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 [ … ]

2008 Subaru WRX AEM Clarion


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

For whatever reason, there are many people in the industry out there that believe we are from California. It makes sense because most of the magazines on the scene are based in SoCal and we are the [ … ]

Weird Scionce: PASMAG's 2008 Scion xD


Written by Erickson Obiacoro | Photos by John Jackon

There are key industry people out there that say you’re only as good as your shop car build. This mantra is repeated over and over and will drive companies to true greatness just to out-do t [ … ]

Mike Sullivan's 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Most of you younger cats may not have heard of the classic TV show, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ but wherther you know it or not, it’s influential concept relates to many enthusiasts. It was a simple low budget show with effects that would get lau [ … ]

Car Time: Forrest Wang's 1998 Nissan S14.5


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

Ever gotten stuck watching lame TV shows that your sister, girlfriend or wife want to watch instead of something legit? I might have some guilty pleasures like the first few American Idols that m [ … ]

Slide-to-Side: Tommy Suell's 1986 SR20DET Toyota AE86 Corolla GT-S

Alright, clear your head for a bit and picture this. Yours truly and PAS Editor Mark Pereira are standing out front of the Paris hotel in Vegas after getting waaaay to involved at one of many open-bar parties during SEMA. Honestly, I can’t even rec [ … ]

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