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?...
TX Audi S5

TX Audi S5

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Nissan Pulsar GTI-R

Nissan Pulsar GTI-R

SEE FULL DIGITAL ISSUE FOR FREE If you looked at every JDM junkie’s dream car wish list, chances are you’d see ...
Gridlife

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2016 Ford Edge Review

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Gene Tjin’s Fiesta ST

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Jeremy’s Datsun 240Z

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Power 2 Weight

If you’ve owned 108 cars, and one of them is NOT an Ariel Atom - you’re doing it wrong. Fortunately, this guy Travis Chaney, is not one of those people. The short story on Travis is this: he’s owned 108 cars… compacts to exotics, and a good number of those have been...

Circa 2011

Circa 2011

In 2011 - I dropped a graffiti engine bay on the game. Was I the 1st one to do it? NO. Will I be the last? NO. I've never claimed to be the inventor of that. Truth be told - Hybrid's Del Sol was probably the 1st to publicly drop it... and there were probably others...

Cut Corners

Cut Corners

A lot of people vibe with this magazine (or don’t) because we celebrate cars that are different, or typically unpopular. Cars that other print mags wouldn’t risk it with. The tricky thing is, as an editor… is that it can be a double-edged sword. Or more accurately, it...

Meat Therapy

Meat Therapy

  I recognize the fact that a lot of the younger-half of the import culture developed a love for this culture… and a lot of times that love was more or less built off the stance movement. Stance-related cars, shows, websites - what have you. And if that’s the...

Vintage Sketch

Vintage Sketch

Obsession. The safe-players in this world try and talk down on it. They raise an eyebrow to it with a negative connotation… as if ‘obsession’ was a checkmark of instability, or unpredictability. But nothing - could be further from reality. Obsession is a completely...

Ba Roos!

Ba Roos!

  Autrey’s story on how he came to run/own DWS Parts reminds me a lot of my own history with S3 Mag. That’s why his cherry little S2000 is in here now, and that’s why I’ll tell you the story now. Because I know a lot of you guys/girls are in that short &...

Rewind

Rewind

Whether you’re an import veteran, or whether you’re looking for your first enthusiast-inspired car… choosing a platform for a new build can be a daunting task. What do you settle on? What’s going to fit your character and your style? How is to going to define, or...

Import Alliance :: Atlanta

Import Alliance :: Atlanta

Import Alliance was a 2-days event inside Atlanta Motor Speedway. Here are some pics I snapped real quick running around. Look for print coverage in the next issue of S3.

2JZ powered XB

2JZ powered XB

A few years ago, this car belonged to Yo from Rogue Status (neat guy)... who got the XB and did a RWD Supra 2JZ swap. The car was since sold/traded to its new owner, Rutledge Wood (also a neat guy), and used as a taxi-cab on Topgear USA. It's truly an awesome build,...

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