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  • Not the aromatic smoke we knew in the 70's
    Columbian, Acapulco Gold, Kona, and Thai Stick
    Not to mention: Afghanistan, and Cambodian (the old Skunk stuff!) Thai Stick Medical Marijuana is a whole different beast. It's stronger, a lot more potent and pungent, it's for people with medical needs! Cancer patients,...
  • Turbo Charger
    Turbo Chargers Explained
    Imagine your self driving down the road in your hot import ride with the windows rolled down, the roar of the exhaust as you press on the gas pedal; you let off the gas to here the phhsss sound of the blow off valve relieving the pressure...
  • Rims
    How Big Rims Affect Your Ride
    Rims are one of the most noticeable changes on your ride, whether big or small, wide or narrow rims individualize your ride. The truth of the matter is that the size of your wheels affect fuel mileage and the life of your transmission,...
  • Chinese import: LA smog
    Chinese import: LA smog
    More than half a century ago, Los Angeles began issuing regulations to decrease air pollution. On October 14, 1947, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the nation's first air pollution control program by creating the Los...
  • Feeling a pinch in the pocket book
    If you're feeling a pinch in your pocket book, here's why
    Disposable personal income; i.e., take-home pay, hasn’t really increased much in the last few years. Neither has personal spending nor savings. That’s because there’s no real, sustainable growth in the economy anymore. Okay,...
  • Mexican tractor-trailer hauling plaster decorations that conceal drugs
    Mexican tractor-trailer hauling plaster decorations that conceal drugs
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers seized 591 lbs. of marijuana on May 1 at the El Paso port of entry.The seizure was made when a 1994 Volvo tractor, arriving from Mexico towing a trailer loaded wood wrapped and...
  • GungHo Online Entertainment America
    GungHo releases 6 PS One Classics this week
    Yesterday, GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that it has released six Japanese PlayStation One Classics via the PlayStation Network for gamers to enjoy, ranging from the puzzle, simulation and the role-playing genres.The Simulation/RPG...
  • Moa Brewing Company
    Moa's line of craft imports arrives from New Zealand
    You might say I'm a little behind on my editorial calendar (what else is new?). The topic in question? A new line of craft imports bearing the mark of the Moa Brewing Company. Favorite Brands was kind enough to drop off samples of this newly...
  • The trailer with hole blown through
    Ever wonder what happens when a nitrous oxide bottle explodes?
    A nitrous oxide bottle recently exploded in a team trailer of one of the drag racing teams at the Imports vs Domestics World Cup finals in Maryland last weekend. Fortunately no one was hurt and no one was near the bottle when it blew. The only...
  • Calabar Imports
    Fall Season with Calabar Imports
    Fall is about new beginnings and renewal; and this Fall, Calabar Imports has returned to their old neighborhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY.Calabar Imports has re-opened on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights. "It's a new space with a...
  • PBIR
    Street Legends 'Domestics vs. Imports' take to the track at PBIR this Friday
    On August 10, 2012, BizSpeed is bringing their signature flair to Palm Beach International Raceway to present the long awaited return of Street Legends. Originated in 2010, the promoters are once again hosting the heated battle of Domestics vs....
  • X-Men
    Marvel Seeks To Prove Mutants Are Not Human
    For many years, the world of Marvel Comics’ X-Men has dealt with human rights through mutants interacting with human society. Now the tides have turned some. In a more ironic move, Marvel’s legal team is now looking to prove that...
  • Rustbuckets
    A Datsun Graveyard
    I watched one of my neighbors lovingly washing his car earlier this week. The windshield was cracked, the paint oxidized and beyond the redemption of any brand of car wax known to man. There were dents and scrapes from one end to the other but the...
  • San Francisco 1853
    Liquor flows easily 1853 San Francisco
    1853 was a boom year for the new city growing rapidly along the San Francisco Bay. About seven hundred and forty-five thousand tons of goods were imported that year, worth in those days more than thirty-five million dollars. Exports for the year...
  • San Francisco 1849
    The boom and bust of San Francisco business
    From the very beginning of the gold rush goods of all kinds flowed into the harbor of San Francisco from all over the world. The trade in these goods was huge and extraordinarily brisk, but the market was subject to wild fluctuations. There was a...