How are Kansei wheels made?

The advanced formlite process applies radial pressure to the wheel’s barrel section under intense heat…

Genesis Electrified GV70

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/s3-magazine/id1634928399 The Genesis Electrified GV70 made a real impression on me. And for those of you that know S3 Magazine & our EV rants… trust me, I was as surprised as you are. I don’t want to muddy the water & go off on...

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A few years ago, in a Facebook Group called Track Midwest, a post was written that echoed loudly around the community. "If you don't run sub 1:40, you shouldn't post." It was somewhat harsh, but it had some validity. It was supposed to be directed at the newer guys...

Judging the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Atlanta

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Bit By Bit, Improving The 987

Intro A cardinal mistake you often see in the upper levels of Time Attack is doing too little in a short time. Instead of following the rule of three, don't change more than three things at once. Then you test. Often, people throw parts at a car, hoping it will go...

Tesla is opening-up their chargers to Ford EVs

In a brand new Tesla-Ford agreement... Tesla is opening-up their chargers to Ford EVs. I guess that’s a big deal, because it shows that two manufactures are officially working together to make charging less of a con & more convenient And it shows that Tesla is not...

Another GR86 pops engine on track – warranty claim denied

So this guy takes his Toyota GR86 to a track day at Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts & pops the engine. Toyota denies the warranty claim. It's about minute-6 of the video below, when his good day turns bad. https://youtu.be/zXwM-gxRu0Y Now for anyone who...

EV battery replacements – when to expect it

This article from Autoblog shows some interesting data on the rates of full battery replacements on EVs. Overall, not many EVs have needed battery replacements. The percentages are low, which is good. But you also have to consider, EVs have not been around that long...

LS-swapped, turbocharged Lexus SC300

I feel like this article has one key point that can apply to a lot of people, so I’m gonna try and get there quickly. Dan Perlenfein got into drifting around 2014. Relatively speaking, that hasn’t been that long really. And to get his feet wet, Dan traded some old...

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma revealed

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma has been revealed. Here are the key points, followed by more detailed information straight from Toyota. Standard i-FORCE turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces up to 278 horsepower, 317 lb.-ft. of torque. Available i-FORCE MAX...
LS Fest 2018

LS Fest 2018

Think about it: No matter what dark corner of car culture you come from, the LS engine has made its way in there. ...

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