1. Iconic Remix - 2020+ Toyota Supra Vehicle Overview

    Iconic Remix - 2020+ Toyota Supra Vehicle Overview

    This year marks the return of one of Toyota's most sought-after vehicles"the Supra. We last saw the flagship sports coupe on the dealer lots here in the US in 1998, powered by the holy prophet of propulsion, the 2JZ-GTE. The Supra took some time off and traveled Europe for a bit, but now it's back, and one has found a new home here at the Mishimoto R&D facility.

    Is That a SUPRA?!

    Yes. Well, sort of. On paper it's exactly the formula for the next Supra, a big 6-cylinder with a turbo hanging off the side and sending a healthy amount of power to the rear wheels. However, the cloud hanging over the Supra's revival is the fact that it's mostly a BMW Z4 in a different outfit. Which begs the question, what's wrong with that? How could anyone be upset about merging the titanic force that is Toyota with the masters of the inline-six

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  2. Family of Speed - Lifestyle: Global Time Attack takes NJMP

    Family of Speed - Lifestyle: Global Time Attack takes NJMP

    It seems like some sort of cruel joke that prime racing season takes place in the peak of the summer's heat. Heat is the inherent byproduct of the engine's power source, but too much of it can keep you sidelined for the day. Yet, dozens of teams descended on New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ this past weekend to set their flying laps for Global Time Attack.

    Blistering lap times is the name of the game for Global Time Attack. In the sweltering South Jersey August heat, it tends to be the coolant and oil that ends up blistering. Where Mishimoto is no stranger to keeping your modified daily driver or drift rocket from overheating, we took a day at the track to see how we helped these drivers across all the classes push the limits around NJMP's Lightning Circuit.

    United Speed Racing

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  3. City Slicker - New York International Auto Show Recap, Part 2 - What's Old

    City Slicker - New York International Auto Show Recap, Part 2 - What's Old

    Auto shows, and specifically New York's edition, tend to focus on the big reveals. What's brand new? What haven't the media and public seen before that they want to feast their eyes on? True, as stated in our last post, this year's NYIAS did seem to lean more toward auto brands filling out their trim selections and special editions, but that didn't stop them from bringing 2019's earlier releases along for the ride.

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    What auto show would be complete without aimlessly strolling through the displays and peeking in whatever catches your eye? I hope it's not just me. I do get easily distracted by shiny things and, well it's an auto show. Everything's shiny. To be fair, we had some specific destinations

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  4. City Slicker - New York International Auto Show Recap, Part 1 - What's New

    City Slicker - New York International Auto Show Recap, Part 1 - What's New

    Nothing says driving quite like New York City. The jams, the honking, the stop and go traffic all add up to one wild experience. Maybe more like a torture test, but you might not have fun doing it. Maybe I was a little off about NYC driving, but the Big Apple is an ideal meeting spot for OEM's and enthusiasts alike to rendezvous and get an up-close look at the fresh new designs manufacturers have to offer. Since the Mishimoto R&D facility is only an hour train ride away, we took advantage of this opportunity to join the hundreds of other journalists descending on the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan.

    So, What's New?

    To be honest, not too much in the realm of the enthusiast. 2019 is a bit of an "in-between" year when it comes to new releases in New York. There have been some highly anticipated launches this year,

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  5. Feel Good Drag - A Day at the Drag Strip with Turn 14

    Feel Good Drag - A Day at the Drag Strip with Turn 14

    So many companies out there have some sort of initiative to keep their employees beaming and happy. They naturally want to boost morale and build community. Things like bonus programs, free snacks and coffee, and periodic company-wide outings are part of what helps people fuel up each day and arrive charged, ready to floor it. When a particular company happens to be a behemoth in distributing automotive performance parts, an outing isn't something as simple as a comped night at Chili's. That wouldn't suit a car enthusiast. Instead, it ends up being a day trip ripping down the drag strip at Maple Grove Raceway.



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  6. The Gang Goes Retro - Radwood Makes its East Coast Debut

    The Gang Goes Retro - Radwood Makes its East Coast Debut

    Two weeks ago the City of Brotherly Love took a jump to the left, step to the right, and then fell right through a time warp. Just a stone's throw away from Gritty's icy lair in the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia Navy Yard was the site for the inaugural East Coast Radwood car show, an event teeming with the sights and sounds of the 80s and 90s.


    Radwood started in LA and is a celebration of all things from 1980-1999 with a little more focus on how people

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  7. Low Style Heroes Brings Japanese Style Stateside

    Low Style Heroes Brings Japanese Style Stateside

    In the preliminary hours of a drift event, burnt rubber, race fuel, and the chatter among drivers, are all sights, sounds, and smells familiar to a seasoned grassroots drifter. Pair that with the sound of wrenching through their last-minute prep on their low, loud, and heavily-stickered Japanese rides with mountainous terrain and cramped paddocks, you'd think you were at a race track in Japan. However, last week, I was nowhere near Japan. In fact, I was over 6,700 miles away in the mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia. But for many, myself included, it would've been tough to tell the difference.

    The entire team laid out. Courtesy of Stancenation!
    The entire team laid out. Courtesy of Stancenation!


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  8. Gas and Grease - The 2017 Philly Cheesesteak Run

    Gas and Grease - The 2017 Philly Cheesesteak Run

    The section of I95 between Baltimore and Philadelphia might seem like drab and uninspired stretch of pavement for the millions of commuters and travelers getting from point A to point B. However, it  serves as the main artery for bringing together people every year in a celebrated event to scarf down the savory staple of Philadelphia's culinary prowess, the cheesesteak. It's not just any group of people, but rather an extensive faction of gear-heads piloting the best vehicles that Germany, England, Japan, and America have to offer to satisfy their craving for speed and the fine mixture of cheese wiz and steak. What caused this yearly pilgrimage to South Philly's very own Tony Luke's cheesesteak stand? Simply one man who found Bimmers and cheesesteaks belonged together, and clearly others shared his appreciation for the combo before finally the event took its current form.

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  9. First State Drift: The Season Opener

    First State Drift: The Season Opener

    Preparation - something done to get ready for an event or undertaking.

    Following the success of the first sanctioned drift event, both for the FSD crew and for the state of Delaware, I, and a lot of people, were eager to attend the next one. Despite my poor preparation skills, I arrived at the track, located in north Dover, around 9am. It was one of the smoothest run mornings I've seen for a drifting organization. Driver registration and admittance, technical inspections, and the driver's meeting were all tightly controlled and relatively on time - which, honestly, rarely happens. Keep in mind that the organization only has two events under their belt.

    A lot of Mishimoto product was scattered around the track
    A lot of Mishimoto product
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  10. Mishimoto Lifestyle: Automotive Photography with Your Phone

    Mishimoto Lifestyle: Automotive Photography with Your Phone

    When I was asked to write an article on "how to take photos of your car with your phone," I cringed, a lot.  I've spent the better part of my life taking photographs with cameras that were just that, cameras.  They serve one purpose, to create images, and they are good at it.  Through college my fellow photography students scoffed at the idea that a camera within a phone could come anywhere close to the professional-grade cameras we used to create "art."  Those days weren't that long ago, but it's time to face the facts: cell phone cameras are creeping up on the quality of professional cameras more and more every day.

    What cell phone cameras lack in image quality, they make up in their versatility, portability, and ease of use. While these traits are great for taking quick and easy photos, it takes a bit more than point and shoot to take a great photo with a cell phone, or any camera for that matter.  Where cell phone cameras present the biggest challenges

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