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...
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New Slap Stickers

We just added a bunch of new slap stickers in the S3MagStore! These are all full color stickers, printed on high ...
2015 Lexus GX460 Review

2015 Lexus GX460 Review

I know, I know that no one…and I mean literally no one is stupid enough to take their $60,000 SUV off road in the fear of getting it a bit dusty. Well… we are that stupid. Lexus GX460
2014 Scion FRS Review

2014 Scion FRS Review

By: Yousef Alvi and Jonathan Wooley Taken as a complete package, the FRS is one of the best cars I’ve ever ...
2015 Acura TLX Review

2015 Acura TLX Review

By Yousef Alvi and Jonathan Wooley In a way - this could be one of the most important cars that Acura has ever ...
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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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 Review

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 Review

Mercedes…the car maker has so much clout and influence it single handedly changed the entire meaning of a word.  That word is ‘coupe’ in modern parlance was defined as a 2 door car whereas nowadays, thanks to MB, it means any car with a svelte sloping roof line no...

Godzilla

Godzilla

Text:  Jonathan Wooley     Pictures:  Paul Mcpherson (just like the strut) Real car guys all seem to have a similar dehabilitation, and it manifests itself in different ways. But what it all boils down to - is that enough is never enough. In every other facet of our...

2016 Honda Pilot Review

2016 Honda Pilot Review

Initially, the new 2016 Honda Pilot did not win me over. It came to us straight after the Toyota Highlander, and the first impressions did not stack up to the Highlander. HOWEVER - in the Pilot’s defense, I had just come off of a long road trip with the Highlander....

Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

Liberty Walk, bagged Ferrari 458 Italia   /   Text by Joe Gustafson   /   Photos by Taylor McPhail This car’s owner, J.J. Dubec, works in the E.R. in Canada. And as a doc in the E.R., he stares death in the face everyday. It’s a different kind of life that’s hard for...

2015 Ford Mustang GT Review

2015 Ford Mustang GT Review

The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT is an awesome car across the board. And it’s only fair that I preface this by saying that I have never really been a Mustang guy either… or even a muscle car guy for that matter. I’m more of a fan of the shiftiness, deceptive speed,...

2015 Buick Regal GS review

2015 Buick Regal GS review

Turbo, AWD and Brembos….on a Buick?   I know that you’re thinking somehow I got mixed up and wrote an STi review instead of a Buick Regal review.  Well you’re wrong.  This is the 2015 Buick Regal GS!  Now Buick is in the midst of trying to reinvent itself.  Instead of...

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