California Dreamin’… of the Past

There was a time when California was the ultimate playground for car enthusiasts. The canyons & picturesque coastal routes made it a haven for anyone who loved the open road. From the legendary routes along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), to the adrenaline-pumping...

K-Swapped RA1 Honda Odyssey – slam the minivan

This is a 1st generation RA1 Honda Odyssey - radicalized. And here’s the thing about a modified minivan like this. Beneath the sheet metal and all the oddball awesomeness - it’s a totally epic conversation starter. An 'icebreaker' anywhere it travels. See, this Honda...

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...
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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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Unleash the Furry

Unleash the Furry

We’re all guilty of it: whether it be on an online forum , a local meet, or a photo blog, we have seen a ...

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Ricky’s Fit

3 1/2 years ago we featured Ricky's Honda Fit in the magazine... The making of this shoot was so much fun because it actually took place in the middle of an Import Alliance event in Atlanta. We had to redirect cars around the setup and people were just lurkin' around...

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 – still one of the strongest power-wise, and one of the most timeless visually… if you agree that curves represent timeless design.  So realistically, why do...

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 have a hard time even coping with it mentally. It’s like you’re constantly distracted by the next cool thing or little detail that you stumble across, making...

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 our Facebook page for coverage from the show!

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 without seeing the badges over the tail lights... there are still guys like us, who spend our lives concocting the craziest wheel, paint, and swap...

No Diving

No Diving

Here's what we need to realize & remember as we work on our own stories/car/projects/journeys in life. So many people out there are timid to really pull the trigger. They stand on the edge of the diving board with their toes curled... wanting to jump in and play....

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