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 [ … ]

01 Michael Torino 2014 Scion FRS Tuner Battlegrounds PASMAG

Sometimes a particular vehicle platform just speaks to us, and that was certainly the case for Michael Torino. The moment he saw the GT86 platform make its debut, something about the car was calling to him. When it came time to pick up a car to sta [ … ]

01 Sunny Suravarapu 2013 Kia Optima KDM PASMAG

Since 2000, the Kia Optima (also the Kia Magentis, depending on where you live) has become so much more than a spin-off of the Hyundai Sonata. All the way up until the 2010 model year, the Optima has been a cheaper, underwhelming platform compared [ … ]

Justin Wallace 2000 Lexus GS300 PASMAG 03

As we get older, our tastes gradually change until we settle into what we’re going to like for the rest of our lives. You could take this as literally as taste in food, like a distaste for tomatoes when you were younger that became a meal sta [ … ]

07 David Chau 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Old New PASMAG

 

As an automaker with such a storied history, anyone would be remiss to ignore Porsche’s legendary line-up of vehicles, but it seems like the world has passed over a key player in the 911 lineage: the 996. Between the controversial &ldqu [ … ]

01 Ethan 1996 Toyota Mark II JZX100 Mark Maker PASMAG

There was a moment in 2010 that brought the Toyota JZX100 way up in coolness factor, and it was during the fifth round of D1GP at Ebisu. Coming in extra-spicy, Daigo Saito initiates his drift right at the apex of the turn, catching air mid-initiati [ … ]

01 Aidan Borges 2001 Lexus IS300 PASMAG

We have a local legend in our corner of Southern Ontario about an elusive car that’s spotted only a few days a year during car season – a unicorn, if you will. A shining wheel lip is spotted, causing a double-take at the amazing fitment [ … ]

01 Jason Neering 1992 Mazda RX7 PASMAG

In June of 1992, an FD RX-7 rolled out through the gates of Mazda’s assembly plant in Hiroshima, Japan. After enjoying a few years of JDM life, the car was snatched up and imported to the United States, quite illegally. If you’ll recall [ … ]

01 Brian Calbero 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage PASMAG

Three years after a tragic accident claimed his widebody Evo 9 during a flood, Brian Calbero decided to make the best of what happened, having kept the car knowing he could use its parts one day. Inspired by our buddy Archie Concon’s Evo-conv [ … ]

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