Fiat on the Dragon (May 1st - May 5th)

The Biggest Fiat event on the year has come!! All the way out in Tennessee, Abarths and other cars race US129 (AKA The Dragon) in a multi day event. This event as absolutely crazy and I can say that I definitely have never driven my car that far before. I’ve definitely never driven it that had before for sure. Next year will be crazy, but this year is great. Some people from here dragged me down to Tampa a month later. Expect a couple Cars & Coffee pics soon!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm Prime 1.8g)

S.I. Abarths Garage Meetup

A new Fiat group has emerged from the ground! We were short one member because he couldn’t make it out, but nonetheless the group is finally coming together. Featuring @WickdBlu, @mikey_turbos, and @joeycannolii, expect to see a lot more of the group around Instagram and the website as we try to organize meetups and shoots. I’m happy to be apart of this group (Wickdblu is my car) and I can’t wait to see how this group grows and expand as more Abarths have been showing up on Staten Island.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth (Wickd Blu) (Practice Shoot)

Alright so first I want to note the "(Practice Shoot)" text in the title. Also I want to note the sudden increase in picture quality. No I have not paid somebody off, I've picked up a new camera. That's why I posted this as a practice shoot. I spent time in my mall's parking garage playing around with the new DSLR, seeing what I liked and what I thought I could work with. The iPhone may still make rare appearances, but from now on it will mostly be the new DSLR. I'm extremely proud of myself for working up to being able to have this camera. I'm also very happy this car is still interesting enough that I can just sit and practice with it for the time being. All in all, I can't wait to see what the future holds. Life has a way of making very sudden and unexpected turns.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens: 70-300mm, 18-55mm)

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth (WickdBlu)

Unless I decide to do anything else with my car, this will be the last shoot of it as I have finished the exterior for a long time to focus on my Miata. I went a little edit heavy with one or two photos. Not sure why, just felt like it would be a fun difference from my normal pictures. The rear shot I took perfectly shows off the SuperSprint exhaust system I have on the car, as you can see it running underneath. The last edit was a last second ideas to see if I could make the car look like it was sketched by graphite, and I like the results of it. I honestly still do not think I will ever love a car as much as I love this car and its screaming four cylinder (anybody who has heard it, knows I'm serious. It screams.) engine. I'm also running flares now obviously and some Enkei Compe 15x8 wheels with bolt in spacers to adapt the bolt pattern. For now WickdBlu is done and I can happily say that I have loved every second of building it. Now to enjoy it all.

Shot on iPhone X

Fiat Dino

I can say with 100% certainty, that I have never see na Fiat Dino before in my life. I can also say with almost 100% certainty that I will never see a Fiat Dino again in my life. I came out of work to get coffee during my lunch break, and when I came back, this was sitting in the parking lot adjacent to my car. Now I don't know about you, but I love classics, but only certain classics. This is definitely one of the classics I love. I really hope that one day I will see this car again. My desire to have a 60's Abarth has also skyrocketed as a result of seeing this car.

Shot on iPhone X

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth (Parked)

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I won’t lie, this is my car. This is my blue, overly loud, fire breathing clown shoe. But I love this car. It’s definitely changed a lot. This was after a backroad twisty ride (got enough bugs on that license plate?) in a Wawa parking lot. There’s about fifty-five pictures that I took just like this one, but this picture stood out the most to me.

Shot on iPhone X

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth

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Here we go, it’s my car again. It’s a love and hate relationship with this car. Like this day. Where it decided to blow a brand new DRL out. It was only after this picture I noticed the right side was blown. Not even a bulb, the pins just decided not to participate anymore. On a side note, let us all have a moment of silence for that Toys-R-Us in the background.

Shot on iPhone X

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth (Insignia)

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Yep, it’s the Blu box again. Old rain shot too. I think I love rain shots just as much as headlight shots. The Rain adds such a special touch to photos. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I just LOVE close up rain shots.

Shot on iPhone X