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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…

In my earlier years of racing, I couldn’t believe it whenever I spoke to a racecar owner or team manager who said that they actually preferred to not be the one behind the wheel. How could anyone not be interested in pushing a car to its limits and competing for the podium? As it turns out, the players behind the scenes of any race team are dealt equally difficult challenges, and they play every bit as important of a role as the driver to get a car to cross the finish line first. In order to give the public a…

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…

As emissions laws and fuel economy requirements become more stringent, the struggle to build a fun but street-legal car constantly gets more complex. That’s the story for those of us in California, anyway. Although many details of what you can and can’t do get lost in legalese and technicalities, there are still numerous ways to build and customize your project to your liking. Edelbrock now adds its E-Force supercharger systems to this list. The California-based company just announced that it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (E.O.) numbers on its E-Force supercharger systems for the 2016 Camaro,…

Finally, the tenth-generation Honda Civic is getting the hatchback treatment in North America. The new model Civic has received praise as well as jabs regarding its looks and overall design, it seems to simply depend on who you ask. Despite all this,  the tenth generation Civic underwent numerous updates to its chassis, powertrain and interior in order to enhance the experience from behind the wheel. Honda consistently labeled the latest generation as “sporty,” especially considering that the car is now available with a 1.5-liter turbocharged power plant from the factory. However, the manufacturer made the odd decision of only equipping…

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