can find yourself at a car meet full of luxury sports cars, and the next, at a car show filled with exotic imports. On this specific June weekend, I found myself at Texas Showdown, surrounded by
I have two distinct memories of Gulf Greyhound Park in Houston, Texas.
The first, is of my uncle leaping over two rows of bleachers in celebration, as his dogs finished First, Second, and Third at Gulf Greyhound Park, claiming the Trifecta. I'd never seen a man so exuberant before that night.
"Everything old was new again" across the June long weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park for the new Sydney Classic Speed Festival. The inaugural event focused on the Golden Era of racing in the ‘60s and ‘70s, showcasing its fantastic cars and even some of the fabulous drivers!
Spekture couldn't wait to see this
Every Saturday morning from 7-10am south of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas’s official Cars and Coffee takes place. I’ve been planning on attending this event for some time, but it wasn’t until the last weekend in May that I was able to attend. With the crazy weather Sin City
Open wheeled racing is nothing new to the motor city. Between 1982 and 1988 Detroit hosted a race on the Formula 1 circuit. The Detroit Grand Prix, in its early existence, saw the likes of "the professor" Alain Prost and the legendary Ayrton Senna take victories here on the streets
Originally, I had planned to bring my Hyundai Veloster out to the monthly Houston Coffee and Cars gathering at Memorial City Mall. Well, plans quickly changed a few days before and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it at all. Morning of the event, I was in fact
Sydney Dragway hosted this weekend's 2017 GTR Festival for a gathering of all things Nissan. A bloodline of Japanese automotive history, few need any introduction to the GTR badge. A hero car for myself in the 1990's, I couldn't wait to make my way out to the event, (kid in tow!)
While searching for more comic and anime conventions to attend, I came across Alamo City Comic Con located in… you guessed it, San Antonio (for those of you who guessed "Alamo City" no marks!), but if you're from Texas, you should of guessed correctly. Unfortunately it was over a holiday weekend
I was still feeling energized from my last Anime convention, and I was looking forward to my next con. Fortunately for me, my entire family enjoys going to comic conventions too, even though it’s been awhile since we have all been able to go at once. Since they all missed out
It’s been awhile since we have hosted a car meet, so we decided to host one with Remtech Detailing Solutions to kick off the year with some more meets from us. After the original date was pushed back, the day was finally approaching. A few strips down our friends over
After missing last month’s Houston Coffee and Cars gathering, I returned to Memorial City Mall to partake in this month’s meeting and see what all would be on display. As I walked out of the house that Saturday morning, I was greeted with an unseasonably cold breeze for May, in
If someone had asked me what I thought of Swedish or Scandinavian Car Culture a few months ago, I probably would have responded with thoughts about lots of rally-type cars, some lowered Volvos, a few Mercedes, BMWs, and the occasional Audi sprinkled into the mix, even though Sweden is the
As the warmer months of summer dwindle here in Australia, disappointment slowly sets in amongst motoring enthusiasts. Many are forced to accept the realisation that the end of car show and event season is upon us! Whilst many of the circuit racing and professional race championships are still in full
Topeka, Kansas has not seen an Import Face-Off (IFO) event since 2013 when the track, Heartland Park, was closed due to lack of ownership. Heartland Park was bought again a few years later and began hosting events and throwing money at the road course and other areas that needed a
Here in Southeast Idaho, we kick off every spring with the annual 'Chrome in the Dome' car show which takes place in the Holt Arena of Idaho State University. The only enclosed collegiate stadium in the U.S. Each year hundreds of car and bike owners come from all over Idaho, Utah,
Anime Matsuri XI has come and gone. Now, for many of us, it’s time to start counting down 'til next year’s convention. Not sure what Anime Matsuri is? Well ‘matsuri’ is a Japanese word meaning "festivals," and Anime Matsuri is Houston's largest anime and Japanese culture convention, held annually for
Recently I found myself going through the massive catalog of photos I have in search for a particular set of photos. I stumbled across a complete album of photos that were never processed and publish. They were from last year’s Anime Matsuri convention. With this years beginning tomorrow, I figured
Having lived in Las Vegas for 18 years, I’ve seen the local car scene go through cycles of varying levels of interest and enthusiasm. Even though the city hosts some very prominent events such as a NASCAR race, two NHRA races, and the SEMA convention every year, it’s never seen
This year’s Shelby Bash was a resounding success! Held from March 8th to March 12th, this was the 10th anniversary of a gathering of owners and fans of the cars of Carroll Shelby from all over the world. A number of VIP’s and celebrities even attended the event, among them
This weekend saw the 2017 QBE Insurance Festival of Speed kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park. Formally known as the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, 2017 marked the 14th year of the world-class historic motorcycle race in Australia. The event itself however is much more than just a motorcycle race.
It's March once again and the start of the Spring season in the states. For the gearheads it means getting out of the garage finally and putting those winter projects to the test. Spring also signifies the abundance of car shows, meets, track days, and competitions! There are several flagship
Life in the fast lane is what Texas Speed Syndicate is all about. On Sunday, February 26th, 30 high performance drivers from across the country with their mean, track eating machines headed off to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas for the opportunity to experience that during the Q30 event.
Recently, there has been a trend of cooler temperatures in Houston for the first weekend of January and February. March seemed like it continued the trend with the temperatures dropping for the monthly car gathering held at Memorial City Mall. Hopefully this trends continues through summer with cooler days for one of Houston's largest
To many people across the country, and even world wide, Lone Star Throw down is considered the official start to show season every year. It is a massive custo...