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Formula Drift Has Always Been an Asian Space. Co-Founder Jim Liaw Made Sure of That
Initial D souvenirs and Japanese snacks are just some of the hints that give away Formula Drift’s very Asian roots.
GReddy President Kenji Sumino Is Here to Protect the Future of Aftermarket Tuning
The golden era of import tuning has faded, but it isn’t gone. GReddy and Sumino are here to ensure it has a future.
Actor Daniel Wu on Tuner Builds, Activism, and Inspiring the Next Generation
The actor doesn’t think of himself as an activist, yet his actions indicate anything but.
Asian American Leaders in Car Culture: Lessons From Daniel Wu, Kenji Sumino, and Jim Liaw
This year’s stories will be about leaders who’ve turned niche spaces into full-blown ecosystems.
Unlimited Autobahn Speeds Could Be Doomed by Gas Prices
Going slower burns less fuel—which, at today’s prices, is a desirable outcome.
The US Army Planned a Nuclear Version of Its Already Crazy Off-Road Land Train
The U.S. Army’s midcentury off-road trains were wild enough. So of course, there were serious plans to make them nuclear-powered, too.
The BMW M Coupe Happened Against the Odds. We Need More of That Now
Despite car companies’ aversion to risk, there has always been some character clamoring for more excitement. We need more of that today.
Picture Perfect: How to Pan Like a Pro
Pans: They’re not just for bacon anymore.
The Era of ‘the Car You Own Forever’ Is Coming to an End
It won’t make sense to form a bond with a car that’s not really yours and runs on software someone else controls.
Welcome to Wheelspin, Mike Spinelli’s New Column About Car Culture Today
Part Statler and Waldorf, part industry ombudsman, part enthusiast whisperer: Mike Spinelli is the man for the moment.
Cobb Locked Out Key Tuning Features Due to Emissions. Here’s Why Tuners Are Furious
It’s been the talk of the car modifying scene, and we reached out to those who are impacted most.
The 2.0L 4-Cylinder Toyota Supra Can Still Hold Its Own on the Touge
This crack team of drivers know how to push a sports car to its limit.
Why the Second-Gen Ford Focus Should Be on Your List of Cheap Cool Cars
This often-overlooked sporty compact car has the potential to be a fun driver.
I Shot Formula Drift With a Cheap Instant Camera and It Ruled So Hard
Shooting next to world-class photographers with their multi-thousand-dollar setups with my powder blue, $70 instant camera was a trip, lemme tell ya.
Bring A Trailer Auction Of 590-Mile S14 Goes South After Curious Commenters And Shill Bidding
The seller admitted to The Drive that he bid on his own car, but claims his intention wasn’t to boost the price.
He Was a Champion Racer Sentenced to Life for Smuggling Pot. Now He Fights For People In Prison
After a racing career and a life-without-parole sentence for marijuana smuggling, former Indy 500 rookie of the year Randy Lanier turns to activism.
An F1 Team Lost a $250,000 Diamond at the Monaco GP, and It’s Still Missing Today
A struggling F1 team, a rookie driver, and a diamond worth $250K mounted on the car’s nose. What could go wrong?
Inside the Tow Truck Mafia: How Organized Crime Took Over Canada’s Towing Industry
Back alley deals, fake crashes, arson, and even murder—nothing is off limits in the ruthless world of Canada’s towing companies.
America’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief Breaks Down the Perfect Getaway Car
Speed is not really a factor when choosing the car, as it turns out.
Why Some People Think Lotus Founder Colin Chapman Faked His Death
Colin Chapman helped revolutionize motorsport and road cars before dying at age 54. But conspiracy theorists don’t think that’s where his story ended.
JDM Car Importers Arrested After Florida Revokes 400 Illegal Titles
R34 Skylines, FD RX-7s, and other foreign-market jewels are now just giant paperweights.
Subaru Tuner Still Missing After Disappearing With Owners’ Engines and Cash
Subaru owners around the country are on the lookout after a shop owner apparently scammed dozens of enthusiasts in Colorado and vanished.
How I Fixed All the Irritating Problems With My Cheap Old Mercedes
When you love a car, you find a way to make things work.
This YouTuber Is Building a Diesel Dually Tesla Model 3 to Tow 15,000 Pounds
Grafting a Tesla body onto a Chevy pickup frame is far from straightforward.
Subaru Speed Shop Owner Vanishes With Customers’ Engines and Cash: Report
The owner of SL Performance Boxer Engines allegedly skipped town and abandoned customer cars—missing their engines—on the side of the road.