Feature Car Friday: Mad Max EM1

Every time I see Michael Hack’s EM1 I always think of the black Ford Falcon that Mel Gibson’s character drove in the famous move “Mad Max.” I guess it’s also a coincidence that it too is from Australia. It’s not often you see cars like this being built in a home garage and as far [...]

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Feature Car Friday, Issue 5 – Chris’s Acura RSX Type S

The 2002 Acura RSX Type S pictured was a reward to myself for a work promotion in 2002 that meant a longer commute up and down 95. The mods started a year later. It started with a list called “fixing the issues”, then it became a show car, then I went auto-crossing and changed the [...]

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LIVE FROM JAPAN 4: Circuit Ready Stopping Power!

After the first encounter with the downhill braking at Sodegaura Forest Raceway it was clear that the stock brakes where getting a bit old – time for an upgrade.

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Feature Car Friday, Issue 4: EH Civic Built Right The FIRST Time!

Volkswagen guys have a phrase called “OEM+”. Essentially it’s the idea of taking the existing styling & performance attributes and accenting them, upgrading where you can. Sioux Falls South Dakota’s Eric Dabbert’s EH hatch would be OEM+++ because one plus just wouldn’t cut it!

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Brad Thompson’s Supercharged 8th Gen.

Brad purchased his car back in spring of 2008 with the intentions of keeping it somewhat stock. Well, we all know how that works out with the love we have for our cars. Within the first 6 months, he picked up the OEM fog lights, HFP front and rear lip kit, HFP suspension, Progress rear [...]

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Justin Graham’s simple and clean EBP EM1…

Hybrid Racing has been working with Justin on his EM1 for the last few months to get it to where it is today. The car was first built with a turbocharged B16A, but it turned out to have numerous issues and was something that he just really didn’t enjoy. During the turbo build, all of [...]

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Movin’ on Up….

In January of this year we moved into a new building and while it took us a few months, we are finally all settled in! It has twice as much space as our old shop, which we will gladly use to store more inventory and hire more people. The building was in desperate need of some updates [...]

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March Spotlight: Matt Tuckers Civic Type R.

Matt Tucker from Alabama is building one of the cleanest CTR’s I have seen in a long time. Matt and some of his buddies, whose cars we will feature in the future, have become good friends of Hybrid’s throughout his build process and have visited us in Louisiana to pick up some parts and to [...]

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When a 2.0 isn’t enough, build something better…

That’s exactly what Janne Luukkonen from Finland did. Building his car for street and track use, he replaced the traditional 2.0 for a 2.3 ERL built short block. Janne didn’t leave anything untouched on this motor as everything was replaced from top to bottom. The car is still not 100% done, but I can assure [...]

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Modified Mag Flashback: Chris Scarangella’s K20 CRX

As a Columnist and Contributor to Modified Magazine, I’ve been lucky enough to photograph and write about some pretty cool K-swapped Hondas. One of my all-time favorites goes all the way back to the summer of 2006, when my buddy Moose and I shot Chris Scarangella’s 1990 Honda CRX Si for the Feb ’07 issue [...]

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