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Now’s the time to sign up or extend your current DSPORT subscription for only $20 this Halloween weekend. In addition we’ve discounted most of our merchandise for a limited time only. Pick up a new DSPORT t-shirt for as low as $10. Gear up for the fall/winter season with a DSPORT hoodie or beanie. Take advantage of the Halloween weekend sale before it ends this Tuesday, November 1st.

The last IDRC / InstaFame event of the year takes place October 23rd at Fontana Dragway.  Join the DSPORT crew for a day of fun featuring drag racing, a car show, food trucks, vendor row, raffles, a model lounge & more.  Bring out your car and show us what you got. Use the coupon code “DSPORT” and save $5 on racer / car show tickets ($2 off for spectators).  The weather is looking good and we’re excited to see you out there. What: IDRC Drag Racing Series / INSTAFAME Car Show When: October 23rd, 2016 Where: Auto Club Dragway (9300…

LOS ANGELES, California (October 17, 2016) — An exciting new documentary series launching this fall offers viewers unprecedented access to the high stakes world of professional auto racing. Motorclub focuses on the personal stories and experiences of leading action motorsport stars including multi-series champion and stunt driver Tanner Foust, action sport superstar and Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana, motocross innovator and truck racer Brian Deegan, U.S. Formula One star turned rallycross champ Scott Speed, skateboarding and rallycross pro Bucky Lasek, FMX rider Jackson Strong, and legendary drifter Ken Gushi. WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGuiXG7jTc The show invites viewers behind the scenes…

Celebrating 100 Years of BMW and 50 Years of the ‘02 October 8, 2016: Woodley Park, Van Nuys California When the topic of “car culture” comes up in discussion, Southern California always ranks up high in popularity. With such great weather year-round, it has naturally turned itself into a Mecca for living and breathing all things automotive. On any given weekend, you can find a car-related event happening somewhere with numerous cars that will stop your heart. On the weekend of October 8 and 9, Southern California played host to the Red Bull Global Rallycross race in LA harbor, while…

If you’re looking for the most diehard motorsports competitors, look no further than rally. What other type of racing puts cars on a racecourse that comprises paved asphalt, mud and gravel? Where else do participants race in the dry, rain and snow? Beyond the challenges in terrain and conditions, rules forbid rally competitors to practice the course before racing it, making a co-driver an absolute necessity. As drivers speed along into the unknown, they rely on the co-driver’s directions to get a sense of where the road leads, enabling them to push the car to the edge of dangerous racing…

Despite what some seem to think, the Wankel (rotary) engine platform is far from dead. There’s no denying that rotaries take up only a small population of the cars you’ll find on the street, however, the fanbase revolving around these unique engines is as loyal as ever. On October 1, 2016, The Southern California RX Club and RotaryNews.com hosted its 19th Annual SevenStock event, celebrating Mazda RX-vehicles and rotary engines. Enthusiasts gathered at Auto Club Speedway to track, show and share their beloved rotary-powered cars on this sunny Saturday afternoon. Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos by Aaron Eusebi Showroom…

Take advantage of the DSPORT sale this Columbus Day weekend.  We’re offering subscriptions for as low as $20 and only $10 more to make it into a t-shirt bundle.  If you already have a subscription, extend the   In addition to the subscriptions all merchadise is on sale too.  Pick up a new DSPORT t-shirt for as low as $10. Gear up for the fall/winter season with a DSPORT hoodie or beanie. Time is running out.  Take advantage of the Columbus Day weekend sale before it ends this Monday, October 10th at 11:59p pst.

U.S-based Civc Type R fans rejoice! Your time has come. Debuting in Paris last night, Honda announced its newest addition to the Civic family, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Confirmed details are scarce right now but the major news is that the Type R will be sold in the U.S. Sales in Europe will start in the second half of 2017, while International market dates have yet to be disclosed. From Honda’s recent track record of concept-to-production models, we can assume that the Type R will look very similar to the concept car displayed in Paris. The powerplant is still…

If you haven’t been on DSPORT’s Tokyo Auto Salon Tour or visited Japan at all, then you may not be very familiar with Japanese hospitality. Visitors to Japan often speak of the high level of warmth and customer service that’s prevalent in the country. In Japanese language, this treatment is known as “omotenashi”, which has no literal English translation but figuratively can be thought of as an all-encompassing rendering of service without expectation or reward. This concept can be experienced in all types of interactions from dining at a restaurant to buying car parts at a local shop. Text by…

OEM Audio Plus, specialists in vehicle-specific sound systems, now offers a sound solution for the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab. The kit includes pre-calibrated multi-channel 32-bit DSP power amplifier, Tacoma-specific quad-coil subwoofer system, plug-and-play quick-sync wiring harness and complete carbon fiber cone speaker upgrades. Beyond the hardware, OEM Audio Plus tunes each of its applications specifically to the characteristics and properties of the platform that they are designed for. Paired with optimized hardware design and sound performance, the audio system features an OEM-looking design to maintain a clean, factory equipment aesthetic. Part number is TYT-TCD-REF45Q-1600 and MSRP starts at $1,199. Visit…

We’re proud to announce our first ever track event in Japan, the DSPORT Tuner Challenge. Taking place at the famed Mobara Twin Circuit on January 16th, 2017 and included as part of the 2017 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour. Japanese drivers will be competing in Drift/Grip sessions to win trophies and prizes while the DSPORT TAS tour attendees will get the VIP experience all along the way. We’ve partnered with Takahiro Ueno of T&E Vertex to provide you an experience like no other. You’ll get ride alongs in Pro D1 cars, a front row view of the Drift competition featuring…

How do you gather over thirty of the fastest time attack cars in one place? Offer thousands of dollars in cash prizes to the quickest around the track. The Speed Ring Powered by HKS brought cars and drivers from across the country to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for their chance to prove their speed. Headlined by the Unlimited GT-R class, the Speed Ring set out to find the fastest time attack GT-R in the world. What better way to make this a real challenge than for HKS to fly its top driver, a 1,000+ horsepower GT-R and a briefcase…

Over 100 exotics cruised from the ritzy glamor of Beverly Hills to Boden Autohaus in Orange County for the Armytrix Customer Appreciation Event. Sunny Southern California provided the perfect backdrop for the event, as hundreds of spectators gathered to admire the high end vehicles on display. Text and Photos by Stanley Yee Tucked away in an unassuming business park next to John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, Boden Autohaus co-hosted the event with Armytrix Exhaust and Platinum Motorsport. Spectators lined the streets by 9am to catch the multimillion dollar caravan roll into the parking lot. Boden’s limited parking spaces quickly…

When it comes to Ohio, weather can be a fickle friend. Anyone watching the forecast leading up to the weekend of August 19-21, 2016, the long weekend of the 24th Annual Shootout presented by Buschur Racing, would agree that the outlook changed quickly and frequently. Fortunately, the early predictions that thunderstorms would saturate all three days of the event did not come true, as thousands began to pour into the Village of Wakeman and neighboring Sandusky, Norwalk and Milan. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Richard Fong, MaryBeth Kiczenski and Jake Schipper Welcome to Buschurville Wakeman, Ohio has a…

It’s not always easy to unite enthusiasts and fans for a celebration of just a single vehicle platform. But the heritage of the Toyota 86 cannot be denied as its history spans several decades and has a cult-like following to go along with it. To celebrate this lineage, 86FEST presented by Turn 14 Distribution drew the masses to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on August 6, 2016 (8/6) for its fifth annual celebration of all things Toyota 86. What a fitting date to head to the track for this one-make event. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Richard…

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