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...
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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2017 Toyota Tundra Review

2017 Toyota Tundra Review

Simplicity in it’s rawest form.  That’s what the 2017 Toyota Tundra is all about.  It’s the ultimate Throwback Thursday.  When a truck would mean a big V8, big doors, big presence and a big exhaust.  When modern doodads take away from the experience rather than make...

Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

This is the Enkei TSP-5. It’s a fork off the RPF1, with the same successful design elements centered around stiffness, and lightweight construction… except a bit more chiseled. They're made using Enkei’s MAT Technology, which is a sweet-spot hybrid between casting...

2016 Lexus GS200t F-Sport Review

2016 Lexus GS200t F-Sport Review

Let’s get this out of the way first.  When Wooley drove the 2016 Lexus GS-F he fell in love.  He loved it so much that he categorically refused to let anyone else drive it.  He loved the power, the handling, the interior and the body.  It’s a car that rips and snarls...

2017 Volvo XC60 Review

2017 Volvo XC60 Review

Car makers are now tasked to desperately find fuel efficiency whenever and however they can.  The easiest way to accomplish that goal is to downsize the size of the motor then slap on a turbo and call it a day.  The problem with doing that is a phenomena called turbo...

2017 Ford Escape Review

2017 Ford Escape Review

Quick spin in the 2017 Ford Escape What’s new for 2017?  Revised front and rear facias, upgraded interior, SYNC3 and a revised powerplant. How is it to drive?  The upgraded interior now includes additional sound deadening materials and acoustic lined glass which gives...

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