The Bushido Code: Kenji Nishimura's 1999 Lexus GS300 (Photo by Cullen Cheung)

In the late ‘90s Kenji Nishimura owned an Acura Integra like many of his friends. As easy as they were to modify, Nishimura decided to part with his in favor of something more unique. His next car, a Nissan S14 styled after a Japanese motorsp [ … ]

Jason Young / JGY Customs RB25 1993 Ford Mustang (Photos by Luke Munnell)


Text by Mike Semira. Photos by Luke Munnell

For several years, I’ve heard the urban legend about a group of automotive mad scientists capable of injecting turbocharged Nissan performance into almost any possible platform. The most interesting [ … ]

Bunny Hunter: Sheena Dela Cruz's 2013 Scion FR-S


Written by Micky Slinger | Photography by Fred Lynch

Impressive is definitely one word for the “BunnyHunter” FR-S. Owned by Sheena Dela Cruz (known online as NorCalGirl), it’s the spirit of individuality. The moniker “BunnyHu [ … ]

Flash of Class: Oracle Lighting's Aston Martin ESX Supervantage


Written by Jacob Leveton | Photos by Oracle and Jason Scott

Choosing the right booth car is one of the most important decisions for SEMA vendors every year. For Justin Hartenstein and his team at ORACLE Lighting, that meant choosing a car that [ … ]

Slayin' Trax - Ken Block's Raptortrax Shreds Mountains


Written by Micky Slinger / Photography by Hoonigan

If there is one person out there who is game for just about anything, Ken Block makes the cut. This adrenaline junkie is well known around the world for doing the sickest skids this side of eve [ … ]

Hoonicorn RTR: Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR

Written by Micky Slinger | Photos by Mike Blabac, Larry Chen, Pierre Wikberg, Ron Zaras

November 17, 2014 was a fateful day for everyone on this planet. Everything just stopped. People arguing on car forums shut up. Gossipers dropped mags fla [ … ]

Breaking Point: Mark Bailey's 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit (Photos by Jacob Leveton)


Text by Mike Semira. Photos by Jacob Leveton

Few would argue that having to push your dead car out of the way of traffic is one of the worst feelings a driver can experience. What was once a swift, 2,500lb piece of complex machinery suddenly transfo [ … ]

Fast Kenny: Kenny Moen's Achilles Tire S14


Written by Jacob Leveton | Photography by Jacob Leveton

Since his entry into Formula Drift in 2011, “Fast” Kenny Moen has been good, but his old drift chassis kept him from being great. Driving the exact same Nissan 350Z chassis that too [ … ]

Mini TJIN Edition Fit PASMAG 10


Written by Micky Slinger / Photography by Gene Tjin & Honda

With the 2015 Honda Fit being so new and not having the aftermarket support of a seasoned chassis, most SEMA exhibitors kept their Fits fairly safe. If you wanted to see what could real [ … ]

Big Country: Complete Customs Ford F-250


Written by Jordan Lenssen | Photos by Dale Martin

McKinney, Texas has a rich history in the Lone Star state. Incorporated in 1848, it’s positioned in the north side, just 30 miles from Dallas, where the fertile land made it the perfect po [ … ]

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