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...
2017 Volvo S90 Review

2017 Volvo S90 Review

Let’s face it…there is no such thing a bad car nowadays.  The lowest point you can ever get in a newer car is just ...
2017 Toyota Tundra Review

2017 Toyota Tundra Review

Simplicity in it’s rawest form.  That’s what the 2017 Toyota Tundra is all about.  It’s the ultimate Throwback ...
Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

This is the Enkei TSP-5. It’s a fork off the RPF1, with the same successful design elements centered around ...
2017 Volvo XC60 Review

2017 Volvo XC60 Review

Car makers are now tasked to desperately find fuel efficiency whenever and however they can.  The easiest way to ...
2017 Ford Escape Review

2017 Ford Escape Review

Quick spin in the 2017 Ford Escape What’s new for 2017?  Revised front and rear facias, upgraded interior, ...
Honda Ridgeline Review

Honda Ridgeline Review

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline. I wanted to hate it, but then I drove it… and now I just want it. I hear people say ...

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2015 Lincoln Navigator Review

2015 Lincoln Navigator Review

By:  Yousef Alvi Like its brother the Expedition, the Navigator has been refreshed for this year with updated front and rear facias, upgraded instrument cluster, and a new engine. Let’s start off with the interior treatment of the Navigator. The fit and finish is on...

2015 Toyota Highlander Review

2015 Toyota Highlander Review

Text by Wooley Lol ok, I guess I’m going to have to eat my words now. I poked fun at the Toyota Highlander in our magazine about a year ago for their ad campaign with the muppets, where they sang a song about how they 'ain’t got no room for boring’. As a car guy, my...

2016 Kia Soul EV Review

2016 Kia Soul EV Review

Text by  Yousef Alvi What are compliance cars? Well - back in 2012, the infamous CARB regulators in California decided that the 6 most popular manufacturers in the state must produce a Zero Emission Vehicle & sell it to the general public. If they do not, then...

End the Summer with a Braaap

End the Summer with a Braaap

Hope you got rowdy this weekend with a tank full of gas and a belly full of BBQ. ...So long as you packed your brown pants, and waited 30 min before the braaap. Here's up-and-coming road racer Andy DiBrino shredding streets on his ICON Motosports/Motosport.com backed...

Detroit Hustle – Drifting in Corktown

Detroit Hustle – Drifting in Corktown

Text by Joe Gustafson   Search the Tumblr machine and you'd think Detroit is nothing but black and white crumbling buildings. Contrary to popular belief, Detroit is on the color spectrum. They are also rapidly improving the place block-bursts at a time. There's a...

Travis Chaney’s Turbo Ariel Atom

Travis Chaney’s Turbo Ariel Atom

power2weight from Issue 30 - Text by Wooley Photos by Ty Cobb This is a 2006 Ariel Atom 2 (Brammo prototype). This Ariel Atom started life as a stage-2 supercharged Ecotec LSJ 2-liter. In that outfit, it made 240whp, and ran an 11.1 @116mph. Travis’s (the owner's)...

Street Driven X Southrnfresh : ATL : Part 1

Street Driven X Southrnfresh : ATL : Part 1

Street Driven is new traveling 4-event series for 2015, so it's got a little bit of the first year awkwards. But no real worries there - because it's run by some seasoned guys across the board - from planning, to show, to drift. So watch for it to get planted, sort...