body-swapped Mustang MACH 1 on a $5,000 budget

The formula is simple. 1) Take a derelict donor platform… something with intrinsic (if not realized) value. And 2) Combine it with the shell of some uniquely cool (and compatible) old car with palpable heritage, nostalgia, & character. This is the TredWear...

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...
The Pontiac Vibe is back!

The Pontiac Vibe is back!

Can somebody please explain to me WTF is going on at Subaru? They release a new WRX for 2022… but you’re more ...
1960 BMW 507 TS Roadster

1960 BMW 507 TS Roadster

This is a 1960 BMW 507 TS Series II. Apparently, this was the last BMW 507 to leave the factory. And it is the ...

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Lifted Civic Update #21: Jumping The Hurdles

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...

Prentice Performance  //  Heaven Is a Place On Earth

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

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)

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 &...

Bye Bye Toyota Avalon TRD

Bye Bye Toyota Avalon TRD

I’m not sure why Toyota made a TRD version of the Avalon... But I’m glad they did.  The Toyota Avalon TRD is unexpectedly striking. It makes an otherwise invisible car catch your attention. And in a way, those are the best kinds of cars, because your expectations get...

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