How are Kansei wheels made?

The advanced formlite process applies radial pressure to the wheel’s barrel section under intense heat…

Genesis Electrified GV70

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/s3-magazine/id1634928399 The Genesis Electrified GV70 made a real impression on me. And for those of you that know S3 Magazine & our EV rants… trust me, I was as surprised as you are. I don’t want to muddy the water & go off on...

Sub 1:40 – The Benchmark of Time Attack

A few years ago, in a Facebook Group called Track Midwest, a post was written that echoed loudly around the community. "If you don't run sub 1:40, you shouldn't post." It was somewhat harsh, but it had some validity. It was supposed to be directed at the newer guys...

Judging the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Atlanta

I was honored to be one of the judges for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Atlanta, GA. ATL was the third stop of nine Hot Wheels Legends shows across the US. As a judge... We're instructed to choose based on authenticity, character, garage spirit, uniqueness, 'the...

Bit By Bit, Improving The 987

Intro A cardinal mistake you often see in the upper levels of Time Attack is doing too little in a short time. Instead of following the rule of three, don't change more than three things at once. Then you test. Often, people throw parts at a car, hoping it will go...

Tesla is opening-up their chargers to Ford EVs

In a brand new Tesla-Ford agreement... Tesla is opening-up their chargers to Ford EVs. I guess that’s a big deal, because it shows that two manufactures are officially working together to make charging less of a con & more convenient And it shows that Tesla is not...

Another GR86 pops engine on track – warranty claim denied

So this guy takes his Toyota GR86 to a track day at Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts & pops the engine. Toyota denies the warranty claim. It's about minute-6 of the video below, when his good day turns bad. https://youtu.be/zXwM-gxRu0Y Now for anyone who...

EV battery replacements – when to expect it

This article from Autoblog shows some interesting data on the rates of full battery replacements on EVs. Overall, not many EVs have needed battery replacements. The percentages are low, which is good. But you also have to consider, EVs have not been around that long...

LS-swapped, turbocharged Lexus SC300

I feel like this article has one key point that can apply to a lot of people, so I’m gonna try and get there quickly. Dan Perlenfein got into drifting around 2014. Relatively speaking, that hasn’t been that long really. And to get his feet wet, Dan traded some old...

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma revealed

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma has been revealed. Here are the key points, followed by more detailed information straight from Toyota. Standard i-FORCE turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces up to 278 horsepower, 317 lb.-ft. of torque. Available i-FORCE MAX...
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More EV hardships

It seems like 90% of ‘automotive news’ is EV news these days. But there doesn’t seem to be much going on in the ...

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Social UNdistancing STI

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Brandon Deuster on his 2018 Subaru WRX STi... I got into cars at the youngest possible age. Since before I could walk, I was obsessed with Hot Wheels and practically anything with an engine & tires. My dad and I would walk around the mall when I was a toddler, and...

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The Toyota Camry TRD is a head-turner… no 2 ways about it. Here’s why: Expectation vs reality.  With the new Supra for example, our expectations (and hopes) were really high. The Supra has dream-car expectations to live up to. Hence the wide spectrum of debates &...

Supercharged 350Z… presented by Deatschwerks

Supercharged 350Z… presented by Deatschwerks

This feature is presented by Deatschwerks. And this car runs Deatschwerks 600 injectors in the Vortech supercharged 350z. Please be sure to check out Deatschwerks for all your fuel-system needs - from pumps to injectors & more. And don't forget, this is the...

Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020

Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020

Coming off Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest … I realized I learned a little something from my fellow Ford bros.  Number 1... Live in the moment. Truly BE where your feet are. And stop trying to live on/for social media. And… learn to rock the sh!t out of a mullet. ...

Static S13: Where there’s a Weds; there’s a way

Static S13: Where there’s a Weds; there’s a way

Life is an adventure right? So metaphorically, carry an wide-eyed outlook on life similar to this S13 240SX Silvia: Go purple, go low, go wide, go big, and come through smiling. C’mon - it’d be naive (if not downright foolish) to think you could micromanage the whole...

Holley Ford Fest PT2

Holley Ford Fest PT2

Here's a 2nd lesson that's been settling-in with me from Holley's Intergalactic Ford Fest: You don’t necessarily need to have the quickest / or cleanest / or highest horsepower car on the block. Sometimes ‘the best’ can honestly become a little expected &...

Holley Ford Fest PT1

Holley Ford Fest PT1

Coming off the Holley Ford Fest buzz… I realized I learned a little something from my fellow Ford bros this weekend. That is: Live in the moment. Truly BE where your feet are. Stop trying to live on/for social media. And… learn to rock the sh!t out of a mullet. It’s...

Forged Fitment Subaru WRX

Forged Fitment Subaru WRX

In this car community, we’re all students, and we’re all teachers... simultaneously.  There’s no 1 role here. It doesn’t matter your age. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing it.  Inspiration comes from the...

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