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Back in the day, it seemed the center of the universe for car audio was located around Phoenix, AZ, but things seem to have shifted out to the coast of sunny California over the past few years. There, you find pretty much all of the major source un [ … ]

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The majority of people outside the industry believe SEMA is nothing but pre-parties, parties, afterparties and general mayhem. They have this image nothing happens during 9-5 each day other than wandering the halls gazing at the leading-edge produc [ … ]

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Ever see those motivational posters about life subjects like ‘Procrastination’ and ‘Ambition’ as simple picture with some proverb or quote to motivate people. Usually they hang on the wall of the office go-getter who is about as charismatic as the [ … ]

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A self-described devout auto enthusiast with more than 15 years active involv [ … ]

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As the Grand Daddies of the sport sedan, BMW often takes a lot of heat. First it was the persistent Japanese using them as a benchmark and now even Korean cars are taking some pot-shots at the established manufacturer from Bavaria (not to mention s [ … ]

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Rick Wong, owner of Infinity Machining in North Vancouver, BC, thinks Nissan’s modern interpretation of the Z is too costly and the original 240 is an icon he much prefers. So, he decided to breathe new life into his ultra-clean 1970 example. [ … ]

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