Built for the Human Race – 4 door R32 Skyline (HCR32)

When I was a kid, sports cars were badass, untamed, and sexy. The car commercials on TV marketed performance. Hell - performance was mainstream! And Nissan was at the TOP of their game. Just look up this Nissan 300zx Superbowl commercial. Car brands based their...

Prestone Total Cooling System Cleaner

This is a 100% real life scenario... no 'paid promotion' I swear lol. I recently used Prestone Total Cooling System Cleaner in my Porsche 944, and it seems to have totally fixed my overheating issue! The 944 is kind of a never-ending project… go figure lol. But it's a...

Lifted Civic Update #21: Jumping The Hurdles

It's been a minute since the last update on Project: Lifted Civic We have been busy troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the transmission over at Slightly Mangled. Essentially, the car will go into one forward gear and reverse and has a hard time going into park...

What I love about Honda Culture // Carlo’s Turbo EG Civic Hatchback on TE37s

You know what I love about OG Honda culture?? Absolutely everything. And I think I always will. There are just some things that are everlasting & pure about car culture. And a lot of those things can be found, hidden in plain sight, in an old Honda hatch... if...

Prentice Performance // Heaven Is a Place On Earth

Let’s go back in time... to the late 90’s. I was a kid. And the kid-version of me would trade in my chores for a trip to the local hobby store. It was my favorite place to go, as I was heavily into trains the first 6-7 years of my life. There was one shop in...

Wicked supercharged-to-turbocharged R53 Mini Cooper S

In the car world, saying “from humble beginnings” is a phrase that's often followed with someone’s explosion of e-fame stardom that leaves them with an inflated ego. While this isn’t always the case, in today’s day & age, it seems more & more that it’s...

Got Balls? (throwback feature from 2007)

Let's journey back... back to S3 Magazine circa 2007: -----You gotta have a big set when your goal is winning the NOPI Drift Championship. A great car and a large bank account are nice to have at your disposal, but if you don’t have the balls to risk both man &...

Lifted Civic Update #20: All About Verification

It's been an... interesting week to say the least. We went from making incredible progress on the car to nearly a standstill in the same week. As we went to test fit the CR-V axles, we realized that the bearings were improperly installed. They were loose and crooked....

The Never Selling Story

Chris Neranjan has owned this Hawkeye STI for over a decade. Notice - the trend of longterm ownership with STIs & Evos. These ultimate tuner cars of the 2000s car may have been a little pricey when they came out, sure. But they’re still pricey now. It was a good...

Retrospective: Riverside Chattanooga 1 (2016)

Here we go again - Ben is digging through his archives... I tend to do this every now and again, especially when I ease into my "slow" season. Going back to old photoshoots and events. This week, I wanted to share some of my favorite OG Riverside photos I took 5 years...
JDM Foxbody Mustang??

JDM Foxbody Mustang??

Supercharged 351 Ford Mustang Foxbody notch on Forgiato wheels Preface… Ron Baugh & I coincidentally ...

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Text by Daryl Hutson   :   Photos by JcrOffroad   :   Issue 44 All drivers will require a mustache. That was always the plan at JcrOffroad when we set out to build our 2-door 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon, ProjectCrusader. That meant it had to be clean, capable, and...

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Text by Wooley   :   Photos by Walker   :   Issue 44 They say once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. What they DON’T say, is that you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off.  Because that’s not how it works. A few years ago, Bryson Richards was...

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Text by Joseph Gustafson   :    Photos by Guy Haynie   :   Issue 43 “I wish someone would just f*cking think.” …Ok I like Kirk already, because this quote of his came bursting out towards the beginning of our initial conversation - with regards to the Hot Rod Scene....

Honda S2000: Salvage Savior

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Text by Joe Gustafson   :   Photos by Guy Haynie   :   Issue 43 What’s your dream car look like? Maybe it’s brand new… perfect off the showroom floor. Maybe it’s a tuner where all your parts fit perfectly right out the box. Maybe it’s a classic ride, perfectly...

Twin-Turbo Right-Hand-Drive Chevy II Nova

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Text by Wooley     Photos by Jonathan Walker     1964 Chevy Nova   There’s no ‘out of bounds’. If you want to be in a box, then go join some boxed-in social media car page. Ya’ll can go create elitism & exclusivity around yourselves where there is none. Gaze...

Coyote Drift Chassis: For a Good Time Call….

Coyote Drift Chassis: For a Good Time Call….

Text by Wooley   Photos by Duke Newport These are called Coyotes. They are designed & created by Nocturnal Motorworks in St. Louis, MO. The basic blueprint here, is to create an ultimate drift machine… using a custom tube chassis built around Nissan S-chassis...

2018 Lexus LC500h Review

2018 Lexus LC500h Review

Words:  Yousef Alvi     Photographer:  Jonathan Walker   Model:  Oana Dimulescu    Stylist: Anastasia Adelita TL;DR:  It’s as pretty as Mike Sanders and performs just as well.  Buy it. Let's just say you developed an ingenious hybrid system that gives you V8 levels of...