MK2 GTi drift car

This is Erin Sanford’s MK2 GTi drift car. It’s RWD, running a turbocharged Nissan KA24. Here’s the backstory on how it came to be.  The GTi actually belonged to me & my dad... At that point, it was still a regular FWD 16v GTi. And before us, a Georgia Tech student...

A Beautiful Union: S15 & Jet Skis

Loki  —  “By the way, at your desk… that magazine…”  Owen Wilson  —  "Yeah, the one on - jet skis??” Loki  —  “Yes… why do you have that?” Owen Wilson  —  “…..Because they’re awesome!”  Loki  —  “………..I suppose they are.”  Owen Wilson  —  “Yeah. You know some...

Sharplight Innovations: Upgraded lighting on the C5 Corvette

2nd to the interior, probably the most outdated part of a C5 Corvette is the lighting. Being the last production car with pop-ups is cool, but it comes with a caveat: The headlight motors are made of some garbage plastic that grinds, whines, and makes every noise that...

The Good Old Haze // Simply great S13 Coupe

When drifting started to hit the US import scene in the early 2000s, it sent an even bigger surge through the already electric import culture. Yeah for a minute there, there was a real sweet spot where it all came together. There was so much energy. The cars were...

E30! Entertainment

The late '80s & early '90s was a powerful era for a lot of things honestly: Movies, music, jet skis, vibrant colors, the economy, and yeah… cars were a big part of it. Just think... Dodge made a car, from the factory, that was red with yellow wheels. C'mon! Toyota...

The WILDEST Sleeper – Twin Turbo AMC Ambassador

Not your grandma's AMC Ambassador... Turbocharging a car usually always ends with fun results. What's even more fun is when you go to great lengths to hide them. Our new friend 4DoorSavage not only did this, but he went all-out to ensure his car was not only unique,...

New VMS V-Star wheels on the C5 Corvette

The factory C5 Z06 Speedlines have always been one of my favorite OEM wheel designs. But with the C5 Corvette, wheel fitment is everything… not just the wheel's design. Here was my Z06 on the day I got it: The C5 Corvette has such timeless lines... That it doesn’t...

“Yo I need a title for this article by lunch.” Oh wow… Dat Soon??

Jared Perry, the owner of this Shakotan-styled resto-mod ‘76 G-Nose Datsun 280z, is a Japanese car enthusiast. I guess that’s pretty obvious. And like a lot of us - he’s self-taught… learning/fixing/growing through mistakes, dreams, and a few lucky breaks. With a true...

Modern Honda shows us what cool EV sports cars could look like… in fairytale land

Don't get too excited boys. Because remember, Modern Honda's got a history of hyping enthusiast-based cars......... and then when they finally 'pull the sheet' it ends up being a borderline-crossover with an Integra badge & AIDs. Nevertheless - here are some...

Wookies in the Woods ’22 – S3 Magazine Coverage

*Insert Chewbacca noises here* If you are unfamiliar with Wookies in the Woods, just imagine 200+ Volkswagen R32's & R's driving the Tail of the Dragon. To some, that just sounds like a bunch of noise. But to those who understand, it's one of the best weekends of...
2018 Lexus LC500h Review

2018 Lexus LC500h Review

Words:  Yousef Alvi     Photographer:  Jonathan Walker   Model:  Oana Dimulescu    Stylist: Anastasia ...
2017 Honda Pilot Review

2017 Honda Pilot Review

First Impression: Okay folks by now you probably realize I’m the anti 3 row crossover guy.  But I’m not ...
2017 Dodge Ram Review

2017 Dodge Ram Review

First Impression: This is a Storm Trooper amongst pickup trucks.  The Dodge Ram Night Package we have in our ...
2017 Toyota Sienna Review

2017 Toyota Sienna Review

First Impression on the 2017 Toyota Sienna: This sucker is everywhere!  On the 3 mile drive to my mom’s house…I ...

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Flying Sportbikes – The Cadwell Jump

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    You know The Corkscrew, The Carousel, and that one on ramp you pitched it into a ditch trying to be a hero, but what about The Mountain? Located at Cadwell Park in England, it causes sportbikes to fly higher than Kanye looking into a mirror. Interested...

Track Ready 1989 EF Civic Hatch

Track Ready 1989 EF Civic Hatch

Text by Adam Jabaay    Photos by Chris Cullivan Dennis Duff has owned 19 of these dumb old Hondas. He’s obsessed. In fact, he recently sold one of his Wagovans… and he was an emotional wreck afterwards. Even now, if you mention it, he’ll fall apart. Dennis bought this...

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)...