Switzerland moving to ban EVs – True or False?

There is a screenshot from Fox News going around on social media. Its saying that Switzerland is moving to ban EVs. That seemed a little suspect… so we looked into it. Turns out - Switzerland government officials are considering a possible ban for nonessential...

Off-Road / Overland Holiday Gift Ideas – 10 gifts under $100

I get this question a lot: "Hey Bubba, what would make a good gift for someone who loves off-roading & already has everything?" My knee-jerk suggestion is beer from a local brewery. But if they're persistent, then I usually aim for something under $100... and...

Audi RS3 – Second Chances

This is my takeaway from Mauricio Martinez’s Audi RS3. How many of us tell ourselves ‘we can always buy another one’… but we never do. Truth is: as a car enthusiast, when you sell a car, you’re at a very vulnerable point. And it's not just emotional either lol....

The Acura Integra Type-S is coming!

The Acura Integra Type-S is coming. It should arrive in mid/later 2023. Basically - expect it to be Acura's version of the new FL5 Civic Type-R. It ain’t rocket science lol… that’s just exactly what it is. Same taco; slightly different sauce. Maybe just a little nicer...

The deadline is here – who will sell Ford EVs?

In mid-September, Ford announced that all Ford dealerships had until Halloween to decide if they wanted to become ‘EV Certified’. The giant stipulation was - it would cost each Ford dealer roughly $500,000 or $1,200,000… depending on if they wanted to be Tier-1 or...

Josh Freeman’s Toyota Chaser

This Toyota Chaser JZX100 was originally supposed to be a drift car project. When Josh Freeman of Vaded bought & imported it… the thing already had an angle kit & some other goodies straight from the backstreets of Japan. But here’s the catch: Josh technically...

Incremental Improvements With The 987

Car builds can spiral out of control quickly. With everyone, including myself (having the attention span of a squirrel these days), ideas and goals change quickly. To avoid that, I write you guys to hold me accountable. Not really, but it sounds good on paper. In this...

GM butchers the Corvette legacy

To no one’s real surprise at this point, GM is turning the Corvette into 'a brand' (similar to Hummer or Buick). And to launch the new Corvette brand, GM will add an EV Corvette 4-door, and an EV Corvette Crossover to the mix… giving posers across the country a chance...

My tuner friends have an overlanding problem

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed the explosion of the ‘overland scene’. I guess Covid really fueled the primal need for people to get outta the house. Whatever the case, the camping & outdoor market saw numbers like never before. For the...

GM is not giving up the internal combustion engine

GM President, Mark Reuss, recently said that GM is not giving up on the internal combustion engine?? He said this during an investor day just before Thanksgiving break. But wait… REWIND… doesn't this feel like the TOTAL OPPOSITE of what GM has been touting publicly?...
2017 Audi S8 Review

2017 Audi S8 Review

2017 Audi S8. 605 horsepower, 4 door, AWD, carbon ceramics.  That’s all you need to know on the 2017 Audi S8.  If ...
2017 Acura MDX Review

2017 Acura MDX Review

You take luxury, plus sensibility, plus durability. You work them together in equal parts… and you have the 2017 ...
2017 Buick Encore

2017 Buick Encore

Let's be honest - the Buick Encore is a polished turd. A Chevy Trax with a makeover. It looks goofy on the ...

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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...

Import Alliance Fall Meet 2015

Import Alliance Fall Meet 2015

It looks like the Fall Meet will be at the Beech Bend park on November 14th-15th in Bowling Green, KY which is an hour north of Nashville. Sadly, Import alliance was not able to find a suitable location Nashville, TN. We are excited to announce there will be drag...

2015 Chevy Silverado 4.3 Review

2015 Chevy Silverado 4.3 Review

Text by Yousef Alvi When we get press cars, usually it’s the manufacturer’s opportunity to put their best foot forward. To showcase their latest innovations - from engines, to infotainments systems, to driver aids, etc. Well this 2015 Chevy Silverado was a bit...

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost Review

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost Review

If Lincoln really wants to shake things up as a luxury brand… they're close. Here’s the thing - I honestly had a hard time trying to nail this car down. It seriously impressed me in certain areas, and fell a little short in others. And it left me wondering - well who...

2015 Ford Expedition XL Platinum Review

2015 Ford Expedition XL Platinum Review

    The Expedition XL might be easy to forget to consider… probably just because it’s been around for a while without any shocking/significant aesthetic overhaul. But it has been updated along the years in a less ostentatious way, and when you take a step...

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