VW Rabbit Pickup – Nothing Amazing

“It’s nothing amazing, but it looks cool.” That’s how Eric Garrison describes his daily-driven 1981 VW Rabbit pickup (aka Caddy). And you know what? A lot of people don’t realize the full truth & wisdom of that statement. Because the truth is, "nothing amazing,...

BMW 2002 – Family Ties

Old vehicles have a way of capturing moments in time & bottling-up vivid memories & nostalgia. They have a way of transcending their mechanical/utilitarian nature, and becoming sentimental family heirlooms… passed down through generations. Such is the case...

Stand-up Jet Ski – new vs old?

I got into stand-up jet skis 3 years ago. No, I can’t do flips, I’m by no means a pro, and I’m not an OG in this world. But I’ve spent my life around visceral cars (mostly of the 80s & 90s), I’ve run an automotive magazine for 18 years, and I’m very in touch with...

Ford Maverick – You Can be my Wingman Anytime

Ford Maverick understands its mission. The modern truck market has gone off the rails in size & in price. And the Ford Maverick returns as an economical, versatile, usable entry-point back into the truck segment. But there’s MORE to the Maverick than that. Call it...

Supercharged S550 Mustang – Prosport boost gauge install

Mike bought this S550 Mustang GT brand new in 2017 for $27,000. I’m not done. He also got it with 0% financing on a 6-year loan. The same GT today would cost you something like $50,000 with 7% interest lol. RIP affordable/impulsive/fun cars. Anyway lol - this article...

Ecoboost Miata – 490hp out of a $1,200 junkyard Explorer motor

Ford had such a good thing going with their ST & RS platforms. If you got exposed to it, it was hard not to get sucked in. Because the ST/RS stuff embodied a lot of that intangible, indescribable, infectious hot-hatch energy that's often lost in new cars. They...

New BMW M5 – the plot is lost

The new 2025 BMW M5 is (arguably) another massacre from an enthusiast’s and/or purist’s point of view. But here’s the thing: Don’t blame BMW. Well, do blame BMW. But also blame these governments around the world who are making asinine decisions for the sake of “the...

Road construction techniques used overseas – could it work here?

As the son of a civil engineer, I’ve always been curious about road construction, especially when driving through snowy regions or urban jungles. Recently I delved into road construction techniques & practices used overseas and wondered: Could these methods work...

Ford Bronco – Better than Jeep?

The Ford Bronco gets compared to the Jeep Wrangler because has a lot of “Jeep features”. Meaning - it’s a square-bodied rugged 4x4 with a removable top & doors. Your hair blows in the wind, and your problems blow away. Both the Jeep and Bronco have a spirit &...

Acura Integra Type-S – totally redeem yourself!

It’s hard to talk about the Acura Integra Type-S without comparing it to the Honda Civic Type-R. But I’m gonna try and not to do that too much… because it’s not fair to make one brother live in the other brother’s shadow. That being said: If you want to read our FL5...
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wrapping an S13

wrapping an S13

Matt Ball says... This is my buddy Tyler's car. He worked with me for a while when I was trying to get my ...
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Still Hood neo-chrome

Still Hood neo-chrome stickers added to the sticker-stock. Neo-chrome is a fancy word for 'chrome with like a ...

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Detroit Hustle – Drifting in Corktown

Detroit Hustle – Drifting in Corktown

Text by Joe Gustafson   Search the Tumblr machine and you'd think Detroit is nothing but black and white crumbling buildings. Contrary to popular belief, Detroit is on the color spectrum. They are also rapidly improving the place block-bursts at a time. There's a...

Import Alliance Fall Meet 2015

Import Alliance Fall Meet 2015

It looks like the Fall Meet will be at the Beech Bend park on November 14th-15th in Bowling Green, KY which is an hour north of Nashville. Sadly, Import alliance was not able to find a suitable location Nashville, TN. We are excited to announce there will be drag...

2015 Chevy Silverado 4.3 Review

2015 Chevy Silverado 4.3 Review

Text by Yousef Alvi When we get press cars, usually it’s the manufacturer’s opportunity to put their best foot forward. To showcase their latest innovations - from engines, to infotainments systems, to driver aids, etc. Well this 2015 Chevy Silverado was a bit...

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost Review

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost Review

If Lincoln really wants to shake things up as a luxury brand… they're close. Here’s the thing - I honestly had a hard time trying to nail this car down. It seriously impressed me in certain areas, and fell a little short in others. And it left me wondering - well who...

2015 Ford Expedition XL Platinum Review

2015 Ford Expedition XL Platinum Review

    The Expedition XL might be easy to forget to consider… probably just because it’s been around for a while without any shocking/significant aesthetic overhaul. But it has been updated along the years in a less ostentatious way, and when you take a step...

Travis Chaney’s Turbo Ariel Atom

Travis Chaney’s Turbo Ariel Atom

power2weight from Issue 30 - Text by Wooley Photos by Ty Cobb This is a 2006 Ariel Atom 2 (Brammo prototype). This Ariel Atom started life as a stage-2 supercharged Ecotec LSJ 2-liter. In that outfit, it made 240whp, and ran an 11.1 @116mph. Travis’s (the owner's)...

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