Having relocated to the Tampa Bay area of Florida from Las Vegas this past fall, I’ve been eager to get out of the house and do some sightseeing... especially to check out what the local car scene is like. A couple weekends before Christmas, I finally found some free time
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!)
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
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
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
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