I get a lot of feature car submissions coming across my computer screen, and over the past few years, I’ve seen quite a change in the cars being submitted. Gone are the F&F body kits, headlight conversions, and ridiculous interior themes with 10 LCD screens molded into the dash (I know you remember those days). Replacing these cars are cleaner, more mature builds of varying styles and budgets. While some cars may still be questionable, the majority are proper, which speaks volumes about where the scene is today. In a decade, we’ll look back at the builds of this era and nod our heads in respect.
It’s no secret that Hondas have taken a page from the Euro segment when it comes to clean engine bays and buff wheels. That trend is slowly trickling throughout the tuner world, and when Alex Witkin’s Subaru WRX hit my inbox, I was in awe. It’s been a long time since a car has really dropped my jaw, but the details on this WRX are a sight to behold. Photo after photo, I kept seeing so much amazing attention to detail on this build that to me, this car is about as perfect as it gets. I tried to find things I would change, but everything from the BBS e88 wheels to the tucked engine bay to the work of art that is the fuel system in the trunk is undeniably flawless.
It’s been a long time since a car has really dropped my jaw, but the details on this WRX are a sight to behold.
The work, effort, and dedication that went into building this WRX makes me realize that our scene will continue to evolve beyond our expectations, and if this is a sign of things to come, then I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Speaking of changes, you’ll notice a rather well-executed BMW M3 in this issue. We’ve shied away from featuring European cars in the past, but I’ve realized that the days of people being particular to just Japanese cars are long gone. One look online and it’s easy to tell that we’ve bridged that gap and so should this magazine. Expect more diverse features and tech, and hell, if I come across a very cool muscle car that feels like a natural fit for Modified, then it may end up in here, too. It’s time to broaden the horizon because times, they are a-changin’.