Here at PAS Magazine we always have the keys to the VIP. Not just in the clubs (that is a given), but I’m talking about manufacturers that open the doors to us and offer a glimpse about how products are made behind the walls that the public never see [ … ]


A few houses down the block from me lives my neighbor Randy. Although he makes his living as a dentist, he is a bona fide “car-guy,” and over the years has always managed to have something interesting in his garage. Like me, he’d rather drive a car with a story, character and some history, rather th [ … ]

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 beaches armed with cameras and usually wearing too much [ … ]

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 there all of the time. Our Canadian patriotism often [ … ]

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 their rivals. So each year at SEMA, we see project [ … ]

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 laughed off the screen today, starring B-list actor L [ … ]

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 mock all the idiots seeking stardom, but after near [ … ]

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 recall which party ‘cause after a while it all blurs [ … ]

Sick Wit It: Dennis Som's 1994 Nissan 240SX

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By Adam Cha - TYC photography

I know what you are thinking. “Oh golly gee, I’m so friggin’ ecstatic to see another 240 with Silvia parts, I can barely contain myself.” Don’t worry, it isn’t weird, I get like that once a month [ … ]