Trajectory of car culture

The automotive industry has seen massive disruptions in a short time. And it’s changed the fabric of car culture right before our eyes. This is by no means an all-encompassing article, but here are some things to think about: The manual transmission is on life...

Toyota releases new 2025 6th-gen 4Runner!

The new 6th generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner is here! Here are the details. There are 2 engine options. 1) The i-FORCE engine is the standard turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. It makes 278 horsepower & 317 torque. 2) i-FORCE MAX is the hybrid powertrain. It also...

Lexus GX 550 Review – best GX yet??

Toyota & Lexus are on fire. They have serious momentum, not only in their new lineups, but also in their leadership. And it shows. Toyota & Lexus have a clear sense of identity in an automotive age where most competitors have lost theirs… along with their...

LS-swapped widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet

We’re trained to measure the value of things with dollars... but don’t do that. Train yourself to break free from that thought-process a little bit… ESPECIALLY when it comes to passion-driven objects like this widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Instead of measuring a...

Automotive Journalism is Dead – MotorTrend helped Kill it

This article from MotorTrend exemplifies why mainstream automotive journalism is dead. The article is supposed to cover a flagship C8 Corvette Z06… but it barely even touches on that topic. Instead, MotorTrend lectures us on climate change. Claims are vague &...

What happened to Junkyards?

There was a time when snagging used parts from the junkyard was a good & viable solution. When a little legwork yielded substantial savings over new parts prices. But now it seems like the sun is setting on that option. And it's not just with my aging BMW either...

Audi R8 – with an R8ed message

David Chicarelli is a hotshot lawyer with an obnoxious Audi R8. He carries the energy of Suits, but with a heavy R rating. High voltage, confident… and unapologetic. And I tell you that to tell you this: The following are his words, not mine. But they might surprise...

Honda & Nissan partner on EVs

Honda & Nissan are partnering to play catch-up on EVs. This is after Honda was recently partnered with GM... and look at how well that went. The Chevy Blazer EV was essentially the worst-reviewed car to launch this century. And - it was put on a nearly immediate...

80 series Land Cruiser – extreme durability

This goes out to the survivalists & doomsday preppers: 1) It doesn't seem so far-fetched now eh? And 2) When it all actually goes down… godspeed to the EVs & stancy-boy bubble-tea cars covered in I’m a virgin anime stickers. Shooo - I guess I woke up spicy...

BridgeMoto Café – Wolf Pen Gap

Once upon a time at a car show... Alan Newsome (of BridgeMoto) and I got into a philosophical conversation about how the modern car scene has lost tangibility. Admittedly, 'tangibility' is an odd word to use, but we were trying to define an overall observation that...
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Still Hood pedals

Still Hood pedals

Still Hood pedals in stock. Powdercoated & textured. Designed for easy heel/toe action. Check them out in our ...
Moose!  …from Issue 27

Moose! …from Issue 27

As import enthusiasts, there’s a common tendency to complain about the lack of new prospect-cars on the market ...
fresh tuna

fresh tuna

Our Still Hood mermaid hats are back in stock. 'NO ONE LIKES THE TUNA HERE printed on the underside of the bill. ...
Early Honda Racing

Early Honda Racing

Here's some interesting wiki-reading I just got caught up in, on the early years of Honda Formula 1 racing. The ...
Krafty

Krafty

As much as things can potentially go WRONG when buying & building an import… things sometimes have the tendency to ...
…from Issue 25

…from Issue 25

“Anyone can throw money at a car and make it ‘cool’… but it will not have the soul of a car built with endless ...

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Yo Corrado

Head work - ported & polished Intake manifold and throttle body ported to match intake Techtonics Software Mk4 headgasket 41mm intake valves 268 Techtonics cams w/high rev springs.. Lightened flywheel Euro French E-code headlights Euro tail lamps Spoonfedtuning...

Hi Bird

Hi Bird

There’s something about an old, shoebox-sized import with new chrome & straight lines. The Datsun 510, the Mk1 Rabbit, the BMW 2002. I’d be willing to bet that damn near all of us have looked one of those up at one point or another – checking prices, checking the...

Waiting For A War

Waiting For A War

  From back issue No. 25 Humans are such silly little creatures.  And I say ‘creatures’ because that’s what we are.  Critters… animals… just keeping ourselves busy while we’re here… without much of a clue as to why.  Like a critter… we build a home for ourselves...

The Old and The Beautiful

The Old and The Beautiful

From back issue 25 There oughta be a word for a car like this. Or a phrase. Or a term. Hell – maybe there is a word/phrase/term for a car like this – and I just don’t know it. But… as a true car guy and culture guy, we all feel the same things when we see this. Run...

See To Feel

See To Feel

I’ve never considered myself to be much of an artist. But I always looked up to those kinds of people. I am a lover of art. And who knows… maybe that makes me appreciate it even more than the artist himself. After all - a woman is not overly fascinated with her own...

Chris Sims’ Del Sol

Chris Sims’ Del Sol

Chris Sims' Del Sol is a great example of what can be done with a little creativity. The turbo setup is off of a WRX. The roof wing is adapted from an EG Civic (Spoon style). The rear wing is an old universal touring-style wing that was in the back of the garage......

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