Auto Focus: Design Tech's 2008 Ford Focus SES


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by John Jackson

How do you improve upon one of the best selling cars of all time? One that’s won countless awards and has several hundred thousand still on the road today? Well, it requires real talent and [ … ]

Take-Over: Samuel Hubinette's 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

Considered one of the most talented driver’s in Formula D, pro drifter Samuel Hubinette and his mighty Dodge Viper were a perfect match during their commanding time together, with many top [ … ]

Crystal Clear: Clarion USA's 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX

When Clarion puts together a rolling audio showcase, they always nail two very important criteria on each and every build. The first, they have to produce stunning audio fidelity, clarity and frightening amounts of bass. The second item usually isn [ … ]

Oscar Trevizo's HorsepowerFreaks 2003 BMW M3

Photos by Jacob Leveton

The key to any successful project is to pace yourself, be consistent and reliable without overdoing it.

You have to constantly push boundaries but not to the point of burning out or ending up in the loony bin. There are [ … ]

Cameo Appearance: Michael Ma's 2009 Scion xD


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Josh Mackey

I’m probably dating myself by saying that when I was in high school the Cameo haircut was official. Not just any fade either, but a serious vertical afro á la Kid from Kid’n&rsqu [ … ]

Ken Gushi's Formula Drift 2009 Scion tC

When Ken Gushi stormed onto the scene 5 years ago he was only 17. The young Japanese American was drifting before he had a license. Gushi was the subject of every conversation season after season because everyone had high expectations for him. Now [ … ]

Sound Quality: Zach Moskowitz's 2009 Audi A5


Written by Dave Pankew and Zach Abass | Photos by John Jackson

If you are like most enthusiasts years of pounding bass have likely made an impact on your hearing. Not to the point where you need a hearing aid or everything needs to be yelled at [ … ]

Miami-based millionaire Joseph Safina (a race car driver who’s competed in Rolex Daytona 24hr race) contacted Mobsteel headquarters in Brighton, MI Genei was on the same page, when the customer asked for a black-on-black custom sled.

There is no telling what people will do when in the anonymity of being inside a large group. Definitely not the kind of behavior they show when running solo. Need proof? Head out to a sporting event where all kinds of different folks are hurling obsc [ … ]

Aaron Vaccar's 2004 Subaru STI

Thinking about your ride or dream car you drool over each night. Building a project car can quickly take on an exhilarating never-ending life of its own, and each item on your mod list only takes you deeper. We all assume once we get our quick fix [ … ]

Gun Slinger: Eric Shih's 2003 BMW M3


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

I can predict with almost 100% accuracy when a tuner has grown up in the sport compact scene from a young age. They usually started with a Honda / Acura as their first project car and are now aroun [ … ]

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The Elite: Serge Leger's 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Late Great Eight: Clarion Builds’ BMW Grand Tourer Brought Back To Greatness

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Shot Caller: Joe Maynard's 2007 Mercedes-Benz R550

You got to love the big V-8, style and performance of this ride. I’ve always been big fan of Mercedes-Benz and the elegant performance they possess,” says Joe Maynard. A self-described devout auto enthusiast with more than 15 years active…
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