Exclusive Content: Unpublished Photos Of “So Thirsty” From Super Street Magazine…

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped some unpublished photos that I shot for print. Event coverage has dominated this site as of late so today, we’re gonna go in another direction and look at some photos of a build that some might consider “controversial”…

Kyle Ranauro’s S13 is one of those polarizing builds that you either really love, or just can’t stand. It’s different. The styling is not typical of what you would see on most S-chassis builds and you would be hard-pressed to find another like it here in the U.S. I can’t even really find a set of words to really describe the car, you kind of just have to look at it and study it for yourself. I want to say that it is Japanese in many ways but the custom louvered hood and the pinstriping is very reminiscent of something you’d see on an American hot rod. The first time I saw it at Formula D Long Beach last year, I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure what to think of it but I found myself staring at the car and looking at all the subtle nuances of it. Kyle and I didn’t meet that day but I got an email a couple months later from then-editor of Super Street, Jonathan Wong, asking if I wanted to shoot the car. I immediately knew which car he was referencing so I agreed to do it. Upon meeting Kyle, I realized that he had built an S14 prior to this S13 build which I was also asked to shoot but due to a scheduling conflict, I wasn’t able to. We chatted some more while I shot the car and I got a good sense of what type of guy Kyle was. He’s one of those do-it-yourself guys that just loves working on his Nissans and doesn’t really care what people think. He’s a bit reserved but really lets his creative side flourish in his builds. I’ll attach the link to the digital version of the story you guys can read more about it if you’re interested…

Like I said, it is a polarizing car. Hate it or love it, you’re gonna look at it because it just has a very special appeal about it that immediately grabs your attention. Below are the photos that didn’t get published, along with the digital versions of the photos that did ultimately make it to print. I often take a lot of extra shots so I can just sort through them later or use them here on the site. For Kyle’s shoot, I really didn’t get too many extras because there were very specific angles that I was looking for that I was able to capture right away. Shooting his car wasn’t the easiest either because the car is so low to the ground where it was difficult for him to really drive around in the lot we were in. This particular spot is a little rough so I really didn’t want him moving around all that much and risk destroying his low-hanging kit. Enjoy the shots. If you don’t, that’s quite alright too. Thanks for the time…

CLICK HERE TO READ THE DIGITAL VERSION OF KYLE’S SUPER STREET FEATURE

Click the photos below if you want to see larger versions. If you plan to save and re-post, please do not alter my photos in any way. I take pride in my work and spend a lot of time shooting, processing them, and posting them on the web for all to view. Please provide credit if you post it and do not remove my watermarks. Thank you…

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That’s all for today. Thanks.

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One thought

  1. for anyone interested Kyle does drift the car aswell, here’s a video i put together from not too long after the super street shoot, first test and tune day.

    Awesome shots as always Joey thank you!!

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