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Chances are, you or a family member has owned a Volkswagen at some point in time. Way back during the explosion of the cult-classic Beetle days or hoping aboard the diesel train whenever there is a manufactured gas crisis by the oil companies, Volk [ … ]

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Rewind back to SEMA ’07 and the entire PAS staff is atop the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. The venue is the Voodoo Lounge and we’re hosting one of the most memorable parties of the year with our good friends at HIN (Hot Import Nights) and everyone, who is [ … ]

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When it comes to the drifting scene anyone who knows about “mad JDM tyteness” knows Inada-san and his crazy antics. Daijiro “Dai” Inada is the mastermind behind Option Magazine, the genius of Option Video and one of the top ranking players in the [ … ]

Bull Market: David Huang's 2006 Lexus IS350


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

If you are like most of us, you got your ass handed to you in the stock market this decade. Or you saw your 401K decimated to the point where you may
be eating dog food at 65 (on a special occasion [ … ]

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The last time I saw a Honda with a wall of four 15s was in 1998. Now who in their right mind would be insane enough to do something like that you say; it was yours truly.

The look on people’s faces when they saw it is priceless, that’s what Greg Car [ … ]

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In our line of work we come across so many dreamers and flakes. There is so much smack talking about what people are going to do when they have time or money but it never materializes. And there are so many false promises but even with the best inten [ … ]

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Truth be told, us PAS Editors have a lot on the go. There are a full year of issues, about a dozen event programs, regular website updates, marketing copy and all kinds of interaction with our clients. Then there are often times we need to pitch in [ … ]

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You can give them a good upbringing, you can give them counseling but there is no guarantee your spawn is going to turn out to be Rhodes Scholar. You can do everything textbook but sometimes the will power of kids can break your spirit and they cut [ … ]

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Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by RCH Designs

Well the Olympics are wrapped up, the medals up on the mantles and the scandals ongoing. The Bejing display was full of controversy and who doesn’t crave a bit of that out of international competit [ … ]

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As car enthusiasts, we get a raw deal. Even if your drive the speed limit and obey all the laws, you still are going to get the stick for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Of course the law will argue that since you changed some OEM part [ … ]

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