PASMAG Nissan Mitsubishi A Love Story Merge

In the wake Mitsubishi’s financial fallout due to a fuel economy cheating scandal, fellow Japanese automaker, Nissan, has stepped up to Mitsubishi’s plummeting stock prices with a helping hand and a plan. With benefi [ … ]

PASMAG Tuned In Adam Zillin Japanese Auctions 11

The Japanese vehicle auctions should be considered an interplanetary statistical anomaly. “How and why the hell do they even exist?” I can hear you asking.

You may have known about them for decades, but the Jap [ … ]

PASMAG Jacobs Drift Jeff Jones 1

In motorsports, you’ll often hear stories of sacrifice and heartbreak. Drivers who spend years working their way through the ranks on a nickel and dime budget, hours and hours spent on the roa [ … ]

PASMAG Stay Crushing FRS Whats The Diff 1

Welcome back to another installment of Stay Crushing, where I’ve been slowly but surely turning my hard-parked Scion FR-S into a track car.

A couple weeks ago, I brought my diff back to my friend, Ray, to adjust the [ … ]

PASMAG JDM Tsurikawa Skyline

Tsurikawa means "hang" (tsuri) “leather” (kawa) in Japanese and, in this case, relates to the strap and loop train handles that hang from the ceilings of trains in Japan. Somehow, some young& [ … ]

PASMAG HotWhels IMG 9155

The crew at Mattel/Hot Wheels have cooked up a new design that is sure to have JDM fans seeking them out. Over the past five years, the brand has steadily rolled out their “Mad Manga” series, a collection modeled after an [ … ]

PASMAG TE Japan Book 2 JDM Terms

Although most PASMAG readers will have a fairly good understanding, there’s no denying that the term b?s?zoku and the many subcultures that link to it can be confusing, and there might be different definitions of each, depending on [ … ]

PASMAG Trucks 2017 Ford F150 Police 01

Ford announced this spring that it now offers a more rugged fleet version of its popular full-size F-150 pickup – a Special Service Vehicle version – intended for fleet and especially police buyers.

Highlights [ … ]

PASMAG Tuning Essentials Japan Book Masato Kawabata 1

It’s not every day you get to sit down with a D1 champ and pick his brain with a bunch of questions; some trickier than others, but that’s exactly what I did when Toyo Tires invited me to lunch with Masato Kawabata a [ … ]

PASMAG Style 3 Rebadge Your Car 1

Guaranteed Scene Points.

In this hobby/lifestyle/cult – whatever you want to call it – that we’re a part of, change is good. You’re encouraged to rip something off and replace it with something better. A [ … ]

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