BMW does not build engines in Germany anymore

BMW does not build engines in Germany anymore. Think about the legacy of BMW & what they've historically symbolized: The Ultimate Driving Machine. Now let it sink in: No more German-built engines in this premiere German car company.  The German facility where BMW...

Brand new old cars? Sign me up!

Ever come across the meme suggesting that car manufacturers should take a leaf out of the sneaker playbook… and start cranking out brand new old cars? I mean, imagine strolling into a dealership, and instead of some shapeless, tech-laden transportation appliance,...

F1 Las Vegas practice cancelled after Ferrari cracks floor on drain cover?!

DANGER TO MANIFOLD: F1 Las Vegas practice cancelled after Carlos Sainz in Ferrari #55 runs over a manhole cover or drain & apparently cracks floor?! At least that's what we heard from someone spectating practice (hard to see in video exactly what the obstruction...

Cybertruck goes off-road – and it ain’t spectacular

The more we see, the more it seems like Tesla is way out over their skis with the Cybertruck. After 2+ years of delays, bad panel fitment, broken bulletproof glass, & broken promises, that's not really news at this point. But have you seen the latest video of the...

Why does range anxiety trouble us?

One major challenge facing EV sales, is the issue of range anxiety. We often encounter electric vehicles claiming over 300-miles of range, but a discerning eye notes the little asterisk... followed by 'EPA estimated'. This implies that the maximum range is ideal, and...

B16 comeback – the golden era

The B16 is a divine engine. Why? Because it's arguably the opening ceremony to Honda’s golden era. In fact, you know what? It was so good, that it caught the attention of God himself. Yep - he heard the angelic sounds of vtec… and it pleased Him. God then laid His...

46% of Ford dealers claim they have no trust in Ford’s direction

Ford takes the Number-1 spot in lack of trust with their dealerships. According to the Kerrigan Advisors survey, 46% of Ford dealers claim they have no trust in Ford’s direction. Clearly - that comes as a direct result of Ford’s EV ultimatums & failures. A little...

Houston ‘Cars & Coffee’ bans Mustangs, Chargers, and Camaros

Houston’s Cars and Coffee has implemented a temporary ban on Mustangs, Chargers, and Camaros. And to be honest… I get it. Not saying I like it, but as someone who has organized events before… I. GET. IT. As the saying goes…  “The actions of the few, affect the many.”...

SEMA Show 2023 – S3Magazine Coverage

Where the automotive aftermarket goes wild. What is the SEMA show? It's the biggest automotive aftermarket show of its kind. 2.5 million square feet of vendor space. Approximately 2,000 companies represented. And as it looked, just as many unique builds. Only the best...

Car Insurance… is it A Bad Mandatory Joke?

I find myself perplexed when it comes to car insurance. I'm no sovereign citizen looking to evade insurance requirements. But my frustrations stem from the way insurance has been marketed, priced, and exploited. At its core, car insurance can be simplified as a...
Mazda CX-90 Turbo S

Mazda CX-90 Turbo S

This is uncomfortably honest, but the Mazda CX-90 might be the most irritating & nagging press car I’ve ever ...
Let cars be more than cars

Let cars be more than cars

So I found myself listening to S3 Podcasts of years past and… I want in… again. I say "again" because, I’ve been a ...

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