“Cars have always been my hobby and my passion,” said Martin. “I wanted to challenge myself and bought this rotted out 1949 F-1 from a farmer’s field in 1994. I chose this truck because the media only really covered old Chevys and I wanted to put a Ford in the spotlight by being radical and different.”

Since this particular Ford truck was made before any of the staff here was even born, we were somewhat amazed by what we were looking at. Anything pre-1970s and we are lost for words when asked about the history of vehicles like this. When confront [ … ]

Conrad Grunewald knows all about the capabilities of domestics. He once campaigned a C5 Corvette, but has now shifted gears and built a stunning 2010 Camaro. With the support of new sponsor Hankook Tires, Grunewald had a world of opportunity to put the best product on the car and ensure the team was well equipped to be competitive.

Who knew what kind of twists and turns drifting would have made over the last decade. It went viral and grew from an obscure parking lot event to a major motorsports force in a few short years. Drifting demos put crowds into a frenzy at major open- [ … ]

Pop Culture: Scosche Industries' 2009 Subaru STI


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Edwin Villanueva

Nothing really influences the younger generations today more than pop culture. How they act, what they wear and, most vital for the health of the economy, what they buy is all determined by wh [ … ]

Remix: Boulevard Customs' 2010 Camaro RS 2SS


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by John Jackson

Many people thought that when the Camaro and Firebird bounced last time, they were gone forever. The economy was on a downtick and gas prices were headed north, which meant any excessive power was [ … ]

Like all serious Supra builds, the focus started under the hood. The 2JZ-GTE motor was extracted and torn down in anticipation of new parts. The block was full machined, balanced and blueprinted before the cylinders were bored and plugged with JE Pistons forged pistons and H-beam connecting rods by Carrillo.

When it comes to bold moves from the Japanese automakers in the sports car arena, you don’t have to look much further than the Toyota Supra. Sure, the Skyline GT-R was causing the most damage on touring car circuits around the world, but the Toyota [ … ]

Generation Nine: Charleston Penesa's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

Want to see where the trend in car modifications is going? Well, look no further than this Team Hybrid EVO 9. The mission statement behind this build was simple: make a sick looking Evo that could hold its own at shows and still be a street car. Th [ … ]

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I’m not sure who said it first, but I’ve always stuck with the philosophy that you are only as good as your last project car. It doesn’t matter what you did “back in tha day” but rather what have you done lately. With [ … ]

Owner Lyle Engleson of San Diego is obsessed with these cars and has built one every bit as modified as the highly successful Ireson bi-moto Mini, but with more functionality in mind. Engleson has converted this mini to a rear engine, rear wheel drive car for the improvement in handling.

We talk a lot about the origins of the Sport Compact craze, and the discussion usually ends up with a reference or two to 1990s-era Honda Civics. Then when it comes to high tech JDM super cars, which were also debuting around the same time, it is a [ … ]

“I have always loved modified cars,” said owner Mike Foxwell. “When I first saw the 350Z I know I had to get one. It took a while for me to get it, but finally pulled the trigger in 2006. It started off slowly and then to mod bug bit, and bit hard. I was only going to do wheels and a spoiler, but then you find it hard to stop. I wanted something that I liked and that was different from everyone else's 350Zs with a blend of sound and style.”

Yes, you have seen this particular hue before. It isn’t coincidence that you are thinking, hey isn’t that the lime paint from the…uh…what’s it called? For those of you on the ball, it’s the lime green from the Dodge Charger applied to one best s [ … ]

“Our goal was to create a project where personalization, was the most important aspect while being budget conscious,” says Masuda “That really spans all generations and sub-cultures, so the CUBE fell right into place. Nissan calls the CUBE the “Mobile Device”, so we decided to title the ATI CUBE Mobile U.

Although it might be considered a controversial notion, Japan built an empire on emulating the inventions of others. Post WWII, they vowed to learn from their opponents and ramped up manufacturing to record levels. While in the beginning, the [ … ]

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