As our technological world continues to progress each year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada continues to bring out all the new toys at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With our interests in the car audio and mobile electronics world, we were excited to see what was up and coming for 2006. Filling our cabins with more video and high performance audio hasn’t been anything new, but continual advances in the technology have made it easy for us to turn our cars into mobile entertainment. The hype with in-car navigation continued at the 2006 show as more and more video companies have released navigation systems implemented into their standard head units. Mobile gaming has become more a reality as Visteon teams up with Nintendo to offer the perfect solution for the gamer in each of us. It was a treat to see several of sport compact’s leading cars at the show, including AEM’s drift S2000 that is being driven by Stephan Papadakis. As many of you know, Papadakis’s S2000 was involved in a wreck at D1’s US vs. Japan and to the surprise of many, the S2000 looked more than mint on the show floor – Papadakis told us it’s just as it was before, and it’s ready to roll for the drift season! Another treat was in the Audiobahn booth. Sitting loud and proud was Team Berghenholtz’s Pro FWD championship Mazda 6. As neat as it was seeing a full out audio system in the 7 second drag car, the exterior was a thing of beauty. The wicked paint scheme - blue, yellow and white – is a throwback and old school enthusiasts will recognize this paint scheme from a mile away. Lastly, everyone flocked over to the Alpine booth to see what insane creation they had this year. A wildly converted BMW 6-series looked as if it belonged in an Alien vs. Predator movie. Completely morphed from a standard body, the Sinister 6 put audiences in a daze. Check for more extensive coverage of this year’s CES show in an upcoming issue of Modified Magazine!