body-swapped Mustang MACH 1 on a $5,000 budget

The formula is simple. 1) Take a derelict donor platform… something with intrinsic (if not realized) value. And 2) Combine it with the shell of some uniquely cool (and compatible) old car with palpable heritage, nostalgia, & character. This is the TredWear...

EV Backpedaling – An Enthusiast’s Take

In the heart of every car enthusiast… beats a love for the roar of an engine. We're drawn to the sleek lines of a passionately-designed chassis, and the freedom encapsulated in the turn of a key. Yet, the world is racing toward a future dominated by electric vehicles...

Tesla Cybertruck water crossing

Tech geeks & Tesla boys are pitching tents in their capri pants over this Cybertruck video right now. And yeah I’ll give credit where it’s due: The Cybertruck’s water crossing is impressive. But not THAT impressive.  1) The wake made by the flat-nosed 6,900-pound...

Ben Ivy’s E46 sedan – A product of American drifting & print magazines

Ok here’s my backstory: Long-long ago, little Ben Ivy was 4-years-old & his mom was an ASE certified BMW technician at the local BMW dealership. They had numerous bring your kid to work days, which exposed me to BMWs very early on. One day my dad yelled, “Ben come...

Affordable trucks & The Chicken Tax

It's all because of President Lyndon B. Johnson & the chicken fiasco. Yeah - you read that right. And you're probably wondering what a former US President or chickens have to do with anything SPEED • STYLE • SOUND related. Well allow me to expand. Have you ever...

Honda S2000 – disconnect from the new connected

Believe it or not, this Honda S2000 was rejected from Bring A Trailer. Citing: The car was too modified. I guess that makes sense. But in hindsight, that was probably the best thing that could've happened to David Patterson. Because it made him say, “You know what… on...

GR Corolla – reject herd mentality

Jamiel’s story illustrates a serious breakdown in the auto industry that needs correction. Here's the deal: Jamiel Royes bought this GR Corolla because it was AVAILABLE to buy! You get what I’m sayin’? It’s not rocket science. And it wasn't a buried treasure. Rather,...

Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 – tastefully & timelessly stylish on TE37s

Lore of the Mitsubishi GTO & 3000GT VR-4 centers around a massive amount of technology that Mitsubishi Motors Corp designed into the car. Taking cues from their High Speed eXperiment (HSX) prototype, MMC blessed the coupe with active aero, four-wheel-steering,...

Widebody Porsche 996 – break the dress code

This is Keith Fullhart’s widebody Porsche 996, and here’s the motto: First & foremost, let it be known that we are car enthusiasts. That’s an identity we claim, but can’t quite explain coherently. Suffice it to say, we see cars differently than most… and a lot...

Drift Maps: for drifters by drifters

Drift Maps is a new travel/booking website for the drift community. It's designed to be your 1-stop for finding & planning drift events! Currently, there are just over 200 events on the website, and more are being added at this time of year as schedules are being...
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Cars for sale

Cars for sale

Wooley here - I'm having to sell a couple cars to make room for a new project. 83 Mk1 Rabbit GTI and a 97 Mitsu ...
One Quick Bunny

One Quick Bunny

Click the green-screen icon to watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vQwakuMEQ
DSM from a past issue

DSM from a past issue

The Busta Comeback The DSM… one of the most disrespected and unloved options in the culture these days.  Yet – ...
issue 29 teaser

issue 29 teaser

Normally, we feel like 'teasers' are stupid. But check out this 240sx going in the next issue. Yes - definitely ...
sema 2013 recap

sema 2013 recap

SEMA was unbelievable again this year, just as it always is. The show is so overwhelming and awesome… that you ...
SEMA 2013

SEMA 2013

We're at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week. Holler at us if you see us walking around and keep an eye on ...
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Swap, Drop, & Roll

While most of the population drive around like a bunch of automatons, not being able to identify the make of a car ...

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