• Oct 29, 2009
We've never been fond of blatantly pimping the sites of our colleagues, but if (like us) you've been jonesing for tech-rich features and import performance stories after the unfortunate demise of Sport Compact Car and Turbo, MotoIQ has stepped up to fill the void.

Headed up by Mike Kojima and featuring the insightful scribblings of Eric Hsu, Sarah Forst and Dave Coleman, MotoIQ's first few months of publication have erred on the Nissan-centric side. But recently they've added both a Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Evolution X to their stable of project cars, along with documented the progress of their Scion tC Speed World Challenge racer and work on a Honda motorcycle.

Thanks to Kojima, it's overly geeky (which we like) and Coleman's return to the world of writing has provided plenty of laughs around Autoblog HQ. If sport compact performance is your thing, it's worth checking out. We wouldn't lead you astray, would we?


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry - Scott Webb! Same team, different driver. Way to go, Scott.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry but Dave Coleman is the reason I canceled my SCC subscription.

      He a terrible, terrible writer. His overwrought metaphors should be a textbook example of how not to do moto journalism.

      I'm not saying that MotoIQ will suck simply because he's involved, but I know it doesn't entice me to check them out. At all.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously? Overwrought metaphors? Look, I'm not saying I don't suck, but metaphors aren't really part of my writing style, so I'm baffled by the criticism. You sure you aren't mixing up my sucking with someone else's sucking?

        -Dave Coleman
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anything with Dave Coleman involved gets instant street cred.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. I want a "Dave Coleman is God" sticker for my WRX-swapped 2.5RS.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Was coming to say the same thing - you had me at Coleman.

        SCC was great - real builds, real expensive, real difficult. None of the tunerz glamour, all of the gearheads blood, sweat, and tears. I would pay good money to get SCC back issues in searchable PDF format. Their annual Sports Car Challenge and primer articles are gold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good recommendation, I've been loving MotoIQ. But I'd go a step further... Sure, the cars they work on are mostly sport compacts, but there's tons of great tech that's pretty universal, or at least should be interesting to car geeks of all stripes.

      If you're in to working on cars, definitely check it out!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a great site. Glad to see Dan Gardner get some blog love.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice site. Love the Ruckus build up. Although they should have bolted a 150 cc GY6 up to it.
      Kind of also makes me regret getting rid of my tC. No, not really.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glad to see Damon changed "colleges" to "colleagues". Spell check doesn't work so well when you misspell a word as another real word.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Coleman and Kojima? Dayum, I thought they would just go away, Mike with his EVO and Dave with whatever the hell he has some Drifting contraption.

      SCC went down hill when it became Nissan (because of Kojima's corruption, he was a Nissan employee at the time, maybe still) Mazda, Honda Lovefest in every issue. Also going over Grassroots Motorsports ground and covering NASA racing which many of the editors also did, nobody was interested in but their cronies.

      Why would I go to a site with seriously BIAS coverage.





      • 5 Years Ago
      i knew about this but i didn't want to be a spammer. i love it. it really is a continuation of what reading SCC was like. love it!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome, Nice too see Kojima and Sarah back at it! 2 Big SR20 guru's and old school forum junkies!

      Best of luck been on the site a while, I miss the old turbo / SCC mags way before the ricer craze..

      -daryl
      92 SE-R ( love this classic )
      • 5 Years Ago
      On a more serious note, simply if you don't like Sport Compact Coverage, or Motorsports Coverage (we cover Time Attack, Sedan Based Road Racing, Open Road Racing, Top Speed stuff, Drifting, Autocross and Drag Racing) and don't like tech articles and features cars that relate to this stuff then MotoIQ isn't really for you. They are plenty of lifestyle sites that can accommodate your tastes (I'll make some assumptions as well)

      Its pretty obvious that you never really read SCC or MotoIQ. Funny you think Eric is a nice guy, he would probably disagree with you!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Larry Martin

      I have been hanging on Mike Kojima's every word since 1996 and I can tell you he is a true standup guy. His words and deeds in service to his compatriots are what really honor any person and his are of the first order. His technical excellence is just icing on a very good cake.
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