James Derek Sapienza has worked as a writer and editor in the world of automotive journalism since 2015.

He has a BS in History at SUNY Brockport, with a focus on American popular culture. A fan of the classics with a special interest in German cars, he is a proud owner of a 1991 W124 Mercedes. He is a frequent contributor to Mustang Forums, MBWorld, 5Series,Rennlist, and more.

Civic Type R-Powered Ariel Atom 4: The World’s Best Driver’s Car?

2019 Honda-powered Ariel Atom 4.

Ariel Atom 4 is the latest and greatest Honda-powered exoskeleton sportscar.

  Comments | By - November 19, 2018

Honda Civic Type R: The Ultimate Tokyo Sleeper?

Honda Civic Type R in Tokyo.

Explore the streets of Tokyo, Japan with the Honda Civic Type R.

  Comments | By - November 15, 2018

Speed Academy Discovers Benefits of Big Wheels on the Track

Adding grip makes sense on a FWD Civic, and this badass video shows exactly why. 

  Comments | By - November 2, 2018

B18-swapped EG Civic Takes on Toyota Corolla AE82 on Track

Honda Civic EG versus Toyota Corolla AE82.

Retro rad hot hatches have screaming, 8,000+ RPM engines and drivers with something to prove behind the wheel.

  Comments | By - October 29, 2018