Readers' Rides: this is the place where we make dreams come true. how? Well, you send us photos, we pick what we like and the dopest ride gets a prize. not sure if your car's good enough? you'll never find out unless you try. Send us a few pictures via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the U.S. Postal Service by sending a letter to: Super Street, c/o Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los angeles, ca 90048. Our new staffer, Terence, is also on hand to give you a few pointers on how to make your car stand out, even if you're not a seasoned pro like he is.
This month's winner, Richard Giange, wins a $100 gift certificate from Extreme dimensions (www.extremedimensions.com), good towards a purchase of any one of their body kit components.
Just The Tip
Take A better Photo By Using A Tripod
For the next few months, we're going to help you get your car featured in our Reader's Ride section by offering some pointers on taking better photographs. Face it, if we can make a half-decent shot of a car, anyone can. most photos we receive from readers are taken at the same height, usually because it's someone standing a few feet from their car holding a digital camera with the Lcd screen at eye-level. Often, the photos are crooked and shaky. Using a tripod is a tremendous help in getting sharper photographs. it will allow you to get level and will also make it possible to shoot in lower, more flattering light. Once you get your camera on a tripod, make sure your car is fully in the frame with a little space on all sides. your camera should be aimed close to the height of your door handles, if not a tad lower. now that you have the camera on the tripod, we suggest using the auto timer to take the shot, just to avoid any accidental movement. We know not everyone has a tripod, so get creative. Use a toolbox turned on its tall side or a short stepladder. if not, consider the amount of money you spent on fixing up your car and ask yourself if investing in a $25 tripod is worth the exposure in a national magazine and possibly a sweet prize. We certainly think it is.
So use a tripod and send in a high-quality digital photo of your car with the minimum dimensions of 1500x1000 pixels (that's 1.5 megapixels).
Ride Of The Month
Rocks A '02 Toyota Solara
See It Rolling In ELMonte, CA
Peep The custom turbo kit, Greddy Td05h-18G turbo, Type 31V intercooler, 550cc Rc injectors, Fabulous Profounds 19x9 fronts/19x11 rears, dunlop direzza 245/35/19 front, 275/30/19 rear tires, Jic FLT-a2 coilovers with Universal air Aerosport airbags, TRd rear sway bar and brake pads; Rotora big brake kit; Brembo cross drilled Rotors; rear Disc conversion;alpine W200 touch-screen double din c701; custom house of kolor Orion Silver paint
Richard Says, "I was wondering if Super Street would be interested in featuring my car."
We Say a Solara? Really? maybe!
Rocks A '05 subaru wrx Sti
See It Rolling In orange, ca
Peep The work emotion cr kai 18x8.5 bronze, buddy club racing coilovers, work lug nuts; pioneer avic d1; apr carbon fiber radiator panel, jic carbon fiber strut bar, simota carbon fiber intake tube, perrin sport tone catback, blitz filter, gp moto delete elbow, stromung wastegate
Chris says, "i am told i have an addiction to carbon fiber; i think otherwise."
We say carbon fiber's not a bad thing to be addicted to, that is, unless you're snorting it. Chris thys
Rocks A '91 Plymo Uth Laser
See it rolling in N/A
Peep The 18-inch panther rims with nankang tires; custom mounted cavalier wing; dn performance header; magnaflow exhaust; hks super mega flow; kyb gr-2 shocks and eibach sportline springs
Brendan says, "this is my ride, behold."
We say thanks for pointing that out, captain obvious. It's a good start for a clean plymouth; what's next? Brendan shuba
Rocks A '01 Toyota Corolla S
See It Rolling In Chatsworth,Ca
Peep the 15x6.5" tom's new action wheels wrapped in 205/50/15 Falken RT615, TRD circuit coilovers, EL prototype cold air intake with k&n filter, Power Enterprise camcon vvti & Af controller, Levoc auto shift knob
Dustin says, "here's my humble corolla. What do you guys think? Shout out to grupotoyota!"
We Say now this is a corolla we wouldn't mind rockin' ourselves. Good stuff!
Rocks A '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
See It Rolling In Myrtle Beach, Sc
Peep The rrm aluminum crank pulley, g.r.i.p. spring lowering kit, rally series lower tie bar set, rally series lower truss bar; injen intake, megan racing custom after-cat exhaust with megan racing high flow cat, bodykits.com carbon fiber evo x-style hood, jvc kvx800 touchscreen with bluetooth, 6.5-inch front and rear memphis audio speakers, 800w spl amplifier
Jake says, "this is just a beginning for this evolving lancer; i'll be putting a turbo on in the future."
We say yes, a non-evo lancer! It'll be interesting to see if the turbo will allow your car to keep up with the evo x. A exposure