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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca once again hosted the famous Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, this time celebrating BMW for the 2016 event. BMW enthusiast and DSPORT Art Director, Paul Laguette, took the trip out to experience the sights and sounds. Here, he shares his experience at the Motorsports Reunion event with us. Next time, maybe Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2017? Text by Paul Laguette //Photos by Paul Laguette and courtesy of Mazda Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Attending the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be summed up as one of the greatest annual automotive events…

Three Days, Single Digits, Midwest Madness Twenty-four years ago, a group of friends got together to hangout and race against each other at a drag strip nestled within a vast range of Ohio farmland. Fast forward to 2016 and that small get together evolved into one of the grandest enthusiast racing events in the USA, and it just keeps getting bigger with each passing year. The Buschur Racing Shootout started as a primarily DSM event that grew to include Subarus and then the EVO, once it was released stateside. In 2012, the GT-R joined in the fray and became a…

Come and out and join us this Sunday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the 4th annual Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day.  We will be bringing out the D’Garage R35 and will be discounting subscriptions and magazines all day long.  Taking place from 10am to 5pm the event includes a car show, driving demos from Team Nitto drivers, a vendor midway, special raffle prizes/giveaways, and food trucks.  Tickets are FREE and are available at www.autoenthusiastday.com NITTO TIRE’S AUTO ENTHUSIAST DAY EVENT COMES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4th Annual Auto Enthusiast Day is returning to Southern California on Sunday, August 14th, 2016…

The SPOCOM Super Show once again made its way to the Anaheim Convention Center for its 10-year anniversary, and spectators were treated to an expansive array of display vehicles. This year’s crowd was as diverse as the cars, fulfilling SPOCOM’s goal of gathering different automotive subcultures into one central gathering. Living up to its Auto+Life+Exhibit tagline, the show floor featured everything from overland off-roaders to modern European sports cars, Japanese classics and more. DSPORT also made its appearance with the Project KA S14 in its booth. The DSPORT booth was in the center of the convention center, surrounded by the…

Japan’s Super GT series is underway, despite setbacks in the season schedule. Race organizers cancelled the third round at Autopolis following earthquakes in the Kumamoto region, instead choosing to host a double-header season finale at the famous Twin Ring Motegi. With two races completed and six still to go, the championship battle is open to all. By Stanley Yee // Photos courtesy of Autobacs Super GT Class Overview As the flagship touring car series in Japan, the GT500 class garners attention from Japanese manufacturers. The country’s three largest automakers make up the top class with race-spec versions of their performance streetcars;…

The Mitsubishi Motors North American headquarters once again hosted Mitsubishi Owner’s Day, and thousands of fans braved the Southern California sun to show their appreciation for the brand. Not surprisingly, the Lancer Evolution was the star of the show, with Evo VIIIs, IXs and Xs all well represented. While the Evo was the center of attention, Mitsubishi’s previous fan favorites came out as well. Rows of Starions, 3000GTs and Eclipses lined up to showcase the company’s prestigious history of turbocharged machines. Text by Stanley Yee // Photos by Richard Fong DSPORT was among the vendors in attendance at M.O.D. 2016…

The transition from horse-drawn carriages to thousand-horsepower streetcars didn’t take place overnight. Any product of technology and engineering undergoes modifications, updates and a lot of trial and error before the release of the next iteration. Auto manufacturers undergo the same process with every vehicle in their stable, finding ways to improve offerings in the future. Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos by Alison Merion From Streetcar to Racecar Designed with the classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat configuration, the MX-5’s progression into its own racing classification came naturally. Building on the success of the Spec Miata class, which mostly targeted club racers,…

Spool up the Turbos and purge your NOS for the Sport Compact, Tuner, Sport Bike, and Sports Car event! Drag racing, Heads-up racing, Colorado’s Fastest Street Bike Competition, product midway, and much more! Plus there are 20 Car Show classes! TICKETS RACER / CAR SHOW ADMISSION – Racer/Show $40 – Heads-up Racer $50 – Show Only $30 Purchase Tickets at Gates SPECTATOR ADMISSION – Adult $15 – Child (12 & under) Free Purchase GA Tickets Here or at Gates SCHEDULE – Gates Open 8:00 am – Time Trials 9:00 am – Eliminations 2:00 pm approx – Show Awards 3:00 pm…

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THE TRANSITION FROM SUMMER TO FALL INDICATES the end of the events season, when project cars return to the garage to be reworked over the winter. But before the season ended, the grandest of events took place, the IDRC International Finals. After traveling across the country to Bandimere Speedway for the IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem event and to Norwalk, Ohio for The Shootout presented by Buschur Racing, the IDRC closed out its race season on October 25 with the BorgWarner/IDRC International Finals presented by AEM Induction and the INSTAFAME Car Show at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California. Text…

1| SR20-Powered Datsun Sunny Ute Merging the best of many worlds, this Datsun Sunny mini pickup truck has a Hakosuka Skyline front-end conversion from 09 Racing in Japan, is powered by a turbocharged SR20 engine and sits on 15×11-inch TE37V wheels by Rays Wheels.

1| Unidentified Rolling Object It took us a moment to figure out that this canary spaceship is actually a Scion iA sedan. Inspired by the old-school lowrider movement, this Scion iA was subjected to a yellow paint job with root beer accents, a chain-link steering wheel, faux engraving and other atrocities disguised as upgrades.

A NISMO GT-R Rocking the latest Volk Racing G25 Wheels Advan Racing GT Centerlock Wheels on a Porsche 911 Redbull BMX Rider Coco Zurita’s Rocket Bunny R35 GT-R The first OS Giken TC24-B1Z equipped S30Z in the USA Mad Mike Whiddett’s MADBUL 4-rotor, twin turbo MX5 C&R’s Air-to-Dry Ice Intercooler It wouldn’t be SEMA or GRC without the Golden Boy, Tanner Foust The DSPORT Fiesta ST Project won a Project Excellence Award