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01 Jake Harn 2003 Nissan 350Z Tuner Battlegrounds PASMAG

Back when Jake Harn was a junior in high school, his buddy let him know that his neighbor had a 2003 Nissan 350Z sitting in his driveway for a while, untouched. Harn took a trip over there to ask the owner about it, who informed him that he only bo [ … ]

07 Burton Hughes 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe PASMAG KDM

Burton Hughes has owned a handful of high-end cars, from a Hummer H2, to a Range Rover, and even a Lamborghini Gallardo. Instead of buying another expensive, luxurious ride back in 2013, he decided to take on an “underdog” project, and picked up a 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe.

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01 Michael Torino 2014 Scion FRS Tuner Battlegrounds PASMAG

Sometimes a particular vehicle platform just speaks to us, and that was certainly the case for Michael Torino. The moment he saw the GT86 platform make its debut, something about the car was calling to him. When it came time to pick up a car to start building upon, the 2014 Scion FR-S was destined [ … ]

01 Sunny Suravarapu 2013 Kia Optima KDM PASMAG

Since 2000, the Kia Optima (also the Kia Magentis, depending on where you live) has become so much more than a spin-off of the Hyundai Sonata. All the way up until the 2010 model year, the Optima has been a cheaper, underwhelming platform compared to the other entry-level luxury cars that it despe [ … ]

31 Restoring Old Wheels Sensei 6 JB Maf PASMAG NickelNismo D1

In a time where “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” has turned into “if it’s broke, just go buy something new and shiny,” it’s pretty great to see more and more enthusiasts in the wheel scene kick that trend and make what was once great, great again f [ … ]

Justin Wallace 2000 Lexus GS300 PASMAG 03

As we get older, our tastes gradually change until we settle into what we’re going to like for the rest of our lives. You could take this as literally as taste in food, like a distaste for tomatoes when you were younger that became a meal staple later in life, or even as taste in fashion, as [ … ]

07 David Chau 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Old New PASMAG

 

As an automaker with such a storied history, anyone would be remiss to ignore Porsche’s legendary line-up of vehicles, but it seems like the world has passed over a key player in the 911 lineage: the 996. Between the controversial “fried egg” headlights and horrifying IMS b [ … ]

01 Fast and Furious Supercharged Universal Studios Orlando Florida

For many of us, Fast & Furious is the movie that brought us into the tuner lifestyle. With the first film in 2001 there was an explosion of interest in NOS, augmented engines, and cool paint jobs. As the franchise grew, so did the stunning visuals, crazy chases, and over-the-top cars.

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09 Uzair Ashraf 1992 Nissan 240SX PASMAG

Uzair Ashraf’s friend let him drive his S13 once, and that was the beginning of a journey to the racetrack that wouldn’t stop for anything.

 

Ashraf picked up his first S13 in 2011, and got started modifying. In the beginning, he was focused on street drifting, and ended up gett [ … ]