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A year-long story of disappointment, perseverance and redemption.

Texas resident and nurse, Alma Molina, experienced what could only be described as a genuine automotive nightmare when building her former dream car for SEMA 201 [ … ]

Brent Khelawan Mercedes Benz CLS PASMAG 1

"That will never work." Words that could stop many a project in their tracks. Unless, of course, you're Brent Khelawan, in which case those words serve only as further motivation. Perseverance is no foreign concept to Brent. After a motorcycle acci [ … ]

Chris Calimlim 1998 Toyota Supra TBGLIVE PASMAG 3

Christopher Calimlim is the builder of a true showstopper. His 1998 Toyota Supra has only been on the streets of Honolulu, Hawaii, for three years, but since then, it has competed in 12 shows and has almost always landed in [ … ]

Tjin Edition Hyundai Genesis PASMAG 1

Standing out can be a huge challenge, especially when it comes to a stage the size of SEMA. As if that wasn't pressure enough, our friend Neil Tjin and his Tjin Edition brand took on their very first Hyundai build ever in 2015, being assigned a Gen [ … ]

Alan Phan Honda S2000 PASMAG TBGLIVE 6

Alan Phan built his Honda S2000 as a track weapon that still carried the aesthetics of a street-driven show car. His affinity for the Honda brand started with his old Acura RSX, a popular starting point for many Honda enthu [ … ]

Victory Giovanny Ayala 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR TBGLIVE 1

Those who made it out to this year’s Hot Import Nights in Las Vegas are likely to say Giovanny Ayala smoked the #TBGLIVE competitors with his 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR. While there’s no denying that statem [ … ]

Rally Innovations 2015 Ford Focus ST Gundam PASMAG 8


IT’S YEAR 70 OF THE COSMIC ERA. SEVENTY YEARS SINCE HUMANITY LEFT EARTH TO LIVE IN SPACE COLONIES. HOWEVER, SINCE LEAVING EARTH, HUMANITY HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE WAR BEHIND. TWO FACTIONS DO BATTLE WITH SUPER-ADVANCED, HIGH-MOBILITY MECH [ … ]

Armando Villarreal 2013 Subaru WRX STI PASMAG TBGLIVE 5

Armando Villarreal had already built his fair share of cars before wining the #TBGLIVE competition at HIN Dallas. Among the extensive list, some highlights would have to be his Eclipse with air suspension and “several [ … ]

D Brinkworth Fender Flares PASMAG 29

Forty-three years later and looking better than ever. Brinkworth’s personal 1973 240Z has been restored where needed, left where appropriate and updated in great taste. Best of all, she’s a rescue.

Brinkwo [ … ]

Mark Yuen 2007 Lexus LS460 PASMAG Lead

Mark Yuen is going out with a bang!

We all have to start from somewhere, and for most of us, it isn't the top. We struggle and train ourselves in order to advance to the level where we want to be at. And even through all t [ … ]

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