Rank and File: Behind the Scenes of Show Judging

We all know the blood, sweat and tears that go into making a car your own. The countless nights of analyzing parts, swapping, tailoring and tuning them to make sure that everything works — and more importantly — works well while looking good. If yo [ … ]

Cabes Corner: Motorization

Motorization is a scary thing to tackle for most installers and fabricators. Although we have all designed these amazing moving and sliding installs in our head, very rarely does it become a reality. This is usually because of either cost or skill [ … ]

Crew Love: Platinum VIP Life


Written by John Liwanag. Photography by Phillip Awad

One definition of a car club reads like this: a group of people who share a common interest in motor vehicles. There are others, but I’d say that one sums it up the best.

Car clubs hav [ … ]

Up Close with some 1,000+ hp race cars.

The Special Equipment Marketing Association’s annual show in Las Vegas, better known as SEMA, is the event of all events when it comes to cars, equipment and the latest trends to take over the industry. Overseas, Japan’s equivalent is known as the To [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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