On Point: Spiked Hardware (Photos by Russell Sanchez)

These days, wheels are a big deal. They’re a build in themselves. Three-piece construction, all with a custom finish and bolted together with powder-coated hardware that accentuates the other color choices. Different colored lug nuts - some c [ … ]

KUHL Racing ARTIS Nissan GT-R R35 (Photo by 7Tune)

KUHL Racing is known for their nutty paintjobs and over-the-top aggressive body stylings.

Words by Micky Slinger. Photos by 7Tune

KUHL’s GT86, which was shown off at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, sported a silver metallic paint with e [ … ]

Tire Stencils Are the Bomb (Photo by Paul Nguyen)

You probably have spray paint in your eyes if you haven’t noticed the tire bombs going on at shows or on your favorite builds.

Words by Micky Slinger. Photos by Paul Nguyen, KC Image

Large, white letters spell out the tire manufacturer [ … ]

Get It From The Source: Rocket Bunny (GReddy Distribution)

It’s no secret that you get what you pay for. A little extra dough on any part for your car will help you out in the long run.

Words by Micky Slinger

With the introduction of wide body kits that are more technical than ever, the fact is tha [ … ]

Itasha Style: Senpai Noticed Me (4 Star Itasha Crew)

People are driving around with anime characters on their cars. Some are fairly conservative and feature Pokémon or a main character in an action pose, while others are full-on underwear shots of school girls. Straight class, guys. Strai [ … ]

2014 Import Face-Off Car Club Points Champions (Photo by Cliff Wallace)

There were a few dozen car clubs that participated and competed in one or many of the Import Face-Off events in 2014. Here we spotlight the National and Regional Champions of 2014, also featured in a full-page feature in PASMAG #130 (April/May 2015 [ … ]

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship TBGLIVE 2015 Preview

Following an epic final that saw Anthony De Guzman’s Toyota Supra (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) capture the 2014 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Title over Moses Awad’s all-carbon Nissan 370Z (Mableton, Georgia, USA) at the SEMA Show in [ … ]

Trending: Classic Car Restoration

You’ve got a sexy old chassis. Who cares about newer models? Your model is the best that’s ever been and (insert manufacturer you believe has lost their way) probably won’t ever make a move back to making a car this good. But [ … ]

Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

If you’ve ever been on a road trip with a car you cherish, chances are you've done something to keep your paint safe from rock chips. Maybe you’re the type who wraps the front of your beloved show car in blue painters tape before making [ … ]

Auto Show Tuning Takeover: Performance Tuned Cars (Photos by Monique SSG, Drive Marketing Group)

Well, well, well. As some OEMs are fighting against modifications (see “Copyrighting Cars?”), others are seeing the benefits that tuning and modified cars have in attracting younger and performance-oriented enthusiasts to their brands.

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