PASMAG 2016 Honda Accord+ // The Accord+ project was a collaborative effort between Honda Canada, PASMAG, and a handful of carefully selected partners. The idea behind the collaboration, at its most basic level, was simple: Transform the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Accord into a jaw-dropping showpiece to be displayed at…

Ikeda Masataka's 1983 Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86) // At first glance, the Panda 86 is somewhat unassuming, and it’s not until you take a closer look that you begin to understand the quality of craftsmanship involved. Ikeda-san stripped the car right back and worked from a bare-metal shell, slowly but…

Dark Knight: Donald Santora's 2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI // Santora’s Dark Knight GTI is a hero in its own right, as it carries the flag for what the car scene should be all about: mutual appreciation and helping each other out. If you can inspire someone to create something out…

NSXT Level: Clarion Builds' 1991 Acura NSX // The crew at Clarion Builds has done it again. Their NSX is like if Gotye made a follow-up to Somebody That I Used To Know, and that follow-up song was even catchier (side note: is Gotye now officially somebody that we used…

Tuner Evolution 2016: Philadelphia, PA // If you want a show that is a full automotive lifestyle event, look no further than Tuner Evolution. As the name suggests, this show encompasses the spirit of tuning and follows its evolution, year by year. Cars, vendors, live music, extreme sports, street artists,…

#GOTSHIRT? Tired of rocking the same old gear to the local meets? Well, PASMAG is here to help, introducing the NEW PASMAG T-Shirt Club!

PASMAG TBGLIVE: Christopher Calimlim - Toyota Supra // Christopher Calimlim is the builder of a true showstopper. His 1998 Toyota Supra has only been on the streets of Honolulu, Hawaii, for three years, but since then, it has competed in 12 shows and has almost always landed in first place.

Dark Earth: The Bumpin' Honda Grom Towing Tundra

Goldzilla: Kuhl Racing's Gold Engraved GT-R

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NSXT Level: Clarion Builds' 1991 Acura NSX

Following up a smash hit can be pretty difficult. Just ask those guys. What’s their name again? Those guys with the faces. You know who I’m talking about, right? What I’m trying to say is that becoming a one-hit wonder is all too easy. You have to take what you’ve already been successful with, then crank it up to stand over what you’ve previously created. For example: Clarion Builds’ BMW 2002. If you’ll remember, that initiative got Clarion Builds on the map as a restoration program dedicated to bringing icons and legends of the automotive world back to their former…

PASMAG Project Car: 2016 Honda Accord Coupe

The Accord+ project was a collaborative effort between Honda Canada, PASMAG, and a handful of carefully selected partners. The idea behind the collaboration, at its most basic level, was simple: Transform the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Accord into a jaw-dropping showpiece to be displayed at a variety of automotive events throughout the year. With an emphasis on blending form and function, the PASMAG team reached out to our partners in order to source or create modifications of the highest quality available for Honda’s versatile Accord platform. Through this initiative, we intended to stay true to the Accord’s 40-year history of…

Danger Ambulance: WIZ Custom Builder's 1988 Nissan Caravan (E24)

Usually, when you spot an ambulance, you’re jostling to get out of its way. Move over to the side of the road, wait for the lights to pass and hope that whoever they’re going to retrieve or drop off is going to be okay. But WIZ Custom Builder has taken the idea of the helpful ambulance and turned it on its head. If this low-riding Caravan were to come rolling up behind me, sirens blaring, I’d be pulling over to hop out of my car and head into the middle of the street in hopes of them plowing me over…

Kenwood DNX893S Navigation Receiver Review

If there is a new sat-nav receiver on your shopping list, do yourself a favor and check out the new Kenwood DNX893S Navigation Receiver. This new model raises the bar for ease of use and intuitive control. When a source unit has this many features, functions, capabilities and adjustments, keeping this simple for the user is something that everyone can truly appreciate! FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS The Kenwood DNX893S has pretty much every feature you could ever want or hope for in a sat-nav receiver. Thanks to a much faster processor, the boot time and functionality is greatly improved over earlier…

Audiopipe APNK-40001 Amplifier Review

If you are looking for big bass power at an unexpected pricepoint, you may want to check out the Audiopipe APNK-40001 monoblock amplifier. The APNK-40001 is designed for reliable audio power, regardless of load impedance, right down to one ohm. With a suggested retail price of $566.99, it’s one of the most affordable ultra-high-power amplifiers available. FEATURESThe big monoblock looks pretty good, and feels it too, with a weight of right around 30 pounds! A black anodized extruded aluminum heatsink is finished in a brushed “hairline” look, just like expensive home audio components. On one end of the amp you…

Kicker CXA1800.1 Amplifier Review

The Kicker CX series of amplifiers have been designed to provide not just the legendary power that Kicker is known for, but these amplifiers also offer several innovative and useful features that set them apart from the rest of the pack. This time, we’re going to have an in-depth look at the big dog in the line, the CXA1800.1 subwoofer amplifier. FEATURESThe Kicker CXA1800.1 is the most powerful amplifier in the CX series lineup, but with a full retail price of only $499.95 it’s still affordable to pretty much anyone interested in some serious bass power. It has power ratings…

Tuner Evolution 2016: Philadelphia, PA

If you want a show that is a full automotive lifestyle event, look no further than Tuner Evolution. As the name suggests, this show encompasses the spirit of tuning and follows its evolution, year by year. Cars, vendors, live music, extreme sports, street artists, bikinis, models, celebrities and more, all under one roof. For the 10th year in a row, that roof would be the one belonging to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, where Jay Martinez, the show’s organizer, says Tuner Evo really got its start all those years ago. For 2016, the show was bigger, better, and showcased vehicles…

Importfest 2016: Toronto, ON

August is a pretty awesome month for car enthusiasts in Canada. It's the peak of the summer, and far enough into the season that everyone has their car out in its newest iteration, even the late bloomers. Car shows are plentiful, whether parking lot meets or 'show and shine' competitions, but there is one shining gem that brings every facet or car culture together every year, and attracts enthusiasts for all over the country (plus some south of the border) to show up with their best and just have a good time. This show is Importfest. For the 16th consecutive…

D1 Drift 2016 (Round 1): Tokyo, Japan

All the sliding and drama that happended under the 1:1 Gundam. Round One of the 2016 D1 Drift Series kicked off as usual at the tight and technical confines of the Odaiba Venue, just outside Central Tokyo. On behalf of the readers of PASMAG and Toyo Tires as one of the sport's main sponsors, I was there to cover the main event. As a guest of Toyo, I received special access to the Trust R35 compound, and as you’ll see elsewhere in the magazine, some quality time with Kawabata-san, who endured my 20 questions just for you guys. The main…

Engine Swap 101: Haute AG's Infiniti V8 Swap

Performance Installs
As car enthusiasts, we have all thought about our dream car, on several occasions. Along with that, some of us have also dreamed about the perfect engine inside of our favorite chassis. So, what does it take for that dream to become a reality? Luckily, we have some of the necessary steps it takes to get your project to go from paper to pavement. In this write up we will be referencing an LS V8 swap into an Infiniti G35 Coupe. Keep in mind that this is strictly a guide, however all of the planning and approach should be carried…

Neo-motorsport Coil-Over Install

Performance Installs
The Scion FR-S offers a true sportscar experience at a very affordable price point and is complimented by aggressive styling. For those looking to enhance and tighten up the handling of this coupe, there are a variety of aftermarket options available. One such company is NEO Motorsport, which offers a complete coil-over suspension kit. NEO’s passion and motorsport experience ensures that all of its products are tried, tested and true, both for track use and daily commuting. The following is a step-by-step guide for installing this fully-adjustable (ride height and dampening) suspension system on the FR-S. 1. Lift vehiclePrepare vehicle…

Sylvania Zevo Strip Kit: Step-by-step install

Performance Installs
Let your creativity shine without a huge time or money investment. The SYLVANIA ZEVO Interior Strip Kit allows you to put more colors and more light where you want it. Easily expandable with up to 20 feet of endless design options, you can now enhance the interior look of your vehicles with a quality high performance lighting product. Using true RGB mixing technology, SYLVANIA ZEVO gives you 16 colors and five modes. The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to choice of color and function combinations. The 20-button remote gives you flexibility. With a simple touch, you can control…