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Formula D: Motegi Su...

For Immediate Release   April 17, 2016 Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Results; Matt Field Takes the Victory Long Beach, Calif. – April 17, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of...

2015 BMW M4 OverView

This is a real jaw dropper ! BMW has released their newest addition to the M Performance line up. Were talking about the 2015 BMW M4. Coming with a whopping 425 HP that comes from a very powerful 3.0 liter, 6 inline Twin Turbo engine. With options of 6 speed manual or 7 speed auto w/ paddle shifters on this rear wheel drive chassis. Once the Launch Control setting is active the estimated time of 0-60 is a quick 3.9 seconds. The accents on this beauty are amazing. The body lines are made specifically for aerodynamics on the track.  A lot of the components in the M4 are made of Carbon Fiber including the drive shaft, exhaust tips, and...

JCR Racing: Long Bea...

For the 2014 Formula D, State of Stance and Jhonnattan Castro Racing have teamed up to bring you a series of videos tracking his progress throughout the season. This video will be available after every round on YouTube for all to...

Build your own RallyKor

Build your own RallyKor And Terrorize the Streets  A lot of us would love to drive a street-legal rallykor, nonetheless build it ourselves. Truth be told that there really is no substitute for building something with your own two hands, especially if that something is an awesome car. Helping you build a car that doesn’t explode and, you know, actually exists, is Phoenix’s Local Motors, whose Rally Fighter & Build Experience assists visiting enthusiasts in assembling a street-legal hill climbing, jaw-dropping, neck breaking machine under the direct supervision of their expert builders over the course of just two three-day...

Dirty Work with DirtFish

Words and phots by Eric Lopotosky Tucked in the scenic hills of Snoqualmie Washington on what used to be a lumber mill is what Travis Pastrana called; “The best rally roads I have ever driven on…” and “…a big skateboard park for adults.” This is the DirtFish Rally School, three hundred plus acres breathtaking views, old buildings, gravel, dirt, water and a hell of a lot of fun. This school is loaded with all you need to have a blast from the 2 hour Taste of Rally introduction which I participated in to the full blown 3 day advanced rally techniques. I have to say to date this is the most fun I have ever had but I must...

Nessen Forged

Over the recent years, wheel companies have popped up all over South Florida faster than self-serve yogurt franchises. Nessen Forged however, did things a little differently. Since its inception, proprietor and good friend Jonathan Cruz, took his time and did not rush the startup process. He mentioned to me in a meeting over the weekend that he did this because he wanted everything to be perfect before he introduced the brand to the open public. Also stating that he was not looking to reinvent the wheel, just make it fresher and better. What caught my eye about Nessen is the fact that Jonathan is an active member of our automotive...

Flying Friday

Just an amazing spot put together by the guys at MB and I thought I’d share. This is what happens when you take MB engineers, an SLS, Michael Schumacher and some of the most amazing tunnels in British Columbia. Have a great weekend, from all of us at State of...

DAFT PUNK Auctions Ferrari for Japan

My favorite artists, DAFT PUNK, are in the StateofSTANCE headlines again! They are auctioning off the 1987 Ferrari 412 shown at the start of the 2007 movie Daft Punk’s Electroma. The car is in mint condition, still wears the HUMAN license plate as seen in the movie, and has been signed by DAFT PUNK members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The Ferrari is one of several musician-related items being auctioned off by EMI Group as a fundraiser for disaster-relief efforts in Japan. Bidding for the Ferrari will be open from April 11 – 21, but if you would like to see the full list of items EMI Group will be auctioning...

Koenigsegg Agera R @ Geneva Auto Show

Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has found a way to make 1,115 horsepower look even more impressive than it sounds, (well, sounds to say anyway), thanks to a matte-white and exposed dry carbon body. We’ve acquired these shots of the latest Koenigsegg, the Agera R, on display at the Geneva Auto Show a day ahead of its world premiere. But it’s what’s underneath that body that really matters. Known for supercharged V8s, the modern Koenigseggs use turbocharged versions, with this specific model pumping out 1,115-hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. That’s only if you’re burning E85, however, and with 95 octane it produces ‘just’...

First Look: Subaru F...

  At the Geneva Auto Show Subaru displayed their new sports car that shares the same chasis as the Toyota FT-86. Although announced as a “rear-wheel-drive sports car” many rumors say that it will be All-Wheel-Drive (following suit with all other Subarus) and the rumor fires up...

777-horsepower MTM Audi R8 Making Geneva Debut

There’s a strong possibility that German tuning house MTM’s booth at the Geneva Motor Show will be visibile from space. The boys from Wettstetten are bringing their paint-free polished-aluminum Audi R8 BiTurbo to Hall 5 at Geneva. The company is mum on exactly how they removed all that paint, but they do allow that it took 700 hours of polishing to get the car where it is now. If the gleaming bodywork isn’t enough to snag your gaze, MTM packed its latest R8 with 777 twin-turbocharged horsepower just to let everyone know they weren’t fooling around. The result is good for a claimed top speed of more than 217 mph,...

Drift King Walks Awa...

Source: Adam Zillin – 7Tune The guys over at 7Tune have comfimred that Daijiro Inada and Keiichi Tsuchiya (aka The Drift King) have decided to part ways with the D1GP drift circuit. Tsuchiya mentioned in his own personal blog that it is due to differnaces with other members. Though he...

Fortune Motorsports ...

Unless you live in a cave, if you are into anything that has to do with cars, then you know that in less than 10 days SEMA takes over Las Vegas. Warren Shim-Quee with Fortune Motorsports, Tjin Edition Tour and ADV.1 Wheels have put together a Honda CR-Z inspired by the original Gurnade Design...

Fortune Motorsports ...

Unless you live in a cave, if you are into anything that has to do with cars, then you know that in less than 10 days SEMA takes over Las Vegas. Warren Shim-Quee with Fortune Motorsports, Tjin Edition Tour and ADV.1 Wheels have put together a Honda CR-Z inspired by the original Gurnade Design...

Summing up five week...

The last five weeks of my life have been hectic, exhausting, exciting, hilarious, and overall awesome. Afterhours laugh session over food and drink, 6am flights, multi-city connections, forging of new friendships and catching up on some old ones. I’ve meet some very passionate people,...

A Sad Day in Toyota ...

According to several sources, Toyota’s Cheif Test Driver, 67-year old Hiromu Naruse, died in a collisoin on HWY 410 outside of Nurburgring with two other test drivers in a BMW. While the accident is still under investigation, some reports state that Hiromu San veered into oncoming...