Switzerland moving to ban EVs – True or False?

There is a screenshot from Fox News going around on social media. Its saying that Switzerland is moving to ban EVs. That seemed a little suspect… so we looked into it. Turns out - Switzerland government officials are considering a possible ban for nonessential...

Off-Road / Overland Holiday Gift Ideas – 10 gifts under $100

I get this question a lot: "Hey Bubba, what would make a good gift for someone who loves off-roading & already has everything?" My knee-jerk suggestion is beer from a local brewery. But if they're persistent, then I usually aim for something under $100... and...

Audi RS3 – Second Chances

This is my takeaway from Mauricio Martinez’s Audi RS3. How many of us tell ourselves ‘we can always buy another one’… but we never do. Truth is: as a car enthusiast, when you sell a car, you’re at a very vulnerable point. And it's not just emotional either lol....

The Acura Integra Type-S is coming!

The Acura Integra Type-S is coming. It should arrive in mid/later 2023. Basically - expect it to be Acura's version of the new FL5 Civic Type-R. It ain’t rocket science lol… that’s just exactly what it is. Same taco; slightly different sauce. Maybe just a little nicer...

The deadline is here – who will sell Ford EVs?

In mid-September, Ford announced that all Ford dealerships had until Halloween to decide if they wanted to become ‘EV Certified’. The giant stipulation was - it would cost each Ford dealer roughly $500,000 or $1,200,000… depending on if they wanted to be Tier-1 or...

Josh Freeman’s Toyota Chaser

This Toyota Chaser JZX100 was originally supposed to be a drift car project. When Josh Freeman of Vaded bought & imported it… the thing already had an angle kit & some other goodies straight from the backstreets of Japan. But here’s the catch: Josh technically...

Incremental Improvements With The 987

Car builds can spiral out of control quickly. With everyone, including myself (having the attention span of a squirrel these days), ideas and goals change quickly. To avoid that, I write you guys to hold me accountable. Not really, but it sounds good on paper. In this...

GM butchers the Corvette legacy

To no one’s real surprise at this point, GM is turning the Corvette into 'a brand' (similar to Hummer or Buick). And to launch the new Corvette brand, GM will add an EV Corvette 4-door, and an EV Corvette Crossover to the mix… giving posers across the country a chance...

My tuner friends have an overlanding problem

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed the explosion of the ‘overland scene’. I guess Covid really fueled the primal need for people to get outta the house. Whatever the case, the camping & outdoor market saw numbers like never before. For the...

GM is not giving up the internal combustion engine

GM President, Mark Reuss, recently said that GM is not giving up on the internal combustion engine?? He said this during an investor day just before Thanksgiving break. But wait… REWIND… doesn't this feel like the TOTAL OPPOSITE of what GM has been touting publicly?...
The Never Selling Story

The Never Selling Story

Chris Neranjan has owned this Hawkeye STI for over a decade. Notice - the trend of longterm ownership with STIs ...
Break out of your norm

Break out of your norm

Break out of your norm. Nothing will give you a burst like switching it up a little. And no sector of a ...
APR / Dinan Track Day

APR / Dinan Track Day

Recently, we had the unique & mind-boggling opportunity to go ride in a bunch of APR & Dinan-tuned cars at ...
The EV Movement: Part 2

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 ...

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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...

Mishimoto Goodies | Civic Type-R

Mishimoto Goodies | Civic Type-R

Type-Rs are cool, because they really open up power-wise & hit a sweet spot with just a few mods: Intake, exhaust, intercooler, & tune. With quality parts, you’ll be in the 360-370hp range… and have a REALLY fun, well engineered car.  OVERHEATING, however, is...

Whiteline Suspension | Civic Type-R

Whiteline Suspension | Civic Type-R

Whiteline Lowering Springs At this earlier stage in the game, we’ve chosen to go with Whiteline lowering springs over immediately installing coilovers. Here’s why: The ‘R Mode’ on the Type-R is really good. Like… really good y’all. And there have been some really...

Thermal R&D Exhaust | Civic Type-R

Thermal R&D Exhaust | Civic Type-R

For the exhaust, we went with Thermal R&D. We got their cat-back exhaust, downpipe, and catless test pipe. So from the turbo, all the way to the chrome tips… it’s all Thermal R&D… and its completely unrestricted. And man does it sound good! This is no doubt a...

Never Lift | Civic Type-R

Never Lift | Civic Type-R

Never Lift… a Motovicity-hosted half-mile event in Coalinga, CA.  3 weeks! Annnnd we didn’t even have a car yet. I live my life a quarter mile at a time & all, but damn I gotta admit Dom, this was stressful. Not like ‘magazine stress’… where you could push back...

Monica | Introducing Civic Type-R

Monica | Introducing Civic Type-R

Ok shoot. I’m gonna try to keep this Type-R introduction short & sweet side in print. BUT - every part of this Type-R is being filmed for Youtube in a documentary/reality style… so I’d really love for y’all to check it out on Youtube (Channel: S3 Magazine). Video...

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