We know our pictures for this event are overdue, but they are finally here.
The event was definitely well worth it. The community came together for some great causes, some that hit very close to home to some of us. We are grateful to Diego and his Low Class Militia crew for becoming the bridge that provided the opportunity to perform such an act of generosity. Overall, the event went smoothly, the weather was nearly perfect and the builds were of great quality.
We know these are long overdue but sometimes life gets in the way and makes us put a halt to things.
After a week of rain an of flooding in our city, it was nice to have a Sunday in which we could come out and hang out with our cars. Turn out to this meet was decent, as we suspect that the rain warnings that were issued for that day probably kept many people at home and in shelter. With this we thank everyone who made the effort to come out and hope to se everyone else sometime soon.
We have been gone for quite some time. And although we see how...reckless the scene has become and we have no interest in taking part of their shenanigans, we can't seem to stay away. Therefore, we have decided that our meets will consist of invite only circumstances, at least, most of them. Our first meet in a long time happened about a week and half ago, and it couldn't have been any better. The meet was small but was filled with quality rides, unfortunately we couldn't get too many pictures since we were busy catching up with peeps we hadn't seen in a long time and meeting new people. Here are a few shots and keep an eye out for another one soon.
Last year was the year everything changed. The way we socialize and the way business has changed, probably forever. With these changes came indirect impacts to the automotive scene. Car shows were cancelled, meets were postponed, and businesses were closed. However, one thing did not stop, modding did not stop, the love for cars did not diminish, and although the scene has changed the passions we held in 2019 have somehow been intensified.
Which means Lead Industries has to evolve as well. What started out with a focus on charitable meets to give back to the community and a sense of equitable respect towards all builds. We have decided to expand our services. We are now offering a large line of products that you all love. We have become official distributors for thousands of products and brands. We have access to the brands everyone wants, from the most basic to the most notorious. We will continue to provide the same type of services we always have and offer some of the best pricing in town.
So whatever it is you are looking for in your next mod, give us a call or a text for that matter. Chances are we can find it cheaper and save you some money for your upcoming purchases. Contact us at (915) 708-8082, firstname.lastname@example.org, through our instagram @lead_industries and soon at our physical location (more info coming soon). We look forward to doing business with you and assisting you in making your dream build a reality.
This year has been rough for most of us. Many people had to change and/or cancel plans, and we aren't only talking about the auto related but also more personal things. Unfortunately, we had to cancel various event as well, one event was our annual toy drive. Which brings us to our next point.
Last year, we held our annual toy drive partnered with Dumpsville Auto Stylin and Speed Technicians. Needless to say it was a great success and we were able to donate tons of toys to Toys for Tots and some to a local elementary school. We had a great time and got to see people we hadn't seen in years. However, with our luck the memory card with the pictures was lost. Until now...
So even if this holiday season is spent in a different manner than you usually fo, and even if times seem dark and uncertain at times. We urge everyone to try to maintain their giving spirit, a spirit that the local auto community has shown us time and time again. So find a way to give, give a gift, give a meal, give your time and give a smile to someone that needs it. For now enjoy these pictures and see everyone soon.
t In these modern times it is uncommon to see a build that stands on its own. By this we mean, doesn’t follow trends or is built to a style that is expected based on the car make. This is where an old friend comes in, giving the true definition to our slogan “You were born and original, don’t die a copy”. His Lexus is350 is not from this world. He started building this car and after some conversations and being inspired by his dad, he decided to mix in some lowrider flair into his ride. There result is nothing short of amazing.
In the early days this car was actually static and it was impressive to see, however his father convinced Adrian to go with the air suspension. This turned out to be one of the best decisions. The fact that it is adjustable gives him the piece of mind that he can save his front lips from damage while keeping his ride smooth. For his air ride he decided to go with Meagan LP coilers on UAS bags, coupled with the Weds Kranze Vishnu it makes the stance a masterpiece.
His exterior was given facelift with the aggressive Fsport front end from a newer generation Lexus. Buddys body shop was trusted with the body work and even knocked out a custom metal wing to give it that one of a kind look that he was after. Being a Lexus, Adrian knew vey well he wanted to stay away from the usual “vip” colors. This is why he chose to get his car painted this Latte color. Once again, his dad was the person to guide him to do the copper leafing and the pinstripes on the car as well as the chrome under the hood. The interior underwent a casual makeover with he diamond stitching, custom steering wheel and hydro dipped interior pieces.
In a scene of copycats Adrian’s ride is a true breath of fresh air. He is already teasing with color change and some other goodies so while we anxiously wait for this to happen. Enjoy the pictures and remember to learn from his and modify the car for you and not for others.
Only a few years ago having a vehicle equipped with air suspension was seen as a luxury, however times have changed dramatically. Bags have become so common that to see cars that are static has become a rarity. We have concluded that it takes a special type of breed to have a vehicle this low and keep it static. This is exactly what Phil, the owner of the vehicle, is. Phil’s prior builds have all been European he owned a mk6 Jetta which had extensive work and was also driven with static suspension. More recently he drove an e36 M3 which was extremely tasteful, although his is when he made the switch to air-ride. He grew bored of the apparent ease that comes with driving a vehicle with air suspension and itched for something to slam and keep static.
It was then that he made the switch to the vehicle you see before you. “I copped it simply because crazy camber and Japanese cars isn’t something I had done before. Figured I’d give it a try.” The crazy ride height comes courtesy of GodSpeed Coilovers, however the crazy camber comes courtesy of Dumspville who’s specialty is fabricating arms and modifying vehicles to obtain this type of stance. The cherry on top is the wheel selection which seems to work perfectly with the look the car. Phil decided to go with a set of Desmond Verse wheels in 18x10 specs with -15 and -25 offsets.
While Phil has kept the inside of the vehicle pretty basic. He has only gotten around to installing Clazzio seats with half lace covers, but we know changes are coming. When asked about the future of the car, he hints at a full color change, full interior change, Ulterior Motive flares, and new headlights and taillights.
“Shoutout to my fam at Violent Clique, Fear of Dying and EATASSBOYZ for all their support throughout all of my builds.”
It has been years, at least four, since we have cracked the camera out. We figured it was time and went out for an impromptu shoot with Ray (ig: @el_ray9) in his s14 and Arnold ( ig: @arnold_cg) with his timeless Accord. We will definitely continue to practice and share the results with you.
Many people have been affected by the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, and during this rough time Food Banks have come to the rescue. Food Banks have ensured that people in need are being provided with the most basic necessities for survival. They are and continue to be the true heroes during this ongoing struggle. Please join us, as we provide an effort at collecting canned goods and other non perishables to do our part. This 25th of October we will once again come together and do our best in pitching our two cents.
Please respect the location as we develop relationships with venues to continue to hold events such as this one, no revving, burnouts, speeding or any type of douchery, remember there will be children around. Also, ensure to follow the city's Covid-19 protocol, wear a mask and social distance when possible.