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...
Mazda MX-5 RF

Mazda MX-5 RF

Initial impression... Sweet! Let’s play with the roof! One week later... Ok first of all, the ...
GM Performance Exhaust

GM Performance Exhaust

So I got myself a new Sierra Denali.  I was happy.  Then I wasn't...because I'm dumb and if it's stock...then ...
Sylvania Cube-X lights

Sylvania Cube-X lights

About a year ago, I had the chance to have a few beers with one of the engineers from Sylvania. She was a French ...

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Can we all just take a moment, and tip our hats to the boys at Mopar. You don’t necessarily have to own a Mopar to be alive and be a fan of what these guys are doing. But it’s hard be a fan & NOT eventually want one. The ‘Mopar' just starts to sink in, and it’s...

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Text: Wooley // Photos: Jonathan Walker

How much do you trust your own abilities? Really. Because every time you get behind the wheel of the car you’ve wrenched on yourself, you’re subliminally asking yourself that question. Do you trust yourself enough to get around town everyday? Yeah probably. But how ‘bout the track?

LS Fest 2016 Presented by Holley

LS Fest 2016 Presented by Holley

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Ty Cobb Remember when you were a little kid, and your dad took you to a classic car show at some church parking lot? Old guys lounging around old Corvettes in lawn chairs… listening to oldies. Well, LS Fest takes this concept, wads it up, and...

Factory Five 818 R – STI motor

Factory Five 818 R – STI motor

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Jonathan Walker Factory Five Racing got their start in the mid-90s with their MK4 Cobra kits. Now - if you’re a child of the 90s, you might not be old enough to realize that before Factory Five, most of the ‘replica cars’ out there were...

Code Brown – 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

Code Brown – 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Jason Scott One of the many things that make the Porsche 911 cool - is that they’ve always been a little raw around the edges. It’s not about the price tag. You don’t flash ‘em like a designer watch. Yeah sure, they’re pretty enough, but...

No Money No Problems: Alec’s Nissan Hardbody Drift Truck

No Money No Problems: Alec’s Nissan Hardbody Drift Truck

Text: Joseph Gustafson  //  Photos: Duke Newport Wanna know a secret? Money can buy happiness. Yep it’s easy - go buy whatever car you want, get all the shiny go-fast parts, make a generous donation to the local PD, and haters be damned! But the bad news is, happiness...

Cc: Bcc: Backyard Joe’s Honda Civic EK Hatchback

Cc: Bcc: Backyard Joe’s Honda Civic EK Hatchback

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Supreme.Digital.La Want a solid piece of advice you'll never follow? Well here you go... If you’re attracted to grassroots import culture and what it’s all about, you need to think about taking a leap of faith. A cleanse. Go onto your...

Awesome.Sun – Apex Auto Works 1969 Datsun 510

Awesome.Sun – Apex Auto Works 1969 Datsun 510

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Jason Scott 9 years is a long time, but no it ain't. If you’re lucky enough to make it to 90, then 9 years is a tenth of your life. Hold up your fingers; put one finger down - that’s 9 years. BUT - the first 10 years of your life are spent as...

Ironhyde – Ripp Superchargers 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU

Ironhyde – Ripp Superchargers 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU

Text by Wooley  //  Photos by Chris Roca of RIPP Superchargers This Jeep, affectionately named Ironhyde, is owned by Ripp Superchargers. It’s a 2012 model, and it was the very first 3.6 to get the Ripp supercharger system back in late 2011. The original test bed for...