California Dreamin’… of the Past

There was a time when California was the ultimate playground for car enthusiasts. The canyons & picturesque coastal routes made it a haven for anyone who loved the open road. From the legendary routes along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), to the adrenaline-pumping...

K-Swapped RA1 Honda Odyssey – slam the minivan

This is a 1st generation RA1 Honda Odyssey - radicalized. And here’s the thing about a modified minivan like this. Beneath the sheet metal and all the oddball awesomeness - it’s a totally epic conversation starter. An 'icebreaker' anywhere it travels. See, this Honda...

VW Rabbit Pickup – Nothing Amazing

“It’s nothing amazing, but it looks cool.” That’s how Eric Garrison describes his daily-driven 1981 VW Rabbit pickup (aka Caddy). And you know what? A lot of people don’t realize the full truth & wisdom of that statement. Because the truth is, "nothing amazing,...

BMW 2002 – Family Ties

Old vehicles have a way of capturing moments in time & bottling-up vivid memories & nostalgia. They have a way of transcending their mechanical/utilitarian nature, and becoming sentimental family heirlooms… passed down through generations. Such is the case...

Stand-up Jet Ski – new vs old?

I got into stand-up jet skis 3 years ago. No, I can’t do flips, I’m by no means a pro, and I’m not an OG in this world. But I’ve spent my life around visceral cars (mostly of the 80s & 90s), I’ve run an automotive magazine for 18 years, and I’m very in touch with...

Ford Maverick – You Can be my Wingman Anytime

Ford Maverick understands its mission. The modern truck market has gone off the rails in size & in price. And the Ford Maverick returns as an economical, versatile, usable entry-point back into the truck segment. But there’s MORE to the Maverick than that. Call it...

Supercharged S550 Mustang – Prosport boost gauge install

Mike bought this S550 Mustang GT brand new in 2017 for $27,000. I’m not done. He also got it with 0% financing on a 6-year loan. The same GT today would cost you something like $50,000 with 7% interest lol. RIP affordable/impulsive/fun cars. Anyway lol - this article...

Ecoboost Miata – 490hp out of a $1,200 junkyard Explorer motor

Ford had such a good thing going with their ST & RS platforms. If you got exposed to it, it was hard not to get sucked in. Because the ST/RS stuff embodied a lot of that intangible, indescribable, infectious hot-hatch energy that's often lost in new cars. They...

New BMW M5 – the plot is lost

The new 2025 BMW M5 is (arguably) another massacre from an enthusiast’s and/or purist’s point of view. But here’s the thing: Don’t blame BMW. Well, do blame BMW. But also blame these governments around the world who are making asinine decisions for the sake of “the...

Road construction techniques used overseas – could it work here?

As the son of a civil engineer, I’ve always been curious about road construction, especially when driving through snowy regions or urban jungles. Recently I delved into road construction techniques & practices used overseas and wondered: Could these methods work...
49 chevy truck

49 chevy truck

Sponsors?  None.  Merch?  Nope.  YouTube channel?  What’s that.  Yeah, in a rare turn of 21st-century ...
JDM Civic Sedan

JDM Civic Sedan

You ever feel that itch creeping in? The one that’s bad news. The one you should run far away from. But… the one ...
2018 Mazda6 TURBO review

2018 Mazda6 TURBO review

The Mazda6 now comes with a 2.5 TURBOCHARGED engine option in their Grand Touring, Reserve, and Signature models. ...
2018 Toyota Camry Review

2018 Toyota Camry Review

After driving the 2018 Toyota Camry, I would tend to say something along the lines of “basic transportation”. And ...
2018 Toyota 86 Review

2018 Toyota 86 Review

The Toyota 86 is truly a pure & unique driver-focused sports car. But - it’s being sabotaged by it’s own price ...
V8 BMW 2002

V8 BMW 2002

Our understanding of success has been mangled ‘AF’ by this digital generation. So has our understanding of quality ...

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Text: Yousef Alvi Quick Spin in the 2017 Kia Cadenza What we like: The 2017 Kia Cadenza is a bold and purposeful full size sedan.  With it's rock solid ride and finely crafted interior its a car that soaks up the miles in absolute comfort.  Styling on the other hand...

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Initial impression... Sweet! Let’s play with the roof! One week later... Ok first of all, the newest-generation Maxda MX-5 is great. So much fun to drive! You can read our earlier review on the Club-Edition for the how-&-why… or you can read pretty much any other...

1JZ Toyota 4Runner on 35s

1JZ Toyota 4Runner on 35s

  Story by Jonathan Wooley   :   Photos by Matthew Jones   :   From Issue 27   :   4x4 Allow us to introduce you to our new lawyer... and his lifted Toyota 4Runner on 35s. They say that it is lawyer’s responsibility to represent you in court.  Be your council. ...

Motor Werks Racing: 1.8t-swapped Porsche 944

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Text by Wooley (& Bob)    Photos by Tony J. Serna I'm old school. I subscribe to the philosophy of, “Why buy a 4-cylinder when you can have a V8?” Bigger is always better when it comes to an engine. So, 3 years ago I bought a new Ford Mustang GT 5.0. What a blast...

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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...

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