Features

It Takes Two: Andrew and Michael Yurcich's 2005 Scion tC


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

As much as you try and deny it, the traits of your parents will pop up sooner or later. For some, that isn’t always a good thing but in the case of Andrew and Michael Yurcich, this father a [ … ]

High Times: Pioneer's 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Eric Simpson 

There are two types of car enthusiast in the scene, one who likes to go fast and one who wants to look fly. Sure there’s a few that take a stab at both but winning shows and winning races are two very different animals. But when it co [ … ]

“When it came to creating the subwoofer enclosure I wanted, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who I wanted to entrust with touching my truck,” said Walters. “I attended many shows and had seen tons of different installations. Nothing is better than rolling large and in charge behind the wheel of a custom luxury SUV around town. You might not want to get anywhere fast, but you can definitely go in style and bring your entourage with you. Pop culture might lead you to believe the Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of ballin’ [ … ]
No Limits: Pete Colello's 2009 Scion xB


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

When you see a project like this shine at SEMA, you have to give credit where credit is due. Tuner Pete Colello has definitely worked hard to earn his way to the top. As the builder of the ultra-popular award-winning Celica, his project caught Toy [ … ]

High Altitude: Nick Moy's 2002 Nissan Altima


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva

Back in 1993, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was considered a hot TV show and MC Hammer still had a career. Clinton was scandal-free and well, the trouble with Iraq seemed all but over. Cars were migrating from boxy forms of transportation to more flo [ … ]

The Hummer was initially selected because it was big and powerful enough to haul the Acoustic Edge show trailer around the country to enthusiast events and high schools for presentations. Well, that and the fact that it certainly gets noticed! From student to master is the mantra repeated at Acoustic Edge, and projects like this Hummer H2 are proof of that. From the simplest of wiring know-how to elaborate audio concepts, Acoustic Edge Institute empowers their students to build the impossible. And the instructors live by that in rolling s [ … ]
Fast Wheels Shop Race Team

Let’s face it…successful racing is futile without loads of money. Sure you hear about the Cinderella teams that get a podium here and there on a shoe string budget, but their stories are rare and becoming more so. Big money teams typically clinch the victories, because they can afford [ … ]

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If you are into upgrading cars, chances are you have installed a part that at one time or another changed hands through Motovicity Distribution. Located just outside the ‘Motor City’ Detroit, Michigan, Motovicity is a wholesale distributor who carries many brands to supply the speed shops you end [ … ]

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One of my first professional assignments in the magazine biz was tracking down motorsports legend Steve Millen for an interview. Since Millen had accomplished so much on  the racetrack, in the desert and in the aftermarket performance business there was a lot to talk about. A projected half-hour i [ … ]