Cameo Appearance: Michael Ma's 2009 Scion xD

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Josh Mackey

I’m probably dating myself by saying that when I was in high school the Cameo haircut was official. Not just any fade either, but a serious vertical afro á la Kid from Kid’n&rsqu [ … ]

Ken Gushi's Formula Drift 2009 Scion tC

When Ken Gushi stormed onto the scene 5 years ago he was only 17. The young Japanese American was drifting before he had a license. Gushi was the subject of every conversation season after season because everyone had high expectations for him. Now [ … ]

Sound Quality: Zach Moskowitz's 2009 Audi A5

Written by Dave Pankew and Zach Abass | Photos by John Jackson

If you are like most enthusiasts years of pounding bass have likely made an impact on your hearing. Not to the point where you need a hearing aid or everything needs to be yelled at [ … ]

Miami-based millionaire Joseph Safina (a race car driver who’s competed in Rolex Daytona 24hr race) contacted Mobsteel headquarters in Brighton, MI Genei was on the same page, when the customer asked for a black-on-black custom sled.

There is no telling what people will do when in the anonymity of being inside a large group. Definitely not the kind of behavior they show when running solo. Need proof? Head out to a sporting event where all kinds of different folks are hurling obsc [ … ]

Aaron Vaccar's 2004 Subaru STI

Thinking about your ride or dream car you drool over each night. Building a project car can quickly take on an exhilarating never-ending life of its own, and each item on your mod list only takes you deeper. We all assume once we get our quick fix [ … ]

Gun Slinger: Eric Shih's 2003 BMW M3

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

I can predict with almost 100% accuracy when a tuner has grown up in the sport compact scene from a young age. They usually started with a Honda / Acura as their first project car and are now aroun [ … ]

Back in Time: Pete Colello's Widebody 2002 Toyota Celica

Over the near decade I’ve been in the industry I’ve seen many trends arrive on the scene and others fade out fast. Then again, I’ve been an enthusiast for two decades and been following imports since there were anemic little rust buckets that domes [ … ]


Building trust and maintaining a good reputation is certainly important for success. When it comes to business or pleasure, a solid reputation can be your most significant asset and make a world of difference. Long before we met Chris Rawlins and his [ … ]

PASMAG Marshall Woolford 2002 Lexus IS300 Exterior

Today on the used car market, the Lexus IS300 is one of the most affordable RWD performance sedans money can buy, making it a hot seller among the tuner crowd. Plus you can easily throw a Supra twin turbo mill in it making it one dangerous 4-door. [ … ]

Dream Police: RealWheels' 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Photos by Joey Redmond

Back in the day when the USA basketball program set their sights on gold, the first “Dream Team” was formed with an all-star line-up including the NBA’s greatest icons: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bi [ … ]

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The Big Package: 2002 Smart Fortwo Brabus

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Interstellar: Jonathan Leung's 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

Interstellar: Out of this World R32. If you haven’t had the chance, we highly recommend a long walk. No, seriously, we do. Stroll out into the darkness at night, miles away from the nearest town, and gaze up into that…
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Reflection of the Past: Rui Paulo Nascimento's 2001 Audi TTRS

Building and dressing up an already established sports car like the Audi TTS is no easy feat, but to do it in a way like Rui Paulo Nascimento did to clearly stand out from the rest takes vision and, more…
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Track Appeal: 2011 Nissan R35 GTR

The GReddy/Trust 35RX Nissan GT-R was built to set the speed record at Fuji speedway and attack lap records around Japan. Japanese culture prioritizes pride. For tuners in Japan, there is not just an emphasis on the quality of the…
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Competitive Spirit: Alec Hohnadell's 1995 Nissan 240SX

The 20-year old drifter whose name you'll want to remember. One thing rings true with all professional athletes: they want to be the best at whatever sport they play. This is for sure the same ideology that Alec Hohnadell aspires…
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