Joon Maeng 2003 BMW Z4 2JZGTE Lead

Standing out on the Formula Drift grid with a V8-powered Nissan is tough. Although Joon Maeng's S13 was one of the most developed on the grid, he knew he needed something different to peak sponsor interest. After the 2014 season, Maeng began a [ … ]

Street Shark: Daniel Covarrubias' 2013 Scion FR-S (Photos by Daniel Covarrubias, James Baxter)

Being accepted by everyone just isn’t a thing. It never has been and never will be.

What most people don’t realize is that the sooner you stop caring about what the “haters” say, the sooner you’ll be genuine [ … ]

GT-Tribute: Phatt Audio's 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T (Photo by Chris Nicholls)

"I just can't stop tinkering," says Phatt Audio Concepts' Sam Pansino, with a laugh. That's his simple explanation for how, over four years, he went from a silver, automatic R34 GT-T to the 430 whp, manual-equipped, Bayside Blue, Paul Walker tribut [ … ]

Evolution of a Mirage: Archie Concon's 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage (Photo by Eric Eikenberry)

In the length of time I’ve known Archie Concon and his “Two-door Evo,” I’ve owned six cars. Archie, on the other hand, has owned just one vehicle, but his constant tinkering has resulted in the 743 horsepower all-w [ … ]

Aught Two: Clarion Builds' Iconic Restoration - 1974 BMW 2002 (Photo by Chris Kern)

It’s no secret that some people have really lost touch with the joy of driving. I mean, look at all these people who are stoked for autonomous cars! With technology advancing at the rate it is, the manual gearbox is the least of every ge [ … ]

ReinART.Design 1990 Porsche 911 964: RWB HK Tiffany (Photo by Linus Lam)

In the heart of Chiba, Japan lies a shop completely unbeknownst to the untold eye. Operating as the workplace, and often, sleeping quarters of RWB founder, Akira Nakai, its downtrodden exterior blends seamlessly with the environment around it. Hidi [ … ]

Unplugged - Knock, knock. The future is here.

Knock, Knock. The future is here.

It seems like every year there is a promise of some insane automotive future. Some seemingly well-off and well-adjusted individual promises a flying car, which is pretty much a smart car with some folded wings bol [ … ]

Ground Pounder: Dimitriadis Completes the "Big Brute"


Sleepers. You can’t pick ‘em out from a crowd. They look like your everyday rides. Perhaps they’ve got a set of wheels, some suspension work, or a loud set of pipes, but their intention is to creep out from the woodwork and just o [ … ]

Shakotan Skyline: The Embodiment of Liberty Walk (Photo by Phillip Awad)

When one is passionate about their craft, it is often said that they put a part of themselves into their creations. If it’s writing, maybe it’s their voice. If it’s art, maybe it’s their likeness. With cars though, it’ [ … ]

Hard Knocks: Rothsen Valdez's 2010 Nissan GT-R

The student becomes the teacher. Rothsen Valdez's #BLKHAMR GT-R.

Text by Jorden Lenssen. Photos by Phillip Awad

Life’s a journey, or so the saying goes. Cliché? Perhaps. But for many of us, getting to where you want to be is never a [ … ]

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