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Written by Michael Semira / Photography by Josh Mackey

The last time we came across an M2 Motoring creation, we drooled all over its camo-covered Scion xB and affectionately dubbed it the ‘Bento Box.’ The project had a unique Japan-meets [ … ]

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As with any project, it’s the finishing moves that define how people will judge it. In the field of Architecture, you can design the most structurally sound and advanced framework but if you cut corners on the fit and finishing, the completed work [ … ]

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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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Southern California has really seen it all. As the hub of the automotive aftermarket over the last half century, they are anywhere from 18-24 months ahead of other urban megacities and anyones guess how far ahead of smalltown USA. So in the SoCal a [ … ]

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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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You got to love the big V-8, style and performance of this ride. I’ve always been big fan of Mercedes-Benz and the elegant performance they possess,” says Joe Maynard.

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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