Michael Hickey’s 2,200HP GT-R: A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

How do you define fast? For most of us, looking at 0-60 times is an easy way of determining how fast a certain car is. Daily driver cars like a Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Jetta tend to hit 60 in about 7-7.5 seconds, give or take. Performance cars like the new Honda...

Lifted Civic Update #5: CR-V Engine is OUT, Civic Swap Prep

Last week, we ran into some issues... If you recall last week's update, we had a bit of a rust issue with the final 2 motor mount bolts. We successfully pulled the motor and transmission out the rest of the way! Now, we pulled the CR-V back out of the garage to make...

Battles’ Archives: Alex Perrucci’s Slammed Mazda Protege

One of the most well done Mazda's I have ever seen. Once upon a time at the very first Riverside show in Chattanooga, TN, I met Alex Perrucci. We got to ride around my hometown in his slammed 2002 Mazda Protege with some friends for a photoshoot. We ended up getting...

Lifted Civic Update #4 – CR-V is (Mostly) Stripped!

So close, yet, so far... This week, we put the CR-V onto the lift and began removing components for the swap. Tuesday, we started at the rear of the vehicle and pulled the differential out, along with the mounts. Next we moved to the front of the vehicle. That's where...

Soulful Oldschool R32 Skyline

Any of y’all ever get this deal from your dad?? “Save your money… and I’ll double whatever you save.”  Well me personally - I got that deal when I was about 11 years old. And man I saved every dollar of my allowance, Christmas, birthday… all of it. But at the end of...

Battles’ Archives: Nate Cagle’s ’73 240Z – A Passion Project

It all started 6 years ago... My long-time friend Nate Cagle purchased a 1973 Datsun 240Z with the goal of turning it into a 80's-esque modified car. It didn't take long for the car to turn into exactly that. Picture this: November 5th, 2015 was the first day the...

Project: Lifted Civic – Update #3 – Civic OUT, CR-V IN!

This week's Lifted Civic update will be brief, but BIG! Jake and I finished putting the suspension on the Civic and rolled it out of the garage to make room for the CR-V. We then drove the CR-V on the lift to prepare it for cleanup and first prep. Basically, getting...

A Tale of Two Bagged Volkswagens

I bought this perfect spec B7 Passat... Back in 2018, I found an absolute unicorn of a Passat. It was a 2015 model with the dealer optioned Votex body kit. The best part? - A 3.6L VR6 engine. This, in my opinion, is the best engine offered in modern Passats. A few...

Why Small Town Car Shows Are The Best

There's something about a local car show... I can remember being in middle school, obsessed with cars. One of the things I looked forward to the most was going to local car shows with my dad. Almost every show we attended was local, so I got to see a lot of the same...

Project: Lifted Civic – Build Update #2 – Engine is OUT!

The engine is FINALLY out of our Lifted Civic project! After some minor setbacks, we pulled the motor out of the Civic. The stock engine in this car is a single cam, 1.6 liter D16Y7, non-VTEC head. The engine we are swapping it with is a twin cam, 2 liter B20Z1, also...
Lifted Sprinter

Lifted Sprinter

Overland Sprinters - they’re like the Leatherman Multi-Tool of 4x4s. Meaning... they’re bulky, you really don’t ...
No clutch pedal on a 944

No clutch pedal on a 944

We got the 944 running! And as spiritually uplifting as that feels lol, it just means that we now have to address
G35 Coupe so clean

G35 Coupe so clean

I tend to dislike G35s... Infinity made too many of them... in unexciting colors. G35s have lost all their value, ...
Real A90 Supra Feels

Real A90 Supra Feels

Hey Garrett, how does the A90 Supra feel, once you start throwing mods it? People really bashed the A90 Toyota ...
Project Porsche 944

Project Porsche 944

So like a big idiot lol... I took my own advice from my previous rising Porsche 944 values article, and bought this

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Running Boards on a Lowered OBS Bricknose F150

Running Boards on a Lowered OBS Bricknose F150

My latest midnight Marketplace score was this set of old OEM running boards off a later 92-96 OBS F150. Here they are, in all their glory... installed, but unpainted on my lowered bricknose F150. They came off a gray truck, which I thought might conveniently match the...

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Brandon Deuster on his 2018 Subaru WRX STi... I got into cars at the youngest possible age. Since before I could walk, I was obsessed with Hot Wheels and practically anything with an engine & tires. My dad and I would walk around the mall when I was a toddler, and...

Supercharged 350Z… presented by Deatschwerks

Supercharged 350Z… presented by Deatschwerks

This feature is presented by Deatschwerks. And this car runs Deatschwerks 600 injectors in the Vortech supercharged 350z. Please be sure to check out Deatschwerks for all your fuel-system needs - from pumps to injectors & more. And don't forget, this is the...

Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020

Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020

Coming off Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest … I realized I learned a little something from my fellow Ford bros.  Number 1... Live in the moment. Truly BE where your feet are. And stop trying to live on/for social media. And… learn to rock the sh!t out of a mullet. ...

Static S13: Where there’s a Weds; there’s a way

Static S13: Where there’s a Weds; there’s a way

Life is an adventure right? So metaphorically, carry an wide-eyed outlook on life similar to this S13 240SX Silvia: Go purple, go low, go wide, go big, and come through smiling. C’mon - it’d be naive (if not downright foolish) to think you could micromanage the whole...

Holley Ford Fest PT2

Holley Ford Fest PT2

Here's a 2nd lesson that's been settling-in with me from Holley's Intergalactic Ford Fest: You don’t necessarily need to have the quickest / or cleanest / or highest horsepower car on the block. Sometimes ‘the best’ can honestly become a little expected &...

Holley Ford Fest PT1

Holley Ford Fest PT1

Coming off the Holley Ford Fest buzz… I realized I learned a little something from my fellow Ford bros this weekend. That is: Live in the moment. Truly BE where your feet are. Stop trying to live on/for social media. And… learn to rock the sh!t out of a mullet. It’s...

Forged Fitment Subaru WRX

Forged Fitment Subaru WRX

In this car community, we’re all students, and we’re all teachers... simultaneously.  There’s no 1 role here. It doesn’t matter your age. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing it.  Inspiration comes from the...