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SEMA 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Mustang's 50th Anniversary
Brembo Carbon-Ceramic Discs
Riding Along in the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept and F-150 Ultimate Fun Haver
Gran Turismo Awards
Honda's Project Fits
RTR by HRE Wheels
Tuner Battlegrounds: Battle for SEMA 2
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SEMA 2014 Las Vegas Ford Mustang Hoonicorn Ken Block

IT’S MONDAY MORNING. We wake up and leave the hotel, ready for day one – before the show is officially open. We don't even make it to the conference center when we’re struck with a herd of Mustangs sitting in a lot across the street. There are models from every generation: ‘64.5s all the way up to brand new S550s. There’s even an ’89 Saleen SSC, and one of the nicest Mustang IIs – a rebuild, no less – we’ve ever seen. In all, there are over 150 cars from across the US that span the lot. Hosted by Ford, it was an incredible intro to SEMA – and it isn’t even an official part of the show! When we got inside, Ford had a massive display of Mustangs, to coincide with the showstopping Hoonicorn RTR and Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept. It was a fitting tribute to the 2015 Mustang, which was also crowned SEMA’s “Car of the Show”.

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Tokyo Auto Salon: Japan

As I head into my 40’s, I’m reminded that not only does perspective matter but also experience. This will be my 12th year covering the Tokyo Auto Salon (and the third with PASMAG) and I’m happy to say it never gets boring, regardless of age. Sure, I’m a little wearier than I used to be but there’s a clean and pure energy to the biggest automotive show on the planet that hits you like a spirit bomb when you trudge down the cold corridors of the entrance and emerge within the frenzied and buzzing halls beneath. It’s impossible not to…

XDC Round 1 - House of Drift: Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Los Angeles, CA

In front of a packed house at Toyota Speedway of Irwindale (AKA: House of Drift), Chelsea DeNofa, from Seabrook, TX, defeated Aurimas ‘Odi’ Bachkis from Wrightwood, CA, in the final round of tandem competition to win the first XtremeDrift Circuit event of 2011. George Marstanovic, from Flagstaff, AZ, finished third overall after winning the Consolation Round when Hawaii’s Joshua Steele, driving the NST / NOS Energy Drink / Neverslo Nissan S13.4, was unable to make the second run of the round. For DeNofa, the 2010 XDC Champion and driver of the Nexen / Non Stop Tuning / Technica BMW E36,…

KMS Drift: GCS Florida

The heat was on as KMS Drift slid back in to Florida with a packed house. Kicking off the event Friday night, the drivers were promised maximum seat time, and that is exactly what they got as they slid until it was too dark to see. As the sun came up Saturday, drivers rolled in to shred some tires and compete between the two tracks. The competition track was set in an “M” style layout with two nice sweepers and elevation change that made for some fun sliding. The second track was a wide open lot for drivers to hone…