03 Phil Blottie 1972 Datsun 510 13B PASMAG

Phil Blottie, the man behind Twisted Images, is no stranger to Datsun’s 510 platform. By the time he got to the example you see here, he had owned 15 of them over the past 20 years. In love with the 510’s drivability, looks, and ease to [ … ]

Lane Wakeland 2008 Ford F 250 Tuning Essentials Trucks 10

One of the coolest things you can experience as an enthusiast is looking back to see how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned. Depending on how you work, it could be looking back on the same build through various stages, or even [ … ]

21 Dustin Ng 1998 Nissan Skyline R34 2JZGTE PASMAG

This Kiwi Skyline is not too hot and not too cold - it’s just right

To you, mid-July probably conjures up fond memories of long summer days, cold beers by the lake and barbeques in the back yard, but all the way down here in New Zealand? Jul [ … ]

02 Josh Gonzales 2004 Nissan 350Z PASMAG TBGLIVE

Often times we find what we were looking for in a place we hadn’t thought to look, and that’s exactly what happened with Josh Gonzales and his 350Z. Back when Gonzales was in the process of building his Subaru STI, he picked up the 350Z [ … ]

01 Joey Valenti 2008 Honda Civic Si TBG PASMAG

Joey Valenti has always been a bit of a tinkerer of Hondas, but never someone to go into a full-blown build. For him, the passion just wasn't there - that is until he had to put a new motor into his Acura Integra.

Calling up a friend of his, Darry [ … ]

12 Justin Nishimura 2013 Hyundai Genesis Tuner Battlegrounds PASMAG

Paving the way as someone at the forefront of a new wave can be a daunting task, but Justin Nishimura considers himself to be up for a challenge. When the Hyundai Genesis came out, Nishimura immediately fell for the car’s unique body lines an [ … ]

39 Clarion Builds 1993 BMW 850ci pasmag

In the 1980’s, BMW was riding high on a wave of successful vehicle sales from their performance-focused “Ultimate Driving Machines.” With their pockets and minds overflowing for a new GT car, plans were put in place to design a ca [ … ]

15 Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGIVE PASMAG

Growing up alongside his dad’s project cars in the garage, Henry Vela wasn’t as into the world of cars back then as he is now. After helping his dad for so long, basic processes like oil changes and brake services started to stick with [ … ]

02 Texas Toast Jason McElroy 2013 Scion xB pasmag

Unfortunately, not everyone’s first foray into the into the car enthusiast community can be a positive one. Jason McElroy’s experience with a certain Scion xB car club was an example of a less than nice introduction to the lifestyle.

O [ … ]

01 DS18 2014 Jeep Wrangler JK Nightcrawler pasmag

The build team at DS18 has put together all sorts of unique projects. From subwoofer-laden Hummers, to extra-loud exotics, and even some full-blown racecars with audio systems to boot, their products have graced the interiors (and exteriors) of a w [ … ]

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