2003_Hyundai_Tiburon_Barry_PyronOwner: Barry Pyron 
Location: Danville, VA
Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon
WHAT’S HOT: It is not often you see someone buy their very first car and invest even more money than it originally cost into upgrades and parts alone! Owner Barry Pyron went above and beyond with his very clean Tib adding carbon fiber and custom fiberglass throughout his impressive multimedia install.

2003_Hyundai_Tiburon_Barry_Pyron_InsideBEHIND THE BUILD: Pyron fell in love with the stock, clean look and performance of his often underestimated Tiburon. Pyron doesn’t want any knock-off, faking-the-funk parts on his ride, so he’s hand picked each mod to perfection, buying all his performance upgrades directly through his local Hyundai dealership.



2004_Dodge_SRT_4_Crystalmarie_MarzocchiOwner: Crystalmarie A. Marzocchi
Location: Cumberland, RI
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge SRT 4
WHAT’S HOT: With 450WHP this SRT4 is capable of throwing a real beat down on the pavement. With a list of Mopar performance parts like a Stage 3 turbo, wastegate, clutch and upgraded ECU, its clear tuner Crystalmarie Marzocchi and her pink Dodge don’t mess around.
2004_Dodge_SRT_4_Crystalmarie_Marzocchi_InsideBEHIND THE BUILD: Crystalmarie has been into custom cars since she turned 16. Since then her love for cars has sprouted on a large scale and she can’t imagine letting others work on her car. She’s done everything herself on her SRT 4, from performance mods to the paint and body work!
2008_Scion_xB_Mark_McKeeOwner: Mark McKee
Location: Danville, IN
Vehicle: 2008 Scion xB
WHAT’S HOT: The evil theme of this xB runs inside and out, from interior embroidered skull seats to its complex exterior airbrushing. Thanks to a few performance upgrades under the hood, this Scion is a deadly package with sinister looks to match.
2008_Scion_xB_Mark_McKee_InsideBEHIND THE BUILD: Enthusiast Mark McKee grew up wrenching on big block muscle cars with his brother. Since then, he’s poured that same passion and dedication into building his Scion show car. Although McKee’s future plans for his xB do not involve American big block power he says, “I’d rather be getting trophies for my car, rather than tickets!”

2006_Acura_TL_Rodney_CarrenoOwner: Rodney Carreño        
Location: Bronx, NY
Vehicle: 2006 Acura TL
Photos courtesy of: Sean Pana Stuart (PanasView.com)
WHAT’S HOT: This rarely tuned Acura TL truly stands out from the crowd. Although it doesn’t have many JDM goodies Honda fan boys love to drool over, the clean VIP look of the car still draws a crowd with its crazy wheel size and offset.
2006_Acura_TL_Rodney_Carreno_SideBEHIND THE BUILD: NYC-native Rodney explained, “You got to be different to really stand out New York’s custom car scene.”  He describes the inspiration for his build as, “Live low and slow, that’s the way to go.” Not a bad slogan for grabbing attention without getting harassed by the local NYPD.

More Vehicle Features

Green Giant: 1998 Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

Plenty of cars are built with passion, but some just have more emotion infused into them. This VW Cabrio, owned and built by Chris Little, is one of those examples. This is a story with more history than your average…
Read More

Double Trouble: Marold Automobil GmbH's 1989 Volkswagen Corrado Magnum Sport Kombi

In automotive circles, the rarer the model is, the better. But one-of-a-kinds (or in this case, two one-of-a-kinds)? Those are the Holy Grail – the ultimate. If you’re scratching your head at the images before you, you’re not alone. Unless…
Read More

Undercover Brother: Jason Young's RB25 1993 Ford Mustang LX

Text by Mike Semira. Photos by Luke Munnell For several years, I’ve heard the urban legend about a group of automotive mad scientists capable of injecting turbocharged Nissan performance into almost any possible platform. The most interesting part about this…
Read More

Civic Pride: 2003 Honda Civic

Randy St-Cyr of Chilliwack, BC owns this 2003 Honda Civic, and has chosen to make it a showpiece for the car audio team at the Future Shop store where he works. Future Shop is well known for their car audio…
Read More

King of VIP: Tyrone Pertab's 2000 Lexus GS400

In the Fall of 2011, the fate of New York's Tyrone Pertab's 2000 Lexus GS 400 was left to hang in the balance. Pertab put the car up for sale, unsure if he was destined to keep it and continue…
Read More