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By Matthew Harris


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 [...]

Trending: Cops using Super Cars

By Matthew Harris

The Huracan, Lamborghini’s successor to its top selling Gallardo, was revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. Who would’ve guessed it would end up helping fight crime, but that’s exactly what happened when Lamborghini decided to donate the Huracan to Italy’s state police. In fact, the new super car is replacing two of its predecessors that were also donated to Italy’s police force in 2004 and 2008.


The donation is to further improve the relationship that Lamborghini has with the Italian police. “We have a strong and fitting relationship with the Italian State Police. The new Lamborghini Huracan stands for Italian super sports car excellence and we are proud to provide it to the Italian State Police to carry out the specialist tasks these police cars undertake,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President [...]

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 [...]

Driver to Watch: Greg Schmidt

By Nicole James

Photos from Greg Schmidt


“When I am strapped into the car sitting in the staging lanes I always get butterflies,” Greg Schmidt, age 26, said. “The thoughts going through my head are checklists for the car. Fire suppression system – check, parachute pin pulled – check etc… But then my A.D.D. kicks in and I’ll see a pitbike and think about who is on our four-wheeler and where it’s at. About that time I’m ready to fire off the engine where the solid mounts vibrate 700+ horsepower through the chassis to the aluminum seat where I’m strapped in and the butterflies hit again.”

Schmidt runs a 452 cubic inch big block chevy on VP Race Fuel M5 Methanol also equipped with a 200 shot of spray on a singe kit by Nitrous Outlet. [...]

Mini is not so mini anymore…

By Nicole James

Across the pond the Brits are showing some contempt with the fact that the Mini is continuing to grow. When the ‘new’ Mini came out at the turn of the century, many Mini enthusiasts thought it was “too German, too big, and not Mini enough.”


When you compare the recently launched third generation Mini to the to the first-gen reborn model back in 2000, you can notice a huge difference on how much bigger the newer model is. It’s not really all that mini anymore.

Naturally, the 2000 model is also much larger than the iconic original mini, but enthusiast can reluctantly tell the designers and engineers did their best to keep its dimensions compact. It’s still smaller than the cars it competes with. It’s quick, handles well, and is like the original [...]

High Heels and Horsepower: Parking struggles

By Nicole James

Photo by Finkstyle Photo


I am currently taking some night classes to work on getting my degree. As a young woman in college, it’s drilled into our heads about how dangerous campus is at night, regardless of the city or area it may be in. I practice such safety rules as always parking under a light, or talking on the phone to my car but being aware of my surroundings, knowing where all the emergency help buttons are in the parking lot, and so on.

A few weeks ago I went to school for one of my night classes. It was about 10 to six, my class started at six. After looking all over the parking lot for an open space near [...]

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