Dos and Donts Engine Swap


Written by Micky Slinger | Photos by Kevin Choi, Dante Damanti, Terrence Gamble, John Liwanag

Two things have been constant in the world of car tuning and modification: first is the need to stand out. A scene can easily become oversaturated if [ … ]

Engine Tuning 101


Written by Micky Slinger | Photos by Awe Tuning, Haltech USA, Papadakis Racing, & Aph Dyno

It’s on the forums, it’s on the threads, it’s everywhere. There’s someone whining that they bolted on some parts and they&rsq [ … ]

Papa (Dakis) Knows Best: Papadakis Racing Aims for the Record Books


Written by Jacob Leveton (with notes from Jen Horsey)

Over the years, Papadakis Racing has become synonymous with motorsport innovation. After transitioning to drifting from a successful run in sport compact drag racing, the team has scored two [ … ]

What’s Your #NEXTMOD?


Written by Jordan Lenssen | Photos by Jordan Lenssen

Shops are the places the cool kids go when they truly want to immerse themselves in car culture. To a newcomer they might seem like sacred, exclusive ground, but really, they’re the pla [ … ]

Bisi Moto: The Student Becomes The Master


Written by Micky Slinger | Photos by Jay Canter & Shaun Keenan

Many would suggest that import tuning in North America was birthed in the cradle that is California.

A passion rose up out of the enthusiast community for these efficient and r [ … ]

PASMAG Lexus-RCF Sport Rocket Bunny rendering

Everyone is buzzing about the 2015 Mustang, and it will no doubt be one of the most talked-about cars at SEMA. The Japanese are coming out swinging with their own 5.0L V8 muscle – the Lexus RC-F – and Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny is making [ … ]

Greddy to Go: Ken Gushi Turbos his FR-S


Written by Micky Slinger | Photography by Greddy

From a young age, Kenshiro Gushi put the drift scene in shock and awe with his natural ability. Whether it’s Formula DRIFT, D1 Grand Prix, Pikes Peak, or any invitational he decides to crus [ … ]

Project Ground Pounder: Part 4

I find myself wondering, ‘Is all of this worth it?’ This after having dismantled a setup that everyone thought was perfect and countless people asking me, “What are you thinking?”

Why couldn’t I just be happy and content with what I had? Why did I [ … ]

One Hundred Tuning Club

We visited some really cool sites during our visit to Beijing. Not the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace or the Olympic Village and its centerpiece, the Bird’s Nest Stadium, but rather spots for car enthusiasts.

BMWs are easily the most common cars [ … ]

PASMAG I Love Driving Slow Chaoz Photos Subaru Impreza WRX STI


Written by Randi Bentia / Photos by Chaoz Photos

In 2009, Roscoe Lewis initiated a positive-movement in Tampa Bay, FL called I Love Driving Slow, or ILDS for short. ILDS focuses on the times a car enthusiast drives “slow.” It’s bas [ … ]

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