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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. This is no trailer queen, but rather a daily driver [ … ]

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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 Grip Tuning, their approach is to take a project a [ … ]

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Year Established: 2006
Website: www.jbodydeltaquebec.com
Facebook: “Club J-Body/Delta du Quebec” | Locations / Chapters: Montréal and Québec
# of Members:
75 members
President / Founder:
SIx Executive Members with no president
Team Sponsors:
USD Autosport, Ste-Marie Auto (GM dealer), RS Auto [ … ]

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I was a fan of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) long before they became a staple of every suburban driveway. I had owned frontrunners like the Dodge Ramcharger and the Ford Bronco a decade before any soccer mom would have gone near a rugged vehicle like that. Over the years, SUVs became more lu [ … ]

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Owner: Brian Tilson
Location: Hurricane, WV
Vehicle: 2008 Scion XD
PASNATION Username: B1GP1MP1N
Car Club Affiliation: Scikotics

How long have you been tuning cars?

My oldest brother was always into cars and always in the garage. He passed away when I was only eleven years old and to this day I [ … ]

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Year Established: 2003
Website: www.ScionEvolution.org
Facebook: “OFFICIAL: Scion Evolution Fan Page”

Twitter: “scionevolution”
Locations / Chapters: Chapters in lot of states. Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, [ … ]

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 almost unanimous that that was the starting point f [ … ]

“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 selling Japanese sports cars of all time – the 350Z [ … ]