01 Joe Simon 1992 Volkswagen GTI PASMAG

Joe Simon had been a Volkswagen enthusiast as long as he could remember, and had owned numerous VWs before picking up his 1992 Volkswagen GTI. The the car appealed to him enough that he wanted to see just how far he could take the platform. Admitte [ … ]

01 Luigi Saullo 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe PASMAG

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut? Like the same old day-in, day-out routine is starting to wear you out? For Luigi Saullo, that rut was the same old modified Honda. Having spent most of his teenage years doing the standard modification to [ … ]

01 Ken Fuller 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo PASMAG

Ken Fuller once owned a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS which was fairly modified, but he started to feel like he had gone as far as he wanted with the car. Since he had started working as a tech at Hyundai, he decided to take the road less travelled and [ … ]

10 Mike Corrie 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Marcus Bolds PASMAG

Mike Corrie had taken some time off of car building after starting a family and selling his old modified Chevrolet Tahoe, but as any enthusiast will tell you, they never truly leave the scene. He wanted to do something completely different thi [ … ]

01 William Chang 2013 Kia Optima SX PASMAG

William Chang is no stranger to building cars. Having spent a large portion of his life building JDM, Euro, and American cars, he decided that it was time to venture into something to represent the KDM scene.

At his shop, Concept-3, they hadn&rs [ … ]

01 Jose Garcia 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo PASMAG

Jose Garcia wanted to do something different after years of lightly modifying Honda Civics and a BMW 325i. He had always wanted a hatchback, and when he stumbled upon a 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo in a unique orange paint option, he knew this was t [ … ]

05 Jonny Lucas 2010 Hyundai Genesis PASMAG

Jonny Lucas is an industrial designer, so when looking for a car to call his own, the aesthetics of the car were incredibly important. He was actually shopping for the redesigned Camaro when it debuted in 2009, but after a friend recommended the Hy [ … ]

16 Shaun Hawkins 2011 Hyundai Genesis PASMAG

Shaun Hawkins was originally in the market for a Hyundai Genesis coupe, but a test drive left him feeling underwhelmed by the car’s mild power. He test-drove the sedan model on a whim shortly after, and fell in love with the V8 and the added [ … ]

01 Jake Harn 2003 Nissan 350Z Tuner Battlegrounds PASMAG

Back when Jake Harn was a junior in high school, his buddy let him know that his neighbor had a 2003 Nissan 350Z sitting in his driveway for a while, untouched. Harn took a trip over there to ask the owner about it, who informed him that he only bo [ … ]

07 Burton Hughes 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe PASMAG KDM

Burton Hughes has owned a handful of high-end cars, from a Hummer H2, to a Range Rover, and even a Lamborghini Gallardo. Instead of buying another expensive, luxurious ride back in 2013, he decided to take on an “underdog” project, and [ … ]

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