Trajectory of car culture

The automotive industry has seen massive disruptions in a short time. And it’s changed the fabric of car culture right before our eyes. This is by no means an all-encompassing article, but here are some things to think about: The manual transmission is on life...

Toyota releases new 2025 6th-gen 4Runner!

The new 6th generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner is here! Here are the details. There are 2 engine options. 1) The i-FORCE engine is the standard turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. It makes 278 horsepower & 317 torque. 2) i-FORCE MAX is the hybrid powertrain. It also...

Lexus GX 550 Review – best GX yet??

Toyota & Lexus are on fire. They have serious momentum, not only in their new lineups, but also in their leadership. And it shows. Toyota & Lexus have a clear sense of identity in an automotive age where most competitors have lost theirs… along with their...

LS-swapped widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet

We’re trained to measure the value of things with dollars... but don’t do that. Train yourself to break free from that thought-process a little bit… ESPECIALLY when it comes to passion-driven objects like this widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Instead of measuring a...

Automotive Journalism is Dead – MotorTrend helped Kill it

This article from MotorTrend exemplifies why mainstream automotive journalism is dead. The article is supposed to cover a flagship C8 Corvette Z06… but it barely even touches on that topic. Instead, MotorTrend lectures us on climate change. Claims are vague &...

What happened to Junkyards?

There was a time when snagging used parts from the junkyard was a good & viable solution. When a little legwork yielded substantial savings over new parts prices. But now it seems like the sun is setting on that option. And it's not just with my aging BMW either...

Audi R8 – with an R8ed message

David Chicarelli is a hotshot lawyer with an obnoxious Audi R8. He carries the energy of Suits, but with a heavy R rating. High voltage, confident… and unapologetic. And I tell you that to tell you this: The following are his words, not mine. But they might surprise...

Honda & Nissan partner on EVs

Honda & Nissan are partnering to play catch-up on EVs. This is after Honda was recently partnered with GM... and look at how well that went. The Chevy Blazer EV was essentially the worst-reviewed car to launch this century. And - it was put on a nearly immediate...

80 series Land Cruiser – extreme durability

This goes out to the survivalists & doomsday preppers: 1) It doesn't seem so far-fetched now eh? And 2) When it all actually goes down… godspeed to the EVs & stancy-boy bubble-tea cars covered in I’m a virgin anime stickers. Shooo - I guess I woke up spicy...

BridgeMoto Café – Wolf Pen Gap

Once upon a time at a car show... Alan Newsome (of BridgeMoto) and I got into a philosophical conversation about how the modern car scene has lost tangibility. Admittedly, 'tangibility' is an odd word to use, but we were trying to define an overall observation that...

2018 Mazda CX-5 review

First Impression… Everything about the Mazda CX-5 is stinkin’ great… except for the engine, which is a stinkin’ ...
Lexus IS350 review

Lexus IS350 review

Initial Impression... I might not be the one to buy the Lexus IS350. But 10/10 would recommend to a friend or ...

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JST Performance Time Attack Focus ST – JSTuned

JST Performance Time Attack Focus ST – JSTuned

Text: Wooley X Corrin Tyson    Photos: Jonathan Walker   Issue 43 If you own a Fiesta ST or Focus ST/RS, this guy Brian Tyson is your secret-weapon. A game changer. He works under the name - JST Performance, or JSTUNED. Remember those names, because they’re not going...

LS turbo Nissan S14 240sx: Eat the Worm

LS turbo Nissan S14 240sx: Eat the Worm

Text by Wooley   Photos by Jonathan Walker   Issue 43 Do what you want, but be wise not to get toooo caught up in the scene. That’s a little life-advice I’ve picked up along the way. Because ‘the scene’ will let you down. Everything that glitters ain’t always gold...

Motor Werks Racing: Porsche 930

Motor Werks Racing: Porsche 930

Matthew Forte (of Motor Werks Racing) has a question he asks a lot of his customers before starting a new build. What do you wanna be when you grow up? Text by Wooley   Photos by Tony J. Serna Meaning… what’s your end-goal for your car? What are your REAL intentions?...

2017 Honda Pilot Review

2017 Honda Pilot Review

First Impression: Okay folks by now you probably realize I’m the anti 3 row crossover guy.  But I’m not completely delusional…I know no matter how much I scream into the heavens, there will be people who want a crossover.  For those people I present to you the 2017...

2017 Dodge Ram Review

2017 Dodge Ram Review

First Impression: This is a Storm Trooper amongst pickup trucks.  The Dodge Ram Night Package we have in our tester looks down right menacing.  The interior is squishy in all the right places and looks great.  The rotary gear shifter doesn’t belong in a truck...

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