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Ever wonder what it’s like to do 180mph blind? Here’s your chance.

By Brian Brawley

Land speed records. They instill excitement, innovation, and the drive as humanity to surpass the limits of what we as a race believe is possible. It’s the dream of exploration. To explore what isn’t known and to experience discovery, within ourselves and share them with others. Now take that notion and turn it completely upside down. Remove the one safe, comforting aspect of control and throw it out the window, relying solely on another’s shoulders, wisdom, and judgment. Envision that, and one will begin to see the monumental accomplishment and struggle Mike Newman has achieved.

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Back in September 2013, Mike Newman set a very unique land speed record. He recorded a 182.12 MPH world record driving a Porsche 911 GT2 whilst blindfolded. Let that [...]

NUMBER ONE CAR BRAND OF 2014?

By Matthew Harris

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You probably whiz by this car brand every day, get stuck behind, next to, or in front of one, or even park next to one, quite simply the brand is everywhere. You have also most likely heard their catchy slogans over the years. “I love what you do for me”, “Drive your Dreams”, You asked for it, you got it”, “The best built cars in the world”.

We are talking about of course, Toyota.  They are currently ranked as the number one car brand according to “2014 Brandz top 100 ranking”, and ranked 26 on overall most valuable global brands. Beating out the second place car brand BMW which ranks 32 on the overall.  Toyota seems to reflect that in their net worth of $236 billion [...]

Honda’s S660 concept. S2000 successor? Or the NSX we have been waiting for?

By Brian Brawley

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What’s not to love about the Honda S2000? The little bombshell roadster born from Honda was anything but tame. It featured just over 240hp from its scant two liter mill, still holding one of the highest horsepower to liter ratio in a production car. Having a light 2,750 pound curb weight, X-bone frame construction, minimalist driver focused interior, and a screaming 9,000 RPM redline, it gave NSX levels of performance at a more affordable price to the general population. After 10 glorious years, Honda finally closed doors on production with no replacement in sight. With the NSX already dead, it seemed like Honda had closed the door on sports cars in general.

Back in 1995, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda [...]

May 2014 Ride of the Month

By Nicole James

Photos by Joe Lambrana

 

Watch out folks, the 80’s are making a comeback! Stores have become filled with florescent neon’s, obnoxious floral patterns, and leg warmers have officially made a comeback. With this 80’s craze underway, Car Street Journal could not find a better car for our May Ride of the Month then the 8-bit Miata and its proud owner Bryan Young.

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The ’91 Mazda Miata began its journey into the 8-bit would as being the faithful daily for Mr. Young. “I was buying parts and saving for another drift car build I was working on. As the build dragged on by either money or procrastination, I was driving the Miata every day. I grew too really like the car and [...]

The “Mild Mod Regret”

 

 Rebecca_PRINT2By Rebecca Nguyen

 

The number one trend that I’ve noticed in the community of automotive modifiers here in Phoenix is what I like to call the “mild mod regret.”

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I am absolutely not a professional, a specialist, a grease monkey, or a self-proclaimed automotive tech. I’m just an enthusiast. Whenever in the midst of fellow enthusiasts, I am usually the quiet one when the conversation steers into the direction of modifications. I’ve only done some basic upgrades on my 03 Subaru WRX and have a lot to learn. While spending time at various shows and meets I’ve noticed that whenever [...]

Formula Drift Long Beach 2014

Photos and Words By Paco Ibarra

Long Beach marks the beginning of another season for Formula Drift, with over 10 years under their belt and more drivers running higher horsepower vehicles, this season promises to be faster and more exciting than ever before.

One of the biggest changes that was made for this 2014 season is the qualifying format which now requires every driver to run twice as opposed to last year where the top 16 qualifying drivers would only be required to run once. Additionally, the judging criteria was adjusted to allow for less ‘zeroes’ in the event of ‘corrections and straightening’ which now only cause point deductions. One of the most criticized changes this season was the removal of the consolation battle for 3rd place which is now decided by points.

This year also surprised fans because of [...]

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