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About Brian Brawley

Brian Brawley is a writer with Car Street Journal. Devoted car guy and Bimmer fan, he owns an ancient BMW 3 series. He dreams of one day owning an E30m3 and peddling used timing belts for profit. Destined to (successfully) to crash multiple cars including one red Power Wheels Corvette at the age of 5, Brian is considered an ambitious driver. He took up writing largely because cars are rad, also because he knows many useless facts. Brian juggles between writing and working for Volkswagen. He also goes by the alias of Sir Holland, and wrote this entire bio in the third person.

SEMA is known to feature some pretty radical products from various vendors over the years; it’s the place everyone comes to showcase anything new and interesting in the automotive world. While there are literal miles upon miles of products and tech, few things seldom change the game so to speak, but Accuair came strong this game with a potential game-changing product. Enough that SEMA awarded it Best Engineered New Product for 2017.

In collaboration between Accuair and WABCO a new product called the ENDO-CVT is introduced. CVT, or Compressor, Valve, Tank is a totally self-contained unit marketed for any automotive application using an air compressor. If your car has air rid, then this is a big deal. Not only is the self-contained unit compact, but is also claimed as the quietest, most efficient, and moisture free air compressor that the market has ever seen. Accuair claim this compressor does the work of two industry standard [...]

2018 Buick Regal GS

Hot Hatch or Not Hatch?

How many of you remember when the only cars on the market boasting 300 horsepower and all-wheel drive were either a Subaru with an engine that had a pancake fetish, or a Mitsubishi with an anime wing that wasn’t a television set? Aside from Pepperidge Farm, nearly most of us born before the turn of the century can relate. Today, after seventeen years, the market for all-wheel drive performance sedans seems saturated.

2018 Dodge Demon SRT

What’s red, powerful, loud, and has more hype than a Nintendo console? Yes, it’s the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Spoiler alert, this isn’t a teaser! If you happen to live in a tree, or on a moon of Jupiter, you may not know what a #omgchallengerhellcatdemonwtfbbq is, so what exactly is it?

The Geneva International Auto Show is in its 87th run this year.  During the show, auto manufactures large and small released upon the world a teaser of the many new and exciting car models we will see for the rest of 2017 and the following year. Ranging from the mild family sedan to the boldest of super cars, the latter generally stealing the spotlight and gracing the dreams and passion of nearly every teenager worldwide from bedroom posters to trapper keepers.

So what exactly is the Geneva International Auto Show one may ask? Well for eighty-seven consecutive shows, it has been a gathering for every single automotive manufacturer in the known history of man. It matters not whether their automobiles come from a shed or a multi-billion dollar factory, any car can make an impact if bold or innovative enough. Located in Geneva Switzerland, bordering France, it is one of the if not THE largest [...]

Halo cars are a various breed. Cutting edge by design, they represent a manufacturers endeavor whether it’s design language, technological prowess, or flat out speed.  The Nissan GT-R, being an odd mix of all three, became the topic of high debate from track drivers, forum junkies, and Internet fan boys since it first landed on US shores.  Some love it, a car that can never do any wrong, while others scoff its very existence.

What gives the GT-R such a controversial allure?

The R35 seems like an entirely new thing, but GT-R controversy has existed ever since the conception of the R32 GT-R back in 1989.  The original car, dubbed “Godzilla,” the R32 GT-R was virtually untouchable in every series it had raced. This transitioned to the streets as well, becoming a legend in its own right.

On top of being a car with near extraterrestrial capabilities, the GT-R was an easy car to

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