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Hole Shot March 2009 - Looking The Part And Playing It

Jonathan Wong
Mar 1, 2009
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A gift I received this past Christmas came with a clever inscription on the box, words that I found to be profound and very true: Looking good isn't important; it's everything. British clothing designer, Ben Sherman said this back in the early '60s, and over 30 years later still holds true. For many of us, they should be words to live by.

A good majority of you who read this magazine from cover-to-cover on a regular basis are motivated by performance and how you can make your car go faster. But when we travel out to cities around the country, we see that making a car look its best is the primary target. Even if you can't afford to build a faster dragster or a drift-ready track car, what's the next best thing? Make it look like it can play the part. Even the first performance-minded upgrade takes style into play: lowering springs. Now you handle and look right. Zang!

This month we're breaking style down - the hottest examples with our feature cars, what the right looks are for this year and how you can buy them, and even what's the kookiest trend in Japan right now: Ita-Sha (it's some trippy ish, we say). We're giving you a first-hand look at Nissan's restyled classic coupe, the Z with the 370, and our cover car, High End Performance's 1200HP Supra, embodies what perfect form and function is all about. We're also excited to say that we now have some really great exclusive online content that you won't find anywhere else and we have a special sneak preview later in this issue, so make sure you log onto to see what's poppin'.

So, yeah, no fashion tips for you guys this year. We're taking it all back to the cars. Because really, Ben Sherman is right: looking good is everything.

Jonathan Wong

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