As we look back onto 2014, and get ready for 2015, HighwayStar Garage has seen a lot of growth! That growth has not only been internal, but also external with our supporters and fans. We all may be both near and far (even cross continental. Can’t wait for you to come home Andrew!) But our bond will always remain strong among us. Here at HighwayStar Garage, we would like to thank each and every one of you! Not only for believed in us, but for standing by us and showing us the love that we hope we show to each one of you! As we push into the new year, our el presidente, HighwayStar Manny, has a couple words for our great support base: “To all our supporters. Friends. Family. Brothers and gear heads. Thank you for everything. We do this for you. It’s not about money. Or shirts. Or vinyl. It’s about the stories. The miles. The roads that lead us to today. I love and we love each and everyone one of you. Wear #highwaystar proud. Remember that without you, we are nothing. And, without our passion, we are nothing. Passion over fashion, and truth over fame. Till next year kids.”
Words and photos by HighwayStar Patrick. Simply Clean at Destination Daytona has always been one of the favorite shows that the HighwayStar family love to attend every year! The show isn’t about awards, contest, or trophies. It’s a show about coming together and hanging with friends: old and new, near and far. Hosted by Mr. Simply Clean himself, Nickoli, and many of his close friends, family and staff, we here at HighwayStar Garage would like to thank him and his staff for all their hard work they put into this event every year! This year (just like last year), a pre-meet was held by and at CCW Wheels in Daytona. CCW was very generous and gracious in opening their doors to the public Friday night, after business hours. And the highlight of this year’s pre-meet, at least for us in the HighwayStar family and friends, was HighwayStar Steven/Doritos unveiling Summer, his S2000, with its newly added wide body kit! This kit, which was installed by De’Caudella’s Auto Body Shop, was something in the works by Steven for some time now. Steven kept it such a closely guarded secret, that, even the HighwayStar family wasn’t full aware that he had gotten the kit installed! Congratulations to Steven and his car Summer for such an awesome make over! Saturday morning. Weather was a little on the cool side for us Floridians that morning. But, that doesn’t stop the plethora of people waiting to get in, even at 7am in the morning (even though general admission doesn’t start till 9am, haha. Sorry guys.). People from all over the state, as well as all over the country, come to take part in this event. Not because they have anything […]
Words and photos by HighwayStar Patrick. Round 6 of Red Bull Global Rally Cross had its first inaugural race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL! Both Supercars and GRC Lites raced on one of the most famous speedways in the world for this round of the GRC! Lites: Supers: Including the Hoonigan/DC/Gymkhana famous Ken Block who finished 2nd in this round of the GRC: The rest can be found here: HighwayStar Patrick’s Flickr: Red Bull Rally Cross 2014 – Daytona
Words and photos by HighwayStar Patrick Back in 2012, a show popped up Green Cove Springs, FL called the Auto Combine. The premise: a fun car get together with food trucks, music, raffles, and …. dodge ball? Fast forward to 2014, and the Auto Combine is back!…. minus the dodge ball, haha. The Auto Combine this year was held in the same place as previous: an old abandoned industrial lot with some derelict buildings, a huge parking lot area, and an abandoned hangar bay in Green Cove Springs, FL. Even with the Florida heat and afternoon rain showers, lots of fun was had, attendance exceeded last show’s almost 1000 car attendance, and some beautiful cars showed up. Here are only a few that we were able to capture between the heat the rain: Special thanks to Noah Dellilo of Funk Fashion Clothing for setting this show up! Also, thanks to all that helped organize and maintain the event, as well as the vendors that showed up and weathered, well, the Florida weather! Additional photos can be found here: HighwayStar Patrick’s Flickr – The Auto Combine 2014
throwback of ramon’s 2000 and manny’s WRX tearing up the orlando streets
Everyone is always asking me what it means to be a HighwayStar. To me it means time, and the concept of it. Time is like life once you lose it you can never get it back. It means to push beyond your exhaustion, your mental tiredness, the mile markers, the rest stops, the hotels and continue driving to your destination. To make your destination in the time table you planned out, not because you had to but because you WANTED to. That to me is what this is about, driving to visit family, friends a show to make a delivery or just because it’s what makes you appreciate life. Find what makes you tick. xoxo manny
Words and pictures by HighwayStar Patrick Summer time in Florida: most people think of it as sunny blue skies and lots of people at the beach. BUT, they forget the part of the 1 million percent humidity and the late afternoon/early evening showers! That’s okay. Because summer time also kicks off car show season! One of these shows this year was the I Love Driving Slow (ILDS) Cars and Beaches which is held at EG Simmons Park down in Apollo Beach, FL. Unfortunately, HighwayStar Garage did not vend at this show this year as they did previously, but we were down there to hang out with friends, old and new, and to take in the sights of what decided to roll down there. We were thankful that our friends at Simply Clean let us hang out at their booth for most of the show. It is always a fun time hanging out with these guys, and some times can get a little wild. But that is to be explained later on. Forge Motorsports was in full attendance at the show this year and brought their Mk1 Berg Cup out to play! ILDS Faction was in full swing with some of their heavy hitters! You can always find cars repping HighwayStar Garage at just about any car show in Florida now! Like this awesome big wing Miata! Camber much? Apparently was rocking roughly -16 degrees camber in the rear. And then you get some fun cars like this widebody Miata by Travis Howard… …Or this dumped Ford truck on air… …Or this ridiculously clean VW Mk6 from our good friend Paul who also is the creator and host of the Eurotripper Event! As the day went […]
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