Porsche K1 – an electric 3-row Porsche SUV

Reason 2,024 why it’s frustrating to be a car enthusiast in 2024. Volkswagen I mean Porsche is making a 3-row electric SUV, dubbed the K1 for now... and some spy shots have been released on Motortrend (see article here). Details are still relatively vague, but we can...

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...
Subscribe before 2014

Subscribe before 2014

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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 ...
Swap, Drop, & Roll

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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  I recognize the fact that a lot of the younger-half of the import culture developed a love for this culture… and a lot of times that love was more or less built off the stance movement. Stance-related cars, shows, websites - what have you. And if that’s the...

Vintage Sketch

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  Autrey’s story on how he came to run/own DWS Parts reminds me a lot of my own history with S3 Mag. That’s why his cherry little S2000 is in here now, and that’s why I’ll tell you the story now. Because I know a lot of you guys/girls are in that short &...

Rewind

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Whether you’re an import veteran, or whether you’re looking for your first enthusiast-inspired car… choosing a platform for a new build can be a daunting task. What do you settle on? What’s going to fit your character and your style? How is to going to define, or...

Import Alliance :: Atlanta

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2JZ powered XB

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A few years ago, this car belonged to Yo from Rogue Status (neat guy)... who got the XB and did a RWD Supra 2JZ swap. The car was since sold/traded to its new owner, Rutledge Wood (also a neat guy), and used as a taxi-cab on Topgear USA. It's truly an awesome build,...

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