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Pistons? What pistons?: The Mazda Tuning Festa

I’ve been long waiting for this opportunity, a chance to share a full feature on RX-7s with our readers here on TUNED. Since the eccentric Dorito-shaped engined RX-7 is pretty much hieroglyphics to most builders here, anything with a rotary could hardly be seen running around town. Unbeknowst to many though, there are small parcels […]

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Life As A Car Guy, SEMA 2013 Part 4: Top 10 Import Tuner Cars, aka JDM/KDM Love

We call them JDM, but in the United States, they call them imports. The term can mean any car make that isn’t American, but when you say the term “import” to a gearhead (the American term for “petrolhead”), they usually think Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru or Mazda. The Japanese makes still dominate the import scene, […]

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Gatherings Of Cars and Coffee

A recent trip to the United States allowed me to explore and experience some of the car culture scene in the west coast. Most notable was the “Cars and Coffee” meet every Saturday mornings at the Mazda headquarters in Irvine, California. The informal meet started a few years back when hot rodders would meet for […]

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