Ultra-progressive investors want Akio Toyoda out

Influential ultra-progressive investors of Toyota are now calling to remove Akio Toyoda from the board entirely at Toyota’s June 14 shareholder meeting. Akio stepped down as CEO on April 1st of this year (replaced by Koji Sato from Lexus), but Akio still remained on...

Honda Fest GA ’23 – S3MAG Coverage

Honda Fest brought their event to Georgia for the first time, and they did not disappoint. The quality of builds that showed up was amazing.

BMW using AI to help design cars – that explains a lot

BMW is using artificial intelligence to help design their new cars. And...... that explains a lot actually. Source & details: Motor1 •get the free S3 Magazine app•  (apple) •get the free S3 Magazine app•  (android)

Fiesta ST – Wilwood brakes

The Fiesta ST is a barrel of monkeys. But the brakes?? They're more like a bucket of sh¡t lol. And frankly, the Fiesta ST deserves better. I'll die on the hill that the Fiesta ST…  Is one of the most rambunctious, undiluted… biggest grin, best bang-for-the-buck modern...

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...

Sub 1:40 – The Benchmark of Time Attack

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

I was honored to be one of the judges for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in Atlanta, GA. ATL was the third stop of nine Hot Wheels Legends shows across the US. As a judge... We're instructed to choose based on authenticity, character, garage spirit, uniqueness, 'the...

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...
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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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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