Article Index
PAS MAG 10th Anniversary (2000-2010)
2000 - Volume 2
All Pages





World Domination - Volume 9 Issue 8

Let’s rewind to the late 90s, when Pennsylvania-native Chris Rado was out there racing a uni-body Integra back before sport compact drag racing was remotely popular. Later on, Rado not only secured some of the quickest and fastest records in NHRA, but also set a few world records in the process to become the first FWD in the 8’s and reset the speed record yet again. Probably Rado’s most aggressive creation was the NORAD Pro FWD Celica, a controversial project right from the time it was still a concept sketch. But the slipping popularity of drag racing led to this impressive 2007 Scion tC for World Racing. Competing in the FWD Unlimited class, the entire shell was prepared by Steen Chassis, who stitch welded and reinforced it with a NASCAR-spec cage. This turbo tC can hang with the RWDs and AWDs thanks to all its technological advancements.





Heavy Grinder - Volume 9 Issue 5

As mythical as the RB26 found in the Skyline, your average enthusiast expects every 2JZ engine to put down 1,000 plus ponies as well. Without wasting time this particular JZA80 puts down 1,080whp with 780ft/lbs on the spray and 940 ponies cranking 40psi. To put that in marketing-speak, at the crank that is a staggering 1,270 horsepower, enough to push around two Ford GTs and a micro-compact on top: all out of just over 3.0L. This car was so squirrelly on the dyno day, it had to be strapped down with three dudes jammed in the backseat just to keep traction on the way to 205mph on the dyno! The mastermind behind this is our main man Steve Larkin from Trenton, NJ who put his time, talent, effort and ALL his own money to build this project for our cover... sponsor – free. Larkin is the genuine article, a real gearhead who has a true passion for high-performance at all costs.





Brad McCoy of Pittsburgh, PA knows a thing or nine about cars. He is both a skilled mechanic and a successful salesman, often found wrenching away on project after project. “I built up a crazy 300ZX but the motor was not all that friendly to work on or make the big power I wanted,” admits McCoy.

“I do all my own work and I got tired of rebuilding the VG30 and started looking for a different platform.” McCoy narrowed down the search to either a Supra or a Skyline. Although the Supra and the R33 were around the same price point, McCoy stumbled on this immaculate R34 Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nür and went temporarily insane. Within a few days, he rounded up all available funds, loans, lines of credit and any legal method of getting quick cash together and pulled the trigger on his dream car. Dropping everything and scrounging up every last cent to build your dream car? We can’t fault McCoy for that. Many of us do it regularly, but on such a grand scale, it’s not your everyday mission!

Justene Jaro_opt

Justene Jaro


Sign of the Zodiac: Scorpio
Measurements: 34DD / 25 / 36
Nationality: Filipino/Peurto Rican
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Turn-ons: Intelligence and independence
Turn-offs: tupidity and ignorance


More Vehicle Features

Final Fantasy: Carlos Molina's 2011 BMW 335i

What other explanation can there be for a man who took BMWs elegant 3-Series coupe and converted it to a full show car for the 2008 SEMA show, then promptly tore it apart and began working on a complete revision…
Read More

Magic Trix: Kyle Mohan's 2009 Mazda RX-8

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Andrew Jennings If you ask pro drifter Kyle Mohan how to get (and keep) a car sideways, his equation will always include rotary somewhere in it. Mazda is the only automaker still pumping…
Read More

Gamma Smash: Muzzy Yousefi's 2004 Nissan 350Z

Written by Eric Eikenberry / Photography by KC Image Preconceived notions demolished by a big green machine. Farhad “Muzzy” Yousefi never imagined he would rebuild his cherished 350Z from the ground up. When he started drifting it in 2007, it…
Read More

Next Generation: Nestor Cabrera's 2003 Infiniti G35

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton The one thing we can count on seeing at every SEMA Show is improvement. It was truly impressive to see new hardware and products on display from the aftermarket despite a…
Read More

Full Arsenal: Harvin Minhas's 2009 Nissan 370Z

Written by Shaun Keenan | Photos by Ste Ho Nissans have long been popular tuning platforms, but today’s modern tuners have taken this simple fact to entirely new levels. Harvin Minhas of Richmond Hill, Ont. knows this well as he…
Read More