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 [ … ]

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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 [ … ]

Stare Down: Marcus Prouty's 2003 Dodge Neon

Written by Mark Pereira | Photos By John Jackson

The term ‘sport compact’ seems to conjure up images of custom Civics and Integras to many enthusiasts. But who says you need an H-badge on your ride to have fun? After all, building [ … ]

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Written by Mike Semira | Photos by Donny Mak

There’s no denying that our annual European Tuning Issue is the most anticipated cover of the year, as this special issue continues to bring the heat over the past three years. From Canada&rsqu [ … ]

High End Performance Ben Abutin 2008 Infiniti G7S


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by RCH Designs

There is a fine line between a dose that will produce results and one that ends in a disastrous overdose. With certain substances, the difference can be between life and death if you don’t follow d [ … ]

Getting Hyphy: Calvin Wan's 1993 Mazda RX-7


Written by Dave Pankew |Photos by Chris Manacop (Cipher Media Group)

Ever noticed how a message can get totally lost in translation? Often it’s due to the lack of market research done in the socio-economic climate translations and re [ … ]

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When Dan Quibell bought this full-size Denali in the summer of ‘04, and his original vision for it was not to transform it into the show-stopping, daily-driving, full-size lowrider you see today. “It was my first new vehicle,” he recalls. “The first [ … ]

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Starboy: A Tuner’s Dream In The Sunshine State

It’s a beautiful thing when the world of high society exotics and tuner culture meet, and when it comes to Allen Wasko’s twin-turbo Liberty Walk Gallardo, the two worlds come together in perfect, awe-inspiring harmony. Like many people who own…
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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…
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Insane, impossible, incredible- these are the words most commonly associated with WORLD Racing and virtually everything they do. Back in 2009, the time attack world was shocked when Chris Rado and the WORLD Racing team first unveiled their re-worked Scion…
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Retirement Plan: Mark Buffington's Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

Some folks have 401k plans, money in the bank from years of hard work, and IRA accounts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some people, like magazine editors, have little more than that which is created by their overly vivid…
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Aught Two: 1974 BMW 2002

It’s no secret that some people have really lost touch with the joy of driving. I mean, look at all these people who are stoked for autonomous cars! With technology advancing at the rate it is, the manual gearbox is…
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