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DO YOU FIND THAT YOU’RE ADDICTED to the thrill and speed of driving fast, but don’t know the first thing about what’s actually going on under the hood? Do you want to know more about what’s happening without having to attend Auto Shop 101? Are you intimidated by the tech at your local performance shop because he’s always trying to sell you blinker fluid, muffler bearings and other parts that you’re not sure even exist? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is where you need to start. We’ll tell you all about the noisy chunk of…

MEET THE ELITE. DSPORT HAS ASSEMBLED THE TEN BEST CARS TO GRACE THE COVER OF DSPORT MAGAZINE. BY WAY OF ACHIEVEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND BUILD QUALITY, THESE MACHINES REPRESENT THE EPITOME OF IMPORT PERFORMANCE. HORSEPOWER OUTPUT, COMPREHENSIVE CHASSIS DEVELOPMENT, TRACK RECORDS, ONE-OFF FABRICATION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL WERE JUST A FEW OF THE CRITERIA REQUIRED TO MAKE THE LIST. AT THEIR PRIME AND EVEN TODAY, THESE MACHINES COMMAND RESPECT AND HONOR. SO HERE IS OUR SALUTE TO THE TOP TEN COVER CARS OF THE FIRST 99 ISSUES OF DSPORT MAGAZINE. 01| VeilSide Skyline GT-R Project R-1 Street/Drag Peak Horsepower: 1,360 @ 9,200 RPM (Bosch Dyno) Issue:…

Japanese classic cars have gained momentum and garnered momentum and garnered appropriate attention from enthusiasts throughout the world. It’s eye opening to see classics restored to a level worthy of show and race. Santos Renovales Sr. and his son Santos Jr. have been long-time fanatics of older Toyotas including the AE86 and the TE72 Corollas. Santos Sr. especially loved to race his classic Toyotas. Afterall, growing up in Puerto Rico, a landmass of just over 3,500 square miles, drag racing reigns supreme. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Michael Ferrara and Richard Fong Island Drags In Puerto Rico, there…

Making your car handle well is a really complicated task if you overthink it. Ride frequencies, roll centers, camber curves, scrub radii; it’s enough to make you build show cars instead. So, I have an easy solution for you: ignore all of that stuff. Odds are that you can make your car handle better than most by knowing the following five things. Text by Dave Coleman // Photos by DSPORT Staff Number One: Tires So how do you pick the right tires? That’s a tough one. The tire industry seems determined to make tire choice as difficult as possible. Tire…

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…

TAKE TWO NEARLY IDENTICAL VEHICLES equipped with the same drivetrain, brakes, suspension and aero. Set both vehicles to have the same exact final weight and weight balance. If the only difference is the rigidity of the chassis, do you think it will make a difference on the race track or the street? Ask any experienced race car builder or even OEM vehicle designer and the answer will be a definitive “yes.” All other factors being equal, the higher the rigidity of the chassis, the quicker the car will be around a racetrack. If that’s not reason enough to consider improving…

It’s been said that records are made to be broken. After setting the quickest elapsed time record for a 2.0-liter 4G63 EVO, Emery Kapral and STM’s “Ricer” (an 8-second EVO VIII featured in Issue #97 of DSPORT) arrived at a crossroads. “We had to make a tough decision. Since Ricer was not built with the intent of becoming a full racecar, it still had all of its power features intact. To go quicker and faster, Ricer would have to become a dedicated racecar, losing much of what set it apart from the crowd. It seemed like a waste to strip…

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…

There are few (if any) naturally-aspirated vehicles on the road that wouldn’t benefit from forced induction for increased output. This is particularly true of vehicles with plenty of potential right from the factory. With neutral and predictable handling, a low center of gravity that rivals all but the most exotic of road cars, a curb weight around 2,700 pounds and a sticker price in the $25,000 range, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ seemed to have the makings for an incredibly fun and nimble sport-compact coupe the market has desperately desired. However, the 200 horsepower FA20 Boxer engine that adds…

Picture a warm, spring Sunday and fill it with racing, a car show, vendors, a swap meet and food trucks. Add to this mix a group of gorgeous models and over 2,500 spectators and you’ve just imagined the spectacle that was the 2015 BorgWarner/IDRC West Coast Nationals presented by AEM Induction. Lines started forming before 8am on April 12, 2015, as the masses returned to Fontana. This event kicked off the season with a packed house at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California, filling the pit area all the way down the 1320.

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

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