H2O International is a gigantic annual car show in Maryland that’s known for three things: 1) the world’s lowest and most ridiculously built show cars all in one place, 2.) hoonage and debauchery that makes a frat party look tame, and 3.) more ticketing and impounding by Ocean City Police Department than you can ever…
Yes, believe it or not, the question is regarding my bagged 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo, the one I had the audacity to compare to a 2016 STI. It’s a truck, kind of—less so since I got my hands on it—but can it tow stuff? Specifically, can it tow my drift car?
The question wasn’t if his car would get impounded. We knew was going to happen the moment we saw the police cruiser follow his Honda S2000, slammed, on chrome, into a gas station off Ocean City’s main drag. The question was how.
Pushing the limits of what’s possible is exactly the point of modifying your car. However, at some point, the law of diminishing returns comes into play, which kicked in for this determined Miata owner the second he realized that his home-made hella-stance kit was a little too much for his rented U-Haul trailer to…
You’ve got to respect this kind of dedication to tremendously bad decisions.
Today we celebrate a brave alloy for breaking free from a life—if you can call it that—imprisoned on a stanced Saab.
If you want Instagram to be full of you and your Miata, this is one way of doing it. Not the correct one though.
Automotive customizing subcultures are strange, glorious things that seem to arise from one odd detail and then grow into a massive movement, incomprehensible to anyone on the outside. Think Stance, Donk, Bosozuku, Rat Rods, Lowriders, you get it. Today I’d like to propose a new one.
Either you love stance culture, or you hate it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of middle ground there. Stance fans are super passionate, too, but it’s almost like they’re totally unheard. But it’s just because people who make cars are busy, okay?
Picturesque Ocean City, Maryland. Home to a lovely boardwalk, fine dining, and of course, the stanced car fest H2Oi, infamously also the most-ticketed car show in America. This past weekend’s H2Oi 2015 was no exception. Journey with us through Instagram as we see the crackdown on stance.
This is H2Oi, where stanced car owners converge on Ocean City, Maryland, where they know they will be viciously and aggressively fined by the local police. The most ridiculous ticket-fest in the country has begun.
Wheels and tires – the sizes, the way they look, the way they fit – have always been key to car-style subcultures. Just look at Donks, stance, jacked-up monster trucks, etc. That's why I think this coming year will finally see the biggest stylistic wheel-and-tire leap of all: the subculturization of the tweel.
Ground-scraping enthusiasts the country over are currently descending on Ocean City, Maryland for the massive H2oi meet and OCPD are in full effect. Here is everything they're up to in one magical Instagram.
Spotted this ancient Nissan (Datsun) pickup, beached in an AutoZone parking lot like a sea turtle about to lay eggs. The half-restored look is weird, even little offensive to my conservative sensibilities. Yet I find it undeniably alluring.
Those nogoodniks up in the frozen French north of Quebec just decided to ban your sweet, sweet hellaflush ride, all because stancing it out affects handling and maneuverability in a province with snow nine months out of the year. But we all know that really, it's just The Man trying to keeping you down.
Stanced cars and "artistic rust" are not usually my thing. But for some reason this Volkswagon Caddy pickup truck has just the right amount of grime, damage, and swagger to be... awesome. But the mower in the bed perfects the picture.
Many cars that are lowered and stanced have hydraulics in the suspension, to help them get off the slightest of curbs. This one doesn't. There's nothing like waking up in the morning to a nice hot cup of "SCRAPE CRUNCH CRUNCH SCRAPE CRUNCH" to start your day.
[These barrels on a retired Plymouth Duster dragster sitting out in Pennsylvania over the weekend make the dished Enkeis on your stanced E30 look weak as shit, bro. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove]
Well, this one certainly can't — the suspension is broken! Oh wait, no, it's supposed to look like that.