The Science of Stopping: Wilwood stops 1,000 hp FD RX-7

Many would think a car’s braking system is one of its simplest and easiest components to understand. Bigger is better right? You may be surprised to learn how much engineering and thought actually goes into designing a brake system for a car. There [ … ]

The Tuner Tribe: China Getting Licensed to Mod

We learned many things about the Chinese tuning industry during our interview with YASN’s General Manager Xie Yu at SEMA last fall. But we learned so much more by traveling to China’s capital city and seeing things with our own eyes, and by asking [ … ]

Lost and Found - Japanese Sports Cars Getting their Mojo Back

Japanese car enthusiasts are a sentimental, opinionated and loyal bunch. Aren’t we? For many of us, the last great era for Japanese sports cars occurred during the ‘80s and ‘90s when Mazda, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Nissan duked it out [ … ]

Stance 101: All You Need to Know

What was that?” you may say as they pass you on the streets. You may double take because it really caught your attention, or you might double take because you think their car is broken. You may also think that someone tried to build their own hover [ … ]

Rank and File: Behind the Scenes of Show Judging

We all know the blood, sweat and tears that go into making a car your own. The countless nights of analyzing parts, swapping, tailoring and tuning them to make sure that everything works — and more importantly — works well while looking good. If yo [ … ]

Cabes Corner: Motorization

Motorization is a scary thing to tackle for most installers and fabricators. Although we have all designed these amazing moving and sliding installs in our head, very rarely does it become a reality. This is usually because of either cost or skill [ … ]

Crew Love: Platinum VIP Life


Written by John Liwanag. Photography by Phillip Awad

One definition of a car club reads like this: a group of people who share a common interest in motor vehicles. There are others, but I’d say that one sums it up the best.

Car clubs hav [ … ]

Up Close with some 1,000+ hp race cars.

The Special Equipment Marketing Association’s annual show in Las Vegas, better known as SEMA, is the event of all events when it comes to cars, equipment and the latest trends to take over the industry. Overseas, Japan’s equivalent is known as the To [ … ]

China Goes All in for Tuning by Shaun Keenan

The automotive specialty equipment aftermarket held its big, annual trade show in Las Vegas last fall. Like so many years before, PASMAG and its team members were in attendance to report on the newest modified vehicles and coolest parts the sport c [ … ]

10 Biggest Headlines from Formula D

Formula Drift’s 11th season kicked off in the Streets of Long Beach, which has served as the season opener for nine straight years. The course packed more than 20,000 fans into the stands and the podium included a first-timer, a former champion and [ … ]

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