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...
Mazda Miata RF Club

Mazda Miata RF Club

ME: "All new cars are big, ugly, dumb, and numb!" ALSO ME: "Well hang on just 1 dang second here..." Click ...

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VMS Racing wheels on our Fiesta ST

VMS Racing wheels on our Fiesta ST

Behold! VMS Racing V-Star wheels on our Fiesta ST! These wheels are made by VMS Racing. The model is called V-Star; the sizing here is 15x8 +20. And yes, they come in Ford's unique 4x108 bolt pattern. Tires are Toyo RA1s in size 205/50/15. Previous to these wheels, I...

Lexus RX 450h review

Lexus RX 450h review

There is a vehicle segment out there for 'mature ladies with money'. And the Lexus RX 450h absolutely hits the nail on the head lol. Notice: They even named it after a pharmacy. I kid, I kid. But for real, the RX 450h is dialed-in to perfection in that realm. It’s so...

Gambler 500 TN ’22 – S3 Mag Coverage

Gambler 500 TN ’22 – S3 Mag Coverage

It's that time of year again New year and new location for the Gambler 500 Tennessee. This time, more than 100 miles away from the previous location, now in Bon Aqua, TN - just outside Nashville. Unlike the previous couple events, this one was not a total wash out....

This Means War: Terminator Cobra

This Means War: Terminator Cobra

(From S3 Magazine: Issue 58) I know a lot of y’all reading this magazine come from an import tuning background. But I also know those 'import vs domestic' lines blurred a long time ago because y’all V8 swap everything these days, break the rules, and generally get...

MK2 GTi drift car

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...

2022 Honda Civic Si Review

2022 Honda Civic Si Review

A little while back, I think I said something along the lines of "The 2022 Honda Civic Si looks like AIDs." Surly I couldn't have been that mean. But DANG you know what? I’ve gotta eat my words a little bit. And I will... eventually lol. It's ugly…Let’s get...

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