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Story | Test of Time

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James Lin, founder and president of Oxnard, CA-based Team Hybrid, has been building award-winning vehicles for nearly two decades. On top of that, he's helping groom a new generation of tuners through his Hybrid family.

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Story | Team Builder

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Sergio Guevara's Nissan 370Z is all curves. The silhouette almost looks stock—a little wider, a little lower—but the impossibly glassy, silky shade of silver draws in any lingering looks, flowing into carbon fiber accents. It’s a subtle, cohesive build—a statement piece that invites double-takes instead of demanding them.

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Story | Quality and Quantity

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Team Hybrid can’t seem to do anything wrong. The award-winning BFGoodrich Tires partner keeps adding to its trophy case, as evidenced by the results from Las Vegas Import Face-Off show on December 4, 2016.

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Story | Corey’s 2013 Kia Optima

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As a marque, Kia is synonymous with a lot of things. “Excitement” usually isn’t one of them. But Marine veteran Corey McKinney doesn’t care. He’s taken his 2013 Kia Optima family sedan and turned it into a mean, clean, two-toned street machine.

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Story | KR-Z

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The Honda CR-X has enjoyed cult status among enthusiasts for its thrifty chuckability. However, when the marque introduced the CR-Z, the CR-X’s spiritual successor, enthusiasts were disappointed that the hybrid vehicle didn’t live up to its looks or its ancestor. But that didn’t stop Navy seaman Stephen Talbot from turning his CR-Z into a true enthusiast showcase. And now that he’s hooked up with Team Hybrid, there’s no limit to what he can do.

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Story | Shotgun Rider

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Johnson's C3 Corvette, backed up near the fence, crouches under a tent. Only a few stickers and logos mar the otherwise feathery silver paint. It’s a silver ghost, a dame, a classic beauty in a paddock where eye-grabbing blues, intimidating matte black, and a whole host of vendor logos coat fenders, hoods, doors, and rear quarter panels.

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Story | Thebius's 2016 Scion FR-S

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Thebius Yu was in high school when he started paying attention to cars. The import tuner scene was picking up steam, and Yu would flip through pages of magazines, admiring the latest and greatest builds — often from Team Hybrid. Now, Yu is joining the ranks of those builds with his own 2016 Scion FR-S/Toyota 86.

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Story | Jhay's 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Jhay Ar’s 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer is a labor of love. Be it the Las Vegas Strip or the desert roads of Arizona, the mods he’s made to the vehicle turn heads wherever he goes. Now, as a member of Team Hybrid, Jhay is ready to take his Lancer to even greater heights.

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Story | Robert's 1993 Mazda RX-7

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The Mazda RX-7 is a classic in the making. It’s distinctive, attractive, and it came with the twin-turbocharged 13B rotary engine. But that wasn’t enough for Robert Green. This Team Hybrid veteran decided the FD RX-7 would make a great starting point for something truly unique. Now, with a four-rotor 26B swapped in and a rare widebody kit, it’s impossible to mistake this RX-7 for anything else on the road.

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Story | Daniel's 2006 Nissan 350Z

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Daniel Spielman has a garage full of enthusiast vehicles, including a 2016 Subaru WRX STI and a 2018 BMW M3. However, his Nissan 350Z was the vehicle that got him hooked up with Team Hybrid.

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Story | Archie's 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Here’s a Team Hybrid holiday special in red and gold. Archie Concon’s 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage transcends its humble compact car roots — with an AWD conversion and nearly 900AWHP, it’s basically a 2-door Evo.

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Story | Dakota’s 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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Like father, like daughter. Dakota Griswold grew up around cars, and when she graduated from college, she decided it was time to build one for herself. With the help of Team Hybrid, she’s turned her Veloster into something that’s uniquely hers.

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Story | Ivan’s 2016 Subaru WRX

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A family car will never truly be a racecar, but Team Hybrid’s Rodolfo “Ivan” Manio has found a way to make those competing needs overlap in his WRX build. And while it looks fast, Manio hasn't touched the powertrain yet — hence the name for his Subie: Slobaru.

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Story | David’s 2007 Nissan 350Z

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Team Hybrid’s David Angeles David had a simple goal: build a car he could drift as well as he could show it. With a SEMA Show feature in 2018 behind him, we’d say he’s well on his way.

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Story | Richard’s 2017 Honda Civic Type R

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The latest generation Civic Type R is distinctive looking, to say the least. But with its combination of futuristic looks and outsized performance, there’s a chance this car will be every bit as iconic as past Type Rs. Richard Carcabuso of Team Hybrid’s San Diego Chapter talks to us about his own eye-catching yellow CTR.

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Story | A Gentleman, A Scholar, and A Driver

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You can learn a lot about a person by what’s in their garage and driveway. Andrew Comrie-Picard is no different. Join us for a look inside the garage of this racer and stuntman.

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Story | Walk, Run, Crawl

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Larry McRae is one of the founding fathers of rock crawling, the retired president of Poison Spyder Customs, an inveterate off-roader, and an innovator with a faultless work ethic. In any other world, he would qualify as a workaholic. But for McRae, "work" might be the wrong term. After all, he has made both a life and a living out of his passion for off-roading.

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Story | No Compromise

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When Kyle Tucker graduated from college, he found himself with a great job: a test engineer on the C5 Corvette program. Luckily for us, he decided he wanted more for himself. This is the story of how the founder of Detroit Speed and Engineering traded in a dream job to make his own dreams come true.

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Story | I'm Not Just A Girl

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You won't necessarily find Charlene Bower on the podium or in the limelight. But make no mistake, this off-road industry veteran is as influential as any driver, racer, or builder. This is the story of how she went from "a little nomad girl" to a powerhouse media and PR professional within off-roading.

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Story | New Frontiers

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A year, a world record, and three surgeries later, Red Bull athlete Bryce Menzies is back behind the wheel, and he's looking to make up for lost time. Here's a look at what makes this competitive off-road racer tick.

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Story | Pirate King

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All off-roaders are pioneers in some way. That kind of spirit is required to go off the beaten path. It’s built into the DNA of off-roaders. In the wilderness or on the internet, Lance Clifford has built a career and a reputation on being a pioneer.

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Story | Dream Job

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Garage Pit Crew member Dan McKeever talks about racing, driving, teaching, and the perks of being president of the Ford Performance Racing School.

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Story | Kings of the Hammers

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Brad and Roger Lovell have loved going off-road ever since their father took them on family camping trips in the Colorado mountains as kids. Since then, the two brothers have turned that love into consistent success, including their most recent triumph: a second consecutive Every Man Challenge win at King of the Hammers. (Their third victory in four years.) Here, they join us for a quick Q&A.

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Story | Rocky Top

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BFGoodrich Garage Pit Crew member Roger Lovell might be a reigning champion of King of the Hammers, but his life isn’t just motorsports and competition. This past fall, he and his brother got back to their roots of off-road exploration and headed into the Colorado wilderness.

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Story | Living Legend

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In off-road racing, there's Rob MacCachren, and then there's everyone else. The winningest off-road racer ever shares some wisdom accrued over three decades of racing and offers a look into what it takes to be a successful racer.

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Story | Freedom Fighter

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Del Albright fought communism in the Vietnam War. Then, he fought wildfires for the state of California. Now, he’s fighting for equal access to public lands.

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Story | Baja: Glory, Heartache, and Adventure

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Baja champion and Hollywood stuntman Rich Minga owes the highlights of his life to off-roading and racing in the desert. But those moments of triumph have also given way to heartbreak and loss. Now, with decades of experience, Minga is rediscovering the joy of being in Baja.

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Story | Recap: Performance Team Summit 2017

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The BFGoodrich Performance Team — our Pit Crew — is full of accomplished drivers, racers, engineers, and builders. But for a team to be a team, individuals must be able to work together. It’s rare our full roster can come together with BFGoodrich Tires to celebrate successes, enjoy each others’ company, and look towards the future. Which is why BFGoodrich invited them all to Utah Motorsports Campus and the Ford Performance Racing School for a two-day Performance Team summit.

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Story | Fast Finch

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Brian Finch didn't start racing and building until he was 36, but that hasn't kept him from winning big and dreaming bigger.

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Story | Wide Open

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Bud Brutsman is a TV show creator, an executive producer, and an irreverent trash talker. He also happens to be addicted to Baja and desert racing.

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Story | Brother Builders

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From assembling models, to racing monster trucks, to pushing the boundaries of Mustang builds, Lonny and Jason Childress of Gateway Classic Mustang have always stayed true to their passion for pony cars.

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Story | Michael's 1973 Chevrolet Camaro

Posted on / Posted by Michael B

While most kids Michael Bradshaw’s age are playing soccer and studying for the SAT, Michael is focusing on a much deeper passion - rebuilding a 1973 Camaro. It’s the realization of dream he’s had since he was just twelve years old.

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