For the first time in Australia, the highly-successful and globally-renowned American brand Hot Import Nights (HIN) ventured Down-Under to Sydney, Australia on Sunday 10th December at Sydney Olympic Park. I attended the event for Spekture to see how the show panned out and to experience first hand the sights and sounds of the inaugural
The beginning of November in Houston is usually when the temperatures start to drop. This past Saturday wasn’t quite the cooler weather I had hoped for, but at least it wasn’t the usual hot weather we had all Summer. Instead, we were greeted with some decent temperatures accompanied with foggy
Warm weather, clear skies, and sunshine! As we come to the end of October, the weather continues to impress as we move on from a mild Spring and into Summer "Down-Under" here in Australia. The Sydney Cars and Coffee event was scheduled again at Jones Bay Wharf for the second
With the birth of my son in May 2016, I had mentally prepared myself to forego any travel plans that may have lay dormant in my mind. I mean, parenting was a life skill my wife and I had no concept of! Fast forward 5 months and as it turns
Once a year, the raging bulls come from all over the US to partake in the world’s largest Lamborghini gathering here in Houston, and it was time for them to gather once again this month. The Lamborghini Festival hosted by Scuderia Society takes place over three days at different venues;
With things getting back to some normalcy here, Houston Coffee & Cars hosted by Scuderia returned to it's usual first Saturday of the month schedule at Memorial City Mall. There was a chance of rain of happening but it was scheduled to hit after the meet was over. In any case, that
Sydney Motorsport Park played host once more to the 2017 Australian World Time Attack Challenge on the October weekend of 13 and 14. With a huge following and the anticipation of faster times from 2016's event, the 2017 event did not disappoint.
As Spekture's staff photographer, I ventured trackside to witness
Before packing my stuff up and moving across the country to Florida, I wanted to be certain to get in one more car show in Las Vegas. I was very impressed with the "Car Show on Eastern" when I attended it last March, so going again was an high on
Houston has been going through a lot lately with hurricane Harvey leaving quite a bit of mess behind. Originally the meet was set for the Saturday, August 25 which we ended up rescheduling the meet with Harvey being in town that weekend, and it’s a good thing we did.
With all the destruction that Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding brought to Houston, the monthly Houston Coffee & Cars was delayed a week from their usual first Saturday of the month schedule. Along with the re-schedule, the staff also turned the event into a Harvey relief drive to help
San Japan X marked the 10 year anniversary of the annual Japanese culture and anime convention held in San Antonio, Texas. I have never attended this con before but it was recommended, so I decided I should go check it out. Unfortunately the aftermath of hurricane Harvey meant many parts
Saturday morning of August 19, 2017, I had a bumpy start for my departure to Dallas. I was initially planning to leave the day before to join the activities Friday night but I had to finish some work before heading out. After wrapping up my work, I crashed for the night and planned
The Australian Supercars Championship returned to Sydney Motorsport Park, Australia for races 17 and 18 of the 2017 season. Spekture photographer Blake Curtis ventured out to see the racing unfold across a number of classes.
A bitterly cold and windy weekend didn't deter the race fans from turning out in droves
August 13 marked the date for Slammedenuff to return to Texas to host their car show. This year, the show came down to Austin instead of returning to Dallas. As the event date approached, I was still contemplating whether or not I should attend the event. I finally decided on
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