It’s that time once again: we’re in the final week of 2015 and the year is finally coming to a close. With just days to go until we welcome 2016, Andrew and I are both taking the time to put together our year-end highlight reels. Each passing year offers new growth, and 2015 was no different, despite how quickly it seems to have passed. From our adventures at home, to our journeys afar, 2015 was a year to remember. Fortunately, there’s photos to show for it.
Thousands gathered once again at the Mooneyes Christmas Party to send out the year in style, with walks of life stemming from each corner of the automotive world. From hot rods to motorcycles, and from low riders to classic trucks, there’s a bit of something for everyone. For years, we’ve tried to go, but the dreadfully familiar “life” always seems to get in the way.
Now on its third year, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day has brought together car fanatics from across Southern California for a day under the sun, with a variety of cars and enthusiasts unparalleled by nearly any show. From classic Japanese coupes to vintage American Muscle, and from modern German performance to built 4×4 rigs, Auto Enthusiast Day has something to offer for everyone.
BMW’s recent unveiling of the E9 CSL Homage was met with mixed reviews, and the forward styling of the car has left fans of the marque debating its aesthetics ever since. Now, thanks to Khyzyl Saleem and his unbelievable talent, we’re able to see the Homage transformed. Race ready with the classic Motorsport livery, BBS centerlocks, wide arches, and a very pleasant update to the front end of the car, the CSL is back to its former glory.
You may not have noticed, but the automotive world is changing. In fact, the world is changing as a whole, both for better and for worse. The Earth is heating up, and climate change has an unprecedented level of momentum. Our fossil fuels are depleting, and greenhouse gasses continue to rise. It’s estimated that our beloved cars produce nearly 20% of all global warming emissions in the United States.