New Image is more than just a name for the Dallas, Texas-based shop. Not only will co-owners Sean Flowers and Tom Jackson and crew build a “new image” for a client’s vehicle, they also offer access to the constantly expanding automotive lifestyle.
“Park it next to the Bentley, but let’s form a V,” yells Joe Maloof as his brother Gavin backs up the yellow Lamborghini Murciélago gingerly, hitting the mark perfectly. With all 12 cylinders rumbling, Gavin handled the 540-horsepower, wild Italian bull like it was a tame beast. The door swings up, and he gets out of the car yelling, “I love this car! Can you see the colors change when the sunlight hits the paint? It’s like a chameleon.”
It’s hard to imagine life without the Internet. Actually, it’s hard to believe that life existed before the rise of the Internet in the 1990s. It’s changed the way we shop, get information and interact. So, would Internet-created celebrity Tila Tequila still be as famous without the World Wide Web?
Benny Gold just cam out with their 2008 Spring and Summer Collection just in time for the summer Olympics. The San Francisco-based brand’s collections includes five various T-shirt designs, with two colorways for each design. The collection also includes a New Era cap. The designs were inspired by always striving to be the best that you can be, thus the many references to gold (which usually symbolizes success and achievement). Do what you’re told and go for the gold with one of these tees!
Sony wanted unique vehicles to showcase their Xplōd mobile electronics line to reflect the fact that connectivity is the key trend this year. “Consumers want to listen to their music their way. We are providing head units that offer those options at very attractive prices,” said Mike Kahn, director of mobile electronics in the Digital Imaging and Audio Division at Sony Electronics.
2 Pistols’ “She Got It” featuring T-Pain and Tay Dizm may be rising on music charts, but 2P isn’t counting his chickens before they hatch. He’s waiting until his debut album, Death Before Honor (Universal Records, 2008), drops in June before he starts celebrating his success. He doesn’t want to get labeled as a one-hit wonder and wants the rest of the album to speak for itself.
Down in the South, they do things different than anyone else. And if it’s one thing that North Carolinians are known for, it’s for holding their ground—as if they had tar on their heels. It is this sense of tenacity and endurance that has taken Dirty South Customs (Charlotte, North Carolina) to the top of the car game in the Appalachians and beyond.
Rick Klotz and Freshjive are offering some nice pieces for the summer. Entitled "Fairfax", for the area of Los Angeles in which streetwear is king. Fairfax Ave. is also where you can find Reserve, Freshjive's flagship store. Still going strong since 1989, the elements of the brand range from hip-hop to punk, skate, surf and art. Available now.