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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

We stopped by the BorgWarner booth for some turbo talk about their new technologies Rays Engineering booth 2016 Lexus RCF GT3 Mike Burroughs’ 500hp, S38 powered BMW E28 5-series coupe conversion Will Au-Yeung’s BorgWarner turbocharged Civic Si making 660hp The 1993 Acura Ludacris Legend-featured on the album “Ludaversal” and built by Acura’s Torrance Design Studio UMS Tuning EVO w/ 2.3L 800hp- ’13 GTA unlimited champion and 15′ NASA western states national TTU champion The Rywire turbocharged K-series DC2 Integra Corey Hosford’s 2016 Formula Drift S14 with Rocket Bunny Boss wide body kit, 408 chi LSX engine, GTX5008R turbocharger making…

DSPORT’s own project Fiesta making it’s public debut in the Ford booth Center stage at the SEMA show.  GReddy Racing s30 240z with engine built by club DSPORT The newly anticipated Acura NSX 1200 horsepower 2012 GT-R with HKS 4.1L stroker engine, GT1000 turbo kit, HKS transmission upgrade, new gears and clutch pack. OS Giken and Z Car Garage w/ TC24-B1Z s30z.  376 whp, 281 lb-ft torque, on conservative tune with 91 fuel Mishimoto brought out the big guns to SEMA this year 750 HP Nissan GT-R by Road Race Engineering for Redbull BMX rider Coco Zurita Cosworth-built supercharged Scion…

Invite Only A small group of lucky enthusiasts were invited to the Honda Headquarters in Torrance, California for an exclusive S2000 event. On September 12, 2015, the S2ki community held the third and final S2ki Homecoming event. The event began in 2007 as a tribute to the Honda S2000 and its Project Leader, Shigeru Uehara. The second event was held in 2010 and since then plans have been in the works for Homecoming 3. This year, the 250 enthusiasts that have been waiting since 2010 caravanned from Irvine, California to Torrance, where they were given access to the secret Honda…

World Challenge Here We Come When DSPORT was presented with the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a racecar in The Pirelli World Challenge, we went all in. With help from our friends at Mazda, we were able to dial in a Mazda2 for the Touring Car B-Spec class. World Challenge is a sprint-format championship series based on modified production vehicles. Consisting of four classes – GT, GTS, Touring Car, and Touring Car B-Spec, the fast-paced series is renowned for its exciting standing starts and door-to-door racing. To see DSPORT’s own racer, Cameron Parsons, tune into World Challenge TV…

See the videos below for DSPORT Magazine’s coverage of the 2015 Buschur Shootout: Day 1: Dyno & Buschur Racing Open House Day 2: Autocross & Qualifying Complete Day 3 Coverage:

May 2, 2015 – The 20th anniversary of Toyotafest was held at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. The Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club (T.O.R.C.), an organization aimed at the enthusiast of all Toyota vehicles, started Toyatafest two decades ago with roughly 20 attendees at Moonlight State Beach in Carlsbad, CA. Today, this free show brings over 300 show cars and over 2,000 spectators. Nearly all years and makes of Toyota, Lexus and Scion were on display, including the concept FT-1 showcased by Five Axis Design. If you are a Toyota enthusiast, Toyotafest was definitely the place…

Eleven years ago, Ryan Hoegner from Eibach Springs and Matt “Rodrez” Rodriguez from Schiefer Media started the first Eibach meet in Corona, CA. Little did they know what this meet would one day blossom into. It started with roughly 50 cars. Now, you would be lucky if you could show your car at the event. This event attracts thousands of people of all ages with a common passion: Hondas. Since the meet has grown exponentially in size, the meet moved to Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore, CA which is capable of holding the sea of attendees. This year’s event attracted…

May 9, 2015 – Over a thousand people gathered to attend the Extreme Dimensions 9th Annual Charity Car Show in Fullerton, CA. It was a perfect day to be outdoors and the caliber of cars that were on display didn’t disappoint. The event consisted of live music, gourmet food trucks, raffle giveaways, vendors, as well as trophies. Extreme Dimensions were also giving a massive 30% off body kits. All of the proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Long Beach, CA. The line at the front gate seemed never ending, but for those…

Just as the fall signals the end of the summer, it also concludes the motorsports events season. Hence, the IDRC drew some of the quickest racers out to Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California on Octover 18-19, 2014, for the 2014 IDRC International Finals. The season finale was packed was packed with activity, as Mountune held its first ever ST 1/4-Mile Challenge, the IDRC held a beginner’s drag racing school and the INSTAFAME Car Show added to the racing excitement over the weekend. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Kevin Convertito, Rommel Estrada, Richard Fong and Tyrone Lincoln ROUNDING…

When Toyota released its AE86 Corolla in 1983, the engineers could not have imagined the cult following this humble, rear-wheel drive sport compact would eventually garner. Over two decades after its production ceased in 1987, loyal fans of the platform continue to build, show, drift, drag and road race the AE86. Then in 2012 Toyta paid homage to its affordable and sporty Corolla by releasing the 86 in Japan, known as the Scion FR-S in the USA. This rear-wheel drive coupe (jointly developed with Subaru, whose model is named the BRZ) embodied the spirit of the original AE86, affordable, nimble…

Car shows are just car shows, right? Not according to BLOX Racing. For the past four years, BLOX has held its Open House event in Northern California to bring enthusiasts, fans and the industry together for a summer gathering. However, the event faced numerous challenges as crowds became bigger and bigger and cars began flooding over to neighboring streets, lots, and anywhere parking could be found. Although 2014 would have marked the fifth annual Open House, BLOX decided to go all-out and launch an evolution of its event at a neverbefore- seen venue. In just five years, the BLOX Open…

August signals the end of the summer, but it also heralds the three-day extravaganza known simply as “The Shootout.” On what would become a long weekend for many, August 15-17, 2014, thousands poured into the Village of Wakeman, Ohio, the home of Buschur Racing. Attendees came from across America and flooded into Ohio, filling up the hotels in neighboring towns Norwalk and Milan. Text and Photos by Richard Fong Friday, Dyno Day Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms that had been forecasted for weeks prior, many racers and spectators still traveled, undaunted. An estimated 1,000 people came out to…