TSL DAY presented by Toyota
    Toyota USA signs on as title sponsor of NWMotiv’s Toyota Enthusiast Event.
    AUBURN, Wash., April 28, 2016 – For the past 6 years NWMotiv has produced enthusiast […]

  • By now, you’ve probably seen the feature video that KCTS9, a local and publicly-funded TV channel based in Seattle, did on Kent street racing. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can find it here.
    Caught up? Good.

    Street racing in Kent, or the greater Seattle, area has been a problem for the past 20 years. This is well-documented and each of the…[Read more]

  • Like the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
    When we first started NWMotiv prior to our official launch in 2010, there were a lot of things we set out to accomplish. We wanted to bring the Northwest back into the conversation and show the world what we as a community had to offer.

    HondaFestNW 2015

    We’ve come a long way and have done a great…[Read more]

  • This article is based on opinion of the author and do not reflect the opinions, official policy or recommendations of this website.
    ^^ Exactly.  <insert maniacal joker laugh here>
    I once read an article about how “Car Shows are Dead,” which was at the time, written by a good friend. He wrote it with a little bit of gusto with the shock and awe…[Read more]

  • One of the most often overlooked parts of a project vehicle, whether it is a show or racecar is lighting — and how often times even simple changes can drastically change your view.
    by Josh Mackey  by Josh Mackey & JB Custom Lighting


    Let me preface by saying that headlight modifying is nothing new. Modifications to headlights or swaps…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailAs you grow up, you hear stories from your friends and families of things lost, but not forgotten. Maybe one day you’ll find what’s been missing and restore balance to the world and the life that surrounds it. Or, […]

  • In its fourth year, Nissan Fest finally lives up to its expectations thanks in part to mother nature and thousands of participants.
    by Vinnie Nguyen & Armin Ausejo   by Jake Magraw by Josh Mackey


    Since 2012, NWMotiv.com in participation with Northwest Nissans has brought you Nissan Fest: the Pacific Northwest’s version of an all-out…[Read more]

  • Furious 7 is coming to theaters in just a few weeks, but here’s your chance to win tickets for an advanced screening of Furious 7 on Tuesday, March 31st at 7 pm! We’re giving away 3 pairs of VIP tickets in both Seattle and Portland to see Furious 7 before anyone else! 
    To enter for a chance to win, share this post on Instagram or Facebook with…[Read more]

  • With just over a week before the masses flood the convention halls of Las Vegas for the SEMA show, we catch up with our own NWMotiv.com team member Chris Dunbar and his 2009 Nissan Skyline Rocket Bunny R35 GTR before it hits the road.
    All photos and images are copyright of Josh Mackey and NWMotiv.com – Any unauthorized use is prohibited. Credit…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailIn a time where millennials are ruining a culture built by pioneers of the industry, it’s always good to take a look back at some that have stayed true to what it means to be an automotive enthusiast. In this […]

  • When comparing the show enthusiast community, it’s pretty clear that cars dominate bikes when it comes to modification and show participation. However, with an increase in scooters and other smaller bikes, we’re starting to see that rise, and Terry’s 2011 Honda Ruckus runs ahead of the pack.
    by Josh Mackey  by Josh Mackey
    Click Below to Skip to…[Read more]

  • In a region that has an endless supply of Hondas, Huy Hoang’s White 2002 Acura RSX stands out among one of the best — at least until his red one is finished.
    by Josh Mackey & Armin Ausejo  by Josh Mackey
    Click Below to Skip to a Feature
    Part I
     | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII
    Huy-Hoang-2002-Acura-RSX-2 Known as “Wii” to his friends, Wii…[Read more]

  • There is no hiding the fact that Hondas hold a very dominant stake in the Northwest automotive community, and we’ve hand-selected the best to be a part of a new series we’re calling, “The Kings.” Welcome to Part 1 of 7.
    by Josh Mackey, Armin Ausejo, Vinnie Nguyen and Ken Arnold
    by James Whelan
    by Josh Mackey

    Click Below to Skip to a…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailAs summer comes to a close, it’s a good time to sit back and enjoy the company of others and watch some good old head-to-head racing.
    by Vinnie Nguyen and Ken […]

  • ThumbnailIt’s been close to 10 years since we’ve seen a car built by Kendrick Gray rolling the streets of Seattle and after a lengthy hiatus, he has returned.
    by Josh […]

  • ThumbnailWhat happens when you take a company that builds the world’s fastest Hondas and force them to go sideways? You get a beast of an S2000.
    by Josh Mackey 

  • Since I began my journey into graphic design and photography, well before I started branding or building company philosophies, I’ve always been very critical of detail and maintaining a high quality image.
     by Josh Mackey for Mercedes-Benz USA by Josh Mackey

    NWMotiv.com as a brand shares that same philosophy and for the past five years, we…[Read more]

  • July 26th marked the return of Hot Import Nights to the greater Seattle for the second year in a row, bringing more cars, more models and more vaping.
    by Wutty Norng  by Josh Mackey

    Hot Import Nights might be a fraction of what it used to be, but it’s still one of only a few indoor car shows left in the Northwest. In that respect, you have to…[Read more]

  • The Honda game is strong in the Northwest, with so many big builds and styles, how do you build a car to stand out from the rest? You murder it.
    by Josh Mackey  by Josh Mackey

    In order to properly murder a civic, we must call upon local racer and builder, Jeff Merdich, aka @murderdick. Jeff and his Midori Green hatchback belong to the…[Read more]

  • Forum Fest is one of the biggest and most anticipated automotive events around the Northwest that also acts like a double-edged sword.
    by Armin Ausejo and Vinnie Nguyen  by Jake Magraw and James Whelan  by Josh Mackey

    After a very successful Forum Fest 2013, plans were made early in preparation for the 2014 event, which also included changing…[Read more]

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