Tips for Shipwreck Jeep badge of honor trail /// Gulches ORV park

Here are a couple quick tips for Shipwreck Jeep badge of honor trail within Gulches ORV Park in Waterloo, South Carolina.  Shipwreck is at the bottom of a big bowl of sorts... And the most common way to enter Shipwreck is through a short/steep 38-degree descent called...

Lifted Civic Update #19: REV UP YOUR ENGINES!!!

Almost 5 months after we started, the CR-V heart transplant is a major success! About 2 months ago, we came to the realization that the B series harness was not going to work in our lifted Civic. We had to think creatively as there were no immediate options presented...

Forza Horizon 5 Review – An (Almost) Perfect Game

Let's get one thing out of the way first: Forza Horizon 5 is a fantastic game. It's actually so fantastic, it had me reminiscing about the last racing game that had me feeling this way. After much thought, I remembered back to the year 2005 when I first played Need...

APR / Dinan Track Day

Recently, we had the unique & mind-boggling opportunity to go ride in a bunch of APR & Dinan-tuned cars at Road Atlanta. Essentially like speed dating, but with badass cars & no baggage. Holy smokes...  To set the stage, this was a David Murry track day....

Wild Child – Michaels Bagged, Widebody Callaway C7 Corvette

It's not every day that we get to feature a Corvette. For the most part, it seems like Corvette enthusiasts tend to keep their vehicles on the stock side. At most, you'll see a couple modifications here or there. But there are some people like Michael Giaccone that...

The EV Movement: Part 2

Ben Battles wrote a killer article with optimistic happy thoughts in his EV coverage of SEMA 2021… and I'm gonna tell you why he’s wrong lol. This might get a tad political (generally speaking), but just remember, I didn’t do it… politics did.  The government needs to...

The AWD Civic is FINALLY showing signs of life. Since we have swapped over the twin cam B-Series on the lifted Civic, the car has not turned over. That is, until yesterday. After weeks of harness work and adaptation, it finally is turning over. This is absolutely...

And the Disappointment of the Decade award goes to…..

I had an old-school Honda buddy give me some advice once. He said he gave up on Honda as a company a long time ago, and life got a lot less heartbreaking. We all love the golden era of Honda. Honda/Acura created some truly innovative & remarkable cars that were...

SEMA 2021 – The Future – It’s Electric! (Boogie Woogie, Woogie!)

One thing is for certain... Electrification is the way of the future. There's absolutely no denying it. Many OEMs have promised full electrification in as soon as 10-25 years time - some even sooner. There has been a good amount of debate within the automotive...

SEMA 2021 – S3 Magazine Coverage

Another SEMA has come & gone... A bunch of us from the magazine attended this years show. There was a plethora of new & exciting products, cars & companies to check out. In fact, there is so much to document, we could not put it all into one article! So,...
49 chevy truck

49 chevy truck

Sponsors?  None.  Merch?  Nope.  YouTube channel?  What’s that.  Yeah, in a rare turn of 21st-century ...
JDM Civic Sedan

JDM Civic Sedan

You ever feel that itch creeping in? The one that’s bad news. The one you should run far away from. But… the one ...
2018 Mazda6 TURBO review

2018 Mazda6 TURBO review

The Mazda6 now comes with a 2.5 TURBOCHARGED engine option in their Grand Touring, Reserve, and Signature models. ...

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You ever feel that itch creeping in? The one that’s bad news. The one you should run far away from. But… the one that’s not going anywhere until you scratch it. Yeah… you’ve had it.  So you know what it’s like. Something somewhere creeped in Xul Colon’s head, and he...

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  “It changes - as soon as you decide to change it.” That’s the moral here. The takeaway. The lesson.  For the last 4 years, this WRX was a heap in the back of Marcelo’s shop, Chitown Customs. See - Marcelo had owned the bug-eye since new. It was his baby. He had...

Import Alliance: Talladega Super Speedway

Import Alliance: Talladega Super Speedway

The Import Alliance met-up at Talladega Super Speedway for the first time this past weekend... so here is a massive photo dump for your sharing, stealing, and/or inspiration lol. Martell released the newest version of his Integra with copper everything. Jeesh can...

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V8 BMW 2002

Our understanding of success has been mangled ‘AF’ by this digital generation. So has our understanding of quality of life. We’ve GOT to regroup on some of this. I mean - can you even enjoy life anymore if it doesn’t go viral? That’s a damn serious question....

twin turbo, Bagged S550 Mustang

twin turbo, Bagged S550 Mustang

Josh Baker has a thing for yellow. Fair enough. His first car was a Yellow New Edge GT back in the day. Then a Yellow ’05 after that. Then, back in the Fall of 2014, Josh Baker was looking at upgrading to a yellow Boss S197… all the way up in Maine. The new S550...

350 horsepower big-turbo Fiesta ST

350 horsepower big-turbo Fiesta ST

The most frustrating thing for me as a mag editor (please go subscribe :D) is that I know beyond all doubt: If I could just put each of your smiling faces in this car & let you run it up the block & back… it would change the entire landscape of tuner culture....

Cars & Chicken

Cars & Chicken

A small, Chik-Fil-A hosted benefit show brought out the diversity of our culture for The Believe Foundation. The foundation provides financial, emotional and spiritual support to kids, siblings and families affected by childhood cancer. Not your typical lot show, I...

Summer Volksfest 5

Summer Volksfest 5

This past weekend I found myself deep within what the VW community offers our scene. Put on by the South Eastern VW Association, Summer Volksfest was held as an indoor show and swap. And while these were all VW's, the diversity of build types stretched as far as...