How will Koji Sato lead Toyota?

Koji Sato is coming in as Toyota’s new CEO. He is coming over from president of Lexus International. And Toyota’s current beloved CEO for the last 13 years, Akio Toyoda, will be moving on as chairman. Passion-wise... it seems like Koji Sato shares a lot of...

Akio Toyoda steps down as Toyota’s CEO

On April 1st (no Fools) Akio Toyoda will step down as Toyota’s CEO. Akio will stay on as chairman, and will be replaced by President of Lexus International, Koji Sato. Koji helped lead the GR brand, and seemingly shares many of the same core philosophies when it comes...


Mazda quietly knocked it out of the park with the CX-50 2.5 Turbo. It might sound harsh, but I just didn't expect much. I mean - how much can you expect from another white crossover? And when I first drove the CX-50 2.5 Turbo, initially I didn’t feel anything...

The Hummer EV is a 9,000lb pile of shit

Can we officially call it? The Hummer EV is a 9,000lb pile of shit. And I don't intend on letting GM forget it either. But in fact, it’s not just GM. There have been 3 Big Three unforgivables in the past couple years. 1) Ford’s Mach E Mustang… a 4-door crossover EV...

2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport – sensibly capable

The Honda Pilot has gotten exactly what it needed… mainly to not be invisible. Honda chiseled the redesign of the 2023 Pilot, gave it some noticeable colors. AND more importantly, made a TrailSport model. The Pilot's TrailSport trim... Is honestly what’s bumped the...

Car Stereo needs a comeback

I don’t know about y’all, but I like the cars that go boom. And I've been feeling the need for a big-bad, ground-pounding stereo again. It used to be a staple of import car culture. Seems like a third of us worked at a car audio shop. Literally… it was like that. And...

Shell / Volta Theory – based off the LA streetcar Scandal

Here’s a juicy follow-up to yesterday’s news of Shell Oil’s purchase of Volta EV charging stations. Of course it’s totally gossip. But it’s a theory nonetheless, so let’s have some fun with it. Besides, a little conspiracy theory never hurt anyone these days. So here...

Shell Oil bought Volta – an EV charging company

Shell Oil bought Volta… an ‘American electric vehicle infrastructure company’... for a cool 169 million. Significance: An oil company bought a charging company. So obviously, Shell sees an EV-future on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean Shell sees ‘the writing on the...

Honeymoon destinations – in a 1970 Chevy C10

Oh great it's another cheesy love story... blah. Let me set the stage: Kelvin got his first real six-string, bought it at the five & dime. And Erica, she was just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. You get the picture right? High school sweethearts, high...

Corvette E-Ray – AWD, Hybrid, and poorly named

I was really trying to steer this article in a positive direction, but screw it, it goes where it goes. Chevrolet released details on the Corvette E-Ray. And all the automotive websites are saying the exact same things about it. You know… 'specs' & whatnot. But...
2015 Lexus IS250 Review

2015 Lexus IS250 Review

First off - you have to understand going in, that the Lexus IS targets a wide range of people with different ...
wrapping an S13

wrapping an S13

Matt Ball says... This is my buddy Tyler's car. He worked with me for a while when I was trying to get my ...
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Tarmac Apparel

30% off your entire order at Tarmac Apparel when you enter code s3mag at checkout. Good stuff!



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IMPORT ALLIANCE: What did you think???

For those of you guys that went, what did you think? Be honest: what was your favorite part of it all? What else would you like to see happen for next year? I promise the guys from IA will be on here, so if you comment, make it honest, and make it count. Personally -...

SoWo – Helen, GA 5/15-17

Here's a few sample pics from Southern Worthersee. Had an awesome time last night just hanging out . . . boozin' it up with good people in the Helendorf parking lot. I'd have brought my camera . . . but the camera bag seemed to be doing better as a cooler. =)

Import Alliance: Atlanta Meet

...just a couple of quick pics to show you the IA vibe.  Click 'em if you want to enlarge 'em.  Coverage & a bunch more pics will be in the next issue.

Color Choices

If you're looking for some inspiration on what color to paint your car - check out these VeeDubs.  So slick!  These were painted by VW... but it's not a standard color that you can call a dealership and get a paintcode for - these are custom shades.  There are two...

PRI Show in Orlando

Well, last Wednesday, Jonathan and I decided that it would be a great idea to make a quick day trip down to Orlando for the PRI show in Orlando. Boy were we wrong. Haha, I kid I kid. We are up in Atlanta, so the 7 hour drive really wasn't that bad....until Wooley made...

Headed to Nashville

Headed to Nashville

This pic was on the way to Import Alliance back in July. It was an awesome weekend... but I had to stare at those balls for miles.

Respect Your Elders

Respect Your Elders

These are a couple of engine shots from the Good-Guys show last weekend.  They're not sport compacts... but I thought they could maybe give you guys some ideas. This one (above) is just pretty much the balls. I thought the satin black engine bay looked slick with the...

The Varsity: 06/08

The Varsity: 06/08

The Varsity: Meets the first Thursday of every month in Atlanta. Check out our full gallery here.

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