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Today, the pair of Drift Emporium Infiniti G35s here are picking up right where their predecessors left off, very much influenced by the Signal projects of the past. Of course Signal’s previous G35 was a bit more unorthodox back in the day with an SR20 powerplant instead of the VQ-powered V6.
When rhyming off shop names that define the Japanese scene, one shop is on every top 10 list. That shop is of-course Signal Auto of Osaka, Japan. Signal is known for producing some very important automobiles, as their shop cars helped define the enth [ … ]
Widow Maker: Francis Fabiculanan's 1991 Mazda Miata


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Adam Nelso

A few Porsches throughout history got the moniker “Widow Maker” slapped on them since many novice to intermediate drivers were greeted with serious consequences due to lack of skill. It was never really base 911 models though but the tw [ … ]

Metra Electronics also got involved to promote their premium audio line called Vibe from the UK. With a three month investment and $40,000 worth of gear, what you see before you rolled out of the shop and commanded a closer look along with this magazine feature.When it comes to the talented team at Installer Institute, these guys never settle for less and always step up with impressive project after project. They are true “go-getters” that push the envelope of style and function at their educational facility, teaching many top installers in the country and [ … ]
Magic Trix: Kyle Mohan's 2009 Mazda RX-8


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Andrew Jennings

If you ask pro drifter Kyle Mohan how to get (and keep) a car sideways, his equation will always include rotary somewhere in it. Mazda is the only automaker still pumping out engines that are based on the quirky trochoidal design. With high RP [ … ]

The top brass at Falken understood that shredding up tires in drift competition would equate to better sales and priceless brand exposure. They also figured out supporting a sport enthusiasts love translates to respect among tuners and quickly lead to fans considering their brand when shopping for tires from Falken’s massive applications list.

When it comes to drifting in North America, no company has been more influential than Falken – period. The name is synonymous with the sport because the foresight and resources they have invested are unparalleled! Although it was not the first event, I think the turning point for drifting in the US [ … ]

Fearless: Carl Nadeau's 2006 Pontiac Solstice


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By Mike Gazda

The only thing constant in life is change. In the face-paced world of performance and competition anything can and will happen. We have seen feature cars stolen, vandalized, blow up and yes, completely totaled. In the case of the fiery BFGoodrich S [ … ]

To get the car sideways and keep it there, O’Sullivan spent countless hours on the chassis set-up. A set of adjustable KYB AGX dampers were modified with Ground Control coilover conversions. Ueo Style front tension rods and lower control arms were added for more suspension tweaks.

You wouldn’t be doing yourself a favor by underestimating any Irishman. Even the smallest of them can prove quite dangerous, as many vow to never go down without a fight and they just don’t quit. There’s a reason, the mighty English army conquered one quarter of the world, yet couldn’t hold down all [ … ]

PASMAG Sorcery Umbrella Auto Design Ravi Ayyagari 1992 Acura NSX side


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Josh Mackey

Some say the Acura NSX was the supercar that never was. Honda had a strong racing heritage, the styling was on par with any exotic of its day, yet for many of us the wheezing 270hp motor lacked exhilaration. For that For tuners (with some money) N [ … ]

Hyper Rev: Dallin Felton's 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Orlando Echeverria (www.orlandoech.com)

As time goes on, many enthusiasts bow out of the sport compact scene due to the need for more practical daily transportation. But cars like the Evo and STi have changed the rules and offered tuner car performance in pra [ … ]