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MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, July 15, 2015: Tokico, one of the largest manufacturers of shocks in the world, is announcing a new website for its performance branded shocks, allowing consumers interested in a slightly stiffer, more responsive suspension an easy way to seek out the company’s newest applications and learn about their five unique lines of shocks. The new website, www.tokicoshocks.com, provides quick access to important features of each series of performance shock absorbers that the company offers. An easy to read applications list is also available, specifying which lines of shock absorbers fit each vehicle. According to Brian Patrias, General Manager of…

While visiting Japan for the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, Koji Yokoyama, president of Phoenix’s Power invited the DSPORT crew for an exclusive tour of their Kyoto facility.

During our stay for the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon we had to chance to visit several race shops in Japan for an exclusive look at their facilities. Our first stop took us to APR Racing where Jon Watanabe and driver Yuki Iwasaki showed us where they work on their GT3 Nissan GT-R and GT300 Toyota Prius.

Breakthroughs in automotive performance are not made by people that simply like cars, they are made by innovators that share a passion for innovative engineering that contribute to performance gains. Sort through a performance-part manufacturers’ catalog, and you’ll find that not many can match the length of experience that dates back as far as Edelbrock’s. The company stems from humble roots with Vic Edelbrock Sr. working in auto repair in the 1930s. Eventually, the company grew into one of the most highly regarded names in aftermarket performance. Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos by Jun Chen and Courtesy of Edelbrock…

This year marks Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) USA’s 10-year anniversary Stateside, having established US sales, marketing and warehousing arms in 2005 to better serve market needs. “Despite over 30 years of brake manufacturing in Australia,” says Mark Joseph, General Manager of DBA USA, “we still learned a lot in the decade we have been here. The needs of our customers and the way people use their cars is different here, as are the trends and popular vehicles.” During the last ten years, DBA USA has grown its U.S. market share with its proprietary Kangaroo Paw ventilation design that the company…

The REFORM Collection marks the evolution of the iconic Incase bag design. This collection reflects a new minimalism and advanced protection technology fit for today’s modern, mobile lifestyles. Eco-Friendly All bags in the collection are made from durable 300D heathered weave ECOYA eco-dyed poly. This eco-friendly material uses 89% less water than conventional dyeing methods and CO² and COD emissions are reduced in the production process. This type of material also performs well against color fading, UV fading and water-fastness. ECOYA is durable and made to last. Advanced Protection Technology Incase REFORM briefs and backpacks utilize TENSAERLITE Protection Technology. The injection-molded,…

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…

ONE MAN TEAM WHAT’S BETTER THAN A SELFIE? WELL, A VIDEO OF YOU RACING around the track in your own car. SOLOSHOT now offers its SOLOSHOT2 device that allows anyone to film themselves from up to 2,000 feet away without relying on a second person. SOLOSHOT2 puts the driver in control. By simply attaching any camera to the base, and pairing the base to the tag, SOLOSHOT2 will automatically pan & tilt the camera to keep you in the shot. You can even combine multiple Bases and Multiple Tags to film events! The kit includes a base, tag, armband and clip, USB charging cable and tripod tool.…

OLD SCHOOL MESH WHILE A MEDIOCRE WHEEL MIGHT PROVIDE FUNCTION OR FORM, a quality wheel will always deliver both strength and aesthetics. Taking inspiration from the popular classic Chevlon Racing Mesh, Weds now offers its Super Star Leon Hardiritt Gemut wheel. This seven cross-mesh wheel features three-piece modular construction and is custom built to order. Details include close-gap bolts, radius disk flange and a countersunk lug area. Available in a black clear-brushed finish in sizes ranging from 16- to 21-inches. Custom colors available. Made in Japan. MSRP starts at $600.00 per wheel. Weds Wheels North America 310.787.9720

AIRED UP WHETHER IT’S FOR TREAD LIFE, TRACTION OR MILES PER GALLON, dialing in the proper tire pressure will ensure maximum performance. Although pen tire gauges are convenient, they don’t offer the accuracy and reliability of high performance instrumentation. For any enthusiast, Auto Meter now offers its 100 psi Tire Pressure Gauge. This high precision, professional tire pressure gauge offers a large 2.25-inch dial face with bold race-inspired artwork. The design incorporates major and minor tick marks every 2.5-psi to make it easy to read in any situation. Comes complete with a 10.5-inch braided stainless line, a ruggedized, shock dampening, easy-grip housing and a thumb-operated pressure bleed for…

ALWAYS IN TIME DON’T LEAVE IT UP TO GUESSWORK TO DETERMINE where the crankshaft is in its rotation, and how much the belt has deflected. To take the guesswork out of this critical data, Rywire/Felix Medina Racing released its Honda B-Series Cam/Crank trigger kit. Rywire recommends this kit for any engine revving over 8,000 RPM with a standalone engine management system. The Hall sensors allow for a perfectly accurate Sync/Ref signal to the ECU. This kit includes a Golden Eagle cam gear (magnet installed), hall e ect cam and crank sensor, brackets and necessary connectors. This kit is compatible with AEM, Haltech, MoTeC, Syvecs, or any…

DAY PACK FINDING THE RIGHT BACKPACK IS A TOUGH FEAT FOR MOST CONSUMERS, especially those who necessitate specific pockets, straps and compartments. For photographers who need a lightweight active pack, Incase now offers its Ken Block Pro Pack (p/n CL58093). This bag is made of 1680D ballistic nylon and 600D poly non-PVC. This backpack features an integrated action camera mount on the left strap designed for GoPro cameras, adjustable sternum strap for stability, and adjustable tripod carry straps with bungee cord. Storage features include large volume main compartment; right side pocket with easy direct main compartment access; left side pocket with inside slip pocket organizer; and interior lined…

STAY SAFE ROLLING WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC CAN LEAD ANYONE ASTRAY TO HOW FAST they’re really going. For those who don’t want to be caught off-guard, Escort now offers its all-new PASSPORT radar detector with a SuperWide Ka-band and “instant-on” protection. This unit features a multi-color OLED display with brilliant new graphics and intuitive icons that identify the type of threat at a glance. In addition, user-selectable backlit colors allow the user to choose a color that matches the vehicle’s interior gauges. The ESCORT Live app expands user protection by providing instant alerts for active police and real-time speed traps reported by other drivers in…

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