EV Backpedaling – An Enthusiast’s Take

In the heart of every car enthusiast… beats a love for the roar of an engine. We're drawn to the sleek lines of a passionately-designed chassis, and the freedom encapsulated in the turn of a key. Yet, the world is racing toward a future dominated by electric vehicles...

Tesla Cybertruck water crossing

Tech geeks & Tesla boys are pitching tents in their capri pants over this Cybertruck video right now. And yeah I’ll give credit where it’s due: The Cybertruck’s water crossing is impressive. But not THAT impressive.  1) The wake made by the flat-nosed 6,900-pound...

Ben Ivy’s E46 sedan – A product of American drifting & print magazines

Ok here’s my backstory: Long-long ago, little Ben Ivy was 4-years-old & his mom was an ASE certified BMW technician at the local BMW dealership. They had numerous bring your kid to work days, which exposed me to BMWs very early on. One day my dad yelled, “Ben come...

Affordable trucks & The Chicken Tax

It's all because of President Lyndon B. Johnson & the chicken fiasco. Yeah - you read that right. And you're probably wondering what a former US President or chickens have to do with anything SPEED • STYLE • SOUND related. Well allow me to expand. Have you ever...

Honda S2000 – disconnect from the new connected

Believe it or not, this Honda S2000 was rejected from Bring A Trailer. Citing: The car was too modified. I guess that makes sense. But in hindsight, that was probably the best thing that could've happened to David Patterson. Because it made him say, “You know what… on...

GR Corolla – reject herd mentality

Jamiel’s story illustrates a serious breakdown in the auto industry that needs correction. Here's the deal: Jamiel Royes bought this GR Corolla because it was AVAILABLE to buy! You get what I’m sayin’? It’s not rocket science. And it wasn't a buried treasure. Rather,...

Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 – tastefully & timelessly stylish on TE37s

Lore of the Mitsubishi GTO & 3000GT VR-4 centers around a massive amount of technology that Mitsubishi Motors Corp designed into the car. Taking cues from their High Speed eXperiment (HSX) prototype, MMC blessed the coupe with active aero, four-wheel-steering,...

Widebody Porsche 996 – break the dress code

This is Keith Fullhart’s widebody Porsche 996, and here’s the motto: First & foremost, let it be known that we are car enthusiasts. That’s an identity we claim, but can’t quite explain coherently. Suffice it to say, we see cars differently than most… and a lot...

Drift Maps: for drifters by drifters

Drift Maps is a new travel/booking website for the drift community. It's designed to be your 1-stop for finding & planning drift events! Currently, there are just over 200 events on the website, and more are being added at this time of year as schedules are being...

‘Kei truck vs Georgia’ on my mind

The 'Kei truck vs Georgia' situation has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. And I’ve been pondering how to reasonably untangle this issue. Look we live in a free… err… first-world country. And it might be wishful thinking, but at some point, our overlords need...
Import Showdown

Import Showdown

Guys guy guys. I know import drag racing might have fallen out of the limelight a bit over the last errrrr 15 ...

Lexus LC500 review

As car enthusiasts, a lot of us tend to sing our praises (and/or criticisms) of a new car with a self-centered ...

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JCR Offroad : Lifted & Stretched Jeep JK on 40s

JCR Offroad : Lifted & Stretched Jeep JK on 40s

Text by Daryl Hutson   :   Photos by JcrOffroad   :   Issue 44 All drivers will require a mustache. That was always the plan at JcrOffroad when we set out to build our 2-door 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon, ProjectCrusader. That meant it had to be clean, capable, and...

Honda Civic EG track car : Turbo B16

Honda Civic EG track car : Turbo B16

Text by Wooley   :   Photos by Walker   :   Issue 44 They say once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. What they DON’T say, is that you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off.  Because that’s not how it works. A few years ago, Bryson Richards was...

Ford F250 Platinum review

Ford F250 Platinum review

  Initial Impression I like… big… TRUCKS & I cannot lie. Everything about this Ford F250 Platinum seems exceptional. …Except making right-hand turns in tight parking lots lol. But seriously, Ford does trucks very well… and they overlook NOTHING in this...

Sylvania Cube-X lights

Sylvania Cube-X lights

About a year ago, I had the chance to have a few beers with one of the engineers from Sylvania. She was a French woman, currently living in Asia, speaking to me in English… using a level of vocabulary & terminology that I could barely follow. Pretty sure she was a...

Crafty-B’s 32 Ford Hot Rod

Crafty-B’s 32 Ford Hot Rod

Text by Joseph Gustafson   :    Photos by Guy Haynie   :   Issue 43 “I wish someone would just f*cking think.” …Ok I like Kirk already, because this quote of his came bursting out towards the beginning of our initial conversation - with regards to the Hot Rod Scene....

Honda S2000: Salvage Savior

Honda S2000: Salvage Savior

Text by Joe Gustafson   :   Photos by Guy Haynie   :   Issue 43 What’s your dream car look like? Maybe it’s brand new… perfect off the showroom floor. Maybe it’s a tuner where all your parts fit perfectly right out the box. Maybe it’s a classic ride, perfectly...

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