PASMAG Alvin Puertollano 2005 Infiniti G35 Injen Work VSXX BGFoodrich Top Secret Seibon Ings Jdm Visonik Alpine

The Infiniti G has carved itself a nice little niche in the North American sport tuning niche ever since the third-gen V35s came online in 2003. In Japan, these are sold as Nissan Skyline 350GTs. Even though they’re not in the same lineage as the [ … ]

PASMAG Feature Car Schoolyard Bully Satoshi Kondo ASI Tetsu GTR Tokyo Japan Bentley Toyo

Having a design background, both in Architectural school and in the professional world, I definitely view custom cars different than the next guy. Probably because getting the latest (insert hot platform here) and then ticking off the checklist o [ … ]

Rugrat: Sean Driscoll's 2004 Scion xB


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Edwin Villanueva 

There isn’t much you can tell me about kids that I haven’t heard already. Either from my parents or some miserable ex that whined and moaned about poppin’ out some [ … ]

Serge Leger's Team ETC 2009 Cadillac CTS

Let’s face reality. The economy is headed into the toilet. For how long, no one knows but the fact is that all of these financial giants going under, sub-prime loans and huge bail-outs can only spell one thing – disaster! A couple of my homies in t [ … ]

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Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Patrick Ernzen

Getting across the US – Mexico border may not be as easy as it used to be. Back in the day there were some lines in the sand or at best some crusty
mesh fences separating Mexico from the &ldquo [ … ]

Dark Demon: Kicker's 2008 Scion xB


Written by Mark Pereira | Photos by Miller Photography

It seemed like only yesterday when Toyota first launched their highly successful and tuner-inspired Scion brand. Although many doubted these economic compacts would excite horsepower-hungry enth [ … ]

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In today’s information age, everybody seems connected to the latest useful and useless news and trends on the net. Its weird when someone of a totally different era knows a lot about a youthful subject or hobby. I lost it when I found out Republican [ … ]

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The debates between FWD aficionados versus the world will never die. Sure some people jump camps but most Honda guys are front-drive for life. The AWD and RWD guys will mock the FWD but the FWD guys know with a proper suspension and an LSD, the nuanc [ … ]

Secret Password: Password JDM's 2008 Honda Civic Si


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By Chris Manacop

Honda tuners are known for going to great lenths to obtain rare JDM parts. Unfortunately not every tuner goes about it in a legit way, as many H-badge and Type-R enthusiasts have had parts pryed [ … ]

High Voltage Manny de Encio 2008 Nissan 350Z


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by RCH Designs

Huntington Beach in California is an odd place. On the one hand you have loads of tourists from around the globe taking in its beautiful scenery. They are milling around the immense sprawling beach [ … ]

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