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Story | Green Mamba

Posted on / Posted by Bob Bertelson

Bob Bertelsen is becoming something of a legend in the world of home-built hot rods. With names like Code Red, Orange Rush, and Brute Force, Bertelsen has created some of the most iconic and award-winning custom vehicles of the last decade. For this season, he’s debuting a new Corvette he’s dubbed Green Mamba.

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Story | Mountain Miata

Posted on / Posted by Luke Patterson

After having a Nissan Hardbody truck, Luke Patterson was ready for something he didn’t hate driving. He’d made up his mind that he wanted a Japanese sports car, but there was always the issue of his budget. Luckily, he found someone who was willing to bargain.

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Story | Extreme Makeover

Posted on / Posted by Javier Jacobo

When Javier bought his 1993 Subaru Impreza L, it was simply a mode of transportation. The green sedan was a Craigslist cast-off, and it certainly wouldn’t have won any beauty awards. But after a serious makeover — new paint, a WRX engine swap, and other performance upgrades — Javier couldn’t be more in love with his Subie.

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Story | Evolutionary Dream

Posted on / Posted by Justin Osborn

Cruising Craigslist ads probably isn’t the best thing to do at work, but for Justin Osborn, it led him to his dream car. After falling in love with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at 14, he took advantage of the opportunity to make his dream come true 9 years later.

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Event | Goodguys 6th Nostalgia Nationals

/ Bowling Green, KY

It's a blast into the past at this Bowling Green gathering of hot rods, customs, and classics. Expect over 1500 vehicles through 1972 to gather at the Beech Bend Raceway Park for this weekend event. There'll be 3 days of Nostalgia Drag Racing, Goodguys Autocross, and plenty of other action for the entire family. For more information: https://www.good-guys.com/nn-2017

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Event | SCCA Solo Nationals

/ Lincoln, NE

Lincoln Airpark hosts the 45th annual Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships. This year's Cone Wars-themed autocross championship aims to break last year's record of 1304 competitors. With a solid week of driving scheduled, there'll be plenty of opportunities to watch, learn, and compete. For more information: https://www.scca.com/events/1987148-2017-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals

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Event | Goodguys 24th Southeastern Nationals

/ Concord, NC

Come to legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 24th Southeastern Nationals. This three-day event features a Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, the opportunity to cruise the Charlotte Motor Speedway track (registration required), Goodguys Autocross, and plenty of vendor exhibits to browse. For more information: https://www.good-guys.com/sen-2017

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Story | Rookie Moves

Posted on / Posted by bodaciousdriver

For Blake Garcia, autocross is where it’s at. During his first race he pushed his 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost to the limit, and got lost on the track. Here he tells us how concentration and patience pays off.

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Story | Mustang Hustle

Posted on / Posted by MustangDave302LS

Dave Woolridge throws it back to 2012 when he brought his brand new 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to Mustang Week — and walks us through the following years’ improvement and success.

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Story | Track Meet

Posted on / Posted by Casey

Casey Jardin was a little nervous lining up his stock Subaru BRZ next to super fast exotics at the Atlanta Motorsports Park. But he quickly learned that track days are about improving your skill as a driver, not being first across the finish line.

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Story | Career Move

Posted on / Posted by Gabriel Olivares

t’s amazing what a movie can do. After seeing The Fast and the Furious, Gabriel Olivares decided it would be cool to have a car that looked like the ones in the movie. That ultimately led him to his 2000 Acura Integra LS, and a burgeoning automotive career.

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Story | Right of Way

Posted on / Posted by Tan Tran

You’ll catch Tan Tran sitting on the right side of his 1998 Honda Civic — literally. The eye-catching hatchback — sitting on g-Force Rival tires — was converted to right hand drive, and was the source of Tran’s love of cars.

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Story | Third Time's the Charm

Posted on / Posted by Rolando Petit

Rolando Petit really digs Honda S2000s. He’s owned three of them over the years, and today you can find him cruising around southern California in his latest: a 2006 model in rare Laguna Blue Pearl paint. He swears this one will be his last, but then again, you never know.

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Story | Hot Wheels

Posted on / Posted by Steven Barnuevo

Steven Barnuevo played with toy cars as a young boy. But now, he’s gone from Hot Wheels to a hot set of wheels with a 2013 Honda Civic SI that turns heads at car shows and meetups.

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Story | Handling Addiction

Posted on / Posted by Seth Fullard

Seth Fullard searched high and low for an unmodified Scion FR-S. He wanted something he could make his own, and an untouched FR-S was the perfect blank canvas for him. But while the styling is what drew him in, it’s the handling that keeps him addicted.

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Story | Driver Dreams

Posted on / Posted by Thomas Kruger

What little boy isn’t enamored with the idea of going fast? Thomas Kruger turned that childhood desire into a place in the auto industry. Now, through his 2016 Subaru Impreza WRX, he’s meeting some of his childhood heroes and inspiring a new generation to go fast.

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Story | Ed's 1965 Ford Mustang

Posted on / Posted by Ed Lyon

We met Ed Lyon at the 2017 Sturgis Mustang Rally waiting in line for a go at the autocross course. He was standing beside his 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby clone — which happens to be running a full Gateway Performance Suspension setup — with his buddies — a group of people he’s met through Sturgis and come to call his family. For him, the Rally is a family reunion that just happens to involve lots of Mustangs running through the Black Hills.

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Story | No Compromise

Posted on / Posted by The Team

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 | Ethan's 1966 Ford Mustang

Posted on / Posted by Ethan Speed

Considering what’s in his driveway, Ethan Speed has a fitting last name. The 16-year-old recently restored a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe, and on top of that, scored a feature article in the June 2017 issue of Mustang Times. Here, he tells us what it’s like to have a car three times his age.

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Story | Mark’s 2013 Subaru Outback

Posted on / Posted by Mark Ocampo

Forget the crossover craze and the American obsession with lifted vehicles. Mark Ocampo went the other direction and turned his 2013 Subaru Outback Limited 3.6R into a lowered street wagon.

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Story | Brother Builders

Posted on / Posted by The Team

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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Story | Chris's 1968 Ford Mustang

Posted on / Posted by 1968_Fastback

Fastback Mustangs have always been a thing of beauty. But for Chris Williams, those old school muscle cars are more than just metal and horsepower. They are machines that fuel passion and create memories.

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Story | Ryan’s 1998 Acura Integra Type R

Posted on / Posted by Ryan Hoegner

If you’ve paid any attention to the sport compact scene in the past few years, chances are you’ve seen Ryan Hoegner’s 1998 Acura Integra Type R. Here’s how he came to build his ITR and how it’s been an integral part of his career.

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Story | Valerie’s 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

Posted on / Posted by Tom Pichette

Valerie Pichette and her husband Tom are the team behind a heavily updated 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA. Tom’s the crew chief and builder, while Valerie drives in autocross events throughout the country. Here’s the story behind Valerie’s love of driving and the build affectionately known as the Dragonlady.

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Event | 2018 Global MX-5 Cup: Rounds 1 and 2

/ Austin, TX

For the first two rounds of the 2018 season, the Global MX-5 Cup heads to Circuit of the Americas for a 3.4 mile, 20-turn road course. For more: https://www.mx-5cup.com/schedule/2018-championship/circuit-of-the-americas

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Event | 2018 Global MX-5 Cup: Rounds 3 and 4

/ Birmingham, AL

Drivers continue jockeying for championship points as the Global MX-5 Cup heads to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. The course will be 2.3 miles long with 17 turns. For more: https://www.mx-5cup.com/schedule/2018-championship/barber-motorsports-park

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Event | 2018 Global MX-5 Cup: Rounds 5 and 6

/ Elkhart Lake, WI

The Global MX-5 Cup season continues with rounds 5 and 6 at Road America. This time, drivers will tackle their longest course all season: 4.014 miles and 14 turns. For more: https://www.mx-5cup.com/schedule/2018-championship/road-america

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Story | Thebius's 2016 Scion FR-S

Posted on / Posted by Thebius Yu

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

Posted on / Posted by Jhay Ar

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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