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...

‘Kei truck vs Georgia’ on my mind

The 'Kei truck vs Georgia' situation has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. And I’ve been pondering how to reasonably untangle this issue. Look we live in a free… err… first-world country. And it might be wishful thinking, but at some point, our overlords need...
Genesis GV80 Coupe

Genesis GV80 Coupe

A Genesis spokesperson confirmed to Car & Driver that the Genesis GV80 Coupe WILL go into production! This ...

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Midori Green EG Civic circa 2011 – Throwback Thursday

Midori Green EG Civic circa 2011 – Throwback Thursday

This Midori Green Honda EG Civic hatch was sent to us back in 2011. We never printed it. And I feel kinda bad about that now, because the car's owner, Josh Queen, is a solid dude. These are 11-year-old cell phone photos... And I vaguely remember these exact photos...

Just ain’t Caravan – Boosted & Bad Habits

Just ain’t Caravan – Boosted & Bad Habits

Hi I'm Dakota Arnold, and I've always been a big fan of the Neon SRT4 platform. In fact, I've owned 8 of them lol. I just can’t seem to get away. I've always been into cars and going fast - there's nothing like it! My first vehicle was actually a minivan, a 1998 Chevy...

Crown Victoria – Boosted & Bad Habits

Crown Victoria – Boosted & Bad Habits

Who would’ve ever thought we’d be featuring a boosted Crown Victoria!? Yet here we are; the world's a wild place. Even wilder when it's got Will Stipes & Dakota Arnold of Boost & Bad Habits in it. I’ll let Will Stipes take this from here: Week 1:  I originally...

3000GT Spyder – Outside the Box

3000GT Spyder – Outside the Box

Holy sh*t. Here I sit, writing a feature on my very own car for my favorite automotive magazine. A car that I dreamt of owning back when I was in high school. And if you asked me back then what my dream job was, I would have told you an automotive journalist for a...

The Sparks Show ’22 – S3Magazine Coverage

The Sparks Show ’22 – S3Magazine Coverage

One of the best mini truck events is back! For those unaware, the mini truck culture is alive and well in 2022. Last year, I attended the Sparks show for just one day and quickly realized, there's so much more. This year, I stayed with some friends of mine for the...

BMW M1 by Canepa – Procar 094

BMW M1 by Canepa – Procar 094

(This is a throwback feature from S3 Magazine, circa 2016.) The BMW M1 was BMW’s first run at a mid-engine exotic, and it happened in the 70’s era of emerging new supercars. It was made from 1979-81, and only 453 were produced. BMW was building the M1 as a...

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