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The Mitsubishi Motors North American headquarters once again hosted Mitsubishi Owner’s Day, and thousands of fans braved the Southern California sun to show their appreciation for the brand. Not surprisingly, the Lancer Evolution was the star of the show, with Evo VIIIs, IXs and Xs all well represented. While the Evo was the center of attention, Mitsubishi’s previous fan favorites came out as well. Rows of Starions, 3000GTs and Eclipses lined up to showcase the company’s prestigious history of turbocharged machines. Text by Stanley Yee // Photos by Richard Fong DSPORT was among the vendors in attendance at M.O.D. 2016…

The transition from horse-drawn carriages to thousand-horsepower streetcars didn’t take place overnight. Any product of technology and engineering undergoes modifications, updates and a lot of trial and error before the release of the next iteration. Auto manufacturers undergo the same process with every vehicle in their stable, finding ways to improve offerings in the future. Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos by Alison Merion From Streetcar to Racecar Designed with the classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat configuration, the MX-5’s progression into its own racing classification came naturally. Building on the success of the Spec Miata class, which mostly targeted club racers,…

Spool up the Turbos and purge your NOS for the Sport Compact, Tuner, Sport Bike, and Sports Car event! Drag racing, Heads-up racing, Colorado’s Fastest Street Bike Competition, product midway, and much more! Plus there are 20 Car Show classes! TICKETS RACER / CAR SHOW ADMISSION – Racer/Show $40 – Heads-up Racer $50 – Show Only $30 Purchase Tickets at Gates SPECTATOR ADMISSION – Adult $15 – Child (12 & under) Free Purchase GA Tickets Here or at Gates SCHEDULE – Gates Open 8:00 am – Time Trials 9:00 am – Eliminations 2:00 pm approx – Show Awards 3:00 pm…

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THE TRANSITION FROM SUMMER TO FALL INDICATES the end of the events season, when project cars return to the garage to be reworked over the winter. But before the season ended, the grandest of events took place, the IDRC International Finals. After traveling across the country to Bandimere Speedway for the IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem event and to Norwalk, Ohio for The Shootout presented by Buschur Racing, the IDRC closed out its race season on October 25 with the BorgWarner/IDRC International Finals presented by AEM Induction and the INSTAFAME Car Show at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California. Text…

1| SR20-Powered Datsun Sunny Ute Merging the best of many worlds, this Datsun Sunny mini pickup truck has a Hakosuka Skyline front-end conversion from 09 Racing in Japan, is powered by a turbocharged SR20 engine and sits on 15×11-inch TE37V wheels by Rays Wheels.

1| Unidentified Rolling Object It took us a moment to figure out that this canary spaceship is actually a Scion iA sedan. Inspired by the old-school lowrider movement, this Scion iA was subjected to a yellow paint job with root beer accents, a chain-link steering wheel, faux engraving and other atrocities disguised as upgrades.

A NISMO GT-R Rocking the latest Volk Racing G25 Wheels Advan Racing GT Centerlock Wheels on a Porsche 911 Redbull BMX Rider Coco Zurita’s Rocket Bunny R35 GT-R The first OS Giken TC24-B1Z equipped S30Z in the USA Mad Mike Whiddett’s MADBUL 4-rotor, twin turbo MX5 C&R’s Air-to-Dry Ice Intercooler It wouldn’t be SEMA or GRC without the Golden Boy, Tanner Foust The DSPORT Fiesta ST Project won a Project Excellence Award

We stopped by the BorgWarner booth for some turbo talk about their new technologies Rays Engineering booth 2016 Lexus RCF GT3 Mike Burroughs’ 500hp, S38 powered BMW E28 5-series coupe conversion Will Au-Yeung’s BorgWarner turbocharged Civic Si making 660hp The 1993 Acura Ludacris Legend-featured on the album “Ludaversal” and built by Acura’s Torrance Design Studio UMS Tuning EVO w/ 2.3L 800hp- ’13 GTA unlimited champion and 15′ NASA western states national TTU champion The Rywire turbocharged K-series DC2 Integra Corey Hosford’s 2016 Formula Drift S14 with Rocket Bunny Boss wide body kit, 408 chi LSX engine, GTX5008R turbocharger making…

DSPORT’s own project Fiesta making it’s public debut in the Ford booth Center stage at the SEMA show.  GReddy Racing s30 240z with engine built by club DSPORT The newly anticipated Acura NSX 1200 horsepower 2012 GT-R with HKS 4.1L stroker engine, GT1000 turbo kit, HKS transmission upgrade, new gears and clutch pack. OS Giken and Z Car Garage w/ TC24-B1Z s30z.  376 whp, 281 lb-ft torque, on conservative tune with 91 fuel Mishimoto brought out the big guns to SEMA this year 750 HP Nissan GT-R by Road Race Engineering for Redbull BMX rider Coco Zurita Cosworth-built supercharged Scion…

Invite Only A small group of lucky enthusiasts were invited to the Honda Headquarters in Torrance, California for an exclusive S2000 event. On September 12, 2015, the S2ki community held the third and final S2ki Homecoming event. The event began in 2007 as a tribute to the Honda S2000 and its Project Leader, Shigeru Uehara. The second event was held in 2010 and since then plans have been in the works for Homecoming 3. This year, the 250 enthusiasts that have been waiting since 2010 caravanned from Irvine, California to Torrance, where they were given access to the secret Honda…

World Challenge Here We Come When DSPORT was presented with the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a racecar in The Pirelli World Challenge, we went all in. With help from our friends at Mazda, we were able to dial in a Mazda2 for the Touring Car B-Spec class. World Challenge is a sprint-format championship series based on modified production vehicles. Consisting of four classes – GT, GTS, Touring Car, and Touring Car B-Spec, the fast-paced series is renowned for its exciting standing starts and door-to-door racing. To see DSPORT’s own racer, Cameron Parsons, tune into World Challenge TV…

See the videos below for DSPORT Magazine’s coverage of the 2015 Buschur Shootout: Day 1: Dyno & Buschur Racing Open House Day 2: Autocross & Qualifying Complete Day 3 Coverage:

May 2, 2015 – The 20th anniversary of Toyotafest was held at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, CA. The Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club (T.O.R.C.), an organization aimed at the enthusiast of all Toyota vehicles, started Toyatafest two decades ago with roughly 20 attendees at Moonlight State Beach in Carlsbad, CA. Today, this free show brings over 300 show cars and over 2,000 spectators. Nearly all years and makes of Toyota, Lexus and Scion were on display, including the concept FT-1 showcased by Five Axis Design. If you are a Toyota enthusiast, Toyotafest was definitely the place…