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 [ … ]

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 05

Keith Jose started building cars with his 1995 Toyota Celica, and soon caught the modification bug. It wasn’t long before he fell in love with the Subaru STI’s looks and sound. Soon enough, that rumble took hold of him, and he purchased [ … ]

Joel Quesnel 2008 Honda Fit TBGLIVE PAS 01

The Honda Fit you see here isn’t Joel Quesnel’s first. After owning a 2007 base model for five years, he noticed how good the Fit's Sport Edition looked with skirts and a spoiler. From that moment on, he knew his next car would be the F [ … ]

Ira Alani Fouquette 2009 Acura TSX TBGLIVE PAS 01

Ira Alani Fouquette Muñoz grew up in Playas de Tijuana, a place known for low-riders and slammed custom classics. When he was in high school in Orange County, the late 90’s Hondas caught his attention and turned him into a genuine impo [ … ]

Edgar Cabrera 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE PASMAG 19

Edgar Cabrera has regarded Nissan’s 350Z as his dream car since he was younger, so it’s only fitting that he was able to build one after all that time dreaming. He knew it was the right platform for him after taking note of the wide var [ … ]

Alexandre Chasse 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X TBGLIVE PAS 20

Having once owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse, it was only fitting that Alexandre Chassé kept it in the family. The Evo has been his dream car since the glory days of his Eclipse, so when it came time to sell the old car, he jumped at the chance to [ … ]

Michael Regaspi 2004 Acura TSX TBGLIVE PASMAG 3

Michael Regaspi's Acura TSX started with humble beginnings as his daily driver and family car. However, being a car enthusiast to the core and having previous build experience with a Del Sol show car and an RSX Type S fixer-upper, it was only a mat [ … ]

PASMAG Nick Green 1 2014 Scion FRS TBGLIVE

Before starting the modification process on his Scion FR-S, Nick Green had little knowledge of the automotive scene in and around his local area. At the time, all he knew is that he wanted a reliable and affordable sports car with great handling. T [ … ]

PASMAG Louis Sierra 1 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

Louis Sierra’s love for the 350Z runs deep. He explains in detail. “When the 350Z was released it instantly became one of my dream cars. To me the 350Z is a special car. It was the return of the Z after it had been absent for several ye [ … ]

PAS Oct Nov 2016 TBGLIVE Steven Crespo 2003 Acura RSX 2

Steven Crespo first caught sight of the Acura RSX while playing Need for Speed Underground 2, one of the tuner world’s most influential video games, but it wasn’t until he purchased his own RSX that he really fe [ … ]

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Second Time's A Charm: Joel Quesnel's 2008 Honda Fit Sport

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Starting Point: Nick Green's 2014 Scion FR-S

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Slam Series: Erik Gillund's 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S

Erik Gillund didn't have any intentions to modifiy his 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S when he purchased it; it was bought as a family vehicle. But after three sets of wheels, finally choosing a set of ISS Forged "Snowflake" wheels wrapped…
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Color Me Wild: Ryan Schmidt's 2006 Mazda3

Wagons and five-doors seem to get all the attention at car shows. Perhaps it’s because they’re different, or maybe it’s because the people who build them are braver than most. Photography by Giancarlo Pawelec / AutoMotoFoto It’s easy to make…
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First Love: Samuel Di Tommaso's 2003 Volkswagen Golf GL

Samuel Di Tommaso got into car modifications as so many of us do; his friends were into it and so he gave it a try. To hear Samuel describe it, his modifications started out simply enough with wheels, suspension and…
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