Shakedown 1979 // LS swapped Jeep Cherokee Chief

My wife, Amber, and I have always talked about building a muscle car together. She's fond of the first few years of the Mustang; I'd love a Mopar. Maybe a Charger R/T, a Cuda? So many good choices. So anyway, we bought a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief lol. Well… I did....

Foxbody Movin’ – low & steady wins the race

So many times do we see the clear divide between a purist’s restoration vs a builder's wild modifications. Rarely do we see the two meet so gracefully as with Andrew Schenk's ‘86 Foxbody Mustang GT. While it may seem the best of both worlds, the reality is, it’s a...

Gramp’s F150 was sitting on 20s, and it juuuuust wasn’t clicking for me.

So I got a wandering eye, and stumbled on these old American Racing wheels for the lowered Bricknose F150… super cheap & super local. 15x10, mega-low offset, old-school 3-spoke style. Curiosity killed the cat, and I copped ‘em!  TIRES: Cooper Cobra Radial GTs in...

KW V3 coilovers on a 944: How low can you go

How low will the new KW V3 coilovers go on a 944?? Lower than this actually lol... but not much. But let me back up & fill you in, because this is an ongoing project/saga. The KW coilovers only come for 'late-model' 944  fitment.  That means models 1985.5 and up....

Stand up Jet skis

Not car related, but do you know what you should buy?? Like right now?? A damn stand up jet ski! Holy crap! So until yesterday, I've had absolutely zero experience with these things. Weirdly, I grew up in Jacksonville Florida, which is a perfect place to own one. In...

Ford Lightning // Electric F-150

So Ford introduced the new electric Lightning F-150, and it pretty much just looks like a regular-ass truck if we’re being honest. But is that good or bad? I mean it certainly has it’s benefits. Full-size truck owners expect a truck to look a certain way, and that way...

Wooley’s Editorial from Issue 56: Losing your cool

I tend to lose my cool when I’m working on cars.  That’s not how I want to be. I hate that about myself. Because it’s bigger than cars; it’s personality flaws. We all know cars can be a royal pain in the ass sometimes… and I’m fine with that. It’s worth it in the end....

Chameleon 450SE (W116) Benz

Time is a necessity to freedom. Meaning - you can’t truly be free if all your time is spoken for. Remember that. Because the people out there with real money?? With opulence?? Often what they DON’T have… is real time to invest into themselves, their passions, or their...

Lifted 2wd Silverado Trophy – LEX Motorsports

You can only drive 1 vehicle at a time… so why not try & build 'everything you love' into 1 vehicle? ? This is Jason Lader’s turbo LS Silverado trophy truck - 2008 2wd. And with this build, the motive was to create something wild, capable, versatile, and street...

The Elements

I never thought much of BMWs... Writing them off mostly as status symbols. See - I like raw & visceral cars. Buuut I ended up buying a 1992 E34 5-series with a manual transmission last year for $500. I did it on a whim, with no particular love for the car other...
2016 Kia Sorento Review

2016 Kia Sorento Review

Bottom line is: The 2016 Kia Sorento offers stylish design in a usable package - with that awesome 100,000 mile ...
2016 Lexus ES350

2016 Lexus ES350

by:  Yousef Alvi & Jonathan Wooley Editor's note: Let's be honest for a second.  If you're an enthusiast,
2016 Honda Civic Review

2016 Honda Civic Review

This is the 2016 Honda Civic, and we are going to get this out of the way first:  We hate the CVT transmission. It ...
2016 Scion iA Review

2016 Scion iA Review

Speaking as a ‘car guy’ snob - the new Scion iA sucks. It’s slow, and it’s about as sexy as a tadpole. BUT - ...
2016 Acura RDX Review

2016 Acura RDX Review

It’s very rare nowadays that you encounter a car that just does everything right.  There is always some prevailing ...
Battledrift: Mustang vs Lamborghini

Battledrift: Mustang vs Lamborghini

What do you get when you take a 650 HP V12 Lamborghini piloted by Daigo Saito vs Vaughn Gittin Jr. behind the wheel of his 550 HP Mustang RTR, and thow them on some open roads in Niigata, Japan? You get BATTLEDRIFT, and it is everything that you want.
2016 Honda Accord Review

2016 Honda Accord Review

This is the 2016 Honda Accord and its a stupidly important car to Honda’s future.  Why you ask?  Because according ...
2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 Review

2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 Review

The MX-5 is quick enough to keep you 100% engaged, entertained, and smiling. While being just slow enough to keep you mostly on the right side of the law & out of trouble. In other words, you can keep your foot in it - a lot.

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The Old and The Beautiful

The Old and The Beautiful

From back issue 25 There oughta be a word for a car like this. Or a phrase. Or a term. Hell – maybe there is a word/phrase/term for a car like this – and I just don’t know it. But… as a true car guy and culture guy, we all feel the same things when we see this. Run...

See To Feel

See To Feel

I’ve never considered myself to be much of an artist. But I always looked up to those kinds of people. I am a lover of art. And who knows… maybe that makes me appreciate it even more than the artist himself. After all - a woman is not overly fascinated with her own...

We Don’t Need Roads

We Don’t Need Roads

...From backissue 24 When I say ‘Wagovan’, most of us all have the same exact picture pop up in our heads these days. We picture a Wagovan – slammed, stanced, fresh paint, with a bike rack, maybe a rusted hood, and a wood-grain steering wheel… sitting at Eibach or...

Bike Curious

Bike Curious

If you’ve picked up this magazine, you’ve probably got the tendency to want to screw with stuff - everything you get your hands on, in fact. It’s just what we do. It’s coded somewhere in our DNA. There is no rehab for it, so don’t even bother. Nothing, out of the box,...

Lay It On The Line

Lay It On The Line

Finding the right chassis, let alone the right specific individual car, can be quite the challenge. We tend to wander nomadically during our early years experimenting… with different chassis and styles… until we find the one that calls to our own unique personality....

Power 2 Weight

Power 2 Weight

If you’ve owned 108 cars, and one of them is NOT an Ariel Atom - you’re doing it wrong. Fortunately, this guy Travis Chaney, is not one of those people. The short story on Travis is this: he’s owned 108 cars… compacts to exotics, and a good number of those have been...

Cut Corners

Cut Corners

A lot of people vibe with this magazine (or don’t) because we celebrate cars that are different, or typically unpopular. Cars that other print mags wouldn’t risk it with. The tricky thing is, as an editor… is that it can be a double-edged sword. Or more accurately, it...

Meat Therapy

Meat Therapy

  I recognize the fact that a lot of the younger-half of the import culture developed a love for this culture… and a lot of times that love was more or less built off the stance movement. Stance-related cars, shows, websites - what have you. And if that’s the...

Vintage Sketch

Vintage Sketch

Obsession. The safe-players in this world try and talk down on it. They raise an eyebrow to it with a negative connotation… as if ‘obsession’ was a checkmark of instability, or unpredictability. But nothing - could be further from reality. Obsession is a completely...