PASMAG TBGLIVE Steven Jackson 2015 Lexus RCF 01

Steven Jackson stumbled upon Lexus’ RC F by accident, but it was love at first sight. “My girlfriend and I were purchasing her car from Lexus in 2014, when a salesman asked if I had seen the new sports car Lexus was introducing in 2015 [ … ]

PASMAG TBGLIVE Shad Alaimo Subaru WRX 04

Shad Alaimo considers himself a die-hard Subaru fan, and it’s no wonder he’s become infatuated with the brand. His friend Russel taught him to drive in a 2004 WRX, and from that moment on he fell in love with Subaru. He held a particula [ … ]

PASMAG TBGLIVE Brandon Hamid Toyota Matrix 10

Brandon Hamid grew up playing with Hot Wheels and toy cars, but he would change little things about the cars whenever he could. The modification bug started at a young age, and continued to his very first built, the Toyota Matrix you see here. &ldq [ … ]

Tuner Battlegrounds 5 2017 WEB 930x310

The annual Tuner Battlegrounds Championship competition provides automotive enthusiasts with an opportunity of a lifetime - to compete against other passionate enthusiasts in North America* for the ulitmate award: to be featured on the co [ … ]

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 5

Steve Nodarse spent a long time as a truck and low-rider enthusiast before arriving where he is today. After a hiatus from modifying vehicles, Nodarse is back in the game with a cool custom Corrado. “Every show or meet I went to I always saw [ … ]

Mark Berentson 2008 Lexus ISF TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Mark Berentson is one of many enthusiasts who were inspired by the likes of Paul Walker and the crew in the first Fast and Furious movie. It wasn’t long after that when he built a 1989 R32 GT-R powered by a 2JZ. Unfortunately, that Skyline wa [ … ]

Keith Jarvis 2002 Chrysler 300M TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Keith Jarvis has had years of experience building and showcasing different show cars, but his latest creation is something unlike we’ve ever seen before. Despite a lack of prominent aftermarket support for the Chrysler 300M, Jarvis wanted to [ … ]

Gerard Gonzales 2015 Lexus RC350 PASMAG TBGLIVE 05

Gerard Patrick Gonzales fell in love with the Rocket Bunny Lexus RC as soon as he saw the one built by Importfest making its way across social media. The aggressive front grille design combined with the wild style of the full kit was enough to push [ … ]

Sal Arriaga 2015 Subaru STI TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Salvador Arriaga wasn’t always a Subaru guy. He used to be a die-hard Honda fan until the day he test-drove the Subaru STI. After learning of the safety rating of the Subaru (for his kids), there was no turning back. Despite being a long-time [ … ]

Marby Enriquez 1992 Acura NSX PASMAG 04

Building cars seems to run in Marby Enriquez’s family. Whenever he came home from school to see his brothers working on their car or taking delivery of new parts, his affinity for wrenching became stronger. “I guess you can say my famil [ … ]

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