China Goes All in for Tuning by Shaun Keenan

The automotive specialty equipment aftermarket held its big, annual trade show in Las Vegas last fall. Like so many years before, PASMAG and its team members were in attendance to report on the newest modified vehicles and coolest parts the sport c [ … ]

10 Biggest Headlines from Formula D

Formula Drift’s 11th season kicked off in the Streets of Long Beach, which has served as the season opener for nine straight years. The course packed more than 20,000 fans into the stands and the podium included a first-timer, a former champion and [ … ]

Shave and Tuck It by Micky Slinger

Written by Micky Slinger (With notes from Alex Witkin) | Photography by Alex Witkin

A show car needs to be balanced. Sure, you can go to a show or a meet with a built engine pushing some crazy numbers that impress, but that’s only one asp [ … ]

Presidential Treatment: Q & A with Liberty Walk's Wataru Kato

PASMAG: What is the philosophy behind Liberty Walk?
Wataru Kato: Liberty Walk is a company that promotes fun and the wonderfulness of car modification or customization to the young community. 

How did you get into this industry?
Well, I have al [ … ]

Wheel of Fortune: VIP Modular Signs, Seals, and Delivers

You frequent the stance and fitment forums. Maybe you’re even a regular at the shows and meets. You marvel at the boundaries that have been pushed. 

Sure, there may be people who just don’t care as much, they don’t care about the work that go [ … ]

PASMAG Trending Kenny Vinces Retires Award Winning 1992 Honda Civic Si EG Hatchback Eric Eikenberry k20z1 front

Written by Micky Slinger / Photography by Eric Eikenberry

Kenny Vinces's 1992 Honda Civic Si has been around the world and back. Not literally, but it’s seen more shows, won more awards and garnered more fanfare than most can ever dream of. It grace [ … ]

PASMAG Trending I Love Tanoshi Intuned Online Scion FRS Side

We wanted to know more about how Ian Yu’s latest project car came together, so we decided to let the owner of Intuned Online tell the story himself. So Ian, why did you build this FR-S?

“Actually, it’s kind of a funny story. I missed having a seri [ … ]

Mike Essa's Rise to the Championship

As Mike Essa stood atop the final podium of the 2013 Formula D season and accepted his trophy as the season champion, he made history in more ways than one. Essa is the eighth different champion in Formula D’s 10 year existence, and overcame a blow [ … ]

Scion Tuner Challenge

Scion, a division of Toyota exclusive to North America, launched its flagship offering, the FR-S, for the 2013 model year. The investment required to develop a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive platform is significant, so Toyota teamed with Subaru [ … ]

DMCC Rookie 2013

The fight for the 2013 DMCC Rookie of the Year ended up being pretty easy for Maxime Lemoine this past season. Not only did Max take the Rookie of the Year title, he also came within a few points of taking home the overall 2013 Championship. For th [ … ]

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