MK2 GTi drift car

This is Erin Sanford’s MK2 GTi drift car. It’s RWD, running a turbocharged Nissan KA24. Here’s the backstory on how it came to be.  The GTi actually belonged to me & my dad... At that point, it was still a regular FWD 16v GTi. And before us, a Georgia Tech student...

A Beautiful Union: S15 & Jet Skis

Loki  —  “By the way, at your desk… that magazine…”  Owen Wilson  —  "Yeah, the one on - jet skis??” Loki  —  “Yes… why do you have that?” Owen Wilson  —  “…..Because they’re awesome!”  Loki  —  “………..I suppose they are.”  Owen Wilson  —  “Yeah. You know some...

Sharplight Innovations: Upgraded lighting on the C5 Corvette

2nd to the interior, probably the most outdated part of a C5 Corvette is the lighting. Being the last production car with pop-ups is cool, but it comes with a caveat: The headlight motors are made of some garbage plastic that grinds, whines, and makes every noise that...

The Good Old Haze // Simply great S13 Coupe

When drifting started to hit the US import scene in the early 2000s, it sent an even bigger surge through the already electric import culture. Yeah for a minute there, there was a real sweet spot where it all came together. There was so much energy. The cars were...

E30! Entertainment

The late '80s & early '90s was a powerful era for a lot of things honestly: Movies, music, jet skis, vibrant colors, the economy, and yeah… cars were a big part of it. Just think... Dodge made a car, from the factory, that was red with yellow wheels. C'mon! Toyota...

The WILDEST Sleeper – Twin Turbo AMC Ambassador

Not your grandma's AMC Ambassador... Turbocharging a car usually always ends with fun results. What's even more fun is when you go to great lengths to hide them. Our new friend 4DoorSavage not only did this, but he went all-out to ensure his car was not only unique,...

New VMS V-Star wheels on the C5 Corvette

The factory C5 Z06 Speedlines have always been one of my favorite OEM wheel designs. But with the C5 Corvette, wheel fitment is everything… not just the wheel's design. Here was my Z06 on the day I got it: The C5 Corvette has such timeless lines... That it doesn’t...

“Yo I need a title for this article by lunch.” Oh wow… Dat Soon??

Jared Perry, the owner of this Shakotan-styled resto-mod ‘76 G-Nose Datsun 280z, is a Japanese car enthusiast. I guess that’s pretty obvious. And like a lot of us - he’s self-taught… learning/fixing/growing through mistakes, dreams, and a few lucky breaks. With a true...

Modern Honda shows us what cool EV sports cars could look like… in fairytale land

Don't get too excited boys. Because remember, Modern Honda's got a history of hyping enthusiast-based cars......... and then when they finally 'pull the sheet' it ends up being a borderline-crossover with an Integra badge & AIDs. Nevertheless - here are some...

Wookies in the Woods ’22 – S3 Magazine Coverage

*Insert Chewbacca noises here* If you are unfamiliar with Wookies in the Woods, just imagine 200+ Volkswagen R32's & R's driving the Tail of the Dragon. To some, that just sounds like a bunch of noise. But to those who understand, it's one of the best weekends of...
It’s in the genes

It’s in the genes

In many ways, the appeal of pure Japanese tuners is very similar to the appeal of older American ...
S3 MAG: Issue 56 is out

S3 MAG: Issue 56 is out

S3 Magazine Issue 56 is out! Get this current issue PLUS a 2yr subscription PLUS a t-shirt for only 20-bucks when ...

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Carbon Fiber Datsun 240Z

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This is Shawn Bassett’s 1972 Datsun 240Z. Shawn bought this car down in Miami after witnessing a Z bend the curves at The FIRM in Starke, FL.  After initially inspecting this car on location and considering it’s cheap $1,100 price tag combined with its relative...

Shane Whalley’s LS Swapped Mustang

Shane Whalley’s LS Swapped Mustang

You don’t usually see the newer & current chassis built-out to this extent… at a privateer level. But Shane Whalley had a unique opportunity with this car, and he grabbed it straight by the balls.  This Mustang was originally a Coyote GT, and it was being used as...

Victory 4×4 Tacoma

Victory 4×4 Tacoma

Daryl Hutson here... from JCR Off-Road & Victory 4x4! I'm a Jeep guy. That means I 'wave back'. I think crossover SUVs are basically minivans, and I'm probably going to have an eclectic collection of rusting junk in my backyard one day. I blame my father for this...

James Wood’s FC Mazda RX7

James Wood’s FC Mazda RX7

Sucking At Something… is the first step towards being Sorta Good At Something.  I call up James Wood to talk about his RX-7. I ask him what he’s doing. And he says, “Working on my RX-7.” If you own an RX-7… are you ever really not working on it?  [gallery...

Bricknose F150 Barn Truck: Project

Bricknose F150 Barn Truck: Project

This was my wife’s grandfather’s truck. He bought it new in 1990. It was swiftly dubbed amongst the family as ‘Ford Country’… since it says Ford Country in that awesome font on the doors lol. Nevertheless, it was his favorite truck. He got a newer F150 one a little...

Sam Holzmann’s E30 BMW

Sam Holzmann’s E30 BMW

When you part-out your daily running BMW E36 M3, so that you can put the engine in your BMW E30 drift car & use the extra money to boost it… you’ve got a lot of problems that's for sure. But a slow drift car ain’t one of ‘em ya feel me!! [gallery...

Derek Yarbrough’s NC Miata

Derek Yarbrough’s NC Miata

DOWNGRADE?? The NC MX-5 is an under-appreciated chassis in the Miata world. Kind of a “black sheep” if you will. I get that it’s kind of bulky-looking, & rounded-off like a sightly used bar of soap. But I think the main reality is: NCs aren’t cheap enough yet....

Wooley’s $500 BMW Project

Wooley’s $500 BMW Project

Welcome to my $500 BMW 5-speed junk box! Please remove your shoes & mahalo. lol I wanted a new project car. I really didn't care too much what it was. But the challenge I put forth on myself for this new project - was that I do NO research! As both an enthusiast...

Island Style Lexus GX470

Island Style Lexus GX470

Text by Wooley     Photos by Brian McGee (From Issue 53) Everyday we get out of bed & test our character. Everyday is an opportunity to prove what we stand for. Something bigger than just another a daily commute to a superficial desk job.  See - it’s not like that...