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Whether you drive a Honda or not, the term VTEC is something you’ve probably heard of either in a joke, seen in an internet “meme” or plastered on the side of a car accompanied by the letters D, O, H and C. It’s not high horsepower, large displacement or even turbocharged from the factory. However, the B-series engine introduced the world to Honda’s revolutionary Variable Valve Timing and Li Electronic Control (VTEC) technology. VTEC gave the B-series engines the equivalent of two di erent camsha profiles. The first cam profile offered low RPM response, good drivability and decent fuel economy.…

Building a project car in your spare time and on no particular deadline is a hobby. Properly constructing a 1,000-plus horsepower showstopper after work and on weekends in just a few months requires passion and sacrifice. But in reality, such a feat requires more, it requires expertise and teamwork. With an “A-Team” behind a build, the results should be nothing less than awesome. Ernie Manansala Jr. owns just such a build, this award-winning 1,150 horsepower GT-R. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Michael Ferrara SAVVY DEALINGS AND LOFTY AMBITION Manansala had recently given up his EVO project plus cash…

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…

Mission Control While physically building a car can be challenging, making the thing run right is usually an entirely different headache. Thankfully, Hondata has this problem solved with its newest KPro4 for the popular Honda K-series. Building on the KPro3, the version 4 includes additional features such as digital inputs, outputs, access to CANBUS, flex-fuel capability and more. In addition, users can now connect the KPro4 directly to most aftermarket dash displays. A number of additional failsafes have also been added to safeguard your engine. KPro4 also interfaces with Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth to monitor the engine and…

Import drag racing was at its peak during the turn of the century. The quickest and fastest imports were just beginning to explore single-digit territory. Steven Conley was among the drivers defying physics and critics at the drag strip. In 2002, he built an H22-powered EG Civic running in the 10-second realm. In 2004, he switched from the H-series engine to a B-series engine. This engine setup had been tuned to 1,044 horsepower and propelled Conley down the 1320 to a best elapsed time of 9.38 seconds. However, this setup was littered with issues, as he faced engine management problems…

This edition of DSPORT DVD featured the 19th annual Buschur Shootout, along with the 2012 New Car Buyers Guide, 370z Drift feature car, and models Danielle Lo and Keiko Ruiz stop by for their first dates. DSPORT DVD #22 Playlist 01:00 Quick Test: AEM FAILSAFE 04:35 Feature Car: 370Z V8 Drifter 09:51 Buschur DSM/EVO Shootout 2011 18:46 First Date: Danielle Lo 23:45 Feature Car: Domestic Dominator 28:03 Dyno Daze: NCBG 2012 30:04 Circuit Skewer: NCBG 2012 38:46 Track Attack: NCBG 2012 46:53 Feature Car: Medium Rare R32 GT-R 50:21 First Date: Keiko Ruiz 54:10 After Dark: Formula D Las Vegas…

Packaged with the November 2011 Issue of DSPORT Magazine DVD #21 featured the Colorado IDRC Tuner Mayhem, Formula D: Seattle, and Japan shop visits to Enkei Factory, M7, Phoenix’s Power, and Revolution. DSPORT DVD #21 Playlist 01:03 IDRC Tuner Mayhem, Bandimere, CO 08:33 10-second Street/Strip Subaru Sti 13:30 First Date: Erica Ocampo 17:49 10-second Pro-FWD Civic Coupe 23:26 JDM Excursion: Enkei Factory, M7, Phoenix’s Power, Revolution 35:57 Suzuki SX4 World Record Hill Climber 48:13 Mitsubishi Owner’s Day 2011 52:35 Formula D Round 5: Seattle 01:05:08 SPOCOM Show: Anaheim Credits / Outtakes

The 20th edition of DSPORT DVD featured IDRC action from Ohio and the west coast. Along with drag racing coverage DSPORT visited the BLOX Open House and Switzer Performance gave us a tour of their shop along with some car/model features. DSPORT DVD #20 Playlist 00:54 IDRC West Coast Nationals 09:31 Second Date: Dawn Jaro 13:59 Scion Racing / Sparco xDE Rally Car 20:31 IDRC Sport Compact Nationals 27:33 10-sec K-Powered EG Civic 31:12 Switzer Performance Shop Tour 35:16 Auto Salon: Australia 48:42 Powercruise 26 55:45 First Date: Ashley Vee 59:11 DSPORT Model Search: BLOX Open House 01:04:37 Credits and…

In this installment of DSPORT DVD we featured a Street Cyber EVO IX, the Long Beach round of Formula Drift 2011, XDC season opener, and some car/model/tech features. DSPORT DVD #19 Playlist 11:15 Scion Racing Formula D Release Party 05:48 Mazda 2011 Press Day 07:45 Toyota Design Studio Tour 09:54 Meguiar’s Car Care Tips 15:48 First Date: Beckie Joon 19:16 Street Cyber EVO IX 25:36 XDC Season Opener: Pro-Am Players at Irwindale 30:22 Quick Test: 3M Crystalline Hot or Not? 36:33 Jamboree 2010: Drag Racing from Down Under 48:08 First Date: Alexis Kobayashi 51:24 Intake System Shootout 55:25 New York…

DSPORT DVD 18 opens with the debut of Gymkhana Grid & the 2012 Nissan GT-R. Next icon Jeri Lee & newcomer Michelle Tomniczak grace the first date stage followed by complete coverage of the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon tour. DSPORT DVD #18 Playlist 02:30 Gymkhana Grid 2010 03:21 First Date: Michelle Tomniczak 15:10 Tested: 2012 Nissan GT-R 21:45 First Date: Jeri Lee 26:15 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour 2011

This DVD was significant as it was the first DSPORT DVD produced completely in-house. Content-wise it featured the best of the 2010 SEMA show, the 2010 IDRC Finals, a drag built Supra, as well as first dates with Natasha Yi and Kim Lee DSPORT DVD #17 Playlist 01:11 Toyota X-Runner Concept 02:49 Turbosmart Media Day 05:07 First Date: Thai Marie Cali 07:43 Supra Invade Las Vegas 11:42 Virtual Works Drag Supra 16:39 2010 IDRC Finals 26:29 First Date: Natasha Yi First Date: Kim Lee 29:32 Cars of SEMA 2010 34:50 New Products of SEMA 2010 41:53 Girls of SEMA 2010…

Included with the December Issue of DSPORT Magazine (#097), DVD 16 started out with two features on David Buschur’s and STM’s EVOs. It also covered the IDRC West Coast finals and the World Time Attack in Australia. Other features include a street S14, T04Z RX7, and first dates with Misa Campo and Pinky Tang DSPORT DVD #16 Playlist 01:39 Buschur Racing EVO VIII 08:27 Compak Attack Australia 20:02 First Date: Pinky Tang 23:27 STM 9-second EVO VIII 30:02 Gymkhana Sneak Peek 33:14 IDRC West Coast Nationals 37:45 Third Date: Misa Campo 40:19 Aussie Street S14 48:15 Tested: New 2011 Scion…

In this special edition of DSPORT DVD we put the latest car models to the test in the 2011 New Car Buyers Guide. With separate categories for RWD, FWD, and AWD, we took the cars to the road coarse, drag strip, and street to determine the best cars from the year. DSPORT DVD #15 Playlist 00:00 2011 New Car Buyer’s Guide Edition 21:29 Top Choice RWD : Nissan 370Z 24:30 NCBG FWD 33:33 Top choice FWD : MAZDASPEED 3 37:03 NCBG AWD 42:06 K&N Air Filter Test 51:52 2011 Car of the Year : R35 GT-R 56:17 Bloopers and Outtakes

Our first stop for DSPORT DVD #14 took us to Ohio where David Buschur peeled back the curtain and gave us an exclusive tour of Buschur Racing. We then covered IDRC Nationals, a tour of Top Secret, and features on a 9 second EVO and Wise Square S15. First Dates with Nikki Change and Ariel Marie DSPORT DVD #14 Playlist 01:52 Buschur Racing Shop Tour 06:26 Motovicity IDRC Nationals 13:59 First Date: Nikki Chang 16:45 5 ON IT: Matte Clear 22:04 9-second Street EVO Feature 30:35 AASCO Flywheel 34:11 First Date: Ariel Marie 37:37 Wise Square S15 42:33 Top Secret…

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