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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Race For Keeps

Race For Keeps

'Obsession' is usually a negative word. It conjures up images of preoccupation, restlessness, abandoned ...
Brand Skankin’ New

Brand Skankin’ New

You gotta give it to Volkwagen enthusiasts.  They will take a brand new car and cut into it like it was a can of ...
Function is the Fashion

Function is the Fashion

Now this is a story all about how, you like to read features just like the Fresh Prince.  Gotcha. This is a story ...
AllerG’s

AllerG’s

There are two factors in life that when not in equilibrium can squash our dreams and aspirations.  The classic ...
…love Fall

…love Fall

LOVE this capture by Quan Duong aka @evokedekove. I'm not normally a fan of Fall. Shorter days, colder nights, ...
Moose

Moose

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

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Ad of the Month: Issue 25

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Issue 25

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Ad of the Month: Issue 24

Starting with our latest issue (Issue 24), we have decided to hold a little informal contest that is open to ...

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Adam Frandsen’s Civic

Adam Frandsen’s Civic

We featured this car a while ago when it was black. Then, it was painted gold, and we featured it again. Then it got stolen, stripped, recovered... and now it's starting the comeback.

No Bull S13 from past issue

No Bull S13 from past issue

  ENGINE: 05' Ls2 swap (bowtie baby!) T56 6-speed Sikky mounts and headers X pipe Sikky oil relocation MSD starter Pulstar plugs MSD wires GM wiring harness drive-by-wire SUSPENSION: ISIS rear upper control arms ISIS toe rods ISIS traction rods ISIS front tension...

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 today. I can definitely lump myself in with this category of people. But maybe - just maybe, the problem is not with the new cars on the market today… maybe...

…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 hours of blood, sweat and tears.” -Curtis Engel, BMW 2002 driver

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