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The Annual Down Shift Magazine Fall West Coast Trip

Today we leave our offices in Tampa, Florida and head to the west-coast for a week long working vacation which will take us to the annual SEMA show in LasVegas, some 2013 model road testing from Vegas to the Yosemite and a factory tour with the fine folks at Tesla Motors in beautiful San Francisco, California. […]

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The Falken Tires Lexus LFA at SEMA 2011

The production Lexus LFA features a new V10 engine and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body. CFRP materials account for 65 percent of the LFA’s body composition by mass. The LFA went into production in late 2010, with a projected run of 500 vehicles at the base price of US$375,000. A circuit-tuned variant debuted in 2012 with a base price of US$445,000, making it the most expensive Japanese road car ever built. […]

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Model Monday with Brooke Thompson

Southern California based product model Brooke Thompson has become one of our favorite SEMA “Boot Babes” to photograph and catch up with every year. Beautiful, well spoken and very knowledgeable about the products she is representing, Brooke is one of the best in the industry. […]