Split Personality: Audi S5 to RS5 Facelift

Unveiled in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Audi S5 blazed into the luxury performance market with authority. Directly marketed against German rival BMW’s M-series, it set to reach out to those seeking, “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Blak [ … ]

Locked & Loaded: Richard Arcilla's 2001 Honda S2000

Richard Arcilla of Closter, New Jersey is no stranger to Greek mythology. Similar to Helios and his chariot pulled by fiery steeds, Arcilla chose this yellow Honda S2000 as his vehicle. It all began during Richard’s high school years when he first [ … ]

Dark Veiled Assassin: Matthew Desormeaux's 1992 Mazda RX7

In the dim light of the underworld, there are individuals who seek absolute power and control. Only a few individuals that are highly trained with lethal skills are able to achieve their evil goals. Throughout our history some have called them he [ … ]

Ace of Spades: Spade Kreations's 2010 Camaro SS


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Mike Schuster

It wasn’t all that long ago that we were introduced to a Cinncinnati-based custom shop called Spade Creations. Now we don’t consider Southern Ohio to be a hotbed of car customizatio [ … ]

Overdrive: AEM/Clarion STi


Written by Giancarlo Pawelec | Photos by Jacob Leveton

Project cars, what are they? For most enthusiasts the adventure begins with the vehicle selection and quickly moves forward with the addition of bolt-on goodies. The end goal is, of course, [ … ]

Stealth Attack - Brax Helix 2009 BMW x6

When you hold a senior position in a company there are the occasional perks that come along with that. Let’s just say for example that you were the President and CEO of a car audio manufacturer like, oh, I don’t know, say Rockford Corpo [ … ]

Art of Rally: Mitsubishi Sportback Project

The original concept of building this 2010 Lancer Sportback Ralliart was to showcase their rally-inspired designs in the Mitsubishi niche. As with any car that has been built by Rally Innovations, they were able to utilize their mar [ … ]

High Voltage: Honda CR-Z


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know when. We’re talking about the energy crisis and with the recent natural disasters in Japan, it has become even more serious than before. It is fi [ … ]

Kabuki Powder, Nissan SR20DET 2.0L Inline-4, Photo by Jacob Leveton

Renowned for his cunning moves in and out of the ring, pro wrestling manager Mr. Fuji was a cornerstone of the sport’s popularity in the 1980s. The often sly Fuji would sneak into the ring with a handful of mysterious white powder, referred to a [ … ]

Real Talk: Shawn Baker 's 2011 Scion TC - Tuner Challenge Winner


Written by Jessica Matcic

It is no mystery that Scion’s genius marketing scheme targets the younger enthusiast generation. They continuously persuade tuners to let their personalities dictate the art of modification and design. [ … ]

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