09/27/17 PLAYBOY MAGAZINE MOGUL HUGH HEFNER PASSES AWAY AT AGE 91
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The Hef / The Legend
It was today that Playboy Magazine Mogul, Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91 in his home at the iconic Playboy Mansion in Hollywood. Hefner aka "Hef", was a media and cultural pioneer advocating freedom of speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. His Playboy brand became one of the most iconic and recognizable lifestyle brands of our time.
Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago. His parents were school teachers. Hefner enlisted in the Army after high school and became a copywriter for Esquire Magazine.
Last year, the Playboy Mansion was sold to Daren Metropoulos, the co-owner of Hostess Cakes(Known for their Twinkies brand) however the sale of the mansion included a provision that would allow Hefner to spend the rest of his living days at the mansion. Rest in Peace Hef!
Meet SEMA News' 35 Under 35 For 2017
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35 Under 35
Young Industry Talent Eyeing the Future
From a generational perspective, the early days of the automotive specialty-equipment industry were exciting times. Pioneering names became the legendary “garage innovators” of speed and performance products who ultimately changed not only how racers competed on the track but also the ways average consumers everywhere drove on the street. Their inventions and out-of-the-box thinking reshaped ideas of performance, convenience and appearance for the automotive and powersports categories, often raising the bar and setting vehicle trends for the OEMs themselves. In the process, they firmly established the foundations for what is now a mainstream industry worth an estimated $41 billion.
09/03/17 OC INFINITI DEBUTS CUSTOM 2018 Q50 ORANGE SPORT AT THEIR INAUGURAL CARS & COFFEE LAUNCH EVENT
Written By: Claim Ho | Photos: Mario Arcena / Richard Dizon / Oscar Arcena / Anthony Castaway / Sonny Cabrera
Orange Coast Infiniti in Westminster launched their first Cars & Coffee automotive gathering on Sunday morning during the Labor Day Weekend Holiday. Car enthusiasts from the local surrounding areas showcased their rides at the dealership lot enjoying complimentary donuts and coffee. The lovely JDM Sport Vixens made a special appearance that day greeting attendees, serving coffee, and taking pictures. From GT-R's, Fairlady Z's, G35's, Hondas, to even Mazarati and McLaren builds came out to support the Cars & Coffee launch. Car enthusiasts made their way to the dealership as Orange Coast Infiniti unveiled their custom 2018 Infiniti Q50 Orange Sport edition. The sleek design of the new Q50 showcases its curvaceous and aggressive exterior body lines as well as the comfortable interior cabin and seating that would let you experience the 400hp/350lb-ft torque from the 3.0 L V6 power plant. Labor Day Weekend also brought out several test drives from patrons that wanted to preview OC Infiniti's newest models in their inventory. The Cars & Coffee event was a success! We had so much fun with the JDM Sport Vixens and wanted to thank OC Infiniti for having us at your first ever Cars & Coffee! We look forward to the next one! Special Thanks to all of the attendees and car enthusiasts that brought their builds to showcase!
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Firm400 x JDM SportTV Coverage Highlights From Yesterday's Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day @ Angel Stadium In Anaheim Alongside w/ @JDMSportNation x @JDMSportVixens x @SpinnersExpo & Featured Builds From @mvwraps_mikevo & @slowkartz!!
It was a busy day as the Firm400 Media Team had the chance to shoot several rides that came out to the free Nitto public event. Attendees had the chance to stop by our pop-up and preview our sponsored builds and also checkout JDM Sport sponsored products on some of the rides. As our team gets ready for SEMA 2017, we wanted to capture as much coverage possible for our supporters to enjoy and remember this event in particular that is dedicated to the enthusiasts.
FIRM400 X JDM SPORT SPONSORED BUILDS TAKE HOME AWARDS AT THE 2017 MONSTER ENERGY DUB SHOW IN ANAHEIM!
It Was A Back To Back Weekend Of Events!! Firm400 x JDM SportTV Coverage Highlights From Yesterday's Monster Energy 2017 Anaheim DUB Show!! Congrats To Two Of Our Featured Booth Vehicles (Pruitt Family's Scion xB Hotbox & MV WRAPS Lexus VIP Build) That Took Home Some Hardware From The DUB Show Tour!! Also Congrats To The Lucky Winners That Received Exclusive Giveaways From The Firm400 #SpinToWin Pop-Up Brought To You By 360 products x Spinners Expo x Firm400 x JDM Sports! Great Work JDM Sport Vixens & Thank You DUB For Having Us!! Stay Tuned For More Firm400 Magazine Coverage Stills AND Our Recap Video Coming Soon!
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